An Atlantan in Baltimore: DC Detour – Hank’s Oyster Bar

Hank’s Oyster Bar: Washington D.C., USA

I had planned a rendezvous with one of my girls back from Notre Dame down in DC.   We had decided to do lunch and shot for a new restaurant that both of us haven’t tried: Hank’s Oyster Bar.  Truth be told, I had been hankering for a lobster roll ever since I had the one back in Atlanta, GA at Nicky’s Seafood.  This was a perfect choice as Miss P had been craving fried oysters.

goldfish for the table!

goldfish for the table!

The tasting menu:

  • fried oysters appetizer
  • lobster roll

Fried Oysters


  • good portion: There was quite a lot of fried oysters for an appetizer
  • large size oysters: aint’ no teeny sizers here!


  • can’t say that there are any (shock*)
fried oysters

fried oysters

Lobster Roll


  • good quantity of lobster on the roll
  • went well with the fresh raspberry jelly (supposed to be served with bread)


  • bread was not as good as the TN whiskey bread back in ATL
  • cold! – lobster roll is supposed to be hot!
  • not that much flavor: i want to say that i couldn’t taste the lobster too well.
whole lobster roll

whole lobster roll

lobster roll up close

lobster roll up close

In summary:

  • fried oysters:****.5 (4.5 stars)
  • lobster roll: ***(3 stars)

If you wanted to check out Hank’s Oyster Bar, you can find them just a short 8-min walk from Dupont Circle in Washington D.C.:

1624 Q St NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 462-4265

I hope you enjoy this post!  We will be looking for better lobster rolls now that we are in the mid-Atlantic and seafood is a plenty!  Thank you for stopping by!


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