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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 - 11:00 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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hank's Seafood that is right next door to the Hilton where we stayed. My husband had the bouillabaisse. It was rich and full of fish oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops simmered in a tomato, fennel, leek and garlic broth. I had the roasted salmon with asparagus, fingerling potatoes and grape tomatoes in a mustard horseradish vinaigrette that was earthy... More 

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best seafood in Charleston. Good service. Great Grouper. Great appetizers. Not cheap. I would recommend for business or a special occastion

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Portage, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation through our Hotel(Planters Inn) and we were simply amazed. A wonderful suggestion for wine(a Chardonnay) and we ordered the Seafood Castle. Oysters, shrimp, prawns, mussels, lobster served on two iced trays were out of this world. I would highly recommend this restaurant for satisfying your seafood craving.

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

Thank you for dining with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and were able to sample our famous Seafood Castle. We appreciate the review, and hope you will join us again on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Family wedding weekend - went to Hanks for dinner Friday evening with 8 people. Made reservation - service and food were great. Really enjoyed the evening.

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

We appreciate the kind words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

Darien, Connecticut
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first dinner in Charleston was a busy Thursday night seafood splurge at Hank's. We started with oyster shooters, which were more like sippers due to the amount of booze in the glass. Then a dozen briny oysters served with crackers and two sauces with an extra ramekin of fresh horseradish. We shared a salad, which the kitchen divided up... More 

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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 thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. We thank you for the fabulous review, and hope you will join us again on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

Chester, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Party of 4 on a restaurant week Sunday. Seated at one of the 1/2 circle booths....very nice. Drinks included Pretty in Pink, and the Ginger / Pineapple Margarita. Apps included she crab soup, oysters, a watermelon / fried green tomato salad, and the house salad. All were very good. Dinners included a fried fish platter, salmon and shrimp and grits.... More 

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

Wonderful! We appreciate the kind words. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of all restaurants serving seafood, this is the most diverse and prepared to perfection. I have eaten there many times and have never walked away disappointed. My wife and I dined one time and at the next table was Quincy Jones; I think that says something.

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

Fantastic! Thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled that you once again enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. We thank you for the review, and look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being from Kansas City, you don't go out to Charlestown for beef :) So my wife and I wanted to find some good seafood. Locals suggested Hank's so it sounded good to me. The dinner was outstanding, we started with fried shrimp with fried calamari. I have never had calamari before in my life but the way they fixed it... More 

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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. We thank you for the fabulous review, and hope you will join us again on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

Rockledge, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner on a Saturday night and it was pretty loud. The menu choices were not that extensive. The price was mid-range.

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

Thank you for dining with us. Our restaurant does get quite lively during peak hours on weekends, and we are sorry to hear that you were not thrilled with your experience. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to provide a positive dining experience. Cheers! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not real appealing from the outside but very nice inside. Very popular. Seemed like a lot of locals were there at the bar. A little loud. The food was excellent. The wait staff could have done a little better. He kept popping up and then wasn't sure why he was there.

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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 so glad you enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood. We appreciate the review, and hope you will return on a future visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?