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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 187
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  • 156
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 11
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  • 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
Fun time, good food, even with a bottle to the back of the head

We really enjoyed our time at Hank's. The food was excellent, the drinks strong and atmosphere enjoyable. There was an incident where my girlfriend was accidentally hit in the back of the head with a wine bottle, but both the server and management was quick to handle it and will not effect our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
chadavid
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Boulder, Colorado
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've been a few times. I really like littlenecks and they always have some. Great seafood specials, great atmosphere. Good local beer selection. Last visit I had a wonderful grilled bluefish entree.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Hank's. The food was excellent, the drinks strong and atmosphere enjoyable. There was an incident where my girlfriend was accidentally hit in the back of the head with a wine bottle, but both the server and management was quick to handle it and will not effect our decision to return. If you're in DC,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I honestly can't even recall what my husband and I ordered here, because, even though it was good, the noise level ruined the experience. Maybe it was the small size of the space being packed with people, maybe it is something else, all I know is we couldn't carry on a conversation because we had to strain to hear each... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perfect night at Hanks. Adorable neighborhood oyster bar in Dupont Circle area of DC. We were thrilled with the 6 different types of oysters on the half shell and the lobster deviled eggs were perfect. The pan seared trout with arugula and parmesan was to die for and the ahi tuna salad was fresh and the greens local. Service was... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Ordered a bunch of small plates so everyone could share. Only complaint is a bit of shell in the lobster roll. Not a big deal though.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Having lived in Ipswich, MA I must say my son and I were very disappointed in the clam plate they were hot, but not light and crunchy like they serve at the Clam Box in Ipswich, MA, the ceviche was very good, and my husband said that the lobster roll was good. The staff was very pleasant and it looked... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came here for dinner and everything was wonderful! The fried oysters we shared as an appetizer were very meaty. Our drinks were well made. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the oyster selection. We would definitely come back!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The popularity of this restaurant is well deserved: the menu features creative meals in a variety of sizes, and always offers unfailingly fresh and truly delicious oysters, shrimp, and fish. Nice staff, easy atmosphere, good beer selection. Eat inside or on the sidewalk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here for lunch today. Had the Crab Cake Sandwich with Coleslaw. The Crab Cake was awesome the Coleslaw on the other and was very bland I was not a fan at all. I would come back again just would not get the slaw. My dad got some Oysters on the half shell he said "That they were good just... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I've traveled to DC 4 times in the last 2 years and have been wanting to go to Hanks but didn't have traveling companions who were seafood friendly. This time 2 co-workers and I went and I'm glad we did. We started out with cocktails/beer. I had The Getaway which was very refreshing. For dinner we shared the Ipwich clams,... More 

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Additional Information about Hank's Oyster Bar

Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355
Phone Number: 202-462-4265
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business
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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