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Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355 (Dupont Circle)
202-462-4265
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Ranked #87 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lancashire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Found this restaurant from reviews... Luckily we were staying 2 mins walk from hanks. We had been in DC for 4 nights and eaten oysters every night ( well it was a holiday - and we don't have easy access to oysters were we live ) the choice available was amazing- the taste even better... We had a mixed platter... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Hank's seems to be a hit with the locals. Its rep is built around fresh seafood and a very interesting bar. The fresh oyster bar was excellent. Our mains were very good, although portion sizes are small and you'll need to order things that look like vegetables on the side. All in all, its pretty straight up fare. One particular... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had half dosen oysters, very good, fresh... The condiments also good... Service was very good... The place also very comfy

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Staying at Embassy Suites Hotel on 22nd NW with a taste for Crab Cakes, I decided to walk over to Hank;s (kind of cold, took me about 20 minutes.) I got in on a Monday night about 8 pm without a reservation. Place was crowded. Service was quick. Nice atmosphere. I was not overly impressed with the crab cakes but... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My wife and I decided to eat at Hanks while our daughters attended a concert at the Verizon Center. We like the Alexandria location and this was my first visit to the DC spot. Happy hour oysters are $1.25 so you can't go wrong. And our two dozen were excellent, as you would expect. We then split a salad, hush... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

$27 for 7 tiny, tasteless oysters covered in poorly conceived flavours! $25 for a basic oyster stew. 3 orders either ignored or came incorrect, then the whole bill was wrong. I do not recommend and would not return. Plenty of better options around.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We tucked into this restaurant on a walk to another - gave up because of the rain and we were so glad we did! We each had the pear goat cheese salad, one with bacon vinaigrette and the other with balsalmic. We each went for the scallops with mushrooms which were perfectly cooked so so good! Just the right amount.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Really, when you're eating with a food blogger, you expect the food to be above par, but Hank's was honestly just what you need: great food, super-friendly service, no-nonsense, low-threshold seafood. I love oysters, and there they were, unfussy and great. The crabcakes are something to sing about. Old Bay fries sound easy, but there was so much that could... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place was just great for an evening after touring DC. It had a good selection of draught beers, a bustling vibe and a varied menu. The oysters (which we had to try of course) were as fresh as they come. We had the meatloaf from their meat and two sides menu which was excellent value and very tasty. The... More 

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Clayton, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a tasty lemon cocktail followed by a very good scallop entree. The lobster bisque was some of the best I've had! Service was excellent.

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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: Seafood, Fish & Chips

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