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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Wow, what excellent service and food! If you're going on a weekend, you'll need reservations in advance. The food is outstanding! I had the double fried boneless chicken breast with collard greens and mashed potatoes. My friend had shrimp and grits. We shared crab cakes appetizer. Everything was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow, what excellent service and food! If you're going on a weekend, you'll need reservations in advance. The food is outstanding! I had the double fried boneless chicken breast with collard greens and mashed potatoes. My friend had shrimp and grits. We shared crab cakes appetizer. Everything was outstanding! I will definitely return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for 745 pm this last Sunday and walked in at 740, not "oh go to the bar and we will call you when WE are ready ". Everything looked so good but decided on the Shrimp and Grits. It was so fabulous I was sad when I took the last bight. My dinner date and mate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful experience at Hank's. Our server was so helpful and took time to discuss all the menu items that we were considering for dinner. We avoid alcohol and meat (i.e. chicken, pork, beef) in our food so she was kind enough to find out and inform us of the menu items that contained either. Would definitely go again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cool location downtown. I have eaten here many times and the food is consistently good. I had a party of 8 and we shared the seafood castle as an appetizer. The selection was delicious and there was plenty of food for us. All of our entrees were fresh and well prepared. I was disappointed that the waiter seemed a bit... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was very busy and as it was our last night in Charleston we had to accept a late reservation. This did not in any way seem to inconvenience the servers who were happy for us to take our time and finish. Added to that the food was excellent and well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food here is very good and the service is excellent. Wait staff are dressed in traditional white jackets—a nice touch from a fancier time. As with most restaurants these days, it is a little noisy, but tables are NOT crammed together as in many restaurants, so conversations were easy. I had shrimp and grits (because I am not from... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Seasonal Salad was artful and spot-on...Oyster on the half shell a real treat with it being August (have we dispensed with that rule?) Shrimp and Grits...best ever. Also ordered the Grilled Jumbo Shrimp....outstanding. Wine list is broad and fairly priced.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hank's was recommended to us while we were visiting Charleston, we were expecting an amazing dinner and service, to our surprise we didn't have either. The welcome was cold, the atmosphere is boring, server was not helpful or informed about the food preparation, and absolutely no plate presentation. Our server dropped off our check and never offered the dessert menu... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to Hanks a few times over the years, but we are never let down by either the service or food. Its always great tasting and served by smiling wonderful people who really want you to have a good time. This is a great place for a dinner meeting or a romantic date night. You will not be... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We read some reviews for Hank's before deciding to try the place. It is a no brainer. If you are in Charleston and you are interested in eating in all the best restaurants in town, Hank's has to be near the top of the list. The place is not new or fancy but it reeks of old time elegance. The... 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, 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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