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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
+1 843-723-3474
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a block north of Market St, this fine restaurant doesn't look like much, but is a hidden treasure. Mostly fresh seafood with interesting and delightful presentations. Highly recommended.

Thank Coolmaker
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped by Hanks and sat at one of their shared table tops on our first night in Charleston. We shared the she-crab soup and a wonderful grouper with a lemon sauce joined by fresh spinach. The entire meal was outstanding. It...More

Thank ddomene
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was good but it took forever to get seated even though we had a reservation. Food was well prepared but nothing unusual

Thank pfk721
Reviewed yesterday

We were very fortunate to enjoy many great meals here, during our sons' years of attending school in Charleston. We celebrated graduation this year with a phenomenal dinner at Hank's. The ceviche was the best I have ever had, amazingly bright and satisfying, I wish...More

Thank GOarmywife
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Centrally-located and wonderfully executed... Hank's is a fantastic option if you are rightly seeking seafood in Charleston. Candidly speaking, it's the only true "seafood" restaurant at which we ate in Charleston so I can't say whether it's the best one in town or not, but...More

Thank MatthewMBell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Hanks during a major storm. Luckily there is a parking garage right next door as the area was starting to flood. It is a little crowded inside and noisier than I would like, but the food and service were great. Highly recommend.

1  Thank R J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had our favorite meal in Charleston here. Service was prompt and friendly. I had a seafood dish with prawns, scallops, fish, crab and a grits cake. The sauce was perfect - not overpowering. The only downside - not the fault of the restaurant - was...More

Thank bczican
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reservations recommended. We had reservations for 8:45. We arrived at 8:30 and we were promptly seated. The atmosphere was lively, little loud. Wonderful seafood smell. The service was a little slow (all tables full) starting but once we got our drinks the timing was perfect....More

Thank MaryAnn H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After trying Hall's Chophouse and 82 Queen's she crab soup, I had to try Hanks as well. Hank's wins! It was delicious with a much more prominent taste of crab. The Seafood al a wando (pictured) was also amazing. My husband ordered the grouper (pictured)...More

Thank jaize1682
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great seating option as we sat at the community table. What a great way to get a quick seat. Outstanding food and wonderful wait staff

Thank Jane A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code?
17 April 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
We wore business casual. No jacket needed.
How noisy is Hank's? Can folks hear each other without shouting over the din and music?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Ken F | Reviewed this property |
Not noisy at all for being so busy
Does hanks have Coconut cake ?
31 January 2017|
Response from hanksseafood | Property representative |
We do not have coconut cake. We do have some great southern desserts including Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie. We look forward to you visiting us! Cheers
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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.