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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent local seafood

Was able to squeeze in for bar seating for two. Very busy and I can see why the food was delicious! If you go make sure you have a reservation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was able to squeeze in for bar seating for two. Very busy and I can see why the food was delicious! If you go make sure you have a reservation!

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Charleston, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great service and seafood. Bar atmosphere is very warming and a must leading into your dinner. Try the seafood aka Wanda. Signature dish.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

In town for just one evening and I knew Hank's would have great seafood which is what I wanted. I got there shortly after they opened at 5:00 knowing the even on a Monday night the bar was likely to be busy. I walked in and sat down and waited... and kind of waited... and finally was greeted lukewarmly by... More 

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Cullman, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited without a reservation on a Sunday night - the place was packed. We were able to acquire two seats at the community table within five minutes of arrival - and had a wonderful time getting to know our neighbors - with whom we had ALOT in common. Our server was attentive and prompt - offering suggestions and explaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first family vacation in a while, let alone first visit to Charleston! We had lovely service and amazing food. The crab cake app was great, and my salmon was cooked to perfection! Thank you to all at Hank's!!!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice seafood restaurant. We ate at the community table which we loved, we think that's a great idea and more restaurant should have one. The food was pretty good the service was excellent, portions were a little light for the price but other than that it was a good place will definitely try again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had booked my table well in advance and was happy with my prompt seating. Great atmosphere, very convenient if staying at Doubletree (it's literally next to your room).

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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 "Great seafood downtown" review with fellow dinners. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the lively atmosphere and great service. We are located right off Market Street, so we are a great location to enjoy the best seafood when exploring Charleston. We look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Long wait even with reservations @9:30pm. However everything was excellent from the service, to the drinks to the food. Will definitely go back on my next trip

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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 your "Yummy" review. We appreciate your patience seating you, and thanks for recognizing that the service, drinks and food were "excellent." We look forward to your next visit to Hank's Seafood, where the seafood is the freshest and the service is inviting. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Food good, liked the fried chicken. Service great and atmosphere good. A little pricey-$2 / shrimp for Tiny shrimp which wasnt good, fried tomatoes very thin and skimpy.

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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 your "She Crab soup a must" review. We specialize in seafood, but it is imperative that we offer something other than seafood and we appreciate you highlighting our Buttermilk Fried Chicken (a southern tradition). We hope you join us on your next visit to the Holy City at Hank's Seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This place is VERY busy and popular! DO make reservations! We were seated by the window within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The warm, crusty bread is delicious. I had the Seafood a la Wando-Shrimp, scallops and fish in a yummy saffron sherry cream sauce, topped with a grit cake. It was scrumptious! My husband had the broiled seafood... 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 your "Scrumptious dinner" review. We appreciate your glowing review and highlighting your dishes with great detail. We work hard at Hank's, form the front door all the way through the kitchen, to provide a memorable evening in a fun and enticing atmosphere, and we thank you for recognizing that. We... 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: Doing business, 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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