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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FRESH SEAFOOD PLUS CONCERN FOR DIETS!

It is refreshing and comforting to be able to find a restaurant that cares about my need to avoid salt and maintain a low sodium regimen. The waitress checked with the kitchen and several choices were presented, all of them tempting. I chose soft shell crab and they sauteed it tastefully and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Lois C
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is refreshing and comforting to be able to find a restaurant that cares about my need to avoid salt and maintain a low sodium regimen. The waitress checked with the kitchen and several choices were presented, all of them tempting. I chose soft shell crab and they sauteed it tastefully and presented it on a green salad that included... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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66 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We walked here from our B&B two nights in a row for this amazing menu!!! We chose some of their Signature Cocktails to start. I had the Hanky Panky vodka drink and my husband had the Puerto Viejo tequilla drink. They were really GREAT drinks with a unique twist. And you can't go to an oyster bar without having oysters,... More 

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Imperial, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Amazing craft cocktails. Tucked away in a small quaint bar style atmosphere. Excellent Oysters and a witty staff to educate you and hand prepare something for you. The Ipswich clams were amazing. Lots of hearty foods to savor.

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Waterloo, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food here is very good, the oysters are fresh (and I usually don't like oysters) and every meal I've ordered is wonderful. Seating is hard to find, so expect a wait or call in advance. Staff is friendly, not warm but not curt, somewhere in between.

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Gill, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a great meal at Hank's outdoor seating area. Our waiter was attentive and very well informed of the menu, he provided great insights on the oysters/cocktail offering. My husbands was very happy with the oysters, I had a lobster roll which was quite good (coming from someone who spends a lot of time in Maine!). Prices seems right on.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ordered several types of oysters. Some were excellent, with a rich flavor but others were really tiny and flavorless. We paid $2.25 for each which is a bit steep. Hanks is getting more expensive at each visit. I wouldn't come back. I can get same quality but lower price in DC. Bad value for money.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Love this place!! The oysters were amazing and fresh. My grilled tuna sandwich was perfection. My hubby's shrimp Po Boy clocked delish!! He said it was. Can't wait to go back.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went out for a casual evening in the capital. Wonderful selection of craft beers. Oysters on the half shell - fresh clams. In house onion rings are fabulous! Crab cakes are crispy & fresh! Super cold slaw. Great friendly service. Very attentive!

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Manassas, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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