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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John's Garden is a tiny little sandwich in the Malibu Country Mart and the best quick lunch on the coast.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak is a massive, lodge-themed restaurant up in the Santa Monica mountains and a meat-lovers paradise worthy of the trip.
Taverna Tony is a Greek spot in the Malibu Country Mart, perfect for a low-key date night.
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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.
Sonny’s Hideaway is an old Hollywood-themed restaurant/bar in Highland Park that’s actually tolerable.
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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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