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Reel Inn

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American, Seafood, Chowder
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
A great joint

The real Inn is across the street from the ocean on PCH. It's a joint with really fresh fish. We both had the Halabut with their coleslaw. For a drink I had a really tasty dark beer. The fish was really fresh, a good size dish, and delicious. Usually there's a line to order but we got there on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
jeremy t
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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673 reviews 673 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
1,805 helpful votes 1,805 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The real Inn is across the street from the ocean on PCH. It's a joint with really fresh fish. We both had the Halabut with their coleslaw. For a drink I had a really tasty dark beer. The fish was really fresh, a good size dish, and delicious. Usually there's a line to order but we got there on the... More 

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Denton, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch at Reel Inn because the special of the day, Red Snapper with fries and coleslaw was "all of $6.95" and the portions were more than adequate and the fish was delicious! We also had a bowl of the white clam chowder and it was so full of chopped clams that it was darn near in solid... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We loved the laid back atmosphere. We first are here for lunch and sat outside...food was wonderful...I had shrimp tacos and my friend had the grilled halibut and fried oysters... We liked to so much we returned the next day for dinner and had the same thing...Highly recommended!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice place. Order at counter and seat yourself. Food good for price paid. Some fish selections are farm raised and not fresh. Great place to have fun with friends.

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I visited this place in august 2013. From the first time I loved the surfer decoration, and the views. The food was good, I tried the prawns wich were fresh and tasty and my husband tried the cajun salmon, very flavourly. The place really worths a visit.

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Roy, Utah
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'm glad we got here before the rush. Though the place is so popular I am sure there is always a rush and we just happened to arrive at a low and grab a table inside as it was a bit chilly and breezy from the Santa Ana's for sitting outside. Luckily we got a window seat so we could... More 

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South Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped here because they had a large parking lot and we were in our 40 foot RV. They were nice enough to let us park our big rig here! We also had our dog with us, also OK to bring her out on the patio. They have a very extensive menu, all kinds of fresh fish and they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was driving down the PCH through Malibu and happened upon this place. Great FRESH fish, very comfortable and totally unpretentious atmosphere. Above all else, reasonable as well. You can't go wrong. Don't miss it!!

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Pioneer, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They have a great place inside and out. Bring your pup and have a meal in the back patio. I don't usually eat fried food but decided to take a chance and couldn't be happier. I had the shrimp and it was the best fried/battered shrimp I ever had, fresh and tasty. They have a good assortment of beers available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went to the Reel inn back in July 2014, after reading about it here in London before my trip to LA. I was so excited to see it as I drove down the PCH hungry after a day exploring LA and the surrounding area. I went in and joined a long Line to place my Order, this moved quite... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?