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“Quaint and quite good”
Review of Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar
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Ranked #10 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Quiet little place off the street. I had the lobster roll w/spiced fries and one of their on-tap pilsners. Pricey (compared to where I'm from), but very good. Good service and good selection of seafood.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We've been there several times and it seems that we always have the fried oysters - the small plate for about $11. The best we've had anywhere. And we start by splitting a nice-sized Caesar salad, and also enjoy one of their several interesting draft beers. We've tried the raw oysters - always an interesting selection and as fresh as can be, and the server is always knowledgable about the different oysters on special. A few days back we met friend there, and they had the braised beef ribs and the lobster roll, which were both excellent. Good service. The front room can be a bit noisy, but we prefer to sit there nonetheless. And the large front window allows you to see the hustle and bustle on King Street.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Very expensive, no real atmosphere, and an average selection of somewhat cold beers. For the price you'd expect better, but the lobster roll, when available, is very good. By far better oysters at Fish Market.

Thank lunarluau
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Service and food were very good. I was here on a weekday evening, no problem getting a table or parking, but I would expect it to be packed to the brim per usual Old Town crowds you see on the weekends. Menu has good variety of meat, fish, and few vegetarian options. Wine and beer list is not extensive but carefully picked. I had the mussels and side vegetables- food arrived timely and service was excellent. Is a nice little gem tucked away on the edge of Old Town. I plan on visiting the other Hank's in Dupont next time to compare. Would definitely return. Only downside is very small bar area and no outdoor seating.

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Thank Ladybug1330
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Menu is short and sweet with fresh oyster on a chalkboard. Started with the oysters, obviously! Shared the capresi salad, cornmeal crusted softshell crabs, and lobster roll. Key Lime pie for dessert. Yum! Our server was helpful, food was tasty, and local neighborhood is adorable with cute shops.

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