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Hank's Oyster Bar

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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
17037394265
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 110
    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
Oysters and beer

Small bar restaurant specializing in oysters. My wife had Oysters Rockefeller that were loaded with extras. Very tasty. The other three of us had east and west coast oysters on the half shell. They were served over ice with lemon, butter and horseradish. They had five Virginia and three Washington... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sam M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Massapequa Park, New York
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Oyster sampler, Lobster bisque soup and cold beer. A terrific triple play. Small but sat at the bar and the service was top notch. Don't miss this place

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Small bar restaurant specializing in oysters. My wife had Oysters Rockefeller that were loaded with extras. Very tasty. The other three of us had east and west coast oysters on the half shell. They were served over ice with lemon, butter and horseradish. They had five Virginia and three Washington State varieties. All were excellent. They also had a nice... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The service was wonderful and the staff explain the types of oysters they have. Great experience. We were there over the weekend and could not have had a better time.

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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This traditional seafood venue featuring freshly shucked oysters on the half shell is situated in the middle of old town Alexandria. East or West Coast oysters are available, so we started with two from the area: barcat and pungoteague. Both were outstanding. The fried flounder sandwich was to die for-a lobster roll was also excellent. Many shellfish and seafood options... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent - had the Sunday night special which i understand is one of their best sellers. I couldn't resist the marinated and lightly fried chicken along with collards and roasted beets. Pretty funny choice for an Oyster Bar, huh? - It was goooood. I sat at the bar which was had fast service. Looks like a nice local... More 

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Bennington
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Friendly staff. The restaurant is small and a bit cozy. We were told by one of the locals that this was a great place to eat. The food is reasonably priced and very good. My issue was I ordered the crab cakes and there were a lot of shells in them so was disappointed as I had crab cakes at... More 

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Cerritos, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant has become a regular place to go to when my family and I go to WDC. Now that my daughter is going to school in the area, we plan to go to whenever we visit her. The happy hour specials with 1/2 priced oysters are always a hit; I wish they would add at least one variety from... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Most places have the noisy bar and the tables in the same area. Not this place. The bar is where you come in and the tables are behind a floor to ceiling wall that allows you to have a conversation without shouting. This lunchtime the tables were full and our threesome was able to talk to each other the entire... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We live in the west coast of Florida, but we have never had oysters this good. My wife had the small plate and I had the oyster Po-boy. The breading was perfect and the size was amazing. Service was very good for lunch on a Monday. It is is on our must stop list when in the area. Love the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beware it can get very crowded and as noises - but the food is great and the oysters are very fresh. The menus changes daily and we love going for a nice seafood evening.

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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: 17037394265

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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