The Hook & Plow - Hermosa Beach

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506 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Complimentary specials

No Corkage Mondays

No corkage fee for up to 2 bottles. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions including Happy Hour.

Delicious food menu as well as all draft beers $5 and house wine $6.

Tasty spiced pork tacos, fish tacos, short rib tacos, ahi poke tostadas, cheese board and much more to much on. House wines only $6 and all draft beers $5.

Kids eat free Wednesdays

Get a free kids meal off the kids menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about this place! We loved the music and the environment inside. The food was AMAZING. Our drinks were awesome too. Our servers were very sweet. We will be back.

PK
vipPKBearFan
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a group of longtime friends, group of 8. The service from Chad could not have been better and the food was terrific. Everyone enjoyed their meals

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vipEricS
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first time, but not my last. Very friendly staff. Food was quite good and nicely presented/plated. Had the fish entree. It had a thin and slightly crunchy coating and was perfectly cooked through (i.e., not overdone). Very reasonable corkage fee here. If you visit Uncorked across the street and down the block for wine they’ll skip the corkage fee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very SoCal

TP
vip1TryPeche
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive and average with small portions

MM
MelodieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding!

RC
RubyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary in January. We sat at a corner patio table. There were heat lamps. The staff was great. They were quick and attentive. The food was terrific. We had the salmon and lamb shank. Lamb shank won for the best meal of the night.

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Plushieboy
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and we could not have been happier with the experience. The ambiance was very casual and the noise level was perfect for dinner conversation with my wife. Our server was very professional and did not miss one detail with our meal. She was quick to offer her opinion on our questions, but did not pressure us into any one choice. The food was phenomenal. The burrata salad was “the best salad ever” according to my wife, and I just might concur. The poke appetizer was excellent, and I could only compare it to my own as one of the best I have eaten. The burger and steak sandwich were perfectly cooked and layered with so much goodness we ate everything on the plate.

If you want to have a fun date night, or hang out with friends, this is the place. Highly recommended, and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it! My favorite brunch spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff & great food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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viphollyh
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family of four went to lunch at Hook & Plow on a Sunday and found that they serve brunch until 2pm. My only suggestion to management is to state on opentable and their website what time their brunch/lunch menus take effect, as that could be a negative to some diners if they are unaware that they cannot order lunch during brunch hours.
We had a great dining experience as they had options which satisfied all of us and our waitress was attentive and helpful in answering menu questions. Between us, we had burgers which were geared towards brunch, topped with an egg. They were creative and very delicious. The shoestring fries were the best ever, topped with freshly grated Parmesan. The egg white scramble and the Hangtown fry salad were amazing. We all shared the waffle which was out of this world. Overall, excellent, fresh, creative food with nice portion size, great service in a quaint, casual atmosphere.
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My boyfriend said his breakfast burger patty was a bit dry, I ordered the short rib hash which I found there was hardly any meat in it. Not terrible but wouldn’t go again.

BJ
BeachyJM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious at this neighborhood favorite. The staff is friendly and the restaurant comfortable. Looking forward to going back soon!

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vipLovemexican
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met out of town friends there and we were not disappointed. Food and drinks were outstanding.

s
suziee
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and always consistent! I love the tasting menu they offer and the deserts are so yummy.

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foodluvr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not very friendly staff. Ambiance was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pretty good place. Would come again. Service is tremendous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The place was empty but it took over an hour for us to get served.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We love the owner and everything about this place. It’s calm convenient and amazing drinks and food. Definitely great for date nights

JA
JoAnnRoddaJune2018
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. When we got there, the table was ready for us in the location requested. The only complaint was the place was really noise and my guest likes quiet location. We could still hear well enough to talk to each other.

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vipMatt
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good. Highly recommended, everything was delicious.

j
vipjoed
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is pretty good but we are pescatarians and they put meat in their seafood chowder so there are only a few things we can eat. The fish was good, Burrata pear salad and the French fries are delicious. The waitstaff are always great and try there best to accommodate our needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly server, offered tastings of multiple wine options, excellent music, and, as always, amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch.

ZD
ZeeDubs
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Came here on a busy Sunday morning for brunch with a few friends. The mimosas are yummy, but our experience sucked. Although the ambiance, the staff, decor, service, and a few other things were great, their food was not.

The service staff was awesome and super helpful, but the food was just disappointing.

The kitchen served us chicken and waffles that was raw, literally just uncooked (deep fried in too hot of oil perhaps?). The kitchen also didn't substitute bacon for vegetables like we ordered for the avocado toast and the coffee was comparable to dirty sewer water (no joke, it was horrible).

The staff was polite enough to apologize and comp the chicken and waffles, but still, the experience was just... painful. There seemed to be some serious lack of quality control on behalf of the team. It was my first time here, so I really wish we'd had a positive experience but oh well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food sounds great on the menu but was all mostly “meh”. Not bad but not great and not worth a drive. Definitely much better options in the area. Great location and nice atmosphere due to indoor /outdoor setup and a laid back vibe. Mainly disappointed the food was not WOW quality.