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Hank's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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Dupont Circle
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1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 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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Darwin, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

$27 for 7 tiny, tasteless oysters covered in poorly conceived flavours! $25 for a basic oyster stew. 3 orders either ignored or came incorrect, then the whole bill was wrong. I do not recommend and would not return. Plenty of better options around.

Thank sjbur
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

We tucked into this restaurant on a walk to another - gave up because of the rain and we were so glad we did! We each had the pear goat cheese salad, one with bacon vinaigrette and the other with balsalmic. We each went for the scallops with mushrooms which were perfectly cooked so so good! Just the right amount.... More 

Thank BeulahBehemoth
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Really, when you're eating with a food blogger, you expect the food to be above par, but Hank's was honestly just what you need: great food, super-friendly service, no-nonsense, low-threshold seafood. I love oysters, and there they were, unfussy and great. The crabcakes are something to sing about. Old Bay fries sound easy, but there was so much that could... More 

Thank BigPnk01
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

This place was just great for an evening after touring DC. It had a good selection of draught beers, a bustling vibe and a varied menu. The oysters (which we had to try of course) were as fresh as they come. We had the meatloaf from their meat and two sides menu which was excellent value and very tasty. The... More 

Thank Christopher M
Clayton, Georgia
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Had a tasty lemon cocktail followed by a very good scallop entree. The lobster bisque was some of the best I've had! Service was excellent.

Thank hillbilly f
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

We went to Hanks with a large party, and we had a great time. The excellent service and food boosted the evening conviviality score to the memorable level. First, we had oysters-4 kinds so we could compare-the knowledgeable waiter described differences and preferences, much like an excellent sommelier with a wine list. Then we got more oysters. Then we had... More 

Thank SnowyandSniggles
Panama City, Panama
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

the only place you can go to aftger 10pm midweek and get some oysters, other bar food and a great bartender and drinks

Thank Diana C
Santa Clarita, California
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156 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

The prices were high. There were about 4 dinner entrees from which to choose. I had the sable fish which was good. I think you are supposed to order multiple snack things and share them. My husband and I were hungry for dinner. It was okay. The food deliverer brought us the wrong entree insisting that that was what we... More 

Thank Beth T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Only in dc for a few days to do the mcm marathon and wanted somewhere non touristy. This place hit the spot. Full of locals with very good seafood, service and cocktails. Happy to explain about oysters for those less knowledge and very friendly. Good wine selection and clean toilets with a lovely outside area in a leafy suburb of... More 

Thank Kerry F
Hong Kong, China
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179 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I found Hank's to be a mixed bag. Initially I was rather put off by the curtness of the woman who took our reservation, unfortunately I missed her name. That said, we were warmly greeted and our waitress was wonderful and very knowledgable. The oysters were fantastic and fresh and, while unfamiliar with the pricing of oysters, found them to... 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
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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

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