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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Homering Hanks!

This has always been a favorite of mine. I always visit Hanks when traveling to Charleston. Tonight I had the Pan Seared Scallops. One word " freakingfantasticandsimplyawesome " if it ain't broke don't fix it. Hank's never disappoints.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bobby H
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has always been a favorite of mine. I always visit Hanks when traveling to Charleston. Tonight I had the Pan Seared Scallops. One word " freakingfantasticandsimplyawesome " if it ain't broke don't fix it. Hank's never disappoints.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Atmosphere, Great Food and Great Service. Make sure you make a reservation so you don't have to wait.

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Hickory, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant's atmosphere and food! Wonderful broiled seafood platter and fried platter, too. Key lime pie was delish, too!

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Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate at Hank's Feb. 4; it was our first time. friendly and efficient staff. food was great. I gave a 4 stars instead of 5 because their wine selection is not great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another sterling meal at this lovely restaurant. Brought southern friends who agreed that food is superior. Triggerfish special a taste sensation, shrimp and grits so reliable in flavor, texture and presentation.Thanks, Hanks, for living up to our expectations.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Another great place to eat seafood in Charleston! I loved their appetizer selection. The fried oysters were great, and so was the ceviche. I had the shrimp and grits - a Southern Classic, and that was also fantastic. Portions are very generous. Service was spot on: the server was very attentive. The restaurant is very popular, so reserving a table... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

And other southern seafood delights, we found dishes we weren't even aware we would like. Helen was a gracious waitperson, and knowledgeable about ingredients and techniques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with Halls Chop house, Hanks Seafood is a must when visiting Charleston. Four of us went to dinner here and all of the entrees were excellent. I had the Bouillabaisse and the broth was one of the best ever. The crabcakes also were a hit. Our server, Casey, was fun and efficient - thoroughly explained the various specials and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make reservations! Enjoy fantastic seafood at Hanks! You will enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the waiters! Great service. Right off the Market Place.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy, bustling, and loud restaurant. Had the grilled seafood platter. It was good, but really not up to some of the other restaurants we visited in Charleston. Server was knowledgable and attentive. Wouldn't go back.

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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene

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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