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Malibu Seafood

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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25653 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
310-456-3430
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 25
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Squid and Scallops - outstanding

The little, no frills, off the beaten path eateries are often the best and most memorable. In this case, it's not so off the beaten path because it's right along the Pacific Coast Highway just before you get to Malibu. The worst part about the place is the wait. But what would you expect from any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Michael A
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The little, no frills, off the beaten path eateries are often the best and most memorable. In this case, it's not so off the beaten path because it's right along the Pacific Coast Highway just before you get to Malibu. The worst part about the place is the wait. But what would you expect from any place that all the... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to have lunch if you're on the Pacific Coast Hwy passing by. Wooden picnic type tables can accommodate a car-load of you. You order inside the shack at the counter and collect your order outside at the window. It's covered outdoor seating with a view over the hwy out towards the sea. Absolutely the best... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

First of all, the food is good. Seafood. And being directly across the street from the ocean one feels that it should be. By the way, if you are staying at the Malibu RV park then you can walk next door to this restaurant! Now for the ambience. After you get your food, you walk up a rather steep driveway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The fish and chips were absolutely delicious! The batter was very light and crispy. Generous portions of fish! The clam chowder was rich and creamy and full of clams.

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Malibu, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a great little spot to stop in for a fresh seafood lunch including a very tasty calamari sandwich. It can get quite crowded but if you are luck enough to snag a table, enjoy some freshly caught fish and a beautiful view.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent fresh seafood, good prices, and unbeatable view! Even though parking is a challenge and the line may be long, people come and go quickly, and it's absolutely worth the wait. While you're in line to order, don't forget to pick up copies of some great recipes too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped here at about 11.45am on a hot August drive along the coast road and were delighted by the lunch we had! There wasn't much queue when we arrived but by the time we left it was heaving.. so I guess expect to wait in peak months like August. But we found the experience quick, easy and really tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

People think the local stars are all eating at the posh places, well, not true. They're here at Malibu Seafood, chowing down on fried shrimp and clams and oysters sitting at picnic tables with the rest of us. My movie star friend took me there, and we go back whenever I am staying there. The seafood is sparkling fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

customers are lined out the door for great seafood. reminds me of webbers burgers in MUSKOKA Canada. a must stop for a quick bite to eat

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband took me to this place and told me this is one of the best place in Malibu for fresh sea food. The restaurant is across the ocean. It was past lunch time, hence, the place according to my husband is not that busy anymore. He said the line there can be very long. It took almost an hour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: 310-456-3430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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