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“Amazing environment and great staff!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Skull Creek Boathouse

The Skull Creek Boathouse
397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843-681-3663
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Ranked #14 of 322 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Hilton Head Island’s landmark, waterfront dining destination is The Skull Creek Boathouse. Located waterfront on Skull Creek, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors on the porch or fireside Dive Bar or outdoors on the waterfront deck. The outside Buoy Bar serves up colorful sunset views daily along with the freshest original drinks.So bring your family, bring your friends, bring yourself to Skull Creek Boathouse – One bite & you’re hooked!
Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing environment and great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I live in Bluffton and look forward to every visit to the Boathouse! Although all of the servers are helpful and friendly, I always appreciate having Ben wait on us because he is especially helpful and knows what to recommend off the menu. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“HHI sunset outdoor dining and live music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great location to watch the sunset in Hilton Head Island. Tuesday night we listened to outdoor live music and the service was very good. The food is inventive and good. Valet parking is available.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lotsa kids and still lotsa good times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were a party of 14 with 8 kids in tow. The experience was great from start to finish. Mixed drinks were full of the good stuff, the kids menu had gluten free options, the seafood was AMAZING, and the service timely. Do it! You won't be disappointed and if you have to wait they even have games for the kids, and a beer garden for you!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always feel welcome here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Another great evening here. Amanda always remembers my name and what I like to eat and drink. She's a great asset.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Views, Mediocre Food, Poor Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sometimes I can't learn from my mistakes. We have been coming to Hilton Head every summer for 20 years (since I was in middle school). Last year someone recommended Skull Creek Boathouse. We loved the atmosphere and the gift shop, and were excited about our meal. Only to be very disappointed. For some reason, this year we decided to give them a second try. There won't be a third. After waiting 90 minutes for a table, we were seated in an area on the outside of the restaurant behind trees, clearly out of view of any staff member. We waited forever to get served as our waiter would not take drinks/appetizers at the same time, or meals/appetizers, and in between every visit we waited eons. We had two children with us who actually fell asleep lying on the benches before our food actually arrived. It was impossible to get anyone's attention when we needed napkins, more drinks, anything... All that and I haven't mentioned the food which is BEYOND mediocre for a restaurant that is so packed! Each year everyone at the table was disappointed. The adults all had either food that tasted actually bad, or food that was eh. The kids had mac n' cheese that was a congealed lump in a bowl. It was so gross we didn't bother waking them up and just fed them when we got back to the house. The best thing I can say about Skull Creek Boathouse is the view is awesome. But guess what? Same view from Hudson's and The Chart House, both of which have amazing food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are world class in fresh seafood, we aren't really known for our mac & cheese, but if it was brought to our managers attention we would certainly have replaced the kids meals asap. We are very busy this time of year, and are very fortunate. Our wait is consistent throughout the summer, which you will read from our other TripAdvisor Reviews. We try to make that wait as enjoyable as possible, especially for children. Kids Activities are a big focus here. I would like to invite you and your family back in to experience SCB the way it should be. Email me and let me know if you would like to come for brunch, lunch or dinner....Thank you again for bringing this to our attention...that's the only way that we will improve.
chriss@serggroup.com
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