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“Classic European style seafood restaurant”

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, 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.
Beaverdam, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Classic European style seafood restaurant”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Loved the look of this restaurant and the food was awesome. The downside is the noise level in the room is quite high if you have hearing issues. It was very busy the night we were there and they were running about 20 minutes late on our reservation and the service was about average. I would definitely try it again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Nancy J
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Thank you for dining with us! We are glad you enjoyed the building and the food. We apologize for your wait and will make sure your next service experience is much more than average. Hope to see you in the near future. Cheers!
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Sherborn
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Restaurant in ideal location. We ate at the bar. People very friendly and food outstanding. Will definitely go here again when visiting Charleston.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Patricia C
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Wonderful! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at a bar. Our staff thanks you for joining us and can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers!
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very good meal and service was superb”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We dined here after an afternoon taking in the sights of downtown. We have eaten at several other seafood restaurants downtown and decided we wanted a change. This was an excellent choice. The waitress was attentive and service was great. The food was delicious and very well prepared . This isn't your typical "deep fried seafood restaurant" but a lot more upscale. The atmosphere is nice . Our table was a little close to our neighbors but we didn't feel crowded. We will definitely return to Hank's next time we are in Charleston.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Mandw869
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for the kind words and the 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers!
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“European style fish restaurant”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I loved this place. it reminds me of seafood restaurants in Europe - lively, busy but not at all stuffy. We had great cocktails at the bar followed by wonderful food. The service was excellent - attentive but not pushy.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Jane B
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Excellent! The entire staff thanks you for joining us and are happy that you had a great experience. We can't wait to serve you again soon! Cheers!
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Houston, Texas
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Group Evening”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went with a group of 20 people, we were offered a diverse but limited 3 course meal by our host. The food was great and the place was packed. Service was friendly, could have used an extra server. But generally the service was good. I had the broiled sea food platter - Grouper was moist and fresh as were the sea scallops. Shrimp were very tasty.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank roadwarrior50
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you! We are very happy that you enjoyed dining with us. The broiled seafood platters is a very popular dish and a great way to taste many different items without ordering multiple entrees. We hope to see you again on your next Charleston trip. Cheers!
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