You can get a clam platter or squash soup and seasonal plates so everyone in your group cam be happy. It is usually crowded, so get there early. No reservations.
When I have a craving for raw oysters, this is my go-to spot, and it does not disappoint. The simple presentation, fresh oysters (usually six a night, which you can order a-la-carte), and other delicious items like seared scallops and a terrific lobster roll with french fries make it a winner! Try the key lime pie. The cocktails are also... More
We had a nice late lunch at Hank's and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Definitely a great place to drop in when walking around Old Town!
We stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday so it was not so busy. We had no trouble getting seated. The oysters were fresh and tasted great. I also had the Lobster Bisque which was a little different than what I am used to. It is less creamy and more like a tomato soup than the usual bisque... More
Had dinner here with a co-worker on a Sunday night. Considering the day of the week and the time (after 8), the place was quite busy. Dinner was tasty, but be aware that they do run out of things on the menu. Try the mac and cheese on the side - it's delicious!
My sister had just arrived in town and I knew what she would want for her first meal - full bellied fried clams, not available where she lives, but a childhood favorite of us both from New England. Our usual place wasn't going to work out so I googled and found Hank's (the Alexandria one). What a find. The place... More
We've been to Hank's in the past for a drink and an appetizer and enjoyed the experience. We should have left it that way! Thank goodness we were with friends because at least the company was good. This was a horrible dining experience. You pick the most egregious: * Dirty martini without the dirty. * 2nd martini room temp. *... More
Being born and raised in New England I'm very picky about my seafood. So it was with skepticism that I ordered the fried clams the waiter recommended. They were awesome - breaded and fried just right and tasted like Ipswitch Mass. Also tried the lobster roll with the specially made bread - delicious again! Our friends tried the clam bisque... More
Hank's is a fixture in Old Town, a dining destination 5 miles out of D.C. Short on seating, the King Street location makes it really easy to get to, taking either the Blue or Yellow Metro line to the King Street Metro Station, and then hopping on the free King Street Trolley, operated by the Alexandria DASH transit system. If... More
4 of us split almost everything we ordered, which was a LOT! Started with 6 types of oysters on the half-shell, most of which were wonderful. Everyone had a different "least favorite" so it comes down to palate. They allow substitutions of the sides for a $2 surcharge; with so many good-sounding items to choose from, we made lots of... More
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