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Brophy Bros

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


BrophyBros2Brophy Bros. is directly on the Ventura Harbor and seems to be bustling at all times—especially during weekends and happy hour during the week. Casual, local favorite for many years, thanks to offering the best view in the harbor, Brophy Bros. is a great spot to grab a drink, have a snack or enjoy a full meal.

Head upstairs to check in with the hostess and be prepared to wait. Luckily, waiting is made a lot easier with a Bloody Mary from the extensive bar. Upstairs, primo spots are on the outdoor covered deck where you can watch boats and people come and go in the harbor. Delightfully breezy in good weather, heat lamps are used when the day is cool. Downstairs is a little more closed in, but it’s often a faster way to snag a table and the people watching is always good.

Despite the bustling bar scene, Brophy Bros. is very family friendly, with servers that are used to dealing with everyone from families to couples. Happy hour tends to be popular because of the various seafood items and select beers and drinks available for a discounted price. The dark wood floors and seafaring theme of the restaurant tends to disappear in the ongoing bustle. Servers are fast and efficient at dealing with groups and diners befuddled by the expansive menu.

BrohpyBros1The menu is a seafood lover’s delight, with classic hot and cold seafood like steamed clams, peel and eat shrimp and raw oysters. You can even get a hot or cold selection of appetizers featuring clams, shrimps and other shellfish. Grilled, blackened and fried options are also available, as are salads and sandwiches. For non-fish lovers, an occasional steak or chicken dish can often be found on the daily specials list, as well as a chicken salad or burger on the regular menu. Vegetarians can enjoy a green salad and veggie burger, which can probably be made vegan by requesting it without cheese.

Before or after your meal, enjoy a stroll around the harbor, checking out the historic boats that sometimes make an appearance. Standards like friendly service, clam chowder and sourdough bread add to the continual success of Brophy Bros. And of course, there is the stunning view of the harbor.

Brophy Bros

31559 Spinnaker Dr.

Ventura, CA



Review and photos by Carly Zinderman


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