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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
+1 843-723-3474
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401-3106
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We looked forward to going here with a local friend, but our experience was disappointing. Flounder was dry and tasteless, she-crab soup was not hot and, even when heated, needed sherry. Grouper seafood platter was fine as were fried oysters, but for a highly rated...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best cocktails out of any of the restaurants we visited in Charleston... we had the pineapple margarita, strawberry smash, and old fashion. All were excellent. For appetizer we had the tuna tartare and it was excellent. Probably the best we have ever had. Entrees were...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Busy restaurant. Have a reservation. However the communal table looks super fun for a party of two. Luca was very attentive and clearly loved the food. We were a table of six. Everyone ordered something different and it was all great. Raw bar, salads and...More

Thank Smoore2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ordered in on this rainy night while staying at the Doubletree Hotel. Wow was this a treat. The room service was quick and the food arrived hot and fresh. Great job Hanks. I ordered the shrimp and Grouper platter which came with Grouper, shrimp,sweet...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely fabulous food and service, Hanks Seafood joins my list of my best restaurant experiences of all time. Well-trained, service-minded wait staff provide service of a level rarely seen any longer, the food is excellent, and the two combine for a very satisfying dining experience....More

Thank CathyM_CorgiMom
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is really nice. It doesn't look too stuffy and fancy, but it has all the "fancy" trimmings. Great cocktail menu and appetizer/soup/salad options. We were all from out of town (eight of us), and we all really enjoyed the ambiance. Our waiter, Luca,...More

Thank mmsweeney12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was very good (although not hot) but the service was not. Less important, but worthy of mention, is that the martini I drank had virtually no alcohol. Unfortunately, we felt rushed throughout the entire meal. It was quite apparent that the goal was...More

Thank happyinvt
hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you felt rushed during your dining experience. We pride our team on the service provided, as well as the food quality, and we fell short on this opportunity. I would like to speak with you more about...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service at Hank's. and the lively atmosphere was fun. I wouldn't go there for a romantic dinner, though. I liked the boisterous atmosphere but not for romance.

Thank wistfuldays
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were late (blame Amtrak). No problem said the friendly girl at the door, despite a queue. Tuna dishes (starter and main) were tangy and very competent. Seafood a la Wando perhaps slightly blander than expected. Atmosphere wonderful - a real buzz. As so often...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got to Hank's about 4:30. No reservation but with 90% of the tables unoccupied thought there shouldn't be a problem. Hostess tells us we can sit at the bar or at the "communal" table. Told my husband with entree prices averaging $30. if they couldn't...More

Thank Arthur F
hanksseafood, General Manager at Hank's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are fortunate to be a busy restaurant and offer the full menu at our community table and bar. Had we sat you at a table we would have compromised the reservation times of guests that did make reservations. Make sense?

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Kim S
13 December 2017|
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Response from ScouterPaul | Reviewed this property |
Quite casual, but smart and neat. I was wearing shorts and a polo shirt and did not feel out of place at all.
12 October 2017|
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Response from sandye22 | Reviewed this property |
A little pricy but absolutely worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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 18 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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