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Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Hank's Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hanksseafoodrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (843) 723-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Frank McMahon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage located two doors down from the restaurant on Hayne Street at the Bank of America building; the restaurant does not validate.
A word from Hank's Seafood Restaurant
Hank's Seafood Restaurant is located in a turn of the century warehouse overlooking the historic district. This restaurant recreates a Classic Charleston Fish House with an old fashioned saloon style bar and an exhibition raw bar.
Unable to find the right reservation time? We have a full service, full menu community table that is seated on a first come-first served basis. We look forward to seeing you soon!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had to wait 20 minutes for our table and the hostess was not friendly at all. They have no place to wait other than around the bar which was very crowded."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Based on the dishes I had: ceviche was not good, seafood pasta too salty. Others at my table had great dishes from apps to dessert. I would try again and get the shrimp curry and one of the salads. Sides were good. Try the spicy pineapple margarita, to die for. All in all a good restaurant find, a few misses on the food. Try it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The crab soup was awesome...bread was good...but the seafood wando was disappointing...I expected a rich creamy saffron sauce...instead it was thin and lacking saffron...needed to use the bread to finish the sauce...just not what I expected, but to be clear it was still good. Service could have been better...had to ask for bread and lemon twice...I expect wonderful service when paying that kind of money...not up to par...but nonetheless, I'd probably go back..."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Always look forward to visit to Hank's but this time it was nothing special. Food & service was average & seemed like they were more interested at moving guests than taking care of customers. It seemed the staff was just waiting for a party to leave so they could herd the next group in. Think I'll take a break from Hank's with so many quality restaurants in Chucktown."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Probably the best restaurant in Charleston! Superlative service and fabulous food. You will have a great time at this place and want to go back right away."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food, lively atmosphere. Will visit again next time we are in Charleston."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "At a recent experience dining at Hanks, our server Greg was delightful. He was well versed in the local fare and of course very menu knowledgeable. Our party of four each found their meals to exceeding quality, and found Greg to be helpful in dish choice, accompanying drinks, and some excellent oysters! Kudos to you for having someone so enjoyable, personal, witty, and smart on your wait staff."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had high expectations like the way everything looked great service but food mediocre"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We visit Charleston once or twice a year, and ALWAYS include a visit to Hank's. We have never been anything other than totally satisfied. This visit was no different."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We found the restaurant very loud. Too many young children. The food was outstanding as the service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is definitely the place for fresh seafood in Charleston. The service was exceptional and the food was fresh and inventive. The only complaint is that we had a table next to us with small children that were very loud, and often screaming, for a solid two hours. The parents were not considerate enough to remove the kids for small breaks and the restaurant did not step in and try to manage the situation, or offer the surrounding tables any type of compensation. So if this is an issue for you be sure to ask for a booth away from the large tables. Other than that, great place."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Classic lowcountry fare done well and a great, classy ambience that isn't too stuffy nor too casual. A great evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service! I ordered the bouillabaisse and it was without a doubt the best I've had!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our waitress only seemed to have three other tables, yet she made us wait for more than 25 minutes after our cocktails were served, before she decided to come back and take our food order. We watched several other couples that were seated well after us finish their desserts, pay, and leave, before we even got our entrees. The food was certainly good, but the awful service left a bad taste in our mouths."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner. Will be sure to return and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was incredible, service was excellent, ambience was neat. Loved Hanks, will recommend to others and will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a great time. Christine our waitress was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Hanks was disappointing because the seafood was over cooked and overwhelmed with sauce. The tables are also extremely close together unless you are at a large group table. Felt like we were sandwiched between people. Hard to have a private conversation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Atmosphere, food and libations all top-notch. This restaurant has a lot going on at any one time and were able to keep it together thru all phases. Great experience. Thank you"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "After walking up Meeting Street across from one of the other notable seafood establishments and then going to Hank's....one has to wonder why stand, sit, pace outside of the other place when you can make a nice reservation at Hank's, enjoy pleasant, helpful service and terrific food. SheCrab Soup and I love any of the platter combos or the Shrimp and Grits. Really haven't had a bad meal at Hank's, as I have been bringing customers there for years and this was the first time I was in town on vacation with the wife (who loved it). We will be back...and if we have to wait, that's why there' a nice bar, rather than a sidewalk."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food and service were outdtanding we had a great time"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Hank's is truly one of the best fresh seafood restaurants in all of Charleston. The food prep, the presentation, infusion of the various flavors -all very very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had not been here in a while, but the food blew me away. Roasted grouper on risotto? Sounds simple, but it was executed to perfection. I can still taste it. I'm not exaggerating -- one of the best meals I've ever had in Charleston. And the service? Perfect blend of warmth and professionalism."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Hank's never disappoints with seasonal specials and that low country edge. Of the three restaurants we chose for dinner this trip, Hank's ranks third however. The food is great, don't get me wrong, but for the price it was a Bronze medal not gold."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Made reservations for Hank's based on many recommendations. Very busy for a Tues nite. Decided to give up table and sit at the community table. Met a couple from Brazil. Bouillabaisse and broiled platter were both great. Wonderful food and great experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Came to Charleston for a bachelor party and came here for dinner. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Solid local themed seafood and attractive setting. Banana pie is unique and delicious."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Wide menu selection of entrees. Excellent seafood."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We chose Hank's because of the ratings online, and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed but sophisticated. The house salad was quite plain-greens and a few finely diced tomatoes-pricey for what you received. My husband said the broiled seafood platter was the best he's ever had. The curried shrimp was tasty but not memorable. It was our anniversary and when we declined dessert the waiter brought out a complimentary petite anniversary treat of berries, whipped cream and chocolate wafers that said Happy Anniversary. Very thoughtful! A bit pricey by the time you add an appetizer, a salad and a glass of wine, but it's Charleston! We'll be going back when we return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was average and atmosphere was very loud and noisy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I made reservations and waited over 30 minutes to be seated. We were sent to the bar that was standing room only. Ordered drinks and stood in an over crowded, extremely noisy corner. We ordered the seafood tower and the shrimp were good but not very many. there was only one small piece of lobster that was dry and tough. The oysters were small and tasteless. Clams were good. Only saw our wait person twice and had to ask for the water to be refilled. It was my daughters birthday and it was not a good evening. I will not be going back or recommending Hanks. Debbie T"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The best seafood bar none in Charleston, SC. The new GM, Joe is a great addition to a very good team."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service were great. I will say I ordered the shrimp and grits. While the dish was yummy, it was quite spicy and a little different than traditional grits. Our server was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went on a Thurs night. Good thing we had reservations. The place was packed!! Highly recommend the ceviche. It was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was good but for pricing and previous reviews expected much more. Portion size was disappointing but flavor and presentation was good. Heard thus wasn't tourist trap but not sure it's not."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My guest and I really enjoyed our meal at Hank's! The seafood and service was excellent! We will definitely be dining here again on our next trip to Charleston."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent seafood and outstanding service! Definitely call ahead for reservations as the line was out the door on a Tuesday night."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had another great meal at Hanks. I had seared tuna and wife had seafood platter. Both were excellent. Mixed drink and wine were very good. Service was very good. This has become a dining favorite and we always stop in when visiting Charleston."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The service was excellent. One of our best dining experiences ever."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everytime we make our way to charleston this place is a must. Consistency is a major plus about hanks"
    Dined on 7/5/2014