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Johnson Creek Tavern

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2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
+1 843-838-4166
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“shrimp” (63 reviews)
“frogmore stew” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was driving by and stopped in. So glad we did. Dinner was great. The view was very nice. The decor was interesting with the dollar bills all over the walls but what a nice thing they do with the money given. Prices are good and...More

1  Thank cityslickerindasouth
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is a much better option than Anything on Fripp Island The food, service and atmosphere are much more enjoyable. It was fun reading all of the messages on the dollar bills that covered the walls and ceiling. There were 6 of us in our...More

Thank ramckwv
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is a quaint, fun place for drinks and appetizers with friends. The food is always decent and sometimes pretty darn good. Views are great. It gets pretty crowded but If you like this sort of gathering place you will find it to your liking.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch around 2pm Friday, April 13, 2018. (Should have remembered the date)!!!! We have dined here many times and it has always been pretty good! It was very busy & only 2 waitresses on duty. We sat outside and...More

Thank SailingNP
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Staying at Harbor Island for the first time. No brainier to stop in being so close. Place is very cool. Kind of reminded me of the Island Grill in Islamorada, or No Name pub in Big Pine Key. Was a little busy for a Thursday...More

Thank IslandAdventure4
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This was my fourth or fifth visit to this restaurant and until today - loved the whole experience there - big bummer and let down. Two of us were ordering for late lunch - oyster basket and potato skins accompanied by a glass of wine...More

1  Thank earthauburnred
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant several times, and found the experience at best inconsistent. It has a nice casual ambience with beautiful marsh views, and generally enjoyable food. However, there seems to be no visible management. The one or two servers seem over worked...More

Thank djmac47
Reviewed April 9, 2018

During what was our spring break family trip, we visited on a Thursday night. Got there about 6:30 and it was packed. We waited about 45 minutes, but the weather was fine so it was no big deal. They had a good music playing so...More

Thank travelwegl
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Johnson Creek with family for a late lunch. Place has great views when sitting outside. Soft Shell crabs sautéed were just right. Everyone else had shrimp dishes which were very good fried and grilled. Staff is friendly and price is okay. Very beachy...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We were a party of seven. The place was busy when we arrived and many were waiting outside for their name to be called. After about 45 minutes we were seated. The atmosphere is very casual and the walls, ceiling and tables have dollar bills...More

Thank Toofaraway
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June 12, 2016|
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Response from tombrady127 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know , but I do not think so being a local fish restaurant
August 7, 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
This place is a tavern, not fine dining. Service people just like all of us can have bad days. We have not had bad service there, but maybe we were fortunate. We also go there off-season. I like the food and the locally... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Harbor Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-4166
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