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MurrayC
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing remarkable. House wines very average and marked up so greatly as to be a form of aversion therapy.

More menu choices and better wine prices are needed. Overall, okay but saved by the harbor views.

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JosephB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine dinner date. Wonderful food and ambiance. One of my favorites.

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Tana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had reservations but were seated in the covered deck. The swordfish was good but we didn’t care for the salsa and guacamole. The clam chowder and salad were good. The major disappointment was the wine. Poor selection of cheap wine that was three times overpriced. It kind of ruined the otherwise nice meal. I informed the server that the wine selection was a disappointment and urged her to tell management. I would say whoever picks the wine can’t possibly drink wine! I’m sure we will return but we will order beer or bring our own wine and pay the $20 corkage!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
554 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy the seafood here; it can be noisy when full which is often at dinner. All in all the best seafood restaurant in the Ventura area for the price.

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vipWayneS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Year's Eve Dinner with family. Food was good, service was very good, decor a little aged!

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Chris
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Well we love coming here for lunch, But this time it was dinner, Love the mahi-mahi but not like what they have on the menu . I don’t like mango salsa , so I get it blackened with drawn butter it’s so good !
But of course this time I asked for it to be blackened and what I get not blackened , it came with mango salsa ! Now my wife food comes and now I have to wait for my food to get Redone .
Yes they fixed it but now they have it with blackened
Mango salsa ! Please can you get it right ! The first time?

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vipEDnSCal
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun spot, started at the bar door some happy hour treats. Moved at an outdoor table with another couple for chowder and fish tacos.

Reason for 4 stars on ambiance was standing heater was out of gas with no backup on hand.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent local and view. Service exceptional but we had told server we had appointment to make and had not much time. Food outstanding except fish soup - both a little heavy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was alright but not worth stopping at. We both had the clam chowder which was good but I’ve had much better. For my meal I had the crab cakes. The outside of the crab cake was a fried breeding which I was not a fan of. Service was mediocre. After we got our food the waiter chatted with another customer for over 15 minutes, completely ignoring his other 3 tables. The only redeeming quality of the restaurant was the view of the harbor.

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RichardH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's much better than some of the reviews I read before choosing this place. Food was great, but gotta say the clam cakes were not as good as we expected, and although the steamed clams were delicious....they need to wash them better. Found them a little gritty. We asked for a larger table as there were four of us. The long tables at the window are for non-reserved guests? So if you make a reservation, you get crammed into a 2'x2' table....we had to put the condiments on a borrowed chair just so our appetizers and food would fit on the table. But we were with good company, the service was actually very attentive, and despite my critic, it was a good time had by all. They brought my wife a huge slice of ice cream cake for her birthday. Good choices of wine and beer along with other cocktails. I would certainly hit them up again. Overall....pretty nice place.

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maryw
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first choice restaurant for out of town guests as it reflects the flavor of Ventura and shows it off so well. It’s nice,, but casual and the food is great. The ocean views are fabulous. The service is friendly, and attentive and the prices are surprisingly reasonable. The food is always good and plenty of choices for non-fish lovers.

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Finicky
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Poor service. Good food. Did not acknowledge our special event birthday even though they knew in advance. Had to ask twice for bread, which is usually delivered immediately.

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and efficient. Patio dining is nice. Shrimp was excellent . Will be back

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CeciliaR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Too loud for conversation on the patio. Next time I would stay inside. Waiter a bit lax in checking with us

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JanetS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making a reservation through OpenTable is highly recommended... especially, in the summer months. We were seated immediately and we were blessed with a patio table. Service is friendly and prompt. Bar tenders are fun and knowledgeable. We ordered the tuna sandwich cut into fours as our appetizer and indulged on the fabulous salmon salad. The most moist and tender salmon I've ever had! Thank you, Brophy Brothers for being good at what you do.

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Normail
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary!
We absolutely love their bay scallops plate and if course the harbor view.
As always the staff is wonderful from the hostess to the waiter.

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Sharonk
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views of the harbor. Wait staff excellent

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Tfitschen
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy getting there when they open and get a great table outside

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my wife’s Birthday and this is one of her favorite restaurants.

The service was great as well as the food. Great location.

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FrankSB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

How can you not like Brophy Bros.. such a fun great place to enjoy a relaxed meal with the company of good friends. We took some out of town visitors here last Saturday for lunch and they had my table ready & waiting at the designated time of my reservation--good news. The server was chipper and friendly and came over right away to check in while we waited for our guests to arrive. Once we were a complete party, the server got us drinks and dripped back on us while we spent catch-up time visiting and not ordering. Finally ordered. I found the Calamari appetizer a bit chewy, but the clams and oysters on the half shell tasted fresh. My wife wasn't thrilled with her Seabass, but the others had no complaints. I felt clearing our dirty dishes could have happened a bit sooner, but it was a busy Saturday lunch, still... Great setting overlooking the Ventura Harbor. We'll be back again for another try!

