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Dec 21, 2011 07:21 PM

Kid Friendly lunch near Getty Malibu

Any recommendations? I'm looking for something on the casual side, but good food and convenient to the Getty Malibu. This is for a group of 7 too, so hoping for something that can accommodate a group without reservations. I've seen a couple recs for the restaurant at the Getty Villa, but would be interested in at other recs.


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  1. Pretty much anything in Pacific Palisades, from Kay and Dave's to Lenny's Deli. Or stop at Patrick's Roadhouse.

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    1. re: yogachik

      The Reel Inn is kid friendly-PCH near Topanga.

      The restaurant at the Villa is really worth going too though!

    2. If you're actually going to the museum, I would highly recommend the cafeteria onsite. You'll find a whole bunch of options and you can either sit inside or out on the terrace with gorgeous views. I know it sounds funny, but I was really impressed with the quality of food. There is also a sit-down dining room too but I didn't eat there.

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      1. re: imsohungry

        Agree. The food at The Getty is very good. Lots of kids choices including pizza. Here is a sample menu for the Villa Cafe at this link:

        Another choice is Duke's Malibu. Right on the water with great views and ok food for the kids.

        Duke's Malibu
        21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

      2. Yes the cafeteria inside is probably your best bet, I must mention that even though they advertise it is in Malibu it is not, on that side of the street(Coastline Drive) is actually Pacific Palisades.

        1. Thanks for the recs. We got there later than expected so just ate at the Villa so we could go back to the galleries for a bit afterward. The food was just OK...we're probably spoiled by eating at places like the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. burger was very good, but the accompanying fries were awful....lukewarm and very Sysco-like. The chicken wrap was a bit dry, but ok. The pizza was a hit with my daughter.

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          1. re: Pandora

            I'm too late for the original request...but for future reference, Duke's is fun. The food is pretty good...and lots of good choice for young ones.
            And with kids....Gladstone's might be fun. The atmosphere is nice for a group. Food is ok....seafood is really fresh.

            1. re: perk

              For future reference, the food and service at Gladstones has really gone downhill in my book in the past several years. And I really don't think it's kid friendly when you have to wait 30 or 45 or 60 minutes for a table...

              1. re: asimen

                I'm thinking their future reference might include making a reservation....but that's just me.

          2. Would Hungry Cat be too un-kid friendly?