Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura CA 93001

Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating

While culinary temptations beckon from Santa Barbara to Ventura, some of the area's finest dining takes place right at The Shoals Restaurant. The innovative cuisine features the freshest of seasonal American ingredients, its flavors, and textures matched only by the beauty of its presentation. The Shoals presents an ever-changing menu specializing in fresh local seafood and produce and offers both indoor or alfresco seating beside the blue Pacific. And for those special business meetings and banquets, the Shoals provides an unforgettable venue. The Shoals is open every night for dinner and almost every day for lunch, with brunch available on Saturdays and Sundays. The Lunch is closed Mondays.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura CA 93001
  • Cross Street: Breakers Way
  • Location: | Ventura
  • Location: | Ventura
  • Cuisine: American | Asian | California | Contemporary | Mediterranean | Mexican | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 | Champagne: $20
  • Phone: (805) 652-1381
  • Features: Ocean View, Hotel Dining, Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  
Tuesday
Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  
Wednesday
Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  
Thursday
Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  
Friday
Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  
Saturday
Dining Room | Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  
Sunday
Dining Room | Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We have made staff and procedure modifications consistent with the Calif. and Ventura County Health recommendations. We ask customers to respect social distancing and wear face covering. We only allow parties sitting together from the same household.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
Debbie B.

Love the location, food was excellent and wait staff was very friendly and efficient!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Claudia R.

The best 4th of July ever!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Andrea C.

Love the setting and service here. During this trying time they are practicing safe distancing and cleanliness, without sacrificing the food and service. We sat outside and had perfectly chilled wine, and the steamed clams were divine. We also had a seafood spinach salad that didn't skimp on the seafood - 3 perfectly cooked scallops and 3 jumbo shrimp. One small complaint - too much dressing on the salad, but we were out of practice asking for light dressing, so our fault. Definitely recommend!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Christine C.

We had a lovely time, lovely food and adequate service. No offense to our server, he gave good service but he was the only server for quite a few tables. Lastly, while the property is stunning, the building and restroom could use a little sprucing up.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
David C.

We were socially distanced And we were very pleased with the service we received


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
J. Michael R.

The food and the service were both top-rate. We were seated as soon as we arrived at our reservation time. We enjoyed an unhurried meal, with attentive service. I have no suggestions for improved service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
Mena A.

Excellent as always!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
JoAnne T.

They had just reopened after the Corona virus shutdown. The food was delicious, they seemed to have the guidelines under control. It was Father's Day Brunch, they were very busy even with the reduced amount of tables. There were several large parties including mine. They probably should have had another waiter on duty that day, the wait staff were running like mad and doing an admirable job under the circumstances. We had a wonderful time. This is a favorite place for our family to meet and it did not disappoint.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
SHAYNA N.

With everything that's been going on in this crazy world, our Shoals experience was a delightful break. We ate on one of the tables on the lawn and as always the view was lovely. I had the local mussels - they were delicious, plump and perfectly cooked. Hubby had a burger, which he always loves (I get his salad! Bonus for me with the basil lemon vinaigrette.) With hubby's delicate health we were pleased to see that the staff was following current regulations for public health and safety - wearing masks, cleaning properly. It was a lovely and much needed outing for us. Thank you for doing such a great job!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2020
Christina L.

My salmon was spectacular!! Unfortunately, John the birthday boy's steak was under-cooked: a little gristle. The location and ambiance is second to none. some rude guests, but Shoals can't control that. Still we plan to return for birthdays and special occasions! We drive up from LA. Always feels like a vacation!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 25, 2020
Jody S.

Perfect SoCal outdoor dining experience, poolside on the ocean. Nice wines. Great food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 22, 2020
Anson W.

Nice experience. Inn could use updating.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 23, 2020
Stacey B.

We love this place. But as usual they were understaffed. Very busy on Father’s Day. Many large parties and only 2 servers. So other than not having enough staff, we enjoyed our brunch.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 22, 2020
ganea l.

Dinner was delicious, including the appetizer, entree, and dessert. The service was also very good. Of course, the ocean view with the lovely pool in the foreground, helped the ambiance a great deal. Guests, both inside and out, were obviously happy to be enjoying a night out, breathing the fresh sea air and stretching their arms. The only issue with the place is it’s warn out physical space. New carpeting, and a fresh paint job would help immensely.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 04, 2020
Michelle M.

They didn't have our reservations when we arrived. They were able to accomodate but was not impressed with not having it expecially since we were staying at the hotel for a few nights. Been coming here for many years. so that needs some work to correct this issue. Otherwise still a lovely restaurant and the pear goat cheese salad is why I come back again and again.