About Hank's Seafood Restaurant

Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 16 consecutive years, Hank's Seafood Restaurant is located near the Charleston City Market in the heart of the Historic District. Housed in a gorgeous turn-of-the-century building, Hank's Seafood pays homage to the classic Charleston seafood restaurant with a menu that specializes in fresh ingredients and signature Lowcountry recipes. 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!

10 Hayne Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Church

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 723-3474

Website:
http://hanksseafoodrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage located adjacent to Hank's Seafood Restaurant on Hayne Street (inside the Bank of America building). Note: the restaurant does not validate.

Executive Chef:
Tim Richardson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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Hank's Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (145)
Good for a Date (117)
Good for Anniversaries (110)
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Local Ingredients (103)
Fit for Foodies (96)
Authentic (80)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Creative Cuisine (73)
Neighborhood Gem (73)
Business Meals (72)
Romantic (71)
Worth the Drive (63)
Good for Groups (58)
Fun (53)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Bar Seating (43)
Hot Spot (43)
Casual (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Comfort Food (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
People Watching (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Cozy (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Healthy (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Have visited Hank’s many times over the years. Very reliable service and food. One of Charleston’s Top 10.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect from start to finish

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

First time visit but we are locals so we will be back in future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Hanks is the best seafood restaurant in Charleston hands down- it is a little pricey but you get what you pay for and it is worth every bite! Outstanding staff. Very attentive! You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

First time there but will return- delicious s d elegant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing, as usual. Waited so long to come here and now we go all the time! One of our favorites that NEVER disappoints.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service and food ! Beautifully prepared!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

The quality of the food preperaation and presentation exceeded expectations and it was an overall great dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Seafood is difficult to do well at home. Hank’s has it down. We had six different seafood dishes and everyone raved! The wine list was not exhaustive , but did include enough options to allow very good pairings at a reasonable price. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had very good service by Justin and were seated in a great front corner table. Food was very good -- but bread was room temp and butter was hard and cold. The first time we went there, the bread was so soft and hot with room temp butter......wonderful. Its the extra touch that takes a restaurant experience from a 4 to a 5. That would have done it for us. Still loved overall experience and will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our third visit to Charleston and heard wonderful things about Hanks.
Was seated promptly and had a wonderful window table for 2 in a small room off main dining room. Unfortunately there were 4 small tables for 2 in this room and 2 large tables of 8 each that were having a party for some occasion.
You could not speak to your wife or the waiter or hear anything including the specials. Our waiter continually apologized as the party yelled back and forth between tables.
Just a note to Hanks All 4 couples who had dinner at the small tables left as soon as their meals were finished. No deserts-no after dinner drinks-no enjoyable after dinner conversation like you would have at a restaurant.
Just 4 annoyed couples who didn’t enjoy there experience and more than likely not return.
Why you would ever place 4 intimate tables in a room with 16 people is beyond me.
As always live and learn

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Seafood a la Waldo good but very skimpy on scallops. Crab cake appetizer very average. Not worth $18. Good fried seafood and She Crab soup. Service slow.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I at at Hank's to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and were able to be seated right away, which was a plus. The food was excellent. We both loved the she-crab soup. His flounder was perfect, as were my scallops. Dessert was perfect. He had a chocolate-coffee torte, and I had the creme brûlée. It was so thoughtful to include a "Happy Anniversary" message in chocolate on our desserts. The only issue was that if you are not in a booth along the wall, you are not afforded much privacy for conversation. I expected the place to be fairly empty with the snowstorm, but it was still packed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best restaurant we ate at in Charleston hands down!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was our first time to Hank's. Best seafood I've had in Charleston. The Fried Calamari was not too heavily breaded and tender as could be. My husband had the mussels and said they were delicious. We had the salad with the chow-chow which I was skeptical when ordering it. It was amazing. Could eat that everyday.
Can't wait to go back and try other things.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Came into town on 1/1/18 and this was our first meal in the city. We stayed at the DoubleTree just next door as it is promoted by the hotel and saw great reviews online.

