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The Skull Creek Boathouse

397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843-681-3663
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Ranked #13 of 321 restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Hilton Head Island’s landmark, waterfront dining destination is The Skull Creek Boathouse. Located waterfront on Skull Creek, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors on the porch or fireside Dive Bar or outdoors on the waterfront deck. The outside Buoy Bar serves up colorful sunset views daily along with the freshest original drinks.So bring your family, bring your friends, bring yourself to Skull Creek Boathouse – One bite & you’re hooked!
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English first
Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere and fun employees make this place a must...especially for a large group. We ate at this restauarant on a Wednesday night and the wait was almost 2 hours. It was a long wait anywhere we went because there was 14 of us. The location of this place makes the wait painless, you have a view of the ocean... More

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MARIETTA, GA 30068
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took my granddaughter for a great luncheon celebration. She had the Shrimp and grits and I had the fried oyster Po Boy. As usual the service was great and the food well prepared and cooked just right. The atmosphere is second to none and right on the sound. After lunch it was worth the stroll down to the marina. This... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I stopped here for lunch. We ate outside to a perfect view and great service. Britt B. was delightful. We accidentally spilled our drink and Britt could not have been more polite and respectful. The food and service were above board and the views of the water were very relaxing.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Skull Creek Boathouse is a regular stop of ours while on HHI. A huge variety of seafood is offered along with a good selection of sandwiches, salads, chicken and steaks. Good for the Low Country Boil if you want a good sampling of Low Country Food. They probably have one of the largest kids menu as I've seen anywhere.... More

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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had a pleasant experience at SCB, and chose to tell Tripadvisor about it. We do have quite the extensive kids menu, we see many families here daily. Thanks again, and hope to see you again very soon! More

Atlanta
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have to say up front that there were 10 of us (6 adults and 4 kids) and this place was jammed at 5:45. There were two groups in front of us ( a party of 4 and a party of 2 and they were each told the wait would be 1 hour) so when we stepped up to the... More

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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for attempting to eat at the Skull Creek Boathouse. We are just confused on why you would give our establishment an average rating when you didn't dine here and experience the food, service and atmosphere. These three things are what a trip advisor review is based on. Being a Senior Contributor with 37 reviews, I assumed you read... More

Central Kentucky
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There was a long wait, over an hour, when we checked in at 5:10. But with a beer trailer, games for the kids, and tables in the shade, the wait was not an issue. We got seated outside, which would have been an issue as it was 96*, but there was plenty of shade and fans placed around the tables.... More

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Purchase, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was this an off day? We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks and the service was slow and un attentive. When the food finally arrived, two orders were completely wrong (not our servers error) the eggs Benedict had clearly been hanging around under a heat lamp, warm to touch, cold inside. We were never asked if we wanted a... More

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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review based on your experience. I would like to look into this further, so if you can email me at your convenience I would appreciate it. Was your experience addressed to management? Was your benedict returned for a recook, and if it was were you still not happy with it? Thank... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came in for lunch with my family of 6. No wait so we were pleased to get seated upon arrival. However our experience quickly went downhill from there as our server David was very short with us and made us wait around for 10 minutes before having a round of waters get to our table. It took another 10 minutes... More

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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This has been addressed internally I assure you. We would like to invite you in, to try SCB again. Please do not let this one experience keep you from coming back. Please email chriss@serggroup.com on when you would like to join us again. We look forward to hearing from you. More

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place is so popular that there seems to always be a 1-2 hour wait during the summer season, but there are plenty of benches to wait on and the bar is right there to get a quick drink while waiting. The food is delicious here. We started with the shrimp and crab dip - it was so good. For... More

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Medina, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Skull Creek Boathouse is a Hilton Head must-do for eating out. A fun atmoshphere with games to play while waiting combined with great food. Our waiter this week was Rick and he was knowledgeable and fun...high marks for him in addition to the food!

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