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    Post #1 - September 22nd, 2010, 10:12 am
    Post #1 - September 22nd, 2010, 10:12 am Post #1 - September 22nd, 2010, 10:12 am
    Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway out of LA, what could be better than a seaside stop in Malibu for some fried fish?
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    Lunch for two:
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    Fried fish, clam strips and fries, grilled fish taco and clam chowder. While everything was delicious, the fried fish was outstanding-- moist and juicy with a batter thinner and crispier than any tempura I can remember. The chowder was the other winner, rich and loaded with clams and potatoes.

    We enjoyed our little feast at a picnic table, watching the ocean lap at the beach. It's a good life.

    Malibu Seafood
    25653 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, CA 90265
    (310) 456-3430
  • Post #2 - September 22nd, 2010, 11:41 am
    Post #2 - September 22nd, 2010, 11:41 am Post #2 - September 22nd, 2010, 11:41 am
    Since you avoided Gladstones 4 Fish, you did great :lol:
  • Post #3 - September 22nd, 2010, 1:38 pm
    Post #3 - September 22nd, 2010, 1:38 pm Post #3 - September 22nd, 2010, 1:38 pm
    chitrader wrote:Since you avoided Gladstones 4 Fish, you did great :lol:

    Funny you should mention that. Driving by the other day, I recalled meeting a friend for a beer at Gladstone's on a previous trip and, at the time, making a mental note never to eat there.
  • Post #4 - September 23rd, 2010, 6:06 am
    Post #4 - September 23rd, 2010, 6:06 am Post #4 - September 23rd, 2010, 6:06 am
    Moonshadows was barely passable as decent for the price and considering it's on the water. I don't think I'd go back on my own dime, though
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  • Post #5 - September 23rd, 2010, 7:16 am
    Post #5 - September 23rd, 2010, 7:16 am Post #5 - September 23rd, 2010, 7:16 am
    seebee wrote:Moonshadows was barely passable as decent for the price and considering it's on the water.


    I would put Duke's Malibu in a similar category. My parents lived on the wrong side of Topanga Canyon from Malibu, and Moonshadows & Duke's were places for a drink and nosh, more about the ocean & less about eating.

    Duke's Malibu
    21150 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Malibu, California 90265
    (310) 317-0777
    http://www.dukesmalibu.com/
  • Post #6 - February 14th, 2024, 3:31 pm
    Post #6 - February 14th, 2024, 3:31 pm Post #6 - February 14th, 2024, 3:31 pm
    Dusting off this thread to see if there are any new/updated recs for Malibu. Neptune's Net and Malibu Seafood come up in other older threads. I have no idea what plans my companions have for our stay but I want to have a spot or two in my back pocket.
    -Mary
  • Post #7 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:39 pm
    Post #7 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:39 pm Post #7 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:39 pm
    Circling back on this...we hit Neptune's Net for our first dinner. Grab a table then place your order. One side was for fried, the other for fresh/steamed. Our foursome ended up with fresh oysters, ceviche, clam chowder, a mixed fried basket of clams, shrimp and calamari with fries. Plenty of food for us. The clam chowder and ceviche were my favorites, though the fried clams were right up there. The ceviche was spicy and addictive. The fries were excellent. One other highlight was the staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful. All four of us had different interactions and came to the same conclusion.

    The weather the next day permitted us to sit outside for lunch at the beachfront restaurant Paradise Cove Beach Café. We would have been well served to heed the notes on the menu about portion sizes. We didn't need four entrees -- it was a ridiculous amount of food. Most of it was mediocre and all was pricey, though the bite of fish from my friend's fish and chips plate was pretty good.

    Our final meal was from Spruzzo's. It was a windy, rainy day so pizza delivery fit the bill. We had a beet salad that was delicious. The fresh summer pizza (mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, goat cheese, and fresh basil) won out by a smidge over the combo pizza (mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, onions, bell peppers, garlic, and basil).

    Neptune's Net
    42505 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, California 90265
    +1 (310) 457-3095

    Paradise Cove Beach Café
    28128 Pacific Coast Hwy.
    Malibu, CA 90265
    Ph: +1-310-457-2503

    Spruzzo
    29575 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Malibu, CA 90265
    Tel: +1 310 457-8282
    -Mary

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