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Reel Inn

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$$ - $$$
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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could pass this place without a thought but you would miss a treat. Just before the Malibu town sign on the ocean highway, there is a bundle of fresh fish that can be cooked any which way. You get two sides with your fish: fries, potatoes, slaw or vegetables. The vegetables were al dente, the fish freshly caught and... More 

Thank rlaikin
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reel Inn is good for fresh fish at a mid level price. Nothing special as far as flavor or quality. Good for the family and groups. Take a 1st date else where.

Thank Shane L
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here because we were starving and it was only 11:00 am. They were open. Best decision ever! They are a restaurant and fish market. All the fish they have for that day is displayed in a case. You get to choose your fish, choose how you want it cooked, and then choose two side dishes from the list... More 

Thank TravelingMamas
Genoa, Italy
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very good vibe. You can just chill out and enjoy. This is my favourite dining spot in Malibu. Every time I'm in LA I try and come here at least once, no matter the season the place will be cozy and the food just right. And the price fairly OK.

Thank Vkt_01
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had several meals here and each time it was great. The place is very casual with picnic tables indoor and on a deck outside. Fresh fish dinner with two sides were in the $17-$20 range. Bottles of wine were about $26. Desert was about $5. Fish was prepared really nicely. Tip: if you order something like swordfish, tell them... More 

Thank Lolansky
Mountain City, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

An awesome place right on Coastal Highway (Hwy 1 ). A small informal restaurant that has an incredible atmosphere, wood burning stove Christmas lights!!! The food is amazing, fresh seafood and cooked on an open grill you can watch. We highly recommend this experience!!!

Thank Danny_G_13473
Copenhagen, Denmark
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Classic fish place. We had fish-n-chips, seared pepper tuna salad and fried scallops. Good location overlooking the pacific ocean. You order at cashier and pick up when your name is called out.

Thank WebbDavid
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant while on vacation. We chose it because he loves seafood and I do not. The Reel Inn has several non-seafood options alongside an enticing array of seafood choices. He ordered the tuna steak and I had lemon chicken. Our entrees were delicious, but the side items were very disappointing. The griddle potatoes were... More 

Thank Heidi L
Los Angeles
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It's a joint, but a good one. Great and friendly staff. Funky decor. Fairly typical beach front cuisine. Calamari was good, but a little heavily breaded. Shrimp scampi also ok, although I was not wild about the bell peppers, I would prefer a more traditional garlic butter treatment. A nice view across the Pacific Coast Highway of the stormy Pacific.... More 

Thank John N
Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Super casual, fun seafood joint. Nothing fancy or gourmet, but we always have a good time. I will say that, while I usually think of a seafood dinner as a light & healthy option, that's not so much the case here - I usually end up indulging in some deep-fried delicacy with lots of tartar sauce and a side of... More 

Thank Julia W

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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