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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
11:30 - 15:00
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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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Papillion, Nebraska
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Gets busy later, but enjoyed a quieter night on Monday. Great oysters, good price on happy hour. Love the crab cake, coleslaw, etc. My favorite place to start the night...

1 Thank Doubletap1965
Ashburn, Virginia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to Hank's Oyster Bar for lunch. It was very good. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made several recommendations. The salmon Reuben was good, different but very good. My wife had the lobster roll. She said it was good, not as good as what she has had in Boston or Maine, but it was good. We would go... More 

Thank cdsamm
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

From the Greeters ,to Alex behind the bar, to the servers Hank's always delivers. Sit at the bar during Happy Hour and Enjoy the fresh Oysters and a tall cool one. Enjoy a fresh fish dinner. This is one of the few places that know what a cold-packed scallop is! If you don't know, try them. They have sooo much... More 

1 Thank Rob B
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Our server suggeted the oysters we should try. He was dead on, they were great. I ate the Cesar with Anchovies again. It was just as good as the first time.

Thank vacationaddictDenver
Alexandria, Virginia
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Go early to this popular Old Town restaurant. The oysters are fantastic and the rest of the menu is fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented.

Thank alexswinn
Grapevine, Texas
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The staff is great and the food very good. We were glad we chose Hank's. We sat the bar while we waited on our table and enjoyed the televisions and friendly staff. The manager, waiter, and food server could not have been more attentive.

Thank janrichwil
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fabulous, oysters were amazing, place is small. highly recommend going on off nights.and definitely call ahead, no reservations but you can ask about wait time .

Thank Johnngina
Nahant, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a pleasant lunch here...nice menu...good seafood...service was excellent and ambiance is casual.

Thank Harold B
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131 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Amazing food, lots of selections even if you aren't a seafood fan. Service was great and food was out of this world. This is a place you definitely want to make a reservation at it fills up fast.

Thank beakr
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was anxious to try here and was joined by 5 other guests. If going for happy hour and having no problem with noise, this may be a good choice although not especially for dinner. We found the menu a bit confusing, the cane chairs most uncomfortable and sagging, and not a broad seafood menu as we had hoped for.... More 

Thank Jerry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 22314-2961
  • 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?