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Hank's Oyster Bar

1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (64 reviews)
“oysters” (234 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
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11 - 20 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It’s oyster season so of course we had to have some. Hanks has the highest rating in Alexandria and they did not disappoint. Friday evening we expected to have to wait so we looked to sit at the bar but the bar is popular and...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very charming old building in Old Town Alexandria, probably about 6 blocks before you get to the waterfront. They also have a full service bar area. The service here was great. The food was excellent. Expect to pay around $20-24 for a meal which is...More

Thank ClButch2014
Reviewed 19 October 2017

It's a lovely night at Hank's. We arrived before 6pm on Friday (because we were super hungry XD) and the place was already getting packed. Me and my friend were lucky to get seated right away without making a reservation. It's a quirky place, meaning...More

Thank DforDan
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent, all around. Service is top notch! Food is fresh and delicious! Don't walk by! Stop in!

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I enjoyed the happy hour special (double-check the prices because Salty Wolfe remain at the full $2.50 price) and had a very good sampling of fresh oysters on the shell. The oysters were fresh and went down well. I had the Hank's Hops draft which...More

Thank Firsttimetovegas
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I think my only complaint is that we showed up at 5:15 and they don't start seating for dinner until 5:30, so we had to wait at the bar (although it gave us an opportunity to sample some good beers and a popcorn shrimp-calimari combo...More

1  Thank DeanfromSeattle
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for late night 1/2 price oysters, which were a good deal. Tried the ceviche on a whim...it was fantastic. Portion size was 3× what I expected for $5.50. I will definitely be back.

Thank Lloyrdestroyr
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We both had the Oyster Po'boy, and were very satisfied. The bread was buttered and toasted, and there was plenty of fried oysters.

Thank senioritcitizen
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The oysters here are fresh and delicious. I've ordered the scallops entree both times I've been here, and the scallops are a good size, and fresh and delicious!

Thank steelerk88
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quite place to eat this restaurant is not the place for you but if you are looking for some good food please go on in. Had the lobster roll with fries and it was delicious. Typically will only eat...More

Thank Terri F
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15 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from SandySRL | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I am unaware of any day Hank's is closed except possibly on Christmas or Thanksgiving Days. They could be open then as well! Friday night will be busy but it's worth the wait!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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