Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House Inn

6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura CA 93001

$25 - $50 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 County | 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: 20.00 | Champagne: $25
  • 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
Tuesday
Wednesday
Lunch - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dinner - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Lunch - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dinner - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.  
Dinner - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Saturday
Brunch - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Sunday
Brunch - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Dinner - INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING 5 p.m. - 7:30 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
Apr 14, 2021
RENEE R.

Love this place !! Delicious food, amazing view and wonderful service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 14, 2021
Michele D.

Great place. Great views, relaxing.


Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2021
Craig N.

Always an amazing experience.


Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2021
Ana Maria d.

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


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2021
Lauren B.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2021
Karen G.

You can’t always judge a book by its cover. We were pleasantly surprised everything was great! The reviews are trustworthy.


Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2021
Dean P.

Food was fantastic! A great post Valentines evening.


Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2021
Disa G.

Absolutely perfect dinning! We enjoyed and will be back soon.


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2020
FRANCISCO M.

An amazing experience! And such wonderful staff!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2020
Sally Z.

Beautiful location, pleasant and attentive servers, and good food with nice portions at a fair price. One of my all time favorites❣


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2020
Kala R.

Beautiful spot! Excellent service Excellent food What are you waiting for?


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2020
Sam C.

Excellent Food! Excellent service! Very romantic


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2020
Janet R.

Excellent service! Excellent food! Very Covid safe environment!


Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2020
Alison J.

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!


Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2020
Gary M.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2020
Mary T.

Great food, service, and view. We’ll be back.


Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2020
Michelle R.

Lovely place with great food and a beautiful view can’t beat that


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 02, 2020
Monica R.

La atencion de su personal fue lo mas que Excelente, acompañado del lugar fue increible.


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 31, 2020
Kate R.

Loved it!!!!


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2020
Robert B.

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!


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2020
Alex V.

Excellent food, very scenic dining with great service


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2020
Nancy R.

We enjoyed our lunch outside overlooking the Pacific ocean. Felt like we were in vacation even though we live nearby.


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2020
Heather B.

A wonderful place for any meal! Right on the water and great food!


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2020
Ellen G.

Wonderful views! Delicious food! Plenty of food, more than enough! Great service! Very attuned to our needs!


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2020
Carol S.

Our experience was GREAT! The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and seasoned just right!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Terry M.

The restaurant lost power Sunday morning and had to close, so we did not get to eat there.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2020
Athena L.

I love this little hidden gem :)


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2020
Brandy M.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2020
Pamela C.

First time visitor and certainly not the last! Food was amazing and our server was incredibly patient and kind. Loved the ambiance..


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 02, 2020
Erik H.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2020
Marie H.

Never ate,they closed due to hot water problem.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2020
Walt K.

Our first experience and the food, service, and ambiance were exceptional. Went on recommendation from others and well worth the experience. Will definitely return.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2020
Leana G.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2020
Christina G.

The setting can’t be beat .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Diana G.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2020
Franklin S.

Superior experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2020
Tom M.

All wonderful!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
Joseph L.

One of our favorite places to go for family celebrations


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2020
Kaleigh W.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Kathi F.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2020
Megan M.

Love the Shoals.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 07, 2020
Kenneth and Elisa C.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Steve A.

Really enjoy the Shoals, good food, had the cocounut shrimp but was good but not excellent, scallops were fantastic.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 29, 2020
Denni A.

Service was slow. Drinks were poor! No liquor in them. Food was awsome. All eggs came out perfect and hot!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2020
James D.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Nicole G.

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!!


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2020
Susan D.

Thank you for the great time!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2020
Sally Z.

This restaurant is an absolute gem


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

The best 4th of July ever!