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Salty Dog Cafe

232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4040
843-363-2198
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Ranked #113 of 320 restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We go to Hilton head every year and we always stay in south beach. We love the slaty dog and go there for lunch almost every day and get a quick bite before we head back out to the beach. The food is a little pricey and it's alright. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful as is the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did not have a good experience at the Salty Dog. Being a local, I should have known better than to bring my out of town guests here. In all fairness, we were a large group (12 people) and expected to wait. When I asked the outside hostess how long the wait would be for outside seating, she turned around,... More

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Brookville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We ate the Salty Dog Cafe and loved it! We had to order two orders of the hushpuppies because we couldn't get enough. Loved the location and the atmosphere. We will definitely be visiting again when we return to Hilton Head Island.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were greeted by 3 unpleasant hostesses who acted as if we were putting them out by being there, then we were seated in the very back of the restaurant in a dark room that smelled so badly that we had to ask to be moved to the front room which had PLENTY of tables. We understand the restaurant business... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Decided to venture to pay $6 and venture to the Salty Dog Cafe complex. They have quite the complex (having a few restaurants, an ice cream parlor, and a Tshirt store perched on a harbor). However, as many reviews mentioned the food is mediocre as best. I also thought it was very pricey for what you got. I guess this... More

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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I expected a total tourist trap and greasy food, but was surprised. Food was great and wait staff on the ball. We sat indoors since traveling with 2 young kids but would love to go back and chill on the deck.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food was fine and the views were good. We went around noon for lunch. We chose to sit inside instead of outside under an umbrella because it was about 90 degrees. The wait for inside was about 45 minutes but ended up being only about 20. I had fish and chips and my wife had a burger. She raved... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice place overlooking the water, watched kayaks & paddle boarders. Great service & seafood!! The crab cake sandwich was awesome & the ultimate margarita was a good combo!! Our waitress was pleasant & we had no wait as we went for early dinner. Place was crowded but no wait.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was good. The hush puppies were just okay. The wait was over 2 hours, and that was on a rainy/stormy evening.

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Manila
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After paying $6 just to drive to this restaurant I was completely underwhelmed. The bar was packed and the bar staff was not equipped to handle the volume of people waiting. Once we were able to sit down and get the attention of a bartender they were very pleasant. We waited for an hour to get seated. The seating was... More

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