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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in to oysters this is the place for you! I went here this weekend for the first time and I must say I enjoyed my oysters tremendously! We tried every single oyster they had in the house and enjoyed most of them! Stay away from the blue points! If I stopped at the oysters I would have... More 

Thank Matthew D
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic evening celebrating a friend's 60th birthday on Sunday. Food was glorious! Started with champagne and oysters, then shared a selection of Ipswich fried clams, lobster roll, and veggie platter. All were crafted to perfection. Ended the meal with the best coffee ice cream since I was a kid, hanging out at Nantasket Beach. Service was superb and... More 

1 Thank FollyBeachBebe
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been going here for over 2 years now. Love this place. The oysters are great. They oftentimes have oyster happy hour, but I find their regular priced oysters to be better. The have a great lobster roll, salads, and love their ipswich clams, oh and also their burgers are good too. One time I had the soft shell crabs and... More 

Thank brittanyhinkle
Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were driving down King Street in Alexandria when we saw Hank's - the bright blue exterior caught our attention. So we gave it a try. We loved the old steps leading to the front door. The building is beautiful and the modern design works somehow. The waitstaff were warm and gracious. We had trout and also the fish and... More 

Thank gully1965
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best seafood in Old Town! Always crowded and loud but the quality of the seafood is worth the wait!

Thank Al G
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy hour oysters - three to seven. No happy hour price for drinks - service was really good and pleasant. So, Oysters were the reason for the visit and they did not disappoint.

Thank JimBob1000
Millboro, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't mind price if it meets value. Not the case here. The food was nothing fancy, fried oysters, fried fish. Another reviewer mentioned the rather ordinary slaw. Nothing to blow your skirt up about......kind of typical for this area, probably overpriced to pay a stoopid rent.

Thank firehammer460
Englewood, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected some authentic seafood and a reasonable selection of it, but this really is just a raw bar. Guess I suck for assuming? The menu was really small and disappointing. Everything I had was average and overpriced, like the bisque. Just meh. The shrimp cocktail had way too much Old Bay in it. Don't overdo the simple things. The... More 

Thank Tyedyedturtle
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and love the different options of oysters offered. Their drinks are very good and creative. The location is easy to locate and amble parking in the back, a little costly but worth coming back.

1 Thank freshfrap
Colorado Springs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hanks came highly recommended, and we were in the mood for oysters, so it was an obvious choice for us. The restaurant is extremely casual. Too casual for the price of the food. Our service was prompt, upbeat and friendly. But the seats are flimsy and uncomfortable, the restaurant way too noisy. Wine pours are stingy. The oysters were good,... 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
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 17037394265

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