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“Busy seafood restaurant”

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #36 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Busy seafood restaurant”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very busy and popular - with locals and visitors alike, so be sure to book. Great selection of seafood. Tried the 'Seafood a la Wando' - they have been serving this for years - a really creamy fish stew dish. Yummy. Great and affordable wine selection.

  • Visited May 2014
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you! We appreciate the kind words and the five star rating. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food - Make your reservation several weeks out”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a group of ten enjoy dinner at this restaurant. The food was excellent and provided a wide variety of items to choose from. It is a very popular place to eat, so make your reservations several weeks out.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Diane W
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you for joining us. We are very glad to hear that your party enjoyed the evening with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers!
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quiet and unassuming.”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Service and food great. Creme brulee to die for. Quiet. Would come back. The mixed drink menu is very limited.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Teresa W
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you for the comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. Please join us again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers!
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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255 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“DAMN y'all... I'm almost speechless.”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

After years of eating my way through Charleston, I just have to say... Hank's tops the list. It beat down the others to a level that just make me sad that it took two years to get here... You cannot go wrong. Absolutely the best She Crab Soup on earth. The Ahi Tuna is a king among Ahi Tunas. The oysters, there just are not words to do them justice. I bought the cook book. Good thing I wore panties. If I get in a wreck on the way home, Mama is going to be disappointed. They are already soiled.

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Thank Angie H
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
We're speechless. Thank you very much for the review and five stars. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the cookbook and let us know how you like it. Cheers!
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Sparta, New Jersey
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“No Reservations? No problem”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

7pm arrival with no reservations...they sat us at the 'Wedding Table' ...a long, 16-seater table with 5 other couples/families. It was fun!!!...plus the food and service was good. She Crab soup, oysters, grouper ( I got the #1 special) all delicious.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Excellent!. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's. The community table is a great way to stop in for dinner without reservations, and a fun way to dine. Please join us again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers!
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