We were a party of 5 and between us had the calamari, tuna tartare, she crab soup and ceviche for appetizers. She crab soup was great as was the tartare. Kids enjoyed the calamari....before I could try any, they were gone. We’ve had better ceviche.

Shared the grouper and that was good. The goat cheese risotto was very good and I don’t like goat cheese. There’s just a hint of the cheese taste.

2 Kids shared the #1 platter with grouper and fried shrimp and the other had a kids pasta. The platter was just ok as voted by them. I did try the fried shrimp and it was a good size and fresh but a bit on the tasteless side.

We shared the pecan pie and peanut butter pie. Pecan pie was incredible. Peanut butter pie was good.

I’d definitely return to try other items in the menu. Waiter was great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic! The best seafood of our trip! Cannot wait to return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant was one of our favorites during the visit in Charleston. We will definitely eat here again. We had the grouper special with goat cheese risotto and greens and it was delicious. We had a torte for dessert and it melted in your mouth. Wine list was very good too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Completely taken back by the positive experience i had here. The she-crab soup was absolutely to die for and the oysters were amazing!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent and service was very good. They were backed up on NYE but the staff took care of us and the food was worth waiting for! We will go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our favorite restaurants were all booked up for New Year's Eve so we made a reservation at Hank's, knowing there was a possibility that we would be seated at a tiny table just a foot or
so from the other tiny tables and that is exactly what happened. It is a noisy restaurant to begin
with but seated so close to other tables with people trying to talk, it is impossible to have even
a normal conversation much less a personal conversation. The food and service were great but
the noise and proximity to other tables just ruined the evening for us. We will not return. If you
are considering this restaurant, go with more than 2 people so you can be seated at a nicer table.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had our New Years Eve dinner here with good friends. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was excellent. It was very crowded, as it was New years Eve, but the staff handled it well. We ordered drinks at the bar while we waited to be seated...the bartender did a wonderful job of keeping everyone happy. We would definitely eat here again. Great place, fun and good food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was wonderful will visit again when we come back to Charleston, SC

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a great experience at Hanks. Great food, great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food, but we had barely finished our appetizer when the main courses arrived. No time to even take a breadth. Otherwise outstanding.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have eaten here twice and both times have been fantastic. I highly recommend the ceviche appetizer. The entrees have all been great as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent seafood with very creative twists on every dish.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing service

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was fair at best. Not sure what the hype is for, nothing special

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great selection of food, excellent preparation. Best run restaurant I have been in in years.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Seafood menu. Definitely worth visiting. You need a reservation in order to get in since the spot is really popular.
We had grouper, bass, and salmon. Bass was awesome, and so was grouper. Would definitely recommend those two choices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous all around! The food was scrumptious!! Service fabulous and ambiance beautiful. Go there and enjoy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best seafood dinners I have eaten! And the best She Crab Soup. Looking forward to dining here again when I return to Charleston!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Primero margarita de piña y unas copas de Proseco ....
Excelentes ostras , cangrejo , sopas , camarones junto deli , grouper en rissotto , atún ......
cerrando con creme broulee .
Éxito en charleston !!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was ok, not worth the price. Only thing I really liked was my waiter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, lovely presentation, and helpful service. Despite closely spaced tables, we had a very pleasant dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service, only issue was felt very rushed, seem to like to turn tables over quickly.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent seafood place for dinner. All the dishes we ordered was fresh and delicious. For appetizers we ordered crispy calamari & shrimp and steamed mussels. Both were awesome - the steamed mussels is not only fresh but the sauce was creamy and full of flavor.

You can’t go wrong with collards green or pimento cheese grits as side dishes.

Go for the lobster to share. Leave some room for pecan pie dessert.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

very convenient if you are staying in the downtown area,staff very courteous and great with recommendations,seafood was fresh and prepared very well and just the right portions

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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