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“Over the Top!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Off the Hook

Off the Hook
769 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-9717
+1 302-829-1424
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Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: OFF THE HOOK is located in Bethany Beach, DE. Our menu centers around the "ocean & farm to table" concept. Please come in and enjoy great food and a full beer, wine and liquor selection. * Fresh * honest * local *
Baltimore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Over the Top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge, as we wanted to eat seafood. Boy, it was excellent! The calimari was the BEST we have ever eaten. It was so tender and the sauce they put over it was to die for. Our waiter's name was Colin, and he was efficient without being obtrusive. One of our entrees was jumbo shrimp over polenta with garlic, spinach, green tomatoes and capers with a wonderful sauce over it. It was delicious. To top it off, it was Ladie's Night with 50% of her meal. We were so full but had to order one of the deserts, which was the chocolate terraine, which consisted of coffee ice cream with roasted hazelnuts and a chocolate torte sprinkled with sea salt. OMG, it was heaven! The only drawback is trying to find this restaurant. It is across from the Wawa on route 26.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In a strip mall, no reservations, but boy is the food worth the wait!! Inside is nicely decorated, and comfortable. It has Some of the best seafood dishes in the area. Everything is freshly prepared, and the sides always go well with the entree. Definitely worth going any time of year.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lutherville, Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Amazing Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were staying in Bethany Beach for an evening and asked for a dinner recommendation from a number of people who know the area. Off the Hook was recommended at least three times so we thought we'd give it a try.

When we drove up we were surprised to find this restaurant in a small strip mall. They do not take reservations so we walked in and were initially told there would be a 20 minute wait (the seating area is fairly small). We were shown to the bar and called to our table in about 10 minutes.

Given that this restaurant is on the coast, the menu had plenty of fresh fish prepared in a "new American" style - interesting local ingredients combined to create something quite unique (one of us had the scallops and one of us had the tuna).

This place is small, and not too fancy, but the staff was very attentive yet not overbearing, the wine list was surprisingly good and the choices on the menu would accommodate even the fussiest of diners.

We found the prices very reasonable and the food to be very fresh and exceptionally well prepared.

We would definitely go back to this restaurant and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small seafood restaurant that offers some of the best seafood in the area. Rivals the Blue Coast Grill and Catch 54. Connected with Just Hooked in Fenwick Island, another excellent restaurant and a bit larger. Neither take reservations so go early. Going in the off-season is terrific -- no wait and usually something is on "special."

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the "Best at the beach"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have been here several times. Never had a bad meal. Consistently good service. Love the farm to table concept.
Specials are always cutting edge yet simply delicious. Flatbread apps, scallops, lobster mac. & cheese are just a few of the many wonderful items on the menu.
I do wish they mix up their menu a little more.

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