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Hank's Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jonesville va
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard good things about this restaurant and were not disappointed. My husband feels he is an oyster connoisseur and even he enjoyed our dinner. We had two of the happy hour special types on the half shell. I had fried oysters and he had flounder tacos for a main dish. We will be back!

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1 Thank Joroddenberry
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a need for an oyster fix. First time visiting this restaurant and it was a great choice. It was happy hour and sat at the bar. Alex was the bartender and served us. He gave an overview of local beers and wines. Told us the oysters were what they are know for. The 2 of us had 18 each.... More 

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1 Thank Doug M
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a weekday for "Oyster Hour." The "Orchard Point," "Chincoteague," and "Pungoteague" oysters were $1.25/ea.[Could not find any allusion to the Orchard Point, MD oysters on the web....where did they really come from?] No happy hour break on the $7/$8 beers. The oysters were OK, but very lightweight. The shrimp were small and tough ($15). While the food... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to get a quick bite. Not really hungry but we were in the mood for oysters. They have a large selections of oysters, we ordered a half dozen of various oysters picked by our server Tim and they did not disappoint. We had the Damariscottas, Hayden's Reef and Battle Creek. We enjoyed all three types but my preference... More 

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1 Thank Andres72423
Papillion, Nebraska
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gets busy later, but enjoyed a quieter night on Monday. Great oysters, good price on happy hour. Love the crab cake, coleslaw, etc. My favorite place to start the night...

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1 Thank Doubletap1965
Ashburn, Virginia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Hank's Oyster Bar for lunch. It was very good. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made several recommendations. The salmon Reuben was good, different but very good. My wife had the lobster roll. She said it was good, not as good as what she has had in Boston or Maine, but it was good. We would go... More 

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Thank cdsamm
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Greeters ,to Alex behind the bar, to the servers Hank's always delivers. Sit at the bar during Happy Hour and Enjoy the fresh Oysters and a tall cool one. Enjoy a fresh fish dinner. This is one of the few places that know what a cold-packed scallop is! If you don't know, try them. They have sooo much... More 

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1 Thank Rob B
Denver
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server suggeted the oysters we should try. He was dead on, they were great. I ate the Cesar with Anchovies again. It was just as good as the first time.

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Thank vacationaddictDenver
Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early to this popular Old Town restaurant. The oysters are fantastic and the rest of the menu is fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented.

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Thank alexswinn
Grapevine, Texas
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is great and the food very good. We were glad we chose Hank's. We sat the bar while we waited on our table and enjoyed the televisions and friendly staff. The manager, waiter, and food server could not have been more attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-4265

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