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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am thrilled we found this place...so good! Looking for great seafood and found it. Our server was great and our view of the tide co.ing in was amazing.

Thank bnow
Ann Arbor
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met family members here and we had a great time. The food was above average. I had pasta/shrimp Alfredo. Our server was outstanding. It seats a great number of people, but you won't notice as there is plenty of room to move around. The server overheard me say I had never tried raw oysters before and brought me a... More 

1 Thank j w
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went because we could get reservations and wanted to eat outside. The view, the service and the food was great. The restaurant was starting to fill up when we left at 5:45. Eating early if you can is a must in Hilton Head unless you want to wait.

1 Thank Ise F
Collingwood, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to join the others complimenting this long established gorgeous waterview restaurant, but I can't, due to the poor quality of our meal. Salad was delivered without dressing, and when dressing did arrive was a balsamic of Kraft origin tasting not far off from Subway offering; mussels were dried out, with 4 unopened in a small serving to... More 

Thank ClanMacLean
Weston, Connecticut
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244 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Oyster factory is a nice spot facing out across an inlet and river. Food is good, service ok, and it's large inside so it gets fairly busy. Be prepared to wait at times though there is a nice bar area in case you do have to wait. Is there anything that jumps out at you about this restaurant? Not... More 

Thank TOWestonCT
Bluffton, South Carolina
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253 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We've been here several times in the last year and brought guests almost every time and not once has a single person been disappointed. This last visit was no exception. We came here for their sunset dining on my birthday and as always the food and service were impeccable. Sarah was our server and she was amazing - knowledgeable,... More 

Thank bunnyyoop
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this interesting and rather large restaurant. The food was a bit pricey but delivered on the quality. I highly recommend a visit there and don't forget the hush puppies!!

Thank 786ernestoe
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view from almost any table. Grouper was good. Mahdi Mahdi was good also There was no wait.....

Thank Anna1988_13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've said it for years, the Old Oyster Factory had the best Crab Cakes around. Also, the Shrimp Bisque was amazing! Always have to come here. The view is great and the service is fantastic. Get there early as the wait can be quite lengthy towards the summer months.

Thank Nick M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located right on a creek that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean this is a night "off the beaten path" but well known upscale spot that seems to be loved by locals and visitors alike. Great selection of FRESH seafood and spirits. Kids menu. Friendly staff. Reservations HIGHLY recommended!

Thank Michael W

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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
Lunch, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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
The Old Oyster Factory is Hilton Head's premier waterfront dining destination. Enjoy local seafood, hand-cut steaks and amazing water views from every table.

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