We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hank's Oyster Bar

1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (67 reviews)
“oysters” (242 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (457)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most excellent, the food and service were great. The beer and whisky selections are good. We had the clams to start, and the mixed grill and bouillabaisse. Best I've had in a long time. We will be back again

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, great people, excellent food. We had the crab cakes, fried and raw oysters and shrimp. These were great. We had sides of Collard greens which weren't....too vinegary. The service was very good and prompt. A Very good oyster bar

Thank Lmira20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch for the first time. Everything i ordered was great. Caesar salad, Oysters, and the salmon reuben were all really good. I will go back next time in town for sure

Thank OSUrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A laid back, casual atmosphere, with fantastic food. The shrimp po' boy was delicious, as were the fried clams and the onion rings. I really enjoy the goldfish crackers to munch on, and the dish of dark chocolate pieces at the end of every meal.

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I know I have never had a smoked salmon rueben but it is amazing and you need to order it. Soooo good. Great service great beer great food. A 5

Thank Ronniebisme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here at least twice a week to have Oysters in the summer time. Great happy hour for oysters form 4-7 every night. Don't want to miss it. With your tab at the end, they give you an awesome bowl of dark chocolate.

Thank martina_s_dawoud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This highly recommended restaurant in old town Alexandria was a wonderful experience! We opted to eat at the bar during lunch and were served, with excellence and expertise, by Tom who makes a mean martini! The menu has options from the Ice Bar-fresh oysters on...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t miss the frontage painted bright purple . You walk in to a rather tight long bar area , not unlike others in the DC area . The casual dining is in an adjacent long room filled with wooden tables and chairs. The oysters were...More

Thank Trixtravels
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Hank’s is smaller restaurant, but it delivers with service and really good food. Since it is a seafood restaurant, you know the price points are going to be higher. $30 for a lobster roll and tea isn’t an everyday meal expense a lot of people...More

Thank Bulldog82
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Wonderful restaurant in every respect. All food selections were very well prepared and truly delicious. Service was exceptional. Great location with a diverse menu. Highest recommendation!

Thank HistoryBuff514
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Alexandria
Morrison House, Autograph Collection
766 reviews
.20 km away
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
1,366 reviews
.49 km away
Hampton Inn Alexandria - Old Town/King Street Metro
821 reviews
.55 km away
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
1,887 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro
227 reviews
.08 km away
Hunting Creek Restaurant
154 reviews
.06 km away
Taverna Cretekou
512 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alexandria's Christ Church
332 reviews
.37 km away
The Lyceum
59 reviews
.38 km away
Alfred Street Baptist Church
28 reviews
.32 km away
Freedom House Museum
24 reviews
.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Save your favourites!
Keep track of your top restaurant finds.
Save now