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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
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11:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
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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Martinsville, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the crabcake sandwich which was excellent. Someone else had the Oyster Po Boy which she said was wonderful.Wished we had had time to go back again. Everyone was so friendly!!! Would love to go back.

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Thank revdtr316
Virginia, USA
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time at this restaurant and cannot wait to return. As its name implies, Hank's has a wide variety of fresh oysters from both the east and the west coast. Happy hour until 6:30 p.m. includes three types of oysters for only $1.25 each. Unsure of which to order, our fabulous server said to get two of each type. He... More 

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Thank Morgana777
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife had the steak sandwich, which was to die for. I had the salmon Rueben which was great, but different. The oysters were amazing. Highly recommended

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1 Thank christopher g
Nyack, New York
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offered several kinds of oysters at a good price. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. They also made a great cocktail. During Happy Hour the oysters were two for the price of one!

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1 Thank Emily F
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In fairness, their food may have been great but we didn't get to experience it. They tried to seat us at a table that was barely big enough for two children, much less two adults. We had a bigger table at Dunkin Donuts. Not paying those prices to be uncomfortable eating my meal. We left without ordering. THEN, they offered... More 

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2 Thank scubadillo99
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Frank's Oyster Bar early on a Friday evening and had a wonderful time! The bartender was extremely nice and took the time to explain all of the oysters and unique drinks on the happy hour menu. We wound up sharing two very unique drinks on his recommendation, and they were both really good. In addition, we sampled some... More 

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2 Thank Laura H
Jonesville va
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard good things about this restaurant and were not disappointed. My husband feels he is an oyster connoisseur and even he enjoyed our dinner. We had two of the happy hour special types on the half shell. I had fried oysters and he had flounder tacos for a main dish. We will be back!

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4 Thank Joroddenberry
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183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had a need for an oyster fix. First time visiting this restaurant and it was a great choice. It was happy hour and sat at the bar. Alex was the bartender and served us. He gave an overview of local beers and wines. Told us the oysters were what they are know for. The 2 of us had 18 each.... More 

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1 Thank Doug M
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Went there on a weekday for "Oyster Hour." The "Orchard Point," "Chincoteague," and "Pungoteague" oysters were $1.25/ea.[Could not find any allusion to the Orchard Point, MD oysters on the web....where did they really come from?] No happy hour break on the $7/$8 beers. The oysters were OK, but very lightweight. The shrimp were small and tough ($15). While the food... More 

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Thank RICHARD B
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to get a quick bite. Not really hungry but we were in the mood for oysters. They have a large selections of oysters, we ordered a half dozen of various oysters picked by our server Tim and they did not disappoint. We had the Damariscottas, Hayden's Reef and Battle Creek. We enjoyed all three types but my preference... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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?