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Hank's Oyster Bar

1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710 (Old Town)
703-739-4265
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Ranked #19 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dakar, Senegal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you can manage to snag the table hanging out over King Street, it's a great spot for people watching. We came here for Sunday brunch and had the smoked trout hash with poached egg, as well as the fried oysters. Throw in coffee and some bubbly infused with basil simple syrup (the flavor was very subtle), and we had... More 

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San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Dec 30, 2013 - A nice birthday dinner for the family- Hank's had doubled in size from a year ago, and the move did not hurt them one bit- We started with 2 dozen oysters (4 each of 6 different types) 2 from the Pacific, and 4 from the east coast - Great selection of craft beer and the fish... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The oysters were wonderful, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, and who doesn't love goldfish snacks!

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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, Oyster Bar

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