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Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Sponsored by: Malibu Beach Grill

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. FABULOUS FOOD!!
1. FABULOUS FOOD!!
"Just a great restaurant to dine at."
Mybia1989
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2. Great Food
2. Great Food
"We had a wonderful experience. Food was great and excellent service."
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3. Amazing service
3. Amazing service
"Great food and better service."
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The Malibu Grill is an upscale casual eatery that offers an elevated dining experience with high quality food, excellent service, and an dining atmosphere. Voted the Daytona Readers Choice Best Restaurant in 2016 for dinner, date night, atmosphere and special events. Great for a night out, it is conveniently located in the Pavilion at Port Orange, steps away from the movie theater. It also is an excellent choice for business diners or special events with a VIP room and Private Party room available. In addition to the dining room and bar seating also offers outdoor patio with a lake view.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar
FEATURES
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

We had a 4:45pm reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was also prompt but when we ordered two appetizers, we were told they were out of both. They were also out of other menu items. We ordered entrees and were told there would be...a 40 minute wait. Not great but we are patient. Our entrees showed up 90 minutes later with our server coming by every 20 minutes to tell us our food was almost ready and apologizing for the wait. We did not abuse our poor server for the understaffed kitchen but we heard other customers complaining loudly of equally long delays. As an aside, on a previous visit, on Mother's Day brunch a year ago, we ordered the Eggs Benedict, which was a specialty on their menu. The egg yolks were completely dried out as if they had been cooked an hour earlier. It will be a long time, if ever, that we take another chance on Malibu Beach which once was a favorite place to take friends and family. Too bad.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2022

We’re so sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience on you special occasion. It seems we messed up every holiday so we will be looking at ways to improve on these very busy days. I hope you can give us a shot on a...More

Reviewed April 15, 2022

Was headed to Texas Roadhouse and decided to stop by Malibu Beach Grill instead. Boy, was that a mistake. Twice the price for half the quality. My son works for Ruth Chris and I was embarrassed I had even suggested Malibu Beach. It used to...be pretty good. Not last night. The food was really poor for the price.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2022

We apologize for not meeting your expectations like you had on your previous visits, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We had some staff out and it made for a tough weekend as I am sure your son knows what its...More

Reviewed March 10, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I went here for my birthday. It was recommended by a friend. We had the filet mignon, scallops and ribs. It all was FANTASTIC. The staff was Great also.

Date of visit: March 2022
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2022

Hi John, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Have a great day and happy born on day!

Reviewed February 2, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was great. Both meals were perfectly prepared and very tasty. The strawberry shortcake is not to be missed!

Date of visit: February 2022
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2022

Angie, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed December 23, 2021 via mobile

Had a wonderful dining experience tonight celebrating our anniversary. Ambiance was delightful, food was delicious and our server Steve was fantastic. We will definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2021
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2021

Hi Lynn, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

Reviewed November 17, 2021

Malibu Grill used to be a guaranteed five star experience. Not anymore. Lit up like Luby’s cafeteria- there is more ambiance in the local Denny’s. After two crummy experiences- I am doing my part to prevent others from wasting their hard earned money on this...place. Dirty plates, (ask for a clean one, don’t get it) bread with no butter (ask for butter- it comes eventually) undercooked mushrooms and melted slices of cheese on top completely ruined the famous encrusted mushrooms dish- don’t forget to get your own silverware- and when you notice missing crab cakes from your plate- don’t expect them to arrive til your meal is finished- and if management stops by- don’t expect them to be concerned about how awful the experience is. I took my son here for a special celebration tonight. We ordered steaks. No alcohol. We paid $112 dollars tonight, in total. Two of us. Our experience was worth 40... at best. We had to ask for everything- none of our needs were anticipated. The former owners of this restaurant would have been appalled. Doubtful the new owners will care. The restaurant also looks super worn- maybe if you kicked the lights down a notch, it wouldn’t be as noticeable. Don’t make the mistake of taking a date here- there are much better options in town.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021

Hi chloehD6534JV, we’re very sorry that that was your experience with us. We will connect with management on this matter.

