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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
11:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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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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.

Thank alexswinn
Grapevine, Texas
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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.

Thank janrichwil
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fabulous, oysters were amazing, place is small. highly recommend going on off nights.and definitely call ahead, no reservations but you can ask about wait time .

Thank Johnngina
Nahant, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a pleasant lunch here...nice menu...good seafood...service was excellent and ambiance is casual.

Thank Harold B
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Amazing food, lots of selections even if you aren't a seafood fan. Service was great and food was out of this world. This is a place you definitely want to make a reservation at it fills up fast.

Thank beakr
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was anxious to try here and was joined by 5 other guests. If going for happy hour and having no problem with noise, this may be a good choice although not especially for dinner. We found the menu a bit confusing, the cane chairs most uncomfortable and sagging, and not a broad seafood menu as we had hoped for.... More 

Thank Jerry H
Salem, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Hanks is not fancy but provides fresh and reasonable food! We had excellent fried oysters, crab cakes, grilled seafood and mussels. Service was good. Casual atmosphere. Good choices. Some free bits of excellent chocolate at the end of the meal. If you are not looking for "fancy" this is a great place to bring the family! We had a great... More 

Thank JudyandFred
Dublin, California
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440 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

When the restaurant fills up, it is quite noisy. Picking what you want to eat can be a challenge, because there are lot's of enticing choices. I went with the mixed seafood grill (octopus, calamari and shrimp). It was excellent. My friend chose the tuna tartar followed by fish tacos and liked both, especially the tuna. I didn't want one... More 

Thank EveSp
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Stopped by for a late brunch. My friend had the avocado salad with shrimp. She was disappointed. There were only four very tiny shrimp in it. I had the oyster frittata. It was excellent. They also have several good local microbrews on tap.

Thank ScotVA
los Angeles, United States
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Everything from the oysters, lobster, and the salads are fresh. The wait staff make excellent suggestions and combinations of drinks with your food. A great place for locals and tourists!

Thank Miguel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?