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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
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fresh oysters are flown in everyday with a selection of about 8 types. Fresh, shucked beautifully and always flavorful. Love me some Hank's

1 Thank tomgirlTOY .
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Hank's Oyster Bar lived up to its name. Awesomely fresh oysters and excellent IPA. What more can one want? Oh, perhaps some roasted Brussels sprouts and tomato bisque? It's one of those cozy places in the neighborhood with friendly and attentive bartenders. I saw young parents with their kids in strollers stop in for dinner and a single guy having... More 

Thank mie c
Sarasota, Florida
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What a treat! From the goldfish on the table to the dark chocolate chunks served at the end of your meal, everything was lovely. Nice brunch menu with daily specials. Started with the popcorn shrimp and calamari. Lightly breaded, served hot and delicious. Lunch choices were beautifully plated. The steak sandwich was tender, the shrimp and avocado salad was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great selection and service. Could have just worked my way through the menu from top to bottom. Great Sunday morning Bloody Mary's, followed by great oysters and a Caesar Salad with Anchovies. Loved that they had a selection of east coast and west coast oysters. I will be back!

Thank vacationaddictDenver
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

the local eastern shore/va oysters (chinqoteague) are awesome -- we always order them and whatever else sounds good. the lobster roll is tasty too. the kids menu is enough to let us enjoy our adult food. a wonderful place we frequent a lot.

Thank BoudreauBoyz
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was visiting with good friends in Alexandria and told them that I liked oysters and they said "We have the place for you." We were able to walk from their apartment to Hank's Oyster Bar and past many lovely shops, bars and other restaurants. The oyster selection at Hank's was good and the ones we selected were delicious. Our... More 

Thank fifibrains
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I was in Alexandria with my daughter and we ate at Hanks a few times. The chowder was fantastic and the oysters were fresh and delicious. The atmosphere înside was very friendly. We sat at the bar to eat and the bar tender remembered us from a previous visit and made us feel very special. I would highly recommend this... More 

Thank MarthaH660
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Hanks is our go-to place for oysters and their seafood is really good. If you go early they offer happy hour deals on select oysters. The food is fresh and they have some interesting items on the menu. Also, Hanks is an easy walk to or from the main drag of Old Town Alexandria.

Thank itsluisf
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Casual spot in Old Town Alexandria. Alway busy, worth the wait! Count on super fresh oysters-the servers know the differences in the local varieties. The Virginia Viognier pairs well. French fries, clams and more oysters! No dessert required. :)

Thank ASHAY28
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

First off, service was terrific, zero complaints there. My brother, father, and myself decided to grab lunch here after a visit to Arlington cemetery. First time there, and surely will be the last. I ordered the lobster bisque and the Cesar salad. The lobster bisque tasted like it was a bit past it's prime and had hardly any lobster in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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?