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Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cranestavern.com
  • Email: Bethanne@Cranestavern.com
  • Phone: (843) 341-2333
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Sean Cavanaugh
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: Crane's can create and cater any event from including weddings, cocktail and hors d'oeuvres receptions, private brunches, luncheons and dinners, barbecues, and low country boils among other events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: William Hilton Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.
A word from Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood
Hilton Head Island's destination for beef & seafood lovers, Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse serves only the finest USDA Prime Grade Beef & fresh local seafood. An old English bar & heart of pine floors create the setting with warm, inviting service & an award-winning wine list.
The restaurant represents 4 generations & over 100 years of restaurateurs in the Crane family dating back to 1908, when an Irish immigrant, Frank Crane founded Crane's Tavern in Philadelphia. After prohibition Frank's son, Francis & his brothers opened the famed establishment at 333 Queen Lane, where his son, Hank worked until 1969. That year Hank ventured out on his own & opened a Crane's Tavern in Ambler, PA. & then purchased the Surf City Hotel on Long Beach Island, NJ creating yet another establishment with the Crane namesake. In 1999 he & his daughter, Beth Anne opened Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island, SC where it has become a local favorite
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Diner Reviews
  • "Crane's is simply the best food on Hilton Head Island"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Our Table was ready when we arrived. The waiter was very friendly. the food was good, except for the mashed potatoes. Our steaks were cooked right and the prime rib was a delight. The 2 appetizers we had were very nice ( tavern roll and a shrimp and cheese dip), the cheese cake was a good final touch. The bill for 4 people with a bottle of wine was $225.00."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Good food but not for the budget conscious , come here atleast a few times a year , one of the few places that does a great calves liver dish, when they have the mushroom soup special don't miss it it is fabulous , my personal favorite pepper encrusted filet mignon. . Nice port selection to top off your dinner"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A party of eight were seated at their desired time. No one came to take drink order for 15 minutes although surrounding tables being waited on. Waitress completely ignored the table upon arrival. Poor service in every area. Food just ok nothing special. 2 hours and 45 minutes. Would never go back or recommend unless you want to spend your entire evening in the restaurant! Two much better upscale restaurants on the same street that know how to serve a proper dinner and wine in a timely manner!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Best steak by far on Hilton Head Island. Consistent quality."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant has a good atmosphere and the decor is reminiscent of some of the famous grill rooms up North, but it has waitresses in place of the grumpy old men and the prices are slightly lower. They do manage a reasonable steak but be warned, if you want a baked potato, you need to order it in advance when you make the booking. The prime rib is usually good and the other cuts are always tender. We booked ahead but were seated in the bar, which wasn't too bad except for the ubiquitous television sets. We would have preferred to sit in the restaurant, but that wasn't an option on Saturday night. This is one of the more expensive restaurants on the island and expect to pay upwards of $50 per person."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our waitress wasted no time letting us know they were famous for their beef. So we ordered and received two of the most over cooked , under seasoned and very tough rib eyes we have ever been served. The service and the vegetables were very good. We will not go back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our group of 8 randomly will pick a different restaurant each week in the Hilton Head area to go to. We had the early dining menu, 3 didn't care for the choices so ordered appetizer off main menu. Portions were good size, waitress was very informative and friendly."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We hadn't been back to Crane's for years and it was pretty much as we remembered. Prime rib was very good - large enough portions to take a "doggy bag" home. It is an expensive restaurant but since we would get 2 meals from each order, it soften the wallet blow."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Started out well. Good recommendation for the special which was outstanding. They were busy and staff seemed overwhelmed. Noise level was very high and service after our food was delivered was poor. Were not offered dessert and had to ask for dessert menu. Understand problems with being busy, but should not impact our evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is probably a terrific steakhouse (we saw the cuts of beef), but that is not what we eat. Since it was Valentine's Day, the restaurant was extremely crowded and service suffered. we would go back, but probably to have steak."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have chosen Crane's Tavern before, and decided to go there again for a good piece of beef. Their meat is always tasty and tender. We were not disappointed. Our server, Jerry, was friendly and gave us excellent service. We plan to return again soon, with friends!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This is the place on HHI for excellent prime beef. Beef served on the island can be less than desirable, but the beef at Cranes is as good as any I have had in the midwest. If you want an excellent slice of prime rib, Cranes is THE place on Hilton Head. Cranes is our go to spot for excellent beef."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Wonderful "Irish Pub" atmosphere. Something I wasn't expecting here. The food is a bit pricy, but excellent. Service is great. A "White table cloth" experience in a cozy pup."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Our server, a bald middle age man, never smiled even once and was perhaps the least friendly server we have ever encountered at Crane's. He was the sole reason that we did not give them a 5 star rating."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a fine dinner, Food excellent. Felt relaxed and did not get rushed. Was able to have a conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The dishes were well prepared and delicious. The interior has the feel of an old steak house. Excellent bar and a great bartender to match. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We made reservations late in the day on internet. Quick response. Great table and a wonderful night out. As always food, service and wine were outstanding. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Good food. Nice experience trying Restaurant Week menu."