If you're a first time visitor to Malibu, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Malibu.
Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Malibu.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:
"I do go to Paradise Cove Cafe in Malibu right down from Santa Monica." See More
"Two budget-friendly, ocean-view places to stop and eat along the PCH are Malibu Seafood and then, further north at the county line, Neptune's Net." See More
"Agoura Rd, Geoffrey's Malibu Geoffrey's Malibu, The Beach Café Paradise Cove Cafe." See More
"Hollywood Farmers' Market, Brentwood Plaza, Spago Beverly Hills, Nobu Malibu and Trois Mec are other possibilities." See More
"These aren't really off the 101, but the best stops on the way are Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Carmel, Santa Barbara and Neptune's Net." See More
"Try Moonshadows Malibu restaurant or Duke's Malibu Duke's is less expensive (but remember this is where a lot of celebs live $$$)." See More
"Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu is on the water in Malibu and Mastro's is one of the best steakhouses around." See More
"Another option that has tons of character and is also close by, with a little bit of a view across PCH is the Reel Inn Restaurant." See More
"Lily's Cafe & Pastries- Hands down delicious and worth the drive!" See More
"Catch sunset and a cocktail (and meal) at Moonshadows Malibu or Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine." See More
"Manhattan Beach can be a bit slow, so take your girlfriend up to Abbot Kinney for some great espresso at Intelligentsia Coffee - and if she's up for the drive to Malibu, you can start a perfect date at The Getty Center, then go hiking Escondido Falls, and relax for a few hours at Point Dume State Beach before your dinner at Mr Chow - Malibu." See More
"For something a little more romantic, check out Geoffrey's Malibu or The Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar (I know you asked about beaches for swimming, but if you did make the trek out to Malibu, it could be nice to stop for dinner)." See More
"Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn!" See More
"Malibu Country Club - Beautiful club-- if you keep your eye on groupon and living social they often have deals for a round of golf here." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Malibu locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Malibu.
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