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
My first time at the Old Town location. So much better than my meal a few years ago at the Wharf location. Fish tacos - amazing; fresh, delicious oysters, and don't miss the key lime pie. And quiet enough to be able to have a good conversation!
Went for Mother’s Day dinner, which we have done before and loved it. This time, it felt stark, not particularly special. No fried clams, sold out of daily fish special???? Not everyone wants brunch. If you are open for dinner, it should feel nice and special. Not like we were too late to a party. The fried oysters were very good. The lobster risotto was okay...bland and lukewarm. A consolation prize. I will probably think twice before going to Hanks for a special occasion.
Everything was great! Food was delish! Yum yum! I’ll be bringing my children here as well next time!
Crab cakes were fabulous, no filler and cooked perfectly.
Steady morning at Hank’s. Good food, service, and atmosphere
One of our favorites! Best oysters in the DC area!
Great gem on King St for seafood (I love the oysters and lobster rolls) and drinks - the steak is really good too!
The host and servers were top notch. Very pleasant for knowledgeable and very well mannered. The establishment is well kept, plenty of COVID safety measurements in place. Food was FRESH and came out hot! Very enjoyable!
We had a great experience , oysters were wonderful .
We were driving south from Ellicott City to meet friends we hadn't seen for six months, who were driving north from Stafford...they ran into traffic issues due to not one but two accidents enroute. We had reservations, but the hostess refuesed to seat us because the entire party was not present (even after we explained the situation)...so we stood in the entryway (where every following guest had to wait--with very limited ability to distance)...all while looking at our completely empy reserved table in the back. For 35 min we waited...when we could have been ordering drinks and enjoying our evening. A manager finally allowed us to be seated (less than 5 min before our friends arrived). Our server was awesome...attentive, professional, good recommendations. Food was yum. Then came the end of the meal...by 9:20 it appeared every chair was stacked on tables and some of the employees just kind of sat and stared at us as we finished our drinks...mind you advertised closing time was 10 pm (were weren't all seated until 8:10 pm...so was not even 75 min). Not very tactful for guests who just dropped >$250 (and would have been more had we been able to sit and order the first round of drinks while we were waiting for other couple to arrive). All in all, not nearly as fun, festive, and welcoming as the Hank's at the Wharf in DC (which we love and have never been disappointed). If you want some excellent food--a great view, and welcoming atmosphere, head across the river and try the other Hanks.
Fresh oysters, excellent wait staff, consistent food- our go to date night for years!
Excellent food and service!
Patio was a bit crowded.
Waiter was so kind and informative. Food was great and the oysters are always amazing.
We had a 5:30 reservation so, restaurant wasn't busy at that time. The service was excellent and timely. We came for the oysters and smoked Reuben sandwich both delicious! We will be back!
Everything was great except the construction noise next to outdoor dining. But thats not Hanks fault.
I love going to Hank's but the service this time was below par. Oysters always a go-to were good, rockfish special was tasty as was their delicious mac and cheese and calamari app and ceviche. Let's get the covid behind us so they can open up properly again!!
No Goldfish to start the meal or chocolate to end the meal but everything else was great on Taco Tuesday. Getting back to what we used to experience at Hank’s pre-pandemic
We have been to Hank"s many times and have loved the food and service. However , this time we ordered the lobster roll . What a disappointment! The lobster was dry and tough and tasteless- and the cost for the plate of mostly french fries was ridiculous .
The fried oysters are the best, but we will never order or recommend the lobster roll.
Loud space. Could be fixed with baffles and wall covering but it’s an echo chamber
Had a lovely time and the rockfish special was amazing!
Best fried oysters in town. Plump and perfectly seasoned. Brady was a terrific waiter. Pleasant and good sense of humor.
Excellent fresh seafood in a quiet casual atmosphere. Fish (fish and chips) was a bit moist (vs crispy).
The oyster selection was fantastic and the service was upbeat and attentive.
Attentive customer service (from arrival - departure). Seafood very fresh - raw and fried. Delicious! Overall delightful experience.
Love that place. Casual, but top notch seafood.
Absolutely delicious! My mother and I wanted a lighter lunch and shared the peel-and-eat shrimp along with the fried oysters. Absolutely delicious and some of the best oysters we’ve ever had. I will definitely be back!
Great food! Sat out back... it was a little noise. But really cute place in great location
Great friendly waiter. Great fried food
From start to finish service was impeccable and food was top notch. My favorite restaurant in OTA.
Perfect Easter Sunday meal outside on patio. Great service by Miriam. Delicious Bloody Marys with our oysters from Washington St to Virginia. Great meals all around!
Every dish we’ve tried here was excellent. Super fresh oysters,Ceviche & tuna tartare. Our favorite
neighbor spot. Louis our waiter was the best.
I decided to take my mom out to lunch and booked a table through opentable for Hanks. We arrived and were seated very quickly and our server came to greet us soon after. The good and service were impeccable and I’d definitely come back!
Love to visit when in the area
Fresh, tasty food
The waiter was really informative. He recommended Oysters and a drink.
I love Hanks Oyster Bar.
The food is always really good.
This was the first time we have been in over a year because of the Pandemic.
They also wipe the tables les down with clean paper towels and disinfectant.
I will continue to come back again and again.
I love Hanks, and normally the food is great, but on the occasion the crabcakes were a bit soggy and the french fries not as fresh as usual. Still, a worthwhile visit among friendly folks.
We love this place. Food was incredible. Oysters are amazing.
We came for the oysters and Hank’s delivered! Tasty and well priced.
Great food and ambiance! Perfect date night or special occasion celebration
Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria is rated 4.7 stars by 734 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.