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Hank's Oyster Bar



1624 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

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(202) 462-4265

Cuisine: Bars, Seafood Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 159 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Mimi N.One of my favorite happy hour places in DC. Good drink and food options on happy hour including local oysters!

    55555 by Mimi N.


  • Francisco R.Oysters, oyster shooters, meat and 2.

    55555 by Francisco R.


  • Miguel L.Good seafood, but avoid the hash-- it's drowned in some sort of sauce.

    22222 by Miguel L.


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CHank's Oyster Bar is a great place to drink Pueblo Viejo Tequila.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CChristmas colors are reflected in the cocktails mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco at Hank Oyster Bar.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Danyel S.salads here are wildly underrated.

    55555 by Danyel S.


  • Christine DGreat seafood. Try to go for happy hour for oysters. Crowded & parking sucks. 🦀

    55555 by Christine D


  • Don JGreat atmosphere, staff very friendly make you feel that they really care. Food great. Parking a challenge. Expensive. Def will go again. Great 4 a night out with friends or your significant other.

    55555 by Don J


  • Ben LOysters were delish'

    55555 by Ben L


  • Ed S.Best raw oysters.

    55555 by Ed S.


  • Julia Lord NickleBest oyster po'boy in DC!

    55555 by Julia Lord Nickle


  • GonzaloVery knowledgeable staff. Follow their recommendations.

    55555 by Gonzalo


  • Sara YDelicious Chesapeake/New England seafood hybrid.

    55555 by Sara Y


  • Brant AOysters and Sancerre are always a safe combo. And they start you with a bowl of goldfish crackers and end with a few chunks of dark chocolate!

    55555 by Brant A


  • Jackie NTheir small seafood platter was perfect for two with two extra sides. If you like bivalves, get another half dozen, the platter only comes with two oysters

    33333 by Jackie N


  • Jesse FGreat food but service was very slow. And our glass of wine had a hair in it. They were very slow to replace it, without an apology.

    22222 by Jesse F


  • Tyler RThe old fashioned is great!

    55555 by Tyler R


  • D VGreat seafood options and (obviously) great oysters!

    55555 by D V


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CThe Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Hanks Oyster Bar!

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Matt S.Come for the oysters, stay for the bitter chocolates.

    33333 by Matt S.


  • Kurt EMarvelous! Outstanding dishes, and great variety of oysters

    55555 by Kurt E


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CIf you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Hank's Oyster Bar, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Kaz AHappy hour until 7PM at the bar and lounge area: $5 wine and daily drink, selection of three $1.25 oysters.

    55555 by Kaz A


  • Bill GOysters are great ! One of DC's very best !

    55555 by Bill G


  • EZ CThe space and staff and food.

    55555 by EZ C


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CTry a real Mexican taste, order a Spicy Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Kasia KHappy hour from 5 to 7 pm and from 10 pm to midnight features great discounts for raw bar items (oysters, mussels, shrimps) and a selection of beer and wines.

    55555 by Kasia K


  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CIf you are in Hank's Oyster Bar, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C


  • Benjamin BannerGreat cocktails and oysters.

    55555 by Benjamin Banner


  • Erik BrokGood seafood.

    55555 by Erik Brok


  • Karen BAunque es de mariscos la especialidad, la carne esta deliciosa !!!

    55555 by Karen B


  • Alex EGo here for late night and get oysters for a $1!

    55555 by Alex E


  • Zé Renato KGrande variedade de ostras, chopes e cervejas.

    55555 by Zé Renato K


  • Matt Mit was alright, maybe I should get the oysters next time.. the fries are nothing special and are kinda out of place among the rest of the menu

    33333 by Matt M


  • David W.They won't seat you till your party has arrived, which is dumb. So tell them you're alone but may have a few friends join you.

    33333 by David W.


  • Eric A.Summertime? Sit outside!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Kiley AOysters and lobster roll

    55555 by Kiley A


  • Kasia KHappy hour prices have increased a bit compared to 2014: drinks for $5 and oysters for $1.25/each. Anyway, oysters are more than awesome, and Chesapeake are the best here!

    55555 by Kasia K


  • TripExpert E"Hank's is a reliable, casual place to stop in for oysters and clams on the half shell, lobster rolls, popcorn shrimp and calamari, and crab cakes cooked on a griddle." -concierge.com on TripExpert

    55555 by TripExpert E


  • Sarah S.Nothing is better at brunch than a Bloody Mary and The Hangtown Fry!

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Andrew M.Awesome restaurant

    55555 by Andrew M.


  • Eric W.Happy hour

    55555 by Eric W.


  • Ebrahim B.Happy hour oyster shooters.

    55555 by Ebrahim B.


