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Witness the Enduring Beauty of Malibu Seafood Shack Neptune's Net

Curbed LA takes a look at this county-straddling restaurant on the PCH.

Neptune's Net, Malibu
Neptune's Net, Malibu
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Who doesn’t love Malibu seafood shack Neptune’s Net? Just yesterday, Curbed LA put together a fun feature on the place, which sits so far up the Pacific Coast Highway it’s touching Ventura County. After almost 60 years, it's still turning out everything from clam chowder to burgers to tallboys of beer, and playing favorites with the local surf crowd in the process.

Of course, there’s still a lot of kitsch to go around inside the aging surfer hangout. Tall glass windows provide wonderful views of the beachfront, though the highway cuts a swath through the middle of the image (and is regularly backed up with looky-loos trying to angle for an open parking spot on the shoulder. Inside, fishing nets and string lights cocoon customers around plain wooden booths, while those in the know scramble to get (and keep) a seat on the patio.

On weekends, says Curbed, up to 10,000 tourists and Los Angeles and Ventura Counties locals will pack the place for some fish and chips. But on those quieter days, it’s still possible to see celebs grabbing a bite to eat, or catch a shot of the place as a backdrop from County Line beach in movies as varied as The Fast and the Furious and Point Break. Give the whole thing a read over on Curbed.