We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Reel Inn

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
+1 310-456-8221
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5528
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (347)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Across the street from the beach area, this decorative hideaway offers an array of very fresh seafood. We had the fish and chips that was not greasy and pure perfection. The fries were in the top ten of the best we've ever eaten. Valet parking...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Came here for brunch one saturday. This is a chill seafood joint near the beach. They have brunch menu which is omelets and sandwiches. I had the crabcake sandwich which comes with fries and slaw. I started with the clam chowder which is New England...More

Thank catchyginger
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Funky little place with beach side feel. Food was great and service was even better. I was with a group of 12 and we all found something we liked. Try the fish and chips or the baked sea bass, you can't go wrong with either!

Thank Astros80
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I read nice reviews about the place but it is too simple, the food is too greasy, the line to order the food is too big and I didn't think the place has anything special. In my opinion, the visit is not worth it. It...More

Thank Lisandra11
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Right on a busy road before you get to the beach, and ordering is a little strange at the counter, but man, when they call your name, of you can understand what is said, the fish is exquisite. I had scallops and my buddy had...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you're visiting L.A. try to make the ride out to the Reel Inn. We came out there mid afternoon on Memorial Day. The cajun swordfish was mouthwatering. Make sure not to go at peak times since it's a self-service restaurant and can be difficult...More

Thank dvwoud09
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This gem of a spot has been around for many years, and the food and service remain the best around! The grilled seafood with 2 sides fits the bill and the tummy with happy feelings! They have a daily special and a large outdoor patio...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My family stopped for lunch at the Reel Inn. It is walk-up service. Extensive Menu. Fresh Fish. I had fish taco's, daughter had a dinner plate with grilled shrimp and friend had just plain pasta with butter. Yes, it is okay to roll your eyes!...More

Thank 379bernadettes
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Walk up service, plenty of seating outside, quick service. We were started with oysters on the half shell and a shrimp cocktail plate. Shrimp were great oysters were not nice and plump, did not appear to be real fresh. Next we had simply grilled sea...More

Thank TTWindom
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We walked about 4k and had lunch at the reel inn - what an amazing choice of seafood. I opted for the prawn ceasars salad it was great there were plenty of prawns and they we really tasty. My father in law does eat fish/...More

Thank delacourt
Nearby Restaurants
Mastro's Ocean Club
236 reviews
.51 km away
106 reviews
.24 km away
Cafe at the Getty Villa
34 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Getty Villa
1,945 reviews
1.65 km away
Santa Cruz Island
226 reviews
6.13 km away
Annenberg Community Beach House
109 reviews
6.54 km away
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio
54 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Reel Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing