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Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (91 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
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Reviewed yesterday

As has been pointed out by other reviewers, the eating experience at Hanks Oyster Bar can be rushed..... a word of advice...warn your waiter before the food is served that you dont want your entree arriving before you finish your appetizer !!! comfort level -...More

Thank SwissPinkPanther
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My son and I had a great meal there. The restaurant was hopping but we were seated promptly- reservations recommended. Oysters were fresh and superb. Nice variety. A ceviche hit the spot. My son raves about the scallops and I had some of the best...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent trip to DC we stayed at the Hyatt House and Hanks is next door; the food was wonderful. We sat outside with a view of the pier. Had incredible food, the crab dip is to die for, and were in and out...More

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited an hour for a table but strolled along waterfront. Luckily it was evening time so not super hot. Server was very friendly but busy. Tables are so close could barely get in and out but in this business every seat is money. Food...More

Thank Loni J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Hanks over Labor Day weekend. We made sure to get a reservation, and we we're seated promptly outside at our request. Our waiter was very attentive as well as entertaining 😄 Our son& his girlfriend ordered the lobster rolls...SO much lobster! Huge chunks on...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant in the evening, busy, but Maggie, our waitperson, was “on her game”- making sure we were taken care of! She recommended we try an assortment of oyster which did not disappoint! Someone had their Lobster Roll and they said it was great!...More

Thank sanleesaenz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally, a few days after dining, one either forgets or is pleasantly reminded of a great experience. Occasionally there are the exceptions like how did I allow that to happen? Hank's has a great reputation in the District and it is an Oyster house, at...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner and sat outside on a beautiful evening. My husband sampled the fresh oysters and said they were delicious. We each had a seafood dish door dinner that was really goood. Mine was served with Job’s tears and that was new for...More

Thank Chris2734
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be fair I did get my order to go which did hinder my experience but I wasn’t impressed. I really wanted a good cab cake so I ordered the crab cake dinner. It came with two crab cakes, fries and slaw. The crab cakes...More

Thank Juliejorgy
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This was the best seafood I've had in DC during my trip there last week. The oysters were fresh, the crab-cake burger was really well crafted and my bloody mary was perfect (and I'm particularly picky about those). The staff were exceedingly kind too and...More

Thank Matthew N
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Nancy B
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Trails4U | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s pretty laid back.
Ivanka B
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
January 15, 2016|
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Response from n_atiggue | Reviewed this property |
Parking...I would say not. Definitely no specific parking for this restaurant or any nearby restaurants or stores. Parking in this area is at a premium. You would have to park at a garage or circle for ages looking for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265
  • E-mail
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