The Jolly Oyster Shuck Shack

Ventura, California

911 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
(805) 798-4944

We are temporarily closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and will be announcing our return on this site as well as our social media. Keep safe and thank you for the visit.


Take to go or enjoy a day out with family and friends at the San Buenaventura State Beach Park. Here we offer an outdoor experience where you can either ‘shuck your own’ or indulge in our prepared food menu.

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We give shucking instruction, you are welcome to bring your own picnic and we are a BYOB. The park is dog friendly (on a lead).

Checklist for Picnickers:

  • An oyster knife and a clean cloth or gloves to shuck the oysters.
  • For the clams, a pan and a nice loaf of French bread (perfect for sopping up the broth)
  • Wine and beer (allowed in the State Park).
  • A cooler with ice.
  • Sauces, salads, vegetables, cheese, fruit…


  • The State Park staff at the front desk will provide a 20min free pass for customers who take to go.
  • Anyone staying longer than 20min is requested to pay the State Park $10 day use fee (which goes towards the upkeep of the park).
  • There is free street parking to be found outside the park.

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