Located on the grounds of Calamigos Ranch - which is less a functional ranch, and more a wedding destination with private bungalows and giant pools - Malibu Cafe serves pretty standard Malibu fare (hello, $28 breakfast sandwich), but the bottomless deal is great, and you’re eating on a lawn where people promise to be with each other for the rest of their lives, so it almost doesn’t matter.
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The Old Place
The Old Place is an aptly named saloon in the Santa Monica Mountains that also happens to serve some of the best steak in LA.
Mon Li is a $150 cocktail omakase in Malibu, with things like mole old fashioneds and sea sponge negronis.
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Plan Check downtown has great bar food and an even better beer list, an ideal combination for pre-gaming an event at Staples.
The Independence is one of the more laid-back options in Santa Monica, with classic American food and never too much of a crowd.
Thyme Cafe and Market
Thyme Cafe in Santa Monica is a great neighborhood spot for breakfast when you don't feel like waiting two hours to eat.
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Nobu Malibu is one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world, and it still delivers on all its hype.
Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
The kitschy, seafood dive is all 1950's Americana vibes and a must-stop for any jaunt up the PCH.
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