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“Fantastic....couldn't have enough oysters”

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #36 of 916 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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic....couldn't have enough oysters”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

But certainly don't stop there. The she-crab soup is delicious and we left stuffed and perfectly happy after our dinner here. This is definitely a great place, cool atmosphere, and exceptional food.

Visited April 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Wonderful! The Team at Hank's is delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Have been waiting to try Hanks for a few years and finally got there this year. It was worth the wait. The Food and service were excellent. I had one of the daily specials which was Soft Shell crabs, I Consider myself a self proclaimed expert on these critters and the were Fried to perfection over a shrimp bisque sauce and spinach, Everyone at the table enjoyed there dinners, from she crab soup to Hanks banana cream pie .pecan pie. Shrimp and grits it was all great. pricey. But it is worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank hobohank
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
We love Soft Shell Crabs too, and we think we cook them the best in town. We are glad to hear that you agree! Thank you for choosing Hank's to enjoy this local, limited, seasonal delicacy!
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Indiana
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

It was late and very crowded when we arrived. We finally found a seat at bar. We shared a fried seafood platter. Were very pleased. Since we didn't have reservations, they also gave us the option to wait for the community table. Something new to us, a table that sat about 20, and you waited for someone to get up and then you took their seat. Neat option.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Indianafamily0f5
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Community Table! It is a great place to have wonderful seafood and meet new people. It allows us to offer dinner to those who made last-minute plans to join us. Thank you for dining with us!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I LOVE to visit Charleston and at times it is hard to pick places to eat because there are just too many wonderful places to choose from! I do love to try new places, but the ONE place I always choose for a great, reliable meal is Hank's.
If you are traveling to Charleston and would like to try this restaurant, make reservations in advance! If you tend to make last-minute plans, eat at the bar which offers first-come-first-served seating, and a full menu.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Mary Claire W
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
We truly are honored by your repeat patronage. Thank you very much for your feedback! We always enjoy serving you and we look forward to many more visits in the future!
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Columbia, South Carolina
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good seafood in a central location”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Just around the corner from the convention hotels makes this a good place for tourists.
The food is excellent although it is a bit noisy. Reservations are essential, but if you don't have any don't rule out sitting at the bar. Probably the best fried seafood in Charleston. The menu also has other choices if you don't like it fried. But those fried oysters are great. They also have local caught fish. Much better than standing in line around the corner at a not to be named tourist trap. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Carl J
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Fantastic! We are very glad you decided to join us for dinner while you were in town. Thank you very much for choosing Hank's! Please let us know when you return- we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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