The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach

4.7
647 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Nice quiet lunch with a friend.

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BC21
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was very helpful with creating a “custom entree” for our daughter. Thanks!!

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vipEvelyne
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service & food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Easter brunch ever! Mara was the most perfect server. All staff amazing. Excited to go back for the yummy burrito!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date, delicious cocktails for only $10 each. Super reasonable for a craft cocktail in this area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Would love to see more than beer and wine served. Our table took 20 minutes to get cleaned off so we were waiting around for awhile.

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vipdmfoodie1
San Diego
117 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While on vacation, we secured reservations at Hook and Plow. Overall food was good, waiter was professional. Unfortunately our main dish came out prior to our appetizers, however the waiter quickly alerted and chef and apologized. The crab cake was mushy not a favorite, however the brussel spouts were delicious and the butter nut squash was excellent. Overall, nice meal.

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KeithP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was way too cold to sit curbside with fake flame “heaters”. The chairs were incredibly uncomfortable metal things with no padding, the tables were uneven, which made cutting food difficult, and the service was very slow. My kids liked the food, but I did not. For an average price per person of $45 (a few of us had tea, the rest drank water—no alcohol), the value is low.

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CarinaN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service and delicious food! Great place for brunch!

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EmyOC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, spaced out patio, great food and friendly service made for a really nice dining experience.

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Joseph
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Apps and service were great . The mains were not up to par.
Ambiance and service were very good .

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viptastyfood
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time dining at Hook & Plow Hermosa. Most of the seating is outside, and even the indoor seating is all very exposed to open air, so they have lots of heaters and were helpful in moving them around to ensure we were comfortable. We took advantage of the $15 corkage fee and brought our own wine. The food was so yummy and ended up being a reasonable bill all in all.

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vipJanH
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always amazing! The outside dining is quite nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Heater wasn’t working; server took a long time to come back and get our dinner order after taking drink and appetizers order which made it extra cold. Food was ok.

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NickM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Food and service are great. Thanks

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TiffanyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the patio was great and the food was tasty. The shrimp and grits were amazing but very rich. The ceviche was good, fresh but a little too sweet for my taste. The drinks were all good, but again just a little too sweet and not enough heat in the mango jalapeno margarita. The servers were quick and efficient and it felt safe during covid. I especially love that they take reservations and will probably be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Sunday morning breakfast/brunch option

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NinaF
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We highly recommend the pear and burrata salad and the grilled cheese! The cocktails are really good too. The service was a little slow when we went, but other than that, we really enjoyed the food. We definitely want to visit again soon.

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vipCaronG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great H & B dinner!

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OmarU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this local spot in the sunshine. Great salmon salad and crab cakes. Would 100% recommend over and over.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and set up. Far enough away from the Pier, drinking crowd, but close to everything as well. A more mature feel for drinks with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The server was not the best. He was not attentive. I’ve visited this place plenty of times previously, however the service this particular time was not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing date. The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing!

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IveteC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Great food and service. I especially love it for lunch since they have the “Chef’s Boards” where you can pick two or three items for one set price. Great value and really yummy choices! I recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Hook and plow used to be our favorite seafood choice in Hermosa. However now prices have increased probably to covid, and the food is subpar from what it used to be for the $$. Would only come here for brunch in the future.

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vipAnnK
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times and have always enjoyed their food. It's savory, tasty, and cooked just right. The service has always been very good as well. Casual dining, delicious food, you can't go wrong.

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ScottH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Thank you

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vipJStreem
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid brunch spot with nice extended patio. Service was OK / awkward at times.

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ChristianE
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Both hostess and waitress were fantastic. And yes, the restaurant was beautiful! That said, the entre was not on par with the expectations that arose from the associated cost. We asked for a steak sandwich (medium) but received meat that was so raw and chewy, that our teeth could not pierce the meat. It was more of a bite, grip, rip, and pummel the meat with your molars until it was finally able to slide down the esophagus.

Again, service, ambiance, and appetizers were FANTASTIC. Highly recommend the panko avocados and the cheese board. And OH LORD, the coffee was hot and flavorful. Anyway, I wish you guys luck on your experience!

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JanaE
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! The fish tacos were amazing!

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vipSerenaT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at this great little spot. Very welcoming and the food was delicious!

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BeeTee
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. The crab cake and brick chicken were off the charts. Service was the best. Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Will be back!

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vipwmgrar
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. I think the $16 surcharge for adding 3 scallops to the salad is a bit excessive.

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vipsusanc
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. She made great recommendations. The seafood was very fresh and everything was well-seasoned. We especially loved the halibut ceviche

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AndreaS
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was Valentines Day and they had a special menu. Very good choices. We started with the fries.....oh my, delish. We had to order another this time the Furikake Fries. Equally delish. I had the Pear & Burrata salad, amazing. My hubby had the Clam Chowder. He claims its the BEST he has ever had! His main coursed was the 12oz.New York Strip with Scallops. Equally just as delish as everything else. He said it is our new go to when we visit from Palm Springs.

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MelissaF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Valentines special with lamb chops that were exceptional and my husband had the pork belly pasta which he loved. The banana custard dessert was the perfect balance of sweet and savory from the meringue to the graham cracker crust. It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and Valentines Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria B was awesome! Lot of fun on our Valentine’s Day family brunch! Such a great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - exceeded expectations! Friendly service!

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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 647 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.