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“Oyster Happy Hour”
Review of Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar
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Ranked #11 of 768 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited Hank's for happy hour last evening. The bar area is very nice and offered $1 oysters from 5:30-6:30. No drink specials are included on happy hour. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. We only had oysters but the menu appeared to offer nice choices with daily specials. There is a dining room as well but we sat at the bar. Will return.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Coming from the midwest, I was looking forward to a good cup of clam chowder and crab cakes on a cold dreary evening in Alexandria.
We were seated right away at the bar and had our food delivered promptly. But the chowder was very disappointing. It was quite runny. The crab cakes also were just not up to par; pretty tasteless
The service was good and the location perfect but was not thrilled with our choices.

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Thank Karen_Y1
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wonderful visit at 6:45pm on a Monday night. Called ahead to get on the waitlist and walked right in. The fresh, raw oysters were among the best I've had. Wonderful beet, sunflower, feta salad. Tried a few of the fried clams and, while not usually a fried food fan, I realized I've been eating fried clams all wrong for years! Price isn't "inexpensive" and the seating is tight and not at all private. Don't come here if you need a private conversation or a romatntic dinner but if you want good seafood...and sophisticated menu, this fits the bill. Staff was friendly and efficient. Worth the visit and I will surely return.

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Thank Headygal
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have been a lot and it never fails to have the best, freshest oysters. We went last night and in addition to oysters, the clam stew was fantastic. Also the Rockfish special with Brussels sprouts and a mustard sauce was super good. Everything thing here is always great and very fresh. It is small and a little noisy as a result. They have expanded and now have a better bar area for waiting on a table. They don't take reservations but you can call about 30 mins ahead and get on the waiting list.

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Thank Brian L
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had dinner here one night, they had 6 different types of oysters to choose from, the coleslaw was exceptional and other appetizers were wonderful. The food was really good. It is a small place with tables close to each other, so not a place for romantic nights with quiet. But very good seafood.

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Thank Richardr285
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