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Reel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had several meals here and each time it was great. The place is very casual with picnic tables indoor and on a deck outside. Fresh fish dinner with two sides were in the $17-$20 range. Bottles of wine were about $26. Desert was about $5. Fish was prepared really nicely. Tip: if you order something like swordfish, tell them... More 

Thank Lolansky
Mountain City, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome place right on Coastal Highway (Hwy 1 ). A small informal restaurant that has an incredible atmosphere, wood burning stove Christmas lights!!! The food is amazing, fresh seafood and cooked on an open grill you can watch. We highly recommend this experience!!!

Thank Danny_G_13473
Copenhagen, Denmark
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281 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic fish place. We had fish-n-chips, seared pepper tuna salad and fried scallops. Good location overlooking the pacific ocean. You order at cashier and pick up when your name is called out.

Thank WebbDavid
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant while on vacation. We chose it because he loves seafood and I do not. The Reel Inn has several non-seafood options alongside an enticing array of seafood choices. He ordered the tuna steak and I had lemon chicken. Our entrees were delicious, but the side items were very disappointing. The griddle potatoes were... More 

Thank Heidi L
Los Angeles
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a joint, but a good one. Great and friendly staff. Funky decor. Fairly typical beach front cuisine. Calamari was good, but a little heavily breaded. Shrimp scampi also ok, although I was not wild about the bell peppers, I would prefer a more traditional garlic butter treatment. A nice view across the Pacific Coast Highway of the stormy Pacific.... More 

Thank John N
Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Super casual, fun seafood joint. Nothing fancy or gourmet, but we always have a good time. I will say that, while I usually think of a seafood dinner as a light & healthy option, that's not so much the case here - I usually end up indulging in some deep-fried delicacy with lots of tartar sauce and a side of... More 

Thank Julia W
Malibu, California
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Very down home seafood joint right across from the beach, Fresh fish & the usual sides, but dining is picnic bench group seating indoors.

Thank Newsdoc
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Very casual place with great fish. This is a walk up order counter place. You choose your fish and add a choice of veggies, slaw, potatoes, rice or salad. The fish is very fresh and they have a solid choice or beers. come in your bathing suit right from the beach!

Thank csolton
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297 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

on a leisurely stretch of the awesome malibu pacific coast thi understated eatery beckons the seafood afficionado who are here for the food not the decor. All and any type of seafood including wild caught fish,shellfish and crustaceans done any way you want. The halibut and swordfish were well done and the clams and mussels were a treat! And best... More 

Thank Idris A
Niagara Falls, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Tacos were good, fried Oysters not so good.. great place for old friends to gather.. Grilled Salmon looked good and my friend ate it all..

Thank surfink55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-456-8221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?