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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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  • 86
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 6
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good choice for prime rib!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jb0y
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Cincinnati
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We always come to Cranes on our Hilton Head vacations for my Husband's Prime Rib feast! Started with a perfectly mixed cosmopolitan. Then a fresh crisp Ceasar Salad, He ordered the 16 Oz prime Rib served with au gratin potatoes and fresh Zucchini. I ordered the Veal Osso Buco served over creamy parmasian risotto with a delicious tomato vegatable sauce.... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

considering how many years we have come to HHI and that we now live there, I am surprised we have never eaten at Crane's until the other day. It was a surprise suggestion from my wife after one of our favorite places was full. Our server Diane was terrific. Nice personality, good sense of humor, and helpful. Food is steakhouse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First visit to Cranes after visiting HHI for over fifteen years. Our waitress (Jerri) was fantastic! Had the prime rib with scallop potatoes. The prime rib was cooked to perfection and the scallop potatoes were some of the best I've ever had! Overall, a great dining experience and recommend it without reservation!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Crane's Tavern, in Hilton Head has one of our favorite inexpensive dinners, but the bizarre rules for eating that dinner have driven us away. As you walk in the door, there is a small, square bar, and in that area there are 3 or 4 tables. The dinner mentioned is their French Dip sandwich. It is made of prime rib,... More 

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Wellesley, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a terrific place on a side road off of Route 278 (the main HHI route). They serve up great steakhouse fare. We enjoyed a quiet dinner while the rest of Hilton Head was attending the July 4th fireworks. Try the Vegetable Napoleon (a special) and the Three Cheese Shrimp Dip with boursin, parmesan and provolone. The filet mignon... More 

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Southwest Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Outstanding, conventional steakhouse fare. Everything, from hostess to wait staff to take home dessert, was perfect. It's just how it used to be. So glad Crane's gives us back that experience that is now only copied by high end chains. This is the real place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great restaurant with a distinct charm. Waitress was friendly and took great care of us. French onion soup as an appetizer was perfect. Steaks are their speciality, but I had the chicken with grits.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you have a special occasion or want to splurge on a nice place for a steak, this is the place! We treated ourselves here on our last night on Hilton Head and it was worth every penny! We both had sumptuous prime rib and it was delicious! Our server was professional and attentive. Superb restaurant with lots of nostalgia... More 

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Additional Information about Cranes Tavern & Steakhouse

Address: 26 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: (843) 341-2333
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

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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: Romantic, Doing business
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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