Ventura has always been about being outdoors. We bask in sunny warmth almost all year. And now, with COVID-19 concerns, Ventura is putting our fine outdoors to good use. From downtown Main Street (now closed to traffic so restaurants can put tables out in the street), to Ventura Harbor’s Seaside Takeout Zone (buy takeout at a Harbor restaurant, and walk to the designated grass area at the north end of the shops and restaurants), to restaurants on South Seaward (get to go and walk two minutes to the beach), outdoor dining options in Ventura are limited only by your imagination (take a Tony’s Pizza straight up to Grant Park, and eat it, still hot, with a gorgeous panoramic view) and your comfort level.
Because, above all, we want you to feel — and be — safe.
And, with safety in mind for everyone, please wear a mask. Yes, wearing a mask is now a California-wide mandate; face coverings are now required in common and public indoor spaces, and outdoors when distancing is not possible. But, while a mandate, it is also simply a heartfelt request, based on the latest science, asking us to do what is best for everyone.
Here are some of Ventura’s many outdoor dining options. And, in this ever-changing world, we will do our absolute best to keep this updated. Also, a good idea to call the restaurant to make sure they are open. In these challenging times, many restaurants are adjusting their hours on the fly. One phone call will ensure you have a lovely outdoor dining experience.