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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 #32 of 741 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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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
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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destin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great seafood, good service, great ambiance. Everything we had was 9-10/10, staff super friendly. Good bar also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic service. Excellent food. From our server Casey, to our hostess, Chandler and others, everyone did an exceptional job. We were welcomed and taken great care of. The food was delicious! We had an excellent time, and we would like to thank everyone for adding to our special day. Kindly, The Morgans

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Traveled for work and was looking for a great place to eat. The recommendation? Hanks. Drink at the bar was excellent and the meal was just as good. Had the roast grouper with lobster and English pea risotto. Only complaint and its a small one...the a/c was on full blast and it was actually a bit cold inside. Don't let... More

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Turbeville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The food was great. I had the a la seafood wando. A great mix of delicious seafood! It also had a fried grit cake served with it! It was delicious!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I was at Kiawah Island for vacation and met a friend at Hank's for dinner one night. I had the she-crab soup, which was good. I had one of the shrimp dishes, and that was delicious. I had not seen this friend in many years, so we lingered a bit. I think we were at our table for over two... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice young waiter named Elliott who served us . He was attentive and gave us good recommendations . When we finished our main course, he cleared our table and dropped the check and told us to have a nice evening. No coffee - no dessert no nothing ? Strange for a restaurant of this level. Great... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After dining at the peninsula grill the previous night, we were very disappointed with Hanks, the service at Hanks did not live up to expectations or reviews. The food was ok, the restaurant too busy and crowded (trying to fit too many tables in), the staff were too busy, wait staff should get out of the way of customers not... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My mom and I recently visited Charleston and on our last night decided to have dinner at Hank's since it was very close to our hotel. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. We did not have a reservation, but were able to sit at the communal table. Excellent idea! Once you step into the restaurant it's like going back in... More

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

Thank you for the kind words and 5 star review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our community table- it is a very popular place to dine. We look forward to your next visit as well. Cheers! More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited and loved Hank's years ago (pre-kids). Now we find ourselves back in the area and craving a really good seafood meal downtown. Thankfully, their menu is still just as tasty and reliable - and they are smart enough to offer a fried double boneless chicken breast plate that our (picky) daughters shared and devoured. We enjoyed two apps:... More

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

Excellent! Thank you for joining us again. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the kids really enjoyed the chicken. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers! More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hanks was was highly recommended as a " must" on our dine list. I felt it was just OK. The food is good , but not very imaginative. The atmosphere also is nice but a little noisy. The service is good but just good. My feeling is for the price it should have a little more substance in all those... More

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

Thank you for your comments Judy. We strive to go above and beyond with every guests' experience and are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. We would love another opportunity in the future. Thank you for joining us. More

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