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 9:00PM - 10:15PM

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Hank's Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (151)
Good for a Date (133)
Local Ingredients (116)
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Good for Anniversaries (116)
Fit for Foodies (98)
Authentic (85)
Business Meals (85)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Neighborhood Gem (74)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Romantic (62)
Worth the Drive (62)
Good for Groups (61)
Casual (53)
Fun (49)
Notable Wine List (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Cozy (40)
Hot Spot (40)
Bar Seating (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
People Watching (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Healthy (23)
Seasonal (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 20 hours ago

Excellent food and service. We will Definitely be going back!

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 (New England)·Dined 21 hours ago

The options were interesting and the food was fantastic. We are from Boston and particular about our seafood. The service was also outstanding. And whatever you do... order a side of fried mashed potatoes. Sublime. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert. But I'm still thinking about the peanut butter pie I saw on the menu.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We were visiting out of town to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted to try some local seafood. We picked Hanks out of many other choices.

We were glad we did. It was excellent all around. Food, service, ambience were all great. We had crab cakes and swordfish. The fish was the freshest ever. The side dishes were excellent too esp. the roasted Brussels sprouts. We had Creme brûlée too. Excellent! The only thing that was just okay was the bread.

Our server was just right on details and serving us. Hanks is great and we highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is excellent. Our party of 2 had roasted grouper and sautéed flounder and both were exceptional. Service is professional and courteous and well-paced. Outstanding bread offered with dinner. Place was packed and people were waiting but our 7 pm reservation was honored professionally and we were seated immediately at a good table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Our favorite place to eat in Charleston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The best seafood in Charleston. Superb oyster stew was followed by fresh kale, pear, walnut and Gorgonzola salad. Grilled salmon was perfect on bed of creamed spinach surrounded by purée of potatoes and celery root. A real slice of pecan pie finished off a great dinner. We’ll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

We were visiting and received a recommendation on Hank's. It was WONDERFUl! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and charismatic. The food was terrific! We had the clam chowder and she crap soup, seafood la wonda (sp) pecan pie and wine. We will certainly be back the next time we are in town. True Southern hospitality at it's finest.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Hank’s is heavily recommended for a reason. It is the best seafood restaurant that we have ever been to. The ambiance is old world the waitstaff everything you could ask for the “new old fashion” artisanal cocktail outstanding and the food not only was beautiful to look at but absolutely well executed. Kudos to the chef and all the staff. No wonder it was packed on a Tuesday night!!! Highlight of a foodie vacation to Charleston.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic place! GREAT food. Our waiter was a real pro who was friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us to select a great food. We had raw oysters, she crab soup, shrimp and grits, and bouillabaisse. Loved it all! We like to dine and enjoy good food. And service. This was perfect!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food. Celery root & potato soup with crab, divine! Roasted grouper, delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Just a great place to dine ...love the bar! Excellent service, great menu with plenty of variety. Especially like the ambience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Anything you order on the menu is amazing! You will not be disappointed!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

We had decided to not go back after 2 back to back bad experiences. After being encouraged to come back, I will have to say it was a pleasant and very different experience!! The service was spot on and the food delicious. We will definitely try it again.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

Wife's birthday dinner was excellent!
They made me the ceviche appetizer without shrimp as I am allergic.
Wife had the Hank's salad.
She had the #4 Southern seafood dinner and I had the Scallops.
All the food was fantastic and the service matched.
Too full to try dessert but the menu looked great.
We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We were seated promptly and service was impeccable. Food was amazing!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great! (Swordfish, She crab soup and oysters). Would definitely come back.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time in Charleston. I heard about Hanks and had to try it. We were not disappointed!! The food was fabulous and it was such a large portion I couldn’t even finish all the food! Will definitely go back next time we are in Charleston!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took my husband here for his birthday and although we travel to Charleston frequently, this was our first time dining at Hank's. Made reservations online and when we got there we were seated right on time. It was very crowded and had a wait for a couple of hours. So definitely make reservations in advance. Our server was great! Food was absolutely amazing as well! This will definitely be a "must eat" added to our Charleston trips in the future!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Table was waiting when we arrived for our reservation. Service & food are lavish, while atmosphere is the perfect level of upscale-casual.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Meeting family and friends in town for business

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is my favorite with always good seafood and a fine tenderloin.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service and food both amazing

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had requested a booth with our on line reservation. When we arrived we were seated at a small table for two. When we asked to be moved to a booth, we were told our party of two was not large enough to warrant a booth. We were very early (5:30pm) and there were booths available. There was a party of three seated in a booth. We also told the young lady we were fast eaters and would be out in less than 45 minutes. She still would not allow it. We went to the other young lady to request a table that sat four to allow for more room since we are an elderly couple. There was plenty of room available in the restaurant. We were seated at a larger table but not in the booth as requested.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

From start to finish Hank's does not disappoint. I had the mussels and the broiled seafood platter. Both were excellent. My only complaint about Hank's is the noise.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Impeccable service and delicious food in a beautiful setting. Absolutely no complaints’

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was very well prepared, and the portions were large. Our server was friendly, helpful, and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

1-10 : sauteed swordfish special, 10+++. Seared tuna, 9. Shrimp cocktail disappointed, limp.
Orzo, 10+. Creme brulee, 10+.
Unfortunately, we both had g.i. "distress" 6 hours later.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed excellent service and outstanding seafood at Hanks.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome sea food with Charleston charm. Craft cocktails were unique as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My second time going to Hank's and we were not disappointed. Everything was as it should be, food awesome and service very attentive. a very nice place with good ambiance and seating not too close together as can sometime be the case. The food was very well prepared and they did not bristle at the two of us sharing an entre.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to Charleston for 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary. Hank’s was one of three places we chose for dinner, and it was amazing. Our server, Casey, was perfect from start to finish. Our food was beautifully presented and just as Casey had described. My husband’s grilled prawns were the best he’d ever had. My salmon came with a mustard sauce that was absolutely delicious. We splurged and ordered dessert. Outstanding! Peanut butter pie and an excellent pecan pie. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, drinks and ambiance and our waiter was awesome!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meal was excellent, as was the service. It was a tad loud so normal conversation was somewhat difficult, but it was an energetic and hip and with it type place so we were fine with the noise. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never disappoints. Our service was great, and our food was perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food. Great service. Only thing I would have liked is a bit dimmer lighting!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was perfect! Very attentive but not overbearing. Thank you for a special evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent dishes offered. Basic tip: request that any seafood ordered not be overdone and left moist. They tend to over cook just a bit. Donevproperly it’s perfect and of high quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Reserved for Anniversary and was treated special. Staff greeted us as if we were old customers, knew our names and the occasion. Soft music that you didn't have to talk over. Our Waite staff were professional and attentive. This was a delightful evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Implacable service and delicious food a must try when in Charleston.
If you're driving there's a parking garage next door.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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