Five Best Malibu Restaurants by Howard Rudzki

There are so many good places to eat at here in Malibu. These of course are but a handful. Enjoy my list.

Neptune’s Net 
(310) 457-3095

 Neptune’s Net allows locals and visitors to experience the real California experience in beautiful Malibu. This hugely popular old-time style fish restaurant with views of the Pacific Ocean is one of L.A.’s most popular seafood spots.

Established in 1956, this has long been the spot for a taste of the old Malibu. Super-casual, you can get everything from fish ‘n’ chips and clam chowder to tacos, burgers and lots of historic flavor — the grill and fryer are the originals.
The place is almost always packed.

The restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, and fried seafood classics to hungry bikers, as well as Malibu locals and L.A. residents looking to take a far drive down PCH. The All-American, fresh and fried seafood restaurant signature seafood dish is their Neptune’s Net Sampler which is comprised of live crab and lobster alongside New England style clam chowder.

Spruzzo Restaurant & Bar
Spruzzo is right along famed Zuma beach and has become a go-to spot for pizza among locals and tourists alike. In their new remodeled dining room or at their firepit on their patio, enjoy their wood-fired pies large pasta portions. Their lounge is a great place to sip a cocktail with a friend or on a date, watching a sports game. Stop by the only Italian restaurant in Malibu with a fabulous ocean view that uses a wood-fired brick oven in order to make traditional Italian style pizza.
Saddle Peak Lodge 
(818) 222-3888
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Saddle Peak Lodge presents critically-acclaimed New American menu with an emphasis on exotic wild game. Coupled with the Lodge’s award-winning service, rustic yet elegant ambiance, and rich history, Saddle Peak Lodge is just minutes away, but worlds apart. Chef Adam Horton’s menu features small plates, large plates, and sides to share along with the Chef’s Game Trio, a selection of three of the large plates together. In Calabasas, but still kind of Malibu.
Carbon Beach Club  
(310) 460-7509
Located in Malibu overlooking the beautiful Malibu Pier and the Pacific Ocean, Carbon Beach Club (CBC) serves seasonal Californian cuisine in their dining room and outdoor patio with ocean views. Drawing inspiration from the Pacific and Mediterranean coasts, CBC uses only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create seasonal land and sea menus. Recently remodeled, CBC proudly lends itself as an accoutrement to the surrounding sea.
Ollo
Having taken over Malibu’s beloved breakfast spot Coogie’s, which closed after 25 years, restaurateur Nate Heydari had some big shoes to fill. And fill them he did with a more farm-to-table approach to all-day fare, a full bar and that quintessential laid-back beach style both inside and out. Proudly boasting local farm purveyors for ingredients, the menu veers from California chia and acai bowls, omelets and huevos rancheros for breakfast, to small plates like kebabs, penne Bolognese, plus big salads, pizzas and burgers for dinner. It’s super-popular with the locals.
Thanks to   https://www.zagat.com and http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/ for their descriptions.

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