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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
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Overpriced low quality food. I love to cook but really this place is not good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is our 27th year at Hilton Head. This is always one place we always Go too."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Prime Rib is the best I've had anywhere. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was slow and just "off" in general. Soup didn't come with salad. Food made up for it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Food was excellent, service very good. No complaints."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good dinner. Sesame seared tuna was a bit bland. Beef dishes were yummy."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always make it a point to dine at Crane's when visiting Hilton Head, the food is excellent. Our meals where prepared perfectly."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "As always, Cranes delivers the goods. Have eaten there a number of times. Dinners have always been delicious and enjoyable. Wait staff attentive."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant has some ownderful old photos of the Philadelphia area. The food was very good. The service was wonderful"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is a favorite with locals. It is well worth finding -- but.... be careful, you can easily ride right by. There is a varied menu, but Cranes is best known for its outstanding steaks/beef. Early bird dining is offered and the selections typically include meat & fish, plus... the price includes a glass of pre-selected wines."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "excellent food. will be back! Prime steaks were wonderful. keep up the good work."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was just mediocre for the price. Steak was chewy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Cranes is on our list of "HH must eats". Beef filet is my favorite. Early bird menu is varied and a bargain. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Crane's Tavern has always served fabulous prime beef. Their meals are not ala carte as so many prime steakhouse are. They are served with a choice of potato and a veggie. Their onion soup is excellent, too."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We have had the pleasure of dining at Cranes last year and this year on our Spring trek to Hilton Head. The food was again very nicely prepared...perfect temperature on our meat. Very nice offerings for starters...we especially enjoyed the Caprese Salad... Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly .. attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant is small and cozy. The bar seemed to have a good attendance of locals. We were there an a Saturday night and all tables were taken and still the service and food was well executed. I recommend this as one of your best bets on the Island. Thank you Crane's Tavern for such a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Four of us had a very good time there Saturday evening and Jerry our waitress was excellent. Be sure to ask for her by name. The prime rib was as advertised ! You will not leave hungry !"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Having visited Hilton Head each year since 1989, Cranes has always been on bucket list, yet for some reason this was first time visit. How very, very disappointing. This place is tired. From personnel to furnishings and especially the food, everything has little to excite. Each plate's presentation appeared to have been formed with an ice cream scoop, plopped on a plate individually with no effort to please the eye. Someone needs to return to chef's school. This was first AND LAST visit until some changes are observed."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We ate here two years ago on our last visit to Hilton Head and had enjoyed our prime rib so much we just had to return. Food was as good as we remembered from the delicious bread to the peanut butter dessert! See you on our next visit!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The early bird selections were very good -- great deal. We had the prime rib and fried catfish."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Went with a large group for an early dinner. Table was ready immediately, food came fast and was great. The early bird choices were a good size and an excellent value"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I was presently surprised with the quality and service at Cranes. My family an I enjoyed the the wide variety on the menu -- although the steaks were the stars of the night. Many locals were in the restaurant which is a testament to it's quality in this resort town ."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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