Wonderful time at Duke'sHad a wonderful dinner at Duke's with friends. Food, service and of course the view were all above expectations. Love that the real 'Gidget' is there meeting and greeting :)5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDestination BrunchDukes is always a must go destination for out of town guests. Right on the water, the view is the best part of the restaurant, often including seals, dolphins and sea fowl of all kinds. The food at Dukes is standard American fare, always well prepared and tasty. The service is efficient and cheerful. We took Mom for Mother's Day and it was a madhouse. They were at over capacity, yet handled the crowd with real skill. The brunch was excellent and, while so noisy conversation was difficult, the ambience was warm.
If you haven't been, go!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWhat an incredible Mother's Day spent! I am so glad that we selected Duke's for brunch as it united the entire family and provided us with the scenic view that we sought out for such a momentous occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day lunchThe whole family went for a Mother's Day lunch. Had a great window seat. Beautiful view and a great meal with family made for a wonderful experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with a ViewAfter traveling for two hours from Orange County to try out this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with the similarities to the other locations we had visited on several trips to Maui, Hi. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly. the views of the ocean were spectacular! All items we ordered were very tasty and the fish tasted like it had been caught that day. Our server seemed slightly inexperienced, but he was friendly and was trying to keep up with his tables. We finished our meal with the famous Hula Pie which was just as we remembered it on Maui. Over all we had a good experience. We hope next time we visit there is not road construction on PCH!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Dining in a Casual SettingDukes is the ultimate in local Hawaiian dining. The setting is fantastic with the waves crashing against the rocks right outside the window and the spray reaching the glass. Though a "nicer" restaurant one would not feel out of place in jeans, nor dressed for a special event. The food is creative, unique, and delicious. Though there are offerings on the menu for those who don't care for fish, the fish is what makes this place. Daily specials brought in from the islands makes for a true Hawaiian dining experience. We will return over and over again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnersThe halibut and sea bass were outstanding! Our table abutted the windows overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed watching the waves crashing against the rocks throughout our dinner.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Meal!The staff could NOT have been more accommodating. We have 2 young boys under 3 and they went out of their way to make sure we had a nice view of the ocean, as well as plenty of space for our kiddos. The food was AMAZING! Our 3-year old even gobbled down a lobster tail vs. his Mac & cheese (which we parents really enjoyed). Since we were so full from dinner, we skipped dessert, so they gave me one of our appetizers for free as a birthday gift. Could not have had a nicer birthday. Great way to spend the evening!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great placeFrom the valet, hostess and waiters, our service was superb! We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away near a opened window booth. Had an outstanding ocean view and could smell the fresh sea. We enjoyed their delicious Baja Fish Tacos and their Mango BBQ Burger. An extra treat after lunch was when we were able to view from our table, several pods of whales migrating north.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational food, slow serviceSuperb food in a spectacular setting worth the slow service. We were a group of 12 with children so a 3 hour dinner was difficult. Will come back as a couple for a date night.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDolphins and WhalesSpectacular Ocean View Dining! Wait staff was gracious and attentive! The spotting of dolphins and 2 Gray Whales was memorable!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great place to haveIt was a great place to have our 25th anniversary.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall an excellent diningOverall an excellent dining experience, great views of the water and a very romantic and peaceful setting. The food was excellent and the service was very good! There was a family next to us having a very loud argument. Many of the diners seemed to be disturbed by their shouting and cursing, I felt that management should have came over and asked them to settle down or take the disagreement outside as it ruined the ambiance of the dining experience for many of us.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't get any closer to theCan't get any closer to the ocean without being in it!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view for sunsetLove this place to watch the sun set while enjoying a great meal with friends.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was nothing butThe staff was nothing but nice and very helpful. The guys at the bar were fast and courteous. Our watriess kept us satisfied with all foods and drinks. The view of the ocean is breathtaking, and needs to be seen. I will visit this place again for sure.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!!Great dining experience!! Our window seat gave us the perfect view of dolphin and 2 grey whales!!! Food and service were great!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMtop 3 fav. places (only been once!)definitely impressed, worth the drive! (40 miles) just for the dinner on my anniversary only docked the food because I didn't love the crab legs and when we got the bill they were almost $50... other than that so glad I came I'll just get double lobster next time ;) thank you !!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and a Show!The seven of us went to Duke's for dinner on my birthday. The food and service were great as always and we loved watching the ocean waves crash against the rocks and see the sea lions and dolphins playing in the kelp beds. We even saw Brown Pelicans diving for food. And Duke's comped us a delicious birthday dessert. The last time we ate at Duke's in Malibu we learned that the hostess who greeted us as a child was the inspiration for the Gidget book and movies. So now my family has visited Duke's in Malibu, Huntington Beach and Lihue and they are all great fun!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Dukes. seatedFirst time at Dukes. seated right on time, flowers I ordered were on the table and food and service was outstanding. our waiter Matthew was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
