Circle Hook is OPEN!

After months of anticipation, Circle Hook is open at Lido Marina Village! The brand-new eatery is warmly decorated with coastal flair, a mix of distressed wood, outdoor seating and big, picture windows that frame Newport Bay.

And its food is totally on point.

Seafood afficionados will revel in this fried fish concept by Thos Carson, founder of Bear Flag Fish Co. and Wild Taco, and Scott Breneman, a fourth-generation Dory Fleet fisherman and owner of West Caught Fish Company. Carson and Breneman have been fishing friends since childhood, so the partnership is not only a natural one but also steeped in years of camaraderie and a deep love of the sea.

Circle Hook’s menu features locally caught fish like black cod and red snapper, available fried in a light beer batter (almost tempura-style), grilled or steamed. There are also several kid-friendly dishes available.

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OK, ready to see the whole menu? Here it is! (Also note: Menu is subject to change daily.)


  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Thai coconut muscles
  • Ceviche
  • Crab cakes
  • Calamari fries
  • Shishito peppers
  • Lobster bisque
  • Crab chowder


  • French fries
  • Organic Forbidden Black rice
  • Asian couscous
  • Coconut couscous
  • Steamed veggies
  • Roasted veggies


  • Fish and chips
  • Shrimp and chips
  • Crab cakes
  • Bahn Mi Sandwich
  • Lobster roll
  • Fish of the day
  • Local red snapper
  • Thai coconut black mussels and clams
  • Chicken tenders


  • Shrimp & Crab Louie
  • Golden beets salad
  • Coconut slaw
  • Asian slaw
  • Traditional slaw


  • Lobster bisque
  • Seafood chowder


  • House beer
  • Bells 2 Hearted IPA
  • Rose Listel
  • Erath Pinot Gris
  • Ferrari Carano
  • Oyster Bay
  • Chateau St. Michelle
  • Meiomi Pinot Noir
  • Josh Cabernet
  • Evolution Pinot Noir
  • Rombauer Chardonnay
  • Ruffino Prosecco


Circle Hook
3432 Via Oporto Suite 104
Newport Beach, CA 92663