1 Of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants!

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We are so thrilled to have been listed in the January issue of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants for DC, Maryland and Virginia! They really loved our Lobster Roll (oh yes, it’s delicious!) and according to them, DON’T MISS the Fried Shrimp and Calamari with Remoulade, fried Ipswich clams, sablefish with soy-balsamic glaze, or the mac and cheesy!

Thanks For Voting Us Your Best!



Thank you for making us the Washington Post Reader’s Express Best Seafood Restaurant (again) and Best Happy Hour for 2013. We love you too!!

The 10 Best Restaurants in DC Right Now

Complex City Guide  By | Oct 6, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Hank’s Oyster Bar

Address: 1624 Q St. NW

Hank’s Oyster Bar, the first restaurant that owner and executive chef Jamie Leeds opened on her own, has been a hit since its inception. Named for her father, Hank, the Dupont Circle location opened in May 2005, treating patrons to a unique mixture that adds up to “Urban Beach Food.” The beauty of a place like Hank’s Oyster Bar is that, yes, it serves seafood, but you can feast like a king or queen even if you’re not a seafood fan. There’s the Oyster Po’boy and Lobster Roll, and then there are the Molasses Braised Short Ribs, Flat Iron Steak and Chesapeake Fried Chicken. Then there are the Lobster Deviled Eggs and Old Bay Fries, the latter of which are a DMV staple, because Old Bay goes on crabs and people love crabs in the area. Do your best to stay on top of the menu at Hank’s because it changes daily.

Hank’s also offers a drink called the AK-47. Proceed with caution.  READ MORE HERE

Voting Open Now for Washington Post Reader’s Express!

Wow!  We just heard from the Washington Post Reader’s Express that we’ve been nominated as BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, BEST HAPPY HOUR and BEST COCKTAIL MENU!!  We need your help because the top vote-getter in each category will be featured in their”Best of 2013″ issue on Thursday, October 17th!  YOUR VOTE COUNTS, so please vote HERE.  Voting ends September 26th!!Bestof2013ReadersVOTE!

We’ve Been Nominated as BEST DATE RESTAURANT by Washington Blade!

We hear it all the time from people how they had their first date at Hank’s Oyster Bar, so it’s no surprise for us that love is in the air at Hank’s!  But what a wonderful surprise and honor to be recognized by the Washington Blade as a finalist for Best Date Restaurant!!  Now we need YOUR help by voting for us by clicking here.  Voting ends on October 1st and you can vote every day.