Hanks Oyster Bar

A simple scroll through Instagram stories last night inspired this post. Who loves lobster? Ok ok! Don’t all raise your hands at once (lol). A good lobster roll is a summertime staple. Tucked away on the new Wharf Waterfront in Southwest DC, you will find one of the best lobster rolls the city has to offer at Hanks Oyster Bar.

Hanks is known for their vast array of oysters (duhhhh), but they also offer a few of my favorite seafood dishes that are absolutely delicious. As a fun “starter” while guests peruse the menu, they don’t serve the traditional bread and butter, they have GOLDFISH guys! That’s right, you guessed it, the kid friendly cheese crackers, GOLD FISH. How cute right? The cocktails are seasonal and individually handcrafted by the bartenders. I enjoyed the ‘Appropriating the Sage Words of Someone on Yahoo.’ I don’t know where the names are derived or how, but who cares? The drink was spectacular. This cocktail included Grey Goose Pear, Lemon, Black Pepper, and a honey stick that you personally crack open and pour in your drink, or enjoy at the end as a sweet treat. Always order an appetizer because what better way to converse than over food? My friends and I enjoyed the Popcorn Shrimp & Calamari bucket. I love some good, fresh, crunchy calamari. This bucket included both, calamari and bite sized shrimp, lightly battered and golden fried. It was so scrumptious, I think we fought over who would have the last shrimp. On to the main course, LOBSTER ROLLS!!! The lobster roll includes all fresh lumps of lobster meat (claw and tail), tossed in a little mayo with some celery and old bay on a buttery roll, and served with hand-cut fries. I wish I’d taken before and after shots, because all plates were left empty.

It’s summertime in DC. Get out and explore the new city, as new eateries are popping up daily. Make sure you add Hanks Oyster Bar to your lists of places to dine, and tell them you were recommended by FREELUNCHBLOG.NET.



Hanks Oyster Bar

701 Wharf Street SW

Washington, DC 20024


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