The first Hook & Reel Restaurant was opened in Lanham, Maryland in 2013, by founder Miller. Miller fancies himself as a gastronome and “foodie” extensively, exploring the food culture of many regions of this and other countries. One of his food explorations in 2008, centered around the vibrantly, flavorful and spicy cuisine of Louisiana. He so enjoyed the Southern flavor profile, and spin on French Seafood, that he found himself often cooking many of the specialties he first had in New Orleans, for his friends and family.
Miller decided that he would open his first restaurant so everyone could come and enjoy the “Cajun Experience” that his friends and family enjoyed so much. His pledge to all is that each Hook & Reel will only use the finest and freshest seafood, coupled with fresh garlic, lemon pepper, herbs and spices, and chili powder. All ingredients combine for a one of a kind aroma and finger-licking experience that makes people want to come back over and over again. Hook & Reel is a rapidly growing casual family dining restaurant chain, with new locations opening at a brisk pace.