Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 18 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!
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vipJohnS
Miami
200 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really good restaurant. Everything we had was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also very, very good. Enjoyed it all!

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FarrahA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, Hank's never disappoints! It's on the "must do" list for a trip to Charleston. I highly recommend the oysters, shrimp & grits, and any special feature. This trip, I had the triggerfish special and it was amazing!

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vipAlden
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My grouper was a bit under cooked but overall the meal was very good, particularly the steamed clams

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood meals and great service. We thoroughly
enjoyed and will recommend.

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MelissaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this local favorite every trip to Charleston we get! Food is always fabulous and the customer service is always outstanding! Definitely recommend if you are in town for some great food and friendly service!

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Tweet
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. She crab soup some of the best I've ever eaten.

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kjwalts
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed Hank’s atmosphere and down to earth feeling of fine dining.

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DaneC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, incredible food as always. Highly recommend.

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vipDavis
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanks was great. We haven’t been in a few years even though it’s close to home. We both agreed we need to come back more often.

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KimS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, terrific service! We will definitely visit Hank's again.

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KarenM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hank’s was the place to have seafood in Charleston. Over the last few dining experiences, it has been increasingly disappointing. The mussels were so fishy I couldn’t eat them. The staple dishes aren’t as good either. Hoping things will turn around back to the way the food was once undeniably the best - anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service. Disappointed with average and overpriced food. Swordfish was dry. Broiled plater was just average at best with very small fish portions. Scallops were larger than the fish portions.

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Ivygemm
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 3 had wonderful meals at Han k's. My husband and I both ordered Seafood LaWando (I think that's how you spell it?) and it was delicious! Our friend had a broiled seafood dish and was very happy with it. All fish was tasty, fresh, and well-prepared. The service was great too.

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viphawrlty
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff is very attentive. Everyone at our table enjoyed our meals. The quality has been consistent over the years.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Hank’s...excellent menu choices...great wait staff...loved the ambience...we will be back when we are in Charleston. Thanks for the memories!

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JohnF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great.

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PAULD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service in a bustling environment
Our second trip within 4 months

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Lynn
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was awesome. Very crowded and a couple large groups which made it a bit loud.

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vipgreyfox
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hank's used to be one of my seafood favorites. It has gone downhill. Fish was not carefully prepared. some dishes were overcooked with bland glutinous sauce. Sauteed scallops were tasteless, served with spinach that had not been properly drained, so scallops sat in water. Desserts were mediocre. A sad decline.

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vipphil
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious...wait staff is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaylee was our server and was knowledgeable and experienced. Great night out for dinner and cocktails.

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vipAndyM
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hank's Seafood is a Charleston favorite for anyone who loves seafood. I had a couple who were in Charleston and had not dined at some of the great restaurants so I took them to my favorite. It being restaurant week we each had the three course special and all three dinners were terrific. The service was excellent and we had a wonderful bottle of wine that - as expected - was reasonably priced. Definitely recommend Hank's to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Week - very good menu selection for a special 3-course meal.

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vipBillyM
Key West
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason this restaurant has been voted best seafood restaurant in Charleston for the past 18 years in a row is because it deserves it. A absolute must try when in town.

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Hanad
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening celebrating an anniversary. Food was excellent, our server was extremely helpful when we found ourselves stuck between two entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hanks is a nice little place near the market, we enjoyed our meal but were disappointed that the food was not he special. Going in for Charleston Restaurant week we will squally receive a new item or special but between the shrimp and grits and buttermilk chicken nothing was more than mediocre.

The service was great and we did not have any issues but just hoped for more from this prominent venue.

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JamesR
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You never can go wrong with Hank’s. Food, service always top notch. One of my favorite spots in Charleston.

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JeffH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Hank’s

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hank’s is consistently fantastic. We visit Charleston just to eat here.

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vipGima
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Other than the noise level and closely placed tables, our experience was good. The food and the service by Jameson was excellent!

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KirbyJ
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanks never disappoints! Great choice again for restaurant week. Our first time guest really enjoyed themselves.

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vipShannonF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Overall, a fantastic experience!!

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Michelin
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The server was annoyed that we did not pay the bill quickly after she brought the check-- she rushed us.
In an expensive restaurant this is not a good policy. The cuisine was good.

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CTdiner51
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at Hanks on a recommendation from friends. Was worth the visit. We had 3 appetizers and a couple of glasses of wine. The oysters were outstanding as was the tuna tartare. The lump crabcake was excellent. The entree’s were a bit pricey for our budget. Maybe on our next visit. Overall, would highly recommend Hank’s.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had broiled grouper and Mahi Mahi. They were delicious on their bed of flavorful grains. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. This is a must restaurant for seafood lovers.

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MrsC1980
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Very good food. Great service. A little loud and a little pricey, especially alcohol.

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MyraP
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All five of us really enjoyed our meal, with one friend saying it was the best food she had ever eaten!

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ChasLocalDiner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality service and quality seafood. Server recommended crab cakes for a starter, and they were full of crab with seasoning that enhanced, not overpowered, the flavor. Entrees were shrimp and grits and grouper. We would recommend both—again, the fresh flavors of the seafood were enhanced by the preparation.

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