Hank's markets the restaurant as a 'catfish and barbecue' restaurant. I am a firm believer in doing one thing and doing it well. That being the case, I don't know that I'd call Hank's a barbecue restaurant (but I guess it helps with google searches), but I definitely go there for the catfish. Ever since A.J. Catfish closed shop in Tampa, I'm always in the hunt for good fried catfish. And Hanks has it. The portions are just right (for normal human behavior, if you're looking for Vegas buffet style portions, keep moving) and the breading is prepared to adhere to the fish and not fall off during consumption. It's light and flavorful. The sides are standard 'home cooking' sides and although good, don't really warrant a shout out. As for the Barbecue...well...it's good, but we're awash in 'good' barbecue restaurants. The menu is small, by Dale Mabry standards, but this shows that Hank's is focused on doing one thing well, instead of trying to compete with Village Inn or Denny's. I've had the sausage and pulled pork, both of which were flavorful but I just can't resist the fried catfish. As for service, it's order - n - pickup at the counter, so there's not much to say about that. The interior is standard 'down home' wooden tables and benches with rural 'merican decor on the walls. They do have a drive through (entrance marked with the front half of a hog, exit marked by the rear end of a hog), and I've never used it. Dinner is usually about a 30 minute experience.
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