  • Nadia ChilmonikBest burgers

    55555 by Nadia Chilmonik


  • Brian JengDaily changing menu a bit much to take in but great three course specials, especially for the value. Fresh oysters, barrel aged cocktails, and lobster deviled eggs definitely worth a try

    55555 by Brian Jeng


  • Eric A.Apps and small plates here are incredible. Try something unique like the Brussels Sprouts w/ Maple & Pecans!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Nicolas St-AmourThe crab cakes were good but really expensive. The Caesar salad had real dressing and the coleslaw was pretty great. For $29 plus tax, I'm not sure they were worth it.

    55555 by Nicolas St-Amour


  • La-Tasha P.Great Bloody Mary and fish n chips on a rainy day

    55555 by La-Tasha P.


  • Behrad B.$1 oysters at happy hour, what more do you want?

    55555 by Behrad B.


  • Chefs FeedAntonio Burrell, chef of Agua 301, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hog Island barbecued oysters.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Eric A.Lobster deviled eggs FTW!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Eric A.Well get the oysters of course…comes with a cute side of oyster crackers!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Andrew L.Half off raw bar 10-midnight at the bar.

    33333 by Andrew L.


  • Emma MOyster po boy

    55555 by Emma M


  • Mikael W.Once again this never lets me down. The cocktails are well made, yummy food and great portions too. Lots of fun great for /, 4 or more to have a forest time. Also great if u want to be alone.

    55555 by Mikael W.


  • M EBest fish tacos ever!

    55555 by M E


  • Jacklyn MGet the trout dip and go at happy hour for oysters!

    55555 by Jacklyn M


  • Andrew L.Half price raw bar 10pm-12

    33333 by Andrew L.


  • Rachel C.House-smoked trout dip not to be missed. And ask about the day's punch.

    55555 by Rachel C.


  • Vanessa G."Hit up The Eddy Bar inside Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Hill, where a glass of crisp Soave ($5) pairs well with $1 oysters (Monday-Thursday, 5-7 p.m. and Friday, 3-7 p.m.)."-via Daily Candy

    55555 by Vanessa G.


  • Aanchal AToo crowded. Waited for a table for 40 minutes even after calling ahead of time

    22222 by Aanchal A


  • Josephine L.Super fun and clean place with cute decor and deliciously fresh oysters. Must go!

    55555 by Josephine L.


  • Mikael W.We ate like it was the last supper. Started with a dozen is oysters then ordered another half dozen and also the friend oysters plate - delicious. Delicious broccoli and pea pods came too. Get Nicole

    33333 by Mikael W.


  • Elizabeth B.Expensive. Weak drinks. Average oysters

    22222 by Elizabeth B.


  • LiaVery nice ripe peare margarita!!!!

    55555 by Lia


  • GlenOur server only allowed us to run 6 cards even though we had a party that took up a large portion of the place. He also kept rushing us to order more, but when we ordered, they would be out of it.

    22222 by Glen


  • Stas B.Нет wifi а в остальном превосходно!

    55555 by Stas B.


  • Amy C.Try the Steller Bay Oysters (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Katherine K.Surprisingly quiet place with amazing oysters- the perfect Sunday afternoon spot

    55555 by Katherine K.


  • Uber DC12 free oysters with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX

    33333 by Uber DC


  • Arnaldo R.Lobster Roll was plentiful and was filled with tons if meat! Oysters on the half-shell were delicious...definitely would recommend this place!

    55555 by Arnaldo R.


  • Tommy T.Best oysters ever! Outstanding management & wait staff, with Eric & Matt being 1st rate.

    55555 by Tommy T.


  • Russ P.Beloved DC oyster bar ordered closed w/ health violations: no hot water, unclean kitchen areas, others. @wusa9. Passed reinspection/reopened.

    22222 by Russ P.


  • ThePurplePassport.comChef Jamie Leeds knows her stuff − the seafood and cocktails are all well executed. For the level of quality, comfort, and atmosphere provided, we think Hank’s comes at a fair price.

    55555 by ThePurplePassport.com


  • Christian S.Top oyster bar http://schiller-wine.blogspot.com/2010/03/oysters-and-wine.html in Washington DC

    55555 by Christian S.


  • Max F.Mussels here are my shit.

    55555 by Max F.


  • Daria J.Sake Oyster Shooter is terrific. $7 for a teacup of the punch of the day is a little much.

    55555 by Daria J.


  • Michael R.Great option....if you can't get into Little Serow.

    55555 by Michael R.


  • Robert L.Oysters are tasty

    55555 by Robert L.


  • Ken G.Great oysters and amazing service, but stay away from the lobster bisque!

    55555 by Ken G.


