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“Good Food & Good Service”

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 926 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Church
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.
Granite Bay, CA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food & Good Service”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a restaurant geared to tourist but the bar and the community table had many locals. I found the food to be good with several dishes above average. The she crab soup should not be missed and the calamari was as good as I've had anywhere. All our entrees were very good. I would definately go again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Regamasa
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Wonderful! We really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon at our Community Table. Thank you.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Several folks told us that Hanks was the best seafood restaurant in historic Charleston for fresh seafood. The restaurant did not disappoint. Everything from the she crap soup to dessert was extremely good. The swordfish and grouper dishes were excellent. The atmosphere was charming. I would highly recommend this establishment if you want seafood focused dining.

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Thank Dez29
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your recommendation to everyone. We are very glad that you enjoyed everything about your experience with us! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Seafood, Service...Spectacular!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Food and service were both excellent. Atmosphere was upscale without being too stiff, and noise level was energetic without being loud. I would certainly return, and if you're visiting Charleston you should certainly put this at the top of your list!

  • Visited November 2012
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are all so happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your time with us. We really enjoyed serving you, and we invite you back for another great experience. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.
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Corbin, Kentucky, United States
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We were able to walk in but really should get reservations. My husband had the grouper and gave it a nine out of ten. The staff were warm and friendly. The service was very good too. The pecan pie was to die for and a definite must have.

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Thank Tanya S
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you! We love hearing that you enjoyed the food and the staff. We enjoy what we do, and it is always great to hear that you noticed! We hope to see you back here at Hank's very soon.
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COLUMBIA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Superb dining experience”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Get reservations! Seafood is excellent. Adult beverages are superior. Damon is accomplished server. Community table enabled us to meet very nice family from Roswell, GA. Excellent value!

Visited October 2012
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Thank RUSSEL S
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Community Table and your server, Damon. We always appreciate the feedback. Please come join us for dinner again in the near future!
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