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RichW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and service. They actually read the notes in my online reservation and we're completelyready for us.

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vipRandallM
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

On 6/18 @ 7 pm our Waiter Chris G provided the worst service we have experienced in a restaurant in a number of years. I have been to this establishment many times and was looking forward to a relaxing dinner which I have enjoyed on many previous occasions. Unfortunately our waiter prevented us from having a memorable dinner.

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AlannaM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall we really love our experience at Brophy Brothers and we will go back, but it was disappointing to arrive early for a reservation and not get sat until 15 minutes after our reservation time and also not get sat at a booth outside like we were quested in our reservation notes.I also called to request an outside booth over the phone after making the open table reservation and we were told that it would happen, it was important to me because I have a four-year-old child and it’s so much more enjoyable to sit in a booth with him then a chair that he constantly gets in and out of. But seriously other than that we love Brophy Brothers and we will be back many more times as we have been longtime customers.

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vipDoc1
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Location and views are great. Service was spotty, food was average and the one cocktail we ordered was more grapefruit than anything else...

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SandyL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This place was recommended by a friend. The place was too loud and I didn't like that all the doors were open so the restaurant was cold. The seafood Cippiono lacked flavor and there were too many mussels, not enough clams or shrimp.

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DonN
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice meal. Good service. It's a regular for me. I've been going there for years.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I ordered a seated salmon salad and received an overdone dry piece of salmon! The other diners in our group were also disappointed.

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JohnS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Son’s 22nd birthday family dinner. Service and food were great. The restaurant was busy, so a little noisy.

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Normail
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always staff and food top notch!
Dustin was our server. Very attentive and service with a smile.
Seated at our usual table for two in the corner.
Relaxing, joyful ambiance
Watched the pirate and the parrots along with all the little mermaids!
Nice day in Ventura

JT
JanetT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

chowder was good. Of the three fish dishes one of them was dry. Hostess gave us a view table but we couldn't sit down because the floor was so dirty with food. I tracked her down and she had someone clean it up. They were busy with a large group who kept bumping us so hostess moved us to a window seat. Where a jacket it's cold by the windows!

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MikeT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always the standby go-to place in the Ventura Oxnard area. Have dined here several times and always pleased with their outstanding seafood selection and service.

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ArmandM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I got there in the morning and were seated with a nice view of the water. We both enjoyed a top notch clam chowder and some very nice bread. We split a rich and savory garlic clams appetizer. My friend ordered the fish and chips while I had the breaded clams. My friend really liked the fish and praised the cole slaw. I replaced my slaw with a pretty good sized salad and enjoyed my fried clams. The service was friendly and even as it started filling up they were still attentive to drink refills. The food was very good and of high quality. I would happily go back for seconds...or thirds.

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vipKimC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This restaurant is just not like the Santa Barbara Brophy’s. The service is just terrible. I’ve given this place so many chances to rectify itself and it never does. The restaurant desperately needs a new manager that knows how to hire quality people.

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BenJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly by our server with at a table with the harbor view. Service was prompt and our entrees and beverages were great! Highly recommend Brophy Bros for great seafood!

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vipheadroper
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great salmon and wine. Beautiful view of the harbor.

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DebbieJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Bloody Marys. We had a great time for my Birthday. Which is on Halloween!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, nice variety of local beers on draft, top notch service, reasonable prices, but can't hear a thing. They really need some sound dampening materials in here. Each time we told the waitress what we wanted to order, she had to say, "what?" and lean in closer to hear us.

My wife and I each had the clam chowder, and it was delicious.
Me: "That's good chowder."
Wife: "What?"
Me: "I said, THAT'S GOOD CHOWDER!"
Wife: "WHAAAT?"
Me: (pointed at chowder then cupped hands around mouth like a bull horn) "GOOD CHOWDER!!!"
Wife: "OH, YES, IT IS."

I had the ahi with fries and Cole slaw. My wife had the scampi. It was all delicious.

We don't frequently get to have mud pie because it frequently has nuts in it. We were pleasantly surprised they didnt have nuts in their mud pie, so we tried it. It was a honkin' HUGE wedge of coffee ice cream with some oreo cookie crust and whipped cream. The two of us couldn't finish it.

All in all, enjoyed the food and service here, but don't plan on carrying on a conversation if you dine inside.

DB
DianaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Thank u for making it a memorable evening.

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Pretzie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Brophys. Great service good food.

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vipRichardS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, service, fair price, fresh caught, wonderful ambience

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Brophy Bros. Restaurant & Clam Bar - Ventura offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 639-0865.

Brophy Bros. Restaurant & Clam Bar - Ventura is rated 4.3 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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