The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach

4.7
708 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Farm to table is a movement around sourcing locally produced food and delivering the freshest product to the consumer. At the Hook & Plow, we truly believe food that comes directly from the source will yield a more fresh and more tasty product. Our menu will be focused around all the wonderful delights that California has to offer, including lots of fresh seafood and seasonal farm fare. We will strive to be as sustainable, organic, and healthy as possible, while staying true to our California roots.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Janae from Colorado. She made the evening even more special - with great service and wonderful advice on the menu. The food was excellent - with decent wine pairings.

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smichelle0205
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like that the menu is small, the service was friendly!
The cocktails were just okay but it could have been an off day

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allisonp
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, friendly service, great outside atmosphere

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ChristyC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

My friend and I went to have lunch today at 11:30. Our order for appetizers were taken and not once did the waitress Rachel ever come back to check if we wanted our entrees. Another waitress had to come over for us to order another pair of drinks. We gave up on ordering our main dish since our waitress didn’t come to our table. We ended up paying and leaving early. Super disappointing and we never had such horrible service before.

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great food, great service, can't wait to go back. :)

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vipJanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always fantastic. This is my favorite go-to restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, lovely patio, & EXCELLENT food! Great value too. Great DIY mimosas with a flight of 4 juices to mix in, the oysters were outstanding and beautifully pre-seasoned. Breakfast sandwich, burrito, and shrimp & grits were outstanding. Great service that provided great recommendations and allowed us to hang out and enjoy our wine after we finished eating without any rush. Will be back!

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MareN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must experience for a delicious meal and excellent service while enjoying the fresh air at the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great and patio was lovely but the food was not worth the $$$. I got the fish of the day and it came on a bed of raw peas and string beans which I hate so would not have ordered if that’s how the dish was pictured or described on the menu, which it wasn’t. Also for the price would have liked some effort on the veggies. Otherwise, drinks were good.

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vipChefBene
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, terrific food, fantastic service and hospitality. RACHEL IS THE BEST.

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DOUGLASM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great outdoor experience. Get there for happy hour and save big $$.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful Sunday brunch on their sidewalk patio. Been awhile since I last visited but H&P is still going strong. Their oysters, Kushi I think, and Peruvian scallops, fresh, delicious, raw and on ice started my afternoon along with a very nice Bloody Mary. Their Chef Favorite burger with caramelized onions and brios bun grilled to perfection is my #1 burger by the Hermosa strand. Can’t have a burger without their famous Furikake Fries! My partner also enjoyed her Pear&Burrata salad and Ahi on sourdough sandwich…..All served with great attention by Alana. What a cool joint where everyone can sit back and enjoy life!

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HaileyK
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great service, and a great meal! Can’t wait to go back

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vipLALouiseB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service. Such a great menu too.

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ManhattanBchGuy
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. We had a reservation and we were quickly seated. My wife had the claim chowder and said it was very good. The menu is not really to my taste so I had no appetizers. For the main course I had the Fettuccine with Pork Belly and it was good though fairly bland. My wife had the scallops. She said they were okay but not as good as at other places she has had them. It was pricey for what it was but nothing really to complain about or to rave about.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Went back to hook and plow to celebrate our anniversary. The place of our first date. But the service was terrible. The server was not courteous or welcoming at all. Ordered the steak sandwich it was okay, but the bread was burnt and tough to bite through. Ended up cutting the roof of my mouth. Girlfriend said her pork belly pasta was good. Will not be back for a long while.

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BillF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This casual airy farm to table restaurant offered a respectable menu and choices of beverage. It is located in the heart of Hermosa Beach with plenty of on-street parking. I had Brussel sprouts and Panko avocado for appetizers. Both were excellent. My entre was the salad with grilled chicken. The chicken was not too dry and well seasoned. My wife had the clam chowder and a crab cake on salad which was likewise very good. Our waitress was professional and pleasant.

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KallieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful & offered great recommendations.
The food & drinks were amazing - will definitely be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday. They were accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was undoubtedly the best brunch I’ve ever eaten. Such great service and quality of food! Definitely a staple.

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RonM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service - awesome spot for small groups

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Gracious about us being a little late for our reservation, up front with all of the awesome happy hour options, attentive to perfection, we were obsessed with the oysters and specialty fries. Not a bad thing to say, nice work guys!

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vipDaniellaD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place. Excellent customer attention, delicious food, personal so attentif with the requirements, this place is so perfect for spend a special day with your family or friends.

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RoseV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left speechless and satisfied. Brought my friends here and when each dish came out there were “oh my gods” for the presentation as well as each bite. Hidden gem. Would come here for every meal if I could.

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Scruples
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch for the friends from Chicago. Everything was perfect, the food and the service. I will definitely go back for other occasions.

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vipLaurieP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, always great service . We love it here and keep coming back. The food is always consistently good, as is the service. Love all the outdoor eating now.

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BrittanyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Food was great service was fantastic and most of all our mom was happy! We’ll definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for the first time for Mother’s Day dinner. We were seated at a comfortable outdoor patio table. The clam chowder is uniquely flavorful, and our main courses of flat iron steak and scallops and mussels were delicious.
Look forward to coming back to try the steak sandwich.

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viprrjj
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent hospitality

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AnahitY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing aura we had a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, ambience was nice. Friendly server. Cute part of town, great place!

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JenaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Briana
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places. The food is always excellent. The service charming and attentive. Truly a must when in Hermosa!

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ChristopherT
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hook & Plow is a wonderful, lunch spot: an iconic California-casual place. Our server was perfect: friendly and efficient, right on top of the service exactly when we expected her. The food - a cup of clam chowder and an Ahi tuna sandwich - was excellent. Both had a unexpected flavor twist that I loved. And the people watching at our front row table was a bonus. I will go back to Hook & Plow when I visit LA again.

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vipEllaD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipAprilA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, lunch was great, this is a “can’t miss” place for dining!

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JillA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Truly. Having lived in San Francisco for 17 years, whee one can get food from just about any corner in the world as well as true farm to fork Americana from Chez Panisse, Hook and Plow holds a very high standard and it shows. The attention to detail was impressive! Each bite kept getting better and when all was done I was a bit sad, but totally satisfied!

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Piglet
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

H & P always great!!! Enjoyed RB on Sat and HB on Sunday! I prefer HB, but both a great experience!

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You can order delivery directly from The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach using the Order Online button. The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 937-5909.

The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 708 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.