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“Still: Style and Substance”
Review of The Reel Inn

The Reel Inn
Ranked #10 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Malibu, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,191 reviews
625 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
“Still: Style and Substance”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Reel Inn is still has style and substance. Potentially the best PCH food in Malibu area. (It's just outside city boundary.) No view as it's on the land side of PCH. I probably eat here twice a month.
Eclectic blend of locals, vals, bikers, hungry surfers and tourists.
Fresh seafood prepared in a couple of different styles. How it works:
Stand in line, place your order, sit down (at one of the many communal & individual tables), pick-up your fresh and well-prepared fish.
Enjoy an old school-new school experience: Fresh fish well-prepared!

  • Visited June 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Really fresh fish”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Driving Highway 1 through Malibu, there are several very nice restaurants, with valet parking and "million dollar views" … and dining to match. Just across from the beach side of the road, Reel Inn is a great choice for all kinds of sea food. Inside and outside wind protected seating. Red Snapper fish and chips was on special for $6.99. I've paid $12 to $14 elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lake Arrowhead, California
Level 6 Contributor
334 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good, inexpensive, fresh”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Generous portions of very fresh fish from a wide and varied selection at very reasonable prices especially for seafood at a restaurant overlooking the ocean. Nice selection of beers, too. For those who may not want seafood, there are also a few non-seafood offerings. The food is fresh and tasty, but pretty ordinary preparations: no special recipes or unusual preparations. The idea is good fresh food, in large portions cooked and served fast.

Visited March 2014
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Malibu, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
646 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Good Seafood...not actually in Malibu”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

You will find the Reel Inn just past the where Topanga intersects with the PCH. This is not actually in Malibu but close enough and worth a visit. Fresh fish, rustic environment, fun spot with decent service.

Visited January 2014
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Topanga, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Casual and Good”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

If you don't mind so so seating and serve yourself dining, the food here is really good. The price is fair, also.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Joe F
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