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Hank's Oyster Bar

1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (72 reviews)
“oysters” (265 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group in town for a conference. A friend of ours is a chef in Chicago and he recommended it, he is rarely wrong. In this case he was EXACTLY correct. A group of 8 we started with 4 dozen of the oysters,...More

Thank DannyN73
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters are so lovely here. I recommend ordering one of each from their chalkboard display and deciding from there. I noticed the ones that are more local fromVirginia were slightly less robust and more flat in flavor - not as buttery and rich as...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once I got my food, it was quite good. I recommend the lobster roll! But, the service was slow to even recognize I was sitting there. I complained and they made it better. Perhaps it was just very crowded. It's very busy with tourists.

Thank susankU602HZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try Hank's from reviews on Tripadvisor. It was very busy ,we didn't have reservations but we got a table very quickly. The hostess/host were friendly and accommodating. We ordered Fried Oysters appetizer as this was my first time trying oysters! Had the...More

Thank suemichel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went for lunch. The food was good and the service was attentive. The place was a bit noisy since the hostess “stacked” almost all of the customers in the back of restaurant, while the front half was empty. As is typical at Hank’s the...More

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal! Casual place shorts are fine but 5e food is not. Tremendous crab tamale is enough for a meal although positioned as a starter. I opted for the lamb chops special and it was awesome. As a side highly recommend the duck...More

Thank Jedda1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with friends here last night how have two kids under ten. The oysters were excellent. Great range. Fresh. My friends recommended the Lobster Roll for main, which was nice, but not quite what I expected. The lobster roll would be a great lunch,...More

Thank fallinandfilmin
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner here recently and enjoyed ourselves. Food and drinks were good, atmosphere was good, and staff were great! Thanks for an enjoyable evening!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

We had a very nice dinner here. The service was excellent (Luis). I got a couple of raw oysters which were outstanding. The lobster bisque was OK but not that memorable. We got the fried oyster dinner, the oyster Po Boy and old bay shrimp...More

Thank Scott8147
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I don’t eat seafood never mind oysters but that said, I was able to have a great meal here. While my friends enjoyed the oysters and other slimy specials, I had a great burger with outstanding fries and added on a side of the Mac...More

Thank David G
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from Betsy A | Reviewed this property |
No but it's small and can get crowded at peak to es
February 14, 2016|
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Response from SandySRL | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I am unaware of any day Hank's is closed except possibly on Christmas or Thanksgiving Days. They could be open then as well! Friday night will be busy but it's worth the wait!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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