Old Oyster Factory
Old Oyster Factory

Old Oyster Factory

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://oldoysterfactory.com/
  • Phone: 8436816040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 4:45pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Andy Love
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private area upstairs accommodates 55ppl

    Semi private area off of main dining room seats 70ppl.
  • Private Party Contact: Craig Ryan 8436816040x
  • Entertainment: We offer nightly live music and a juggler from Memorial Day weekend through the middle of August.
  • Special Events: Fall & Winter Oyster Roasts

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matthews Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot attendants on duty from April 1 through Labor Day.
A word from Old Oyster Factory
Hilton Head's Finest Seafood & Steakhouse.


Beautiful views and sunsets from every table overlooking Broad Creek.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Old Oyster Factory reviews from OpenTable diners
353 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (298)kid-friendly (176)good for groups (167)great for outdoor dining (163)special occasion (106)fit for foodies (79)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (57)hot spot (38)notable wine list (31)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (13)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Always special
    Wishbone
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Aways a must when visiting the island. Brought newbys with us. Atmosphere great, courteous front desk staff, great friendly, waiter , Frank, food was delicious and plenty of it. We always go early to have a drink at the bar as we like the atmosphere, but this time, experience was not comfortable. The bartender, Roger needs a lesson in service. A genuine smile, a friendly interaction even if you are busy. That's part of being a bartender. Took orders for 2 of 3 , walked away and completely ignored the 3rd who was sitting on the middle stool, between us. Even when he brought our drinks, did not ask. Never happened before, hope not again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice on Hilton Head Island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent service, great seafood. The customer noise level was high, staff noise level low to normal. Definitely will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great but noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We are a family of 10 so sat at a large round table. Noise level was so high could not hear convèrsation across table. But as always food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, excellent atmosphere
    blufftonfoodie72
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Third visit here. Brought my inlaws. Food is always good. Stuffed flounder may have been a tab bit buttery and shrimp Cesear is overpriced but overall food is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank our waiter is fabulous
    tmama
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We will return to OLD oyster this week. There are so many more things on the menu we want to try. We will request Framk as our waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place with killer views
    Eatouts
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is a favorite for great food, wonderful views and fun atmosphere ! Don't miss the experience - eat outside weather permitting - surrounded by natural beauty & water views
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Outdoor Dinner!!
    HHInewbies
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wanted to go to a restaurant that had good outdoor seating with some kind of water view. The Old Oyster Factory fit that bill and being off the main waterway made for a quiet setting. Loved our experience. Food was excellent and service was attentive. All five us in our party had a different dish and loved them all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OVER RATED RESTAURANT
    NONIMPRESSED
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were really looking forward to a special night. It was just ordinary food and overpriced. Server had such a heavy accent it was difficult to understand him.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Patron1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wait staff really energetic. Food was excellent. They take reservations and we were seated immediately when we got there. Menu has many choices. I do not think this is a place for children but overall we enjoyed our entrees. It is expensive but I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Oyster is great.
    ACfun
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Old Oyster is a great find on Hilton Head Island. Food is great, service is wonderful, friendly, overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it was...
    Anniversary34
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have eaten there many times over the last 15*yrs. we hadn't been there for 2 yrs and decided to go back. Disappointing, I remembered the food quality as being much better. Next year we will select another place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish I'd known!
    Bigredmom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Average food, good service by Aleena but this was a disaster. Screaming chdren-3 no less-seated next to us-and parents did little to nothing about it. Food was average, but overpriced given lack of any ambiance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Happy Hour at the bar
    GinMillDJ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Bar menu was much better than table side dining. I would go back and only sit at the bar for appetizers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastefully Done
    Remark
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is truly one of our return visit places. It works well for family and for couples. We love the view and the many great entrees. The staff is courteous and provide for a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Oyster Factory Fun
    DrJHA
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was a fun evening. Our waitress was an elementary school teacher and very personable, quick, and efficient. Food was very good and fairly priced. Come for the view of the bay and marshes!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great locals and for tourists
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Old Oyster Factory has been a Hilton Head favorite for very many years. During the tourist's season, reservations a few days in advance would be needed. As a resident, I got reservations on a Saturday for a Saturday night. Everyone in our group, 5 of 6 residents, loved the food and found the overall experience, including the food and the views, to be among the best in Hilton Head. I recommend it without hesitation. (I cannot comment on the bar scene or of it being a "hot spot". Look to others to comment on those areas.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful experience
    Gigglebox
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We made reservations and were seated promptly. Lauren, our waitress, gave us recommendations from the menu which helped our selection. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. In fact, it was the best meal of the whole week. I ordered the scallops based on the recommendation and they were cooked to perfection. My husband and I also shared a wedge salad which was quite large for a side salad. The hushpuppies weren't as good as Hudson's, sorry. But our food overall killed our meal from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Katiebugz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I live in Rincon, Georgia. The Old Oyster Factory is one of our 3 favorite restaurants for special occasions. While we cannot fit a visit to the Old Oyster Factory into our budget more than once or twice a year, it is always on the top of the list when considering where to celebrate a special event in our lives. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is always friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful View but...
    FoodieCharleston
