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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
12024624265
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good food and service

We ate oyster milanese, cauliflower salad and potato. They are delicious. The waiters were nice. Must try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We ate oyster milanese, cauliflower salad and potato. They are delicious. The waiters were nice. Must try.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were too early for their full menu so satisfied ourselves with a sampling of all six varieties of oysters they had on the menu that day, then we ordered another half dozen of the ones we liked the most. They were very helpful in describing the differences in each of them.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In a strange city with a new job--what a treat to fall into Hank's. Reminded me of home in New England with a bigger, sassier city edge. It's 90+degrees outside--the locals are sitting at the outdoor tables and I find a cool retreat at the air-conditioned bar eating juicy, plump Oysters from the northeast, south and western rivers/seas. Even if... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We happen to be in the area and we arrived just as the restaurant is open. Since it is such a popular place, people are waiting outside, on the side walk, and in the bar area. And the bar is on the small side. Most people were opting for the outside seating so we got our choice of seats inside.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

we went strictly for an oyster fix. the seafood dominated dinner menu looked great but that will have to wait. six different seaonal bi valves were available this day in mid august:half east coast; half west. from PEI to OREGON; our habit is to sample all and then double back on favs. our bartender after nailing a kettel one dirty... More 

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had the friend oyster dinner. Nine plump oysters with about the right amount of batter. Excellent cocktail sauce and slaw. The fries are shoe string and just ordinary. I will pay the $2 to substitute another side for the fries next time and there will be a next time. Wife had the dorado large plate special. She said it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great bar menu. I wanted to have all the drinks. I had the "English Gentleman who..." (long title) gin and aperol and grapefruit juice. Wonderful. Hanging out at the bar is delicious and I would have had the happy hour taco but sat at a table and had a shrimp roll with wonderful cole slaw side. Going back soon and... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We initially went there on the recommendation of our tour guide as a great place to get fresh Mussels. We ended up there during a thunderstorm so were inside, rather than outside on the very inviting patio, but had a wonderful relaxing lunch and great service. Great neighbourhood. Would definitely return.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

While in DC a few days ago, I went to Hank's for the second time in the last few months. I returned because the oysters and lobster role had been fabulous on the previous visit. I was not disappointed on this visit either! Great food, fair prices, and a nice evening are to be had at Hank's Oyster Bar!

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A small group of us took lunch here on Friday 8/1, and what a mixed bag this was. Very inconsistent and all over the place in quality. First, lets talk about the things we liked. It was a lovely day, so we ate outside. Fantastic people watching and a very nice mostly shaded patio. We had fresh oysters and shrimp... 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: 12024624265

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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