Hank’s combines old Charleston style with the bold flavors of contemporary sea-to-table dining. Waiters in white jackets and black ties serve historic local dishes like she-crab soup, curried shrimp in a coconut- and banana-laced sauce, and Seafood a la Wando, a blend of shrimp, scallops, and fish in a rich sherry cream. The “Fried” section of the menu features five different selections of heaping Southern seafood platters, all served with fried sweet potatoes and classic coleslaw. But there’s more than just substantial, crowd-pleasing favorites to be had. Chef Frank McMahon has some serious fine dining chops, and he keeps thing up-to-date with carefully prepared local fish, like grilled swordfish with fried okra and sauteed spinach in a sweet corn, leek, and ham hock bisque. Add it all up, and you’ve got flashy, big-ticket seafood dining that can please even the most sophisticated palate. —Robert Moss
Dish (Winter 2014)
A rich, casual setting complements a varied menu. Voted Best Seafood by CP readers.
Features: Online Reservations, Dinner, Best of Charleston winner, Top 50, Non-Smoking
Hours: D, nightly.