Hook Line & Schooner

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Winner of The Best Seafood in Smyrna, Best New Restaurant in Smyrna / Vinings, Open tables Diners Choice, and Next Doors favorite. Hook Line and Schooner is owned and operated by the Varno family. It’s a family-friendly environment that features fresh house-cut seafood prepared in a variety of ways, delicious salads and sandwiches, and taste tempting steaks in an upscale, but casual, environment. Drop by for a delicious lobster roll, shrimp basket, fresh fish of the day, oysters, or whatever you are craving, and enjoy it with a schooner beer or other favorite beverage from our full bar. We offer Daily food and adult beverage specials. Celebrating? Try one of our amazing desserts or let us cater that special event! Our patio is pet friendly so bring along your furry friends!

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Kath
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent, as was the food. It always is here!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food is tasty and the restaurant has one of the hardest working and nicest managers in the industry.

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bambam
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends. Our server, Kaytlan, was awesome. She made the dining experience very nice and enjoyable. All of our dishes were good except the fried shrimp and oysters. We will get grilled or broiled in the future.

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AnnaE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The dessert are not abundant but the overall atmosphere was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, we shared a dozen oysters which were fresh and delicious. I got a Caesar salad and added calamari, which was outstanding and enormous! The calamari was perfectly cooked and the salad was dressed perfectly (not excessive dressing) which I was incredibly grateful for. My date got a side Caesar, scallops & mashed potatoes, opting out of the second side. Report on the scallops was good, but not fabulous. I think the desire was for them to be more seared. We got the tiramisu cake, also gigantic, and delicious!
My friends all got oysters too and loved them. One also ordered the mussels and let me try - I will definitely order myself next time; they were fabulous.
Overall service was fantastic. Everyone was friendly, fast, with helpful tips when asked about ordering recommendations. They also kept my water full, hooray! I look forward to our next visit.

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Sharon
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipDarriebw
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was a nice neighborhood place. We weren’t from the neighborhood! We drove way to far for a just okay tavern.

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RaceFan
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First Time at this restaurant. Quite a variety of seafood. Everything was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Oysters were great.

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ChristopherC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I ordered the shrimp and scallops. I always judge a seafood restaurant by its scallops and they tasted very fresh and were tender and tasty. Good sized portions. Sides were good too. Wine list could use some improvement but not bad. We’ll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caitlyn is an awesome member of the team. She was very personable and detailed in making sure we were happy. Caitlyn helped me find my favorite drink, “Hurricane” - try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Yolandak
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A pleasant evening here. Only one issue ! We were seated and no one checked in on us for 13 min

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vipBruce
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The first 3 beers I tried to order that were on the menu they no longer carried, then redo the menu or cross them out. Then when we ordered the fresh Peel'n eat shrimp they had been made many hours early and almost frozen and they couldn't warm them up. Lastly, when the bill came they charged us full price for the shrimp, even though on their Open Table said it was 1/2 price Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30. It might be a long time before we are back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bang Bang Shrimp was delicious and the staff was lovely. Manager checked on us during our meal, it was lovely.

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vipRockS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the monday chargrilled oyster special-the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, food was very good I will definitely eat there again. I had the fried oysters, the she crab soup was excellent

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TeaRose
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait staff is always nice and personable whenever we are there. The food arrives to us in a timely fashion and always tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw the Restaurant on the food channel. So after Church Sunday morning we had decided to go. It was 37 miles from us, but well worth the drive. Service was outstanding, food was worth many trips to come. We were introduced to both owners and all the wait staff. We were even treated with a free dessert. Love everything about this Restaurant.😍

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for taking time out to rate Hook Line & Schooner and for your kind feedback. It really means a lot to all of us here and we're honored that you made a point to travel 37 miles to dine with us. We hope to serve you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poor service and poor food quality....never again!

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on February 21, 2020

I'm so sorry you were unhappy with the food and the service you received. We do appreciate feedback so we can correct any problems brought to our attention, so if you woul be willing to give us more information, (what you ate, your server, etc., ) we would be grateful.

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vipFineFoodLover
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and managers are very friendly and attentive. They also offer very nice daily specials. I've enjoyed many of their seafood offerings. I love having this restaurant in my neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was kinda cramped and food was ok. Looked good and needed more seasoning. Food was brought out late because they kept giving our food to the wrong people.

