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Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355 (Dupont Circle)
202-462-4265
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Ranked #56 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Surf City, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We dined al fresco and had a wonderful time. The drinks were great and the shellfish perfect. No complaints!

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend this place. I had the mussels which were great. My husband and daughter had the chilled lobster and were very happy with their choice. We chose to sit outside. Seems a very busy and popular restaurant. Service was very good and they catered well for our 2 grandchildren.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had oysters on the half, 8 different types, they were fresh, cool and delicious. We then had several of the appetizers, not a single complaint. The wine list was also excellent. Can't wait to go back

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Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After a trip to the zoo, we walked to Hank's near Dupont Circle. A good walk to build an appetite. Very comfortable atmosphere and alot of good choices. My buddy had a Po Boy and I had huevos rancheros (vegetarian.) Both were very good. Wait staff seemed a bit over taxed, but seemed like an unexpected late rush.

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Centennial, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hank's is the place to be for yummy seafood in a casual neighborhood setting. The Dupont location is always crowded, but they offer call-ahead seating so be sure to take advantage or you'll be waiting a long time. Service is so-so, but the quality of food far surpasses what you give up in service. My faves are the ceviche and... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This is where the cool folk hang out. Food is great. Price is right. Look for congressional staffers here.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While wandering around Dupont on our vacation we stumbled upon Hank's during Happy Hour. Great value and even better oysters. A food critic was sitting next to us at the bar and could not believe that we just happened upon this gem. Amazing, first class service. We will definitely return again.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I happened upon Hank's Oyster bar from a recommendation from an acquaintance I met on the Metro. He and his wife were traveling in the same direction as I was around noon and we started talking while waiting for the train. I couldn't get the idea of an oyster out of my mind for the rest of the day. That... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Come after 10:00pm. for the cheapest Oysters in town. It helps that they're local and great too. It does not hurt that the location is pretty great and the bartenders and general staff are always nice too. Food can be a bit pricey, and a bit on the average side, but the drinks are pretty good, and for DC it... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great nightly specials, great food. Small bowl of chocolate for dessert. Reasonably priced, always fun.

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