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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4.7

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 (153)
Good for a Date (122)
Good for Anniversaries (114)
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Local Ingredients (105)
Fit for Foodies (96)
Good for Birthdays (84)
Authentic (82)
Business Meals (76)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Romantic (73)
Worth the Drive (68)
Good for Groups (61)
Fun (54)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Hot Spot (47)
Bar Seating (46)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
People Watching (32)
Cozy (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Healthy (19)
Happy Hour (15)
Seasonal (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Waterfront (3)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Made a business reservation for 6 on a busy Saturday night and 3 more clients showed up than I expected. Even though the house was packed, they were able to accommodate us gracefully and quickly. I am grateful - if I lived in town, I'd return.

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 (Western NC)·Dined a day ago

Best crab cakes. Did not love the Chardonnay by Sebastion. My partner loved his tuna. We both shared the smoked salmon. Yummy. Service was great. But my chair was wobbly so that is why I rated service as 4. Love Hank’s!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

We loved Hanks! Amazing food and service!!! Loved the grouper over risotto with mushrooms and goat cheese!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful! Although it was Restaurant Week and busy, the food and service we're amazing!!

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vip
 (Central Texas)·Dined 2 days ago

Love Hank's. Great dining and the seafood is awesome.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything we ate was delicious! Roasted grouper, lobster, fried shrimp was huge 2 people could eat.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

We could barely hear the voices of the couple at the table with us.. The accustics were terrible..

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service a little packed in

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·Dined 3 days ago

Hanks never is a disappointment. The food is always outstanding. The service is always on point. The restaurant is always clean and beautifully laid out. A hidden gem of Charleston fine dining. You’ll never go back to Hymens after a night at Hanks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was Casey and he took excellent care of us. The food was superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as usual! The best of Charleston!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Here for restaurant week. Our meal was very good. Unfortunately, the overcrowded dinning room and noise level severely detracted from the overall experience. Of the three places we went for dinner this was the least favorite. We were seated in the front, off the main dinning room with three other 2 person tables. There were two large tables in this area as well. Unfortunately these groups of six were rather loud. I’m sure they had a great time judging by the amount of noise. Our table was at the front beside the window. Our table for two should have been intimate but the proximity of the couple next to us precluded this. This was our third time at Hanks and the second seated in this area with the same problem (didn’t learn from the first!). The food is excellent here and the waitstaff very good. Just wish the atmosphere was better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Hank's is one of our top places to dine when visiting Charleston. I love the seasonal salads - always a nice combo of fresh flavors. All the seafood is delicious. Hubby is particularly fond of the fried shrimp; it is light and not greasy. I had the roasted grouper this visit - fab! Service is always friendly. Great bar too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent, Paul is an outstanding waiter. Food excellent, except a little too much okra in the gumbo. Otherwise a perfect dining experience 👍

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is adequate for a typical business meal but falls far short of Charleston standards. Very slow kitchen and no moderate priced wine. A tab of $145 for two turned a poor meal into an insult.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great meal seating a little close, waiter seemed to invade eating space while serving other table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Everything was perfect from start to finish

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Jessica the server was wonderfully attentive

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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