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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 #26 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I had heard that Hank's Seafood Restaurant was the best seafood in Charleston. So recently with some visitors we gave it a try. The restaurant is an impressive open room, beautifully decorated, with well appointed tables. The service was first rate - our server was Christopher, and he was very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and checked on us often. The soup... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Everything was excellent....definitely worth every penny! I had their grouper with lobster risotto and it was delish!

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boone
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

No flexibility with menu items. You got it their way or no way. They were very rude! The quality of the food was equal to a TV dinner. The noise was terrible and the price for what you got was ridiculous! Do not go there you will be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a busy place and you should make a reservation. They're busy because they're turning out great meals. A little tight if you're seated in the middle of the restaurant, but we felt like we had enough space to eat comfortably. The sesame crusted tuna appetizer was excellent. Tossed salad...okay. Roasted grouper outstanding. Reasonably priced, friendly service, delicious fresh... More

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

They initially wanted to seat us in front of the window at a 2 topper. We asked if we could be seated elsewhere, they graciously accommodated us and sat us in one of the booths. Our server Andrew was on spot all night. We enjoyed a phenomenal meal once again. We splurged and enjoyed a wonderful night. Thank you for... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very impressive large open restaurant concept when you walk in. White linen tables with classic white coat servers. Beautiful wooden bar area. Great, friendly, attentive bartenders. I had a strawberry Brazilian Caipriniha cocktail hand crafted and delish. The boiled shrimp and raw oysters were huge and super flavorful. Gorgeous place, lively, impeccable service, wonderful seafood, tasty drinks. A must visit... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was not our first visit to Hank's and it won't be our last! It is truly the best seafood in Charleston. In this party of four, everyone raved. My lobster was sweet and tender and it was offered at a reasonable price. Our server, Greg D., was not only top notch....he made visit our visit lots of fun.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Hank's was recommended to us by a friend and I'm glad we took their advice! It's fantastic! Some of the best seafood I've ever had. Service was wonderful. The kale, avocado and heirloom tomato salad (which was a special that night) was out of this world. Definitely book ahead! We had a 6pm reservation and by the time we got... More

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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549 reviews 549 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoy a dining adventure where it is easy to see that near perfection is going on and you are in the middle of it. I did not witness a miscue from any of the staff. The room was packed and the restaurant was firing on all cylinders. I started with Charleston Sea Crab soup, a dozen assorted oysters was... More

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

Wow! Thank you very much for the kind review. We are definitely a busy restaurant and have a staff that loves making our guests smile night in and night out. From the amount of restaurants you have reviewed, this is quite an honor. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have visited charleston many times and have enjoyed this spot for most of those. Always great service. Food is some of the best in town. I really have no desire to venture out to others because of how pleased we are with Hanks. They are busy so be sure to have reservations or be prepared to wait.

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

That is quite the honor! Thank you for the kind words and for making us your destination restaurant in Charleston. Please say hello on your next visit as we love meeting our return guests. Cheers! More

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