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“Classic Seafood Restaurant”

Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #34 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Church
Description: 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 16 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.
Richmond, Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Classic Seafood Restaurant”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Very impressive large open restaurant concept when you walk in. White linen tables with classic white coat servers. Beautiful wooden bar area. Great, friendly, attentive bartenders. I had a strawberry Brazilian Caipriniha cocktail hand crafted and delish. The boiled shrimp and raw oysters were huge and super flavorful. Gorgeous place, lively, impeccable service, wonderful seafood, tasty drinks. A must visit if you are looking for an upscale experience.

Visited July 2014
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening at Hank's and appreciate the kind words about our food, service, and cocktails. Please join us again on your next visit to Charleston. Cheers!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This was not our first visit to Hank's and it won't be our last! It is truly the best seafood in Charleston. In this party of four, everyone raved. My lobster was sweet and tender and it was offered at a reasonable price. Our server, Greg D., was not only top notch....he made visit our visit lots of fun.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you Chip! Glad to hear you've enjoyed your time with us on each occasion. Greg says hello and thank you for the 5 star review. Cheers!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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401 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Hank's was recommended to us by a friend and I'm glad we took their advice! It's fantastic! Some of the best seafood I've ever had. Service was wonderful. The kale, avocado and heirloom tomato salad (which was a special that night) was out of this world. Definitely book ahead! We had a 6pm reservation and by the time we got our drinks and bread, the place had filled up!

  • Visited July 2014
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Excellent! Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. Please join us again on your next visit. Cheers!
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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I enjoy a dining adventure where it is easy to see that near perfection is going on and you are in the middle of it. I did not witness a miscue from any of the staff. The room was packed and the restaurant was firing on all cylinders. I started with Charleston Sea Crab soup, a dozen assorted oysters was next, and a tuna small plate was the finale. All were excellent. Reservations are a good idea. There is a first come first serve table, which seats 16, and all chairs stay occupied. I can not wait to go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Wow! Thank you very much for the kind review. We are definitely a busy restaurant and have a staff that loves making our guests smile night in and night out. From the amount of restaurants you have reviewed, this is quite an honor. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Charleston. Cheers!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Consistently a favorite”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Have visited charleston many times and have enjoyed this spot for most of those. Always great service. Food is some of the best in town. I really have no desire to venture out to others because of how pleased we are with Hanks. They are busy so be sure to have reservations or be prepared to wait.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
That is quite the honor! Thank you for the kind words and for making us your destination restaurant in Charleston. Please say hello on your next visit as we love meeting our return guests. Cheers!
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