Jersey Fresh at its Best

Dockside Kitchen & Eatery - Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2024

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Our Story

Est. 2010

No one knows seafood like we do. At Hooked Up, our mission is simple: take the freshest seafood, straight from the source, prepare it with the simplest ingredients and deliver the finished product right to your plate. Did we mention commercial fishing is in our  blood? Captain Bill Bright has been navigating the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as a successful commercial fisherman for over 35 years. Enthusiastic about sharing the noticeable taste of fresh seafood and connecting consumers to their local fishermen, we opened up South Jersey’s favorite seafood shack in 2010. If your aim is to eat the freshest seafood closest to the waters where it was caught, Hooked Up Seafood is the place to be. 

As fresh as it gets

It's our ocean to plate promise

We’re proud to be located at the second largest fishing port on the east coast. Our goal is to provide the highest quality seafood, always. Trust us, when you know the source, you can taste the difference – one bite, and you’ll be hooked!

from our kitchen
with love

Summer dishes you'll dream of...

Our philosophy is simple. We take the freshest seafood from local boats and fishermen, prepare it with the simplest ingredients and deliver the finished product right to your plate. Prepare for juicy, mouth watering goodness all summer long. 

It's a family affair

A family business with a mission...

We’re proud to be a family owned & operated business. Together, our love for fishing and cooking is like no other. Whether it’s in our kitchen at home, or the kitchen at Hooked Up, we’ve always been passionate about using local, seasonal food in every meal we produce. There’s also nothing we love more than getting to show our customers the ‘behind the scenes’ side of offshore fishing. 

Know the source, Taste the difference

A family legacy

35+ years in the industry to prove it...

Our love for fishing and the ocean, comes from 35+ years in the industry. Captain Bill has been a successful commercial fisherman on the Atlantic for decades, and has two commercial fishing vessels – the F/V Defiance and F/V Retriever. The F/V Defiance is a long lining boat which the primary catch includes tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi, and tilefish. You can find the Defiance docked right behind Hooked Up. The F/V Retriever is a trawling boat used to catch Illex squid that’s based out of both New England and Cape May, New Jersey. 

Get to know the fisheries

Dine with us Dockside

Join us for fresh fish specials, fishermen's tales, salty air, and even better sunsets. BYOB.

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