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“Good Seafood...not actually in Malibu”
Review of Reel Inn

Reel Inn
Ranked #8 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Malibu, California, United States
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627 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Good Seafood...not actually in Malibu”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

You will find the Reel Inn just past the where Topanga intersects with the PCH. This is not actually in Malibu but close enough and worth a visit. Fresh fish, rustic environment, fun spot with decent service.

Visited January 2014
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Topanga, California, United States
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Casual and Good”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you don't mind so so seating and serve yourself dining, the food here is really good. The price is fair, also.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, food is so so.”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We ordered fish and chips, fried calamari and wine, and everything was just okay. Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market and Patio Cafe would be the example of perfect fish and chips to my taste. Reel Inn though is a really pleasant beach cafe to spend an afternoon. We had a good time with friends after a long walk along the beach. It was not crowded at all and we enjoyed seating on the shady patio.

  • Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great Value, Fun atmosphere.”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Quick seafood - baskets and benches. Feels like a local haunt. I had shrimp tacos, my wife had scallops and Cajon rice. Not a lot of seasoning, but fresh and tasty.

Visited February 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Scenic view, fresh fish”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is right off the pacific coast highway in Malibu. It's vert casual. You'd fit right in walking in with sandals and a tank top. Pick your fish, and they call you when your plate is ready. I was surprised at how much food they gave me for the price. I had the sautéed tilapia because it was recommended by a tv show I had seen. It did not disappoint - it was bursting with flavor. Lots of beers on tap, too. Of course, the view was amazing. 5 stars.

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