Top 14 Local-Approved Restaurants

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Get ready for good food and good vibes!

When it comes to finding the hottest restaurants in town, who better to trust than the Ventura County Coast community? We asked residents for the inside scoop on where everyone’s eating these days, and their answers will not disappoint. Dine like a local in all four cities!


Lure Fish House

259 W Ventura Blvd

You’ll feel whisked away to paradise dining outside under bistro lights on the spacious patio. Enjoy the fresh air, a vibrant atmosphere and the amazing taste of fresh-caught seafood and local wines. With a variety of specialty cocktails, a full oyster bar and produce straight from nearby farms, your taste buds are in for a treat.

 📷: Lure Fish House

SLATE Bistro & Craft Bar

4850 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo

SLATE fuses culinary masterpieces with a trendy atmosphere to create a memorable dining experience. Order delicious shareable plates for a fun outing with friends, or indulge in a rich entree and dessert for two on a romantic date night. Pair your meal with a refreshing craft cocktail (watermelon mojito, anyone?), or choose from a full wine and beer list.

 📷 SLATE Bistro & Craft Bar

Twenty 88 Gourmet Fusion & artfully crafted cocktails in Camarillo, CA

Twenty 88 Gourmet Fusion

2088 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010

A delightful fusion of American and international flavors, Fusion Bistro in Camarillo won’t disappoint your palette. The eatery’s creative menu is nothing short of amazing. From Mazatlan shrimp starters to gourmet entrees, the menu is a delight for any food enthusiast.

 📷 @Twenty88Bistro

Waypoint Cafe

325 Durley Ave, Camarillo, CA

One of the most popular breakfast and lunch spots is at Camarillo Airport’s Waypoint Cafe. Situated just off the runway, watch aviators take off and land while you enjoy some of the most amazing American fare in Camarillo. Looking to satisfy your sweet-tooth? Check out Waypoint’s handmade ice cream milkshakes made with premium ingredients and homemade whipped cream.

📷 @waypointcafecamarillo

Waypoint Cafe at Camarillo Airport.


Paradise Pantry

222 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001

Immerse yourself in local Ventura culture at this restaurant, market, cheese counter and wine shop. Owners Kelly and Tina strive to support Ventura County Coast farms and small businesses, and they work hard to serve organic, natural and delicious food. Trust us— their gourmet cheeses and wines make an excellent pair. 

 📷 @paradisepantrymarket

Palm & Boy Coffee + Acai 

451 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001

You’ll fit right in with a colorful acai bowl and iced latte in hand! This charming coffee shop specializes in Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls packed with superfoods, fruits, granola and more. Take it to go and explore the bustling beach town, or stay a while on their pretty patio. 

 📷 @palmandboy

Brophy Brothers Seafood in Ventura, CA

Brophy Bros.

1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA

There’s nothing like enjoying fresh seafood with a bird’s eye view of Ventura Harbor Village and the surrounding mountains. Feast on fresh oysters, seabass, and one of the best clam chowders in all of Ventura County. The Bros make some of the best margaritas and craft cocktails that won’t disappoint.  Located on the coast’s beloved Ventura Harbor Village.

Rice By Mama

419 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001

Treat yourself to some amazing Thai food in Downtown Ventura. Loved by locals and visitors alike, you can’t go wrong with Momma’s. From Pad Thai, Tofu, Rice, and Mama’s specials, everything on this menu is delicious.  Rice by Mama’s also brewed Thai and Bubble (Boba) teas.

Rice by Momma Thai Food.
Restaurants at Ventura Pier & Promenade

Ventura Pier & Promenade

750 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA

One of the coast’s crown jewels, the Ventura Promenade is home to 3 local favorite restaurants and 1 craft brewery. Looking for the best fish tacos? Beach House Tacos will without a doubt satisfy your taco cravings. Looking for classic seafood and fare? Beach House Fish has everything from classic seafood dishes to fusion inspired creations. Upstairs from Beach House Fish is the celebrated Made West Brewery tasting room. There’s no better place to catch a sunset while sipping craft brews. For those wanting a complete dining experience check out Aloha Steak House for surf and turf entrees, full bar, and deserts. Moofish located inside the Crown Plaza Hotel provides seasonal flavors with weekly changes to their gourmet menu.




La Dolce Vita 1901

740 South B Street 

Life is sweet at this Italian-Mediterranean restaurant, featuring family recipes that taste phenomenal (and are easy on the eyes, too!). Located in the beautiful Heritage Square, La Dolce Vita 1901 combines rustic Tuscan decor with a SoCal flare for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Plus, venture downstairs to a full speakeasy bar and grab a specialty cocktail served with house made liquor!

 📷 @ladolcevita1901

La Dolce Vita at Heritage Square in Oxnard.
Tierra Sur in Oxnard, CA.

Tierra Sur

3201 Camino Del Sol Oxnard, CA 93030

Ignite your senses with the seasonal menu of locally-sourced produce at Tierra Sur. Dedicated to positive relationships with farmers and suppliers, the chefs and staff take pride in creating noteworthy recipes that highlight the flavors of each farm-fresh ingredient. Dine lavishly with their thoughtfully-crafted courses and wine pairings.

 📷 @tierrasur805

Oxnard Taco Trail

Looking for tacos? The Oxnard Taco Trail is your path to taco heaven. Oxnard is home to a wide variety of regional Mexican restaurants, taco trucks, and eateries that are nothing short of phenomenal. Go to Visit Oxnard’s taco trail page to get the guide that includes discounts at select eateries.

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Oxnard Taco Trail

Port Hueneme

Surfside Seafood in Port Hueneme

Surfside Seafood

550 E. Surfside Drive

Keep the chill, casual vibe alive while you grab a bite right on the beach in Port Hueneme. Seafood lovers will rejoice at the menu, which is full of favorites like ahi tacos, fish and chips and freshly-made clam chowder.

 📷 @surfsideseafood

Pho Saigon

826 North Ventura Road

This family-run restaurant not only serves up some of the best homemade Vietnamese cuisine in town, but also offers a wholesome, inviting atmosphere that’ll make you feel at home. With recipes that come from owner Cindy’s mother and relatives, that warm bowl of Pho is guaranteed to fill you with comfort.

 📷 @phosaigonoxnard

pho Saigon in Port Hueneme

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Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.



An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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