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Malibu Seafood

Restaurants, Seafood Malibu
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Malibu Seafood
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/ Martine Pagé

Time Out says

Malibu Seafood has been an oceanside staple on the PCH since 1972, offering up super-fresh seafood and sunny views of the Pacific. Owned by commercial fisherman, the tiny spot with the giant lobster billboard has both a fish market and a café. You can pick up whole fish to go here (as well as fillets, shellfish and homemade clam chowder or cole slaw) along with a slew of spices, rubs, cookbooks and other kitchen accoutrements to help you cook an incredible seafood dinner. Or if you're interested in dining on the restaurant's three-tiered outdoor patio, hop in the (very long, but swift-moving) line and peruse the menu while you wait. The fish and chips dish is fantastic here, as are the fish tacos and ceviche—but anything you order will be fresh and tasty. If you're not too stuffed after lunch, treat yourself to a locally made ice cream sandwich for dessert. This place has slightly less character (and fewer biker characters) than Neptune's Net, but the food is undeniably fresher and more flavorful.



Address: 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Café: Mon-Sun 11am-8pm; Fish market: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
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Malibu Seafood has really great clam chowder and delicious fresh seafood. I’m so glad they survived the Malibu fires last year that came onto their property. Parking can be an issue, but be patient and a space will open up. There is outside seating and picniic tables with a great ocean view. I recommend the clam chowder and fish and chips. You can bring your own beer and wine and have a great picnic, great food and enjoy the Malibu ocean views.

This place has by far the best seafood I've ever tasted! It's nothing fancy and they have a little market to purchase fresh seafoods. Sit outside on picnic tables with a view of the ocean! I usually hike one of the many trails near this spot then grab a bite to eat, post-hike. I recommend the clam chowder in a bread bowl and whatever the special of the day is. The lemonade is delicious too!


This place has the best seafood along the SoCal coast! It's a fun (if touristy) adventure to eat here, and the thin strip of beach across the street is a lovely place to soak up some rays or go for a swim—just wait 30 minutes after you eat! There are a few hiking trails off the parking lot, as well, for those interested in sweeping ocean vistas post-lunch.