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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 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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New York City
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Been twice while on business in DC (once solo, once with friends with a kid). The waitress was awesome! Attentive without being intrusive, fun to speak with and had great recommendations. The oysters are fantastic, as is the clam chowder and they have some great beers on tap. My friends' 8-year-old even found some appealing things... More 

Thank Zppalee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good good and drinks for a mid day snack, but a little pricey. Waiter was knowledgeable, but somewhat pushy on ordering drinks, etc.

Thank J K
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very definition of fresh ! The oysters were truly outstanding. I enjoy them everywhere and truly believe the ones I was served were some of the best ever, anywhere !

Thank chichenuxmal
Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Ok, I was worried I'd gain weight when I moved to the US... I'm conscious of portion size and volume. At Hanks, I ordered the fish tacos twice for lunch... they were tasty and fresh. Thomas had fish & chips and loved them. Our bar gal made lovely old fashioned and poured a mean glass of vino.. I'd recommend this... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We're a group of 12 and hard to seat anywhere. We came here for dinner on a family road trip to D.C. and we were looking for a restaurant to sit down at with American food not to far from our hotel and with reasonable pricing. This place did not disappoint. The price was not cheap for dinner but we... More 

Thank Jazmin D
Washington DC
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal, excellent service, look forward to returning. Host showed us to a table near to the serving station but our waitress was happy to reseat us at a better situated table. We ordered from the pre-theatre and the food was superb. I enjoyed the ceviche while my husband enjoyed the bay shrimp. The New England Chowder and lobster bisque... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The dining room does not open until 5:30 on weekdays. We arrived at 5:00 and had drinks at the bar. Nice cocktail menu. Nice selection of local microbrews. The drinks were strong and the bartenders were friendly. I got a neighborhood bar feel. After a couple of drinks, we were seated in the dining room. The dining room is cozy... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

My wife and I stopped by for lunch while in the area for the Holidays. The flying point oysters where fantastic and the lobster roll was packed and delicious (not mayo heavy as some do). Great service from Michael.

Thank Mike I
Orange Park
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I ordered the shrimp salad and it was one of the best I have had and very plentyful. My husband had the oysters which were great however he also ordered the clam chowder which was not so good. It had very few clams and was waterie. Others in our group were very satified with their meals.

Thank oesjoy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Reasonably priced, fresh seafood. Good drinks. Our bartender/server was very attentive and funny. Looking forward to eating here again next time we are in town!

Thank Erin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265

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