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Hank's Oyster Bar Dupont Circle

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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SPECIAL SMALL PLATES​
50.00
American Sturgeon Caviar
W/ egg, red onion, creme fraiche, capers and blinis
13.00
Chipotle BBQ Shrimp
13.00
Sauteed Whole Baby Squid
W/ garlic, lemon and extra virgin olive oil
12.00
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
W/ ginger cream and wasabi sauce
8.00
Baby Arugula Salad
W/​ bartlett pears, shropshire blue cheese, fennel, French breakfast radish and mustard vinaigrette
Oyster Shooters
Uni-cucumber-vermouth caviar-sour cream-vodka sake and bloody
ICE BAR​
Oysters and clams on half shell see blackboard
12.00
Old Bay Peel n’ Eat Shrimp
2.50
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Each
10.00
Seafood Ceviche
W/ lime and jalapeño
SMALL PLATES​
6.00
Lemon Fried Olives
7.00
Lobster Bisque
7.00
White anchovies +2.00
Caesar Salad
11.00
Fried Oysters
10.00
Popcorn Shrimp and Calamari
13.00
Hog Island Style BBQ Oysters
14.00
Griddled Crabcake
18.00
Fried Ipswich Clams
13.00
Steamed Blue Bay Mussels
LARGE PLATES​
18.00
Fried Oyster Dinner
15.00
Oyster Po’Boy
W/ cole slaw
20.00
Market Veg Plate
23.00
Lobster Roll
W/ old bay fries
26.00
Fried Ipswich Clam Dinner
22.00
NY Strip Steak
MEAT & TWO​
Include your choice of two sides
21.00
Molasses Braised Short Ribs
21.00
Molasses Braised Short Ribs
19.00
Chicken Schnitzel
23.00
Braised Lamb Shank
24.00
Flat Iron Steak
32.00
Blue Cheese Crusted Sirloin
20.00
Chesapeake Fried Chicken
ON THE SIDE​
6.00
Chilled Marinated Beets
6.00
Thyme Roasted Red Potatoes
6.00
Mac and Cheesy
6.00
Sesame Snow Peas
6.00
Local Collard Greens
6.00
Old Bay French Fries
6.00
Cole Slaw
6.00
Buttermilk Onion Rings
6.00
Chili Roasted Local Broccoli
6.00
Sweet Potato Puree
DAILY FISH​
27.00
Pan Seared Rockfish A La Basque
W/ piquillo peppers, garlic and spicy chorizo
24.00
Chili Crusted Mahi Mahi
W/ cous-cous and housemade raisin caper-blood orange relish
25.00
Bouillabaisse of Cod
Scallops, mussels, shrimp and middleneck clams in a lobster saffron broth with a rouille crouton
24.00
Marinated Sablefish
W/ soy balsamic glaze, sesame seeds and watercress salad
Seared Sea Scallops
W/ pasillo pepper and tomatillo sauce
About
Hank's Oyster Bar
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews fried oysters seafood oyster selection fries caesar salad mac and cheese crab potatoes bread great oysters dark chocolate dupont circle half shell an entree during happy hour saturday night fun atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us went for lunch on a Monday, place was 3/4 empty, 2 of us ordered one of special cocktails featured on their menu-10 plus minutes late waiter comes back says out of ingredient tries to steer us to another cocktail-vastly different liquor (mezcal...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank amysU8626TN
Marketing T, General Manager at Hank's Oyster Bar Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, My name is Ani Tossounian, I am the General Manager at Hank's Dupont Circle. I just read your review and am very upset to hear that our service was not up to par. This is unacceptable to me and not the expectation I have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for late lunch place so I tried Hank’s. A little disappointed be cause only bar menu is served. Real menu would not offer until 530 pm. But if you are a fan of oyster and happy hour drinks, this is the place to be....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know if it is because I haven't had seafood on the east coast in many years or what, but I thought the oysters and softshell crab sandwich I had were absolutely fabulous. The waiter was extremely knowledgable about the food, especially the types...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ltcklp2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband thought the oysters were superb with the right amount of brine. I don't eat seafood so I got the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. I was pleasantly surprised that the chicken didn't taste like fish as it does in so many seafood restaurants....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank oaklor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard this was a wonderful place to have dinner, definitely wrong!!! Service was horrible!! Food was subpar!! You would do better at a road side seafood restaurant!! The shrimp for the shrimp cocktail was so small! Picture attached, I sent it back. Not at $2.95...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JaneL2700
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We had a great meal at Hanks. Fun atmosphere. Shrimp, calamari and oysters perfectly fried and delicious. Very tasty lobster roll and crab cakes full of crab and not filler. Fried clams also very good and excellent old bay seasoned fries. Price and value at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Spiegs1968
Reviewed May 23, 2019

I stopped by here for lunch this week. It is very informal. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious, plump, sweet fried oyster appetizer. The lobster roll was very good. Equally good was the Caesar salad with white anchovies and grilled shrimp. Lip smacking good!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TombRaider55
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Hank's is the perfect venue for delicious and imaginative seafood. The crab bake was to die for as was the Branzino, a fish I'd never tried before. Washed this all down with a wonderful Rose which was one of the most reasonably priced wines on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sharmila K
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Everything I ate here was good. Like...EVERY THING. Cool vibe, though small, noisy and a bit cramped. But the food!! Clam chowder was delicious. Shrimp poboy was phenomenal! Loaded with so much shrimp, I actually had to take some off so that I could eat...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank fearnatine366
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We found this one on TA and ubered over from Kimpton Rouge Hotel... fabulous peel and eat ship, fresh oysters and fried oysters. Loved the food and staff so much we went back last night. Great fried clams, fresh onion rings and clam chowder. Great...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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bankerbishop1
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Trails4U | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s pretty laid back.
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Ivanka B
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
5-7pm
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Dandyorchids
January 15, 2016|
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Response from n_atiggue | Reviewed this property |
Parking...I would say not. Definitely no specific parking for this restaurant or any nearby restaurants or stores. Parking in this area is at a premium. You would have to park at a garage or circle for ages looking for a... More
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