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Hank's Oyster Bar

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Old Town
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1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
17:30 - 22:00
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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240 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here! We started with 1 dozen raw oysters, which were perfectly shucked (no bits of shell) and very cold. Delicious! The clam chowder has an incredible flavor, but it was a bit on the thin side. Still scrumptious! The strawberry, arugula salad was so refreshing. The single griddled crabcake was full of crabmeat and not... More 

Thank WPLandry
Little Rock, Arkansas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

On a Saturday night the place was bustling, but our service remained prompt and friendly. I ordered the fish special (which was good), but the fried oyster appetizer stole the show.

Thank cmyberns
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We sampled each of the Oysters of the day. The oysters were fresh, delicious, and served perfectly. We also had an order of the peal and eat shrimp that were equally delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive which I liked. I would recommend this spot for a business lunch, a beer and oysters after work, and even a... More 

Thank Vince C
Homer, Alaska
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

In a 6 day Alexandria stay I visited Hank's twice. The first visit I was solo and sat at the bar during Happy Hour. I tried one of each of the three featured varietals, picked a favorite and ordered more of that one accompanied by the delicious beet salad. On another evening I joined friends in the dining room. I... More 

Thank Catriona R
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Was back in the Alexandria area, and I had to go to Hanks AGAIN!!! Great oysters, very nice staff, fun environment. A MUST go to place when in Old town

Thank Tami3551117
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A lovely spring evening in Alexandria so a nice walk from the Metro. We arrived early so no wait. My Georges Bad Habit (Jameson's cocktail) was really smooth and just what the doctor ordered after a long conference day. I had a super salad of great crispy greens red onion corn and shrimp with a creamy jalapeño cilantro dressing. My... More 

Thank Mary C
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Great find after our trip to Mount Vernon! Fresh Seafood with a happy hour until 7P. Enjoyed raw oyster, location of each posted each day. Don't miss out on the bar snacks - goldfish and dark chocolate

Thank Elizabeth G
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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223 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Catch the happy hour 3-7 p.m. weekdays for several varieties of fresh oysters. Staff are happy to tell you the favs and the best. We dined with a young child who made her way through the small plate of mussels (but not her French fries!), and we all enjoyed oyster po boys, just not being able to get enough fresh... More 

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

My husband had the fish and chips and I had the special - pan fried trout with arugula salad and I selected Brussels sprouts as a side. Every bite was delicious - light, fresh, delicately seasoned. I highly recommend it.

Thank Greg L
London, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We enjoyed every bite of food and drop of alcohol that entered our moths while at Hank's! The service was excellent, the bartender was super friendly and we had no trouble getting a seat at this no-reservation hot spot. (You can call 30 minutes ahead and get on the wait list - OR show up when the bar opens and... 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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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?