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“Everything is delicious, worth the drive”

The Skull Creek Boathouse
Ranked #21 of 369 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Hilton Head Island’s landmark, waterfront dining destination is The Skull Creek Boathouse. Located waterfront on Skull Creek, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors on the porch or fireside Dive Bar or outdoors on the waterfront deck. The outside Buoy Bar serves up colorful sunset views daily along with the freshest original drinks.So bring your family, bring your friends, bring yourself to Skull Creek Boathouse – One bite & you’re hooked!
Rochester, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Everything is delicious, worth the drive”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Amazing sushi, fresh fish, low country boil. The views over Skull Creek are beautiful, especially at sunset. A trip to HHI is never complete without a visit to Skull Creek Boathouse.

Visited April 2012
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

The view at the boat house is beautiful, a true low country vista. Once you get past the view however that's where things get confusing. The menu is extensive to say the least. The choices are SO numerous that one's brain tends to shut down about halfway through it. So many combinations with choices of different sauces.....not only are you left unsure of what you ordered but the wait staff...or kitchen seems to combine the sauce they prefer with the meal you order regardless of what you chose. We had a table of 8 and only 1 meal came out as ordered. The meals were all very nicely prepared but after studying the menu for as long as we did and finally reaching a decision on main course with which sauce........I really would have liked to have it arrive as ordered. The staff was great, the view....phenomenal. Overall I would say give this place a shot.......just be open minded about what arrives in front of you.

  • Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis, IN
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581 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!!!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The subject line says it all!!! OUTSTANDING!!! We went on a Tuesday evening and were early enough to catch the early bird specials. The parking lot was already full, so we knew then that this was going to be a great place to have dinner. From the outside, it looks like a small place, but once inside, it was huge, and they have a lot of outdoor seating. We decided to eat outdoors, and it was great. They had live music, and it was gorgeous watching the sun go down in the horizon. Our waitress, Sara, promptly greeted us and took our drink orders. They were pretty darn busy. Due to that fact, we knew we would have to be patient. Service wasn't slow, but it did seem to take longer to get drinks, etc. No biggee. One is on vacation, so sit back and relax. All of us in our party ordered the same thing. It was a trio platter of flounder, scallops, and shrimp. You could order it fried or broiled. No matter what way you had it cooked, you had so much food. I got two more meals off of mine. You could order either french fries or rice, and it came with coleslaw. EXCELLENT!!! Sara did a great job, and we most definitely would return. After eating dinner, we walked to the boat landing, and saw dolphins playing close to the landing. Very enjoyable meal and evening! Made for a memorable night.

  • Visited March 2013
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Flemington, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
“delicious seafood, pleasant view”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

A comfortable location on Skull Creek. Visited for dinner and one lunch during our stay.
Tried the catfish recommended by the bartender. We never like catfish but at her suggestion tried it.. It was delicious. We ate outdoors for dinner. Special view and even better food. The sampler appetizer terrific. Service good, and generous and good prep of cocktails at the bar.

  • Visited March 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Must Visit”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We enjoy asking the locals for restaurant referrals and they did not disappoint. The seafood was superb (pecan-crusted mahi mahi and The Royal Seafood sampler). Even though we sat indoors the ambiance was delightful. It was a busy evening and the service started out a bit rocky. However, she quickly rebounded and exceeded our expectations including a special treat for the kids at the end to cap off the evening.

  • Visited March 2013
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