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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 167
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  • 144
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasantly surprised

Caesar salad was surprisingly good as was the bouillabaisse that followed. My friend really liked his soup and crab cakes. Nice beer selection. Service a touch slow considering they weren't packed but on balance a good find at a fair price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
CLF422
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great small focused menu for local seafood and for oysters from Washington, to Maryland and Virginia. Loved all the options, the buzz of the always full dining space and the love of simply finding this place and always coming back every time I'm in DC!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were exhausted from all-day touring and decided to stay in the city for dinner. After a quick look on trip advisor and being turned down at multiple places (it was Saturday night) we were able to get a table for 6 at Hanks Oyster Bar. The food was surprisingly reasonably priced and delicious. What a diamond in the rough!... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Going out with friends, and I wasn't looking too hard for seafood, but I am so glad we went here. Great oysters.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Caesar salad was surprisingly good as was the bouillabaisse that followed. My friend really liked his soup and crab cakes. Nice beer selection. Service a touch slow considering they weren't packed but on balance a good find at a fair price.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First time visit, as I was in search of OYSTERs and a culinary experience. Dinner service begins at 5:30PM, but the bar was open as we arrived earlier. The bar keep was extremely helpful and accommodating as well as the wait staff. The fried oyster dinner was outstanding. Parking, two hour, I discovered is on the one way street.

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Hank's is a casual, if not funky restaurant that takes its name as an oyster bar seriously. Let's start with the cocktails which are well-crafted, if not a bit on the small side. Oysters and all the raw bar offering are terrific. We ate here two nights in a row and found the more complicated dishes a bit ordinary, but... More 

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Sv Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fabulous drinks, chic, place to see and be seen. TASTY!!! Love it! Oysters were still cold from the sea. Looking forward to a repeat. :)

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Baltimore, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Hanks was a great find for us as we stayed in DC on a snowy, sloppy weekend in February with another couple for my wife's February birthday. Our CPA daughter, hoidy toi!!!, ha, just kidding, lived in DC for a year or so and she recommended Hanks. We live just 40 minutes away in Columbia MD and we took a... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to go for seafood within walking distance of our hotel and this popped up. My friends love oysters on the half shell and ordered theirs and were very happy. I on the other hand prefer cooked ones. Oysters Rockefeller was on special so I ordered that. One bite and all I kept saying was, "This is the best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hanks Oyster Bar is located in a fantastic part of the District of Columbia, and a short walk away from the "DuPont Circle" Metro station. The atmosphere is very pleasant, quiet and intimate but also quite relaxing. The design of the interior is what I would call "rustic" with things like exposed brick walls adding a lot of character. Service... More 

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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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