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“Good Food: Go Early to avoid the wait”

The Skull Creek Boathouse
Ranked #20 of 377 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 August 4, 2014

We went early before the BIG crowds (arrived just before 5pm). The food was good :) Wish we would have eaten outside but that can happen next summer! If you go late, be prepared to wait close to 2 hours. I've heard you can wait for the high top tables and seat yourself.

Thank CleOHIOMommy
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived around 4:15 and didn't have to wait. The wait when we left was around hour and a half. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the crab stuffed filet. Of the six restaurants we sampled at HHI this was by far the best.

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Thank KentuckyMommy
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family stopped by the Boathouse during our recent trip to HHI. We get there a few minutes before the doors opened, so we sat near their scenic boat dock and watched them take boats in and out of storage.

The restaurant itself has a lot of character to it... seafood diner inside, the dock, a well laid-out outdoor dining area and bar.

The food was great--and a good value. Lots of seafood and comfort items to choose from. The buffet looked great, but for the price, we decided on some equally tasty entrees--and still had plenty of leftovers. If you go the entree route, you have to try the warm donut drops as a brunch appetizer. They are great!

The view is great. I wished we had come back for dinner one evening... but will try again on a future trip.

Thank DaytonXD9
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our first time trying the restaurant. There are no reservations and you will wait. We waited almost 2 hours. We would do it all over again. There is a sand table, Lego table, and a huge Connect 4 game for kids to keep occupied while you wait. The scenery is perfect right on the dock, so you can go down to the water where the boats are docked. They had plenty of seats outdoors for waiting and dinning, as well as a live band. There were 2 bars outside, and one inside, as well as TV's inside. The food is pricey but plenty of choices, and everything was good and big portions.

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Thank Sosnipperaug
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

All of the reviews on TripAdvisor talk about the exceptionally long wait, so we expected it and didn't care. When we went on a Wednesday night, we had approximately a 90 minute wait, but it was definitely enjoyable. If you appreciate a nice view, then you will not mind the wait either. There are numerous spots to sit and hang out and enjoy the view (and if you have kids, there are plenty of activities for them outside while you wait). We just got some drinks and relaxed as we waited. Once we were seated, we found the staff to be incredibly friendly and personable. The food was great, absolutely no complaints and WELL worth the wait!

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