Duke's Malibu

4.6
4287 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining! We will be closed Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th, due to government restrictions.

Malibu is full of icons. There may be none more legendary than the man who brought the tradition of surfing to our slice of heaven, Duke Kahanamoku. Duke’s Malibu honors the Ambassador of Aloha and pays tribute to the early days of West Coast surfing with delicious island-inspired cuisine, drinks at the Barefoot bar and a genuine spirit of aloha. Nestled along the Pacific Coast Highway, Duke’s Malibu has been serving up timeless memories for 23 years, having opened its doors in 1996. Locals and visitors alike come to celebrate life and dine like a legend.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4287 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They didn’t have change for $100 so I had to tip over $65.. which to me is a bit ridiculous.. how does a high class malibu restaurant run out of change to give customers? Food was amazing I’ll be back.. with money in my card though. Lol.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food , no better view of the ocean!!

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vipScott
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Duke’s! Always a favorite. Calamari appetizer is the best - large, meaty pieces - not the little tubes and legs. The Seafood Hot Pot was delicious, as was the Wedge Salad and the Prime Sirloin.

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BarbaraK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful day at the ocean. Everything was wonderful

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MildredO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, the view is beautiful and the service excellent!

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table out on the patio with a beautiful view of the ocean! Everything about lunch was perfect, the food was delicious and our server was outstanding! Made a reservation and only waited about 10 minutes past our reservation time.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 2 went to have dinner with a 4:30P reservation. We got to sit down early and the view of the ocean was just beautiful. We sat under a large tent with two opens sides and other tables were six-plus feet away from us so we felt very safe. The waitress was super friendly and quick. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. Bring a jacket or cover-up though, the wind from the ocean does make it chilly!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time I will be back

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yvonnes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, efficient hostesses and great servers. Outside dining only but a very pleasant experience.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food below average and so pricey. Ur paying to see the water.

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UnkeeE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyment food with great scenery. The definitive Pacific dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service our waitress was professional friendly and accommodating the crab legs were decedent and our table overlooking the ocean listening to crashing waves was nice Our son enjoyed his birthday dinner & Hula Pie too :)

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NormanR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were greeted very nicely and, since we had a reservation, were promptly seated. Our table had a great view, service and attention was very good. Definetly would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Duke’s. It’s such a pleasure to enjoy a meal in this beautiful location. Southern California at it’s best! Good food, great service, never disappoints.💕

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colins
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location and restaurant. I would go there again

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MaryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Fish and chips every and the nut crusted fish was worth repeating! Yummy

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Elle
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I asked for well done meat and received medium... poke tacos were ok, the sauce kind of ruined it....and the hot pot had terrible lobster in it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience and service. Spent Valentine’s Day and made a reservation in advance. Asked for “as good a view as possible” in the special request fields and they fully delivered, giving us a patio seat RIGHT next to a window. The waiters was super friendly and attentive, and took some pictures of us when we asked even with Ms. Rona going around! Great service, great seating, and the food is reasonably priced. Recommend and will definitely be back.

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SabrinaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, location, view, service & ambience.
Great way to spend Valentine's Day.
Thank you Dukes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great little spot the service is wonderful the foods pretty good & the view is amazing. my husband and I went to the Duke’s in Waikiki on our honeymoon so whenever we want to feel a little nostalgic and look out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean we come to Duke’s in Malibu.

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NormaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dukes Malibu is my favorite restaurant and even though the pandemic changed the ambiance, the food quality didn't change. I look forward to coming back again soon!

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MaliG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server was a bit rude and absent but food was great!

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VickieF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

as always we had a pleasant lunch and enjoyed seeing so many old friends and servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to enjoy with the family and friends.

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vipCarolineM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

out server was awesome and the view was amazing will be back soon

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PeterL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only complaint was that our table was poorly positioned so that it was open to the cold wind which made the meal uncomfortable. Other than that all was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not enter the restaurant because the restaurant did not open at all. This restaurant wasted more than two hours of driving time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve set up outside and still a. Great way to enjoy Dukes. Service was exceptional, thank you so much. I know it’s not easy to stay positive due to the circumstances but you all made us feel so welcomed.

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junekid
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Saw the staff wiping down all chairs and table after each party left. All wearing masks. Nice outdoor space where the diners could hear the crashing of the waves. Food was good...fish cooked well, but the hamburger was ordered well-done, but had pink inside. Cocktails good. Too full after dinner to order dessert, but hula pie was tempting.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tough times for both diners and restaurants. But we were surprised at how Duke's matched troubled times with such a great spirit. From the moment we arrived, and got assigned "waiting space" with a charm that buried our worries, to being seated where we had requested, to getting fast and funny service (Danny), to dining on excellent fish, to being asked by busboys before removing our dinnerware, we had a great time.

Thank you, resilient, iconic Duke's Chris and Angela Pechin

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GloriaR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, environment food location and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday Brunch. Great customer service. Food was phenomenal as usual. Since it was my birthday and I had reservations,
It would have been nicer for seating at patio part closer and with better water view. Hence, area to right upon entering and going right to restrooms.

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VictoriaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place ! Great time ! Our server was amazing and very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great, saw our waiter we had about 2-3 months ago Darren and he remembered us. So great to see him, very friendly. Will request him for future visits

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viprichm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The food was subpar and the drinks were horrible. We ordered 4 different drinks and each one was less than desirable to say the least. Extremely dissatisfied with the service and quality of food/drinks.

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vipRobertF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The day was sunny and beautiful. The service as always was excellent and we even saw dolphins passing by. I love going to Duke's and I highly recommend it to anybody.

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vipReb1
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have asked for a better food and service. Matt was our server and really went out of his way to be sure we had what we needed. Very covid compliant, and the ambiance can't be beat, right on the beach. We are repeat customers and will come again.

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LAPhil
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tamara (server) was wonderful. Whole staff friendly and attentive. Great quality food, as always. Safe distancing and beautiful view.

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Raimondo
San Diego
1 review