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“Delicious and lively, but pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355 (Dupont Circle)
202-462-4265
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Ranked #83 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Texas
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“Delicious and lively, but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The good: Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable service even late Saturday night. Excellent oyster selection. Fun atmosphere (although we were seated by the restrooms). Exceptional market fish special. The Megan's Punch was out of this world (and ran out when I asked for a refill!)

The bad: Very expensive cocktails and beer. Slightly expensive seafood, although it was very high quality...plus you purchase sides separately.

Like many, we were a bit stunned by the bill but overall enjoyed the experience!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Expensive ,and nothing special. Would have like to have a whole fish and not just a fillet.
The DuPont Hotel is far better.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Would be four-star if not so expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Like many Washington restaurants, Hank's features good food at prices that are 20% too expensive. I love the oyster po boy, and I also love brunch here, but whenever I get the check, I'm a little surprised.

Visited September 2013
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“Lively and perky place for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great place. Great oysters and pretty much great menu overall. There are a lot of weird mixes of food, but are worth the try. Also I had some apperol cocktails that were a contest between the three barmen. And they were great. You have to go. Very cozy quite but nice.

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“Fabulous place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Popped in and was pleasantly surprised. Very trendy and swanky little place full of locals. Delicious oysters and great service. Definitely stop in if you are in the area. Well worth it!

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