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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
+1 703-739-4265
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When the restaurant fills up, it is quite noisy. Picking what you want to eat can be a challenge, because there are lot's of enticing choices. I went with the mixed seafood grill (octopus, calamari and shrimp). It was excellent. My friend chose the tuna tartar followed by fish tacos and liked both, especially the tuna. I didn't want one... More 

Thank EveSp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by for a late brunch. My friend had the avocado salad with shrimp. She was disappointed. There were only four very tiny shrimp in it. I had the oyster frittata. It was excellent. They also have several good local microbrews on tap.

Thank ScotVA
los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything from the oysters, lobster, and the salads are fresh. The wait staff make excellent suggestions and combinations of drinks with your food. A great place for locals and tourists!

Thank Miguel H
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Hank's Oyster Bar was fab. Before we ventured out during inauguration week, I read all the reviews about this restaurant and they did not disappoint. Luckily we got there before the huge crowd arrived. The hostess, she wore glasses, was very nice and found a table for us in spite of the craziness and before it got busier. Thank... More 

Thank Gretchen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh oysters are flown in everyday with a selection of about 8 types. Fresh, shucked beautifully and always flavorful. Love me some Hank's

1 Thank tomgirlTOY .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hank's Oyster Bar lived up to its name. Awesomely fresh oysters and excellent IPA. What more can one want? Oh, perhaps some roasted Brussels sprouts and tomato bisque? It's one of those cozy places in the neighborhood with friendly and attentive bartenders. I saw young parents with their kids in strollers stop in for dinner and a single guy having... More 

Thank mie c
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! From the goldfish on the table to the dark chocolate chunks served at the end of your meal, everything was lovely. Nice brunch menu with daily specials. Started with the popcorn shrimp and calamari. Lightly breaded, served hot and delicious. Lunch choices were beautifully plated. The steak sandwich was tender, the shrimp and avocado salad was delicious... More 

Thank Tyler B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection and service. Could have just worked my way through the menu from top to bottom. Great Sunday morning Bloody Mary's, followed by great oysters and a Caesar Salad with Anchovies. Loved that they had a selection of east coast and west coast oysters. I will be back!

Thank vacationaddictDenver
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the local eastern shore/va oysters (chinqoteague) are awesome -- we always order them and whatever else sounds good. the lobster roll is tasty too. the kids menu is enough to let us enjoy our adult food. a wonderful place we frequent a lot.

Thank BoudreauBoyz
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting with good friends in Alexandria and told them that I liked oysters and they said "We have the place for you." We were able to walk from their apartment to Hank's Oyster Bar and past many lovely shops, bars and other restaurants. The oyster selection at Hank's was good and the ones we selected were delicious. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-4265

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