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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (59 reviews)
“oysters” (222 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Not an oyster fan, nor am I much of a seafood fan in general - outside of shrimp, scallops. There's still plenty to eat here, and the mac 'n cheese app is delicious. Definitely give that a shot. I tried the shrimp po boy with...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed September 30, 2016

this place is like visiting family they make you feel welcome and the food is just great. you can get individual shrimp as a cocktail. We got 2 or 3 shrimp in a cocktail and the tomato lobster soup which was just enough for a...More

Thank martypaul1946
Reviewed September 29, 2016

if you love oysters this is the place for you. wonderful selection to choose from. Large restaurant so big parties can be accommodated. Lots of other items to choose from - lobster rolls and clam cakes are fab.

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Great pan-seared trout and happy hour oysters for $1.25/ea. Good atmosphere and service. I'll be back with the family.

Thank usleefamily
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Picked Hank's out of the blue as I walked by and was not disappointed. Chose to sit at the bar and only one seat open on a Monday night. Nice reception at the door and seating choices given as well as food specials. Bar tender...More

Thank MarkV709
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

These place never disappoints, and I don't even like oysters. Food is always delicious and the Mac and cheesy side is delicious. Have never had a bad experience, always a great choice.

Thank njk82
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Very good food. Oyster assortments are favorite dishes. Service is attentive, but at times seems rushed. The biggest issue I find is that they do not accept reservations except for large groups, so plan your attempt well, otherwise you'll wait a long time to be...More

Thank DM10468
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I recently at dinner at Hank's Oyster Bar with some friends. We ordered an assortment plate of oysters, which was excellent. Overall, the food was well prepared and delicious. I would definitely recommend eating at Hank's for the experience.

Thank Samuel A
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Hank's Oyster Bar has always been delicious and since the much-needed expansion, it offers a much more comfortable space in which to enjoy your meal. We celebrated a friend's birthday and were very appreciative of our knowledgeable server, who recommended his favorite cocktails and wine...More

Thank Sandy Y
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great food and amazing service! Place is the perfect location with near by parking in the heart of Alexandria. Great choices of different oysters.

Thank Ausra Z
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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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +1 703-739-4265
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