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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 #30 of 758 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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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Hanks and really enjoyed the meal. Both of our meals were very good, for starts I had She Crab soup a first for me. It was great with just the right about of crabbyness. I'm not sure why this soup carries a female gender designation, on second thought, don't tell me. My lovely wife had a... More 

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Lexington, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Considering we were not very impressed with the other restaurants in the area the prior 2 days, we found this to at least be the best that we had during this trip. Our food was relatively hot (the sides could have been closer to the main item's temperature). Attention just has to be paid to details like that, especially in... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Try the shrimp and grits and Seafood a la Wando. Wonderful presentations and tastes. Don't leave without trying Key Lime Pie-nice and tart.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had dinner there with a couple of colleagues. It was great. I enjoyed the salmon, collards and fried mashed potatoes. Service was great. I will go again when in town.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoy eating at Hank's every time we visit Charleston, the seafood is fresh and there is a large variety to choose from on the menu. The service is exceptional but not intrusive while you are eating. The price is not cheap, but not real expensive, it is worth the visit to dine there.

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Evans, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great experience at Hanks. The menu is diverse and the chef does an incredible job with the dishes. Everything we had (and we had toooo much) was wonderful and our waiter was professional as well. The place seemed pretty busy for a Monday so I'd definitely recommend reservations. It's on the pricey side but... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We had one of our favorite dining experiences at Hank's while visiting Charleston. Our server was wonderful and did an excellent job. We enjoyed gulf oysters to begin, and I had the broiled seafood platter while my wife enjoyed the seafood a la wondo. Everything was delicious. We were initially unsure of how upscale a dining experience Hank's would be,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere! Felt like a throw back in time with the glass and brass everywhere. My wife and I had made reservations prior to our trip, and I would tell anyone to do that... it was PACKED. I take that as a good sign when walking into a restaurant. They did not disappoint! Note: Try the GROUPER :)

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New London, New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are Lowcountry transplants and have visited Charleston in the past, enjoying its numerous fabulous restaurants. We'd never been to Hank's before, and were eager to try it. First, we really liked the environment: old world dining room with waiters in white jackets. Our waiter was very nice and well informed about the wine list and, for... More 

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Charleston is one of the great cities of the world. Maybe it is its small size. It has many, many good restaurants and I think Hank's is the best for seafood. On this particular visit we sat at the communal table in the bar and that is a great experience (I have greatly enjoyed a table seat in the past).... More 

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

Anthony, Thank you for the great review. We agree that the community table is a great way to dine with us without reservations. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit. 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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