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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Very good continental food restaurant though mostly pastas and risotto on the menu. Full Bar, excellent service.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Resort
“One of the premier destinations in Ojai, with great dining, spa, and golf. I worked there for years and it's a fantastic place to visit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Book Store
“This is an open air used bookstore. This shop has been around for decades and has become something of an attraction in Ojai.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“It's a bit more expensive than Wholefoods, but it's in Ojai. Almost everything is organic, juice bar, pastries, ready made food.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Azu used to be a favorite but it is struggling with its identity. Used to be fine continental dining but then it became a brewery. Still worth a visit.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Route
“Hiking! Ties into Pratt trail which is directly accessible from the Del Oro neighborhood!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Winery
“Beautiful views, good wine, bring a picnic or purchase food from the food truck while enjoying live music!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Ojai Farmers Market ar 300 E Matilija is quintessential Ojai. So many locally grown and made items. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Ojai, don't let the name fool you! Awesome wraps and rice bowls.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“check out the map of our local Trolley service getting people around from various neighborhoods of Ojai Valley”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Oh dear! When we first moved to Ojai I thought I was entering the third world with Vons but I have grown to love it. Firstly you see people in Vons that belong in some alien bar scene in a Star Wars movie. Last week it was an Elvis impersonator. Vons has a broad selection at great prices, when they have it on the shelf...Really it is not unusual to find them out of something basic, locals explain it by saying there is limited storage but I’m not convinced. Still for the very basics prices can’t be beat.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Located down a garden decorated alley this \ shop carries a lot of special items for the garden and home. It is great for lovely Ojai dish rags, hostess gifts and interesting pottery.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Located in a former chapel designed by Mead & Sequa, the museum building is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great burgers and sandwiches, different kinds of fries. Large selection of craft beers. Full Bar, reasonable. Very casual, eating is at the back of a very large Wine and Liquor Store with incredible varied offerings.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“outside seating, order at the window, eclectic and tasty food. Food can take awhile to arrive at your table.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“The atmosphere is 100% Ojai, coffee is great, baristas are super nice, food is mostly gluten-free and it's connected to a lovely knitting shop called Cattywampus.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Very good continental food restaurant though mostly pastas and risotto on the menu. Full Bar, excellent service.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
“Azu used to be a favorite but it is struggling with its identity. Used to be fine continental dining but then it became a brewery. Still worth a visit.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Ojai, don't let the name fool you! Awesome wraps and rice bowls.”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“outside seating, order at the window, eclectic and tasty food. Food can take awhile to arrive at your table.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Very good food. Mostly open for breakfast and lunch, solid comfort food, sandwiches, burgers etc. Hearty breakfasts at a good price point. Can get really busy especially at lunch time.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Jenna’s Bonnie Lu’s cafe is an Ojai institution. When it’s tourist season there is always a huge crowd waiting. Breakfasts are big and hearty. Retro 50s type atmosphere. Jenna is an amazingly warm hostess who loves her customers. The food and breakfasts are good but a little high priced.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite restaurant in Ventura County. The owner/chef is from a small village in Italy and he produces high quality tastes and recipes from his home. We highly recommend this restaurant.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“pixie margaritas, chile relleno, good affordable Mexican food, patio eating.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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