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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%
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“lobster roll” (64 reviews)
“oysters” (234 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

every single dish is unique,pop shrimp calamari,oysters,cesar’s salad,good to work team from 2013 capital hills. god bless you.

Thank Rodolfo T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch. We shared a dozer oysters, I had a lobster roll, my wife had two side dishes, no entree. Two glasses of wine. Our bill was over $100. Hanks is a good restaurant, but the prices are astronomical. So, be prepared.

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not all its cracked up to be. Was disappointed that last two times visiting. Will find another place to eat oysters.

Thank rallye56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite oyster place! We get there at 3:00pm for happy hour to sit at the bar to drink beer and eat a selection of oysters from various locations. The dining room opens at 5:30pm. This is a favored neighborhood hangout. The only down side...More

Thank eastbyeast2017
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I dined out two nights in a row in Alexandria, so I can draw some interesting comparisons. Night 1 at Gadsby's Tavern: fabulous atmosphere in a very historic building; gourmet entree with generous portions was only $26. Night 2 at Hank's: Atmosphere was meh. I...More

Thank GPSpilot
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I randomly stopped by Hanks Oyster Bar on our first night in Alexandria. My husband doesn’t like oysters, but decided to be adventurous and give it a try. Since the restaurant was fairly busy and we did not make reservations, we sat...More

Thank jennifer g
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Staff were excellent and patient. Made great recommendations on oysters (our first time trying). Shrimp and calamari were also tasty. Their cocktail sauce with fresh horseradish added another level to the seafood - very good. Drinks were also great. Highly recommend trying this place.

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting oysters for past few weeks before they were out of season. And there was Hanks! It’s small for sure, or at least what I could see was...it appears to be a converted brownstone so it’s a few steps up and then...More

Thank v'nes
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour. Oysters for 1/2 price. We ate 2 dozen while sipping dirty martinis. Delicious! We got there at 5, by 6 the place was busy but our server was still very attentive. Will definitely visit again when I am in the...More

2  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had read so many good reviews, I was eager to try Hanks on a recent vacation to the DC area. While the service was good and the atmosphere is nice, the food was astonishingly devoid of flavor. My husband and I shared several small...More

Thank karlgco
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15 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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