We’ll be clear: Paradise Cove does not have the best food in Malibu. And that ticketed parking lot can be a certifiable nightmare. That said, once you’re actually in the place, all that fades away. Most restaurants in Malibu advertise themselves as being beachfront, but Paradise Cove is the only one literally on the beach. And if you think Mom and Dad (or a date) want anything else besides a margarita with their feet in the sand, you’re wrong.
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The kitschy, seafood dive is all 1950's Americana vibes and a must-stop for any jaunt up the PCH.
Ollie's Duck & Dive
Ollie's Duck & Dive is a neighborhood gastropub in Malibu with an easygoing vibe.
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The Overland is a quiet Palms cafe most of the week, but its bottomless brunch draws in crowds on the weekends.
Chateau Marmont Restaurant Patio
You'll probably spot some celebrities at Chateau Marmont, but you'll also get a good meal.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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