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“Reel Good!”
Review of The Reel Inn

The Reel Inn
Ranked #11 of 93 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Reel Inn is Reel Good. The food is simple and fresh and tasty. Located right off the side off PCH, (Highway 1), the Reel Inn is a go to for fresh seafood. If the parking lot is full park across the highway at Topanga beach and use the pedestrian underpass to get back across. Don't tourist out and try and run across the highway. bad form. Here is how it works: Once inside, que up and make your selection. You pick the type of fish you want and the preparation. Or pick from one of the specials. The setting is amazing. Sit outside in back with great views of Topanga canyon or even better, get your order to go and go back under the highway and eat your meal at the beach. We love coming here. It feels like a get away even when you live here. Just like everything else in L.A., beware the traffic.

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Thank Jack S
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We drove past this little stop expecting great food based off of the reviews. The clam chowder was thick but not very tasteful. $5 for a large sized bowl. We also ordered the fish and chips, the special was red snapper for $7. The breading was very light, not crispy and fluffy like we enjoy. They were very friendly. Overall good food but not the best.

Thank JLL12
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food here is always good. You have to wait in line and order your food at the counter. I would recommend sitting very close to the counter, or listen hard for your name. The guy who calls the names does not always speak clearly. Once your name is called, you go and grab your food from the warming bar and enjoy. I hope this helps. Thanks- Riley

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fish is really fresh and well cooked, cole slaw yummy and relaxed atmosphere.
Long lines are present when people can't decide what they want to order!

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lucky us, we got there on a Sunday by 6:00. Waiting time until we could order was only 15 minutes. The red snapper plain style with veggies and Cajun rice was very yummy. My friends ordered Mahi Mahi, shrimp quesadilla and grilled shrimps. All was delicious and fresh. You order at the counter, pay and your name will be called when the food is ready. It's a great place with outdoor seating, just very crowded on weekends. Valet parking ($3) is helpful. We will come back, but maybe not on a weekend.

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Thank gejaa
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