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Hank's Oyster Bar - Dupont

4.5
234 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual (20)
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Hank's Oyster Bar, named after Chef Jamie Leeds's father, serves quality seafood and turf dishes in the heart of Washington, D.C. Select from a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes and enjoy your meal in the restaurant's inviting atmosphere. The spacious dining room is ideal for private events, such as wedding receptions, birthday parties and other get-togethers. Hank's Oyster Bar houses an ice bar, where guests can choose from raw oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail, middleneck clams on the half shell and much more. Fried seafood, like fried oysters, clams and lobster rolls, is also available. Daily specials at Hank's Oyster Bar include meat, like molasses-braised short ribs, Chesapeake fried chicken or pork tenderloin, as well as two delicious sides, which include favorites like coleslaw, chilled marinated beets and braised collard greens.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Limited Mid-Day menu Daily 3:00pm - 5:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Wenesday - Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 462-4265
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Leeds
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Private party facilities
The “Yacht” room seats up to 24 guests or up to 30 for a standing reception. The Yacht Room is the perfect place to host your private dinner. The space is designed using an ocean inspired palette to evoke pure relaxation, fantasy and formality. The room feels like a dining room on a luxury ship with a modern and elegant twist. The minimum for use of the space varies seasonally.
The Up Bar will easily allow up to 30 guests to mix and mingle and comes complete with your own personal bartender. The Up Bar is a contemporary and fresh take on a nautical East Coast bar. This chic, crisp room with soft grayish blues and whites, and hints of citrus is the perfect backdrop for your cocktail party The minimum for use of the Up Bar varies seasonally.
Combine both spaces for a standing room reception able to accommodate up to 70 guests. For more info contact Eve Maier emaier@hanksoysterbar.com
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Cross street
17th Street
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Public transit
Short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station and S1,S2, S4, S9 16th street bus stops.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 234 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great spot for an evening meal or an appetizer frenzy. The cocktails were excellent and the black eyed peas and greens not to be missed!

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Blair (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food - recommend the oysters, scallops, crab cakes and wonderful original cocktails

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vipbethesdafan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Their 3rd floor was perfect for our group of 6. Just enough fray but could still hear each other talk. Food didn't disappoint.

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vipDiscerningDiner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

While the food was quite good, I wouldn't say it was a value. For the prices being charged the portion size was rather small.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Another great find in DC. Our waitress was fabulous and the oysters and scallops are the best! We will definitely return to this great little spot.

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vipMatt (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food!

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vipLuvgoodfoodandwine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great valentines dinner with regular menu. Fantastic fresh & fried oysters, Black Sea bass, ceasar salad, Ipswich clams~ all terrific

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vipMichaelD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Hanks has become a great staple in our dining repertoire. Great service, yummy food and a nice neighborhood vibe.

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vipFoodie4ever (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Hands down my favorite casual restaurant for seafood - THE BEST!

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