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Reel Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
(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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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a group of 20 to celebrate a friend's birthday. The restaurant has a relaxed and casual atmosphere with a large menu. As a vegetarian, I appreciated the vegetarian options they had. This is not a sit and serve establishment. Meaning, you go up to a counter and then take your food to a table. They have indoor... More 

Thank Isunwin
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't look at the building....look at the incredible selection of seafood and sides available at this local favorite. We stopped in for a quick afternoon snack on our way to Pismo Beach. We ordered the Clam Chowder and the fried shrimp appetizer; then went outside to listen for our names to be called while enjoying a laid back, casual patio.... More 

Thank Scott A
Bophut, Thailand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place by accident on a trip to the beach. Opposite the ocean, you can sit inside or out. Comprehensive seafood menu, order on arrival, full bar service. Food was really really good with prices being average for the area. Crab cakes were best ever!

Thank SG3392
Los Angeles, CA
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388 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Four of us had the fish and shrimp tacos, crab cakes appetizer (cole slaw and 2 crab cakes), and entree (salad, fries and 3 crab cakes) all average. the Boston clam chowder was OK- disappointed that the Manhattan clam chowder was not served on weekends. Good drinks (beer, wine, Moscow mules) in plastic cups. Choice of Boston cream pie and... More 

Thank DeborahandAndy
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Fresh seafood cooked to order right on PCH. Walk thru the line and place your order. Comfortable dining area, reasonable prices, great food, quick service, easy parking, happy campers.

Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We needed a good spot for a quick, easy lunch before dropping my niece at LAX and the Reel Inn hit the spot. Just beside PCH at Topanga Canyon this is a real gem. Order your fresh fish at one counter and pick it up, cooked to order and accompanied by two sides of your choice at another and then... More 

Thank Velolucy2014
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The fresh fish is on display. You select it and they prepare perfectly. A local recommended to us and we will be back. Plenty of other options on the menu as well and a great outdoor seating available.

Thank gtm3
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The fish and chips special can be pretty mediocre, but I always enjoy the fish tacos and the fun casual atmosphere dining right off the PCH after a day at the beach. The beer selection is quite good.

Thank spoilednonrev
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We have being eating at the Reel Inn for many years. After thinking about going there to eat for a few days, we went on Tuesday for lunch. Drove through Topanga Cyn. The food is always good, this time the food was terrible. Some thing was wrong in the food preparation. We all felt sick after eating. Might give it... More 

Thank michaelsF8241KC
Bossier City, Louisiana
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I had grilled red snapper, perfectly done but lacked some spice. Hubby had grilled Cajun shrimp and he loved!! Nice find but would have ordered Cajun spice next time.

Thank Anna B

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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, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: (310) 456-8221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?