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Hank's Oyster Bar

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Dupont Circle
Fish & Chips, Seafood
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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355
202-462-4265
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service blah

Had been wanting to try Hank's and did over the weekend. Food was delicious! We had the corn hush puppies, trout dip and mussels. All were exceptionally good! Only drawback to the place was that most of the wait staff was dismissive. Had the atmosphere been more friendly we may have stayed longer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jennifer S
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Manassas, Virginia
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Manassas, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had been wanting to try Hank's and did over the weekend. Food was delicious! We had the corn hush puppies, trout dip and mussels. All were exceptionally good! Only drawback to the place was that most of the wait staff was dismissive. Had the atmosphere been more friendly we may have stayed longer. We enjoy talking to and getting to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Coming from New Orleans we expected to find a local place with fried seafood and an oyster bar. What we got was much more. The oysters variety was incredible and for only $2 a piece. But what surprised us was the rest of the menu. My wife had a vodka specialty drink called the hanky panky and large grilled scallops... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Trip Advisor reviews of Hank's Oyster Bar convinced us that we should give the restaurant a try. We found out that the kudos were well deserved and we were glad we visited Hank's! We went during happy hour and took advantage of the special drink and oyster prices, We tried 2 types of oysters and they were exceptionally fresh, briny... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, fresh ingredients. Try the Grilled Broccoli Rabe Salad w/ Shallots, Cherry T omatoes, T oasted Almonds & Ume-Shiso Vinaigrette

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Laguna Niguel, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The place looks hip and lively with plenty of people.. They must have been there for the cocktails… before going to their real dinner destination. Argh – our first restaurant we visited while spending a week in DC.. And it was anything but tasty. I savor mussels – Hanks has them many ways… and serves them bearded and old, not... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We tried the oysters and loved them! Also, everything else we ordered was great. I would highly recommend this to any seafood lover. The atmosphere and service were awesome as well. I had the salmon with soba noodles and it was excellent. Friends had the halibut and it looked amazing.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My daughter and I went there for lunch after a long walk through DC after the Botanic Gardens and we shared the shrimp with the old bay (still hot) and the lobster roll and it was just fabulous and plenty of food for both of us to share. Then we had the chocolate mousse they make fresh daily there and... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice section of the neighborhood with decent sized outdoor patio. Good food served by a wonderful server. Good oysters and other items. Above average but not inexpensive.

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Bolton, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stayed in Dupont Circle area and walked to Hanks for lunch. Waitress was very friendly and gave us great suggestions for our meal. We had fried oysters and fried shrimp both of which were excellent. Not overcooked or greasy which is common. Restaurant was very comfortable with diverse clientele. Would definitely go back again!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Gets packed but great happy hour. Get some delicious oysters and good house wine then stay for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-462-4265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?