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Gave Cranes a try during Restaurant Week on the price fixed menu. Nad had the wreck fish and it was overlooked and tried to send it back but it became such a hassle she just ate it. Rad the Prime Rib as told that was the house specialty and it was WAY TOO SALTY and cut away the outside. Not sure we would return for the higher priced normal menu."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had great food and service at Crane's. Also, read other reviews that talked about the place needing a facelift. We found that Crane's had beautiful neighborhood character and I don't think it needs a facelift at all. Our server was Diane and she was very good and attentive."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had not been to Cranes for years, and went the other night. Fabulous dinner - great neighborhood ambiance. A real steakhouse. A great bar and we will take advantage of it for quick meals during the week. Our hostess that greeted us had a bit of an attitude, but aftre that everything was perfect. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My wife and I agreed it may have been our most enjoyable meal over our 36 years together. The ribeye was tender, the grouper was cooked perfectly , and Diane, our server, was the best we have ever had...she was efficient and great, bubbly personality who gave us terrific conversation about the restaurant and the area.. Five Stars...!!!!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "great place, great prices, a must go to when in HHI"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A family owned steakhouse with the best steaks on the island. Food and service were wonderful!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is very good. The service is attentive. This is mostly a steakhouse and the steaks come with sides, so there is a cost savings in that, plus the cost of a fillet is a bit less than at a Morton's or Ruth's Chris. There were some creative touches on the menu as well -- the appetizer that is essentially a beef and cheese egg roll in philo dough is quite nice, for example. But the decor was a step back in time to some bizarro, ersatz Early American theme, a bad knock-off of a classic American tavern-style restaurant. This place felt old and dated (in a bad way) and dark. Lighten the decor and make the place feel a bit more contemporary and it would be an all-around winner. But even with this gripe, the food is clearly worth the trip."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The prime rib was excellent along with the creamed spinach! If you make your own out of this world mashed potatoes you may want a different starch! All in all it was a great meal!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Food was very expensive and just average. They feature pork chops on the menu and dispite the fact that the resturant was very slow, they were out of them. Our server was lovely but there is nothing special about the food or the place to justify the prices."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This was our first dining experience at Crane's. We were a part of 6 -- and everyone was very favorably impressed with the food. Our server (Carrie) made the dining experience especially enjoyable -- she was very competent, pleasant, and she went above the norm to accommodate us. The rib-eye steak (large portion) and the filet mignon (smaller portion) were both tender & tasty. Soup was an unusual turkey chowder, very flavorful. Salads, bread, desserts were all delicious. And... as if that was not enough, they do offer an early bird menu (5 to 6 pm) that is outstanding, even includes a glass of wine! All 6 of us will be returning to Crane's!!!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Second time dining here. Best steaks ever match the atmosphere and service. A must if one's visiting Hilton Head."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "After our first visit to Crane's during our visit to Hilton Head last year, made a special point to return this year - very glad we did. Excellent food and service - Dianne is tops. Prime rib here is perfect, but be very hungry as the portions are large and the sides delicious. Fairly-priced wine list with good selections. Marvelous desserts, too. Location is a bit hard to find in the darkness that envelopes Hilton Head Island so if a first-time visit, make a point to find this place during the daylight hours so dinner is not ruined by getting lost in the dark!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We have dined often at Cranes and each experience is wonderful. Great food, great staff. Wish they were in Charlotte too."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Three of us dined here on a Saturday evening. It was a little more noisy than usual due to a couple of large parties. A filet and the prime rib were cooked perfectly and butter knife tender. Veal Osso Bucco was also very good but I prefer a brown sauce for this dish over the tomato based sauce it was served with. A great bottle of wine complemented our meal and our server was excellent."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We went here for a "good" steak and were not disappointed. The filet melted in my mouth and the sides were fresh and delicious. Server was a long time employee and very knowledgable and friendly. On the pricey side and true "one person" portions, but definitely worth it. Will return next time in town."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "Terrific "pub" atmosphere, with a great bar area. We make certain to come as often as possible... consistently excellent, with great service. Food is terrific... try the scallops.... BUT, try the large filet for the BEST steak you'll EVER have..."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "After having been recommended by multiple people, we finally tried this place. Not to be repeated, lots of pre-fab food and not much flavor. Bar looked OK and wine list looked fair. Mistake not to be repeated....."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. The food is excellent and the service is great. Will keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The revisit to Crane's after many years of visiting closer restaurants to us was not disappointing. The service, ambiance and quality of food was of the highest quality. Celebrating my wife's birthday she ordered the prime rib which was served perfectly to the heat ordered and was seasoned just right. I ordered the special which was Grouper topped with shrimp in a delicious sauce. I hesitated to order fish in here because I knew there beef would be delicious. However, I was not disappointed. A little pricey but worth every bit of it."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Rates as one of the best steak restaurants on the east coast. Great service, friendly staff. F"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "This was our third time to Crane's on Friday, July 5th. The restaurant was very very busy but we were seated upon arrival per our reservation. We respect a restaurant that honors a reservation. The service was very good. There was no unnecessary wait due to the holiday week-end. We had Prime Ribs and Osso Bucco (my husband's favorite). Its is a regular menu item. Let alone Bread Pudding. We can now say Crane's is a favorite and has consistent good food and service. Thanks to Open Table we continue to find great restaurants on Hilton Head Island, SC."
    Dined on 7/5/2013