4 Malibu Waterfront Restaurants with the Best Views

Couples can’t resist dining at sunset on California’s breathtaking Malibu coast. Watching the sun melt into the Pacific as it paints the clouds in soft shades of rose and lavender provides a memorable way to end a day. In this upscale city restaurants abound, many with open-air decks or patios that offer an unobstructed view of the sunset. To give a glimpse into what to expect, here are a few Malibu waterfront restaurants with incredible views.

4 Malibu Waterfront Restaurants Couples Should Visit

Carbon Beach Club

Carbon Beach Club – located on the beach’s sandy coast – offers spectacular views of the ocean. The restaurant only uses fresh ingredients provided by local farmers and ranches to create seasonal menus with land and seafood favorites. For dinner, try the iced seafood platter, fresh catch, juicy steak or hearty burger. Carbon Beach Club also offers an extensive wine list featuring flavors from around the world.

Duke’s Malibu

This is where ‘surfing meets Hollywood’ as guests learn about surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku and celebrate Malibu’s early surf culture. Duke’s features a large selection of seafood and land-lover options, all made with a Hawaiian spin. Try entrees such as seafood hot pot, ahi steak, chef’s special, ribs and filets. In addition, the restaurant hosts custom dinner buffets, Hawaiian luau and plated dinner events.


Geoffrey’s serves fresh California cuisine in a beautiful oceanside setting. Sit outdoors while admiring tropical plants and a 360-degree view of the water. Dinner entrees include swordfish, Maine lobster, the house surf and turf, steaks and braised tofu. Geoffrey’s also ranks as one of Malibu’s most iconic restaurants, as the location once operated as a hotel that attracted celebrities and former U.S. Presidents.


Moonshadows combines casual dining with incredible views. Enjoy music and drinks in The Blue Lounge before dinner. Then dig into a large selection of seafood, steaks, pastas and chowders. Couples can order fish of the day, tiger shrimp, salmon and swordfish. Before leaving, try one of the desserts or after-dinner drinks, creating a perfect ending.

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