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Fresh seafood caught just off the coast,
farm-to-table cuisine, or a good old-fashioned burger, and Ventura’s got you! Whether it’s downtown or the other end of town, we’ll take you to our favorites!



Pete’s Breakfast House

2055 East Main Street
Pete’s was featured on the FoodTV show Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives recently, so it can be a tough spot to get a table on the weekends! Healthy and traditional options like biscuits and gravy (my personal favorite).

Frontside Cafe

1070 E Front St, Ventura
A local family-owned spot. Amazing breakfast or lunch bringing the taste of Australia to California. Pastries, beer and wine are served as well!

Immigrant Son Caffe

543 E Main St
Long Ventura residents of an Italian-American family will find Italian-inspired breakfast and lunch! Great family breakfast spot.


Butter and Fold

2126 E. Thompson Blvd Ventura
Coffee and Pastry Bar featuring organic grass-fed, pasture, dairy, and eggs, as well as farmers market fruit and veggies.

Café Ficelle

Two locations in Ventura at 2126 E Main Street and 390 South Mills Rd. Suite B
Coffee and Pastry Bar featuring organic grass-fed, pasture, dairy, and eggs, as well as farmers market fruit and veggies.


Café Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura
Located in “Midtown” Ventura, this local spot has a great patio and breakfast to die for!


Singing Sun Coffee

1930 E Main St, Ventura
Not only is the coffee amazing, but you have to grab a pastry!


Corrales Mexican Food

795 E Thompson Blvd
Locals “hole in the wall” favorite! You can’t go wrong with a good ole BRC (beans, rice, cheese) burrito.


Bagel Rock

2781 E Main St, Ventura
Fresh out of the oven, hole in the wall, locals’ favorite secret spot for homemade bagels.


Taqueria Cuernavaca

1117 N Ventura Avenue, Ventura
Great hole-in-the-wall lunch spot. So good I almost want to keep this to myself! Try the “Quesadilla” for a homemade tortilla.




Paradise Pantry

222 East Main Street in downtown Ventura
Locally owned cafe with homemade food, cheese plates, and wine. Great for a nice dinner or late lunch. There is also an artisan cheese/wine shop connected.

Taqueria Tepatitlan

362 N Ventura Ave
Family-owned traditional Mexican dishes and a great draft beer selection!

Lure Fish House

60 California Street, Ventura
A go-to Downtown Ventura spot! Local seafood, great happy hour, and semi-upscale.


Rumfish y Vino

34 N Palm St, Downtown Ventura
A go-to Downtown Ventura spot with a great variety of food and amazing cocktails and beverages with a great atmosphere.

Fluid State

692 E Main St,  Downtown Ventura
Sweet little pizza and beverage spot! Informal, and yes, it gets crowded!


Rice by Mama

419 E Main St, Ventura
Be prepared for a wait! Very popular and delicious Thai food in Downtown Ventura.

Toppers Pizza Place

1076 E Front St, Ventura
Ventura has stepped up its game in the Front Street neighborhood! Toppers makes one of the best pizzas in Ventura (eh hem, my opinion), and this location has the ambiance and vibe! The hot honey pizza is a go-to. Bonus points for the location being connected to Transmission Brewery!

Pizza Man Dan

Don’t want to leave home? Get your pizza delivered and this is a great option!


Tony’s Pizzaria

186 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura
If you are looking for a traditional (ish) pizza pie, this is the spot to go. They have a great outdoor patio with live music and a beachy Ventura ambiance.



2098 E Main St, Ventura
Kushiyaki & Sake House with just a handful of “bar” seats. This is a secret spot!


Brophy Bros.

1559 Spinnaker Drive in the Harbor
Casual seafood in the Ventura Harbor with great views and a lively atmosphere. Views looking over the harbor back toward the local mountains.


Andria’s Seafood

1449 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor
Andria’s has been in the Ventura Harbor for over 35 years! Informal, old-school seafood with walk-up ordering and family-style seating. You can’t go wrong with the fish n chips!


Model Citizen

70 S Oak Street in Downtown Ventura
Restaurant and cocktail bar focusing on Mediterranean and coastal Californian cuisine. Model Citizen is beautifully designed and has a hipster vibe.


Himalaya Ventura

35 W Main St # A, Ventura
Cuisine from Nepal, India and Tibet!

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