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Reel Inn

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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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun place with a nostalgic feel to it. There are surfboards and other California beach relics decorating the restaurant along with photos, articles and other memorabilia. It's an experience to eat here. The formula, for the most part, is quite simple. Choose your fish, choose the way you would like it cooked, and choose your side dishes.... More 

Thank MaryHunterHiero
Detroit, Michigan
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish every day....my friend had the flounder and I chose the sea bass. 3 ways to have it prepared....cajun, pan fried or grilled. Your choice of 2 sides....wonderful vinegar-based cole slaw, cajun rice, salad, grilled veggies, etc. Also great heiferveisen! Too full for dessert. Great outdoor seating (as well as indoor). Pet friendly. Reasonable prices. Wonderful staff.

Thank Tatia C
Gainesville, Florida
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced with no spice. Greasy fries. Old coleslaw. Burned black charred gristle on the fish and shrimp. This place is as basic as it gets. Not worth the time to stop here. Waste of money.

Thank Jenna V
Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't the most luxurious looking restaurant in Malibu. This doesn't mean it's not a great restaurant, with great food! I have been raised in next to the Mediterranean see... so I know my fish and so believe me when I say that this was some pretty good fish!!

Thank Omatakaia
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 4 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

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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
US$ 20
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?