Another Great Restaurant in My ‘Hood

My definition of in My ‘Hood covers a pretty good circumference.  I live on the Senate side of Capitol Hill so H St. NE is at my fingertips while the House side is a short walk away.  Since I’m 2 blocks from Union Station, Chinatown is a hop, skip and metro ride so I think of that as less of My ‘Hood and more of the border, altho I include Fiola as part of My ‘Hood.  What can I say?  It’s all arbitrary!

Hank’s Oyster Bar, an always popular destination near Dupont Circle opened an outpost in My ‘Hood (House side).  Since it’s August, the likelihood of getting a table in any restaurant increases with most folks on vacation.  Since Hank’s is such an established brand, it wasn’t a surprise that there was a small wait when I decided to do a walk-in during the work week.

“Old Salt” made with tequila

The drinks certainly help to make the wait more enjoyable and the food is just as delicious.

Goldfish snacks to whet your appetite

Grilled octupus

Cornmeal crusted soft shell crabs

Key lime pie

Hank’s Oyster Bar, Capitol Hill
633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC
(202) 733-1971


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