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'Off The Hook’ Seafood Restaurant Hopes to Reel in Cranberry Area Diners

Former Monterey Bay Fish Grotto owners walk away from the veteran restaurant to create new venture.

Video by Editor Richard Cook

Glenn and Lisa Hawley know their fresh fish.

As the owners of Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, which has locations in Pittsburgh and Monroeville, the Wexford-based couple earned numerous awards and accolades for their signature seafood dishes.

But after years at the helm of Monterey Bay, the Hawleys decided to walk away from it all—and create a new seafood concept in the Cranberry area.

Off the Hook is now open in the Warrendale Village complex located off Route 19.

The new, expansive, restaurant features an open oyster bar, where guests can observe chefs shucking the oysters, as well as an extensive wine by the glass program.

Another unique concept is the chef’s table inside the kitchen, where guests will have a front seat as the chef prepares their favorite dishes.

When the owners decided to call the restaurant “Off the Hook,” they meant just that. Fresh fish from everywhere from Hawaii to Alaska is flown in daily to the restaurant.

Besides seafood, Off the Hook offers USDA Prime steaks, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Click on the video to watch owners Lisa Hawley give Patch readers a tour of the new space.

If you really want to get your mouth watering (no drooling!) click the second video as Off the Hook executive chef John Dober reveals the secrets behind one of their signature dishes, lobster whipped potatoes

Off the Hook Hours:

  • Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to  3 p.m.
  • Dinner: Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.

The oyster bar is open from 11 a.m. to close every day

Janet Butler June 14, 2013 at 09:23 AM
yum! can't wait to try it!!
Art Wegweiser June 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Great news - better to hear this than news of yet another Wendy's. How about a menu on line, please?
Art Wegweiser June 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Great news - better to hear this than news of yet another Wendy's. How about a menu on line, please?
Jessica Sinichak June 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Art, Off the Hook doesn't have a menu online yet, but they will soon. The website is http://offthehookfish.com/ Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/offthehookfishrestaurant?fref=ts

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