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JacNcoke
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We dined here for Valentine’s Day and it was also our first time in the restaurant. The ambiance is really cute and everyone on staff including the managers were super nice and hospitable. I wasn’t overly impressed with the food, though. I’m not sure if it was just strain put on the kitchen because the restaurant was so slammed or what so I will have to go back another time to be sure. The crispy brussel sprouts were awesome! My husband really enjoyed his grouper special. I was a little disappointed in my surf and turf. It came with a fried lobster tail which was kind of burned so I peeled off the breading (wish it wasn’t fried at all). They were out of the filet mignon so they communicated this and offered to substitute with a ribeye. It was not a great cut of meat...tons of fat...like more than normal. All in all, absolutely wonderful staff, great ambiance, mediocre food, but a lovely Valentine’s dinner date.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for taking time out to provide feedback to us. We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy the surf and turf. We'll be sure to let the kitchen staff know so they can share that information with our vendor. It's wonderful to know that you were pleased with our staff. We want you to feel at home when you dine with us so when you return, please be sure to ask for one of the owners or a manager, and we'll be sure to make it up to you. Thanks again for choosing HLS.

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vipKenP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back for sure

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vipDebInATL
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ordered stuffed lobster tail and it was SO tiny. Not worth the money at all. Potatoes and spinach delicious. Fried shrimp was great. Beware their cocktail sauce is very spicy and they gave no alternative. Desserts are fabulous and over the top!

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on February 21, 2020

We appreciate your feeback and we want you to have an outstanding experience when you dine with us. Whenever you need to know about our ingredients, or if you are unhappy with anything at HLS, please don't hesitate to let us know. Our staff would have been able to tell you what is in our sauces because they're made here fresh every day without any additives or chemicals. We are always willing to correct or replace anything you might be unhappy with. If we don't know, we can't fix it.

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vipLasharonH
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the fried seafood was excellent !

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SheilaS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary

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gogo
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Waitress was absolutely not attentive. The food was good but not exceptional although the manager/ owner was very professional and tried to make up for the lack luster service our table was receiving. But damage was already done. Our food came out all at different times. We had to ask for everything, napkins, drink refills, etc. The service was just awful. My family was in town for my brothers 50th and I suggested this place out of all the other wonderful restaurants in Atlanta area. I felt very embarrassed that I suggested this place. Never coming back...

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JackW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant, small-ish restaurant/tavern with a broad and well balanced menu. Noisy enough to have table conversations without being overheard, while still able to be heard among the table guests. Excellent specials, dedicated servers, delicious food and an all-around good time place. We'll make return trips after this first experience at HL&S.

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Julamb
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went early and service was great. They got slammed later and it dropped off, but we were not in a hurry. The seafood/fish selection was great and prices very reasonable. I was surprised to discover this place - we’ll be back!

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vipFran123
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth visit to this restaurant and I would visit more frequently if I lived closer. You can tell this restaurant is special because the staff make you feel welcome upon your arrival and throughout your visit. I like the standard menu selections and the daily fresh fish specials. I haven’t been disappointed with any meal and the portions are just right and seasoned to perfection. Treat yourself to a meal there and you’ll be back for more!

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Sharon
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiters were very scattered and rushed. Clearly being busy is part of the reality but there should be a certain level of attentiveness for each guest. I was cut off while speaking multiple times by my waiter, who kept running to others tables. I didn’t feel like service was important to him. My dishes were dirty, and I even asked another waiter about them, and she was rude. Waiter also took extensive time between checking on us. I regret dining in, and next time I’ll definitely get our food to go.

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Dawggirl
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Love to go for the oysters...salads are nice and they have a wonderful selection of entrees to choose from. If you love seafood, you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I've been to this restaurant before & remember the food being better than it was today. The lobster bisque was bland and the lobster roll didn't have alot of flavor or enough substance to leave a good impression. The drawn butter had absolutely no flavor, LITERALLY NO TASTE. For butter to not have taste is an oxymoron, particularly in the South where we celebrate flavorful fat. This meal was truly forgettable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just finished a delightful meal of blackened grouper, Brussel sprouts, side salad, and tasty beets. This meal was better than similar meals that I’ve had at other higher end restaurants. Go and enjoy!

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powellizer
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience for New Year's Eve. The staff was outstanding in keeping everything moving. Always love HL&S for the food, feel, and friendly staff. Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! We went there on New Year’s Eve for dinner and had an great experience. The Cajun oysters were delicious!

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DeeDee
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Olivia was just absolutely amazing. However you may want to have a different person greeting your guest upon arrival to the restaurant. One or two things she was having a bad night for personal reasons or second she did not want to be at work on the Monday before Christmas Eve, either way she needs to work on her attitude when customers arrive at your restaurant we expect a smile and some acknowledgment that she is happy we’ve come to dine in your establishment. I will give her a pass due to the holidays but thought I would bring this to your attention for future.

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Hook Line & Schooner is rated 4.3 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

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