If you're a first time visitor to Pacific Coast Hwy, 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 near Pacific Coast Hwy.
Here are some of the most recommended restaurants near Pacific Coast Hwy.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:
"Lily's Cafe & Pastries- Hands down delicious and worth the drive!" See More
"My favorite ocean view restaurant is The Sunset Restaurant Amazing all around." 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
"I do go to Paradise Cove Cafe in Malibu right down from Santa Monica." 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
"Some of my favorites are Saddle Peak lodge Saddle Peak Lodge, The Lab Brewing Co." 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
"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
"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
"Finally, if you end up making it to the downtown Malibu area (near the pier), and want to grab something quick, the sandwiches at the Malibu Kitchen are fantastic (don't be afraid of the meatloaf)." See More
"There are not a lot of great restaurants to eat at, I don’t think (but there are a few at Cross Creek Road—Marmalade Cafe Malibu for basic good food, and there’s a cool sandwich stand where you can eat your food at outdoor tables that face the kids’ park, and Taverna Tony for Greek food)." See More
"Best views: Have lunch at The World Famous Malibu Inn on the deck (order the lobster roll, yum!" See More
":) Similar view and possibly slightly cheaper dining experience is the Malibu Farm Cafe." See More
"Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn!" See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Pacific Coast Hwy.
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