J4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPersonal Special EventPerfect Kona Coffe rubbed Rib Eye. Perfect Shafer Cabernet to go with it. Excellent Service. It was like attending a special event where I was the guest of honor. I am from East Coast and will look forward to retuning again when back in town.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Sunday brunch buffet.Fabulous Sunday brunch buffet. We watched surfers, dolphins and even a gray whale from our table by the windows.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood overall. Food portionsGood overall. Food portions a little on the small size,4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot by the windows,Great spot by the windows, great food, attentive service. Thank you Duke!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, great foodExcellent service, great food and beautiful ocean view. Got to watch the dolphins while eating.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWith a windo seat you wildWith a windo seat you wild have be in the ocean for a closer view.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDukes is a all time favorite,Dukes is a all time favorite, have been going there for years. The outdoor bar is a great place to sit and enjoy a meal and the ocean scenery on a sunny afternoon, or anytime. The indoor dining is great anytime with picture windows and ocean views. The food is incredible and the drinks are awesome. And don't for get dessert, the Hula pie is to die for. Highly recommend Dukes for any occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the world's great settingsOne of the world's great settings used to be wasted on mediocre food and service. But for the past few years, the service has been attentive, warm and friendly, the seafood cooked properly.
Great location for people from Palisades and Santa Monica to meet people from Conejo Valley and other areas to the north. That's how we use the restaurant.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI Love Dukes Malibu! My wifeI Love Dukes Malibu! My wife and I go every Easter since before marriage and it's always a great experience. The food was great, our server Carmelita was great and everything else. We will definitely continue our tradition for decades to come!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't beat the sceneryYou can't beat the scenery -- right on the ocean with birds and dolphins going by. Beautiful sunsets. Service was excellent -- food was very good. The Hawaiian singers come by and sing, also dance sometimes -- they get everyone at your table involved in the fun. It's a nice atmosphere for every day visits or special occasions. It's always fun to go to Dukes!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and ocean view.Fantastic food and ocean view. Opentable great and easy to use.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMlast minute reservation, group,last minute reservation, group, birthday, window seating request . . ALL were honored and waiter was on top of the game! Kudos!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places on the planet! The combination of the view, well maintained restraunt, and excellent food make this an amazing dining experience!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Duke's often, andWe go to Duke's often, and we had the usual great food, service and view!!! This was for a Birthday party, and couldn't have been better!! Hawaiian entertainers made the experience even better than usual!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesThere are a number of Malibu restaurants with ocean views. I think this one is the best. Food is so much better than the price might indicate. A real value. The only issues is with their reservations and check in, which is nearly always a problem--with or without Open Table.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe made our reservation onwe made our reservation on line and requested a Table with an ocean view and thats what we got, beautiful view, great food, friendly service, what more can you ask for!tha3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up for Duke's at Malibufood and service always great at Dukes Malibu. Staff goes out of their way to accommadate3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI live an our away and visitI live an our away and visit Duke's 2-3 times a year. Made reservations on Thursday for Saturday night and requested lower level window seating. We arrived 25 minutes early and the restaurant was extremely busy. It was considerably after our reservation time before we were seated but, I must say, the hostesses were extremely cool under pressure and genuinely concerned with our having to wait. It was still a great experience. Of course the meal was outstanding.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, andEverything was great, and I was very impressed with the food. I wish the menu was larger, but I enjoyed what I had. The burger was delicious, and everything came out quickly. I usually don't finish my fries, but this time, I finished mine and started eating the kids fries. The next time I go to Malibu, I will totally go to Duke's, it was great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the fish dishes our tableAll the fish dishes our table ordered were fantastic. The recommended wine was also very good. The food was priced appropriately.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT LUNCH SPOT!Wow! Never been to Duke's Malibu before and was really impressed with the menu, the service, AND we had a great table! My fish & chips were perfect (and not too much of either, thank you very much). My friends had fish tacos and grilled opa and loved their meals, as well. Although it turned out to be a foggy day along the coast, our server pointed out a pod of dolphins passing by -- first two, then four, then six -- fantastic!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM