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Skull Creek Boathouse

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
About
Welcome to Skull Creek Boathouse, Hilton Head Island's most awarded landmark waterfront restaurant. At Skull Creek Boathouse, you'll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors. The inside Dive Bar is a sushi bar which also features raw oysters, sashimi and ceviche. The outdoor Marker 13 Buoy Bar serves up colorful sunset views and the freshest, original drinks every day.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Playgrounds
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Reviewed today via mobile

MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE. We went here based on a recommendation by our concierge. Once you show up at your time it cuts your wait time. We arrived at our 4:30 reservation and were seated within 10 minutes. It is very busy. Hard to...find due to construction but look for the sign and turn where the construction is going on….you can also park in the Dockside parking lot and it also leads you to the Boathouse too. If you want seafood this is your place! It was my husbands birthday (dislikes seafood) so he got a steak which was very over cooked (he ordered med-well) and very hard to cut through. The Jambalaya was very good. Our son got a Spicy Tuna Roll which was also very good and spicy. Chicken fingers and fries for the daughter and she also said that it was good as well. The live music playing was good. After dinner you can take a walk down the boat dock and catch a glimpse of some dolphins swimming. *military discount availableMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super fresh seafood and excelllent service. Grouper aNd clams were amazing Also had tuna sampler for an appetizer which was so fresh and delicious

Date of visit: June 2021
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded today

That's great that you are already planning a return trip. Thank you for the kind review! Chris S./Partner

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was good but not great and there are many better restaurants in Hilton Head. The wait was ridiculous!!! We arrived at 6 and were told the wait would be 1.5hrs and we debated stay or going, we knew we made the wrong decision...as we were walking to our car 2 hrs and 15 minutes later just as we got the text that our table was ready. We never go back and would not recommend to others.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded today

Surprised to hear this. If you could email chriss@serggroup.com at your convenience we'd love to further discuss your visit. You certainly will see by reading other reviews here that your visit was not one that our guests should expect. We'd like to find out why...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I left this guy's a review in Google as well because they are sooooo good! Recommended 100% and any time I'm back to hilton head I will be stopping by here for sure! Everything was delicious and kudos to the chef or chefs that k...you for such an awesome meal! Oh and the bartenders too! The drinks were also so tasty. Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: June 2021
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for leaving us a review here and on Google! You made our day....Have a great week! Chris S./Partner

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were worried about the number of people there when we went for lunch because parking was a challenge. But there is a LOT of seating and service was very good. I would absolutely have lunch there again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi RHvirginia, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible meal and service! We snagged an open table in the bar area and avoided a long wait for table seating. Mark and the the bar staff were excellent. He suggested the steaks and they didn’t disappoint. We had filets and ribeye and blackened scallops....And wings and shrimp cocktail appetizers. All delicious! The grounds and atmosphere were also beautiful!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi JenniferJ2165 , Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

AMAZING! We were a little concerned when we arrived because there was quite a wait for a table ( we went at dinner time!). The view, the activities for people, including kids, and the vacay atmosphere, along with a cocktail, made it worth the wait....The food …. WOW! Our best meal of the entire week! I have a gluten allergy and got the Southern Salmon Deviled Eggs and and the Shrimp Pasta and it was to die for! My husband got the Stuffed Flounder which he said was wonderful. They made note of my allergy and even have a gluten free menu, which gives them big bonus points!!! I even had left-over pasta which I enjoyed the next day for lunch. Everyone working there was working hard and the young man clearing the tables even came over to us and offered us a “first-come/ first-serve” table in the bar area, which we really appreciated. We had a great view AND a delicious meal. If you are headed to HHI, don’t miss out on this restaurant. You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 757nani , Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our favorite restaurant on the island. The food is always fresh and delicious. Service is never lacking. Met Logan and Angel this year both super friendly at the dive bar to Cesar our long time family favorite. This place was not lacking staff like other...places on the island. SERG take care of you excellent staff. They keep us coming back as much as the food does!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Getaway63948725076, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here four time on our vacation here. The first time our waitress was friendly. We sat outside and when we did we saw an alligator! The second time Jamie was our waiter. Was nice and friendly. We sat outside and we had a...large party and he was helpful. The third time our waiter was Evan. We sat at the Dive Bar. We like sitting there at least once when we visit. The fourth time our family favorite waiter was Cesar. We love sitting with him and seeing him. We will definitely come sit with him again. We will definitely come back again to this restaurant again! A family favorite!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Downy636, Thanks for taking time out of your day to leave us such a great review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived it was a 2 1/2 hour wait for a table for 4. We went to the bar for a drink and got lucky with two seats. Two additional seats opened up while waiting for our drinks and appetizers. We were able to...enjoy our entire dinner at the bar served by James. We still haven't been called for our table! I'm getting ready to cancel it as our Lyft has arrived! I've eaten here several times for lunch but this was my first time for dinner and it was excellent. We brought our family who were visiting from California and they enjoyed it. Thank you Skullcreek for another wonderful visit!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Savannah S, Marketing at Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you had a great experience, redsoxforlife. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Cole7
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Response from Z8419XPmarys | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know what the current expectations are at the restaurant. Sorry
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February 5, 2021|
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Response from Phmont | Reviewed this property |
There are heaters at the area around the bar. When it's cold they will lower the plastic enclosure.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skull Creek Boathouse

Yes, Skull Creek Boathouse offers takeout services.

Yes, Skull Creek Boathouse offers delivery services.

Yes, Skull Creek Boathouse is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Skull Creek Boathouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5