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Best SEAFOOD SHACK around MALIBU (similar to NEPTUNE'S)?

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Liquid Sky Jul 6, 2006 03:12 PM

Hi All,

I've heard mixed things about Neptune's Net for seafood. Anyone have other suggestions. Love fresh crab, shellfish, etc.

Thanks!

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    JPomer Jul 6, 2006 03:17 PM

    Malibu Seafood on PCH - it's actually closer in to town than Neptune's.

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      maybelle Jul 6, 2006 06:47 PM

      I prefer Malibu Seafood to Neptune's Net. Lots of seating, and closer to boot, and yes, not so many bikers. Seafood is fresh - I like getting the fried shrimp more than the steamed shrimp. Colleagues like the fried fish sandwichs so I'll have to try that next time. Oh, and a bit of warning - the Ahi Tuna Sandwich is really more of a Ahi(Tuna) Salad sandwich than an Ahi Steak sandwich.

    2. yummyinmytummy Jul 6, 2006 06:43 PM

      Neptune Net is great for a cold beer on a hot day. Be warned that the bikers, while really nice, and fun to watch have very loud bikes and can upset the experience...I would suggest the steamed side for lobster, crab, shrimp and corn rather then the fried side, where everything frankly tastes the same...it is a great treat after a early morning hike in the SM mountains.

      1. ciaobella Jul 6, 2006 07:20 PM

        I agree...Malibu Saefood then Neptune's Net, definietly not The Reel Inn though! I went on father' s day, so I'll forgive the excruciating wait time to stand in line and order food- but the food was just marginal- not what I like from my seafood joints. The calamari was vile- it tasted and smelled fishy (yuck!) and the seared ahi tuna salad was overcooked tuna thrown on a bed of unimpressive lettuce. The atmoshpere was cute and the chowder decent, but I would recommend you stick to the other two places.

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          ilikefood Jul 6, 2006 07:37 PM

          I always go to Malibu Seafood, so can't say if it's the best. 3 reasons I go- really satisfies that good fried seafood craving, it's not as crowded as others, and great ocean view.

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            malibumike Jul 6, 2006 08:38 PM

            Malibu Seafood, Period.

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              sasha1 Jul 6, 2006 08:44 PM

              Agreed on Malibu Seafood - delicious. They have fantastic fried scallops, fillet o fish sandwich, and grilled shrimp brochettes.

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                natincali Jul 7, 2006 01:27 AM

                REEL INN rocks

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                  Itslikeimsayin Jul 7, 2006 06:10 AM

                  I just went to Malibu Seafood for the first time on Sunday. We got clam chowder, fried clams, 2 pieces of fried fish, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, a hot loaf of bread and some cole slaw. In my opinion, nothing was great and nothing was bad. Actually, our Cokes were bad (watery tasting).

                  Not to derail this thread, but does anyone know if this location used to be the site of a Mexican cantina in the late 70s?

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                    MalibuAly Jul 7, 2006 02:17 PM

                    Malibu Seafood is great for fresh stuff. Neptune's Net is actually awful, I think.

                    If you love lobster... the Hideaway Cafe on the corner of Westward Beach Road and PCH (the restaurant attached to the little motel on the hill) is KNOCK OUT amaznig. It's a version of Lobster Thermador (sp?). Expensive, so super yummy. They serve it at dinner only.

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