Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Good, but not up to it's reputationThe menu is an interesting mix of seafood standards and other items of an inventive/cuisine nature. But selection wasn't all that impressive. Of the three courses, 2 out of 3 for each of us were excellent. Service was good, but had a feeling of 'hurry up and wait'.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant and staff.Great restaurant and staff. Food is superb. Highly recommend it.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHanks is a great spot to meetHanks is a great spot to meet friends and have a great meal. Great Southern food and fun atmosphere!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEat at the barWe had reservations but opted to eat at the bar. Great energy and bartenders are a joy and know the wines and menu well. Hanks is consistantly at the top for all types of seafood. It's always among my top three in Charleston.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHank'sCan you come home with us? Hank's had the freshest seafood we ever ate. My wife and I usually swap dishes,however I had to wrestle the grouper from her tiny hands. The shrimp curry was amazing.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very enjoyable experience.We had a very enjoyable experience. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I would recommend Hank's to anyone that enjoys personal service paired with delicious food.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining time and againI have now dined at Hank's a number of times while in Charleston. Each time the dinner has been exceptionally great.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDining experienceThe food was good but not great. I enjoyed the salad and the dessert. The entree (seafood pasta ) was average6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to sit at one of the twoHad to sit at one of the two tops up near the front. They are too close together. No privacy. Food was excellent and service was good. Very loud.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood!Had the scallop dish and I was in heaven. Everything we had was fantastic and the service was great. Was going to go the next night but they were booked. Will come back!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved It!!Every minute of our dinner was perfect ... from our server, to the dinner, to dessert!! Go, you will love it!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur only complaint would beOur only complaint would be the noise and it feels chaotic...... we had trouble talking to each other. But the food was great.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRepresents Charleston WellWe snagged an early reservation - it fills up quickly. The ceviche was outstanding! The restaurant does not have a kid's menu so they make accommodations from the main menu. There are plenty of fine choices and the service is always excellent.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentDining at Hank's was wonderful. Good food and excellent service. Will be back next visit to Charleston.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good foodWe enjoyed very good grilled fish. The oyster was very good. The pecan was excellent.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as alwaysHank's offers the best in seafood and southern dishes. I highly recommend the broiled seafood combo. There was enough food for two in one delicious entrée. The collard greens and she crab soup are the best in Charleston. The entire staff was very accommodating and friendly. I recommend Hank's for special occasions such as wedding rehearsal dinner, birthdays, anniversaries or business outings. That's why we drove 100 miles from Savannah!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI think Hank's may be ourI think Hank's may be our new favorite restaurant in Charleston! This was our second time there, and it was great! We had weekend guests and our dinner at Hank's was between two Spoletto performances both at the Dock Street Theater, so it was convenient, and the service was great - getting us out in time to make our second performance. We will come again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceThis restaurant was recommended and my friends & I are so glad we tried it! The food and service were excellent. Try the daily specials, cannot go wrong.
I will definitely go again5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent otherThe food was excellent other than the salad which I thought was a little bland.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great! Server- not great.We had a great table, although seated next to a table with 3 kids. The fish was spectacular! But the server was poor.....10 mins to even acknowledge we had been seated...another 10 mins to get a drink order.....and he wasn't even running food! At one point he completely disappeared for 15 mins when we were trying to get the bill. Maybe it was just an off night for him....but the food was fantastic!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops were out of thisThe scallops were out of this world fabulous! We enjoyed our meal, but it seemed as though the waiter was rushing us through our dinner - lacked that genuine personal touch by the wait staff. But, if that's not important to you I definitely recommend the food. It was the absolute best!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful for first anniversaryWe went to Hank's for our first anniversary, and also to taste some authentic Charleston cuisine. I've been wanting to try She-crab soup for ten years, and Hank's did not disappoint! Everything was fantastic and fresh, and the service was helpful, down-to-earth, and incredibly polite. All-in-all, a PERFECT first anniversary dinner!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwas pleasantly surprised atwas pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service was. great experience.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTraditional Southern SeafoodThe best soft shell crab I have ever had
Excellent and reasonably priced compared to the competition for the tourist dinner dollar
so locals enjoy this mainstay5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood restaurantWonderfully fresh seafood, be sure and have the corn/shrimp bisque. It was outstanding. Our server was excellent, we had to eat early as we were going to a Spoleto event after and we loved the fact that the noise level was conducive to talking to each other even tho most all tables were full.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHanksMy wife and I enjoyed Hanks very much during our stay in Charleston. It's located in a trendy downtown area that's just far enough removed to keep up a great ambiance. Seafood was fresh, well prepared and the service was fantastic. We will definitely go back on our next trip. I had the shrimp and grits and my wife had scallops. I had Oysters prepared casino style and they were wonderful. If you're ever in Charleston do yourself a favor and give Hanks a try. p.s. they get very busy so make reservations.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodCrab cakes rate with the best anywhere. The grilled scallops were outstanding, the roasted grouper very nice & the rare tuna appetizer wonderful...and the collards to die for! Don't want to forget the banana cream pie, yummy too.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our must-do restaurantsWe always have Hank's on our list when we are in Charleston. It is consistently great. The service is perfect: efficient, knowledgeable, & pleasant. The food is dependably good. I enjoy the grouper and the oysters. We ordered 5 desserts for our party of 6. They were all delicious & we couldn't decide which was best. So when you go, you try to decide!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe food was outstanding and the restaurant was recommended. Well worth it!!!!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHanks for SpoletoSome friends visiting for Memorial Day and Spoleto and I booked our 5:00 pm reservations a week ahead. The place had a nice buzz when we walked in. Our server was prompt, polite and helpful. The food was delicious, but we almost sent it back because it was barely lukewarm. All four entrees were lukewarm and that took someof the enjoyment out. This was somewhat puzzling because there were empty tables around us, so the servers weren't overly busy.
