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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Church)
+1 843-723-3474
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16:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as good as all the reviews. Waitress had a bad attitude. All the dishes were covered in sauce or had a lot of ingredients that I don't care for. If you like your food to taste like something other than what it is then this is the place for you. I thought I was safe with Shrimp and Grits.... More 

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Thank DonnaPixie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All of our food was phenomenal. We ordered crab cakes, ceviche, seafood platter with all fried grouper and my husband got the swordfish. Everything was outstanding but that crab cake. WOW. I don't know what they make it from but holy cow it was absolutely amazing.

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Thank Nicolette Cox S
Jasper, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of six, The waiter was fantastic, he was patient with all our questions and no request was denied. We had the cerviche and tuna tartare appetizers. cerviche was fresh tasty, the tuna tartare tasty and melted like butter in your mouth. I had the shrimp and grits, without question the best I ve had. The shrimp... More 

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Thank Dennis D
Stoneham, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hanks was our last stop on a whirlwind dining extravaganza in Charleston. It was nothing short of amazing. We went with local dishes recommended by the waiter without a single disappointment. Favorite dish - grilled oyster! It is a must-stop if you are in the area.

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Thank Robin L
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second time to Charleston, second time to Hank's. Why, it's just the best! If you want your own table or booth book well in advance. No reservation? Just walk in and wait for a spot at the common table. This time we sat with two couples from Germany and one from Virginia. A great evening! It's mostly seafood and if... More 

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Thank 1Linton
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend the She Crab soup. Shrimp and grits were wonderful with a rich tomato broth. Pecan pie was not too rich. Friendly and efficient staff made for a very enjoyable experience.

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Thank DebMBot
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, and for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and service at Hank's Seafood, and look forward to serving you on a future visit. Cheers! More 

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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great seafood restaurant, which has been serving outstanding food for a long time. Charleston has excellent restaurants & this would be right up at the top of the list. Service is first class, along with the menu/drinks. Make sure you have a reservation, as it's quite popular/busy.

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Thank Onedukeof
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. We appreciate the great review, and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was phenomenal!! Probably the most attentive service we've ever experienced in a long time! The ambiance was warm and cozy, the food was all round to die for! Would be back in a heartbeat!

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Thank jenniferjune
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. We thank you for your wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to take my folks and meet the number one grandson! Great food with relaxed atmosphere!! What more could you want, oh yeah, superb service!!

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Thank takh1961
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your family reunion dinner at Hank's Seafood. We appreciate the kind words, and hope you will join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Augusta, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic Charleston eating experience. A great bar scene. They are cutting edge on service and selection. Seems just the right amount of good noise in this place. You should do this.

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Thank BugmanAugusta
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Great! Thank you for dining with us, and for the rave review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Hank's Seafood, and we look forward to serving you on a future visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
16:30 - 22:30
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
    (Church)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
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.

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