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Hank's Oyster Bar

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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
703-739-4265
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11:00 am - 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: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 97
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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Read a good review of this dining establishment and my wife and decided to try the place. It is quite busy but we had no problems getting seated. I tried the lobster poor boy, and my wife a had a salad with shrimp. We both enjoyed our meals immensely. The wait staff was good considering how busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Springfield, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Read a good review of this dining establishment and my wife and decided to try the place. It is quite busy but we had no problems getting seated. I tried the lobster poor boy, and my wife a had a salad with shrimp. We both enjoyed our meals immensely. The wait staff was good considering how busy the place was.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Im Still sitting in the restaurant and I feel compelled to send a glowing review. Great oysters, I ordered one of each option and they were all delicious in their own way. My wife ordered the shrimp and calamari appetizer and it was phenomenal. Try this place out, you won't regret it. The beer selection is solid also. We WILL... More 

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent seafood restaurant. Complete oyster bar. Crab Cakes, Soft Shell crab, white bass and lobster roll all fresh and yummy. No reservations but call ahead better than drop in. Excellent service.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Came in for some sea food while on a business trip. I was eating alone but the relaxed friendly atmosphere made me feel at home. The bar area was very busy but the back room dining space was quiet and pleasant. Wait staff was good. The waiter suggested the trout special but crab cakes caught my eye. They were excellent.... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hank's Oyster Bar has raised the bar for quality food and service! We found this restaurant on trip advisor, liked the reviews and we're not disappointed. We ate there 2 nights in a row both at the bar one night and the dining room on the second night. Many oysters to choose from as well as great fish dishes. Don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went here for dinner our first night in town. Had the fried Ipswich clams, very good, ordered a second order. Wife had the crab cakes. Food was good, prices were reasonable. Service was pleasant but oddly unavailable. Never asked to get another drink which was odd. Kinda had to beg for the second clams too. Only other odd thing... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went for dinner last night at 7:30. They don't take reservations. There is no room inside the front door--you're six feet from the corner of a very crowded bar as soon as you enter. People are trying to navigate a long and narrow corridor behind the barstools to get out. So you have to step back with your back... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great party atmosphere. Great food and spirits. Small tables though and very noisy. Not for romance. Large portions - had trouble finishing my meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great menu. Delicious food (even beyond the oysters-desserts are a standout), good drink selection, and a happy hour menu that can't be beat. Outside of happy hour, it is a little pricey, but not unreasonable.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Started the night off with a delicious Lemondrop martini, and it just got better with their fabulous lobster roll. The roll was grilled to perfection, and the lobster salad had chunks of lobster meat. Would definitely get it again!

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Additional Information about Hank's Oyster Bar

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

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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

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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