  • Hachikaoru牡蠣や貝、クラブケーキ、ソフトシェルクラブなどシーフードメニューがたくさん!テラス席がオススメ。

    55555 by Hachikaoru


  • Marq F.You MUST try the mac & cheese. Golden bubbly goodness.

    55555 by Marq F.


  • Nicole A.Go upstairs and try Andre's "a lighter perspective" whiskey cocktail. So good!

    55555 by Nicole A.


  • David L.Fun place, great food. Call ahead 30 minutes to get a table.

    55555 by David L.


  • Alcione S.Amazing oysters. Delicious small plates. Wonderful outside space.

    55555 by Alcione S.


  • David M.Oyster Shooters can't be beat.

    55555 by David M.


  • Greg B.Firkin Fridays.

    55555 by Greg B.


  • Walburga A M.great seafood - nice patio

    55555 by Walburga A M.


  • Scott W.My favorites are the raw oysters from the west coast, the lobster roll with no unnecessary fillers, the decadent Mac & Cheesy, the perfectly cooked scallops and the amazingly friendly staff.

    55555 by Scott W.


  • Generoso S.Most Of The servers are From Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador. If you speak Spanish, use that to your advantage ;)

    55555 by Generoso S.


  • The Blackout Blog D.La Vie en Rose is tasty! And the Getaway is a very cool twist on your classic greyhound. The Hangtown Fry is savory/salty amazingness (though I would have preferred about half the sauce)!

    55555 by The Blackout Blog D.


  • KaRiM O.Had the shrimp po boy...YUMMY!!!

    33333 by KaRiM O.


  • Antonio JI would strongly recommend The oysters from british Columbia and Virginia, in addition to the delicious small grilled octopus, fried oysters and the lobster roll!

    55555 by Antonio J


  • Tony W.Good chill vibe, friendly staff, check it out!

    55555 by Tony W.


  • Matilda H.Lobster roll is the must!

    55555 by Matilda H.


  • Christopher Marc B.Amazing food! The hanky panky cocktail is delicious!

    55555 by Christopher Marc B.


  • Alexey F.Ешьте всё! Всё вкусно! Но битком, поэтому резервируйте или приходите к открытию в 5.30

    33333 by Alexey F.


  • Russ L.Try the Grilled Baby Octopus - So tender!!! Yum-o! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Russ L.


  • John C.Have to try the fried oysters, even better than the best of New Orleans! Dribble some hot sauce and squeeze the lemon to top them off. They almost melt in your mouth with a kick!

    55555 by John C.


  • Iris N.Great fresh oysters. Grilled sablefish is a must. Amazing!

    55555 by Iris N.


  • Molly W.Won't seat you until your whole party arrives.

    22222 by Molly W.


  • Mitch M.Phenomenal soft shell crab tonight!

    55555 by Mitch M.


  • Aaron C.Get Megan's Punch!! It's different and delicious every time!!! Megan you Rock!!!

    55555 by Aaron C.


  • Rina A.Their Steamed Mussels with Tomato broth is phenomenal.

    55555 by Rina A.


  • Mark P.The halibut fish with some greens - tasty.

    55555 by Mark P.


  • Arslaan A.Oysters for Happy Hour. Perfect! Took a while to get them, but were on the house because. Great service!

    55555 by Arslaan A.


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    55555 by The DC Jazz Festival


  • Mike S.Grilled baby octopus with preserved lemon. Awesome!

    55555 by Mike S.


  • peter f.best place to eat on 17th st by far.

    55555 by peter f.


  • Kehinde W.The best fried oysters hands down!

    55555 by Kehinde W.


  • Eric A.Wow! Try the cauliflower (spicy) and Mac & Cheese (creamy)!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Eric A.Happy Hour 5-7pm, Monday - Friday…$4 drinks and snacks!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Anna B.If they have VA New Point oysters, get'em!

    55555 by Anna B.


  • RTLDef come here for oysters hall shell. Quite refreshing.

    55555 by RTL


  • SerenityFood was excellent! Crab cakes are definitely good as everyone says they are. Love this place!

    55555 by Serenity


  • Matt R.Get your oysters raw. The roasted ones the way they're prepared here are a great way to ruin an oyster.

    33333 by Matt R.


  • Josi R.Omg! Crabcake Eggs Benedict!!! Amaaaaaazing!

    55555 by Josi R.


  • Adriel H.Anchovies on the Caesar salad!

    33333 by Adriel H.


  • Tyler A.Fried oysters are the best! No weird cornmeal, just crisp!

    55555 by Tyler A.


  • Alison K.Bloody Mary oyster shooter is wonderful at all times of the day

    55555 by Alison K.


  • Amanda K.Just a warning: soda water costs $3!!

    11111 by Amanda K.


  • Amanda M.Try the Olympias if they have them!

