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Carolina Crab Company

86 Helmsman Way, Suite 201, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
+1 843-842-2016
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“hush puppies” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
86 Helmsman Way, Suite 201, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
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1 - 10 of 541 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two in our group had the Shrimp and Polenta entree. It would have been good except that it was so salty. I love savory, salty dishes but this was way too much. The tasso gravy was the main problem and needs to be tasted before...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed yesterday

The service was ok ...the waitress that serve us was great. The appetizers was good after that it was all downhill..The crab cake sandwich tasted like “nothing” to quote my 14 yr old daughter, the shrimp polenta was equally not tasty...

Thank pway i
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Started our vacation off here and it was the worst experience of our week. Location is run down and smells like garbage and cigarette smoke if you sit outside. It’s been a long time since I’ve been anywhere you could smoke, so we didn’t realize...More

Thank santaluvsme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is small with seating inside and outside. It has a bar atmosphere in some areas and a fast food place in others. The boils were average with decent crab legs. The staff were helpful and attentive.

Thank Penn-Virginian
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the service and crab legs!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out with the weather. It had rained just before our dinner reservation at 6:00pm. Nevertheless, we were still able to sit outside in the covered porch area. The outdoor seating is nice; the restaurant is near the Palmetto Bay marina, so you can...More

Thank Paul M
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

"I will be back again"! Great to hear! So glad it was a 5 star experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a cool place in a cool spot on Hilton Head! The hush puppies were really good! My crab stuffed flounder was not my favorite, but only because it had a lot of sauce on it. My sister got the same thing and loved...More

Thank MaryClare P
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for joining us. Those Hush Puppies are hard to beat. So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal on a Thursday evening. The grouper sandwich is a favorite of many. The oysters and blackened flounder, crab cakes, and shrimp were perfect. Staff aimed to please. Would definitely go back!

Thank angelarX6211UJ
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

" Would definitely go back", we love to hear it. Grouper, oyster, flounder and more- all great choices. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good. Wasn't crowded at all for 4pm. Food was good. Would eat there again if in the area.

Thank susher2018
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Eating off hours is a great recommendation in the busy summer months. We're excited for you to join us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner around 6, it had been raining, but we still were able to eat under the covered patio. Seated without a wait and service was great! I had the crab boil and it was a great portion with lots of crab legs....More

Thank Momoftwoboys613
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thrilled your experience this year trumped last year! Sounds like great food and great service. We look forward to your next trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and infant daughter. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent. The only reason this review is now five stars is because my dessert was slightly frozen. Other than that, it was a pretty good meal.

Thank Mac2105
hiltonheadcrab, Public Relations Manager at Carolina Crab Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the brining the whole family out to join us!

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Carla C
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Ricki21 | Reviewed this property |
This is a VERY casual restaurant/bar and we did not have one but their website says reservations suggested
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rshandle
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Thomas R |
Not during dinner hours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Suite 201, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-2016
Description
Carolina Crab Company in Palmetto Bay Marina is a cozy, intimate restaurant. Owners Brendan and Thomas Reilley and the crew pride themselves on bringing you great food at an affordable price. The menu offers an array of seafood, from light and healthy to a giant po'boy and fries to burgers, prime rib, lobster and crab legs. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday. Open 7 days a week. An outside bar boasts water views. Dine inside, or enjoy outdoor seating. Pet friendly too! At the end of your meal, walk down to the docks, say hello to some dolphin, and maybe check out some yachts you hope to own by the time you make your next visit to Hilton Head.
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