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“Excellent Food in a Beautiful City”

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #36 of 899 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Food in a Beautiful City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Dined at the bar because we like to. Service was fantastic, friendly and efficient. Do yourself a favor and order the Seafood A La Wando. Shrimp, fish in a wonderfully rich cream sauce. Wife had the Seafood Pasta and raved about it, and she is not easily impressed. Everything we wanted in an upscale restaurant, although the dress code is informal. A block from the Market shopping area. We will definitely return our next trip to Charleston.

  • Visited October 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our bar, and we truly appreciate your taking the time to write a review. The Team hopes to have the opportunity to serve you again very soon. Thank you!
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Opelika, Ala.
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed a great meal at Hanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Everything about Hank's met expectations. Very good meal, we had the nightly special, service and atmosphere was great too !

  • Visited October 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Fantastic! We sincerely thank you for dining with us, and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience. Please let us know when you return to Charleston!
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Bern, Switzerland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Seafood at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We like seafood in all varieties, fish, shellfish, mussels, oysters.. but the oysters I got here were just remarkable. Big, fresh and perfectly presented on ice. Grilled swordfish and salmon were our entrées, just delicious. The winelist is ok, but there could be some more high-class Nappa and Sonoma producers on it. The service team is very friendly and the atmosphere was quite nice, maybe a little bit too loud but it has been a pleasure to eat seafood at its best. Thanks guys, we are sure to come back!

  • Visited October 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Wonderful! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed everything. We truly appreciate your feedback and the Staff at Hank's looks forward to your next visit. Thank you!
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illinois
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, upscale restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

The restaurant was an upscale place and my husband was worried about his dress but when inside, we saw everything and he was dressed just fine. The food was very good. They have a large assortment and the prices were very reasonable. You would spend the same amount if you visited a Red Lobster. You should get reservations!! We did not thinking that a Tuesday evening would be less crowded. WRONG! They had 1 table available and we happened to snag it but many that came in after us weren't so lucky so if interested in dining here, have the concierge get reservations for you.

Visited October 2013
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
We are truly honored that you decided to join us for dinner, and thank you very much for letting us know how much you enjoyed everything. We highly recommend reservations, but we do everything we can to seat anyone who walks in. Thank you again for your review, and please let us know when you return to Charleston!
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Delaware
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great food, atmosphere and service. The bouillabaisse was AMAZING, as was the Seafood a la Wando. I wouldn't bring my kids in here, mostly for the price and the atmosphere, but it would be fine with older children.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Katy O
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
We are truly delighted that you loved the Bouillabaisse and the Seafood a la Wando- both are very popular dishes and we are extremely proud of them. Thank you very much for your feedback. We sincerely look forward to your next visit!
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