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“My Favorite Place To Eat Out”
Review of Just Hooked

Just Hooked
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our menu is built on the "farm-ocean-table" concept. We strive to bring you the freshest and most enticing entrees through the help of local farmers and food purveyors in our area. Our restaurant has a full bar with a full wine, liquor, beer, and local craft brew selection, plus a happy hour for you to enjoy. Please stop in and join us for great food and an inviting atmosphere! We'll see you soon!
Ocean City, MD
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5 reviews
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“My Favorite Place To Eat Out”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is by far my favorite restaurant. I have never had a bad meal there and everyone that has come with me to eat at Just Hooked feels the same. The food is fresh, well prepared, and creative. The menu changes frequently, depending on what fresh ingredients are available. The calamari appetizer is a must. Three or four people can share one order. It is the best calamari I have eaten anywhere in the world. The servers are outstanding and very efficient. Even when the restaurant is packed, the wait for food to be delivered to the table is short. Their homemade bread is served in a dish with olive oil and they are only too happy to replenish the bead. Very hard to stop at one piece because the bread is tasty, warm, a delicious. The main courses are all wonderful and portions are just the right size. My favorite desert is their homemade key lime pie. Best I ever tasted. If you give them a weeks notice, they will sell you a whole pie to take home. For those that don't like sea food, there are other choices. My only complaint is that they don't take reservations. Therefore, get there early to avoid a wait. This restaurant has another location called "Hooked" a few miles down the road in Ocean City, MD. It is equally great and can seat more patrons, however, Maryland has a significant sales tax and Delaware has no tax. I hope you enjoy these venues as much a we do.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Restaurant”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This continues to be our favorite restaurant in DelMarVa. As locals we've now been there on and off season. Their service, value, and most importantly the food is consistently outstanding! We had a long wait with 9 people but all of us said it was more than worth the wait. The scallops were the all time hit - appetizer of mussels was abundant and enjoyed to the last drop of broth. My salad of fried green tomatoes could be a meal in itself but it wasn't - amazing. Again - the best in the area. Thank you Just Hooked! We will continue to recommend you to our friends and family!

  • Visited July 2014
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing concept! Great food!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Wow! This place is amazing. All food from local farmers so it's fresh and delicious! Appetizers were amazing the crab bisque was delicious and the calamari was spicy but off the hook (pardon the reference).

The concept is great that u can interchange your food items with stuff on menu. No one should be disappointed. This place is also very reasonably priced with my scallops dish being $24. There was plenty of food and it was fresh.

I highly recommend this place!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Newark, Delaware
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44 reviews
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“great food and service but lacking in water view”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant does all it can to create a great dining experience but the convenient location doesn't provide those water views that you expect at the beach. The food is fresh, tasty and plated in an attractive way. The wait staff is attentive. Too bad that it isn't bay, canal or oceanfront. Just recently they have changed the patio seating into more indoor seating by adding an addition. This was a good move since being outside in basically was a strip mall parking lot wasn't a plus. It is a "go to" restaurant where you can be sure of getting a good meal but watch out, in the Summer for dinner there are long wait times. Give it a try for lunch.

  • Visited July 2014
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PA
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360 reviews
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“Locally sourced, fantastic food!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

While spending a week in South Bethany, we had a lunch and dinner here. True to most of the reviews, all of our food was excellent. Our lunch consisted of an order of fish and chips and also tuna lettuce wraps. There were four of us for dinner, the place was very busy but our wait was only about 15 minutes and we were able to get some seats at the bar while we waited. Starters included a caesar salad and fried oysters....the oysters were nice sized, plump and juicy. Entrees included a fish and chips, scallops and cheesy grits, tuna and salmon. All were done perfectly with just the right amount of seasoning. Make sure you try their bread, truly amazing. We had no room for dessertbut they looked delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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