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Hank's Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 933 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Church
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.
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Our party of 7 had mixed reviews. The seafood was good, sweet potato fries and collard greens excellent. The fried chicken was very salty. It is Very difficult to hear conversations at you table because of the noise level. Service was good with the exception that we still had 2 people eating their meal and an entourage of bus boys came along and cleaned up the whole table making the 2 who were still eating uncomfortable so they had them take away their plates too.

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Thank Slanz
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2012

Thank you for dining with us at Hank's. We are sorry to hear that some in your party found the food to be over-seasoned. We also apologize that your plates were cleared too early. We teach our staff to wait until all diners at a table are finished before we begin to clear any plates. The team member obviously misread your table, thinking that everyone was done. That was our mistake, and for that we are very sorry. We hope you come back and see us again very soon. Thank you!

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My husband and I got a reccomendation for Hank's from the cute bartender at a touristy BBQ place Sticky FIngers. He could see Sticky fingers was not what we were looking for. A short 2 block walk later we walked in to a happening, cool place with a great vibe. After a great cocktail at the bar served by a darling and attentive bartender we decided to just eat at the bar. It was an excellent idea. We had a dozen oysters on the half shell, she crab soup and a pan roasted stripped bass over rissotto for me and seafood pasta for my husband. Every single bite was excellent. Service was attentive. I wish we would have gone back the second night in town. Went to the much touted Peninsula Grill the next night and it was just eh

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Thank Juliebythesea
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2012

We are very flattered by your comments. We are thrilled that you happened upon our restaurant through word of mouth. That is how most people find us! We hope that your plans include us the next time you are dining out in Charleston.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The shrimp and grits were good. Nice atmosphere and service.

Thank OklahomaGoSooners
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2012

The team is happy to hear that you enjoyed our shrimp and grits. The recipe is unlike what you will find in most restaurants in Charleston. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

One of the few Charleston restaurants that actually gave a good-sized portion for the price. It was a bit expensive, $25 per plate, but tasty. The fried seafood wasn't greasy, and the crab cakes were delicious. Make sure you have reservations--they're very busy and we had to sit at the bar for dinner.

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Thank rh-chi
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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2012

Thank you for dining with us! It is a priority of ours to give you the appropriate portions for what you are paying. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

The food and service were great. The shrimp curry was to die for and the roasted salmon was amazing too. But we found the restaurant very noisy. A lot of people were dinning and it felt like they were all shouting to each other... It's okay for a family dinner or friend's night, not so great for a romantic dinner.
I found it was a little pricey, but a good overall experience.

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hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2012

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We do realize that the restaurant can become very lively during peak hours, but many people find that to be part of the allure of the restaurant. We understand that some guests are seeking a quiet spot for a romantic dinner, and we do everything we can to accommodate them. We often have guests that dine with us for anniversaries, for example, that have a great time dining in a bustling, busy restaurant. If we can somehow accommodate you as far as getting a quieter table, please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to your next visit!

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