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Hank's Oyster Bar

1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (58 reviews)
“oysters” (214 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

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...More

3  Thank DrDonnieDBA
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...More

1  Thank TwinkleTravler
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...More

1  Thank waylward
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...More

1  Thank sidney7474
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...More

1  Thank Ashley O
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...More

1  Thank BobAlexandria
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Where do I start? Everything I have had here is wonderful. All the seafood tastes like someone caught it right before they cooked it. The lobster roll tastes as good as anything I ever had in Maine, the crab cakes are full of crab, not...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in here after a 5K race for lunch. Food was delicious and served hot. You must try the rainbow trout hash.

1  Thank littlejohnja
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Go during oyster hour 5:30-6:30 for cheaper oysters, before the cool DC and Old Town types show up. Multiple kinds of fresh oysters and great seafood. The lobster roll is delicious but overpriced. Service was not as good as I'd expect for the price, but...More

1  Thank Paulagrr
Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were sorely disappointed with the place given the good reviews it has received. Our crab cakes were made with shredded crab that had little to no taste. My blue cheese lamb burger had no blue cheese. The waitress said the cheese was inside the...More

Thank Marco S
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Is the restaurant open for dinner on Friday nights
February 14, 2016|
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Response from SandySRL | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I am unaware of any day Hank's is closed except possibly on Christmas or Thanksgiving Days. They could be open then as well! Friday night will be busy but it's worth the wait!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +1 703-739-4265
  • E-mail