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232 S. Sea Pines Drive, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-671-2233
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
Description: The Salty Dog Cafe - Outside bar open until Midnight.
An island tradition...
The Salty Dog Cafe - Outside bar open until Midnight.
An island tradition since 1987 and everyone's favorite for fresh seafood, tempting beverages, live music and kid's entertainment. Picturesque dining and unforgettable fun served daily on the docks.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the atmosphere!

Our first time there and it won't be our last!! We could ride our bikes over for a ice cold beverage or yummy appetizer. It was great to sit outside and enjoy the views. See you in July!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wendie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first time there and it won't be our last!! We could ride our bikes over for a ice cold beverage or yummy appetizer. It was great to sit outside and enjoy the views. See you in July!!

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Thank Wendie S
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed sitting outside for drinks - the rum runners were great! AND the food was delicious! We feasted on grouper sandwiches and she crab soup! Definitely enjoy on a pretty day!

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Thank Elaine S
Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one place that you will return to every time you are visiting Hilton Head. It is like a good friend. You learn the story and come back to relearn it. The food is good, the spot and story are what makes it special. If you have never visited then your Hilton Head Island experience has a big hole... More 

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Thank Russ K
Franklin, Wi.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Salty Dog has maybe the best atmosphere and appetizers and drinks on the island. Go there anytime of the day. The staff is friendly and on the ball. The prices are reasonable. You are on the water. Pray for nice weather so you can be outside. What a view!

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Hillsdale, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Salty Dog Café is our favor place to enjoy outdoor eating. The service is always friendly and great. Drinks are generous and the food selection is outstanding. The variety of special sandwiches and salads are endless. We have never had a bad selection.

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Thank George G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are "Old Hands" at visiting Hilton Head - since 1978. Over that time we've owned two homes in Sea Pines. The Salty Dog has evolved over the last 10 years or so to be one of our GO TO places for a lunch and cocktails at South Beach. Two weeks ago we went twice in the same week for... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Frankie was our server and he was amazing. He made great suggestions on the menu items and speciality drinks. Frankie also took the time to detail the must see places on Hilton Head. He was very professional and personable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Frankie was our waiter. He took a lot of time explaining the menu and the surrounding attractions. Great food, drinks and waiter!

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Monroe, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to have our 45th anniversary dinner at the Salty Dog Cafe. What an excellent choice. Because it was in January there were no crowds, so we were able to be seated right next to the window on the water. The view was magnificent. The food was out of this world! I had the crab legs, my husband had... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for their key lime lie, ended up eating lunch. Seated quickly and had a friendly server. If you stop in, try "Jake's Hush Puppies" and if you like key lime lie - theirs is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-671-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children

Description

The Salty Dog Cafe - Outside bar open until Midnight.
An island tradition since 1987 and everyone's favorite for fresh seafood, tempting beverages, live music and kid's entertainment. Picturesque dining and unforgettable fun served daily on the docks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?