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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106 (Church)
+1 843-723-3474
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Northern Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many times good service can make a good meal great. However when you combine great service(thank you Grant) with very high quality and taste pleasing food you end up with a great meal and that is what we received at Hanks. The simmered local clams are the best I have tasted in quite awhile My wife's oysters from the east... More 

Thank Denglehardt
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anniversary dinner and it was magnificent. Staff was great, service was spot on, no complaints. Wife I had two fantastic meals. It was highly recommended from numerous locals we talked to.

Thank dmac88
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the finest seafood emporiums anywhere. Professional service. Never had to ask for a thing. Our waiter anticipated every need. Delectable shellfish and local scale fish. Casual atmosphere. Lively bar scene. Don’t miss it.

Thank polamalu
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Charleston for our 25th anniversary, and the inn's concierge set us up with incredible meals throughout our stay, except for Hank's. The service was terrible. We had to ask a server handling another table to order a 2nd round of drinks; we then had to flag down a different waiter to refill our empty water glasses; and we... More 

Thank David T
hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We apologize for the level of service you experienced on your visit to Hank's Seafood Restaurant. That is certainly not typical and definitely below the high standards we set for our team. Aside from your visit with us, we hope you enjoyed your 25th anniversary visit to Charleston and wish that we could... More 

Simpsonville, South Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not as good as all the reviews. Waitress had a bad attitude. All the dishes were covered in sauce or had a lot of ingredients that I don't care for. If you like your food to taste like something other than what it is then this is the place for you. I thought I was safe with Shrimp and Grits.... More 

Thank DonnaPixie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All of our food was phenomenal. We ordered crab cakes, ceviche, seafood platter with all fried grouper and my husband got the swordfish. Everything was outstanding but that crab cake. WOW. I don't know what they make it from but holy cow it was absolutely amazing.

Thank Nicolette Cox S
Jasper, Georgia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a group of six, The waiter was fantastic, he was patient with all our questions and no request was denied. We had the cerviche and tuna tartare appetizers. cerviche was fresh tasty, the tuna tartare tasty and melted like butter in your mouth. I had the shrimp and grits, without question the best I ve had. The shrimp... More 

Thank Dennis D
Stoneham, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hanks was our last stop on a whirlwind dining extravaganza in Charleston. It was nothing short of amazing. We went with local dishes recommended by the waiter without a single disappointment. Favorite dish - grilled oyster! It is a must-stop if you are in the area.

Thank Robin L
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time to Charleston, second time to Hank's. Why, it's just the best! If you want your own table or booth book well in advance. No reservation? Just walk in and wait for a spot at the common table. This time we sat with two couples from Germany and one from Virginia. A great evening! It's mostly seafood and if... More 

Thank 1Linton
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the She Crab soup. Shrimp and grits were wonderful with a rich tomato broth. Pecan pie was not too rich. Friendly and efficient staff made for a very enjoyable experience.

Thank DebMBot
hanksseafood, Guest Relations Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, and for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and service at Hank's Seafood, and look forward to serving you on a future visit. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-3474
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?