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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 #30 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Salem, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went with a party of 5 early enough for happy hour and quick seating. Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. Most of us had oysters on special for happy hour as well as additional entrees. I have seen some reviews that knock the service, but we had an excellent experience. We took up the table for the entire evening... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to Hanks Oyster Bar during my various visits to the DC area. My second visit may result in my continuing to patronize the restaurant IF I happen to be in Alexandria at meal times. On the other hand, it is not a place I will be willing to make a big effort to go to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every oyster, every drink and every meal I have ever had at Hank's in Old Town has been delicious and served graciously. Hank's never disappoints!

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a great place! This was my first visit after a day of house hunting in Alexandria. Wasn't aware they had $1 oysters in the bar, and sat in the dining room. It is noisy, but everyone is having a good time! I had raw oysters and an oyster PO' boy. Both were delicious. My husband decided to try the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Two of us had the oysters. Terrific. One had a lamb topped with Feta cheese. All of us enjoyed it. Good fun place. It is a little noisy.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Since our visit last year, Hanks has modernized their restaurant. It now consists of one room in which there is a long bar at which they serve $1 oysters from 5-7 on weekdays (3 choices each day) and another room which serves food from 5:30. You can also (as we did) get food in the bar after 5:30. Bar area... More

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toronto
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

this was our first restaurant that we tried on a recent trip to Alexandria and it was somewhat of a disappointment. It was a Saturday evening so we expected it to be busy, the restaurant itself is very nice ,great location and an nice contemporary feel ,however the eating area was incredibly noisy to the point where conversation was difficult.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food, beer and of course Oysters! Stopped by on a late night when it was raining. I was sheltered with warm food and a slice of pie. Good spot for a quick bite.

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Buffalo, New York
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192 reviews 192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just popped in: FANTASTIC FRESH OYSTERS!! FANTASTIC PEACH bellinis Fantastic white sardines Great all around We will be back first chance we get. Clean and happy atmosphere No tourists

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hanks reminded me of being anywhere in the south at a hole in the wall oyster bar - without the view. It is a cozy little spot (being refaced, so if you go tonight, look for the scaffolding outside). We sat in the back to the right which opens up a bit. There were nine of us including two children... More

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