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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic

Great food, yummy cocktails, fresh fish, really knowledgeable staff. Best crab cake ever! Good date night place, felt a bit more dressed up then some other places

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, yummy cocktails, fresh fish, really knowledgeable staff. Best crab cake ever! Good date night place, felt a bit more dressed up then some other places

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surrey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Although a few reviewers here write about issues with reservations or waiter error, we were really impressed with how efficiently the place runs. Packed out on a busy Friday night - we had reservations (essential) - orders were taken and food and drink served, all in a timely but unhurried manner. The menu has such a range of seafood options... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There's nothing not to like about Hanks Seafood. From the first day this restaurant has opened, we have been loyal guests of this restaurant. The bouillabaisse is a hidden gem on the menu when you don't want something heavy or fried. But the specials are always a hit and the desserts are delicious!! Start with the shrimp cocktail or the... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After making the rounds of many wonderful spots in Charleston this stop takes top awards. A suave salesperson at Kate Spade recommended we cancel our res at another well rated restaurant ad go to Jack's. We were so glad we did. The interior is sophisticated and updated classic. We immediately asked if the bartender knew how to make a cappairina... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Would have given Hank's five stars the atmosphere was not great. The place was so loud I couldn't hear my husband when he tried to talk. The food was very good !

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West Chester, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We loved this place. The seafood tower was impressive, the service was top-notch, and the place was busy and crowded without appearing to be so. Try to get a table in the middle of the room to fell "a part of it all". Excellent dinner.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We found Hanks while walking the city and couldn't believe our luck that they could take us! Their crab cakes are the best I have ever eaten and everything else looked amazing. I would love to go back someday.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food at Hank's was spectacular! Honestly, probably one of the top 3 meals I've ever had at a restaurant. Absolutely delicious!

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london
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29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There's not a bad thing on the menu....I've eaten there many times and it's consistently above and beyond when it comes to seafood.....a great wait staff....a little on the formal side, but very efficient .....the atmosphere is more formal than just a

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Edgefield, South Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just not my kind of place. The average meal is about 32-38 dollars. I ordered the seafood platter after reading reviews of how ample the serving was. NOT IMHO. No one at the table complained about the taste of their foods but I thought there was no value for the price. I understand this is a very popular seafood establishment... 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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?