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Malibu Country Mart Restaurant Guide

June 4, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Tra Di Noi)

(credit: Tra Di Noi)

(credit: Mr. Chow)

(credit: Mr. Chow)


Most everyone knows that shopping at Malibu Country Mart is one of the most unique retail experiences in Southern California. The perfect blend of beautiful surroundings, calming nature, and distinctive shops, Malibu Country Mart is your go-to center for upscale boutiques, art galleries, and a leisurely afternoon. While there, take advantage of this helpful guide on choosing where to enjoy your next meal.
(credit: Mr. Chow)

(credit: Mr. Chow)


Mr. Chow
3835 Cross Creek Rd. 18A
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-7600
www.mrchow.com

Recently awarded the Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Science for its excellence in service and cuisine, Mr. Chow is a hands down favorite for authentic cuisine in a chic, sophisticated environment. The restaurant boasts both Beijing favorites as well as signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Hand-pulled Mr. Chow Noodles, Ma Mignon, and the typical, but still delicious, Beijing Duck. Open on weekends for lunch and daily for dinner.

(credit: Tra Di Noi)

(credit: Tra Di Noi)


Tra Di Noi
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #8A
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-0169
www.tradinoimalibu.com

Meaning “between us” in Italian, Tra Di Noi serves up hearty Italian comfort food in a casual, friendly, yet fully attentive dining environment. Their extensive selection of wine features more than 500 Italian, French, and California wines to sip and savor throughout your meal. If you don’t have time to enjoy a full meal, take advantage of their convenient take out window offering up not only their favorite authentic Italian pasta dishes, but also freshly made sandwiches and salads. Lunch and dinner served daily.

(credit: Taverna Tony)

(credit: Taverna Tony)


Taverna Tony
23410 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-9667
www.tavernatony.com

Enjoy some of the finest Greek traditional delicacies at Taverna Tony. Daily live entertainment adds to the festive and lively environment where you can order Greek pasta, Dolmathes, Moussaka, Pastichio, Spanakopita, Tiropita, and Baby Lamb, among other favorite savory items. You can’t go wrong ending your meal with traditional Baklava, although a full lineup of Greek pastries might mean you need to save extra room for dessert. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

(credit: Sara C./Yelp)

(credit: Sara C./Yelp)


Howdy’s
3835 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-4757

Featuring numerous homegrown and locally organic vegetables, Howdy’s Taqueria offers up fresh, healthy Mexican fare from a walk up counter. Locals rave about their salmon dishes, including a salmon burrito that is a must try. It can be difficult to score a table, but the adjacent outdoor picnic area (and attached playground) is perfect for families looking for a relaxing meal. Paleo and gluten-free friendly. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

(credit: John's Garden)

(credit: John’s Garden)


John’s Garden
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #1
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8377
www.johnsgardenmalibu.com

What began as a produce and fruit stand in 1975, John’s Garden has evolved into a local favorite snack shop offering up lunch offerings including salads, sandwiches, and shakes, all prepared with only the freshest ingredients available. Take your pick from the tempting menu offering 12 different varieties of salads and over FOURTY-TWO unique varieties of sandwiches. Open daily for lunch only.

(credit: Esther V./Yelp)

(credit: Esther V./Yelp)


Malibu Mutt’s Grill
3835 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-1211

Another great picnic spot at Malibu Country Mart, Malibu Mutt’s Grill offers up a wide selection of American food including burgers, chicken sandwiches, melts, hot dogs, and French fries. Your to-go food is great to enjoy near the playground while taking a respite from shopping.

What are your favorite restaurants at the Malibu Country Mart? Share below in the comments!

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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