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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (58 reviews)
“oysters” (236 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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11 - 20 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent, all around. Service is top notch! Food is fresh and delicious! Don't walk by! Stop in!

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I enjoyed the happy hour special (double-check the prices because Salty Wolfe remain at the full $2.50 price) and had a very good sampling of fresh oysters on the shell. The oysters were fresh and went down well. I had the Hank's Hops draft which...More

Thank Firsttimetovegas
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I think my only complaint is that we showed up at 5:15 and they don't start seating for dinner until 5:30, so we had to wait at the bar (although it gave us an opportunity to sample some good beers and a popcorn shrimp-calimari combo...More

1  Thank DeanfromSeattle
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for late night 1/2 price oysters, which were a good deal. Tried the ceviche on a whim...it was fantastic. Portion size was 3× what I expected for $5.50. I will definitely be back.

Thank Lloyrdestroyr
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We both had the Oyster Po'boy, and were very satisfied. The bread was buttered and toasted, and there was plenty of fried oysters.

Thank senioritcitizen
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The oysters here are fresh and delicious. I've ordered the scallops entree both times I've been here, and the scallops are a good size, and fresh and delicious!

Thank steelerk88
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quite place to eat this restaurant is not the place for you but if you are looking for some good food please go on in. Had the lobster roll with fries and it was delicious. Typically will only eat...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great service, great atmosphere, great food! Portobello mushrooms and goat cheese were fantastic as was the tuna tartare!

Thank Laurel H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There was a 45 minute wait for a table so we put our name in and headed out to walk around. When we came back luckily there were 2 seats at the bar so we grabbed them as there was still not a table ready....More

Thank SteveandDiana
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Knowing that I had a large party, I did my due diligence, I called the restaurant days prior attempting to make a reservation, I was told, "We don't take reservations, but you can call ahead, 30 minutes prior to the time you would like to...More

Thank duncanna8
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14 February 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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