Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant & Bar

4.4
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Born in the South where a feast means getting messy with friends, the seafood boil, Hook & Reel’s signature, is forking over bold flavors with a down-home feel.

But eating seafood is only part of the fun. Everything tastes better around the table with friends, swapping stories over music, getting down and dirty and eating with your hands – all with a cold drink at the ready, ‘cause that spice ain’t no joke. We set out to share the saucy spirit of the boil with folks everywhere – testing our very own recipes, inspired by fiery Cajun home cooking. The Hook & Reel seafood boil dishes up the “reel” deal – the full backyard boil experience and flavor, with a twist.

It’s a party, so we always laugh loud, and eat big.
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vipDavidP
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is listed as a Cajun Seafood Restaurant & Bar. First off, there is absolutely nothing Cajun about it. Don't go there expecting this to be a Cajun restaurant - it's not - what it is, is another of the MULTITUDE of crab and shrimp places (where the food comes out in a bag, on a tray) that have been popping up like weeds all over SC. that have been replacing the Chinese buffets, as those now seem to be going out of style. With that said, what we ordered was REALLY GOOD!!!

They had a BOGO on 1 lb. of shrimp, which we opted for. We added 1/2 lb. of crawfish, potatoes and corn. Everything is a la carte, and with each add-on, it can get pricey. We got it with the Special Blend seasoning. In general, I could not have been more pleased – it was delicious. The crawfish, however, were a little scrawny.

It is quite pricey - blame it on COVID - blame EVERYTHING on COVID - seafood has just gotten outrageous. Some of our favorite places have just removed certain things from their menus because they are cost prohibitive. For a place that primarily serves the food that has skyrocketed in price, it's tough.

Again, the food was very good, as was the service – but it’s more like a Chinese restaurant trying to do Cajun, than a Cajun restaurant, but for what they are doing, they do it VERY well. We’ll definitely go back.

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JimS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolutely wonderful place to have a meal, especially if you like any kind of seafood. Not expensive. Just go and enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Crab legs and mussels were good. Lobster tail and sausage not so good.

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Donc
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Loud music, confusing menu, very small bowl of soup. Ambience was kind of weird.

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DonnaZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time. Wonderful food.

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Jojogurl1031
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and stopped in for dinner. From the minute we walked through the door until the minute we left was great. One of our party has a gluten allergy and they were so helpful to make sure she got the right food. Service was great, food was great. I would definitely recommend stopping here if you are in the area! Definitely going back when visiting there again.

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MissBethEl
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family night dinner get together…and the food was very good, well-seasoned, and fresh.

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JulieP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had one of the seafood boils and it was great! Very nice blend of spices without too much heat. Service was excellent too!

The only less positive comment I will make is the high volume level on the "background" music.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were great. Would eat here again!

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bobb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A return trip for us and same great food and service. We'll definitely be back soon!

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vipArt34
Raleigh
65 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and Service was great!!! Why the loud music? No one wants to listen to music that loud while having a nice dinner out

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vipBobbygib
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good place for shellfish. Nice place for families.

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vipJerryK
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - good value for food - only music was too loud

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vipBasilW
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was awesome.. It was fun seeing the steam bag come out and being presented to us. We will go back. Food and sauces were very very tasty.

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SandraK
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time for us and we really enjoyed it. Food was great; fun environment. Will be back next time we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Music was a little loud.

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ANewFavorite
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose this restaurant based on the reviews and I can certainly concur. Everything and everybody from the time you walk in the door until you leave makes this place special. I especially love the way your meal is customized so that you get exactly what you want. The food was delicious, the service was superb and the price was competitive. I will certainly return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food and service was awesome. Unedited DMX and gangster rap probably not a good call for the majority of families.

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SesleyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It took a while for our server to come to the table. It seemed like no body had assigned tables. It took 45 minutes to get appetizer. Mozzarella sticks(they were not hot). Took another 30 minutes to get meals. They did not all come out together. We had to request drink refills and silverware. Fried fish plates were cooked well but no seasoning. Overall not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server was inattentive when there was no one I the restaurant . Food was so so

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RichardV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seafood boils were fresh and delicious

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vipChrisMack
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was our server for the evening and was excellent! She was so patient with our table and made great suggestions. She was polite and entertaining. The food was outstanding and I would highly recommend the hush puppies as an appetizer or the shrimp and crab legs with any meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, great customer service and the food was amazing!!

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vipLee4029
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was decent but the restaurant was very under staffed. Our server was working her absolute best and we appreciated that.

That being said that overly loud Soca music made it impossible to carry on a conversation. Management needs to turn the volume way down. Not sure I would go back just due to that alone. We might return someday.

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PamF
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed sharing one of the boils. The food was tasty. The music playing and the decor were enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and the wife anniversary and she love seafood. Found the place online and tried it out. It’s definitely a great place to eat. The food was awesome. The waitress was amazing and real. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostess was very disorganized and overwhelmed upon our arrival. We were a Party of 6 with reservations for 7pm. Didn’t even check out reservation, just scribbled our name down on a notebook. Saw several parties after us check in with same response. After waiting 30 minutes, we were seated. Waitress was great, but they were out of several items (chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, etc) Took an additional hour to get our food- which was good but not amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The boil was great and the house seasoning sauce was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not recommend.

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BelleM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day - great food, great wait staff…CLEAN!

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DanN
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We made reservations but had to wait an additional 30 mins past our reservation time. Even then I had to ask for our table.

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BelleM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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nink
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit; the food is good and the price is reasonable.

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vipGenuineFriend
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh seafood in a casual setting

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AndrewC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

I went in thinking this was a great local seafood place but seemed to be more of a chain restaurant hurting for business.

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vipWayway
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute decor, good food and service

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CGreen4ever
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Our service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

I want there for my birthday dinner and the waitress was excellent but the management had very poor customer service. At the end of our dinner we proceeded to pay the bill and the manager used my card to pay for another families meals. I will never eat there again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 815-3888.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.