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Hank's Oyster Bar

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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
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17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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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Shalimar, Florida
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Several in our group have had great experiences at this location....we made a 6wk advance reservation to tie in with the Georgetown graduation.............service was very good.....the food that was served in a timely fashion was excellent....I don't know what the issue was with the rest of our order, nor will I speculate.. I do know that management stepped up ,... More 

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Thank Sean M
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed their Clam Chowder and Fried Oysters, with a fresh and light batter. The great menu allows to eat light or eat heartily

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Thank 261Wanderlust
Madison, Mississippi
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place for seafood - different kinds of oysters from different places in the area - my husband loved the raw oysters. The fried oysters were different from what I am used to in the gulf coast area, but tasty, nonetheless. The crab cake was good, but had more breading than I would have liked. Small, noisy,... More 

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Orange County, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so overrated it amazing it is still in business!! At least for crab cakes which any native knows should not be shredded crab. And the chairs are so uncomfortable it makes eating poor quality crabcakes a worse experience. Avoid it. Go to Joe's of you want a chain. Old ebbit saloon if you're a Clyde's fan. But... More 

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Thank mlyncsg
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were really looking forward to some great East Coast seafood during our vacation to DC. Hank's Oyster Bar was not too far from our hotel and was highly rated so we checked it out for dinner one night. I had some fresh oysters for my appetizer and those were very good. They had a good selection... More 

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Thank Mary Kay S
France
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place close to Dupont Circle. The fresh oysters are great and changed everyday. The fresh lobster is great too. But please stop cooking the fried oysters! It's a disaster! Thanks for the moment.

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Thank fredou-la-patate
Central New York
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the lobster special, just like the two ladies sitting next to me. Was jonesing for some seafood and this fit the bill. Fresh and good. Place was clean and pleasant.

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Thank fkcaz
Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute spot close to many of the tourist destinations in DC. We started off with some oysters from the East and West coasts, which were fabulous. My brother had the mussels special for his lunch, which he really enjoyed. They were cooked in a delicious spicy sauce. I had the lobster roll and it was awesome. If you like Old... More 

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Thank Frankie C
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title reflects my personal encounter with this restaurant, which is not to say that a full dinner or lunch experience wouldn't be equally as wonderful. I'm sure it would be. Great ambience inside and on the patio. Friendly, attentive staff. The whole neighborhood is full of energy and interesting places to dine. I just happen to be passing Hank's... More 

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Thank Garry A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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387 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good happy hour, but this was my first time sitting down to have lunch. The menu is limited to mostly fried items. I had the daily fish salad, which was underwhelming. The patio is lovely on a spring day, and it wasn't too crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
Description
Hank's Oyster Bar

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