    55555 by Amanda M.


  • Mariam RAZ R.Try the Crab Cakes W Onion Rings & Coleslaw (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mariam RAZ R.


  • Lacoste USAThe lobster bisque. The lobster bisque. The lobster bisque. Do we need to say it again?

    33333 by Lacoste USA


  • Jeff W.Looks nice after the renovation.

    33333 by Jeff W.


  • FiOS 50Oysters should obviously be the first thing on your to-try list - especially chef Jamie Leeds own varietal of oyster, the Hayden's Reef. Try the lobster rolls, po' boys, and crab cakes too..

    55555 by FiOS 50


  • Omar R.Great late night happy hour but sometimes they close early which is b s

    55555 by Omar R.


  • Mariam RAZ R.Try the Lobster Roll (Sandwich)

    55555 by Mariam RAZ R.


  • Eric A.Try one of their signature cocktails — the Old Tom and Almonds and Hawaii to Martinique are both excellent!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Men's Health MagOrder a plate of half shells from the blackboard. Then, have the bartender pull you anything from Allagash (a brewer in Maine). and suck those little guys down with some horseradish and Tabasco.

    33333 by Men's Health Mag


  • Angelina L.Get the oysters and scallops!!!!

    33333 by Angelina L.


  • Tom J.Dislike that even when the restaurant is empty they won't seat you until the person that you are meeting arrives.

    22222 by Tom J.


  • Drew M.Now serving at Hanks: Shindig white wine (c/o winesbyraz.com). YUM!!

    55555 by Drew M.


  • TPWP Guide GScape the crowds & long waits by grabbing a seat at the marble cheese counter all the way in the back

    33333 by TPWP Guide G


  • TBunch JEnjoying the new "Lounge" and the Bar Snacks.

    55555 by TBunch J


  • Carlos P.A little overpriced but good

    55555 by Carlos P.


  • AskMenYes, this Q Street spot has a Yacht Room. It's where you slide oysters (seriously, D.C., what's with all the subtle aphrodisiacs as of late?) & sip the house-specialty Chuch Lady Punch.

    55555 by AskMen


  • Jeff MPrince Edward oysters and a Dales Pale Ale is spot on.

    55555 by Jeff M


  • Eric S.Get 1 of each oyster. You won't regret it.

    55555 by Eric S.


  • EaterTucked into a quiet corner of the busy Dupont Circle neighborhood, Hank's Oyster Bar is a local standby for its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • McKee RTry the BBQ oysters Hog Island style and a blood mary. Out of this world combo!

    55555 by McKee R


  • Jenna C.Try the fried olives and gotta have an oyster shooter!

    55555 by Jenna C.


  • KimThe crabcakes are the best and the fried oysters are orgasmic!!!. I don't get the deal with their mac n cheese however... I thought it was pretty bland. Stick to the seafood. Great stuff!

    55555 by Kim


  • Timothy M.Oysters.bloody mary shrimp. Everything is good

    55555 by Timothy M.


  • Liz S.Great Mac & Cheese! Ask the wait staff for recommendations on the oysters and leave happy.

    55555 by Liz S.


  • Jason D.Dana makes the BEST gin martinis in the city!

    55555 by Jason D.


  • Nicole B.Got raw and fried oysters, lobster roll, steamed mussels & mac and cheese. Everything was awesome, my boyfriend (an avid oyster hater) has officially changed his mind.

    55555 by Nicole B.


  • Tony B.Horrible service. Was seated outside for 15 min before anyone came for an order. Too bad, the place looked great.

    22222 by Tony B.


  • Jen S.For all that is well and good, get the crabcakes. They're freaking amazing.

    55555 by Jen S.


  • DanDan T.Order the appeztizers worth the money and time

    22222 by DanDan T.


  • Chris ABest brunch in the city

    55555 by Chris A


  • helen t.The hurricane oysters are the best :)

    55555 by helen t.


  • Tim F.Went last night. Oysters, fried clams abd the soft shell crabs. All were excellent. If you live in the area and haven't been, you are missing out.

    55555 by Tim F.


  • Helen L.Get the meaty Rockland oysters, Mac and cheesy, Collard greens. All very good.

    55555 by Helen L.


  • Melissa S.It is all about the lobster roll. Well, that and oysters. duh.

    55555 by Melissa S.


  • Allyson R.Arnold Palmers on weekend mornings. Very nice.

    55555 by Allyson R.


  • Scott M.Come and visit with Steve, the snarky bartender on Sunday evenings.

    55555 by Scott M.


  • Alex N.I need tips.

    33333 by Alex N.


  • Tammy G.lobster roll & skinny fries. also great weekend brunch.

    55555 by Tammy G.


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