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Cranes Tavern & Steakhouse

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26 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928 (William Hilton Parkway)
(843) 341-2333
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Rib Eye!

Had a spur of the moment dinner with mom/dad.. excellent food. We all had delicious cuts of meat, mine was cooked perfectly. Weird chef's pick for side medley of veggies.. baby carrots only. Thought the service was just ok for such an expensive place. Odd uniforms and the hostess was in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
remythedog1
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Ohio, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a meal - I will actually say meals as I had bites of everyone's at the table. First the veal osso bucco was incredible - tender and full flavored! The steak was well seasoned and perfectly cooked and the crab cake was fresh and tasty. Yum!

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After waiting one and a half hours for our dinners during a time when the restaurant was not busy, my meal was not what I had ordered. I told the waitress and her only answer was "it's what you ordered" and set it in front of me. The food is very expensive at this restaurant. Much too expensive to be... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visit HHI about 4 times a year. Every single time we are there we must eat at Cranes. Its off the beaten path and away from touristy stuff. We always ask for Jerri, she is an amazing server. Always a great meal. French onion soup is good, so is the Prime Rib and Filet. Try the brownie with ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After a disappointing experience at the Black Marlin on my wife's birthday Aug 2, we happened upon Crames Tavern. Although they were busy and we didn't have a reservation, we were seated promptly and our waiter Spencer made us feel welcomed and our business appreciated. Our meal, soup to dessert was utter perfection. Thank you, Cranes, for saving the day... More 

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nashport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our 30th anniversary and on our trip to Hilton Head, she asked where we might have a nice meal. Having been there a few times with friends on a golf trip, I chose Crane's Tavern. The meal, service and wine list disappointed neither of us. Our server, Spencer, who works in finance in the... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I enjoyed the crab cakes last night, my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed her Osso Buco . Our husbands enjoyed their rib-eye steak and prime rib!! We also were pleased with our caprese salad, tuna sushi, and garden salads! Add to that our wonderful blueberry bread-pudding with lemon custard sauce....that topped off our evening!! Great service too...our waiter was very informative about... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had a spur of the moment dinner with mom/dad.. excellent food. We all had delicious cuts of meat, mine was cooked perfectly. Weird chef's pick for side medley of veggies.. baby carrots only. Thought the service was just ok for such an expensive place. Odd uniforms and the hostess was in the parking lot walking around. Took the kitchen quite... More 

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Hilton Head Island SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you want Beef, this is your place. The prime rib is amazing, the meat loaf is too. The service is average, and it could use an updated look,,,thats why its 4 not 5.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We make a point of trying a steak place when we come down, and ended up at Cranes on Saturday night. The Prime rib was excellent, as are the scalloped potatoes! The restaurant is quite unassuming compared to the "Frankie Bones/Wiseguys" scene, but he food was as good, and the service better. I wish it was less expensive, too, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here last night with a special meal. We had the French onion soup, with lots of flavorful broth and chewy cheese--very tasty. Then he had the tuna with rice and sautéed zucchini. He said the tuna was great, the zucchini also, but the rice was over cooked for his taste. I had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
    (William Hilton Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: (843) 341-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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