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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 #31 of 750 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Madison, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Hank's was recommended as the best seafood restaurant where the locals go. We opted for an early reservation and had no problem getting in. Service was good- appropriately just a touch snooty- to provide the right atmosphere. The she crab soup was superb, and the entree items, scallops and swordfish steak, we're excellent. Cost is relatively high, but worth it.... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Harbour View Hotel also recommended this restaurant and we went there our first night in town. The service, food, atmosphere everything was perfect. I had boiled shrimp and it was fresh, delicious and the cocktail sauce had just the right kick to it. I highly recommend this seafood restaurant as a must stop while in Charleston, S.C. Jane Diane Mullett... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I had the roasted grouper suggested by the hostess as I was early and was talking to them. The grouper was wonderful and the ladies that was seated beside me wanted to know what I was eating and they ordered it. I went early but before I left they were very busy. My waiter was very helpful with the menu... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Agree with Kerry B - had a very good dinner but nothing exceptional. We were served very quickly which some might like, but with a group of five girlfriends, I was hoping for a more leisurley meal. Overall, it was a good experience, but will probably try other restaurants before visiting Hanks again.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After all the hype I guess I was expecting blow your mind kind of wonderful. I will say the food is very good, service is good and the overall experience is solid and good, just not great. With so many excellent restaurants to choose from in Charleston, it may be a while before we circle back to Hanks.

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Philadelphia, PA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended by the concierge at our hotel. The ambiance is nice but the food is average at best. The prices are far too high for what you get. If you know good food, save your money and go someplace else. This was $150 completely wasted.

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Indy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Perhaps our expectations were too high for this restaurant. My wife had the broiled scallops and they were average at best. I ordered the seafood sampler and it was average at best. Both meals average; both prices well above average. So much for the food. Now the service. This was extremely poor. Our waiter ignored us, took forever to to... More

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Valley, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The place was busy when we arrived, we had a large party of 10 ladies. I suggest reservations for sure. Our table was promptly ready at our reserved time. We were greeted by Joe or as we called him "Hank" and then our waiter Chad. We were served everything from drinks to our dinner in a timely manner but we... More

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

Glad we could start your vacation off with a BANG!! We appreciate you taking your time to write a review. Safe travels and we will see you next time you're in town. More

Miller Place, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Three of us each enjoyed our meals and the BOUILLABAISSE was to die for. We were most impressed with the server who understood all the subleties necessary to make a good meal a great meal. They seem to have managed those noise levels which typically hurt other restaurants. I would definitely recommend to all who visit Charleston.

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

Thank you for coming in! I'm glad you had a memorable experience and that our food and staff were spot on. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Cheers!! More

Newington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went on a Wednesday night with no reservation. Not smart. Hour plus wait, so we sat at the bar. Or they have a community table for all singles and couples to grab a chair and intermingle. The tuna was excellent. Atmosphere was upscale with a classy crowd. We wore jeans and felt a little out of place. But nice jeans.... More

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

Thank you for joining us! The bar and community table are great options to enjoy our offerings. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening. Cheers! More

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Additional Information about Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Address: 10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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