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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual dining with high quality food and excellent service. I had a great Spanish white wine served by the glass and was perfect temperature. I did raw oysters to start. We told them what we liked in taste and the gave us just what we asked for. I had tomato salad with buffalo mozzarella which was very good. Tomatoes were... More 

Thank Larry B
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ordered a couple of "small" plates to go - Fried oysters and steamed middle neck clams with tomatoes & white wine butter sauce. They weren't small at all. I almost couldn't finish. It was a lot of tasty seafood. The oysters were good size and there were like a dozen of them in a "small" order. The clams were fresh... More 

Thank maymay w
Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

What the oysters which were really nice. Calamari also good, just the lobster roll didn't convince me, was really nothing special... Otherwise alk good, service friendly and nice atmosphere.

Thank bens9
Alexandria, Virginia
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I'm not sure why it took us so long to check out this spot, given that we're neighborhood locals. I'm not an oyster fan, but discovered they have tons of seafood options. We brought my father in law who was visiting from out of town and, while the food was good, it was frankly so loud that the experience wasn't... More 

Thank cancemini4
North Fort Myers, Florida
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Hanks Oyster Bar to have dinner. I dropped my wife off and went behind the restaurant to park thinking that she would get a table and order our drinks. When I got to the front door she was sitting waiting because they would not seat her until I arrived even though there were very... More 

Thank watchdog513
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated in busy a area but once you step inside you will barely notice. I bypassed the bar and sat at a table. The server was pleasant and fast!! I ended having two crab cakes and fries. The cakes seasoned well and had loads of meat! Overall an excellent visit!

Thank Ke L
Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We love Hank's. Attentive service, a laid back atmosphere and excellent food make this a very reliable option for drinks, dinner, lunch or brunch in Old Town. Favorites are the pan fried trout, shrimp and grits, and the best key lime pie in the area.

Thank Vicki C
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Ok not a big oyster fan so I was skeptical to learn we were coming here for dinner. I was very pleasantly surprised. The service was wonderful, the food was amazing. Great selections and everything was delicious. Priced right

Thank wkassotis
Westport, CT, USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The oysters were fresh and fabulous. The food was good. Oyster bars generally should be full of energy and boisterous. Hank's was.

Thank Bub50Westport
Columbia, Missouri
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295 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

With a limited amount of time, we were ran to Hank's for happy hour oysters (usually 2-3 selections are ~50% off). They are so fresh and shucked right beside the bar. There are two happy hours (afternoon and late night) and both times (yes...in one day) the oysters were outstanding. Beer selection rotates - and is pretty good. Bartenders are... 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, Bar scene, Families with children
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?