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Reel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Chowder, Seafood
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    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
local color, seafood and atomosphere

its like your in a converted barn across from the ocean. lots of fresh seafood with ordering at the counter until your name is called to pick up your food. some nice draft beers and a wonderful outside area available when the weather is right. they have their own parking lot which often fills... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
pandpCalifornia
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california
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Grilled mahi mahi fish tacos, red snapper fish & chips, HUGE sautéed scallops and a pitcher of Longboard.... we all enjoyed our lovely late lunch. The atmosphere was so casual and fun. Will definitely be back next time in Malibu

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

its like your in a converted barn across from the ocean. lots of fresh seafood with ordering at the counter until your name is called to pick up your food. some nice draft beers and a wonderful outside area available when the weather is right. they have their own parking lot which often fills up. no reservations and pretty decent... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Casual and relaxed vibe... sit out side in the sun and enjoy a drink and some great seafood. Love the calamari and fish tacos!

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have only eaten here a couple of times and I don't know why, because it is excellent. Actually I do know why, they only accept cash. The restaurant is casual, clean, and the fish is fresh. The uncluttered menu contains the basics; exactly what you would expect. Anytime of day, the views are great.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We have been fans since 1990! Great food good prices. What can be better in Malibu? You have to wait in line to order, but that's OK Seating is rustic..on benches inside & out & that's excellent..Not fussy!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've been coming here for over 15 years, whenever I am in SoCal. If you like seafood and a chilled atmosphere, this is the spot. Fresh and friendly. Take it across to the beach if you want.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are stiff and gritty after hours on the beach, this is your basic bayside eatery. Fish and seafood fried, grilled or seared and self-served indoors or out at Topanga Rd. junction with PCH. Good beer choices and piles of homefries and coleslaw with your fish. They even have some caesar salad choices. Not cuisine, not cheap, not bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stopped here by chance on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway (while on vacation) and darn glad we did. I had the fish tacos, which were the best fish tacos I'd ever had. The fish was VERY fresh. You order from a chalkboard as you come through the door. The seafood available is visible directly under the chalkboard ...... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If only the food was good this would be a great place. It's on the eastern edge of Malibu, right across from the beach and it's got a great retro feel. You can eat inside or on a nice patio. You have to order your food off a menu board, pay for it at a window and then wait to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have always loved this place but was really disappointed yesterday. The fish and chips were over fried, fish tough on ends and fries burnt, and the coleslaw lacked freshness and flavor. My husband Chilean sea bass (grilled ) was excellent though the portions seemed smaller. Has this place changed hands? Still love the ambiance but $50 ? So sad!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?