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.
Love this place !! Delicious food, amazing view and wonderful service.
Great place. Great views, relaxing.
Always an amazing experience.
We went to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and it was great, the view is astonished, the food delicious and the waiting time acceptable. I
We love having brunch at The Shoals. The food is always good and service is good too. We noticed they are trying to fix up the place a little and that is appreciated.
You can’t always judge a book by its cover. We were pleasantly surprised everything was great! The reviews are trustworthy.
Food was fantastic! A great post Valentines evening.
Absolutely perfect dinning! We enjoyed and will be back soon.
An amazing experience! And such wonderful staff!
Beautiful location, pleasant and attentive servers, and good food with nice portions at a fair price. One of my all time favorites❣
Beautiful spot! Excellent service Excellent food What are you waiting for?
Excellent Food! Excellent service! Very romantic
Excellent service! Excellent food! Very Covid safe environment!
Enjoyed everything about our visit to the restaurant! Food was delicious, our service was great and the view was amazing! Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day!
Table Agent did not make the reservation! When I called to confirm our reservations , they had NO record of it! Thank goodness I called to "confirm" The restaurant and food is wonderful, as is the setting.
Great food, service, and view. We’ll be back.
Lovely place with great food and a beautiful view can’t beat that
La atencion de su personal fue lo mas que Excelente, acompañado del lugar fue increible.
Very nice! Especially The ambience, food and service. we were camping nearby at Rincon Parkway it's a nice change from having a dinner in your motorhome! this is our second time here and have to say we enjoyed it just as much as the first time our two servers were excellent especially considering they were getting very busy!
Excellent food, very scenic dining with great service
We enjoyed our lunch outside overlooking the Pacific ocean. Felt like we were in vacation even though we live nearby.
A wonderful place for any meal! Right on the water and great food!
Wonderful views! Delicious food! Plenty of food, more than enough! Great service! Very attuned to our needs!
Our experience was GREAT! The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and seasoned just right!
The restaurant lost power Sunday morning and had to close, so we did not get to eat there.
I love this little hidden gem :)
A beautiful evening. Saw a proposal. Saw the sunset. Saw the moon shine on the water. Food always the best. Celebrated our 3 year Anniversary. Got married at the Cliff House.
First time visitor and certainly not the last! Food was amazing and our server was incredibly patient and kind. Loved the ambiance..
I've lived in Carpinteria for years and never been here. I finally went to celebrate an anniversary and so glad we went! We had a great experience. This is a great place for a nice dinner with a down-to-earth vibe. We enjoyed the halibut with pesto mashed potatoes and the pan-seared scallops.
Never ate,they closed due to hot water problem.
Our first experience and the food, service, and ambiance were exceptional. Went on recommendation from others and well worth the experience. Will definitely return.
Enjoyed our brunch very much in the current Covid restrictions. The staff worked very hard and did an excellent job at providing courteous service. The food was delicious and we will definitely return for another meal very soon.
The setting can’t be beat .
Had a beautiful birthday dinner, with a gorgeous view and amazing food! Loved my seafood cioppino and boyfriend's pork chops, with a delicious Meoimi Pinot and Bohemia. Recommend bringing a wrap/ jacket to fully enjoy the crisp Ventura ocean sunset.
One of our favorite places to go for family celebrations
Fabulous food as always. Great service. Lovely view. Pricey but width it. Can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. Even basic burger was divine! But def bring a mid wright jacket/sweater. Granted was having dinner at 7pm but table was close to the ocean and the fog and the wind was a little chilly. Glad I wore pants, long sleeves but some thing heavier than a shawl would have made it better.
Love, love, love Shoals! It seemed a bit understaffed due to extra CoVid measures (we waited quite some time for our water and bread while the single bus boy was sanitizing tables after guests left) but, as always, the view and peacefulness there made up for any deficiencies. Seafood spinach salad was yummy!
Love the Shoals.
As always, we had an amazing dining experience. They graciously allowed us to wait until the next table opened up at the ocean front, service was friendly, and food was outstanding.
Really enjoy the Shoals, good food, had the cocounut shrimp but was good but not excellent, scallops were fantastic.
Service was slow. Drinks were poor! No liquor in them. Food was awsome. All eggs came out perfect and hot!
Dining at Shoals was a wonderful experience! Due to the current circumstances, dinner was served outside on the patio, which made the ambience even better. The food, the service and the view were all spectacular! It was the highlight of our 8 day trip down the California coast. We definitely plan to stay at the Cliff House and dine at Shoals again in the future.
We have been missing this place for so long. As always, the seafood is EXCELLENT and the staff is A++++. THANK YOU to Shoals for keeping us safe and serving us an amazing meal!!
Thank you for the great time!
This restaurant is an absolute gem
Love the location, food was excellent and wait staff was very friendly and efficient!
The best 4th of July ever!