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Hank's Oyster Bar

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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
17037394265
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Happy Hour

I went over to Hank's after work and noticed that it was very nice and the food selection was very New Englandish. From looking through the window I noticed that there wasn't many seats available, but I tried to seat 6 and was surprised they were able to accommodate the number of people. Great spot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KenneyMac
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Los Angeles, California
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to beat the crowds and get a table. Our server was Jeremy who helped us start off with some oysters and the house punch cocktail. Fantastic experience, great vibe and excellent food.

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Thank Megan H
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hank's Oyster Bar is a great combination of excellent food, attentive service and a very cozy environment. We regularly sit at the bar and start with a dozen oysters and a cocktail from their creative cocktail list. Favorite items on the menu include lobster roll, mussels, seared scallops, brussel sprouts, old bay fries, mac & cheesy and sautéed spinach.

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Thank Beth M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Hank's location in DC and decided to try the location in Old Town for lunch. The streets were crowded with shoppers and I expected to have a wait before a table was ready. There was no wait. A weekend day and absolutely no wait? That was surprising but I quickly discovered why this was the case... The location... More 

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Thank SandySRL
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went over to Hank's after work and noticed that it was very nice and the food selection was very New Englandish. From looking through the window I noticed that there wasn't many seats available, but I tried to seat 6 and was surprised they were able to accommodate the number of people. Great spot to eat and hang out!

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1 Thank KenneyMac
Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to dinner at Hank's about a week ago. We arrived before the restaurant opened at 5:30 and, thus, wanted to have a drink at the bar. We stood at the bar for over 10 minutes, and the bartender never even looked at us. The bartender did, in fact, serve several other customers. Frustrated with the... More 

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2 Thank DrDonnieDBA
Manassas, Virginia
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the early menu from 3 to 530-we were not disappointed! Tried the shrimp poor boy and the lobster roll-both were just delicious, full of delicious meat. coleslaw crunchy and fresh without being dripping and dressing, and the shoestring fries crispy. We also enjoyed the Christmas ale very much- sweet and malty, just perfect to kick the night... More 

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1 Thank TwinkleTravler
Reston, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is the place to go if you love oysters. The servings are fresh and succulent and you can choose from several varieties from around the country. The knowledgeable young lady from behind the bar gave us a description of all the varieties, which we found very helpful. The menu carries other choices like a good lobster bisque, but we... More 

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1 Thank waylward
Maryland
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225 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We found this place through tripadvisor, we are local and were looking for somewhere new to try. It's easy to find, Long bar area, trendy design. The service was excellent, empty dishes were promptly removed, glasses quickly refilled. The food came out quickly. There were some nice personel touches, a little dish of goldfish for snacking and chunks of chocolate... More 

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1 Thank sidney7474
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Fresh, delicious seafood with cute corks - you get goldfish when you sit down! Hank's has style. The framed photographs hanging throughout the restaurant are lovely and despite Hank's small size it's not too loud. When family and friends visit I generally take them out to Hank's.

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1 Thank Ashley O
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My family always says this is my favorite, and it is true that of all the restaurants in the area...it always is the first one I think of. I like that the menu is very focused, but still has a variety of seafood choices. Our meals have always been good, and I love the crumbled chocolate that you get after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 17037394265

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?