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The Hackney Restaurant, Bar & Distillery opened in 2019.  We reside in a beautifully restored 1922 bank building located in the heart of historic downtown Washington, NC. A stones throw from the lovely Pamlico River. 


The interior is elegant and modern, nodding to the art deco period of the building.  It features leather chairs, a stunning velvet banquette, tables and a custom bar by local designers VanCollier all made in High Point, North Carolina. 

The kitchen team is led by Executive Chef Jamie Davis a 2024 James Beard Finalist for Best Chef South East.  He and his team create a Southern eclectic seafood led menu, meaning that our dishes are a fusion of all the cuisines that have influenced the South: French, Spanish, African, Native American and English.  The menu always fits on one page to ensure freshness of ingredients and minimize waste, it also constantly evolves with the availability of local seasonal ingredients. 


The principles that drive our menu:

Local: we source our produce, seafood and meats locally to ensure the freshest ingredients, support our local economy and contribute to sustainability by reducing food miles. Our menu is seafood led because our amazing coastal location gives access to some of the best, freshest seafood in the world.  Cooking great seafood is also Chef Jamie's passion.

Seasonal:  because we are sourcing locally, our menu is seasonal and ever changing based on available ingredients.