We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hank's Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
+1 202-462-4265
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“fried oysters” (64 reviews)
“seafood” (81 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (682)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I am not an Oyster eater but my husband is. He LOVED the oysters! I could have ate my body weight in mac n cheese! It was the best I had ever had and was around $7.00! This is a must stop if you like...More

Thank Noelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun to see the new Wharf neighborhood and enjoy Hanks in a new location. There are no bugs to work out! Excellent service. Beet salad was outstanding and so were the oysters. We ate early (around 6) by the time we left it...More

Thank HeleneDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in DC for business and decided to get some oysters. The place was in walking distance from my hotel and I got there late. Decided to sit at the bar and take advantage of their special (1/2 price after 10 pm). The oysters were...More

Thank edge46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My companions who had fried oysters said they were the best that they had experienced. I had the shrimp and calamari appetizer and the baked scallop main course - both were excellent

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were six of us in our party which included a toddler. Staff was very accommodating and helpful with the child. The food was excellent !!! Our server Michael was terrific. We ate in a room on the second floor which was smaller and made...More

Thank Smbm503
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new Hanks by the wharf is amazing. Great food, I had the fried oysters 3 nights in a row. Great happy hour 5-7, great service. A must if visiting the wharf.

Thank Nanaalmond
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We come here often. We always say we're just going to get raw oysters and a cocktail but invariably end up getting more. The array of oysters is always large, fresh, and delicious. They'll pull together any combination of the day's oysters you like and...More

Thank pirula778
Reviewed 30 October 2017

In town for a meeting and arrived early...staying in the Dupont Circle area and had time to get out and walk for a lunch. Decided on Hank's since I LOVE OYSTERS and being from the gulf area wanted to try different types. I received 2...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Very fresh seafood and a fun, diverse setting made this a very enjoyable visit. I particularly loved the red curry mussels served over white rice - belonged in a Thai restaurant. Just excellent. Service was a little goofy, but the ambiance made up for it.

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent oysters. Great ceviche. Calamari was spot on. More about the squid than the batter. Service was pretty good. at first we had a trainee but once we had a server it was fine.

Thank Okeydokey1956
Nearby Restaurants
383 reviews
.04 km away
236 reviews
.06 km away
Duke's Grocery
142 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
House of the Temple
53 reviews
.36 km away
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
10 reviews
.39 km away
Dupont Circle Fountain
5 reviews
.48 km away
DC by Foot
2,533 reviews
.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ivanka B
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from akathabasca | Reviewed this property |
3-7 Pm Monday thru Saturday After 10 as well..........
15 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from n_atiggue | Reviewed this property |
Parking...I would say not. Definitely no specific parking for this restaurant or any nearby restaurants or stores. Parking in this area is at a premium. You would have to park at a garage or circle for ages looking for a... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Q St NW, Lowr, Washington DC, DC 20009-6354
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-4265
  • E-mail
Hank's Oyster Bar
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing