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Wonho Frank Lee

15 Sunny Restaurants to Try Around Malibu

Where to eat in LA’s premier beachside destination this summer

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Picking up food at Neptune’s Net
| Wonho Frank Lee

Malibu is probably the most famous Los Angeles-area beach town, known for its billionaire residents and celebrity clientele. But the long coastline makes it accessible for everyone, from those coming in for a long beach day or someone passing through on the Pacific Coast Highway up to the Central Coast and beyond. Naturally, many of the restaurants take advantage of the bounty (and views) of the sea, but don’t sleep on the breakfast burritos, burgers, and inland comfort food fare that can also be had. From fried shrimp to laid-back Thai food to canyon country white tablecloth dinners featuring elk and bison, here’s where to eat around Malibu this summer.

Added: The Old Place, Saddle Peak Lodge, the Country Kitchen, Inn of the Seventh Ray

Removed: Nicolas Eatery, Lucky’s Malibu, Cafe Habana, Ollo Malibu

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Neptune's Net

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42505 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-3095
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Dating back to 1956, this PCH staple at the northernmost tip of Malibu is a perfect place to experience the area in its natural environment. With an eclectic mix of surfers, bikers, families and tourists, the fresh-caught seafood and crisp french fries are hard to forget.

2. Sabor A Malibu

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31242 CA-1
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 482-0832
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This excellent taco and burrito truck from a former executive chef who lost his job from the Woosley fire serves everyday favorites like fried fish tacos and breakfast burritos during the day. The menu extends to other beach favorites like burgers and hot dogs. Just check out the Instagram for the celebrities that try this food.

3. The Malibu Cafe

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 540-2400
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The Malibu Cafe is a bit of a drive and nestled in the Santa Monica mountains at Calamigos Ranch. However, it’s totally worth it because the cafe is a blast and incredibly Instagram-worthy. With live music, games and a huge outdoor space, it’s an ideal place for a birthday or gathering. Only open from Thursday to Sunday.

4. The Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar

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6800 Westward Beach Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 589-1007
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A bit off the beaten path, The Sunset is pretty much right on the sand. With great ocean views, simple décor and upbeat ambience, its seafood dishes are just as good as its Malibu competitors. Make a reservation to ensure your table has an ocean view.

5. Lily's Cafe & Pastries

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29211 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-3745

Considered by many Malibu locals and Pepperdine students as having the best breakfast burrito in town, Lily's offers reasonably-priced Mexican food. The spicy salsa paired with every order is a bonus, so make sure to snag two for extra topping on burritos.

6. Old Place

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29983 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 706-9001
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There are few places that feel as special as the Old Place, a hideaway Western hangout known for its steak and ambiance. Amble up into the endless Malibu canyons for a taste of LA history.

7. Malibu Seafood

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25653 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-3430

Be prepared to be patient as the line during the weekends can get long. However, this little shack on PCH serves comforting food like fish and chips, clam chowder and other seafood options. It’s also a market, so consider buying fresh seafood to cook at home. Pick a table outdoors or grab it to go and enjoy at the beach.

8. Saddle Peak Lodge

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419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
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Saddle Peak Lodge is a game-lover’s paradise, the kind of place where it’s possible to sit in shade on a sizeable patio sipping deep reds and enjoying everything from summery salmon tartare and panzanella salad to rabbit, bison, elk, and two-pound bone-in tomahawk steaks.

A side shot of a sliced strip of medium rare meat.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

9. Nobu Malibu

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22706 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9140
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Nobu is probably the most famous restaurant in Malibu, known for its ambiance, service, and food from one of the world’s most famous chefs. Reservations can be hard to come by since is extremely trendy and Matsuhisa’s sushi is top notch. It’s a place to drop a ton of money while ogling celebrities.

10. Broad Street Oyster Company

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23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265
(424) 644-0131
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Perhaps the most destination-worthy place in Malibu, Broad Street Oyster has a hidden location at Malibu Country Mart that serves everything from supremely fresh oysters to perhaps the best lobster roll in the city.

For LA’s most exciting new lobster roll spot: Broad Street Oyster Co.
Lobster roll and fries from Broad Street Oyster Co.
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11. Malibu Farm Cafe

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23000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-1112

Situated at both ends of the pier, Malibu Farm Café is a popular lunch spot boasting fantastic ocean views at the end of the pier. The environment is casual with counter service and beer and wine options only. Closer to the shore, Malibu Farm has a more substantial menu with cocktails and more.

12. Country Kitchen

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21239 CA-1
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8708

The Country Kitchen is Malibu’s homey destination for takeaway goodness, from the heralded breakfast burritos to burgers, hot sandwiches, and chili cheese fries.

13. Inn of the Seventh Ray

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128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
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Inn of the Seventh Ray is a rustic and mythical kind of place, situated alongside a small creek in a grassy sweep of Santa Monica Mountains. Playing to Topanga’s long-standing reputation as a place of tranquility and soul replenishment, the restaurant offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options across brunch, lunch, and dinner.