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I am from Charleston so I always have a high bar set for food quality. The view is the draw but the food is not good at all. I would equate it with Applebys or Ruby Tuesday. In my opinion this place is good for light fare and drinks at the bar only. If you are a foodie you will not be impressed. Seemed very touristy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NonFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    View is amazing inside and out, glass wraps the entire back of the building, Beautiful wood ceiling beams and candlelight dining make it very romantic. I don't think there is really a bad seat in the whole place. Nearly all Seafood, could use a few more non-seafood choices, but, I believe they would have been very accommodating with substitutes. Food was fantastic and Server was friendly and fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Trusted Favorite
    Karen
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If anything, OOF was even better this year than last. We had a reservation, obviously. Outside dining was not a great option as it had been raining off and on all evening. But we had a table by the windows to catch the last bit of daylight. The hush puppies were excellent. They are not better anywhere else on the island. I had crab cakes and we Marylanders are particular about them. Delish and shell free. My daughter and husband had a tilapia special that was excellent. Most entrees now come with rice or whipped potatoes. You can get a baked potato, but they are not nearly as good (my first one was basically uncooked) as when they were served still wrapped in aluminum. Portion sizes remain generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner
    saycrews
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. It is amazing that a "tourist" spot had mouth watering delicious food! In addition to the food and great service the view from our water front table was absolutely spectacular. A perfect dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Fish entrees
    DCslim
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our party of 3 had the swordfish, salmon, and mahi, each of which were nicely spiced and juicy. The salad with warm bacon dressing was outstanding, the hush pups just ok. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine!
    BrunnerSmith1
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The whole experience is delightful! The staff was polite and accommodating. The food was amazing. Would definitely recommend making a reservation on line to avoid long waits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Len
    lynn
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was my second visit during a week long vacation. If, I had not been given such great service on my first visit then I would not have know, how bad the service was on my second visit. I originally made a 7PM reservation but quickly change it to 6PM. When I say quick, I am talking the same day. Upon my arrival at the restaurant, I make note of the modification. The young blond-headed lady, stated the 7PM was canceled but no table was reserve for 6PM. I know because we were assign to eat at the bar. Please note that open table had sent me a confirmation of my reservation. It was a very special occasion and I made my very specific reservation almost two weeks in advance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyed the food. Great service! I had swordfish dinner. Hush puppies are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Style, used to be a favorite
    NewportbummerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They need to step it up to compete with the other local favorites
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood
    OnVacationVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first dinner on the island and we greatly enjoyed the seafood at OOF. I had the mahi and my husband had the seafood medley and both were excellent. I got the balsamic dressing on the side and asked to take it home with my leftover mahi because it was excellent. I do NOT recommend sitting out doors in the evening in the summer months. The mequitos were terrible and there were no ceiling fans to keep the air circulating. If you're looking for something quiet and cozy, this isn't your place. It's a huge restaurant with hundreds of tables. Service was great for the volume of business they were handling. There is also a great bottle of Cote d'Rhone on the wine menu at a very reasonable price. Enjoy!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and Service was excellent. Young adults, Gen X & Y, should know better than to bring crying babies and distrubing young children to a nice restaurant. We want to enjoy our dinner not listen to kids. They belong at casual or fast food or leave them home with a baby sitter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good menu
    HHIregs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very good. Terrific views. Oyster prices are a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. The view is beautiful, a special treat for a vacation meal! Our waitress was a gem & service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great evening and wonderful meal with a nice young waiter. We could not have had a better time or a better meal. I had swordfish and my husband had mahi and both meals were wonderful. The hushpuppies and our appetizer of calamari were great also. We will got back there again someday I am sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We choose Old Oyster factory as they had a great menu, nice view of the marsh and were kid friendly as we had our two nephews in tow. Food was good and service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Len
    lynn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I went on a very busy Friday but the up-front service was exceptional. I made a reservation about 10 days in advance an they reserve, the type of table that I asked for. One young lady attempted to assign us a table but another more experience lady pointed out that a table had been reserve. That attention to detail made our visit more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALCfromNJ
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. We ate on the outside deck and enjoyed the view. We were pleased with the quality of the food and the service. Our only complaint, although minor, was to slow down service between courses. We had just finished our salads/appetizers, when the main dishes appeared. I would have preferred a few minutes between courses. However, this is a lovely restaurant and we would recommend to anyone. The online reservation service was super, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our second visit and this time we brought another couple with us and it was their first time and we all greatly enjoyed it. The service was excellent, the food was spectacular. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone, couples, and families. The seafood was great but they do have an extensive menu to suit everyones palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with a view
    ROMANCE
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Offers both indoor and outside dinning with a view of the cove and wildlife area. Great for letting kids watch the wildlife while adults enjoy a fine dinning experience. Also great for dining without kids to have a more adult like ambience. The service was quick and friendly and the food hot and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    olives
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent food and drink for family gathering. My wife and I went the night before for a date night (nice table overlooking the water) and decided to return with the extended family. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Date Night
    olives
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent experience...we come back every year when visiting Hilton Head Island. The view was wonderful and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive but allowed us to take our time and enjoy our date night out. We highly recommend this establishment for both couples and for families.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If deciding on a restaurant in Hilton Head, this is a must. We ate nice dinners every night, and this is still one of our favorites, which we will return to. The hushpuppies are amazing, but everything was truly great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate