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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Giorgio Baldi is an Italian restaurant in the Palisades and one of the most insane celebrity hideouts in the city.
Sagebrush Cantina is a restaurant and saloon in Calabasas that’s always guaranteed to be a wild time - especially during their Sunday brunch.
Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy’s is a sports bar mini-chain with locations in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills.
Bardonna’s Santa Monica location sells fresh, but not too flavorful, salads and grain bowls - sorry, “squad bowls”.
Pico is a fantastic American restaurant in Los Alamos that’s worth the drive, no matter where you live.
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