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“Busy, Busy, Busy!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-3474
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Ranked #32 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Canton, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Busy, Busy, Busy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The food is very good, the servers are pros, and the place is bustling. Stopped in while on vacation and brought our daughter and a friend. Got there early in the dinner service, and the waitstaff was attentive and responsive to our questions. This is seafood with a southern twist, so the rest of us will have something on every dish to leave off. No problem, they can do it. Once the place got busy, the servers are just swamped. Don't expect to get more bread, or your non-alcoholic drinks refilled. Just the way it is. The food was very good, and the price was about $200 for 4 people, including tip--two of whom did not drink. No desserts, either.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We really appreciate your kind words. We do apologize that your server did not give you refills in a timely manner. That is a point of service that we never want to neglect. We will address that issue as soon as possible. Thank you again, and please let us know when you return to Charleston.
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Make a reservation ahead of time! My reservation was for 6 p.m. on a Saturday night, and by the time our meal was finished, the crowd at the bar and waiting for a table was quite large. Fantastic food, exceptional service. Will definitely be back to Hank's on my return to Charleston! Don't miss the PECAN PIE for dessert

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you! The Team is pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We appreciate your business, and we invite you back to join us again soon.
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Moultrie, GA
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“NIce dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had a late dinner here last Thursday following a play at the Dock Street Theatre. The restaurant was not crowded and we got our table immediately. The restaurant was nice - a great atmosphere. We sat in a booth which made the experience that much nicer. I would recommend it for a nice dinnre with your spouse or significant other.

Service was fantastic. I wish I could think of our waitresses name as she was great - maybe Sarah.

Being late, we split an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. I cannot remember which salad we ordered but it was good. We had mussels for an appetizer which were great. We had the triggerfish entree which was very nicely prepared. This was our first time eating triggerfish, and it is probably not our favorite fish but we did not leave any on the plate For dessert, we had the chocolate bread pudding which was delicious.

We will definitely return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Wonderful! We thank you for your review, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future. We hope to see you again soon.
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Apparently, we were not alone in our opinions, Hank's was crowded til 10 PM on a weeknight with nearly every table taken. This food is unbelievable and the service is excellent,

Visited March 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you! We are a very popular restaurant, and we enjoyed serving you. We will continue to work hard to make Hank's even better, so please let us know when you return!
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Get the Seafood a La Wando”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This dish could be one of the best seafood dishes in any restaurant we've ever frequented. Sauteed shrimp, scallops and fish with sherry, crabmeat, button mushrooms, etc. is prepared into a rich presentation that would please most palettes. You have to get it. By way of comparison, the trigger fish special was less pleasing but still tasty. The smoked salmon starter with a creamy cucumber, red onion and horseradish salad is an absolute must get.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you! We are very happy that you enjoyed one of our signature dishes, the Seafood a la Wando! We enjoyed serving you, and we look forward to your next visit!
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