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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
+1 843-723-3474
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I ate at Hanks Seafood a few days ago, based upon a recommendation. What a huge disappointment. Our server was just awful, non attentive, never introducing himself, not friendly...he made our dining experience a big disappointment the food was ok, nothing special,...More

Thank nviniar
Reviewed yesterday

This place came recommended by a local, so maybe we our expectations were too high. I found the broth to the shrimp and grits to be a little bland and the service a bit rushed. It was by no means bad, and the packed restaurant...More

Thank CoderreT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was, by far, the worst food we had while in Charleston. After asking the hotel clerk for a recommendation the next morning, she said she had not received good reviews. I can totally understand.

Thank RaeHutchins
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best seafood place I have ever ate at. The Grouper was unbelievable and the ambiance was awesome. Dress casual or dress up - perfect blend.

Thank bessdive
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation because I had booked another restaurant that we walked out in originally. We sat at the "community " bar table and had one of the best dinners ever!! Met some amazing people while eating the freshest seafood! It's a must...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hank’s certainly lived up to the “best seafood in Charleston” title! The wait staff were amazing, especially Casey, our waiter. The food was delicious, hot, and rather quick. We savored every moment & bite just as we had been advised to do. The pimento cheese...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding seafood matched the perfect service. A bit noisy, but not unbearable. From the shrimp and grits to the fried fare. All very nice. Don't miss the she crab soup.

Thank danas357
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't prove it, but I believe Charleston natives are often at Hanks. You need a reservation because the place is almost always full. People know good when they eat it and Hanks does not disappoint. Two staffers are at the back of the dining room...More

Thank EBPandDSP
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Excellent! Thank you for joining us at Hank's Seafood. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Old restaurant, very nicely decorated with outstanding waitstaff. The bartender at Belmond hotel recommended we try it and we were astonished. The food was outstanding, the clientele was enjoyable and the service was impeccable. Definitely going back.

Thank ronnak49
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and the great review. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Charleston numerous times, but this was our first time at Hank’s! We always stay on the Isle of Palms, and go to Charleston a couple of times for dinner & shopping. We love trying a new restaurant or two every time...More

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hanksseafood, Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Excellent! Thank you for joining us at Hank's Seafood. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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Kim S
December 12, 2017|
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Response from ScouterPaul | Reviewed this property |
Quite casual, but smart and neat. I was wearing shorts and a polo shirt and did not feel out of place at all.
October 11, 2017|
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Response from sandye22 | Reviewed this property |
A little pricy but absolutely worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
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Located one block from the Charleston City Market in the heart of the Historic District, Hank's Seafood Restaurant has been Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 18 consecutive years. Hank's Seafood is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old warehouse and serves the best and freshest seafood with an emphasis on local recipes. The lively community table is very popular with solo travelers.
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