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“Dinner was good but overall this place isn't special”

Johnson Creek Tavern
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I will start with the positives - our dinners were very good. I had the flounder and my husband had a steak. No complaints except the prices are a little too high in my opinion. The atmosphere is shabby chic which is cool. My only complaint was that we never felt welcome here. It is definitely a local place for seafood and no one really went out of their way to make us feel that they even cared we were there. It was just a routine. Come in, sit here, take your order, here's your food, pay the bill, good bye. That pretty much summed it up.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We ate here as it was convenient to where we were staying on a stormy night. The place was packed and it took some time to be waited on. We both had the broiled, blackened shrimp and it was ok. Nothing out of the ordinary. They had a small wine selection which wasn't bad and every time we got another glass, it was in a different type of glass which was kind of fun. The prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We really enjoyed this place. The food was fresh and tasty..the wait staff was friendly and helpful, and the outside deck was peaceful. We ate there twice in one week while vacationing on Fripp.

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Thank BierCat
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Johnson Creek Tavern, or "JCT" is a well established fixture on Harbor Island. It is the closest public restaurant to Hunting Island State Park, the most popular state park in SC. Forget chic, plastic and chrome, this unique restaurant and watering hole has an honest weathered ambiance that fits right in with with its scenic surroundings. There are good island views of the ocean and salt marsh.

I have been here many times and consider more of a lunch place than for dinner. Frankly it's a bit informal for dinner, and you miss the views when it is dark outside. I have found inconsistent service in the evenings, but always enjoy lunch here. The dinner entrees seem a little pricey as well.

JCT is a bit of a drive from Beaufort SC (20-25 minutes), but if your plans include Hunting Island, Harbor Island or Fripp Island, you really should give it a try.

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Thank dbjennings
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Lunch at Johnson Creek Tavern just outside the park gates was great, including the food, with outdoor seating and a great low country view. I like a laid back atmosphere on a Sat afternoon.

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Thank johnrobertpowers
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