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“Nice Dinner”

The Skull Creek Boathouse
Ranked #18 of 376 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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!
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ate with extended family - I got the jambalya and collard greens...decent but not spicy without hot sauce added on your own. Sweet tea was good, fried green tomatoes were awesome! Had some fun stuff for the kids outside - chalk, duplo lego table, crafts (for a small price); gift shop was decent (gave the kids a little prize after they ate dinner). Nice waterfront views and it was cool seeing the boats being brought in and out of the dock warehouse.

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Thank funkytown6755
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed everything. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the little things that we do, like the kids activities, and that you stopped into our gift shop. Sounds like you may have missed the Skull Creek General Store, located right next door. Thanks again, and hope that you and your family have a great holiday weekend!!

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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Horrible experience, go spend your money somewhere else.
We were told to expect a 90-120 minute wait for outdoor seating, which was perfectly fine since we planned for that to enjoy the live music and sunset outdoors.
When our table was ready they seated us at a picnic table out behind the bar where the drunk people play cornhole... We were barely even at the restaurant anymore. I told them that this wasn't acceptable and we would wait for an actual table. They were very annoyed by that but said they would find a spot for us.
Then they seated us indoors in a noisy, muggy side area when we specifically asked to be outside for the music.
I was ready to leave at that point but we had 3 small children that were well past their dinner time so we stayed.
They brought our sampler with ranch dressing dumped on the hush puppies (no doubt to screw with us since we were the "difficult" table) they didn't bring anyone's salads, but still truce to charge us for them and generally ruined the entire evening.
I will not be returning.

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5  Thank Mike S
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Thank you for bringing your concerns about your dining experience to our attention, that is the only way that we can grow! I understand your concerns, especially with small hungry children, wait times can "feel longer", that's why we do everything we can do make your wait time an enjoyable one (i.e. live music, kids activities, legos, chalk, etc.). I would like to personally invite you and your family back in for the experience that you deserve from SCB. Please email me at chriss@serggroup.com. Brunch, lunch or dinner, let me know. I hope to hear from you soon...

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere makes it, we always sit out on the patio. The food is generally very good. We usually get multiple ceviches and split them, which is excellent, however we have had things that are not great. The Oyster Po-Boy was mediocre, and my wife had an overdressed salad once, but otherwise consistently good food, good beer selection, and great vibe.

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1  Thank jerrybear1973
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skullcreekboathouse, Owner at The Skull Creek Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

It's good to hear the positive feedback on your experience. Thank you for bringing up the good, and the not so good meals you've had. We've passed your feedback onto the chef and hopefully this will be prevented in the future! Thanks again, and hope to see you soon...

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visit here EVERY vacation to Hilton Head and usually more than once! There are things to do while you wait...and you will wait unless you arrive very, very early! The food is delicious!

Thank smmkpm
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Skull Creek Boat House Restaurant has DELICIOUS food. RICK, our waiter, recommended the grouper imperial. It was perfectly prepared. Rick was very friendly, and delivered excellent service. The shrimp pasta and ribeye were also delicious, and perfectly prepared.
There is a very long wait for dinner, so plan on it. Definitely worth the wait.

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Thank Kim W
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