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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a few times for Sunday Brunch. Charming little bustling restaurant with nice outside sidewalk seating to enjoy a leisurely brunch or dinner. Seafood is obviously the center of the menu with many entrees with a southern fusion twists. Always a good selection of fresh oysters. Very meaty chevech. Weekend brunch is a two course menu with... More 

Thank Evansrl06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At first I thought it was not a good place for families with small children. But our server made the children feel welcome and immediately set up everything for them including paper and colors. He made sure the kids meals came first. The food is excellent and the recommendations were incredible.

Thank juan_la83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dreaded going out in code orange heat wave, but glad I did. Exceptional seafood brunch at Hanks is tasty and a bargain. Put this on your must do list of DC culinary adventures.

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lobster Deviled Eggs were to die for!! Oysters were awesome and Lobster Roll was too good to share!!!

Thank Ray B
College Station, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable no-frills restaurant a few blocks from Dupont Circle with excellent ceviche and oysters on the half-shell - the food could not have been better and I enjoyed a glass of wine. The price was very reasonable - my bill everything included came to $27. I took advantage of the charming outside seating and enjoyed the friendly staff.... More 

Thank nrojb
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in without reservations at about 8:30 on a Friday night and were immediately seated -- the place is large but crowded. Small plates of deviled egg and a crab cake were stellar. The lobster bisque and clam chowder were standouts, and every person in our party loved their entree. I had for an entree some fried oysters and... More 

Thank lynford100
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine my disappointment when we arrived at Hank's Oyster Bar only to find out they were out of oysters? That is like a hot dog stand being out of hot dogs. Nonetheless we decided to stay as what I had called in for was soft shell crabs. We started out with a jumbo, and I mean JUMBO, shrimp cocktail and... More 

Thank Michael S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can't beat half price during late night happy hour. the oysters were fantastic.. the shrimp i could skip (or maybe only order half dozen), the atmosphere is cozy and chic, i loved their little lounge area with cushion seats and small dining table ... our server was the sweetest!!! great place to socialize and have a few drinks on a... More 

Thank IamToony
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place when I was looking for a late night bite (since I hadn't eaten and it was nearly 11pm). Lucky me, it was half-price appetizers at the bar. I tried several varieties of oysters, served ice cold with all the sauces including mignonette. So good. Tried the ceviche, loaded with scallops and calamari. Next, the lobster deviled eggs... More 

Thank southmiamijill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to DC I MUST swing by Hanks for dinner. A large variety of oysters from various locations along the coasts. My wife and I enjoy getting a dozen mixed to try them all out. Then pick two of our favorite and get another half dozen. Their sides are legit and always have a nice wine selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6355
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 12024624265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?