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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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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Chicago, IL
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon the Reel Inn when driving thru Malibu. It was perfect. Counter service, really good food and a very pleasant, classic atmosphere. So many restaurants in Malibu are programmed to feel expensive and important yet this one is super for a family that wants to eat well and still have money to send the kids to college! We... More 

Thank Thegoodegg
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a place to go if you just want a quick meal in a relaxed setting. We had the fish and chips. This fish was good, the chips were cold, but they were replace. The replaced chips were just OK.

Thank Migdr
katonah, ny
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Quaint roadside restaurant offers informal, fun ambiance (picnic tables, self-service, seating inside and out) and great food. (Fish tacos are a treat.)

Thank profkatonah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Very simple interieur, simple nice Patio. Self service. But - the starters and the fish were just great!

Thank Nils M
Mandeville, Louisiana
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a recent trip. The restaurant has a unique way of ordering where you choose you fish, tell them how you'd like it cooked, and then pick your sides. I really enjoyed the food and I thought it was a great atmosphere.

Thank Brook S
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368 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The interior looks the same after 18 years. Casual and welcoming disappointed in the food. Tuna was fine, but not great. Fish tacos were unremarkable. The place was 10% full at best and our food took forever. It will likely be 18 more years before I return.

Thank PismoLulu
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Highly recommend the fish tacos and any fresh fish. You order inside and seating is both inside and out. Good food - no pretenses!

Thank Pjb428
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 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 

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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, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?