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“Great Fresh Food PitStop Off the PCH!”

Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market and Patio Cafe
Ranked #2 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City
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430 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Food PitStop Off the PCH!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Hungry while heading north from LA, followed Tripadvisor and found Malibu Seafood. Grabbed a ceviche and fish taco, both exceeded expectations. and were both healthier & fresher than anything else you'd find at fast-food prices. Most of the other people I saw eating were having fish & chips (which looked great) but I was very happy with my choices. Will absolutely come back. Seating is ONLY outdoor, (covered) but the view of the ocean is spectacular and the weather was perfect.

  • Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick bite”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

After a long flight and before a long drive up the PCH, stopped here for a light lunch. Enjoyed a cup of chowder and a fish taco while watching the waves crash across the street. Pretty nice way to spend an hour in Malibu.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We had found this place on tripadvisor and so glad we did. It is nothing special in that you order your food inside then go outside to the benches and wait for your buzzer to go off then collect your food from the window. But because it is a fresh fish market, the food was excellent - I had shrimp and have to say they were the best shrimp I have ever had. It was nice to sit outside and eat looking out to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Visited June 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good Value but not the best food in Malibu”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

It's definitely a unique old school Malibu experience and it attracts a lot of people. I did expect more knock your socks off food given it's #1 ranking on Trip Advisor. The food was good but not great. Reviewers raved about the clam chowder. It was good, but Brophy Bros. in Santa Barbara is better.

I tried all 3 of the top Trip Advisor restaurants in Malibu and both #2 (Nobu) and #3 (V's) have better food to remember. Of course, you can eat at Malibu Seafood 6 times for the cost of dinner at Nobu.

It's worth going to for the unique experience, but in this traveller's opinion, Malibu has much better to offer.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“LA Landmark !”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've lived here my entire life and every single time i have a friend or family member visiting from afar, i make it a point to take them here. This place has the best and freshest tasting seafood in the city. They make their catch every morning and serve it for lunch every day. There nothing I haven't tried, and nothing I haven't absolutely loved. THE must try place when in LA, you're a fool if you don't.

  • Visited June 2014
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