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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Lovely evening

Just a great place for a gathering of friends who have known one another for nearly 70 years! (Two of the foursome anyway)...Our meal was a pure delight (filet mignon, grilled as specified)...ample salad, loved the scalloped potatoes!! But best yet, the restaurant has nice ambience, and is quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Pat H
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Kennesaw
via mobile
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yeah it's not Well known for a reason. Decor was horrible was the first thing I noticed. It had one window in the whole place. Felt like I was trapped not on a trip. The wine was a decent selection but that was about it. It was a long night and it wasn't that busy and now know why. "Chef... More 

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Kennesaw
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Just a great place for a gathering of friends who have known one another for nearly 70 years! (Two of the foursome anyway)...Our meal was a pure delight (filet mignon, grilled as specified)...ample salad, loved the scalloped potatoes!! But best yet, the restaurant has nice ambience, and is quiet enough that we could hear each other while catching up on... More 

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Thank Pat H
Hilton Head Island
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I often bring customers to Cranes for their steaks. My customers from Japan request it by name. The seafood is also very good!

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Thank Scott0001
Paris, France
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We have going to Cranes for almost 20 years. In that time we never had a bad meal: until this week. We got there early, so we ordered from the Early Bird menu. Big mistake. The quality of the prime rib was awful. It tasted like it had been marinated and I think they used an ample amount of MSG... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Four of us dined at Crane's one weekday evening last week. We had driven past the restaurant many times but never stopped ... what a mistake that was. The place has a pleasant colonial atmosphere.Prime beef was the speciality but other dishes we tried were exceptional, too. The server was nothing short of spectacular. And, the decorations and appointments were... More 

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Thank Ted H
Bluffton, South Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, charming restaurant, definitely not a bar. The atmosphere is cozy, service is friendly and efficient. Because we had show tickets we came early on a Saturday night and were able to avail of the early bird menu. Wow, what a value! Prime rib, potatoes, creamed spinach---all out of this world! Salad and glass of wine included,... More 

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Thank formerexpatCT
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It is simple. Cranes served me the best tribes I have ever and I mean ever had. Anytime, guests come to visit and want a steak , it is a no brainer, Cranes is the place to go. A great night out for adult dining.

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Thank soccerswede13
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

4 of us went to dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday… and we all ordered Steak.. Delicious!.. Restaurant is not big so a nice quiet dining spot.. Service was perfect!!! Whenever we visit HH we always stop here for dinner at least 1 night we are on the Island..love it

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Creemore
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We dined here tonight, having an excellent Crab Cake appetizer, and rare Prime Rib. We had been looking for somewhere in Hilton Head for 2 years to eat Prime Rib, and after a couple of false starts, we finally a great one. Rare, perfectly cooked. The crab cake was real crab, and just loaded!

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Thank Gemmagee
Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Consistently the best steak on Hilton Head Island! Service is great! It's been in business 17 years...hope it is for many 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: American, Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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