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The Reel Inn

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old fashioned road house. You order at the counter and they bring you your food. Fish is the name of the game. You actually pick your fish from a refrigerated case. It all looked really good and fresh. The food was simply...More

Thank JOEL S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Monday evening and had three orders. Salmon grilled, ahi tuna Cajun style and rock fish grilled. All three fish were good with the ahi the best! We all shared and it was agreed the ahi was excellent. We also agreed...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Always love to meet friends here for a delicious seafood dinner on the back patio. Cold beer, fresh seafood, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We stopped in on a road trip up the coast and we were very glad we did. When we walked in the staff, (may have been the owner) greeted us and explained the menu. The food was amazing! The staff were all outstanding. The atmosphere...More

Thank Craig V
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Very good tender Calamari steak , you pick 2 sides. Very good red clam chowder! Very good mahi mahi fish sandwich! But....no good on fried combo plate ( shrimp+fish+calamari ), decent sides fries and cole slaw): ugly way to fry calamari rings+ heads, fish and...More

Thank SaltLakeCityFlyer
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After a great day at Will Rogers State Beach, it's time to relax and enjoy seafood and there's no better stop than this. It's a beach-front fish shack, large, comfortable, laid-back and offers a terrific menu for adults and kids alike. A perfect way to...More

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It was a weeknight, about 8:30 p.m. We ordered the fried oysters, but were told that they were out of oysters. So, I ordered the Daily Special, which was "true cod," breaded and fried. Pieces were small and overcooked. Very little fish, mostly batter. Dry...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Great quality and pricing for seafood in this high end town. Parking is awful and traffic is dangerous on Highway 1.

Thank MominOC
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The ONLY thing you can say negative about this place is how your food is served! You order,then have to come up when called to pick it up,just like in and out! A quick fix would be to not let people sit down until they...More

Thank Harold P
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Okay...it's a bit more than a shack, but this superb seafood spot still evokes that casual beach spirit. You won't find a more laid back destination in Malibu...and the food is excellent. It's a big place, and the sprawling deck is the place to be,...More

Thank Dollyamas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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