Charon posted on 07/21/2008
Rating & Review:
Fried shrimp delicious, fresh and not greasy or too much bread. Friendly very casual atmosphere.Salad bar should have a variety of salad greens and a better choice of vegetable for sides.
posted on 01/18/2008
Rating & Review:
The Fish Hook is a small, counter style, local favorite specializing in fried seafood. When you come in, you order at the counter, they give you a number, and you sit down. When your number is called you collect your tray of food that comes on styrofoam plates. You then move to a side table to collect plastic forks and napkins and pump out cocktail and tartar sauce in little plastic cups. The drinks are also served at the counter in plastic cups. They have sodas and budweiser on tap along with sam adams. <br />
I had the fried oysters which were near perfect. They were very fresh, not too much breading, and not greasy. They actually tasted like oysters! They came with a choice of two sides: french fries, cole slaw, salad bar, rice, roasted potatoes, and the veggie of the day. The fries were fine, nothing special. The cole slaw was not homemade, finely chopped, typical mayonnaise, but edible. My wife had the cajun grilled combo with scallops and shrimp on rice, plus fries and the salad bar. She chose the heavy cajun spice which was too hot and over powering. The seafood was cooked well, very tasty but she would order the mild the next time around. The salad bar is simple but fresh and well stocked. Its the typical iceberg lettuce, tomato wedges, cucumber salad, with a macaroni pasta salad, beets, croutons, and salad dressing. <br />
The negative for this restaurant is the atmosphere which borders on picnic tables although they are booths and small tables. The lighting is cold and dim, and everything is dated. My suggestion would be to remove the wall paper and paint the upper part of the wall white, paint the vertical wood planks on the bottom half a nautical blue, repaint the booths to match the walls and replace the lighting with something brighter. I would also get rid of the styrofoam and plastic and have real plates, silverware, and glasses! It would definitely help the environment and food always tastes better on real plates with real silverware. <br />
All in all its a great place to go when you have a craving for fried seafood. They are open every day at 11am and close most days by 8pm.