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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
+1 703-739-4265
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, service was terrific, zero complaints there. My brother, father, and myself decided to grab lunch here after a visit to Arlington cemetery. First time there, and surely will be the last. I ordered the lobster bisque and the Cesar salad. The lobster bisque tasted like it was a bit past it's prime and had hardly any lobster in... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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238 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a dark blue building half way down King Street, this Hank’s is comprised of a bar and a long, thin, adjoining dining room. It was almost full despite being well after lunch, so reservations might be in order for a more popular dining slot. A small bowl of fish crackers was delivered along with the menu which isn't... More 

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Loved the oysters and excellent service. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Look forward to coming back.

Thank SherrieHov
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some reviews of pricing and serving size, we were a bit reluctant to dine here but we found all of the positives to be accurate. We ate at the bar among the locals and enjoyed the company of friendly staff who directed us toward the specialties; shrimp cocktail, fried oysters dinner, baby kale & cabbage salad and key... More 

1 Thank BellaWellness
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Hank's was our stop the last night there and it was GREAT! Waitress started us off with an oyster sampler, an excellent suggestion. We narrowed the 2nd dozen down to two varieties, that a bowl of soup and finished with a "small plate" of fried oysters. Absolutely fabulously cooked

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Columbia, Missouri
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322 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The bartenders are always great; the oysters are exceptional; and there are two happy hours ("normal" and late night). I visit Alexandria 2-3 times per year and can't stay away. Love this place. I wish the draft beer selection was a bit broader, but that is hardly a complain as they have always had at least one draft selection that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I ate here while on a leisure trip to Washington. The restaurant was very busy, but service was good. As a starter I had a mixed plate of half a dozen oysters, which were nice. The main course was fried scallops with shi-itake mushrooms and sea beans in a creamy sauce. Although this dish by itself was excellent and very... More 

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St. Thomas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We tried all the varieties of raw oysters and all were awesome. We ordered dozen after dozen and I would go back in a heartbeat. The bar was super busy but they got us into a table quickly and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank CaptPeach
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a great meal with a local friend. We'd planned dinner out and she recommended this spot that I'd walked by on other trips. Loved the oyster selection and we both chose several to compare. Her mussels were fantastic and my fried oysters were wonderful. Cooked to perfection! The server helped us with wine selections that were spot on. Can't... More 

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Billings, Montana
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

our waiters were great. My wife who loves oysters, left happy as a clam!! She had the fried oysters; and also oysters on the half shell. We had traveled to the Alexandria location from Washington DC; and in my wife's opinion; it was well worth the 25 dollar cab trip. I had fish and chips which were unbelievably light and... More 

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-4265

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