14. Cholada Thai

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18763 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-0025
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For Thai food in Malibu, family-owned Cholada is the place to go. The casual and beachy ambience makes it good place after surfing or on the way to the heart of Malibu.

15. Reel Inn Malibu

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18661 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
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A classic seaside fish grill, Reel Inn has been drawing in locals and visitors for generations. With a wide outdoor area, huge menu of fresh fish, and approachable prices, it’s a solid beach day lunch or dinner.

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1. Neptune's Net

42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Dating back to 1956, this PCH staple at the northernmost tip of Malibu is a perfect place to experience the area in its natural environment. With an eclectic mix of surfers, bikers, families and tourists, the fresh-caught seafood and crisp french fries are hard to forget.

42505 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

2. Sabor A Malibu

31242 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

This excellent taco and burrito truck from a former executive chef who lost his job from the Woosley fire serves everyday favorites like fried fish tacos and breakfast burritos during the day. The menu extends to other beach favorites like burgers and hot dogs. Just check out the Instagram for the celebrities that try this food.

31242 CA-1
Malibu, CA 90265

3. The Malibu Cafe

327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

The Malibu Cafe is a bit of a drive and nestled in the Santa Monica mountains at Calamigos Ranch. However, it’s totally worth it because the cafe is a blast and incredibly Instagram-worthy. With live music, games and a huge outdoor space, it’s an ideal place for a birthday or gathering. Only open from Thursday to Sunday.

327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

4. The Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar

6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

A bit off the beaten path, The Sunset is pretty much right on the sand. With great ocean views, simple décor and upbeat ambience, its seafood dishes are just as good as its Malibu competitors. Make a reservation to ensure your table has an ocean view.

6800 Westward Beach Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

5. Lily's Cafe & Pastries

29211 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Considered by many Malibu locals and Pepperdine students as having the best breakfast burrito in town, Lily's offers reasonably-priced Mexican food. The spicy salsa paired with every order is a bonus, so make sure to snag two for extra topping on burritos.

29211 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

6. Old Place

29983 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

There are few places that feel as special as the Old Place, a hideaway Western hangout known for its steak and ambiance. Amble up into the endless Malibu canyons for a taste of LA history.

29983 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

7. Malibu Seafood

25653 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Be prepared to be patient as the line during the weekends can get long. However, this little shack on PCH serves comforting food like fish and chips, clam chowder and other seafood options. It’s also a market, so consider buying fresh seafood to cook at home. Pick a table outdoors or grab it to go and enjoy at the beach.

25653 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

8. Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
A side shot of a sliced strip of medium rare meat.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge is a game-lover’s paradise, the kind of place where it’s possible to sit in shade on a sizeable patio sipping deep reds and enjoying everything from summery salmon tartare and panzanella salad to rabbit, bison, elk, and two-pound bone-in tomahawk steaks.

419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

9. Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Nobu is probably the most famous restaurant in Malibu, known for its ambiance, service, and food from one of the world’s most famous chefs. Reservations can be hard to come by since is extremely trendy and Matsuhisa’s sushi is top notch. It’s a place to drop a ton of money while ogling celebrities.

22706 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

10. Broad Street Oyster Company

23359 CA-1 #3874A, Malibu, CA 90265
For LA’s most exciting new lobster roll spot: Broad Street Oyster Co.
Lobster roll and fries from Broad Street Oyster Co.
Matthew Kang

Perhaps the most destination-worthy place in Malibu, Broad Street Oyster has a hidden location at Malibu Country Mart that serves everything from supremely fresh oysters to perhaps the best lobster roll in the city.

23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265

11. Malibu Farm Cafe

23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Situated at both ends of the pier, Malibu Farm Café is a popular lunch spot boasting fantastic ocean views at the end of the pier. The environment is casual with counter service and beer and wine options only. Closer to the shore, Malibu Farm has a more substantial menu with cocktails and more.

23000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

12. Country Kitchen

21239 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

The Country Kitchen is Malibu’s homey destination for takeaway goodness, from the heralded breakfast burritos to burgers, hot sandwiches, and chili cheese fries.

21239 CA-1
Malibu, CA 90265

13. Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290

Inn of the Seventh Ray is a rustic and mythical kind of place, situated alongside a small creek in a grassy sweep of Santa Monica Mountains. Playing to Topanga’s long-standing reputation as a place of tranquility and soul replenishment, the restaurant offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options across brunch, lunch, and dinner.

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290

14. Cholada Thai

18763 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

For Thai food in Malibu, family-owned Cholada is the place to go. The casual and beachy ambience makes it good place after surfing or on the way to the heart of Malibu.

18763 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

15. Reel Inn Malibu

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

A classic seaside fish grill, Reel Inn has been drawing in locals and visitors for generations. With a wide outdoor area, huge menu of fresh fish, and approachable prices, it’s a solid beach day lunch or dinner.

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

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