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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
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Ranked #10 of 84 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Chowder
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Roy, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a fantastic little sea food place between Malibu and Santa Monica with very reasonable prices. The place is like a wooden shack with wooden tables and booths, red & white checked tablecloths and menu's written on chalk boards. There is indoor and outdoor seating area's and attracts all sorts of people from families, bikers, seniors, couples, groups etc.... More 

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Ivins, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After touring the Getty Villa we asked the sales clerk in the Getty Store where to eat for great seafood and she recommended this restaurant. We had fish taco's and claim chowder both were very good. A casual place with red checked tablecloths and a fireplace keeping the inside toasty warm. It was a cool evening and sitting outside was... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped for lunch yesterday. Got there around 12:30 and just a few cars in the lot. By the time we left it was packed. I had the sauteed swordfish and it was the best I've ever eaten. Top quality cut of fish so tender and cooked in a light sauce. We are only in town another 4 days but... More 

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257 reviews 257 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Great "beach shack" atmosphere. We sat outside and enjoyed the December California sunshine and fish taco plates. Tasty fish, good choice of sides and a manageable portion size. Worth checking out

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Belmar, New Jersey
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166 reviews 166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Right on the PCH you'll find this excellent seafood spot. It's across the street from the beach but you still have some great views. The place is very rustic. Order your food and they'll call you to come grab it when ready. Really fresh food. Can get a little pricey, but no more than your typical seafood joint. Excellent selection... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Chowder

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