Hanks Oyster Bar: A Fan Favorite for Fresh Seafood

Calling all seafood lovers! Hank’s Oyster Bar, helmed by chef Jamie Leed, has been praised by some of the most esteemed food publications, including Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Food and Wine magazine, for its fresh coastal cuisine. Hank’s is not your average local seafood shop; it’s a Southern experience you’ll want to have time and time again.

Try local favorites like the griddled crabcakes, garlic steamed oysters, the oyster po’boy, and seared sea scallops with cauliflower fondue. There are also delicious options for landlubbers, like the popular lamb and blue cheese burger. Pair your finger-licking seafood fare with a refreshing hand-crafted cocktail, a perfectly paired glass of wine, or a cold beer from the rotating craft list.

Check out the website for the full menu and to see upcoming events like Hank’s on the Hill Oyster Fest, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh oysters, fried oysters, barbecue oysters, and more!

Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-4265

Hank’s Oyster Bar: A Fun, Quirky Eatery

Since first opening in 2005, Hank's Oyster Bar has garnered several awards as well as spots on numerous "best of" lists. With its scrumptious lobster rolls, mussels, po' boys, and macaroni and cheese, regulars say that these accolades are well-deserved.

As you read the menu, your server will bring a bowl of goldfish crackers to your table, which diners say is a quirky, fun touch. One of the most popular dishes in the lobster roll, described as having a lightly toasted bun and brimming with lots of fresh lobster meat. The lamb and blue cheese burger is another standout, as is the fresh oyster po' boy, which comes with house-made coleslaw. Regulars rave about the macaroni and cheese, which tastes lightly smoky and has the flavors of gouda and sour cream with bread crumbs. Diners also appreciate the small dish of dark chocolate chunks that are given to each table with the check.

Hank's doesn't take reservations, so you might have a bit of a wait, particularly on weekend nights.

Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-4265
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