The ambiance is great and the food is not too bad either.  Singing by the staff a couple of times per hour – getting the customers involved – very nice.  The view of Ventura Pier and the beach at the Pacific Ocean is awesome.

We have had great experiences each and every we go to Joe’s Crab Shack in Ventura California.

I would definitely recommend this Beach Side Restaurant – After you finish your meal, just a really short drive west will get you to the parking lot to the Pier.  You can rent some Nevou Bicycles and you and the family can be on your way driving on the path up and down the coast.  Very scenic and relaxing.  A Great way to digest and burn off the crab that is served in a bucket – Super Hot!

Beyond this door – there is outside seating where you can hear the waves crashing into the beach and a great kids playground that is fence and well lit at night.   All you have to do is sit back and relax – enjoying the atmosphere worry free.