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

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cranestavern.com/
  • Phone: 8433412333
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (39)notable wine list (33)fit for foodies (28)romantic (19)good for groups (11)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    ElleJae
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was my first time at this restaurant because I live in GA but I was on vacation and I wanted to go somewhere with simple elegance. The food was good; I ordered the crab cake as an appetizer and for dinner I had the stuffed pork chop and my companion had the salmon and both were really good. The salmon had too much sauce on it and it was a bit thick but overall very tasty. The entire staff were very friendly and I will definitely go back whenever in town again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crane's is Okay
    Kopfhunter
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As my overall 3 star rating is 'okay', so was our dining experience. Everything was rather average. The problem is that on Hilton Head there are a lot of choices. You might stop in to have a drink to check it out first. The bar has a really nice ambiance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK - not great
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you are n the mood for prime rib- you may want to go to Crane's. The meal was basic and uninspired.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return again and again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always our number one spot when we come to hilton head
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Crane's Tavern Experinece
    rwteatswell
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I discovered Crane's several years ago while vacationing on Hilton Head. Since then we are sure to dine there when we are going to be in the area. The food selection is always superb whether we order the prime rib or a seafood dish. The service is always friendly and attentive to our every need.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PRIME RIB
    LINDAVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    On every visit to Hilton Head Island, we make a point to have dinner at Crane's Tavern. Outstanding menu item is the prime rib; we both tried fish this time which was fine but not to the quality of the prime rib. Ambience here is quiet and adult; service is usually top-notch; a bit below that this time but still very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks are awesome
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Ribeye was spectacular. Cut it with your dork if you want. It was seasoned perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peggy & Bob
    pegbob
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Arrived an hour early. Hostess was very willing to seat us but we decided to have a drink at the bar and chill out a bit. The bartender was excellent and offered to serve our meal at the bar. We declined but I'm sure he would have done a fine service. When we were seated the service was a little slow but then all the tables we occupied and the wait staff was very busy. Once we got started the meal was excellent. Peggy opted for the Surf & Turf and substituted Shrimp for scallops and then proceeded to make me jealous while she raved about the meal. I had a Shrimp dish with Cheese Grits (New for me) and it was delicious. In conclusion, when we relocate to the area Crane's will be a regular for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Return
    luvhhi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After an initial terrific visit to Crane's we were not disappointed in our return. Prime rib, mushroom ravioli were terrific and the sides were perfect (creamed spinach, scalloped potatoes, carrots along with great horseradish sauce and au jus). The side portions are generous and, unlike many restaurants, included with your entree making the meals reasonable. The Fried Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream is a must--this coming from two people who would normally pass on pie for dessert. Service was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my second visit, it was very busy and the kitchen staff lost there focus on customer sevice, wait staff worked very hard to overcome.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy
    chief
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The wine selections are great. Salads and particularly the blue cheese dressing was excellent. Rib eye steaks were good but had too much salt applied. Restaurants should let customers apply their salt as needed at the table. This is a consistent problem and is a danger for people who have to watch their salt intake. The restaurant was full and that caused a lot of noise
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner
    ThehoovsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant was nice. Good food but not over the top. The server was very nice, more so than others we have run into in the area. This is a great place for a nice quiet dinner. Our steak was cooked perfectly and the wine was great with plenty to choose from.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Crane's for 40th Anniv
    mike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The steak was superb, and the sides were tasty as well. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood!
    Luvdining
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We arrived for the early bird specials and had the most delicious L'orange Tilapia. It was fresh and excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No. Do not waste your time or money
    Like2eat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Overpriced low quality food. I love to cook but really this place is not good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jenn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was great. Atmosphere was not as nice as I had preceived from the on-line photos. Food was okay. No one loved their entrees.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Altman54
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We alway enjoy eating at Cranes. The food and service are outstanding. We come each time we are in Hilton Head and will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 out of 4
    BobC
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Three meals were excellent - the 4th not so much (server gave the wrong prime rib to one person which was overcooked and a bad piecr of meat). The server tried to rectify by providing a take-home piece of prime rib - but damage was done. The shame is that the aggrieved person is a local and this was her first visit to Cranes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grammy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This was our first time at Crane's. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive. I started with the fried green tomato appetizer and was a little disappointed at the blandness of the tomatoes. The steaks and the spicy fries were great and we shared a couple of desserts which were fantastic! The atmosphere is a bit stuffy and dark. Overall, a very good meal for the money but I'm not sure I'll rush right back only because it just wasn't that exciting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent food and service. We had a party of 12, celebrating an event. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about the menu, the Chef was able to accommodate special considerations for allergies. Menu was diverse and had something for everyone whether they wanted great seafood or steak choices. Large portions, steak and seafood cooked perfectly to everyone's taste. Very good food, great, great dining experience. Highly recommend Crane for a special occasion dinner. We have now added Crane to our favorite restaurant spots when we visit Hilton Head!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks!
    8Friends
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    If you want a great steak or prime rib Crane's is the best on the island! The scalloped potatoes melt in your mouth. The wait staff is friendly and very helpful. A nice place for a special event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Runaway Steak!!
    GolfnEat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was ok, but the service was "entertaining". Ok, service was slow, really slow, so dont go hungry or you might not survive until the entre' comes. Then when our food finally arrived, the waiter lost his grip and accidentally hurled a 10oz filet at my 83 year old father. It bounced several times on the table and then we howled in laughter as the waiter tried to delicately pick it up. The best comment was my father who said "please dont take it back, I'll starve to death waiting for it". All in all, it was an ok experience because I haven't laughed that hard in years. Oh and in addition to the runaway steak.....I ordered a crab cake....along with my steak which arrived after I had my complete dinner!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Treat
    luvhhi
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a terrific dinner at Crane's. We were all familiar with Crane's in the Philadelphia area but had yet to try the Hilton Head spot. We're delighted with our experience and can't wait to return. Food was prepared perfectly--Prime Rib was terrific as was Shrimp and Grits (a first for one of the group). Sides of Scalloped Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and Sauteed Zucchini were all great. Do not miss the Fried Apple Pie. This could become a neighborhood favorite for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointed
    Keith
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had heard great things about this place, but it did not live up to expectations. We were dissapointed in the food. Granted we ordered seafood, and they are known for steaks, but we can get great steaks at home. The fish was bland and the sauce was super rich.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it
    Balfours
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is our 27th year at Hilton Head. This is always one place we always Go too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    renaissancemannc
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I chose Crane's based on a "word of mouth" recommendation. The cost was a consideration b/c I'm not Warren Buffet. Be that as it may, the hostess seated us promptly; she was pleasant and made us feel at ease. All staff members were professional. The food was impeccable. We had prime rib, steak and tuna; all dishes were presented beautifully and more importantly, they were DELICIOUS! You will be glad you dined here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 for Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Prime Rib is the best I've had anywhere. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Prime Rib dinner
    Flyingman
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We came for the prime rib and were not dissapointed. They don't "do" baked potatoes but the scalloped potatoes were really good and creamy. Our waitress was very pleasant and took excellent care of us. We also shared some sauteed button mushrooms, also well prepared. No room for dessert sorry to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good except for...
    RevWillieG
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Our reservation was for 6:45. We were sat next to a table that had 4 kids. 3 of them were mostly good but the toddler kept crying. We were impressed that the hostess came and got the kid and took her out for a few minutes. But, when the kid started up again, the parents didn't take the kid out. For the price and type of restaurant, I want the atmosphere to be quiet and cozy. If we go back we won't make as early a reservation as to avoid small kids.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nancy E
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was great. Service was slow and just "off" in general. Soup didn't come with salad. Food made up for it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thomas
    Thomas
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great dining experience. Food was excellent, service very good. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marylander
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good dinner. Sesame seared tuna was a bit bland. Beef dishes were yummy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    Spmccarl78VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had unbelievable service during our dining experience. I was skeptical at first noticing our server was waiting on a large group table(16)along with two other tables. She was amazing!!! Her name is Donna so if you dine at Cranes I would recommend requesting her as your server. The food was outstanding too!!! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comestible Meal
    sjbfoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've enjoyed many excellent meals at the various Crane's locations and the Hilton Head location is another to add to our list. Their steak is delicious, tender and dependable. Their calves liver, my husband's favorite, is also outstanding. The atmosphere is great for families, friends and couples and the bar is fun and friendly. Make it a point to visit Crane's when in the Hilton Head Island vicinity. Not too far from Bluffton either!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor service.
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our food was great from the awesome prime rib, tilapia to the spinach salad. The receptionist was very sweet, and sociable. She went out if her way to talk with us. The waiter was not friendly or helpful. He didn't even tell us his name. I would give this place another shot bc the food was great and maybe he was just having a bad day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak and Service
    Roytel1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Always make it a point to dine at Crane's when visiting Hilton Head, the food is excellent. Our meals where prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best in Hilton Head
    MikeS
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Crane's is our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The food is consistently extremely good and the service is great. Be sure to add a crab cake to your steak/prime rib dinner!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good reliable choice
    HiltonHeadGal
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have not visited Cranes for several years, only because there are so many choices on Hilton Head. Went for the early dining menu and it was very good. 3 in our party had the prime rib-a very nice sized portion, perfectly done and tasty. Delicious warm bread is served and the sides are quite good. Service was professional and efficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    As always, Cranes delivers the goods. Have eaten there a number of times. Dinners have always been delicious and enjoyable. Wait staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood reviews archive.
  • celebrating
    katrina
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We celebrated my cousin's anniversary who live. On the island but never had been there. From our waiter, Eddie, to our food excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic