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Reel Inn

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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fresh seafood cooked to order right on PCH. Walk thru the line and place your order. Comfortable dining area, reasonable prices, great food, quick service, easy parking, happy campers.

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Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We needed a good spot for a quick, easy lunch before dropping my niece at LAX and the Reel Inn hit the spot. Just beside PCH at Topanga Canyon this is a real gem. Order your fresh fish at one counter and pick it up, cooked to order and accompanied by two sides of your choice at another and then... More 

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Thank Velolucy2014
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The fresh fish is on display. You select it and they prepare perfectly. A local recommended to us and we will be back. Plenty of other options on the menu as well and a great outdoor seating available.

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Thank gtm3
USA
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The fish and chips special can be pretty mediocre, but I always enjoy the fish tacos and the fun casual atmosphere dining right off the PCH after a day at the beach. The beer selection is quite good.

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Thank spoilednonrev
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have being eating at the Reel Inn for many years. After thinking about going there to eat for a few days, we went on Tuesday for lunch. Drove through Topanga Cyn. The food is always good, this time the food was terrible. Some thing was wrong in the food preparation. We all felt sick after eating. Might give it... More 

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Thank michaelsF8241KC
Bossier City, Louisiana
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I had grilled red snapper, perfectly done but lacked some spice. Hubby had grilled Cajun shrimp and he loved!! Nice find but would have ordered Cajun spice next time.

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Thank Anna B
Malibu, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Reel Inn is a classic Malibu location. I seem to always bump into folks wearing their t shirt at any beach around the world. And there is good reason. It's one of those people that has history and longevity. The atmosphere is the reason. You just know you're on vacation when you are there. (Even if the vacation is just... More 

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Thank frankiebeer
Hidden Hills
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went with five friends. They were there before so one of the ladies brought along her own tablecloth and napkins. She also brought wine glasses (as well as wine). You stand in line to order food. The place is indoor/outdoor but with a lot of funk. The food that I had was excellent. Good fish well prepared.

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Thank Russ B
Los Angeles
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here before and I have always liked it but they are sometimes inconsistent. That was our last experience that my husband and I had. I loved my meal and it was prepared just as listed. My husbands meal was not good at all- his fish was rubbery and the coating they put on was not cooked off... More 

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Thank Ilovetotravel1966
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I loved it - see the fish before you order. Have it done how you like it. Eat outside. It's simple but good example of people doing something - and just that thing - well. Great lunch spot after the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?