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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-3474
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Ranked #34 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Church
Description: Located one block from the Charleston City Market in the heart of the Historic District, Hank's Seafood Restaurant has been Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 consecutive years. Hank's Seafood is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old warehouse and serves the best and freshest seafood with an emphasis on local recipes. The lively community table is very popular with solo travelers.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We ate at Hanks 2 nights of a quick 4 day getaway. Each meal was truly delicious! We sampled each of our dishes ordered and shared the seafood tower. Banana Cream pie for dessert! Could not have been better!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Charleston has so many good restaurants, so can be hard to chose where to eat. Put Hank's on your list. Good food and lots of options. Of particular note was the banana cream pie. Best I've ever had. The only let down was their ultra few options of wines by the glass.

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Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place is crowded and noisy. Reservations don't mean you will be seated on time. The service is knowledgeable but haphazard. My waiter, for example, asked if I had enjoyed the crab soup when it had not been served yet. The soup when it arrived was good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Meal were good but not impressive. I had the broiled platter and my wife had curry shrimp. Both meals didn't leave us with the feeling of "can't wait to get this meal again." I would encourage tourist to be check for themselves. I would eat their again but I have has more tasty meals.

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Belleville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent seafood! We liked the ambiance and the service was very good. Right in the heart of Historic Charleston. Would recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very expensive, but one of the best meals I had on the trip. I had bouillabaisse and it was awesome!

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We made reservations thru Open Table. When we arrived (early/restaurant pretty full, but not a long line) the hostess was not overly receptive and passe about when we'd be seated. We waited at the bar (very friendly bartenders) and had drinks. The table we were seated at was crowded up to other tables, no privacy in conversation what-so-ever and rather... More

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chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was very packed on a Friday night so service wasn't perfect - waiting for drinks and to place orders. When our server was there he was extremely helpful with suggestions. I definitely recommend reservations. Extensive menu.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As you can tell by the title, the service was great, but I found the food way too salty. This included the crab soup and the Seafood a la Wando. Perhaps the roasted grouper would have been better.

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Franklin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've read some of the less-than-positive reviews. I have to ask if we ate at the same restaurant. Our experience was exceptionally good. Nice ambiance, especially for a seafood restaurant. Excellent and attentive wait staff. I had one of the best salmon dishes I've had anywhere. Truly memorable. Sides were good. Lemon cheesecake was excellent. But my wife's pecan pie... More

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