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  • Hank's Oyster Bar - King Street, Old Town - Alexandria
  • Hank's Oyster Bar - King Street, Old Town - Alexandria
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  • Hank's Oyster Bar - King Street, Old Town - Alexandria
  • Hank's Oyster Bar - King Street, Old Town - Alexandria
 

Hank's Oyster Bar is a small, but comfortable place just two blocks from my apartment in Old Town Alexandria. From the outside look for the deep blue building. Inside you will find a nice, bright, modern restaurant with just enough original red brick exposed to add a touch of character. The only problem inside is the tight quarters lead to very little space between tables, especially when you add heavy winter coats on cold nights. They specialize in fresh oysters on the half shell, but other food options include grilled and fried seafood, as well as a small variety of meat entrees.

We ordered two dozen oysters during happy hour (or "oyster hour") when the delicious raw mollusks were just $1 each! The oysters came on an aluminum tray neatly arranged over ice. We received three different kinds of oysters, two from Virginia and one from Washington State. The tasty shellfish were also served with three slices of lemon, and three sauces: a regular tartar sauce, a shallot vinegar sauce, and a horseradish sauce. We also had draft beers for a kind of expensive price of $5 or $6 each. A great finishing touch is the tiny bowl of dark chocolate served with the bill at the end of the meal.

Oyster Hour runs Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7pm.

Hank's other location is in Washington DC on 17th Street, and it was named Washingtonians's number 86 of DC top 100 restaurants in 2009.



Did you know one dozen raw oysters contains just 100 calories, and are rich in zinc, iron, calcium, and vitamin A.

Address: 1026 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 703-739-HANK (4265)
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Seafood
Website: http://www.hanksdc.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 2, 2009
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