photo credit: Jakob Layman
You’ve spent the last half hour in bumper-to-bumper traffic, getting passed by a dealership’s-worth of shiny Teslas—so the last thing you want is a crowded, scene-y place to eat. Head to Reel Inn. This fun, festive shack at the bottom of Topanga Canyon often gets overlooked by its more famous neighbors, but that just means you’ll get all of Malibu’s charms (quality seafood, oceanfront patios, campy string light aesthetics that’d feel right at home at the 2019 Met Gala) with none of the bad (too many people, long lines, etc.). The massive menu is filled with everything from fried oysters to fish and chips to shrimp tacos, so no matter who you’re with, everyone will leave satisfied.
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