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Cranes Tavern & Steakhouse

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26 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4715 (William Hilton Parkway)
(843) 341-2333
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Crains Tavern is one of those rare places where you can get great Food. The Filets and Ribeyes are char broiled to perfection and they serve a very decent prime rib. Large selection of white and Reds to drink with your meal. Prices are a bit stiff.

Thank Joseph C
Youngstown, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cranes offers fine dining and a sandwich menu is available at the bar only. Though a northerner , I enjoy the shrimp and grits . Prime rib is excellent as well as the Osso buco. Drinks are a good pour! Fried apple pie or bread pudding highlight the dessert menu. Make a reservation for the smal back room with a... More 

Thank Reido2014
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen a menu online & wanted a burger. When we got a table and saw the menu, there was no burger available. I asked the waitress & she said if I wanted a burger we needed to move to the bar. She got us some seats there and I will tell you, it was one of the best... More 

Thank rcerbo22
Dansville NY
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prime rib was ok. Frankie Bones is better. Salmon was great. French Onion soup lacked flavor. Gerry our server was excellent. Creamed spinach was interesting. Probably will not return.

Thank Carl H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely food, excellent service. The steak was the best we have had for a very long time. The service was excellent, the staff were very friendly and made us very welcome.

Thank vpdl
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

From 5-6 they have a prime rib special for $21.95 that's outstanding. It comes with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach - delish! In addition, a glass of house wine and salad included. There were four of us and we each enjoyed the prime rib. The service was wonderful. we're coming back in Feb and will return to this place.

2 Thank Doug F
Boone, North Carolina
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

After coming to Hilton Head Island for 12 years, we finally got around to trying Crane's. We were a bit skeptical but the early bird special sounded too good to pass up so we gave it a try. We were very pleased. The ambience was old world with dark wood, pictures from revolutionary Philadelphia and pewter drink ware hanging from... More 

Thank Bobby L
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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185 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife ( Author of Mile High On A millionaire) and I stopped in after a radio interview to relax out of the lime light too enjoy great food, cold drinks and friendly service and good conversation with locals . We're so glad we selected this place and need to come back more often.

Thank AudieSisson
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went to Cranes with our friends and had booked which I think is pretty necessary for most places in season here. I had the Osso Bucco which was a good portion of veal meat and a wonderful red sauce over risotto. Delicious...and I'm a bit particular about my Osso Bucco and how it should taste. Others had chicken Marsala... More 

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187 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nice cozy feel to the place. Sort of like an older wood paneled private club without the attitude.Great job on the steaks and loved the cream spinach. Not usually a big fan but this even impressed me. Nice wine selection but thought it was a little pricey for the area. Average bottle around $50-55. They do have wine by the... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4715
    (William Hilton Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: (843) 341-2333

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