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Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (74 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several in our group have had great experiences at this location....we made a 6wk advance reservation to tie in with the Georgetown graduation.............service was very good.....the food that was served in a timely fashion was excellent....I don't know what the issue was with the rest...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed their Clam Chowder and Fried Oysters, with a fresh and light batter. The great menu allows to eat light or eat heartily

Thank 261Wanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place for seafood - different kinds of oysters from different places in the area - my husband loved the raw oysters. The fried oysters were different from what I am used to in the gulf coast area, but tasty, nonetheless. The...More

Thank Jelmckinion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so overrated it amazing it is still in business!! At least for crab cakes which any native knows should not be shredded crab. And the chairs are so uncomfortable it makes eating poor quality crabcakes a worse experience. Avoid it. Go to...More

Thank mlyncsg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were really looking forward to some great East Coast seafood during our vacation to DC. Hank's Oyster Bar was not too far from our hotel and was highly rated so we checked it out for dinner one night. I had some...More

Thank Mary Kay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place close to Dupont Circle. The fresh oysters are great and changed everyday. The fresh lobster is great too. But please stop cooking the fried oysters! It's a disaster! Thanks for the moment.

Thank fredou-la-patate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the lobster special, just like the two ladies sitting next to me. Was jonesing for some seafood and this fit the bill. Fresh and good. Place was clean and pleasant.

Thank fkcaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute spot close to many of the tourist destinations in DC. We started off with some oysters from the East and West coasts, which were fabulous. My brother had the mussels special for his lunch, which he really enjoyed. They were cooked in a delicious...More

Thank Frankie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title reflects my personal encounter with this restaurant, which is not to say that a full dinner or lunch experience wouldn't be equally as wonderful. I'm sure it would be. Great ambience inside and on the patio. Friendly, attentive staff. The whole neighborhood is...More

Thank Garry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good happy hour, but this was my first time sitting down to have lunch. The menu is limited to mostly fried items. I had the daily fish salad, which was underwhelming. The patio is lovely on a spring day, and it wasn't...More

Thank Amy W
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parking available
16 January 2016|
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Response from n_atiggue | Reviewed this property |
Parking...I would say not. Definitely no specific parking for this restaurant or any nearby restaurants or stores. Parking in this area is at a premium. You would have to park at a garage or circle for ages looking for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265
  • E-mail
Hank's Oyster Bar