We’ll be clear: Paradise Cove does not have the best food in Malibu. And that ticketed parking lot can be a certifiable nightmare. That said, once you’re actually in the place, all that fades away. Most restaurants in Malibu advertise themselves as being beachfront, but Paradise Cove is the only one literally on the beach. And if you think Mom and Dad (or a date) want anything else besides a margarita with their feet in the sand, you’re wrong.
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Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
Malibu Farm Cafe has simple, crowd-pleasing food at the end of Malibu pier, and is perfect for entertaining your third cousin when he’s in town.
John's Garden is a tiny little sandwich in the Malibu Country Mart and the best quick lunch on the coast.
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Fishing With Dynamite
We don’t use the term “destination restaurant” lightly. But the seafood at Manhattan Beach’s Fishing With Dynamite more than fits the bill.
Basix in West Hollywood is a very low-key neighborhood cafe that also does bottomless brunch.
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