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Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #37 of 911 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Food and Service Score!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We started with She Crab Soup, which was an outstanding suggestion by our most patient waiter Damon. The on-the-rocks drinks are served with the single gargantuan cube, which is kind of nice. Wine selections by the glass were very adequate as well.

The additional appetizer recommendation by Damon included the Shellfish Salad. Again, the soup was fabulous, but the Shellfish Salad was positively knock-your-socks-off exceptional. Next on the agenda were the Seafood A La Wando and Seared Scallops. Both were excellently prepared and delicious! Seafood A La Wando consists of shrimp, fish, crab and scallops, sauteed in a decadent cream sauce with a grit cake. Definitely will order this one next time. Sauteed scallops were similarly delicious.

For seafood in Charleston, you do not want to miss this place! Service, location, decor, food quality, it has it all!

  • Visited July 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Wonderful! Damon is happy to hear that you enjoyed all of his suggestions, and he truly enjoyed serving you. Thank you so much for your kind words- The whole Staff at Hank's is honored that you chose to join us for dinner. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future. Cheers!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Food was great i had the sword fish my wife had the salmon. Calamari for apetizer was spot on. Waiter very atentive.

  • Visited December 2012
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
The Staff at Hank's is pleased to hear that the food and service were on point for you. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed everything, and please let us know when you return to Charleston.
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“Wow! This was a culinary delight.”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

As a home chef, we seldom eat out because it just isn't worth it. That all changed when we ate at Hanks a few nights ago. The ambiance was just right with the bustling waitstaff and patrons filling all the tables, to include the "community table" where we dined. We started off with the fresh oyster sampler, which didn't disappoint. Our bouillabaisse and John Dory were full of delicious bite after bite. The prices were a bit high, but well worth the culinary experience. Kellen was our attentive waitress, and she couldn't have been more helpful in choosing our dishes, wine, and taking care of us.

Visited August 2013
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Thank JP3KIR
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Fantastic! We are so happy to hear that we made it worth your time and hard-earned money to dine out. Kellen truly enjoyed serving you, and she enjoys guiding guests through the menu and wine list. Please let us know when you return, and we will make sure you have another outstanding experience. Thank you!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Elegant Dining”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The concierge at the Wild Dunes Resort recommended Hank's for seafood in Charleston, and booked a table for seven of us. The moment we got into the restaurant, we were just delighted by the atmosphere and were promptly seated. The waitress was elegant, very helpful and catered to all our needs. The food was excellent. I had the monk fish special. It was very delicious. The others had scallops, broiled seafood, calamari, everything we ordered were excellent. We had such a positive experience that we came back two nights later with even a bigger party. This time I had the curried shrimp, which is also delicious, but in my personal opinion not as good as the monk fish.

  • Visited August 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words! We were delighted to serve you again two nights later, and thank you for bringing more of your friends. It was truly a pleasure serving you, and please let us know when you return so we can thank you personally.
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“Average, Not Bad, Not Great”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

You will need reservations. This is not a place to go for a private, quiet, date night. Chances are, your neighbor will try to become part of your dinner party. The food was average. Ordered their famous She Crab soup, very little crab in the soup, mostly cream. Tuna, oysters, shrimp, and crab cake were average, nothing spectacular. Service average.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mandy3050
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very sorry that you did not find your experience with us to be extraordinary. We would have been more than pleased to offer another table for you so that you could enjoy more privacy. If there are any special requests you would like to make prior to dining with us, we will be happy to accommodate you. We would love to have the opportunity to serve you again, so please let us know what we can do to make your experience perfect, and we promise we will deliver. Thank you again for dining with us!
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