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Red, White & Boom! Celebrating Independence Day in Charleston.

Without question, the 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. Ice cold watermelon wedges, blueberry cobbler, and the awe-inspiring show of sparks in the night sky—we love celebrating America’s Independence Day!


When it comes to seafood sauce, are you Team Tarter or Team Cocktail? No matter which sauce you prefer, Hank’s Seafood has you covered!

Located inside a turn-of-the-century warehouse, Hank’s Seafood sits a stone’s throw from the Charleston City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. This special restaurant is rooted in longstanding local culinary traditions and a nostalgic love for the city’s old-fashioned fish houses. Hank’s has been voted “Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston” for the past 16 years running by readers of the Charleston City Paper!

Here, the menu showcases beloved Lowcountry dishes such as Flounder à la Gherardi, a baked flounder filet studded with local blue crab and creek shrimp; Seafood à la Wando, a creamy shellfish mélange laced with sherry and served over grits; Southern fried grouper filet accompanied by fried sweet potatoes and coleslaw; and the famed She Crab soup.

“With its pretty procession of crustaceans painted around the ceiling and its leather banquettes, Hank’s may be the most elegant temple to seafood this city’s ever seen. Still, its spirit is laid-back beach-town (“What else can I bring you, hon’?” our twenty-something waitress asked a sixty-year-old guest at our table). Whether you’re in black tie or camouflage, you’re going to have fun here.” ­— Food & Wine

On Monday, you’ll find us enjoying a Seafood Tower and the #3 Southern Fried Seafood Plate—a delicious mix of flounder, oysters, and shrimp—with a side of both tarter and cocktail sauce!


After dinner at Hank’s, we’ll stroll over to Waterfront Park for prime viewing of the dazzling Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast. The sky over the Charleston harbor will be illuminated with a jaw-dropping professional pyrotechnics display that The New York Times describes as “… one of the best Fourth of July parties.”

A delicious seafood dinner, a leisurely stroll through Charleston’s Historic District, and a fireworks show launched from the USS Yorktown, a decorated WWII aircraft carrier… this is our definition of the perfect way to enjoy Independence Day in Charleston!

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