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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Old Town
Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Hank's Oyster Bar
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
703-739-4265
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 72
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb "Comfortable" Lunch!

Saturday was a cold and rainy day in Old Town Alexandria following the annual Scottish Walk. We wanted something "comfortable" for lunch, so we popped into Hank's on King Street. We were warmly welcomed through the new entrance and ushered into the old dining room which has been updated since our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
KenPenn
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Saturday was a cold and rainy day in Old Town Alexandria following the annual Scottish Walk. We wanted something "comfortable" for lunch, so we popped into Hank's on King Street. We were warmly welcomed through the new entrance and ushered into the old dining room which has been updated since our last visit two years ago. A 1/2 dozen salty... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I grew up on Puget Sound in Seattle; oysters are a way of life and almost a religion for us. Hanks in Old Town is as close to home as I can get. The selection of oysters (they always have a big selection from Washington) are the best! With the addition of the new bar the restaurant has taken on... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Started with an assortment of Oysters from PEI and VA and continued on to Lobster Roll. All very tasty and Bloody Mary was great to wash it all down.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you want high quality fresh seafood in Alexandria, this is your place! Great selection of oysters on the half shell. Three from the west coast and three from the east. Couldn't decide so ordered two of each. All were outstanding! For entrees, ordered a lobster roll and crab cakes. Both were great! Crab cakes are hit or miss when... More 

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Duncannon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Since it is so far, we always stay overnight, usually for two nights, actually. In one weekend we go to Hank's for a dinner and then try to make it back for lunch or brunch the next day. Hang town Fry, Oyster sandwich, oyster shooters, oysters, oysters, oysters! Always impeccable and impeccably cooked! I bought my husband a t-shirt.

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Bristow, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Happy Hour Oysters for $1.25 and great draft beers. Happy Hour is only at the bar. Great Fried Oyster.

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Atlanta, GA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

nice choice of oysters. East and west coast. Found prices in same range as other oyster bars in the area. Friendly staff. Street parking available as well a lot around the corner

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great oysters, nice ambiance, good beer. I stayed at the Embassy Suites in Old Town and the shuttle took me there and picked me up. Great service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place has high quality seafood and varieties of good cold craft beer...no better oysters and I've been coast to coast as well as Scandinavia and Asia.

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chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Great spot for our dinner. I had raw oysters, some fried oysters, and my wife had the mixed grill. It was a selection of octopus, calamari, and shrimp. Everything was great and the bar staff were attentive and fun. If we make it back to Washington we will definitely return here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-739-4265

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?