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Hank's Oyster Bar

) #10 of 608 Restaurants in Alexandria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (60 reviews)
“oysters” (224 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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11 - 20 of 420 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2017

One of my favorite pre-dinner or happy hour stops for drinks. I'm not an oyster eater, but my boyfriend swears by the ones at Hanks. While he enjoys the happy hour oysters I'll happily sip on their daily punch offering or one of their craft...More

Thank Callie B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Pretty small space - but the food is so great. Hank's is a wonderful Friday night dinner spot. Drinks are all tasty too!

Thank Shamus01
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The building is pretty. The hostess was very kind. The food was mediocre at best and very, very over priced- VERY! 80.00 for 3- we visited on"taco Tuesday "- 15.00 tacos- I've had much better in many other places for much less $$. There was...More

Thank ColleenCap
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We like to visit Hank's Oyster Bar for the oyster happy hour special. We typically catch the 10pm-close Happy Hour in their Alexandria location, but have visited their Dupont Circle location for their 3pm-7pm happy hour at the bar. Hank's usually has 3-4 different types...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

While I've been a big fan of Hank's beginning with the Hill location, the Alexandria branch is good also. My lunch companion and I shared the shrimp and calamari appetizer and fish and chips large plate. The "popcorn" shrimp and calamari never disappoint as they...More

Thank SuperBear2
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place was packed, understandably so, but they accommodated our group of 5 without a problem, including two kids. We had oysters, clams, kids' meals, burgers, fries--all was great. I loved the fries with old bay. Great food & great service!

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Really conflicted. Truly outstanding seafood at a fair price, but the noise level in the main dining room is nearly impossible (on a Monday night). A birthday celebration for five, and the food measured up to the rave reviews. Very good oysters, with a wide...More

Thank tjphilly
Reviewed 10 June 2017

With eight varieties of oysters to choose from and after sampling two, we decided to have the Battle Creek (12) and Old Salty (6), which were so good I could have had another dozen of each. Luis, our server, was right on when he suggested...More

Thank PhillyBoy21
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is an almost perfect place! My son, wife and I, consider ourselves foodies. We always try new things and places and we like a few. Hanks is exceptional if you like seafood. First, we tried a few other top ten places in Old Town....More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had a dozen oysters, chincoteague, battle creek, and salty wolfe. All were from VA, and were excelent. Wife had a shrimp PoBoy. It too was super! We also had Ol Bay fries. Never had these before, but they went well with the seafood! Excelent!

Thank russellp117
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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