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Hank's Oyster Bar

) #12 of 599 Restaurants in Alexandria €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Bar
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
+1 703-739-4265
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (58 reviews)
“oysters” (214 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1026 King St, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314-2961
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife had the steak sandwich, which was to die for. I had the salmon Rueben which was great, but different. The oysters were amazing. Highly recommended

1  Thank christopher g
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offered several kinds of oysters at a good price. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. They also made a great cocktail. During Happy Hour the oysters were two for the price of one!

1  Thank Emily F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In fairness, their food may have been great but we didn't get to experience it. They tried to seat us at a table that was barely big enough for two children, much less two adults. We had a bigger table at Dunkin Donuts. Not paying...More

2  Thank scubadillo99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Frank's Oyster Bar early on a Friday evening and had a wonderful time! The bartender was extremely nice and took the time to explain all of the oysters and unique drinks on the happy hour menu. We wound up sharing two very unique...More

2  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard good things about this restaurant and were not disappointed. My husband feels he is an oyster connoisseur and even he enjoyed our dinner. We had two of the happy hour special types on the half shell. I had fried oysters and he...More

4  Thank Joroddenberry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a need for an oyster fix. First time visiting this restaurant and it was a great choice. It was happy hour and sat at the bar. Alex was the bartender and served us. He gave an overview of local beers and wines. Told us...More

1  Thank Doug M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there on a weekday for "Oyster Hour." The "Orchard Point," "Chincoteague," and "Pungoteague" oysters were $1.25/ea.[Could not find any allusion to the Orchard Point, MD oysters on the web....where did they really come from?] No happy hour break on the $7/$8 beers. The oysters...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to get a quick bite. Not really hungry but we were in the mood for oysters. They have a large selections of oysters, we ordered a half dozen of various oysters picked by our server Tim and they did not disappoint. We had...More

1  Thank Andres72423
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Gets busy later, but enjoyed a quieter night on Monday. Great oysters, good price on happy hour. Love the crab cake, coleslaw, etc. My favorite place to start the night...

1  Thank Doubletap1965
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to Hank's Oyster Bar for lunch. It was very good. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made several recommendations. The salmon Reuben was good, different but very good. My wife had the lobster roll. She said it was good, not as good as...More

Thank cdsamm
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Is the restaurant open for dinner on Friday nights
14 February 2016|
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail