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Sep 16, 2013 08:39 PM

Any Good Eats in CAMARILLO?

i'm going to be visiting some friends in Camarillo in a few weeks.

Are there any Chow-worthy lunch spots in Camarillo? Any cuisine is OK.


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  1. Wood Ranch is worth dining at. Not brilliant but solid, enjoyable food at a reasonable price.

    Breakfast at Harold's House of Omelets is good and filling although it's about 12 miles or so east of Camarillo.

    Have not been to this place Lure Fish House
    but it might be worth checking out.

    Another breakfast place I want to check out is the Waypoint Cafe at the Camarillo airport.

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    1. re: Servorg

      What's good at Harold's ????

      I've never tried it before, nor heard about, though it would be hard to try if I never tried it before.

      Thanks. As always you are a treasure trove of info.

      1. re: kevin

        I generally have one of their enormous omelets. I think if you get them cooked a little on the "soft" side they are better. Others can say what they want, I've never left here feeling anything but (over) satisfied with my breakfast.

        1. re: Servorg

          Tell me about it.

          I have had way way way way too many "hard" omlettes.

          You'd think it would not be so hard to find a good omlette but it is, especially at those joints that have four hour lines on the weekends.

          On another note, there are few joints that understand the definition of soft scrambled eggs (though Pann's is one of the few that does).

      2. re: Servorg

        We had a surprisingly good breakfast at the Waypoint recently. They've upped their game considerably since they changed a hands a few years back. Get there early, they're crowded (at least on weekends).

        1. re: asimen

          Thanks for weighing in. What did you have?

          1. re: Servorg

            We had Belgian Waffles and fruit. French toast looked good too.

            1. re: Servorg

              Oh, and if you go for lunch on Wednesdays, I think they still have their tri-tip sandwich lunch special.

          2. re: Servorg

            re: Waypoint Cafe - I've been there once and was pleasantly surprised by the food. I had an omelet and thought it was excellent. I remember not being impressed with their coffee and their service not being very good (I think it was just our server having a bad day)... but I'd definitely go back for food (and the view of the airstrip).

          3. Lure Fish house is a very good seafood place. Also in Ventura is the Jolly Oyster at San Buenaventura Beach.!prett...

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            1. re: trojans

              Love the Jolly Oyster. The food truck is only there on the weekends FYI. But you can buy raw clams & oysters from their farms any day of the week. The truck has steamed clams, baked oysters, raw oysters, scallop ceviche, salad and even a grass fed burger. All the seafood is amazing, particularly the oysters baked with bacon & leeks (they bake them just right, not too cooked). Also because it's a state park you can consume your own wine with the food. Cold cooler of bubbly & brews makes this even more awesome.

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              1. Oh, come to think of it, also had good breakfasts and lunch at Zzyzx Cafe on Lewis. A little pricey and eclectic, but good.

                There's a decent Mongolian BBQ place on Ventura Blvd in Old Town Camarillo as well.

                And Bandits used to be good as an alternative to Wood Ranch.

                Fast mexican food - check out Ola's, also in old town - huge portions.

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