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Oyster Fest at #HanksDupont less than a month away? AW YEAH! All-u-can-eat oysters on April 22nd- snag a ticket!!

#HanksDupont is all about the spring flavors- Potato Leek Soup w/Ramp Oil & a Shaved Asparagus Salad!!

Hank’s On The Hill will be open at 4:30!! Yay!!

Join us at Chefs Take a Stand for NNEDV on Oct 25th!


Hank’s Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of National Network to End Domestic Violence’s annual Chefs Take A Stand on Tuesday, October 25th! Join us as we take a stand against domestic violence!

Hankerings by Jamie Leeds


When I think of the seasons, my first thoughts aren’t of leaves changing color or of a frost in the air, but of smells and tastes.  As a chef, when I think of Autumn I think of the hearty aroma of herbs like rosemary and sage… oh, it makes me so happy!  As I’ve been putting together the Fall menu for Hank’s Pasta Bar, I’ve been busy toasting pumpkin seeds for our Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad… and fennel seeds to go into our fennel sausage for the creamy Malfalde.

With a slight chill in the air, it’s the perfect time of the year for slow cooking, and I can hardly wait for you to try my Braised Pork Shank with Pearl Pasta and Parmesan Jus!  Or my Grilled Veal Chop with Caramelized Cipollini Onions.  And fish… let’s talk about fish.  I’ve prepared my warm Seafood Stew filled with Shrimp, Scallops, Fish, Mussels all swimming in a Saffron-Orange Broth. I can’t finish without telling you all about our pasta! We’re bringing back our extremely popular Butternut Squash Ravioli, Pappardelle Al Ragu, Fettuccine Bolognese and my favorite, Paccheri Cacciatore.

You can see, we have a lot for you to try and I’d love to invite you to come taste the way I see Fall.

Hank’s Old Town OysterFest on October 15th



OysterFest is back for another year at Hank’s Old Town! Join us Saturday, October 15th from 11AM to 3PM!

All-You-Can-Eat oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, grilled oysters, oyster shooters, popcorn calamari, onion rings & Old Bay fries! To quench your thirst, All-You-Can-Drink premium craft beers on tap, red & white wines and free flowing punch!

Tickets are $90 all inclusive and available here.

Vote for us this election season!


We’re up for Best Of Gay DC’s 2016 Best Seafood Restaurant & Best Date Spot. Please vote for us here!

We’re also in the running for DC Modern Luxury’s Best Of The City 2016 for Best Restaurant in Dining & Nightlife. Please vote for us here!

Election season is upon us and Hank’s Oyster Bar wants to be your #1 pick 🙂

3rd Annual Beer-B-Q at Hank’s On The Hill August 28th!

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On August 28th, Hank’s On The Hill’s Beer-B-Q is back for its third year! Step on down to the Hill to enjoy all-you-can-eat Fried Chicken w/Sunday Sauce, Baby Back Ribs, Sliders, Pimento Grilled Cheese Bites, Raw Oysters, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Stuffed Oysters, Watermelon Salad, Cole Slaw, Onion Dip w/BBQ Chips, Smoked Cauliflower Fritters, Green Beans w/Smoked Coconut, Old Bay Corn On The Cob and Key Lime Pies and Peach Cobblers for dessert. As always, all-you-can-drink premium craft beers on tap! Click here for your choice of afternoon or evening tickets!

Ladies Tea – every 1st Sunday of the month at Hank’s Dupont


In partnership with Tagg Magazine & Hank’s Oyster Bar. #GetTikiWithIt

3:00 pm – 5:00pm – Enjoy exclusive drink/food specials in both bars AND the upstairs garden patio
5:00pm and later – Keep the party going in the Ladies Lounge

Take A Seat On My Summer Road Trip

August 3, 2016
by Jamie Leeds

Summer has always been my favorite season and with just a few weeks left of summer, I thought I’d share what summer means to me- travel. This year I chose to get on the road and eat my way up and down the East Coast. I had the opportunity to try some really delicious food and in fact, I usually plan most of my adventures around the restaurants I’m going to visit. As a restaurant owner myself, not only do I love trying new restaurants, but I love gaining inspiration from new places and tastes.  Many times this inspiration carries over to my own restaurants too. And as I try new food, I also pay attention to the design of the space and all of the details that turn eating into a special moment. Having a seat at a restaurant in a new city is almost like looking into a window of that town. Whether it’s the elegant ambiance at Star Boggs in Westhampton, the first of the season Blueberry Ice Cream at Arethusa Farm in Connecticut, the relaxed and unique backyard food truck at North Fork Table & Inn or the hustle and bustle of Pasquale Jones pizza shop in New York City… little bits of each neighborhood and its culture pop up all over these restaurants.  For me, the best way to get to know a place is through the food that the locals are proud of and the food that they enjoy. As I sign off today, I’m on my way to get more acquainted with the beach town vibe at Henlepon Oyster House (my 2nd favorite oyster bar). And who knows, I may even bring some of that summertime atmosphere to Hank’s On The Wharf when I get back to DC!

Shipyard Happy Hour & Tiki Treats at Hank’s Dupont August 20th

Join us for our annual Luau on Sept 26th! Visit our site for tix!

Join us at Hank’s Dupont on August 20th from 3-5PM for a special happy hour featuring select Shipyard brews & Tiki treats (some may even pop up at this year’s Hula at Hank’s on September 10th!) Stop by to snack on Kahlua Pork Sliders, Cured Salmon Lomi Lomi Dip, Huli Huli Wings & Hurricane Popcorn and wash it down with Shipyard Session IPA, Shipyard Summer Ale and Hank’s Reef Punch!

Hula Hank’s Luau at Hank’s Dupont on September 10th!

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Join us at Hank’s Dupont for our 5th annual Hula Hank’s Luau!

Tiki drinks will be flowing and the BBQ will be blazing, cooking up a dizzying selection of Polynesian eats. Feast on all-you-can-eat suckling pig, kahlua pork sliders, house cured lomi lomi salmon dip, coconut mahi mahi, huli huli wings, hurricane popcorn, spam fried rice, coconut rice (vegetarian), vegetable lumpia, mac salad, tropical fruit and masaladas w/passion fruit custard.

General Admission comes with 6 drink tickets to use toward mai tais, punches, scorpion bowls and more! Click here to purchase tickets.

The show will go on, rain or shine. You must be 21+ to attend.

Yacht Rock Out at Hank’s on the Hill Sept 20th

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Soak up the salty breeze at Hank’s On The Hill’s Yacht Rock Party on September 20th! From 9PM to close treat yourself to refreshing Edinburgh Gin cocktails while listening to the smooth sounds of yacht rock jams. This event is first come, first serve.