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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, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
Succulent Seafood but Beer NOT cold!

We were highly satisfied with the grouper, salmon, seafood a la wando, as well as the swordfish. Our only complaint was the draught beer was not cold enough. We will dine here here again, however we will order beer from the cooler.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We were highly satisfied with the grouper, salmon, seafood a la wando, as well as the swordfish. Our only complaint was the draught beer was not cold enough. We will dine here here again, however we will order beer from the cooler.

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

my husband and I are both Military. We decided to go to Charleston , SC for the fourth of July. We made dinner reservations at two establishments. We had eaten at Amen for was great plus they offered a military discount. We had had a late dinner plan at Hanks after the fireworks for was great But, they didn't offer... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of the biggest tourist traps in Charleston. You will over pay for mediocre service and not much better food. I tried it because I wanted to confirm my doubts. Your money is better spent at a real Charleston restaurant.

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Mckinney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great seafood especially items from raw bar. Great service...our server Jamison was excellent. White table cloths in a casual setting appealed to our group.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I brought my family here for a special evening. Everyone enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Got together with a few friends who were in town and decided to try Hanks Seafood. Well the establishment was beautiful as was the hostess who displayed a very snobbish type attitude right out the gate. maybe it was because we didn't have a reservation and they were fairly busy but that's irrelevant. Got waited on by an extremely nice... More 

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Erie, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hanks' is a big, open, loud and wood-dominated dining room. Modestly upscale but not pretentious and a ton of fun. Our server was good humored and attentive. The food was excellent.

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Dayton, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The service was great. I had the halibut and it was amazing. The tables were a little close together but hey, we met some fun people!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We lucked in to being able to go here for dinner on a recent trip to Charleston. Hubby called the morning of to see if we could get reservations for dinner but the only slot available by then was 10PM . So we decided to be there when they opened and try and get a spot at the bar and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was able to secure a last minute reservation on the weekend. Waiter was outstanding - very helpful with his recommendations, even going out on a limb to say one item was better than the other - helped us decide. Shrimp and grits was in an unusual, but very tasty tomato based sauce. Excellent spot if you're in the mood for... More 

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

Thank you for dining at Hank's Seafood Restaurant and for taking the time to share your "Excellent seafood, nice setting" review with fellow dinners. Our entire team appreciates the excellent review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the shrimp and grits and that your waiter was very helpful with his recommendations. We look forward to seeing you again... 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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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