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“Great Atmosphere”

Hooks Waterfront Bar and Grill
Ranked #15 of 58 Restaurants in Ruskin
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hooks Restaurant at Ruskin has great food and even better hospitality! Their food is fresh and drinks are outstanding. If you're in the area by boat or simply looking for a relaxed atmospher to eat and spend the afternoon, Hooks is a place I highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Apollo Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Laid back place with a nice view”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been going to Hook's off and on since they opened. Personally, I've never had a bad experience although there are other reviewers who feel differently. A couple of quirks in service have happened but it was no big deal. Our waitstaff has always been very friendly if not the most skilled. But this isn't Bern's Steakhouse. This is a little joint in Ruskin with burgers and chicken wings so I don't get too stressed about anything. I love their wings and get them extra crispy, dry, with cajun seasoning. Heading back tomorrow night in fact.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank JchipGCS
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Atlanta
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly, Fun, relaxing atmosphere!”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow there is a lot of mixed reviews on here...seems maybe past disgruntled employees because each bad review is the only review from each person. Hmm...on the other hand our experience was pleasant and lots of options at Hooks. You can dock your boat, have pool access, corn hole games going on, and next to the beach with a beautiful sunset! Staff is very friendly and over the top! Good food, and no they do not buy their fish from SAMs - lol!!! They buy it from a local company called Manatee Fishing Company and they clean it on site! Small kitchen so at times it can get backed up but you're at a resort so sit back grab a drink and chill and watch the dolphins swim by!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank nooknook
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This place sucks!!!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Save your money and a trip to emergency room. The best part about this hole is the staff especially Lara very professional and always looking gorgeous. Don't believe me go over to Little Harbor and ask around the locals all know this place is a total hole!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Bo D
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ignore these other reviews, This place rocks!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I don't know if these people are just plain mean or what, writing all these nasty reviews about Hooks, but this place is awesome! First of all someone called out a server named Laura saying she's not a good server. That is not true, I had her as a server the last time I went to Hooks and she was on top of it! She is an outstanding server. Second of all, this place does have FRESH fish. Who ever said they go to Sam's Club is just plain incompetent, they fille't the fish right outside in front of you! The view is beautiful and the food tastes amazing! Ignore these snotty people and go for yourself to experience this place!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Shianne A
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