Among the Most Recognized Restaurants in Charleston

Hank’s Seafood is focused on three pillars: excellent fresh local ingredients, a passion for Lowcountry cuisine and upscale dining. This confluence has made Hank’s Seafood Restaurant famous amongst locals and visitors alike.

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Digging the Oysters in Charleston

“…we experienced a revelation”


Charleston’s Most Iconic Sides

“Seafood house Hank’s serves a chowder-style stew of oysters, leek, potato and bacon. Oyster stew is a super-classic Lowcountry dish with recipes dating back hundreds of years.”



Best Overall Seafood Restaurants in South Carolina

“…The best overall seafood cuisine in South Carolina”

Shuck, Slurp, Repeat: Charleston’s 10 Best Oyster Bars

“Though Hank’s offers a fine dining type of atmosphere and service, the menu and staff remain very approachable and friendly. Hank’s makes an excellent choice for groups or large families visiting Charleston in search of fresh oysters and other seafood.”

An Expert’s Guide to Charleston

“Kaminer adores Hank’s Seafood for the raw bar and Southern fried seafood in a beautifully renovated turn-of-the-century warehouse.”



Hank’s awarded Best Seafood Restaurant

The Post and Courier recognizes Hank’s with the Charleston’s Choice Award for Best Seafood Restaurant and a finalist for Best Restaurant, Best Downtown Restaurant, Best She Crab Soup, Best Chef & Best Shrimp and Grits.

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Charleston

“Hank’s features a classic fish house restaurant and bar as well as an open raw bar where patrons can view the catch in its original state. Chef-prepared dishes are upscale and classic.”

Best Restaurants in Charleston

“Overlooking the historic City Market, this 1940s-style fish house is a seafood lover’s dream. Southern seafood specialties here include lowcountry bouillabaisse and she crab soup.”

Best Seafood Restaurant

#2 Best Seafood Restaurant by Southern Living

Best Seafood

Hank’s has won this award for a staggering 16 years running. This award is voted by its readers and is a testament to Hank’s continued commitment.

Top 10 Reasons People Love Charleston

“Charleston is a haven for seafood lovers, with the sweetest oysters and the daily catch on the menu at nearly every restaurant. Favorites include the always busy Hank’s Seafood (order the seafood castle), and Charleston Grill for its seductive uni and lobster pasta.”

Where to Eat

“… The posh (Seafood à la Wando, a sautéed shellfish platter with grit cakes at Hank’s Seafood, a Charleston mainstay in a historic landmark building).”

Top 10 Most Booked Restaurants

“…The most booked restaurants in South Carolina”

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10 Hayne Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Hank’s “Craft Cocktail Hour”

Bar now opens at 4:30pm

Dinner Only

Sun-Thurs. 5pm-10:30pm
Fri. & Sat. 5pm-11:00pm

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Phone: 843.723.FISH (3474)

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