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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hank's was our stop the last night there and it was GREAT! Waitress started us off with an oyster sampler, an excellent suggestion. We narrowed the 2nd dozen down to two varieties, that a bowl of soup and finished with a "small plate" of fried oysters. Absolutely fabulously cooked

Thank George S
Columbia, Missouri
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317 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bartenders are always great; the oysters are exceptional; and there are two happy hours ("normal" and late night). I visit Alexandria 2-3 times per year and can't stay away. Love this place. I wish the draft beer selection was a bit broader, but that is hardly a complain as they have always had at least one draft selection that... More 

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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here while on a leisure trip to Washington. The restaurant was very busy, but service was good. As a starter I had a mixed plate of half a dozen oysters, which were nice. The main course was fried scallops with shi-itake mushrooms and sea beans in a creamy sauce. Although this dish by itself was excellent and very... More 

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St. Thomas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried all the varieties of raw oysters and all were awesome. We ordered dozen after dozen and I would go back in a heartbeat. The bar was super busy but they got us into a table quickly and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank CaptPeach
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal with a local friend. We'd planned dinner out and she recommended this spot that I'd walked by on other trips. Loved the oyster selection and we both chose several to compare. Her mussels were fantastic and my fried oysters were wonderful. Cooked to perfection! The server helped us with wine selections that were spot on. Can't... More 

Thank Encajes
Billings, Montana
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our waiters were great. My wife who loves oysters, left happy as a clam!! She had the fried oysters; and also oysters on the half shell. We had traveled to the Alexandria location from Washington DC; and in my wife's opinion; it was well worth the 25 dollar cab trip. I had fish and chips which were unbelievably light and... More 

Thank jrwillies
New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my husband and our two friends. We were all visiting in town for a wedding and all four of us wished we could eat there again and that there was a place like this in our neighborhood back home (and we live in NYC so there's no shortage of good brunch) but everything on the menu... More 

Thank Leeya448
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While traveling through Alexandria Virginia we were both pleased and surprised to stop at Hank’s Oyster Bar. We have spent many weeks in Seattle so are familiar with excellent oyster bars. Hank’s lived up to our expectations. My wife and I order Oyster Poor boy sandwiches and were delighted by what was served. The oysters were perfectly cooked and came... More 

Thank Clete B
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great opportunity for fresh oysters and perfect atmosphere...Alex took care of me and knows customer service.

Thank Joe M
Arlington, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Recently had lunch here with a friend. Hank's is a casual, comfortable place to have lunch. They offer a variety of fresh raw oysters, which the waiter ably described and offered his recommendations. We shared an order of fried oysters too, which were fresh and hot and delicious. We also shared a smoked salmon sandwich, which was good, but the... More 

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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, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?