By Tracy Fuga


Welcome to the hidden coastal gem that is Ventura County! While stationed at Naval Base Ventura County, you’ll be connected to three operating facilities: Point Hueneme, Point Mugu, and San Nicolas Island. There are plenty of Ventura restaurants to discover in the area, with a focus on local seafood and Mexican food, along with other types of cuisine and the usual chain restaurants, although they aren’t as prevalent. As you unpack and get to know the area, you will want to find the best places to go out in and around Naval Base Ventura County. Here is a list of some great Ventura restaurants to start your search. Related read: Naval Base Ventura County: In-Depth Welcome Center

Naval Base Ventura County Restaurants

Dining options on post are available in multiple locations. There are three Naval Base Ventura County galley options to choose from: Gold Coast Beestro - Port Hueneme, Pacific Breeze Cafe - Point Mugu, and Island Breeze Cafe - San Nicolas Island. All of the Naval Base Ventura County galley locations are open Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturday and Sunday.

Naval Base Ventura County Food Court

Make sure you verify the hours of operation for the Naval Base Ventura County galley dining facilities on base and the NEX Food Services prior to visiting.

Naval Base Ventura County Main Navy Exchange Food Court

Bldg. 1512 130 23rd Ave. Port Hueneme, CA 93043


: 1 (805) 982-6801 The Main NEX at Naval Base Ventura County offers a food court with the following options:

1. Panda Express


: 1 (805) 982-6801

2. The Cafe WPS


: 1 (805) 982-6801

3. Nathan’s


: 1 (805) 982-6801

4. Starbucks


: 1 (805) 982-6801

5. Subway


: 1 (805) 263-6103 MWR Restaurants and Dining on Naval Base Ventura County

MWR Restaurants and Dining on Naval Base Ventura County

Be sure to visit the Naval Base Ventura County MWR page to check the hours of operation for each restaurant, as they vary.

6. 19th Hole Grill

Bldg. 1537 Fourth Avenue at Pacific Avenue NBVC Port Hueneme, CA 93041


: 1 (805) 982-4605 Before you hit the golf course, grab a hearty breakfast or lunch from the 19th Hole Grill. Standard breakfast fare, including Starbucks coffee products, is available starting at 0700, and you can grab a sandwich or the daily lunch special until 1400.

7. Flightline Cafe and Recreation Center

Bldg. 227 Sixth Street at C Avenue NBVC Point Mugu, CA 93041


: 1 (805) 989-7747 Flightline Cafe and Recreation Center offers a menu that’s similar to 19th Hole Grill’s menu, including hearty breakfasts and daily lunch specials. Grab a signature burger if you’re hungry, or share some appetizers with friends.

8. Kegler’s Korner

Bldg. 1167 NBVC Port Hueneme, CA 93041


: 1 (805) 982-4246 Naval Base Ventura County Bowling Center offers bowlers and spectators access to a full-service bar with food, known as Kegler’s Korner. Grab a drink and a quick bite while you watch the game (whatever sport is playing during that season) and enjoy the background noise of pins falling down.

9. SNI Launchpad

Bldg. 111 NBVC San Nicolas Island, CA 93042


: 1 (805) 989-2225 The SNI Launchpad offers diners a variety of dishes to choose from. Enjoy a KBBQ (Korean BBQ) taco with sweet and savory flank steak or a traditional big egg platter with the usual offerings of toast, potatoes, and bacon.

10. The Hangar

Bldg. 6 NBVC Point Mugu, CA 93041


: 1 (805) 982-5293 The Hangar is a bar that’s available for private parties or special events. Utilize the catering menu to plan the perfect event to celebrate that special occasion.

11. Bard Mansion Catering & Conference Center

Bldg. 36 Addor Street and Bard Lane NBVC Port Hueneme, CA 93041


: 1 (805) 982-4605 Enjoy a lavish, elegant, and sometimes private lunch in the former residence of State Sen. Thomas Bard. The Bard Mansion is the perfect location for business lunches, family dinners, promotion celebrations, or rehearsal dinners prior to a wedding. Call ahead to reserve your space or find out about the available buffet on Thursdays in a private room.

Ventura Restaurants Near Naval Base Ventura County, CA

Top 5 Yelp Reviewed Restaurants

Top 5 Yelp Reviewed Restaurants

12. Cafe Nouveau

1497 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 6428-1422 Your new favorite breakfast/brunch spot is sure to be Cafe Nouveau, a quaint restaurant in a Spanish bungalow. As the name implies, this new take on classic breakfast dishes means you’ll have to choose between the delicious maple bacon beignets, bananas foster, chili verde and eggs breakfast, or the white chili scramble. Decisions, decisions.

13. Water’s Edge Restaurant and Bar

1510 Anchors Way Drive Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 666-3144 Make an early dinner reservation at Water’s Edge to enjoy a hearty filet mignon or ahi tuna plate while watching the sunset. The locally sourced ingredients and handmade pasta dishes ensure you can’t get fresher food unless you catch the fish or make the noodles yourself.

14. Lure Fish House

60 S. California St. Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 567-4400 Come for the clam chowder and crab cakes, but stay for the sand dabs and sea bass. Lure Fish House lures diners in with a wide variety of local and fresh seafood options.

15. Finney’s Crafthouse

494 E. Main St. Ventura, Ca 93001


: 1 (805) 628-3312 Enjoy a night out and treat yourself to some comfort food with a twist. Finney’s Crafthouse offers up delicious buffalo cauliflower bites and truffle burgers served up with local craft beers that make those extra calories worth it.

16. The Cave

4435 McGrath St., Suite 301 Ventura, CA 93003


: 1 (805) 642-9449 Looking for out-of-the-box date night ideas? Hit up The Cave to experience amazing food and wine served in a really cool environment. Don’t be fooled by the exterior of the building in an industrial park; what awaits is a true hidden gem. Top 3 TripAdvisor Reviewed Restaurants

Top 3 TripAdvisor Reviewed Restaurants

17. Spencer Makenzie’s Fish

806 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 643-8226 Two words: fish tacos. People in Southern California are obsessed with finding the best fish tacos, and Spencer Makenzie’s Fish definitely cracks the top 10 of most people’s (and publications’) lists. Try them for yourself.

18. Cafe Fiore Restaurant

66 S. California St. Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 653-1266 The great atmosphere and delicious Italian food found at Cafe Fiore is what draws diners here. Share a pizza and a salad during lunch, or expand your horizons with a hearty risotto or pasta dish paired with a glass of wine.

19. Aloha Steakhouse

364 S. California St. Ventura, CA 93001


: 1 (805) 652-1799 Enjoy dining with a view at Aloha Steakhouse. This Ventura restaurant is known for its location, food, and happy house specials. Start with an appetizer of the aloha platter if you’re dining with a group, or try the coco-nutty shrimp. Diners love the steak options, especially the black and blue top sirloin or the teriyaki filet mignon kabob. Steak is in the name, so it has to be good.


Didn’t find something to whet your appetite? Check out Visit California for even more food and beverage options near Naval Base Ventura County and the surrounding areas of Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Malibu, and further out to Los Angeles. There’s so much to see and sample in the Central Coast of California and Southern California region that you will quickly find your new favorite restaurants to visit or dishes to order, even if it isn’t one of the Ventura restaurants we’ve listed here!




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