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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 11
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  • 7
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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
Fabulous Oysters

The oysters we tried were all delicious! A bit pricey but worth it. We tried a few other items on the menu but they did not measure up to the oysters. The place is unique and we were lucky to sit outside since the weather was pleasant the night we visited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Linda C
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Tampa, FL
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Tampa, FL
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The oysters we tried were all delicious! A bit pricey but worth it. We tried a few other items on the menu but they did not measure up to the oysters. The place is unique and we were lucky to sit outside since the weather was pleasant the night we visited.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Cute little spot in Dupont Circle with great seafood at reasonable prices. Not fancy, more fun and friendly. I had both raw and fried oysters. They were delicious. My kids are not seafood fans, but they found something to eat, also.

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Columbia MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My last visit was on a Tuesday night. I asked my son to take me there for my birthday. Nice location a couple of blocks from DuPont Circle. I don't have any issues with the food. We both had raw oysters and the pan seared trout which was very well done. However, there were some service issues that turned me... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went there for Sunday brunch. Of course, had to have the oysters and we shared a Dz - 2 of each kind available. They were all terrific and different. I had the Mai Tai and my kids had the Pimm's Gin. All were good plus there were some nice beer selections. My daughter had the lobster bisque and my... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This location is close to my office so some of my co-workers and I decided to finally give it a try. Fridays in DC during the summer most restaurants aren't as crowded during lunchtime and this was the case when we arrived. We decided to try a bunch of different appetizers and share a lobster roll. Mussels were really good... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Yes it is a seafood place and my husband had an oyster taster with 3 different East Coast oysters and 3 different West Coast oysters which he loved. Oysters are lost on me but he had a blast comparing. I LOVED the watermelon, feta and pickled watermelon rind salad with rucola---Great taste combo and perfect for a hot summer night.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?