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Hank's Oyster Bar

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Dupont Circle
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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
11:30 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: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ceviche to die for!

I will be honest, Hank’s Oyster Bar would have been amaze if I had not been hung over. My boyfriend ordered the ceviche and we were beyond happy. Such a clean dish served chilled and with a smile. He also had the salmon Rueben which was drooled over and talked about for days. Me, being hung over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kris K
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will be honest, Hank’s Oyster Bar would have been amaze if I had not been hung over. My boyfriend ordered the ceviche and we were beyond happy. Such a clean dish served chilled and with a smile. He also had the salmon Rueben which was drooled over and talked about for days. Me, being hung over, had the bagel... More 

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Thank Kris K
North Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for staying open during the blizzard. We were able to walk over to share good food and drinks with friends. Loved the oyster shooters!

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Thank Lsg148
Little Rock, Arkansas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves fresh oysters, so for his birthday while we were in DC, we took him to Hank's Oyster Bar. It was a busy little restaurant, but we were able to snag one of the last sidewalk tables for our celebration. He enjoyed several different kinds of oysters, and the service was great.

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Thank judyjbest
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Girlfriends dinner..... Yelp recommendation The oysters were great and there were choices. However, the portions were small!! crab cake sliders were a joke...a half of a half sandwich size. braised greens just ok scallops were good..... happy hour wines not good...

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Thank 59jan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how this place is #29 in DC on tripadvisor. The experience here was terrible. We started with the fried oysters which were decent. We followed with the feast of 7 oysters, which was a flight of oysters with different "toppings". The first one was good but it was followed with nothing but salty disappointment. They actually added... More 

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Thank Dan M
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went to Hank's for lunch. The lunch special runs till 3:00 and can't be beat. Lobster Bisque soup and Mahi Mahi sandwich for $14 !!! There are other choices look on line. You get the good price and the good food. Really enjoyed our meal. Staff was very attentive, Worth the trip!

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Thank jmaChicago_IL
Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The oysters were really good! Very meaty and not too briny. Also, I was served the "Meatiest" lobster roll I've ever had in life thus far! The meat was chunky and juicy, not watered down or flimsy. This restaurant can be a little pricey, however, the food was good so it's nice to splurge every once in a while. I'd... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Stopped in at Hank's to brunch before going to the Phillips. We had the lobster salad roll and the fried oyster po boy. Both were delicious. Also tried the excellent lobster bisque. Service was excellent as well. Pretty laid back, convivial crowd. I would definitely go back and try some of the more standard brunch item that other diners were... More 

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Thank Jonathan T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Seven of us dined at Hank's before going to the Keegan Theatre. Our server, Noelle, was attentive & knowledgeable. Everyone in our party loved their meal and we selected a variety of items. I had the salmon with sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and mushroom sauce which was excellent. Seriously, I will return.

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Thank manyplacest0g0
hong kong
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was prompt and friendly. There's a nice selection of cocktails , wine, and beer. Limited selection of fish - that is non shellfish. But the salmon was delicious.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?