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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place for lunch stop

We have been here several times over the last 8 or 9 years, and have usually had a positive dining experience. This time I found out I could order the shrimp basket with the shrimp tossed in buffalo sauce. Really good! Especially if you like a little spice. I had one of their specialty drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
cocotea51
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got to sit outside and listen to the live music while we ate. The burger I had was awesome- it had bacon and pimento cheese. My wife liked her chicken sandwich too.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times over the last 8 or 9 years, and have usually had a positive dining experience. This time I found out I could order the shrimp basket with the shrimp tossed in buffalo sauce. Really good! Especially if you like a little spice. I had one of their specialty drinks, which I hope to duplicate... More 

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing special here folks. Average food , average cleanliness, a little above average pricing. The best thing about the night we were there was the musician/guitarist at the outdoor patio area. The drinks were good but there is only an app menu in the patio area. There is a "grill" outside where you can order food and bring it back... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and view is stunning you just can't beat being on the water like that however food was wayyyyy overpriced and just okay. Service was okay but nothing special we won't be back :(

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I really wish I had ponied up and gotten what my husband got but instead I went for the crab cake sandwich. It was ok. My husbands fish and chips looked amazing though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a chill place to be on a weekend afternoon. The drinks are great, it's kid friendly, and the hush puppies are sublime. We drove out of our way off I-95 just to hang here for the afternoon and enjoy the atmosphere. Live music on weekends and holidays, it's just a great place to eat outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I am visiting the island with my parents. I have been to the salty dog several times, however this was their first time. There was a wait of approximately 35-40 min, which was pretty accurate (and expected). We had a drink at the bar while we waited. They were perfect vacation type drinks that were reasonably priced. The food was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Son loves to see Jake, who needs a watch, he has been very late for his appearance every time we have ever been. I vote to take this spot off our to do list every year but go for the pic with Jake and the smiles.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this authentic café that was rich in character, with delicious food and friendly staff. We walked there after enjoying the local farmers market. We purchased Salty Dog t-shirts and now we have run into so many people since returning to New York that had the same enjoyable experience...I feel like we are all part of the Salty... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were impressed by the service and freshness of the food. The manager even came out to ensure we were satisfied. The atmosphere is a lot of fun too

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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: 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?