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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 #29 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Small, but very good restaurant in Charleston near the Market. I had shrimp Provençal which was we'll prepared and very good. Hubby had pork schnitzel and it too was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Ate here last July 2013 and it was amazing. Returned this year again July 2014 and it was just as good as last year maybe even better. From the staff to the decor to the menu to the outstanding food. Can't say not one word bad. It was all very nice. Everyone should try it if u havent. Favorite place... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I recommend you make a reservation for this very popular restaurant. We had a drink at the bar before our table was ready and decided to eat at the bar as the service was so good as were the gin and tonics! I had yellowfin tuna with asparagus, sweet potato chips and coleslaw. My husband had a mixed seafood grill.... More

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Worthington, OH
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had an excellent meal with excellent service at Hank's. Everything was fresh and delicious. Not much in the way for families with small children, but they did accommodate our son with egg allergies. I had the Seafood a la Wando. Very southern and very good.

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Larchmont, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here last Sunday night and were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation time. The restaurant is a cavernous room with brick walls, tables close together and every table was filled making it a bit loud. It is a fun, relaxed atmosphere but what makes it a top rated restaurant is the food. The She... More

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Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The food was really good but we thought a little pricey. The portions were small and didn't come with any sides. Our fish came on a little bit of rissotto. It was busy so make reservations.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We did not have reservations and arrived as they was opening, we was seated immediately, our waitress was amazing and so helpful. The meal was cooked perfect and arrived very quickly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very nice place to eat. It is a bit loud and crowded, but the food is fabulous. I highly recommend Hank's. The Staff was fantastic! Make sure you get a reservation.

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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have eaten at Hanks a number of times in the past few years, but this week was the least impressive. Sat at the bar and was not wow'ed by the service. Plus, the bartender swept up a broken glass behind the bar with a whisk broom and dust pan that was on the floor behind the bar; picked up... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fantastic she crab soup, fresh seafood & was staying at the Doubletree so it was literally out the front door from my room. Had the shrimp & grits & it was absolutely fantastic. Service was excellent & although a bit on the high side, prices were about average for a Charleston seafood place. Highly recommend!

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

Excellent! Thank you for joining us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Hank's. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers! More

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