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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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Los Angeles
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a joint, but a good one. Great and friendly staff. Funky decor. Fairly typical beach front cuisine. Calamari was good, but a little heavily breaded. Shrimp scampi also ok, although I was not wild about the bell peppers, I would prefer a more traditional garlic butter treatment. A nice view across the Pacific Coast Highway of the stormy Pacific.... More 

Thank John N
Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Super casual, fun seafood joint. Nothing fancy or gourmet, but we always have a good time. I will say that, while I usually think of a seafood dinner as a light & healthy option, that's not so much the case here - I usually end up indulging in some deep-fried delicacy with lots of tartar sauce and a side of... More 

Thank Julia W
Malibu, California
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very down home seafood joint right across from the beach, Fresh fish & the usual sides, but dining is picnic bench group seating indoors.

Thank Newsdoc
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very casual place with great fish. This is a walk up order counter place. You choose your fish and add a choice of veggies, slaw, potatoes, rice or salad. The fish is very fresh and they have a solid choice or beers. come in your bathing suit right from the beach!

Thank csolton
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275 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

on a leisurely stretch of the awesome malibu pacific coast thi understated eatery beckons the seafood afficionado who are here for the food not the decor. All and any type of seafood including wild caught fish,shellfish and crustaceans done any way you want. The halibut and swordfish were well done and the clams and mussels were a treat! And best... More 

Thank Idris A
Niagara Falls, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tacos were good, fried Oysters not so good.. great place for old friends to gather.. Grilled Salmon looked good and my friend ate it all..

Thank surfink55
Chicago, IL
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon the Reel Inn when driving thru Malibu. It was perfect. Counter service, really good food and a very pleasant, classic atmosphere. So many restaurants in Malibu are programmed to feel expensive and important yet this one is super for a family that wants to eat well and still have money to send the kids to college! We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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

Thank Nils M

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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, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?