Duke’s is a bit of a tourist trap and a complete nightmare to get to if you live anywhere other than Malibu. But an unbeatable view of the ocean at sunset is enough to convince most people to brave the traffic. The food is fine, and a bit expensive, but you stopped reading at “unbeatable view of the ocean at sunset”.
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