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Reel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to go if you just want a quick meal in a relaxed setting. We had the fish and chips. This fish was good, the chips were cold, but they were replace. The replaced chips were just OK.

Thank Migdr
katonah, ny
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint roadside restaurant offers informal, fun ambiance (picnic tables, self-service, seating inside and out) and great food. (Fish tacos are a treat.)

Thank profkatonah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very simple interieur, simple nice Patio. Self service. But - the starters and the fish were just great!

Thank Nils M
Mandeville, Louisiana
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a recent trip. The restaurant has a unique way of ordering where you choose you fish, tell them how you'd like it cooked, and then pick your sides. I really enjoyed the food and I thought it was a great atmosphere.

Thank Brook S
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367 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The interior looks the same after 18 years. Casual and welcoming disappointed in the food. Tuna was fine, but not great. Fish tacos were unremarkable. The place was 10% full at best and our food took forever. It will likely be 18 more years before I return.

Thank PismoLulu
Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Highly recommend the fish tacos and any fresh fish. You order inside and seating is both inside and out. Good food - no pretenses!

Thank Pjb428
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of 20 to celebrate a friend's birthday. The restaurant has a relaxed and casual atmosphere with a large menu. As a vegetarian, I appreciated the vegetarian options they had. This is not a sit and serve establishment. Meaning, you go up to a counter and then take your food to a table. They have indoor... More 

Thank Isunwin
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't look at the building....look at the incredible selection of seafood and sides available at this local favorite. We stopped in for a quick afternoon snack on our way to Pismo Beach. We ordered the Clam Chowder and the fried shrimp appetizer; then went outside to listen for our names to be called while enjoying a laid back, casual patio.... More 

Thank Scott A
Bophut, Thailand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found this place by accident on a trip to the beach. Opposite the ocean, you can sit inside or out. Comprehensive seafood menu, order on arrival, full bar service. Food was really really good with prices being average for the area. Crab cakes were best ever!

Thank SG3392
Los Angeles, CA
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394 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Four of us had the fish and shrimp tacos, crab cakes appetizer (cole slaw and 2 crab cakes), and entree (salad, fries and 3 crab cakes) all average. the Boston clam chowder was OK- disappointed that the Manhattan clam chowder was not served on weekends. Good drinks (beer, wine, Moscow mules) in plastic cups. Choice of Boston cream pie and... More 

Thank DeborahandAndy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-456-8221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?