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Dukes Malibu

21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5219
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Ranked #7 of 83 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Las Flores Canyon
Transit: MTA has a bus stop 100 yards down PCH
Description: DUKE'S MALIBU has brought the excitement of Hawaii, Waikiki, and surfing to the mainland USA. The spectacular oceanfront location on the Pacific Coast Highway offers over 300 feet of romantic oceanfront dining and memorabilia from both Hawaii and California surfing history. The Barefoot Bar, looking south into the lights of Santa Monica, is a great spot for drinks and casual food with friends.
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78% Recommend
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Sacramento, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dukes Malibu has some of the best coastal views to enjoy as you enjoy the lively bar scene or dine in the restaurant.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

First stop on trip tp Malibu was Dukes for a late lunch. Drawn by Hawaiian heritage and ocean front location. Was not disappointed in the meal (Opah) or the great service. Mai Tai is mandatory. Returned a few nites later with a large group. Though busy, service was again excellent and the complimentary Moon Pie's helped celebratse two birthdays. LArge... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely a place to have lunch if you hang around Malibu. Not expensive at all despite the valet $5. Great service. Fish is amazing. I defo recommend the parmesan & herb crusted bar fish. You have a good view also on the waves !

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We ate in Barefoot bar rather than the main Dukes reataurant and it was great. Views over the Pacific were amazing, with surf crashing below. Great choice of beer on draft, and fab food, I had fish sandwich which I reccommend. Don't miss the Hula pie for desset but share, I never usually have dessert but this was mega. The... More

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Fairfax Station
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My daughter and I walked into the Barefoot Bar (the outdoor seating area) and got a table next to the glass in the splash zone. We never got wet but we enjoyed watching the waves crash against the rocks that were within inches of the glass. The view was just spectacular! We each had the parmesan herb crusted opah fish... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was in LA for work and had about 4 hours from the time my plane landed til check in time at my hotel in the valley. Why not kill time by taking the scenic route up the PCH and 27. Glad I found this place. You are sitting next to rocks where the waves are crashing. U can feel... More

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Red Deer, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The best fish tacos hands down!!!! Fast service, great views, clear water. We did not have a reservation and it was a busy Saturday. We were seated within 5 mins at a window seat. Amazing! Its a busy place and yes, you have to do the valet parking. Its $5. The convenience is worth it though.

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Fremont, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There were 12 of us for dinner. Our server was just great. Explained it all well, made recommendations, was very friendly and cheerful. Even though there were quite a few of us, we got all our courses very quickly. Food was all very good, but so much of it that you needed to take the leftovers home for another two... More

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took out of town guests to Dukes, Malibu, last evening and were pleased, as usual, with the food, the service and, of course, the view. We had a window table and watched the waves crashing and the sun setting. Our waiter, John, was great - he gave us good recommendations for both food and drink. All of us had... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place!! We were a little worried it might be too expensive or formal since it was in Malibu. But no problem! You do have to pay $4 for valet but that's not too bad. The grilled fish tacos were so flavorful and just the right amount of cabbage to give it that crunch. :) My husband tried... More

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