Summer Stops

road trip

Ask any traveler, and they will tell you how beautiful a trip down California’s coast can be. As we start to gear up for summer vacations, road trips and days spent on sunny patios, we want to highlight a few Instagram memories from our #CRASummerStop series last year. Mark your maps for these member restaurants to visit while you’re California dreamin’.

First up is the Reel Inn in Malibu, CA. Check out the @reelinnmalibu Instagram for more motivation and witty remarks on their marquee and stop in for a fresh catch to call your next meal. They’ve been serving up seasonal seafood dishes since 1986.

seas of the day

See the post: Reel Inn Malibu

Back in 2018, member restaurant @geoffreysmalibu won Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award. It isn’t hard to understand why when you see how stunning the Pacific Ocean looks from their patio. Mediterranean style meets Malibu atmosphere for brunch, lunch and dinner here.

See the post: Geoffrey’s Malibu

Adding bacon to a burger is almost never a bad idea–just ask member restaurant @dukesventura! Duke’s Griddle ‘n Grill serves up beach food with an island attitude. We spy double layers of patty, cheese and a touch of avocado on this classic California-style burger. Could you finish the whole thing?

See the post: Duke’s Griddle ‘n Grill

I-5 and the Pacific Coast Highway will give you breathtaking views and a bit of an appetite, so we recommend stopping at a restaurant overlooking the water. Member restaurant @nepentherestaurant sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, between tall redwood trees and the St. Lucia Mountains. Enjoy New American style cuisine and a constantly evolving wine list when you visit.


See the post: Nepenthe Big Sur

Last but not least on our #CRASummerStop list is @harrisranchca just off of I-5. You can book your stay here or stop in for a sweet treat during your travels.

See the post: Harris Ranch

Thanks for taking a trip up the coast with us via Instagram. We hope you get the chance to visit a few member restaurants this summer and that you tag us with @calrestaurants and #SummerSnacks so we can feature your travels on our page!