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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Church)
+1 843-723-3474
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16:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The atmosphere reminds me of a Parisian brasserie. Very pleasant dinner with great service. Our meals were delicious.

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Thank Ann K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I rated this a five star because it is distinctly southern seafood. The accompanying sides are completely rational especially if you are a southerner. Fried okra with swordfish? Sure, no problem. You definitely need reservations. We will come again.

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Thank Doris C
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First trip to Hanks after hearing many recommendations. The rumors are true. The restaurant is lovely and the food excellent. We had a seafood plaza and the she-crab soup. Both were outstanding. Definitely recommend.

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Thank melvinat2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten at Hanks many times on our trips to Charleston. In fact, we make it our first stop for dinner the day we arrive. We love seafood and the folks here know how to prepare it perfectly. It's always delicious and we have never been disappointed. The service is wonderful too. We make a reservation, but if you... More 

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Thank Beth Verner Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent choice for our valentines dinner, great service from Paul, our waiter, and the food was amazing course after course

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Thank Matt B
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Hanks. We go every year while visiting the area. The seafood is very fresh and the atmosphere feels special without being stuffy. Locals tell us it's their favorite.

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Essex Junction, VT
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Hank's on a recent Saturday night and had an excellent meal. We started with the house salad- delicious! My husband enjoyed a fried seafood platter, while I had the broiled version. Our server, Samantha, was delightful, combining efficiency with a lovely and friendly personality. Hank's atmosphere is beautiful inside, decorated with a nautical theme but not overly... More 

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Cedar Bluff, Alabama
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon researching local Charleston restaurants for the best scallops we found that Hank's was rated No. 1! They were great as was the rest of the service! An enjoyable evening with our group of six travelers. We will return.

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Thank lobowolf
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and service at Hank's Seafood. Thank you for the excellent review, and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From raw oysters at the bar, to baked grouper at the table, the seafood is fresh, fresh, fresh. My wife and I started with the happy hour at the bar and finished with wonderful entrees at the dinner table. We also enjoyed the local craft beers. Our service could not have been better, also.

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Thank rlwlawrisk
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you for joining us, and for the outstanding review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening, and we look forward to serving you on a future visit to Charleston. Cheers! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the grouper. Well prepared, presentation was good, tasted delicious! My coworker ordered the salmon and said it was excellent. I love eating in this section of Charleston, with carriage houses close by, the battery and riverfront park within a short walk, and plenty of nightlife close by.

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hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us, and for the excellent review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the great review, and look forward to your next visit. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
16:30 - 22:30
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
    (Church)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?