Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Oysters* on the Half Shell
Our server Tim was very attentive and wonderful as always :)
Great fried oysters and key lime pie
By far my most favorite place to have raw oysters and fish/chips.
Good food, convenient location in Old Town, not overly expensive
We always make sure to go to Hanks when in town. Our favorite spot. Consistent and delish!
My dining experience at Hank’s was awesome. I will definitely be back.
Portion was very small for dinner. Server was a bit snippy. We’ve had better experience on prior occasions.
We had really delicious and fresh seafood. Drinks were amazing as well. They have a unique and whimsical approach to selling and serving. I loved that the staff was very LGBTQ+ friendly!
Freshest seafood ever. Great drinks and good service. My first time at Hank’s but definitely not my last.
Wonderful food and service. Diego was a wonderful waiter along with his team. The bar tender is gifted. The Tuna tartar was exceptional. I had the Hangtown Fry…excellent. My wife has the crab cakes that were great. Good way to celebrate my birthday.
Still the best lobster roll in the metropolitan area, served with excellent homemade fries. An order of the very good coleslaw makes an excellent accompaniment.
Great service and food! Atmosphere was fun!
The food and service were terrific.
Very good service. Oysters were excellent, but $36 a dozen a bit steep. Tuna tartare was my favorite. Highly recommend.
Ate at the bar. Good service. My sparkling wine was flat and the bartender replaced it with a fresh glass. Food was hot and fast. The french fries were soggy but still tastwd pretty goo. Crabcake sandwich was good!
Great experience. Get a group together and order the Seafood Plateau
Great service - always good food. Never a poor choice.
Overall my experience was nice. Waitress could have been better. She failed to bring my Coke and after it was mentioned, she tried to act like I just ordered it. She splashed liquid on my friend talking about it will try fast instead of going to get napkins without us having to ask for them. She could do better with all customers!
Noise level inside was very loud. That would be my only negative for the experience. The service and food were both excellent.
Excellent service. Excellent food. Fried oysters are so fresh they melt in your mouth.
Great service and wonderful mix of fresh oysters.
Hank's Oyster Bar, Old Town Alexandria is the best restaurant by far in Alexandria and one of the top 20 in the Washington area. The staff are friendly and efficient, it is true to the Oyster bar ethic and ethos, the oysters are very fresh, expertly opened and prepared with a good selection of at least 6 varieties, the rest of the food is very good with the current Lobster Risotto and the Pasta Primavera with Shrimp outstanding. There is good beer on tap and the wine list is reasonable and decent. There is seating at the bar as well as in the dining room and the heated patio. We love it!
Last minute reservation on a Saturday night....arrived with few exceptions and we were very happy with the service and tasty seafood. Would definitely eat there again.
As expected, our dining experience included great food, ambiance, and service!
Great experience. Hank’s has done a good job of expanding their locations without compromising quality. Portions were a good size without being overbearing and the service was great.
The hostess was friendly, accommodating and communicated her actions to make sure my expectations were met.
One of the best dinning experiences in Old Town. Oysters and Shrimp Po Boys are favs
The place was extremely clean. The service was great. The food was good but a little pricey.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and dinner at Hank's! The food was excellent, and the service (thanks, Luis) was excellent! We had the shrimp and calamari as an appetizer. For dinner we ordered the Shrimp and Avocado Salad (delicious) and one dozen oysters. Luis recommended the Key Lime Pie for dessert, and it did not disappoint! Lastly, I couldn't resist ordering a Lobster Risotto to go! We will definitely return!
We’ve been to Hank’s many times; it was the last place we’d been since COVID restrictions. We were looking forward to coming back for my birthday. The food was not as good and the portions were much smaller. The service was mediocre. The special touches like the little bowl of chocolate at the end of the meal were missing.We won’t be going back anytime soon. Sad about that since it was a favorite place to take visitors and to meet friends.
We had a great meal and wonderful cocktails. We enjoyed sharing a seafood tower, oysters on the half shell (wonderful selection), delectable shrimp and grits, fried oysters, great onion rings. The only comment was that we wished we had a soft bun to lap up that delicious sauce on the shrimp and grits. Very attentive waiter that provided top notch customer service!
Except for the loud nose level, it was a very pleasant experience!
Everything was great ! Best oysters I’ve ever had. I recommend getting the calm cove oysters. We sat on the patio out back and our server jay was outstanding very knowledgeable of the menu .
Wish that all of the tables outside are covered against the hot summer sun. Also if they could move their trash cans further away from the tables. The food was super fresh and delicious and wonderful service.
The oysters were amazing! We ordered a variety of oysters to try all the flavors - the deep fried were the best!
Peter and Mary were absolutely fantastic! The drinks and food was delicious. This is definitely going to become a regular spot since we moved to Old Town!
The service was excellent as was our dinner - raw oysters to start and fried oysters for our entrees!!!
The food was perfect! Love the oysters here.
Great food. Lobster Risoto excellent. Barbecued oysters great too.
Good food. Definitely get reservations. Try the plateau. Good value for the money.
We were expecting more from Hanks. We knew it was casual, but for the price we paid we were very disappointed in it all. The hostess couldn’t have less interested if she tried, but our server was great and that was the one saving grace
Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria is rated 4.7 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.