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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 - 11:00 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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  • 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
Most recent review
Very nice

Enjoyed our meal, must have reservations, Much bigger then it seems from road. It is one of the must go places in Charleston

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
JAMES W
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Augusta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our meal, must have reservations, Much bigger then it seems from road. It is one of the must go places in Charleston

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here every time I visit Charleston and I have never been let down. They always have fresh seafood and great drinks to accompany the meal. Our server was a little scattered, but the meal more than made up for it. We'll be back next time we are in town.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Food was not up to standards. Waiter did very little. Cocktails just ok. Many better places to eat

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Hank's was hopping when we arrived, and it didn't take long for us to find out why. Brandon did a great job of making recommendations and keeping our water glasses topped off, which was greatly appreciated. Appetizers of she-crab soup and fried oysters with green tomato, sweet corn and blue cheese vinaigrette with pickled okra did not disappoint. The tastes... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

What luck! Finding Hank's in Charleston was fabulous! A low key, but very charming restaurant near the market and Charleston Place. The wait staff wear these cute white jackets that remind me of days gone by. We were blown away by our dishes! The tuna tartare was just so good, but hubby's crab cakes won best CCs ever! He could... More 

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Essaouira, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a excellent experience in all aspects, starters, mains, desserts, wine and service. Good balanced taste, perfect prepared fish, attentative service! The ambiance just adds to a perfect experience! Worth the money.

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

Wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Charleston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of those restaurants you would take someone you wanted to impress. The atmosphere is white cloth high end but not stuffy. There were people dressed in suits and some were casually dressed Our server answered every question we had concerning the wine and food. We each had an appetizer, a dinner with some of the best fish... More 

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

Excellent! We are delighted that you enjoyed all of your meal choices and the that the service was top notch. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our first visit at Hank's Seafood on a Tuesday night. We had booked a table and when we arrived those that had not booked, we're waiting patiently. The restaurant was packed. We were not rushed by the staff so we had a chance to savor their superb seafood menu. We were four so one boullaibaise was ordered. This... More 

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

Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience. Please join us again on your next trip to Charleston. We would love the opportunity to shoot for a 5 star review. Cheers! More 

Oxford, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere & ambience - you can dress up or nicer jeans. Waiter was charming and attentive. Food was very good. Two entrees, two glasses of wine and a 20% tip came to $80.

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

Wonderful! We appreciate the great review and are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner. Atmosphere is good, services is ok, food was good but overall not sure was a good as the price.

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

Thank you for dining with us. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?