Reviewed October 25, 2021

Desperate to get out during this insanity of Covid, I talked Rebekah into going to our local dining spot, Malibu Beach Grill @ the Pavilion in Port Orange, FL. I'd gotten a complimentary card for an appetizer by the management (great folks !!!) months before...Covid kept us isolated and I was eager to use that card. The management honored it and we had wonderful dinners and appetizers ........ and great waitressing service from ANA ............More

Date of visit: June 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2021

We are so happy we could serve you and that everything was great!! Ana will be very happy to read this great review!!

Reviewed October 8, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful environment and quality service. Hannah did an excellent job. Food was great - the restaurant has a nice selection of drinks as well.

Date of visit: October 2021
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malibubeachgrill, Other at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2021

We love having Hannah on our team, thank you so much for the kind words and the stars!

Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

Shelby Fox at the bar is great. She takes care of your needs and is very attentive to her customers. Stop in and say Hi you won’t be disappointed. Also they have gray food.

Date of visit: October 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Thanks for the kind words and Shelby will be very proud to read this! See you soon!!

Reviewed October 4, 2021

We sat at the bar and had Shelby, and she was AWESOME. She definitely made the guest her priority. Our food was great too!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Shelby will be so happy to read this, we can not wait for you to come try out our brunch! See you soon!!

Reviewed September 21, 2021

We went with a friend to celebrate our 39th Anniversary and decided to try Malibu Beach Grill for the first time.. Having lived in San Francisco East Bsy California for 25 years before moving to Ormond Beach found it interesting a restaurant with Malibu Beach...in Volusia County.. Placed an order for my drink well known on West Coast which they had no clue what it was, so had to give them the recipe.. $9 and it was not very good but did not complain.. Ordered a bowl of Clam Chowder and the Salmon entree.. Proceeded to ask if garlic was in the sauces and told yes most of them, so got it with just lemon juice... Asked if mashed potatoes had garlic - Yes, asked if Garden Vegetables had Garlic - Yes - asked about Spinach - Garlic Yes.. So ended up getting a baked potato and steamed broccoli which was not even cooked well, almost raw.. Friend ordered the Salmon with a sauce, said it was just ok, totally overwhelmed the salmon taste.. He ordered the Zucchini side, was just OK.. yeah that has garlic too and onion rings which he did not finish saying they were so so. Spouse got the daily Malibu Chicken & Mushroom with Peas Alfredo Pasta.. Came with NO PEAS, was a runny alfredo sauce with loads of mushrooms.. Said it was disappointing and boring... We all had skipped lunch and were very hungry for our 4pm early dinner.. Did I get my Clam Chowder... NOPE.. and was looking forward to trying it for sure.. Will say we had a very nice and friendly waiter.. He also offered us a free dessert for our 39th Anniversary... We chose the Creme Brulee.. Was it exceptional.. Nope, very wet and runny for Creme Brulee covered with too much whipped cream and unripened small sliced strawberry .. Bottom of barrel dessert for a high end restaurant. But was this restaurant worth the high end costs - they do not even have table cloths.. Nope.. Do we think it is in line with California cuisine.. Heck No... Do they seem to use Garlic on Way Too many Enteees and Sides.. Indeed.. Does everyone like Garlic.. Nope.. did other 2 people in our party start repeating garlic an hour later from their meal.. YEP.. So will we go back.. Doubtful.. And none of the staff or management were wearing masks nor almost all the people dining there... Sad..More

Date of visit: September 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2021

Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We will share this with the rest of the team. $9 for a drink you made up sounds pretty reasonable. The Malibu pasta has micro green pea shoots not peas and...More

Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

We went for dinner on July 19. Our waitress, unfortunately I can’t remember her name (older blonde lady with a braided ponytail) was absolutely fabulous. She took very good care of us. The food was delicious - my daughter ordered the shrimp scampi, my husband...ordered the Cajun pasta and I got the Caesar salad with chicken and clam chowder. Our appetizer was the calamari. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Daniel S, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

Thanks for the kind words and we are so happy everything was great! We can not wait to serve you again soon!

Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

We were looking for something new and different. We stopped in Port Orange and happened upon the Malibu Beach Grill. Great find. The bread was fresh and hot to start with. The wedge salad was great and cheap in price. The Malibu Chicken with mashed...potatoes and fried asparagus was delicious. Robin was a wonderful hostess and very attentive. We will return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Daniel S, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2021

Thanks for the great review and we are so happy we could make your night great!

Reviewed July 8, 2021

Unfortunately this review is different than the 1st review where we "raved" just about everything. We were totally disgusted with almost everything especially the service and the food! Our server, "Geovanni" was terrible from the start! Gave us very little attention and fouled up the...order. Our party of four ordered 2 of the Seafood platters and one swordfish (me) and one of Our guests ordered the bacon wrapped pork filled. This wasn't swordfish and was barely edible! Then the pork dish wasn't cooked properly (pink). Unfortunately, our guests "will never go back" and we will not return again! Something has changed here and unless things change we will pass when making a decision about our dining options.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear we disappointed you. Like you said in your review that I responded to back in 2020 we usually hit the 5 star mark and surpass our guests expectations. I am not sure what happened on your night...More

Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

We have lived in the area 3 years and always wanted to try Malibu. I figured Father's Day was a perfect time to go. All the reviews were excellent. Please don't get me wrong, the service was excellent, the atmosphere is ok. The food was...decent. My chief disappointment was the food. We ordered the trio appetizer, that included Malibu's version of Bone Fish bang bang shrimp, calamari and fried asparagus, served with various dipping sauces. I had read the description of the calamari. It is very different than other restaurants, which is fine. They are cut approximately 1/2-1/3" x 3" chunks, breaded and deep fries. Same breading on all 3 items. Breading on all 3 did not stay attached to the item. Possibly due to being too wet when dredged. Whether you picked up as finger food or used a fork, the breading fell off. None tasted bad, but something got lost when the breading fell off in the sauce. My husband got the filet and lobster. Both cooked and tasted very good. I ordered the seafood platter the fish had the same problem with the batter coming off. But on all fairness, the fish had a good flavor and tasted fresh. Same with the shrimp. They were large, tasty but batter stayed on some, not all. The crab cake. It is described as a large lump crab cake. Unfortunately, I am from Maryland, I shouldn't have ordered a crab cake because Maryland has the best in the world with less than 10% filler. These were approximately 20% crab flakes and a few larger pieces but not much of on the flavor scale. The price for 1 appetizer trio, surf and turf, a seafood platter, a coke and ice tea it was 98.00 before tip. In comparison, just a few miles East you could choose Coastal, award winning clam chowder with tons of flavor and clams. Excellent salmon, oysters, etc. fresh, modern atmosphere and although far from cheap, you would pay around 60-75.00 for a 3 course meal. Go a little further to Aunt Cat Fish's and get the freshest and best fried oysters and shrimp platter or make your own, huge salad bar and pay about 50.00 for 2 meals. Then head over the bridge on Dunlawton take a left on Atlantic a fine a little, nondescript local restaurant that is fast becoming the worst kept secret called Millies. True farm and ocean to table. The chef is amazing. Food is amazing. The price is less than Malibu and trust me, you would not be disappointed. My point is, in this day and age and time, if you made it through the pandemic and your doors are still open, thank goodness. But, everyone is dying to go out and experience food other than our own. Not carry out. Please redo your menu with the times. If your kitchen is short staffed, limit your menu. Just make those items the best ever. In addition, all the restaurants and stores on the Pavilion charge an additional fee that was imposed by the developer and passed on to the consumer. Food is expensive enough without charging an extra surcharge. Sorry, I won't be back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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malibubeachgrill, General Manager at Malibu Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

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Mahi Rockefeller and Tenderloin Oscar are on the menu - I just looked it up.
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The brunch is table service. Everything is made to order. They offer omelets, Benedicts, steak and eggs French toast fresh fruit waffles etc The full menu is available as well. Fresh seafood steaks pasta salad etc try it
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Yes, Malibu Beach Grill offers takeout services.

Malibu Beach Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5