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Reel Inn

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 87
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 12
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Seafood, Huge Portions!

What you'd expect from a beachside seafood restaurant. We tried a little bit of everything - clam chowder was very creamy with lots of clams. Raw oysters were very fresh. The Calamari & Chips, Oysters & Chips and Crab Cake entree were all solid choices. Portions here are HUGE! Food is very filling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is full of character and the food it great. Lots of fresh fish on display at the counter. Choose your dish from the blackboards and head over to the till to order. The crab cakes are really good and the prawns too. Portion sizes are generous so make sure you are hungry!

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Lenexa, KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a seafood restaurant on the coast and found it. It's only one mile north of the Getty Villa. Great selection; you could eat here every day for a month and not eat the same thing twice.

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Genoa, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

great place, great food. Very fond of the fish that comes directly from the Ocean. You can choose your fish, and have it cooked. You really can order what you feel like, and be delighted. Great people, very professional and friendly.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What you'd expect from a beachside seafood restaurant. We tried a little bit of everything - clam chowder was very creamy with lots of clams. Raw oysters were very fresh. The Calamari & Chips, Oysters & Chips and Crab Cake entree were all solid choices. Portions here are HUGE! Food is very filling. Prices are reasonable for the amount and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A favorite restaurant for seafood & its laidback attitude & atmosphere. Great seafood with varied choices. There are 3 seating area choices: standard inside; upper decked patio and ground level patio (dog friendly) I enjoy all of them depending on the season, the time of day & whether the pooch is with us. Casual dress & fine seafood. No frills.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Right on the PCH is the Reel Inn. It's been a family favorite of ours for years and we visit every time we are in Southern California. Sure, I had to have fish tacos, and they did not disappoint. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is fun. Give it a try soon!

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Malibu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Grab a piece of fish but skip the side dishes. The fish and chips had an awful breading and seemed like frozen composite supermarket nuggets. The kitchen looks a little grungy. It is self service wit a not too attractive atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had the fish tacos. I wanted a simple dish, and was not disappointed. Next time I go back, I'll be a little more adventurous. The menu looks amazing!! There were just so many delicious seafood options! It is slightly pricey, but is a nice Malibu seafood restaurant, so be prepared. The setting inside and out was great as well.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place had EXCELLENT fish and chips. I wish i stopped on my way in b/c 1 meal wasn't enough. My wife had the crabcakes and she loved them as well. Great indoor and outdoor seating. The food is very reasonably priced at about $10-$12/plate. Overall clean w/ nice customer service - explained the ordering process b/c it's a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had seen this restaurant on TV a few years ago and was keen to visit. Set right on Pacific Coast Highway it has good parking. There is a good menu of fresh fish. You order at the counter and wait for the call to say your food is ready. Plenty of outdoor seating or inside if you want to... More 

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Additional Information about Reel Inn

Address: 18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: (310) 456-8221
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: (310) 456-8221

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?