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Old Oyster Factory

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101 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2306 (Matthews Drive)
+1 843-681-6040
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful location, good menu--but the professionalism and warmth of our server, Alicia, made the meal. The woman (blonde hair) who seated us was less than welcoming and enthusiastic, but once Alicia approached us the evening was a success.

Thank vtpittfan
Smyrna, Georgia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so glad we reserved a table for 6, otherwise the wait would have been about 40 minutes for two. That being said, we were greeted and shown directly to our table. The dining room is very impressive. There are windows and skylights so all seating provides exceptional views of Broad Creek and the surrounding marsh land. The service... More 

Thank Matt S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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223 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been in Hilton Head for a long time and is a favorite of locals for happy hour and tourists. Seafood is fresh and varied. Try their buckets of Low Country boil or Crab legs. Hush puppies are served upon seating. Building is beautifully constructed with wood beams and this is one of the best water views on... More 

Thank Christine R
Batesville, Indiana
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128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have gone to the Old Oyster Factory for years, and have always been more than satisfied, but last night family and friends(6 of us) went for happy hour, and never thought that we would be there for almost 2 1/2 hours. We were seated outside rather quickly but waited for at least 15 minutes before a server showed up. Then... More 

1 Thank Russell B
Pooler, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here because of the reviews of the crab cakes, and let's just say those reviews were on point. Even the waiter, Brian, said they were great. The marmalade had the right amount of kick, and the crab cakes were majority crab cake and not fillers. I haven't been impressed with crab cakes at other restaurants lately, but these... More 

Thank zakcraig
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great seafood, good service, a bit busy but a very enjoyable experience. They are very accommodating, we kept adding to our reservation, (three times). They were very gracious and flexible. Great aid to a good client impression.

Thank Mike H
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting on the marsh was beautiful at sunset but the triggerfish I ordered was very thin and not as described by the waiter. We told him not to recommend it to anyone else. Guess I should have stuck to ordering oysters!

Thank fignewton60
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are islanders and have gone to the Old Oyster Factory over the past 20 years, usually off season when it isn't so crowded. We went last night and were really disappointed. We were seated upstairs which was fine....Our server was AWESOME!!! When the food came, not so much. We ordered the almond crusted Mahi which has been a staple... More 

1 Thank Cathy B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner at the Old Oyster Factory. We were seated at an intimate table by the window. The service was well timed and great, never rushed. A cold glass of Chardonnay was followed by wonderfully chilled Kachemak Bay oysters, served with large lemon slices, horseradish and cocktail sauces on an artfully decorated iced platter. We shared... More 

Thank Vickie H
Canton, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been several years since we dined at Old Oyster Factory. We were not disappointed on our return. The service is very good, the atmosphere is great with marsh views from 3 sides of the restaurant. The seafood dishes are creative and the quality is great. We will be back soon!

Thank danben647

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2306
    (Matthews Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-6040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?