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Hank's Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sat at bar for drinks, but decided to stay for dinner. Boyfriend loved the oysters and tequila. Crab cakes were ok. Service was outstanding!

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Thank shsails
Needham, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on a Sunday night and the place was packed. The Bar is busy and the have a cool lounge type waiting area. The main dining room was pleasant and is more like a pub than a nice restaurant. Our server was functional and I did not find any of the staff to be very friendly. All of... More 

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Helena, Montana
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this gem using google. We were surprised by the freshness of the seafood, and the wait staff, especially our waitress Sheree (sp?) who gave us recommendations. This place would have received 5 stars but the seating was really tight, and the place was packed. Go get oysters here if you are any where near DC!!

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Thank Joe D
New York City
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Been twice while on business in DC (once solo, once with friends with a kid). The waitress was awesome! Attentive without being intrusive, fun to speak with and had great recommendations. The oysters are fantastic, as is the clam chowder and they have some great beers on tap. My friends' 8-year-old even found some appealing things... More 

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Thank Zppalee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good good and drinks for a mid day snack, but a little pricey. Waiter was knowledgeable, but somewhat pushy on ordering drinks, etc.

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Thank J K
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very definition of fresh ! The oysters were truly outstanding. I enjoy them everywhere and truly believe the ones I was served were some of the best ever, anywhere !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ok, I was worried I'd gain weight when I moved to the US... I'm conscious of portion size and volume. At Hanks, I ordered the fish tacos twice for lunch... they were tasty and fresh. Thomas had fish & chips and loved them. Our bar gal made lovely old fashioned and poured a mean glass of vino.. I'd recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We're a group of 12 and hard to seat anywhere. We came here for dinner on a family road trip to D.C. and we were looking for a restaurant to sit down at with American food not to far from our hotel and with reasonable pricing. This place did not disappoint. The price was not cheap for dinner but we... More 

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Washington DC
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal, excellent service, look forward to returning. Host showed us to a table near to the serving station but our waitress was happy to reseat us at a better situated table. We ordered from the pre-theatre and the food was superb. I enjoyed the ceviche while my husband enjoyed the bay shrimp. The New England Chowder and lobster bisque... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The dining room does not open until 5:30 on weekdays. We arrived at 5:00 and had drinks at the bar. Nice cocktail menu. Nice selection of local microbrews. The drinks were strong and the bartenders were friendly. I got a neighborhood bar feel. After a couple of drinks, we were seated in the dining room. The dining room is cozy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?