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Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“fried oysters” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (79 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh Oysters , Good Drinks , Great Food. I went here for dinner and a brunch the next day. Bartending staff was very friendly and conversational. They have fresh delicious oysters from both West and East coast, overall a great experience.

Thank Marcus F
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a great local oyster bar and seafood restaurant on Q Street in Dupont Circle. Nice selection of oysters and tasted very fresh indeed. My companion enjoyed the bouillabaisse tremendously and I was happy with the soft shell crabs. Waitress was very pleasant and...More

Thank flicklives
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Liked outdoor dining, chicken ceaser salad and special chocolate chunks when paying the check. Very popular for lunch and dinner when weather is favorable. Shrimp and oysters are house specialties.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We ate oyster milanese, cauliflower salad and potato. They are delicious. The waiters were nice. Must try.

1  Thank Silvio_SP_BR
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We were too early for their full menu so satisfied ourselves with a sampling of all six varieties of oysters they had on the menu that day, then we ordered another half dozen of the ones we liked the most. They were very helpful in...More

2  Thank Darla T
Reviewed 17 August 2015

In a strange city with a new job--what a treat to fall into Hank's. Reminded me of home in New England with a bigger, sassier city edge. It's 90+degrees outside--the locals are sitting at the outdoor tables and I find a cool retreat at the...More

2  Thank julia c
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We happen to be in the area and we arrived just as the restaurant is open. Since it is such a popular place, people are waiting outside, on the side walk, and in the bar area. And the bar is on the small side. Most...More

2  Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

we went strictly for an oyster fix. the seafood dominated dinner menu looked great but that will have to wait. six different seaonal bi valves were available this day in mid august:half east coast; half west. from PEI to OREGON; our habit is to sample...More

Thank baird t
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I had the friend oyster dinner. Nine plump oysters with about the right amount of batter. Excellent cocktail sauce and slaw. The fries are shoe string and just ordinary. I will pay the $2 to substitute another side for the fries next time and there...More

1  Thank Ec328888
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great bar menu. I wanted to have all the drinks. I had the "English Gentleman who..." (long title) gin and aperol and grapefruit juice. Wonderful. Hanging out at the bar is delicious and I would have had the happy hour taco but sat at a...More

Thank Charlotte H
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Ivanka B
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Response from akathabasca | Reviewed this property |
3-7 Pm Monday thru Saturday After 10 as well..........
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Response from n_atiggue | Reviewed this property |
Parking...I would say not. Definitely no specific parking for this restaurant or any nearby restaurants or stores. Parking in this area is at a premium. You would have to park at a garage or circle for ages looking for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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