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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Church)
+1 843-723-3474
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Corvallis, Oregon
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good oysters on half shell, and my shrimp & grits was out of this world. The others I was with ordered a variety of seafood items and thought theirs were great too.

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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered lobster a mouth watering experience, must try wine and lobster, salmon was also great. The place is bit crowdy so book your table.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,463 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are a lot of world-class fine dining restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina, but none of them can claim to be the best for 16 years in a row. But Hank's Seafood Restaurant at 10 Hayne Street, at the corner of Church and Hayne north of the Charleston City Market, in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, has been voted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here for restaurant week. The choices were good, food was good, service was good. I got the she crab soup, the shrimp and grits, and the raspberry cheesecake. The only thing I didn't like was the amount of shrimp and grits per size of the plate it was served on. The plate was fairly large and the amount of shrimp... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first visit to Charleston many years ago, we found Hanks by accident. I remember the fried chicken to this day. A bustling, unpretentious place, we have found the food to be some of the best in Charleston, and that's saying a lot. My husband had shrimp and grits and thought it was more tomato taste than spice this... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps the best seafood we've eaten after 18 years on East coast. Fried and broiled shrimp, oysters, flounder, and scallops were magnificent. True test of seafood is if last bite tastes as good as first. Hank's truly does. Nice southern decor, excellent service. We'll be back.

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you for the excellent review. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVE the food, service, and atmosphere! We go as often as we can. We have twin babies and they were so accommodating to our needs! The best part is the dress code is so flexible.

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. We appreciate the great review, and look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

Chicago, United States
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here years ago. We then embarked on a journey of the newest and best restaurants in culinary Charleston. We somehow failed to return to Hanks. This recent trip, we booked Hank's. We were again dazzled. The food is wonderful. Don't miss the She Crab Soup. Having eaten this soup all over town, we place this among the top... More 

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for joining us once again. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. We thank you for the outstanding review, and hope you will join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Rochester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & went the other night. Being from the coastal area of NH, we get great seafood all year. Hanks was as good if not BETTER than what we get at home! FRESH, GREAT service, modestly priced. We will be sure to go back again!

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Excellent! Thank you for joining us at Hank's Seafood. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived here in Charleston for a couple of years we wanted to try something new for Restaurant Week. I suggested Hank's because my wife and I had never been there before. My sister and brother in law were glad to join in. We opted to try the special $40 restaurant week menu. Three of us had oysters on the... More 

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner during Charleston Restaurant Week. We appreciate the great review, and hope you will join us again soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
    (Church)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
Description
Located one block from the Charleston City Market in the heart of the Historic District, Hank's Seafood Restaurant has been Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 16 consecutive years. Hank's Seafood is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old warehouse and serves the best and freshest seafood with an emphasis on local recipes. The lively community table is very popular with solo travelers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?