The Best Restaurants on the Beach from Malibu to Los Angeles


Un-fussy California Fare from Malibu to Santa Monica

While Malibu is an upscale place, there are still opportunities to experience casual California beach eats at their best. Try some breakfast burritos from The Country Kitchen and fresh fish from Malibu Seafood, a shack still owned by fisherman. In Santa Monica the PCH crosses Route 66, and around the corner from the meeting of these two iconic American roads, you’ll find Cha Cha Chicken, a local favorite Caribbean beach shack.

Snacking in Venice

In famously funky Venice Beach, the best snacks are down the same alley right off the boardwalk. On the left you have the sensational salts of Wee Chippy and on the right the fried to order mini donuts of Zelda’s Corner.

Mexican Food, Indian Food and a Diner in Los Angeles

Passing the Marina and the LAX airport, you find yourself driving through the beach cities of Los Angeles’ South Bay. Sion’s Mexican Restaurant is delicious and downscale in Manhattan Beach, and right off the PHC. Down in Redondo Beach, great Indian and quirky dinner fare are available at Bollywood Zaika and Eat at Joe’s. Both line the last stretch of the highway, before the coast turns East towards Long Beach. This stretch of CA-1 takes you past some of California’s best beaches, picturesque coastal communities and great Roadfood.


Malibu Seafood

Malibu Seafood has a prime seaside location and fresh seafood of the highest caliber. Keep it simple here.


The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is a Malibu local's secret shack for breakfast burritos and other fast food favorites.


Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha chicken is a pan-Caribbean beach shack doing all sorts of clever things with chicken and jerk sauce.


Wee Chippy

The Wee Chippy is a French fry obsessive's chip shop made even more unmissable by a fun menu of mix-and match flavored salts.


Zelda’s Corner

A cozy sandwich shop just off of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Zelda's Corner is beloved for fresh mini-donuts.


Sion’s Mexican Restaurant

Sion's is a casual coffee shop in a motel parking lot that surprises with regional Mexican breakfast specialties.


Bollywood Zaika

Bollywood Zaika combines flavors of Mumbai and Goa with Punjabi flourishes in a fast-casual concept.


Eat at Joe’s

Eat at Joe's is a classic American greasy spoon that has built a collection of unique specials around customer requests.