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Cranes Tavern & Steakhouse

26 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
(843) 341-2333
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Ranked #75 of 319 restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: William Hilton Parkway
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77% Recommend
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English first
Freehold, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

we saw add in local dining guide and decided to call for reservations. nothing much to look at inside. very colonial and dull. that aside, the service was friendly and quick. the menu very standard. my husband said it was the best steak and the best meal he had on Hilton head. I had the salmon which they cooked just... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I read some of the other reviews and was surprised and disappointed after we went recently and totally enjoyed the visit. Our long time friend recommended Crane's and we went together-our waiter was very knowledgeable and obviously familiar with the food so gave very good descriptions and suggestions. The onion soup was rich and delicious-our prime ribs were lean and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Cranes Tavern has some of the BEST desserts on the island! My personal favorite is the peanut butter cup! Imagine peanut butter creme covered with a chocolate coating, an oreo crust, chocolate drizzle and whipped creme to top it off! Even if I have dinner at another restaurant, I will come to Cranes for desserts. :) Cranes also has great... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have been several times and really enjoyed the food. The drinks, however, are very expensive for the amount of liquor poured. We sat at the bar and asked for a second drink "on top" to take to the table. The bar tender put in no more that an ounce in each of four drinks and we were shocked to... More

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Gladwin, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

For an appetizers we had raw oysters (not good) and baked oysters (very good). For entries we both had prime rib. The meat was tasty but a bit overdone. Service was excellent (thank you Lindsay) and the restaurant was clean. They do have an early bird menu.

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Bridgeville, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Was very pleased with our meal. My wife had the fried green tomatoes, which which were wonderful and the shrimp and grits as her main.....loved it. They also have a early bird menu which I ate off of. 9 oz prime rib, served to my request, with salad, two sides and a glass of wine...$20. The bread was excellent and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Overall, the food was good but the noise level made it very difficult to carry on a conversation....very busy with a noisy bridge crowd that time and with tables close,

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We've visited Crane's on previous visits to HHI, and thought we'd see if it was still the same. It was! We had prime rib, that was cooked to our specifications. The rub they use is very tasty. Our server, Jerry, though very busy, was very attentive and friendly. We are having friends visiting soon and will defiantly take them there... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have been to this restaurant twice last year and once this year and have finally decided it is three strikes and you are out. Three of the four diners had the prime rib which was decent; although I had asked for a lean piece, mine was the fattiest with 25% of the serving pure fat. The other two diners... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went to Cranes on New Years Eve because they didn't have a fixed menu for the evening. We go to Cranes a couple of times a year whenever we are in the mood for a good steak. Cranes is one of the few places on Hilton Head where you can get Prime Beef. They were very crowded and only waited... More

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