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The Raven Tavern, Oxnard, CA

The Raven Tavern

4.7
4.7
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pub
The Raven Tavern offers gourmet dining in a casual atmosphere. Try one of our famous Hand Pies (steak n mushroom, Cornish chicken, or veggie pie), fish n chips, or our Cross Town Burger - its so good you will cross town to get one.

Outdoor dining available overlooking the Sea Bridge Marina.

Following all COVID-19 protocol.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-7683

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Vera

  • Neighborhood

    Oxnard

  • Cross street

    Leeward Avenue

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available right out front of the building

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ventura County

    Best Overall

  • Ventura County

    Best Food

  • Ventura County

    Best Service

  • Ventura County

    Best Value

  • Ventura County

    Healthy

  • Ventura County

    Great for Lunch

  • Ventura County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ventura County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Ventura County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SB

    StevieB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food.
  2. LE

    iLEENg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great as usual but I was a little disappointed in the happy hour chicken skewers. In the past it was more like a chicken tender or satay stick but this time the chicken was cut up cubes. IMHO It wasn’t as good as before. Other than that. Everything was great
  3. JB

    JeffB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had a great time and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, we were not expecting a live band. The band was not loud, for a live band, but it made conversation challenging. Next time we will pay closer attention to the live music schedule.
  4. C

    Christine

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    $24 for a small Cadillac Margarita?!! And during Happy Hour?! Ridiculous.
  5. TS

    TeriS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, excellent food! Service great, friendly staff. We are definitely returning.
  6. LE

    iLEENg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Happy Place. Our server, Amanda was excellent… as always. We live in community and consider ourselves so lucky to have this eatery in our “backyard “.
  7. DY

    DanaY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lunch with my friend. It was fun. Staff was respectful and service perfect
  8. SN

    SharonN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a good variety of food choices and very good sized portions. It is comfortable and the tables are not crowded. Very nice.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    614 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    614 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very good place for a casual dinner with the pub food very good. I like the Bangers and Mash, and the Shepard's Pie for dinner. They have excellent Onion Rings, too! Friendly servers and a nice atmosphere.
  10. s

    skluvsfood

    Los Angeles

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside patio area. They are very nice & hospitable and accommodate their clientele's requests to the best of their ability (some places just don't even try!). We had the onion rings & old bay fries to start - crispy, hot and seasoned well. French onion soup and sandwiches delicious as well - roasted turkey, grilled cheese, BLTA & special was soft shell crab. It wasn't too much food and served hot and the seasoning was on point, no leftovers LOL! Service from host/hostess to servers was great and everyone here is so nice! I have been going for awhile now when I am in Oxnard & I highly recommend this place!
  11. CO

    CarolynO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 4 female diners, each had different menu items, each thought their entrees were superb! We will return!
  12. LV

    LasVegasLenny

    Las Vegas

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We got a table outside facing the marina. Outside is better because the band is in the bar on Friday is loud. Onion rings, sweet potato fries and Pot pies were very good. Service was competent and friendly.
  13. t

    tpggroup

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our first time at this restaurant. loved it! food was great; service was fabulous; setting was also fabulous. we had a great lunch. ..and hope to be back
  14. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at the Raven Tavern. The OpenTable reservation process was very simple. We were seated right away. We were going to sit outside but the wind was a little strong, common for the area, so we chose to sit inside. Place was not crowded, but then again it was a Monday. Waitress arrived quickly, and food came out surprising fast. Everybody's meal was great. We'll be coming back.
  15. HC

    HalC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was greasy! Fish and Chips........the fish was awful, not fresh, something frozen. Shepherds Pie was just OK! I don't think I will go back!
  16. E

    Eric

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside overlooking the marina. Great atmosphere and great service! The food was excellent and the desserts were amazing!
  17. ML

    MusicLover

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    There is a nice view of the harbor from many of the tables. The food was average. The live music was very good, but it was too loud, and there was really no room to dance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    614 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    614 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good for a casual dinner . I like their onion rings to start with and the Shepherd's Pie for the main course. Service is usually fine, except when they are really crowded. Consistently very good food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is always great. Their mixed cocktails are horrible, worst Margarita I have eve had
  20. AB

    AngelaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, and friendly service.
  21. SC

    SCVdeb

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we have tried here has been excellent. The pies are terrific and of course one of my all time favorites is the Grown-up Grill Cheese, the blend of cheeses, tomato and the bacon make it over the top delicious. You also cannot beat the ambiance it can get a little loud if there is a band, but on a nice evening you can always sit out side and enjoy the harbor and ocean breezes.
  22. M

    Meezy

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at the Raven Tavern. The food is delicious and the service is very good. It’s especially lovely to sit outside and overlook the water. This time though we sat inside as it was a little too breezy and chilly to sit outside. I have recommended the Raven to all my friends, and I dine there often.
  23. KM

    KellyM

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! Thanks for the good food, good service and beautiful setting.
  24. RC

    RonC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was what you would expect for Cinco de Mayo.
  25. t

    taniaf

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun place good beer yummy food outside patio looks over the boats
  26. WT

    WeThreeDiners

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Share new was awesome! She was vry attentive without hovering. She gave excellent advice on food selections. All the dishes were delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chereen, Chereen, Chereen!!!!! Can’t say enough about our server. We had friends visiting from New York and wanted to take them to The Raven for dinner. We had reservations for inside dining due to the wind. When we arrived it was a bit noisy near the bar so we opted to dine outside. The wind had calmed down and they lit a heater for us. It ended up being chilly but here comes our server. The warm and wonderful Chereen. Her personality was so good it should be added to the menu. The food was terrific as usual and we’ll be back to see Chereen.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Too loud! Was hard to hear the waiter.
  29. RA

    RaymondA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to have dinner and the atmosphere was good. The food was very well prepared.
  30. t

    terry

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    To hear Masters of the Past.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    614 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    614 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good pub type food for a casual meal. I like their entree pies, especially the Shepherd's Pie. They also have excellent onion rings and a Manhattan Clam Chowder that is always a good way to start off a dinner. The service has been very good by friendly servers.
  32. A

    Amethyst1

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best part of our evening was the food! We enjoyed a delicious dinner here. I ordered the short ribs and my husband ordered one of their homemade chicken pies. Both were excellent choices. The service that they provided from the hostess to our servers were great! Highly recommend!
  33. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    No lobster in the shrimp and lobster dish. Flute player was good, but the other music was too loud.
  34. d

    dcervz

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very pleasant experience last night at the Raven - Service was good and efficient, food, as always, was food and came quite fast. The dessert was delicious - The music was pleasant and not too loud - We had a very nice Valentine's dinner
  35. DB

    DebbieB

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food on a beautiful patio!
  36. AR

    ArielR

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Music is to loud
  37. CR

    ChasR

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service- food took forever to arrive, then lukewarm and not tasty. Used to be our favorite restaurant in the area - no more 😞
  38. RM

    RoniM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    First time diner on a quiet afternoon. The food was excellent
  39. GD

    GeorgeD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food selection here is varied and broad. The food was excellent as usual. Our server was attentive and professional. Will definitely return.
  40. KL

    KennyL

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating. The food was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Raven Tavern using the Order Online button. The Raven Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-7683.

The Raven Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Raven Tavern

1651 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Leeward Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Oxnard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available right out front of the building

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Vera

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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