The Reel Inn Malibu
- j rubloff Apr 7, 2001 04:18 PM
Is The Reel Inn Malibu a good choice for good seafood without the high prices and attitude at Gladstone's? Planning on taking six people to dinner and want a good meal and good fun.
The clam chowder is about the only thing I've ever found edible at Gladstones, I think of it mostly as a tourist trap. Reel Inn is usually fairly good seafood at very reasonable prices. Haven't done it in a while, but I used to enjoy grabbing a bite at the Reel Inn, then having a cocktail out on the deck at Moonshadows up the road.
re: More of Everything...
while the prices at reel inn are reasonable, my last visit (Torrance location) was *really* disappointing. i shared some type of grilled fish (dry, beyond the help of a lemon), some fried clams (greazzzy), and some soggy fries. while i haven't been to the malibu location in a LONG time, i have a feeling that the expansion is causing their quality to suffer...
I've been to the Reel Inn once, and it was terrific. I asked what the best thing to order was, and people there told me, "anything blackened." I ordered blackened sea bass, and it was wonderful. I would definitely go back.