Servers, please show some respect to the chef and get it to the table on time!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the experienceService was excellent, Ambience very good, upscale, and food was excellent, and tastefull. We would return, but there are alot of good seafood restaurants available in Charleston, have had just as good experiences elsewhere with a more reasonable bill.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary CelebrationMy husband and I were in Charleston over the Memorial Holiday weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary and dined at Hank's. We had a wonderful dining experience at Hank's. The food was divine and the service was top rate. We were made to feel as if we were the only couple dining at that time. Although the restaurant was filled to capacity, it was still intimate and romantic. Hank's will certainly be on our itinerary the next time we visit Charleston.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHanksWe had a very good meal at Hank's and luckily got a table near the window in the corner. I'm glad I wasn't in the middle of the restaurant the noise level was too high for me. We had a very good time with good food, good service, and a good spot.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMdining experienceThe service and the food was impecable. I did have a hard time finding Hayne street while walking on Meeting Street. There is NO sign , so I walked past it.. by the time I realized we were on Queen st. I knew we passed it. I called the restaurant for directions, and they gave us more specific directions. Our table was held for us, and after that, we had a very tasty dinner.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMore Than Pleased at Hank'sFood, service, atmosphere are all exactly what they should be for the best seafood restaurant in Charleston. A great place to celebrate a special occasion, Hank's has traditional favorites, as well as more modern classics like a tuna tartare appetizer. The setting reminds you of an old fashioned seafood place, from years gone by, but the food is perfectly modern - locally sourced and expertly prepared. Treat yourself or someone special to an excellent meal, from the friendly greeting at the door, to the professional service at the bar, through the after dinner drinks and dessert, you will be more than pleased.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GoodWe make our way to Charleston at least twice a year to enjoy the city and eat great food. We always fit Hank's in. The food is outstanding, the service is great and the atmosphere is festive. Never fails to make us happy!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove averageWas told this had best seafood in town. I had better at lunch. Nice atmosphere. Our waiter was very nice, but hostess had an attitude.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch!The food and service were outstanding! It made for a great Anniversary dinner.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood, perfectly preparedWe dined at Hank's last year and loved this year's experience too. My husband had Seafood a la Wando, and I had the Bouillabaisse. In both dishes, the fish was perfectly cooked - not overdone and rubbery. My husband's spinach salad came with large lardons of bacon that were very tasty. My arugula, beet, and endive salad was light and crisp, and not overdressed. The desserts (pecan pie, peanut butter pie) were good, but not as terrific as the fish was. Our server was attentive without hovering - she was watchful and there when we needed her. The busboys have been trained not to remove one diner's plate until both have finished, which pleased me greatly. We will definitely be back next year.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Anniversary dinner at Hanks was fabulous! Service was awesome and the ambience was very good. Highly recommended!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Choice!!!!Food and Service were excellent. I as well as others in my party have all said that we will return soon.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceWe again had a great dinner. This is our go to place every time we visit Charleston.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Sunday EveningOur party of six had a memorable dining experience at Hank's. The shrimp and grits were a hit as well as the oysters as an appetizer. We would definitely recommend.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected DelightMy wife and I had dinner there and upon arriving there were only a few table occupied, at first it worried us, but within about 30 minutes the place filled up. My wife had the scallops and I had the grouper- both choices were Outstanding. Throughout dinner it was easy to carry on a conversation without having to speak up (even though the place was full). Parking is right next to the restaurant so it is easy to get to. Located right off Market and Meeting St, so that you can take a nice stroll after dinner. Highly recommended, and we'll be back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways A Delight!I take my husband to Hanks every year on our trip to Charleston for his birthday dinner. We Love It!! They have "Standard Dishes" as well as "Specialties" from the Chef!! They Deliver Perfection Every Time!! The staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable of the items they serve and are fabulous with their suggestions when we have a hard time deciding!! Most Wonderful Dining Experience!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMloved Hank's!Had a great dinner at Hank's, would recco highly! the waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about my need for gluten free, and the shrimp and grits were epic! thanks for a great evening in Charleston!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMInaudibly Exquisite DiningOur server was engaging, knowledgeable, and pleasant. That said, late in the evening on a Saturday night, the clientele were, by and large, tremendously loud and obnoxious considering the excellence of the food and drink they were served. Honestly, I like conviviality and bonhomie as much as any diner, but where's the famed charm of the Southern gentlemen and belles? This restaurant has some of the best food I've eaten in South Carolina--we had the roast grouper, the halibut special, oysters casino and two extremely tasty desserts, and paid a premium for them that was well, well worth it. Not even the boorish noise levels from other diners can ruin the food. But man, they sure did try.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWell Done SeafoodOur 7 top had roasted grouper, softshell crabs, bouillibase. Very nicely flavored dishes and perfectly cooked seafood. Service was attentive During the evening rush. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dinner.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy with Hank'sEnjoyed a lovely evening on May 17th at Hank's Seafood.
Enjoyed the Tile Fish (featured entree) which was amazing and my husband enjoyed his scallop dish.
The service, food and ambiance made for a lovely "date night"...
Make a ressie and enjoy Hank's Seafood!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJust too noisyBut otherwise great food, good service, but not a place for a quiet meal.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM