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Our Latest Reviews

Bhweberphotography 27 days ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Best lobstah roll this side of Maine! Get it with the extra meat.

Jstobins about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Are you kidding me??? This is the real deal. I'm from the East Coast and grew up with Maine Lobster Rolls, and the lobster roll from Hook N Anchor is ridiculously good! Not only that, the staff here are absolutely amazing... they are always so accommodating, attentive, and just plain cool... please don't change a thing and keep on doing what you guys are doing!!! A special thank you to Misty who always goes above and beyond!!! Thank you!!! 6 thumbs up!!!! (Me, my wife and our son!!)

Hellokittycao about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Delicious 🙏

Doug about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Every time we go, the food is amazing. The people are great, and I can't wait to go back

Caroline 2 months ago


I came here looking for fish and chips, ended up ordering battered fish tacos and clam chowder! Whoa! Everything was fresh and delicious 😋. The staff is so friendly! I can't wait to come back and try their lobster rolls, or their po boys!

Katelyn 2 months ago

Garlic Parm Lobster Fries

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! We drive over 1 hour at least once a month sometimes 2-3x for this place. This item is my go-to every time without a doubt. However, we also love the lobster sandwich and the lobster tacos!

Gina 4 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

By far the best lobster roll on the West Coast! After years of searching for something close to a traditional East Coast lobster roll I FINALLY found it and can officially die a happy woman. Thank you Hook and Anchor!!!

Veteranfitness 5 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Absolutely phenomenal !!! By far the best place for any and all lobster cravings. A true gem and will be my must stop everytime I go to Newport.

Jo Dee 5 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

We had the lobster 🦞 plate first with rice and grilled veggies then shared a big lobster roll! Yummy the lobster was juicy and tender! Super friendly servers and the food was great. Highly recommend, will be back soon! 👍

Sjpaul0516 6 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Very good!next best place besides Crab Cooker. Clean restaurant

Radosnake1 7 months ago


My boy is a very picky eater and to my amazement, he absolutely loved the clam chowder. It is the best we had in OC.

Posamom 8 months ago

Hook Plate

I miss this fresh local halibut, perfectly cooked veggies and cilantro rice. I ordered my food to pick up and it was delicious, homey yet chef like, no nasty sauces or overcooked veggies. My son happily awaited my return to our vacation home. I long for a vacay to NB again so I can eat this several times!

Thenet12 8 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

During this Wuhan corona virus crisis, we are trying our best to support local businesses. Hook and Anchor did not disappointed our family. We loved the lobster roll, garlic parmesan lobster fries, lobster quesadilla... The lobster claw meat itself are tasty and chewy not like the bad frozen one where it is disintegrating when you give a bite. The kid enjoyed the mac and cheese lobster. The staff is very friendly they have sanitizer handy and open the door for you so that you don't have to touch the handle. This is our new favorite place.

Peachyqn 8 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

The best I've ever had. Cannot wait to go again. You won't be disappointed

Mauidiva7 10 months ago

Hook Plate

Since I live within walking distance, I eat at Hook & Anchor several times a week. My husband and I have had almost everything on the menu, and it is all fantastic. Super quality, fresh food at affordable prices. The staff is super friendly and efficient, and we love going there. Their food rivals the best seafood restaurants in town--you will not be disappointed.

Vincent 11 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Buttery and Grilled brioche bun. Plenty of lobster meat stuffed in this roll. Would recommend highly.

Fnunez101 about 1 year ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

The lobster roll is so Delicious!! Probably the best Lobster roll I've ever had. I am not from the area but visit often and found Hook & Anchor. I promise I will be back because I'm home now and craving it!! Sooooo Yummmyyyyy!!!!!

Vicki about 1 year ago

Hook Plate

A nibble here and there off all plates. cannot go wrong with this restaurant. We have go to spots and this made it to top of list.

Bk about 1 year ago

Crusty Crab

Wow! Delicious can't wait to try the whole menu!

Lwynn1999 about 1 year ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

I am a seafood fanatic and will travel to the ends of the world to eat good seafoods. The LOBSTER roll here hands down, is the BEST in California!! Only thing better would be if they serve the steam lobster with a side of butter... wink wink something to think about as they expand their amazing menu. We've had their cioppino, mac & cheese, Po boy, clams, clam chowders, Lobster rolls and I will tell you.. their foods will NOT disappoint!! We don't live in the area but have come back over a dozen time this past year alone just to enjoy their juicy, generous portion Lobster Rolls & whatever else new they put on the menu. i like that the price is SOOO reasonable for the excellent quality & freshness of the seafoods served here. So happy to see they are expanding to a larger place so I can possibly bring my herd of friends here to enjoy this delicious seafood serving establishment in the heart of Beautiful Newport Beach!!! Pls don't change and continue to serve the excellent quality of foods with the sweet and friendly service of staffs. 10 stars!!! ❤️👍👏🏻🥰

Yocke about 1 month ago

Garlic Parm Lobster Fries

A bit pricey, but, delicious, courteous staff and worth the price overall. I will definitely eat there again and highly recommend.

Julie about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Lobster roll was tasty and fries were well seasoned! I recommend trying this!

Letty about 2 months ago

Lobster Sriracha Mac & Cheese

OMG! ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED! I normally try to avoid pasta, but I just can't with this....oh well, we all deserve a treat ;)

Nov 2 months ago

Garlic Parm Lobster Fries

This dish was absolutely delicious. I'm not really a big fan of seafood but this definitely took the cake. My favorite part was the garlic seasoning.

Olga 2 months ago

Garlic Parm Lobster Fries

I absolutely love Hook & Anchor. My favorite are lobster roll and the the lobster fries. The lobster is so fresh and tender, cooked perfectly.

Jennifer 3 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

The food & service was amazing!! I will definitely be back & can't wait!!

Frank 4 months ago

Lobster Sriracha Mac & Cheese

Had the specially made Lemon Risotto with shrimp. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and the Lemon Risotto was deliciously creamy with just the right herbs. I also ordered the Lobster sriracha mac &cheese for take home because it is too amazing to pass up.

Dushan 5 months ago

Hook Plate

They specialize in lobster and you'll not be disappointed. If it sounds good, order it! Off the hook Mac & Cheese, lobster rolls are the bomb. Caprese salad and made in-house salad dressings-better than mom. And if it couldn't get any better, their pricing leaves you with change to walk down the street and buy desert. Definitely worth a stop. Cheers.

Pamela 5 months ago

Newports' Finest

Awesome fresh veggies. Delicious!

Easthefty 7 months ago

Garlic Parm Lobster Fries

I've had many a lobster dish in my day, and have been craving the lobster fries since my first visit last year. Amazing, filling, heavenly. Fish and chips were loved by the kids! Each bite of lobster was perfect, delicately meaty - never rubbery, perfect flavor.

Susan 7 months ago

Lobster Sriracha Mac & Cheese

Wow! Everything is sooo good but it is hard to not order the Mac and cheese every time. Creamy, just the right touch of sirracha and chunks of lobster. We drive down from the high desert just to have lunch!

Lisa 8 months ago

Lobster Quesadilla

Chock full of lobster and the cheese is amazing! mmmmmmmmm

Gsdawgsquad2 8 months ago

Newports' Finest

We love dining with you!!! Our newest fav is your Cioppino, so delish & ask for extra bread to sop up their delicious sauce!! Good to the last bite!! Grilled Romaine is the perfect starter along with Housemade Clam Chowder too!! Lobster Roll is another favorite & must try!! So many great dishes to choose from & you can't go wrong nit matter what or how many!! Can't wait to eat with you again!!

Mcrx 8 months ago

Newports' Finest

I love this salad so much that I order it for dinner parties. Everyone is so impressed! I've even had the fixings packed separately so I can build it at home on my fancy plates. I always fess up, but people are still impressed and want to know where I got it. I serve it as the entree and it makes entertaining a breeze. Plus, everyone wants to eat healthy but still feel like they're eating something special and this salad makes that happen.

Kimberjperry 10 months ago

Hook Plate

I love eating fish, however I don't like cooking it. I call a head and pick up healthy grilled fish and veggie dinner on my way home from work. The fish is always fresh and cooked to perfection.

Nhaeger 11 months ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Lobster Roll (get it chef's way) is EPIC!!!!!! Lots of lobster and the sauces are super flavorful while the bun is soft, warm and delectable. I'll be back for sure.

Tatum about 1 year ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

Holy Moly! I am an east coaster turned west coaster and have had my fair share of lobster rolls, clam chowder, po boys and more. I was on the hunt for my new go-to spot to fill my seafood craving needs and this place did not disappoint. Hunks of lobster, buttery brioche roll and the perfect "summer boardwalk" type fries. Yup! I will 1000% be back for this bad boy! Thank you for excellent service + killer food!

Brianpurtle123 about 1 year ago

Hook Plate

Amazing food! I've been coming here since they opened and every time the food has been amazing and well portioned. The prices are very fair for the quality and portion size. I had the swordfish plate, with a nice sized portion of swordfish cooked perfectly and with a heavenly lemon caper sauce, this was beautifully presented on top of excellent rice and delicious veggies. If you want good fresh fish at a good price, this is your place. Service has always been excellent. Can't praise enough.

Tammyrojas1 about 1 year ago

Lobster Roll w/ Cajun Fries

👀 🤤 OH Wow AMAZING!! Lobster galore. Let the drool set in!!! Must also try the fish/chips & the mac cheeze.. oozy gooey goodness

Suzette about 1 year ago

Chefs Caprese

I love love love the Caprese at HooknAnchor! I love that they include full leaves of fresh basil and exceptional fresh whole milk mozzarella. The tomatoes are consistently perfectly ripe and they include a generous drizzle of quality balsamic on top! It is a very generous portion and the best Caprese even compared to local quality Italian restaurants! I am Italian, grow my own basil and tomatoes so I am super picky!!


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