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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
+1 843-723-3474
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reservations are a must, but there was room at the center table that seats about 20. The service was superb and the food was too. Best meal we had while in town.

Thank JandLH_13
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have a reputation for their she crab soup- but I was disappointed. Not a lot of seafood and too much sherry. The bowl was $9 something and it wasn't even a large bowl

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Charlestown. Our valet suggested Hanks. We read trip advisor reviews and made reservations (definitely recommended). Started with Manhattans ad recommended. Excellent. As far as the menu- very varied. Something for everyone loving seafood. If you aren't into Really good...More

Thank SharonTravelerII
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hotels push to send you to this restaurant, but disappointing compared to other restaurants like Fleet Landing with an amazing view and wonderful food. Hank's seems over-rated for both its food and ambiance.

Thank hatemarriot
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reservations are needed at this wonderful restaurant! Bouillabaisse is beyond compare, as is most of the menu. Great wine list. Attentive servers. Southern hospitality at its best in an historic setting.

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience. Great raw oyster appetizer. My fiancé loved the ceviche, I was not as thrilled, large chunks of carrots, not my thing. Our meals were great, wine was good and the best pecan pie we have other ever had. The service...More

Thank jimwalker66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We couldn't get a dinner reservation but stopped by the community table by the bar area and enjoyed a nice variety of three types of fresh oysters from local waters, Virginia and New England (certainly not inexpensive at $30/doz) but they were appropriately briny, fresh...More

Thank Sper007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Hanks for the first time and was not disappointed. Great food, Great Service, Great atmosphere. Our waiter was Ben and he was great. Had very good suggestion on food an drinks. I will recommend reservation. We came early and were lucky to get the...More

Thank mmknow
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. Ben sends his best, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on reviews and recommendations. Reservations are highly recommended. For appetizer, my husband and I shared the grilled oysters. Love the flavors ... excellent. For entrees, I had the scallops and my husband had the broiled seafood platter. The accompanying...More

Thank SondraTexas
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn’t get a reservation for two until 10 pm but encouraged to come eat at the community table. That was appealing so we arrived at 5:30 only to be told there was no room at the table. We suggested getting a drink while we...More

Thank 2girls2moms
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Kim S
13 December 2017|
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Response from ScouterPaul | Reviewed this property |
Quite casual, but smart and neat. I was wearing shorts and a polo shirt and did not feel out of place at all.
12 October 2017|
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Response from sandye22 | Reviewed this property |
A little pricy but absolutely worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
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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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