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The Skull Creek Boathouse

397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1250
+1 843-681-3663
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (265 reviews)
“seafood” (993 reviews)
“shrimp” (516 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view is great and it is fun to watch the boats taken in and out of the storage facility. Unfortunately, the food is sub-par by Hilton Head standards and the service is way below competitors like Hudson’s.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came for the first time for Sunday brunch buffet, and were not disappointed. The cooked-to-order omelets were made with the freshest ingredients and the portion was huge, Scalloped potatoes and bacon were to die for. Fresh fruit was wonderful and we enjoyed the $4...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kfalandays
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always make it a point to dine here at least once or more during our HHI vacations. Had two excellent early dining experiences on our recent November trip. Severs were fantastic. The food was fresh and delicious. Had the crab stuffed flounder and blacked catfish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jkoft
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love going to Skull Creek Boathouse when I'm visiting Hilton Head. What I really love is that there is such a variety to the menu and everything is great. Some of my favorites include crab & shrimp dip, fish tacos, and Boathouse sampler. It's...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jessicamh89
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely summer evening overlooking Skull Creek. The food was very good. I loved the steamed shrimp. The only drawback was the noisy band that played way too loud for dinner conversation to take place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Place was full, seated immediately, server was fantastic, we ordered several things and everything was excellent, be ready for load atmosphere but a cool place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank APN0006
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location to doc your boat for a small fee and enjoy the way r views while you eat great food. Family friendly

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rachae1rogers
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, great service! Will definitively come back.Went a little late one night, last people there, but treated us like we were the first!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank geraldmX7763GG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food and a laid back atmosphere on Skull Creek. Fair pricing for fresh seafood. If the weather had been better, we would have enjoyed their outdoor seating.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vannahselby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Fresh seafood. Service was super. Would return in season. Great atmosphere affordable very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank O7534IRgeorgef
skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We hope this was your first of many visits to the Skull Creek Boathouse. We are happy that you enjoyed yourself so much that you felt it necessary to leave us such a wonderful review. Thank you for that, and we look forward to spending...More

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June 30, 2018|
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Response from skullcreekboathouse | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We don't. We are a walk in restaurant only. This time of year the wait can be a bit longer. We recommend lunch, or an early dinner (4-5pm) if you wish to avoid any wait. Hope this helps, and see you soon!
Courtney L
June 21, 2018|
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Response from skullcreekboathouse | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Market price, we have them daily on our feature sheet. Give us a call the day of and we can give you an exact cost. Hope this helps.
May 22, 2018|
Response from utkgreg | Reviewed this property |
He didn't. He said he can't find enough legal people to hire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1250
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-3663
  • E-mail
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!
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