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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Church)
+1 843-723-3474
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located one block from the Charleston City Market in the heart of the...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 208
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  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful Dinner

Everything was top of the line. Service was impeccable, bouillabaisse was outstanding, tuna tartare could maybe have done with a little more seasoning, but was just fine. No dessert, but overall a fine dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Richard H
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Sarasota, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sarasota, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Everything was top of the line. Service was impeccable, bouillabaisse was outstanding, tuna tartare could maybe have done with a little more seasoning, but was just fine. No dessert, but overall a fine dining experience.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Richard. It was our pleasure serving you and we are glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience. We invite you to join us again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a 45 minute wait in the cramped entry for our reserved table (no other available place to wait comfortably) which had our group saying that we would never come back. However, the manager and staff were apologetic and sent over appetizers on the house once we were seated. The food and service were wonderful and we enjoyed the... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your patience with us while waiting to be seated. We are thrilled that you had a great time and look forward to a return visit. Cheers! More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was very excited about dining at Hanks since they claim to be the best seafood in Charleston 15 years running. They fell a little short of our expectations, but were still very good. I will start with the good: Our dessert, the chocolate croissant bread pudding, was possibly one of the best things I've ever eaten. My husband loved... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. We are happy that you had a very good dining experience with us. We apologize for your wait and the volume, it can certainly be a lively atmosphere some nights. We hope you will join us again for an opportunity to make it great for you. Cheers! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our waiter was very professional and the place is nice. Our table was so wide I had trouble hearing my friend. Food was mixed. I was dying for shrimp and grits. It was about $26 for them and I was disappointed. The shrimp were super salty and the tomato sauce on top wasn't great. There was nothing else on the... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. We are glad to hear that your friend really enjoyed the crab cakes. Please let us know if there is ever anything you do not like about your meal and we will do our best to remedy. We look forward to your return visit and the opportunity to win you over. Cheers! More 

Vonore, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Make sure you plan ahead and make reservations or you will miss a real treat. The atmosphere, food, staff, etc. were all wonderful. It was a bit pricey, but we paid more for less in other places in Charleston.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the kind words and are excited that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Monett, Missouri
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Busy place, and for good reason. Delicious seafood and nice atmosphere, in spite of the crowd. If you don't have a reservation, they have the bar and another table that are

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you John! We are glad you enjoyed your evening at Hank's. Please join us again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Hanks did not disappoint. The Seafood Castle was a wonderful spectacle and the crab dishes- cocktail and she-crab bisque- were both flawless. Not cheap, but if u wanna save money, this isn't where you're eating anyway. In my opinion, worth every penny. Added bonus- Service was on point!

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for the rave review. we are thrilled that you enjoyed both your meal choices and the service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

St. Helena, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friends of ours took us there not knowing that I am not a fish eater at all. Luckily for me there were a few items in the menu that I could still eat and enjoy the evening . This Resturant is fabulous , service excellent and the best lemon drop I have ever had . Reservations are a must no... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate the kind review and are thrilled that you enjoyed all aspects of your evening. Please join us again on a future visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

St. Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Recommended by several people, I won't say I was disappointed, but it didn't live up to the hype. I had soup and a salad because I couldn't bring myself to pay $ 32 for an entree. I guess I expected seafood to cost less on the coast than it costs in the Midwest since they get fresh seafood and don't... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. We hope you will join us again on a future trip to Charleston and try some of our fantastic seafood offerings. Cheers! More 

Conroe, TX
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Even though the prices of entrees range from $24-32, this place is worth the cost. It is not a place I would take children, but adults will love the excellent cuisine. The menu includes seafood and even fried chicken served with various sides. My husband had a fried seafood platter that was $25, I had buttermilk fried chicken breast with... More 

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's and that all in your party really liked their meals. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
    (Church)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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