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Off the Hook

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769 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-9717
+1 302-829-1424
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Millville, DE
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216 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried this place simply to get out of the rut of 5 restaurants we regularly visit and did not have high hopes. This is a seafood shack type restaurant in a strip mall which is attractive but basic in appearance. The menu was fantastic with unusual and creative dishes that did not include the tired beach standby's which every... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a store front place, doesn't look like much from outside but inside is nice, comfortable with a pleasant atmosphere and a small bar area where you can eat your meal if you like. We travel to Bethany Beach almost monthly and the area has many, many good eating establishments and this one is our favorite. When we don't want... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You go here for the food. The service is friendly, but the unique preparations are the stars. The scallops were grilled, served over "porcini sage spatzle, grilled sweet n' sour red cabbage, wild mushrooms, crispy butternut [squash] and black garlic vinaigrette" (I copied from the menu b/c I wouldn't possibly remember it all.) The swordfish was grilled, served over with... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't a children's menu- for picky eaters, you'll have improvise. Just have some basics- chicken tenders or homemade fish sticks. Drink menu was good and food was only okay, a little bland. Call ahead for a reservation or have someone go early to hold a table.

Thank ctp2236
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner for another off-season special. Fish chips were as good as any l've ever had (my first test is whether the fish separates from and falls out of the batter). Standard sides - cole slaw and fries we very good as well. My wife had the shrimp and grits and loved them as well. A gem in the... More 

Thank W S
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local hangout with a sophisticated menu. The gnocchi is light and delicious and the mussels are heavenly. Laid back, small place with an open kitchen.

Thank Allison S
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167 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and tried the calamari as everyone says it is the best at the beach. As calamari fans we agree. Wonderful. I had the grilled carrot salad and it was inspired! Spicy marinade contrasted with all the other flavors. I had it with oysters on the side. Loved it! My husband thought his gnocchi was on the... More 

Thank Otwoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch & place was empty, weekend off season. Staff professional & helpful. Highly recommend broccolini salad with tuna. Tuna prepared to perfection. I imagine you can't get in here in season. Recommend you take advantage of off season light lunch crowd. We'll be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Midlothian, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I have visited this restaurant and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderfully prepared using local fare. The wait staff is attentive, humorous and knowledgeable about the menu. My brother had their wonderfully different scallop dish and loved it (he is very picky). I had the tuna and again it was delish! ...and their... More 

Thank Janice S
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

During the off season Off The Hook has a fish & chips & domestic beer special for $10.00 and it is absolutely awesome! You won't find a better fish & chips anywhere at any price!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 769 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-9717
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-829-1424
OFF THE HOOK is located in Bethany Beach, DE. Our menu centers around the "ocean & farm to table" concept. Please come in and enjoy great food and a full beer, wine and liquor selection. * Fresh * honest * local *

NOTE - the menu on Tripadvisor is outdated and cannot be changed. Go to offthehookbethany . com for the most accurate menus.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?