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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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Charleston, S.C. — November 19, 2019 — Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is opening Hank’s Social Hall, an elevated venue space for private events in Charleston’s Historic District, this December. Both managed by hotel, restaurant and retail operator, Makeready, Hank’s Social Hall will deliver the classic Hank’s Seafood experience with award-winning cuisine and white jacket service in a unique setting, with one goal in mind — to create a memorable experience for you and your guests.

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Press Coverage

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Charleston’s Choice – 2020 Winner: Best Seafood Restaurant

We are proud to announce that Hank’s has won Post & Courier’s Charleston Choice, Best Seafood Restaurant Award for the 5th year in a row!

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Best Charleston Restaurants: The Ultimate Oyster Lover’s Guide

Where should we eat tonight? Hands down, this is one of the most common questions tourists ask us.

Best Seafood 2020 | Hank’s Seafood Restaurant

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is Charleston City Paper’s “Reader’s Pick” for best seafood in Charleston in 2020.

OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award

OpenTable users awarded Hank’s Seafood Restaurant with two Diner’s Choice badges in 2019, winning “Most Booked” & “Seafood” categories.

Charleston’s 15 Most Iconic Dishes

“Those looking for staples of Charleston’s culinary scene, take notice. This is a roundup of food that defines the city’s cuisine.”

10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Charleston

“…the quality here is notable, and the three-variety oyster sampler is expertly curated.”

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 17 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.”

Charleston’s Best Raw Bars

“…everyone in the dining room notices when one of these stacked trays of oysters, shrimp, and stone crab claws arrives.”

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”

Five Fixes for a Fried Shrimp Craving

“Hank’s Seafood doesn’t need to see itself on any hot lists to still be crowded every night”

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10 Hayne Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Dinner Only

Sun-Thurs. 5pm-9:30pm
Fri. & Sat. 5pm-10pm

Contact Us

Phone: 843.723.FISH (3474)
Email: info@hanksseafoodrestaurant.com

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