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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Mon Li is a $150 cocktail omakase in Malibu, with things like mole old fashioneds and sea sponge negronis.
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
A literal beachfront cafe in Malibu, where you can eat with your feet in the sand
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River Rock is an American spot inside a Studio City hotel that's been around since the 1800s. The food is mediocre, but you're here for the history.
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Malibu Wines Tasting Room
Malibu Wines is definitely a scene, but with plenty of wine and snacks with friends, it’s always one we can get behind.
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