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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 50
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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
Most recent review
Great experience, wonderful meal...

Hank's was very busy--it was Friday night. Regardless, we were seated promptly at the exact time of our reservation. The food and presentation were first rate--a great shrimp curry, scallops, everything was done to near perfection. Our waiter was very attentive and always there when we needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
guitargrrl
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Fox Valley, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Fox Valley, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Hank's was very busy--it was Friday night. Regardless, we were seated promptly at the exact time of our reservation. The food and presentation were first rate--a great shrimp curry, scallops, everything was done to near perfection. Our waiter was very attentive and always there when we needed him. Loved the atmosphere and really, Hank's was a 4.5 rather than 4... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first restaurant experience in Charleston and we were not disappointed. The service was very swift and informative. I had the scallops and my husband had the swordfish...both excellent choices! To top the night off I tried their pecan pie and was pleased. The atmosphere is a little louder than we expected, not suited for a quaint evening.... More 

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Victor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best seafood restaurants in the Southeast area and we try to go there whenever we are in Charleston,usually on returning from our annual Florida vacation.The food is fresh and the menu has something for everyone.Service is so personalized that you feel comfortable and relaxed. We like the atmosphere which is lively and a little loud... More 

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Calabash, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Hanks for the second time on a Sunday night. Had made reservations for 7:00 6 weeks in advance and was very disappointed when we were not seated until 7:20. All other parties coming in for 7:00 reservations were told their tables were not ready and "feel free to go to the bar". The bar was full and stacked 3... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wanted to provide my in-laws with a good first dinner out in Charleston and Hank's doesn't disappoint! This is probably my 5th visit to Hank's and I'll be back. Great food and service. It can get a little noisy, but not bad.

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Charlotte, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were visiting and decided to try Hanks - it was fantastic! The she crab soup is the best I've ever had. My husband ordered swordfish - really wonderful with fried okra and sautéed spinach. The fish was tender with a maple glaze. I had the Wando seafood - seafood and grits cake in a saffron sauce. Our friend had... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Girls trip with a special occasion dinner at Hanks. All already love seafood, but nice selections for those who do not enjoy seafood. Hand crafted drinks and local ingredients used for us to enjoy, Service was wonderful and meal more than filling.

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Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The portions are amazing. I had the oyster chowder with potatoes and leeks to start. The fried shrimp was lightly breaded shrimp that had delicious fresh flavors and there were about 15 shrimp in one serving. I plan to eat here again when I return to Charleston

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in Charleston to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Hanks' food & service were great. Prices moderate.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There was a long wait, but the option to sit at shared high-top dining was a nice touch, though we did not. Also the fact that they would call us on mobile when our table was ready allowed us to walk around and explore (though they did not call, and our table was ready when we returned). The wait staff... More 

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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, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?