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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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Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Chicago, United States
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined here years ago. We then embarked on a journey of the newest and best restaurants in culinary Charleston. We somehow failed to return to Hanks. This recent trip, we booked Hank's. We were again dazzled. The food is wonderful. Don't miss the She Crab Soup. Having eaten this soup all over town, we place this among the top... More 

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife & went the other night. Being from the coastal area of NH, we get great seafood all year. Hanks was as good if not BETTER than what we get at home! FRESH, GREAT service, modestly priced. We will be sure to go back again!

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Thank Ernie S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived here in Charleston for a couple of years we wanted to try something new for Restaurant Week. I suggested Hank's because my wife and I had never been there before. My sister and brother in law were glad to join in. We opted to try the special $40 restaurant week menu. Three of us had oysters on the... More 

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Thank Al H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tired after a long day of travel was rewarded after getting a recommendation from Inn clerk to eat at Hank's - just a stones throw walk. Wow! Amazing history,great service and outstanding food had us in love with the place. This will most definitely be our comeback restaurant when we visit Charleston again!

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Thank Arline V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanks not only has delicious food, great presentation but excellent caring service. Serveral of us love the grouper with the champagne beurre blanc sauce and the risotto. You have to ask for this sauce. We enjoy crab cakes, mussels and calamari appetizers. We go with 7 adults and 3 children around 5pm and get to sit at this big round... More 

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Thank Sandra G
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hank's was one of the most recommended sea food restaurants by our friends. We went and the service was excellent. I had the scallops and I was not blown away - they were good but nothing special. My husband had the shrimp and grits (with tomato gravy) and he loved it. Overall we each had 1 drink and one entree... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your date night at Hank's Seafood. We thank you for your feedback, and hope you will join us again soon. Cheers! More 

Hope, New Jersey
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219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 5-night stay in Charleston we ate at eight restaurants that we liked better than Hank's. Only 3 were rated higher than Hank's in Tripadvisor. The bottom line then is that we disagree with Hank's position in the Tripadvisor ratings. Hank's advertises itself as "the best seafood restaurant in Charleston". Whenever we tried seafood at any other restaurant, however,... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you joined us during your trip to Charleston, but we regret that you weren't thrilled with your meal. We appreciate the review, and hope you will give us an opportunity on your next trip to Charleston to provide you with an outstanding dining experience. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother and I dined here during restaurant week and had an awesome time. I've made it a point to try the shrimp and grits everywhere I go in Charleston, and Hank's is absolutely one of the best I have ever tasted. We had amazing service the entire night, by each staff member, but especially by our server. I am... More 

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

Wonderful! Thank you for the outstanding review. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening at Hank's Seafood. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to serving you on your next visit. Cheers! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful environment. Great wait staff. Delicious food, gf options, kid friendly. Quality seafood worth the $. We have visited Charleston several times in resent years and always put this restaurant at the top of our list. Every dish we've ordered has exceeded our expectations. From the boiled shrimp, to sautéed flounder. All of the sides are wonderful, especially the pimento... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner and service at Hank's Seafood. We greatly appreciate the wonderful review, and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Briarcliff Manor, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at Hank's last Thursday night - it was beyond great. We both started with the she-crab soup and then shared the seafood tower - if you order this, you will never forget it - it was delicious and then some - overflowing in fresh shellfish!!!. Service was excellent as well - absolutely no complaints.

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Thank Johnst783
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad to hear that you both enjoyed your experience, especially our wonderful Seafood Tower. We thank you for the fabulous review, and look forward to serving you on your next visit. 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
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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