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A Low-Country Seafood Restaurant Is Coming To Columbus

Get ready to dive into a sea of flavors because the esteemed Charleston favorite, Hank’s Seafood, is making waves in our very own city. Hank’s Lowcountry Seafood & Raw Bar is set to open its doors in the bustling heart of downtown Columbus, specifically at the sought-after crossroads of High and Gay streets.

This addition marks a significant milestone as the second location of the iconic 25-year-old seafood haven, originally from Charleston, South Carolina.

A Charleston Tradition Arrives in Columbus

Frank McMahon, the culinary operations manager at Hank’s, couldn’t hide his excitement about bringing a piece of Charleston to Columbus. “Hank’s Seafood is a Charleston tradition, and we couldn’t be prouder to open the second location in Columbus,” he shared in a recent news release.

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Rendering of the raw bar at Hank’s.

Why Hank’s is a Must-Visit for Seafood Lovers

Nestled within the stylish confines of The Nicholas, a development by Edwards Companies, Hank’s Lowcountry Seafood & Raw Bar is gearing up to offer an array of seafood delights that will tantalize your taste buds.

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via Hank’s Seafood Restaurant Facebook

From freshly cooked seafood specialties to an exquisite raw bar, every dish promises a taste of the ocean like never before. And let’s not forget the patio—perfect for soaking in the downtown vibes while enjoying your seafood feast.

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Renderings of the lounge at Hank’s.

The interior design of Hank’s Columbus features majestic 17-foot ceilings and elegant wood paneling, creating an ambiance that’s both welcoming and refined. Certain seats even offer a sneak peek into the kitchen, where the magic happens, especially at the raw bar where oysters are expertly shucked to perfection.

A Menu That Celebrates the Sea

Since its inception in 1999, Hank’s has garnered acclaim, including a nod from Esquire as one of America’s Best New Restaurants and a long-standing title as Best Seafood Restaurant from Charleston City Paper readers for eighteen consecutive years.

The Columbus menu is set to continue this legacy, offering a stunning variety of seafood options, from Lowcountry classics to Hank’s famous seafood towers, all prepared with sustainably sourced seafood.

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Rendering of the dining room at Hank’s.

Mark Your Calendars for a Spring Opening

Anticipation is building for the late April 2024 opening of Hank’s Lowcountry Seafood & Raw Bar in Columbus.

It’s time to get ready for an unparalleled dining experience that brings the best of Charleston’s seafood traditions to our doorstep. To take a peek at the menu, head over to