Hook Line & Schooner

4.3
377 reviews
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Winner of The Best Seafood and Best New Restaurant in Smyrna / Vinings, Hook Line & 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. 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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saw a man walking in his underwater

CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a very good spot for lunch. My only negative would be a better food presentation. To specialize in seafood, the crab cakes were well seasoned, but they looked more like sausage patties. The service and atmosphere was great.

GF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place...totally a casual evening of dining. Food was good, wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Will return, might pick a weeknight to enjoy restaurant more. Got warm as
evening progressed, and started to really fill up. Glad to be able to use Open table to get reservation.

J
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is one great local restaurant. Great food no matter what you order and outstanding service.
We are regulars!

f
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

They have a 73 health score!! Horrible for any restaurant and especially seafood!! Nope not taking that chance anymore!

N
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This dining experience was not what I expected. In my opinion the food and service were mediocre, for the price. The only thing I really liked was that the shrimp in my shrimp and grits did not have the tails on them, so I could eat my meal without touching the shrimp to pull the tails off sat on the patio. We sat on the patio, the table was unbalanced and they had metal chairs that were angled away from the table which made them awkward and uncomfortable. The bathroom needed to be cleaned, there were rings in the toilet, dirty sinks and the paper towel dispenser was broken. I couldn't enjoy my meal after experiencing the bathroom.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of our go-to spots in Smyrna. The salmon BLT is delicious. Most items on menu will not disappoint. The owners are great. We enjoy supporting local business and am happy to do so here!

AF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I often eat at Hook Line they're dog friendly on the patio. :-) The server was very disappointing; he was never rude, but he was not friendly, inattentive, seemed annoyed and misinformed on a dish when I asked for a description. This was a one-time negative experience so I'd still rate very, very good in my overall experiences here.

H
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood restaurant. We came for the all you can eat crab legs. They were huge and tasty, but they clearly weren’t ready for “all you can eat” people, lol. Tends to happen at most places that serve it to you rather than buffet style. I would’ve preferred they brought them in multiples rather than single, sometimes double legs they brought out. Will definitely drive the hour plus again to eat there for the SCLs

SC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meals. Awesome apps and great service! We’ll be back for sure

KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish we could have had a booth. We love the food.

t
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One of our neighborhood spots. Tonight they skimped on the Brussels Sprouts and they had a scorched taste. Normally they are really good. Our daughter likes grilled shrimp, not popcorn shrimp and our waitstaff wouldn’t sub them out when this was done for us several times before. I think we came on an off night.

C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HLS is our go-to for great seafood!! Never disappointed.

CM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked it so much I went back with some friends who loved it as well. One of the things that got me to go back is that the owners (mom and son) goes around to the tables to say hello and check on you. They also appreciate us coming back and they say thank you to us. We live about 40 minutes away and make the ride out there because they (the owners) made us feel welcomed. I have recommended the place to a lot of people in East Cobb and plan to go back again soon. Thank you Matt and mom (Maria?)

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic local spot with fresh seafood options. Love the owners and their caring staff. Always a treat to have dinner there!

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on July 23, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much. This really means a lot to all of us at HLS! We really do appreciate your patronage. Hope to serve you again!

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A
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The offer that lured me in was the all you can eat crab legs. After my first serving, it took close to an hour to get second serving which I was then informed the kitchen was closing. So it was more of a all they can serve rather than all you can eat.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on July 23, 2019

Not sure exactly what the problem was when you came in, but I certainly do apologize! AYCE crab leg deal runs from 6-10 on Tuesdays during the month of July. I recall your situation and we didn’t charge you for AYCE crab legs because of what happened. Please stop back in & introduce yourself to us and we will be sure you’re taken care of properly. The is no reason why you should have waited almost an hour for your server to bring you your second serving. Again, I’m very sorry!

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CC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, and fantastic ambience! LOVED the oysters!!!

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your patronage.

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KS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great service and really good food. the charbroiled oysters are awesome.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your rating and feedback! We appreciate your business!

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The food was quick and very delicious

LP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time dining at Hook Line Schooner. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with a smile. The atmospheres was nice, our server made us feel right at home. We even received a visit from the manager or I believe he was the owner. He was just checking to make sure everything was going good, which it was. From the drinks, to the appetizer, the main course and can’t forget dessert - everything was great. We will definitely be coming back.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere and experience. The staff is so friendly.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great! I forgot our waiters name but he was very attentive, checked on everything very timely. Drinks came out very quick, something I have never experienced. My date had the baked stuffed shrimp and loved it, it was great! I had the linguini with blackened shrimp, it was good not great. The sauce itself was under seasoned but the shrimp helped that out. Definitely coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’Day celebration was wonderful and the waitress was amazing. Definitely will be back again.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and we had plenty. We had fried seafood and fish tacos. Hook Line and Schooner is the only place we have found that has beach type seafood. The only issue we had was parking. We drove around 5-6 times before we finally found a spot. Even with that problem, we will definitely eat here again.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, and the service is attentive. Matt, the owner, came by several times to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Mary, our server, was an absolute doll. I had half a dozen oysters and snow crab legs, which were super fresh. I also recommend the clam chowder. It’s tomato based, rather than cream based (and Mary made sure to tell us that when we ordered, just in case!), but it is AMAZING. Will definitely go back.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on June 8, 2019

Thank you so much! We all appreciate you and hope to serve you again!

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OT
Atlanta
355 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I met a friend here for lunch, and we both enjoyed the crab cakes appetizer with a salad. It was light and perfect. Our server was excellent.

g
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This restaurant was basic and ok. Fish was good. They were out of one of the selections even though we didn't have a late reservation. Thought the price for the fresh fish was a bit high. Would consider a return at some point when casual seafood is what we seek.

LA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing dinner outside at the end of a busy weekend. The food was fresh and very good. We spoke to the fairly new owner who seems to live his job. Give them a try! We will definitely go back!

GF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful friendly service and great food we order from here at work as well.

KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere!!

CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second year attending there for Mother’s Day, amazing fresh food fresh atmosphere fresh people , will come back again

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Love HL&S!

W
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our salad didn’t come out until I asked for it. My grouper was over cooked.

A
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience here. All the food was good except the calamari was bland. The chocolate mouse cake was exceptionally good.

H
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great vibe!

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thank you for rating and providing feedback about HLS! It means so much to all of us at HLS. We hope you’ll stop in again. We sincerely appreciate your business!

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F
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's really not that good. I wish it was a little better but the food is just ok. The people working there are great, it's just the food is ok at best.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thanks for your feedback! I appreciate your feedback about our staff. We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy the food, though. If you’ll take a moment to let us know the dish you weren’t happy with and what you didn’t like about it, I’ll be sure to speak with our chefs. If you return to HLS and you experience the same issue, I encourage you to let your server know you were dissatisfied, they could have fixed it immediately. Thank you for your business and we do hope to serve you again!

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d
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really fresh fish. this was our third time here and I think the food is even better now. We will be going back.

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on May 11, 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback. We certainly appreciate your patronage and we hope to serve you again!

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were sat with only six other people in the restaurant. We waited fifteen minutes and no server came to help us. When I went back to the front to ask for a server one asked me if I was ready to check out. I told her we had waited for fifteen minutes she gave me a puzzled look then walked away. With that we left.

L
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had salad with grilled chicken. It wasn’t bad. It was

Hook Line & Schooner
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take all feedback seriously. Is it possible for you to explain?

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