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Hank's Seafood Restaurant

4.7
6429 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 723-3474
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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
Tim Richardson
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Cross street
Church
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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.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6429 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was good. It was a very energetic place. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great, we had the Lump Crab Cocktail, She-crab soup and Bouillabaisse all fantastic!

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vipSheridan (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Visiting in Charleston. Of all the places we ate, Hanks surpassed them all. Wonderful seafood and exceptional staff. Definitely recommend over Any other restaurant in the area

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marlenef 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service and delicious food. All four of us were very pleased. The scallops are amazing. Also they had gluten free selections for my friend!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and great service. A winner!

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RaymondW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and impeccable service. Best she crab soup and wonderful pecan pie. (Best I've had so far in Charleston) wonderful open dining room. Had drinks, entree and desert at a good price. Will be back again to enjoy some of the other dishes.

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John (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really excellent seafood. My wife had the bouillabaisse and I had the Seafood a la Wando. Had the She Crab soup and that is a must. We noticed a lot of people had the fried dishes but that seems a waste of good seafood. The only downside is that the tables are close together and it was loud so it was easier to talk to the people next to us instead of being able to talk together.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our 2nd time to Charleston and 2nd time to Hank's, we couldn't wait to get there as the food is simply amazing along with the service!

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dobo335 (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lived up to its reputation, superb food well prepared. Perhaps the tables could have been spaced out a little more.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food quality and presentation was top notch. The wine selection was a high quality and variety. The service was good but I have had better service in Downtown Charleston. The restaurant is somewhat noisy which woukd be a detrimental atmosphere for a romantic evening.

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jjw10 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding! Still one of the best in Charleston.
The food is exceptional and the service is terrific and
very personable. Great bar and perfect location in the
center of the city.

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PeterC 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My second time to Hank's in the past 3 weeks. Great food and terrific service. Two for two and my son just purchased us a gift card as a gift. Looking forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We've always received excellent service and wonderful food. I highly recommend it.

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vipClovette (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything from the starter to the dessert was delicious. Crab cakes were far more crab than any type of filler and the sauce was really a highlight to the dish. Every bite of the sautéed flounder with asparagus salad was flavorful and tender and the plouff mud torte which was a flourless chocolate cake was perfectly complemented with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. Definitely worth waiting until a 9 pm reservation for an excellent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved it! First visit for us.

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MiltonS 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent! A Great upscale seafood restaurant.

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UmAlum1990 (Miami)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Ate at Hank's while staying overnight in Charleston. Child friendly, accommodating, and great food. I love the waiters wearing those classic white server jackets, it gives a nice touch.

My wife and I shared a tuna tartare which was delicious and SUPER fresh. The fried calamari was good too. My kids split a buttermilk chicken which got 2 thumbs up... the chicken tenders for my youngest got a thumbs up too!! My wife ordered the bouillabaisse and I had the Seafood a La Wando. Both were delicious. Need I mention we were all stuffed when finished and had to pass on desert?!

All in all, I recommend Hank's and would go back, but not before venturing out to other restaurants in Charleston as the dining scene looks to be amazing. Again, we only had 1 night in Charleston and only so much we can eat :-)

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Brich (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went to Hank's following a matinee play at the Dock Street Theater on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The reservation was for 6:00 but we arrived early. We were seated promptly by the receptionists anyway. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with excellent recommendations. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and mail courses. Great grouper with risotto. The two deserts (mud pie a la mode and pecan pie a la mode) were two of the bests. The couple we were with had previously been to Hank's and their past experience was an "average" rating. This time around they loved the food, the service and the overall evening. You hit a home run with our group of 4. Thanks for a wonderful night.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant came highly recommended, we have been to Charleston many times and not able to get a table at Hanks. We were able to on Sunday evening and it was worth it. The menu has a nice variety, the service was great, and we would not hesitate to return, to try some of the other great looking meals on the menu.

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Jerome (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Hank’s was our top recommendation from a Charleston native; the meal was superb and our server Casey was a gem!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing first dining experience in Charleston! Food was outstanding and service was perfect. Will definitely be back!

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JimK 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent low country cuisine, great service by the wait staff and the bartenders

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vipkgh23 (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Any time we are in Charleston, we stop at Hank's. My wife swears their ceviche can't be beat. The food is always good and the wait staff is always top-notch. We'll be back!

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LisaB (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was fabulous! The service was friendly and efficient, not rushed, though it was quite busy the evening that we were there.

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LauraM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Rushed. It was evident that the pressure was on to turn the table. The waiter was good but the pace was ridiculously fast for a restaurant of this alleged quality. Tables too close together. Overall worst restaurant experience during our 3 day trip to Charleston. Overhyped.

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vipPauletteG (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

I was looking forward to dining at Hanks. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short of my expectations. First I will say the best part of the meal was the dessert. We had the pecan pie which was amazing! I would almost recommend just going here for that! We began with an oyster shooter which was not a shooter at all, it was more like a cocktail with an oyster thrown in the bottom of the glass - not very tasty. Several of us had the scallops which were a big portion and tasty. One of our party needed gluten free options and they were very accommodating and helpful with the selections. To conclude, Hanks was very good but I could not give it 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent!!

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Luke (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. The food is always outstanding, especially the roasted grouper! We always enjoy our dinners here

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EARNIED 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

GOOD ...SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. QUALITY WAS GOOD BUT NOT UP TO HANK'S REPUTATION

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

We had grilled oysters, she- crab soup and arugula salad for apps - all perfect! My guests loved the Tuna! I had never tried Hank’s salmon - it was amazing.

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