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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Oriental, North Carolina
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154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh Oysters- wonderful Ceviche. Super service. Full bar- draft beer& nice wines. Kind of noisy- but fun. Very casual good for young crowd Fresh fish of all types. Enjoy

Thank JFR502S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok. It was the two of us, the place was almost empty but the waiter was probably trained to deal with masses of people to be kicked out as soon as possible. We ordered Martinis and oysters, bisque, fried oysters, shrimp (shrimp were excellent) and they brought EVERYTHING together. As soon as we finished they brought the... More 

Thank Magnolia1989
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great go to place with fantastic ownership. The oysters are always great and happy hour is packed but fun. The female bartenders are especially great and we always enjoy ourselves.

Thank Kim H
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roaches!!!! We sat down and ordered. They brought the soup and a roach crawled off the plate the soup was on and crawled across the table. We got up and left. I want a refund for my Uber

Thank Tammy L
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat at bar for drinks, but decided to stay for dinner. Boyfriend loved the oysters and tequila. Crab cakes were ok. Service was outstanding!

Thank shsails
Needham, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Sunday night and the place was packed. The Bar is busy and the have a cool lounge type waiting area. The main dining room was pleasant and is more like a pub than a nice restaurant. Our server was functional and I did not find any of the staff to be very friendly. All of... More 

Thank bw411
Helena, Montana
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem using google. We were surprised by the freshness of the seafood, and the wait staff, especially our waitress Sheree (sp?) who gave us recommendations. This place would have received 5 stars but the seating was really tight, and the place was packed. Go get oysters here if you are any where near DC!!

Thank Joe D
New York City
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I love this place. Been twice while on business in DC (once solo, once with friends with a kid). The waitress was awesome! Attentive without being intrusive, fun to speak with and had great recommendations. The oysters are fantastic, as is the clam chowder and they have some great beers on tap. My friends' 8-year-old even found some appealing things... More 

Thank Zppalee
Westminster, Maryland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Good good and drinks for a mid day snack, but a little pricey. Waiter was knowledgeable, but somewhat pushy on ordering drinks, etc.

Thank J K
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277 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The very definition of fresh ! The oysters were truly outstanding. I enjoy them everywhere and truly believe the ones I was served were some of the best ever, anywhere !

Thank chichenuxmal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?