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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
+1 843-723-3474
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
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Reviewed yesterday

On a recent first-time adventure to Charleston, a friend said we needed to have a meal at Hank's, located in the Market Place area of downtown Charleston (on a side street across from the DoubleTree...not in the stalls of the Market Place). If you're a...More

Thank Cheri N
Reviewed yesterday

The food and service was wonderful....we made reservations and they were ready for us when we arrived...

Thank jwillcox
Reviewed yesterday

The food is presented very nicely and flavorful. The shrimp and grits will not disappoint. I commend the wait staff. They are attentive and clearly follow a standard for a fine dinning establishment.

Thank Fractal579
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hanks delivered 5 stars on all counts. Excellent decor, service,and food. The building was an old warehouse type that reminds you of a sea food processor on the harbor. Inside, the wood paneling and lighting was classy and amazingly quiet given the bustling about. Service...More

Thank Ron_hc40502
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying across the street from Hank's and had heard good things about it. Fun and loud environment. Good service, great menu.

Thank NorCalChuck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was going to give 4 stars but decided it deserved 5 as I can't think of anything done wrong or badly. Had a crab appetizer and seafood platter and was stuffed- all prepared well. Went on brothers recommendation and would definitely recommend and return.

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this great spot by some locals and were not disappointed! Did not have reservations so showed up around 8:45 and waited about 20 min. Not bad at all! Hostess and server were fantastic. Hubs and I shared raw oysters, delicious crab cakes...More

Thank aamckenna03
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make reservations, which we did at 6:30. The place was full. We had a shrimp cocktail as an appetizer and the shrimp were huge. Both entrees were excellent as well as the service. Oysters were fantastic as well!

Thank dutchtravlr
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Excellent! Thank you for joining us at Hank's Seafood. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mistakenly saved Hank's for our last evening in Charleston. Ordered the house special, fried skate fish with mango and poblano salsa over mashed potatoes. The only way you could tell the fish from the potatoes was its crust. The fish was so mushy that I...More

Thank CAChilds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and warm atmosphere, comfortable decor, outstanding staff that are accommodating in every way. Best seared scallops, fresh oysters, fried foods are crisp, fresh and delicious. Reservations a must.

Thank Bob C
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed you evening, and we look forward to serving you on a future visit. Cheers!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Cathy L | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Most are dressed smart casual which is the suggested, but some were in shorts and t-shirts.
How noisy is Hank's? Can folks hear each other without shouting over the din and music?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Ken F | Reviewed this property |
Not noisy at all for being so busy
Does hanks have Coconut cake ?
31 January 2017|
Response from hanksseafood | Property representative |
We do not have coconut cake. We do have some great southern desserts including Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie. We look forward to you visiting us! Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
  • E-mail
Located one block from the Charleston City Market in the heart of the Historic District, Hank's Seafood Restaurant has been Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 16 consecutive years. Hank's Seafood is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old warehouse and serves the best and freshest seafood with an emphasis on local recipes. The lively community table is very popular with solo travelers.
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