|Above, Gladstone's 4 Fish in Pacific Palisades. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A Facebook discussion on Gladstone's 4 Fish in Pacific Palisades jogged a memory of the old Sea Lion Restaurant in Malibu today.
I do remember the Sea Lion off of Pacific Coast Highway when it had a tank of sea lions. This ended when the restaurant burned down in 1964 and was re-opened without the sea lion tank. The restaurant kept its name, though.
I found a website of old Malibu eateries that brought back even more memories. According to it, the Sea Lion is still there, except it is now known as Duke's Malibu Restaurant.
|Above, Asya at Gladstone's 4 Fish. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The website starts with:
The golden era of roadside attractions is long gone, but there was a time when Cape Cod cottages and Tiki kitsch were a key part of Malibu’s mojo.
The restaurants and hotels are all gone, or remodeled past recognizing, but ephemera like postcards, matchboxes and menus preserve a record of Malibu’s gloriously goofy past, and in many cases, TV and films shot on location offer a glimpse of vanished local landmarks.
To view the website of old Malibu eateries, go here.