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Reel Inn

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
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Ranked #11 of 83 restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Chowder
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Frankfurt, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Seafood at Rell Inn is very delicious. The place is not fancy but the atmosphere is great whatsoever. The fish is grilled and not fried like in a lot of other places. If you want to you can also eat everything with less carbs - the vegetables and the salad is great too. And, I loved the fresh oysters... More

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to the Reel Inn for years and it never disappoints. Great fresh fish and seafood served in a fun and casual atmosphere. We came to dinner straight off the beach and enjoyed the outside patio dining.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sorry, couldn't resist the title. This is a really fun, affordable alternative to the nice but pricey restaurants along the Malibu coast. The portions are ample and tasty. My wife is not given to superlatives but declared the Crab Cakes the best she has eaten, mild with nice chunks of crab instead of the usual tiny, fine crab in many... More

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Monument, Colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When I get to the coast once or twice a year I am looking for 1) Fresh fish that is 2) properly prepared and 3) reasonably priced. You will get all 3 at the Reel Inn. I literally drove past going North on Highway 1, saw the Reel Inn, and turned around to give it a try. I am glad... More

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London, UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is fresh and cooked ok. This is not fine dining, but it's not cheap either. The setting is rustic, sticky tables and lots of paraphernalia gathering dust. Won't hurry back.

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Santa Monica, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Reel Inn is Reel Good. The food is simple and fresh and tasty. Located right off the side off PCH, (Highway 1), the Reel Inn is a go to for fresh seafood. If the parking lot is full park across the highway at Topanga beach and use the pedestrian underpass to get back across. Don't tourist out and try... More

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Roseville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We drove past this little stop expecting great food based off of the reviews. The clam chowder was thick but not very tasteful. $5 for a large sized bowl. We also ordered the fish and chips, the special was red snapper for $7. The breading was very light, not crispy and fluffy like we enjoy. They were very friendly. Overall... More

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Burbank, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food here is always good. You have to wait in line and order your food at the counter. I would recommend sitting very close to the counter, or listen hard for your name. The guy who calls the names does not always speak clearly. Once your name is called, you go and grab your food from the warming bar... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fish is really fresh and well cooked, cole slaw yummy and relaxed atmosphere. Long lines are present when people can't decide what they want to order!

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Ashiya, Japan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lucky us, we got there on a Sunday by 6:00. Waiting time until we could order was only 15 minutes. The red snapper plain style with veggies and Cajun rice was very yummy. My friends ordered Mahi Mahi, shrimp quesadilla and grilled shrimps. All was delicious and fresh. You order at the counter, pay and your name will be called... More

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