Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant
1624 Q St NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Our intimate restaurant features New England beach food such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, steamed mussels, fish and chips, griddled crab cakes plus fresh oysters, clams and ceviche at the raw bar.

9.1/10

Based on 299 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Chefs Feed
    "He loves the Hog Island barbecued oysters."(61 Tips)
    FiOS 50
    "Try the lobster rolls, po' boys, and crab cakes too.."(11 Tips)
    McKee F.
    "Try the BBQ oysters Hog Island style and a blood mary."(2 Tips)
    Kim
    "The crabcakes are the best and the fried oysters are orgasmic!!!."(8 Tips)
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  • hog island
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  • crab cakes
  • trout dip
  • chef jamie leeds
  • mac & cheese
  • octopus
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • po' boys
  • cute
  • deviled eggs
  • good for a late night
  • outdoor seating
  • scallops
  • great value
  • clams
  • barbecue
  • Eric A.

    Summertime? Sit outside!

    Eric Andersen · 1 week ago
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  • Kiley M.

    Oysters and lobster roll

    Kiley Miller · 1 week ago
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  • Kasia K.

    Happy 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!

    Kasia K · May 27
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  • TripExpert

    "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 Read more

    TripExpert · May 21
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  • CITY GRIT

    Nothing is better at brunch than a Bloody Mary and The Hangtown Fry!

    CITY GRIT · April 12
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  • Andrew M.

    Awesome restaurant

    Andrew Marshall · April 9
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  • Eric W.

    Happy hour

    Eric Weiskotten · April 3
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  • Ebrahim B.

    Happy hour oyster shooters.

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  • Nadia C.

    Best burgers

    Nadia Chilmonik · March 7
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  • Brian J.

    Daily 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

    Brian Jeng · February 15
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  • Eric A.

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

    Eric Andersen · January 29
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  • Nicolas S.

    The 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.

    Nicolas St-Amour · October 30, 2014
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  • La-Tasha P.

    Great Bloody Mary and fish n chips on a rainy day

    La-Tasha Patel · August 23, 2014
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  • DC Dining A.

    $1 oysters at happy hour, what more do you want?

    DC Dining Adventures · August 20, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Antonio Burrell, chef of Agua 301, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hog Island barbecued oysters. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
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  • Eric A.

    Lobster deviled eggs FTW!

    Eric Andersen · August 3, 2014
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  • Eric A.

    Well get the oysters of course…comes with a cute side of oyster crackers!

    Eric Andersen · July 31, 2014
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  • Andrew L.

    Half off raw bar 10-midnight at the bar.

    Andrew Lynch · June 21, 2014
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  • Emma R.

    Oyster po boy

    Emma Richman · June 10, 2014
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  • 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.

    Mikael Wagner · May 29, 2014
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  • M R.

    Best fish tacos ever!

    M Roselyn · April 2, 2014
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  • Jacklyn G.

    Get the trout dip and go at happy hour for oysters!

    Jacklyn Grad · March 28, 2014
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  • Andrew L.

    Half price raw bar 10pm-12

    Andrew Lynch · March 1, 2014
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  • Rachel C.

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

    Rachel Caggiano · February 28, 2014
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  • 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

    Vanessa Gatlin · February 25, 2014
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  • Aanchal S.

    Too crowded. Waited for a table for 40 minutes even after calling ahead of time

    Aanchal Sahay · February 22, 2014
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  • Josephine L.

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

    Josephine Lee · February 19, 2014
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  • 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

    Mikael Wagner · February 12, 2014
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  • Elizabeth B.

    Expensive. Weak drinks. Average oysters

    Elizabeth Brady · February 5, 2014
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  • LIA

    Very nice ripe peare margarita!!!!

    LIA · January 12, 2014
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  • Glen

    Our 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.

    Glen · January 12, 2014
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  • Valsinats

    Нет wifi а в остальном превосходно!

    Valsinats · January 9, 2014
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  • Amy C.

    Try the Steller Bay Oysters

    Amy Cercone · January 5, 2014
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  • Katherine K.

    Surprisingly quiet place with amazing oysters- the perfect Sunday afternoon spot

    Katherine Kennedy Allen · January 4, 2014
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  • Uber DC

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

    Uber DC · October 15, 2013
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  • 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!

    Arnaldo Rodriguez · September 1, 2013
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  • Tommy T.

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

    Tommy Tutwiler · August 11, 2013
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  • Russ P.

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

    Russ Ptacek · July 25, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Chef 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. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 1, 2013
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  • Christian S.

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

    Christian Schiller · June 8, 2013
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  • Max F.

    Mussels here are my shit.

    Max Frankel · May 27, 2013
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  • Daria J.

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

    Daria Janeen · May 26, 2013
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  • Michael R.

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

    Michael Riback · May 26, 2013
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  • Robert L.

    Oysters are tasty

    Robert Leitch · May 19, 2013
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  • Ken G.

    Great oysters and amazing service, but stay away from the lobster bisque!

    Ken Gaughan · May 17, 2013
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  • 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。

    Hachikaoru · April 29, 2013
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  • Marq F.

    You MUST try the mac & cheese. Golden bubbly goodness.

    Marq Few · April 22, 2013
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  • Nicole A.

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

    Nicole Aro · April 18, 2013
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  • David L.

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

    David Lewis · March 30, 2013
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  • Alcione S.

    Amazing oysters. Delicious small plates. Wonderful outside space.

    Alcione Stürmer · March 23, 2013
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