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232 S. Sea Pines Drive, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4040
843-671-2233
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 417
    Excellent
  • 434
    Very good
  • 260
    Average
  • 72
    Poor
  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lively Atmosphere

Liked the she crab soup, the decor, the service, and the upstairs of the restaurant Great lively atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Hawkrridge
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orillia ,on,canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
orillia ,on,canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Liked the she crab soup, the decor, the service, and the upstairs of the restaurant Great lively atmosphere.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever we visit Hilton Head we always make a trip or two to the Salty Dog Cafe. If the weather is nice, the outdoor seating is terrific, otherwise request a table near the window and enjoy the view from inside. They have the best hush puppies on the island along with an assortment of fresh fish dishes, great drinks and... More 

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Loudon, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the area around the restaurant. We ate outside and the view is great. There are enough things on the menu for adults and kids. We enjoyed going to the shops after lunch.

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Ocean View, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I always try to go to Happy Hour at Salty Dog Cafe when in Hilton Head. Good drinks and appetizers for a good price. Great setting and friendly service. Be sure to visit Jakes Cargo and see the Macaws. They will talk to you . When leaving they all say "Bye" real loud. Very funny.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Hilton Head since the early 1980s and just recently bought a house there. In all that time the Salty Dog has always been one of our favorite places. The food is very good (their chicken salad is outstanding) but it is the location and atmosphere that make the place special. It is the definition of... More 

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We read the reviews and got that this was overrated, and it totally was, but we went anyway because of its fame. We ate dinner at our condo before we went and just had ice cream at the Salty Dog (which was way overpriced, but at least it wasn't an entire overpriced dinner). It was a fun evening for our... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Live music in February on the deck is hard to beat. We enjoyed craft beer and the shrimp toast appetizer at the Salty's Bar - great service and quite friendly

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We ate at the Salty Dog Cafe in mid-February 2015. Most of the restaurants in that little area were under renovation (the actual Salty Dog Cafe and the Wreck of the Salty Dog). The Salty Dog cafe was operating out of another restaurant. We opted to sit outside on the deck and it wasn't too cold. Maybe it is better... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Salty Dog Cafe is the most overrated place on the island. Everyone billboards around in their t-shirts from across the country but I'm not sure I understand why. The food and atmosphere are pretty standard. There are better hidden gems to be enjoyed around town.

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Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to people watch on the dock. Food was good as was service, the atmosphere is super. Good beer on tap. Great place for people watching. They have inside and outside, this time we were outside.

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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 29928-4040
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: 843-671-2233

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?