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Reel Inn

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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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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If there's too long a line at Malibu Seafood, I'll head over to Reel Inn for a very similar meal. Used to be my favorite until we discovered Malibu Seafood. Still both great and unique and reasonable in price. Excellent second best!

Thank Howard F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I forget about this place even thought we pass it all of the time. It looks super casual, but it is easy to spend 25-40 per person.

Thank kellyp400
Nairobi, Kenya
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a friendly fishy place, and the kids just loved it, as did my daughter and I. Enjoy the subway under the highway to and from the oceanside.

Thank Michael E
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the style of this place. Very cool you can see the fish they have available. You choose your fish and how you want it prepared and two sides. So worth the money they give you a huge plate of food I could not finish mine. Fresh fish as expected. Will return next time we are in Malibu

Thank Robin M
Dacula, Georgia
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I gave this 4 stars because it was cute and the food was good. We really wanted a sit down restaurant and this is counter service. The food came out really quick which was nice. Definitely not a romantic place ;)

Thank Lhutch72
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you'll have to compete with surfers for parking but you'll know you're at the reel in as soon as you see it three neon red fishes flashing in front. if you're going to eat on the wrong side of the highway Malibu Seafood was recently voted a better bet. Reel meantime has fresh fish okay slaw and other sides. there... More 

Thank kmalibu
Malibu, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Causal comfortable and popular place that is reasonably priced for the quality of food and location.

Thank MalibuDiversMermaid
Los Angeles, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Across from Topanga State Beach lies this little roadside gem called the "Reel Inn"-a lovely fishing pun. :) Delicious seafood (I recommend the tuna and the clam chowder) and fun people watching to boot. It does get very busy and the ordering/pick-up can be confusing but utilize your beach sense and take it easy while your food is prepared.

1 Thank napakettu7
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Every time we are in or near Malibu we never miss a lunch at the Reel Inn. Some of the best fish in the entire LA area. Atmosphere is totally CA. Nothing fancy just great food and service. Descent prices.

Thank jfo2000
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and fast service. The food was very good. Recommend the Cajun spice. Grilled only was a little bland. Cajun was not too spicy (for someone who doesn't like hot and spicy food). Nice atmosphere.

Thank Atgamo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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