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The Skull Creek Boathouse

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397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-681-3663
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Hilton Head Island’s landmark, waterfront dining destination is The Skull...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
wide selection of seafood and large outside patio

Having traveled immensely and lived at the beach in FL many years, I would say this was your typical waterfront dive bar experience with a very wide variety of seafood and steak on the menu. I tried all apps. Fried green tomatoes were my favorite part of the meal - stuffed with goat cheese and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Holly C
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having traveled immensely and lived at the beach in FL many years, I would say this was your typical waterfront dive bar experience with a very wide variety of seafood and steak on the menu. I tried all apps. Fried green tomatoes were my favorite part of the meal - stuffed with goat cheese and served along side a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Let me say from start to finish the food and drinks were amazing. But better yet was the service. Our waiter NY Joe was hands down the best! The wait was so worth it!!!

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I was introduced to this restaurant by the hotel concierge on my first visit to Hilton Head 3 years ago. It did not disappoint then and still does not. Tim, our server, was very good with telling us the specials and checking on our table. The deviled crab balls are awesome. I always enjoy the broiled menu. As you eat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant, by the water/dock and music was playing outside while we were there. Very lively atmosphere. Complimentary valet parking... which is nice, the parking can get a bit tough with people waiting for spots. I recommend the daily specials, freshly caught that day. I was told to get there earlier in the evening to not miss out on these... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

everything was great, the food, atmosphere and service. Paul did a fantastic job and would recommend him to people visiting there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery while you eat, and we loved the man playing music (James Mitchell maybe?), although I couldn't hear a word anyone at our table was saying at least the music was enjoyable. I enjoyed the sushi, it wasn't amazing, but yummy none the less. I think it's a great Idea to have activities for the kiddos while they wait.

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Hazard, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a long, long wait. Food and portions were average, service was slow, and prices were high. If you eat inside 2nd room take ear plugs (small room). Loudest place I've ever been other than bar or concert. This place is more of a bar than restaurant. Bar inside and out, seating inside and out, dreadful guy on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very good food - very diverse menu to satisfy many palates. The portion size is plentiful! Enjoyed my meal - especially the create-your-own ceviche!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the best lunches and there were 7 of us! Not one disappointed person, we all loved everything. Would definitely return!!!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Skull Creek Boathouse is one of my favorite restaurants on the island! The food was amazing. They always have delicious fresh fish and excellent sushi. Our server, Mark, was very hospitable, knowledgable about the menu, and made great suggestions. The outside bar is a fun and relaxing place for after dinner drinks. Our bartender, Jimmy, was awesome. Overall, the... More 

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Additional Information about The Skull Creek Boathouse

Address: 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: +1 843-681-3663
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?