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“Hanks every time we are in charleston” 5 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 #30 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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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
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.
Cambridge, Ontario
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“Hanks every time we are in charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Would never miss Hanks when we go to charleston, which is a least once a year for the past 25 years. Most restaurants in charleston are excellent but this one stands above. Casual elegance, great staff, service and ambience. We are going back in March with our kids who are real foodies, can't wait to take them there.

  • Visited November 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, February 11, 2014
Wonderful! We look forward to meeting the kids! Please let us know when you are dining with us, and if there are any special requests. The Staff looks forward to serving you again next month. Thank you very much!
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Order the special of the day, a trigger fish, that was tasteless and dry. The She Crab soup was the worse I have had in Charleston. Ordered a martini with a blue chesse olive and got charged a extra dollar a piece for the olives.
Would not go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We are truly sorry that you experience fell far below our expectations and yours. Please contact us directly on how we could have improved the experience for you, and we will certainly address these concerns. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Thank you very much for your feedback!
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal, superb service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We were in Charleston for a week and ate at Hank's twice because we loved it so much. The shrimp and grits were amazing. The wait staff were a delight. The restaurant is beautiful to look at and relax in as well. Don't miss this treat.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We loved seeing you two nights in a row during your visit to Charleston! Thank you so much for your repeat business. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when you return.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best seafood restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My wife and I had two of the best seafood dinners we have ever had. The restaurant is built into an old warehouse type building. It has an elegant, rustic feel. A lot of charm and very comfortable. The service was excellent, courteous and the wait for our meals seemed short compared with the amazing meal we were served. This is a great place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 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, February 11, 2014
Wonderful! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your time with us. The Team at Hank's looks forward to serving you again very soon. Thank you!
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
“Very good food, a bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The food was great... no doubt about it. It was our first visit and the food was five stars. I only rated it a four because I'd give the prices a 2-3 star rating. I'm perfectly fine paying for high quality food but they are a bit outrageous. I guess when you have been around so long and have a reputation, it is OK to inflate your prices above a fair level. Service was great... they have you packed in like sardines though... had tables about two feet away on both sides. It was very loud because of it.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
We truly appreciate your feedback, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. While we are slightly more expensive than other seafood restaurants in town, we guarantee the we serve fresher, and better executed dishes with service and ambiance that are second to none. We invite you back to join us for dinner, and we will make sure that everything is flawless. Thank you again for dining with us, and please let us know what we can do for you in the future!
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