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Old Oyster Factory
Old Oyster Factory

Old Oyster Factory Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://oldoysterfactory.com
  • Phone: (843) 681-6040
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 4:45pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, American
  • 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 (843) 681-6040
  • Entertainment: We offer nightly live music and a juggler from Memorial Day weekend through the middle of August.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was average at best, not worth the high tab. Oysters from everywhere but the marshes right out front. Oysters Rockefeller tested frozen not fresh, watery liquid on the bottom of the shell"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Awful food, worse service! Warm beer. Our server was VERY distracted AND IN-attentive and seemed like she could care less about our party. The food was just ok and was VERY over priced. When she presented the check it already had an 18% gratuity added in for our party of 6! Well, she DID NOT deserve an 18% tip for the poor service that we received!!! And she had the audacity to hand write in the top of the original and guest copy that only 18% was included. Really? She didn't deserve 10%! It is insulting to add gratuity to our check after receiving such poor service and such poor quality food. Will NEVER GO BACK!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Beautiful location view spectacular Service great. Food not even warm when it arrived at table except oysters Rockefeller which was very good"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food and service! Will be dining again on our next visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We recently vacationed to Hilton Head and found the Old oyster factory to be the best of our choices for dining. The raw oysters were fresh and the entrees were well presented. Our server was attentive and the view was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Read the positive reviews and decided to try it... Food was absolutely perfect and im usually a bit of a critic so that's saying something. The waitress was nice and always smiling. Our reservations got us in quickly and the food was the best that I had while staying a few days in Hilton Head."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Lobster was cooked perfectly! We are locals and were celebrating a couple of birthdays. We had great service at the bar from Shannon and our server Jason was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Family of 3 adults, a teen and a child. Had reservation. Immediately seated. Extremely fast and attentive wait staff. Most had special menu items for appetizers and entrees. Excellent in everyone's opinion."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great location. Excellent views. Good food and service. Nice menu selection."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Party of 10 with reservations, seated quickly and had a very attentive waiter. Two in the party with food allergies. No problems with the gluten free menu, staff was knowledgable @ ready to answer any questions we had about preparation. Wonderful children's menu as well, lots of choices. Food was delicious. The views of the bay/marshlands delightful, making this a great dining experience. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "First time visitor to HHI and OOF. While I saw some (-) reviews here, our experience was stellar in every way. Seated immediately at 7:30 for 2, window with a view of marsh. Baked Oysters, then Grouper for me was excellent. Martini was perfect and exactly as ordered. Don't miss the Hushpuppies which you want to eat forever. Dessert was the Choc mousse in a crusty almond shell also great. All this was so good, we ended up back there again 2 days later..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great place. Try the Muscovite Oysters. We loved them."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This island has few places you can eat at with a water view. The views, food & atmosphere were exactly what we wanted. Highly recomed!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This place was great. We had a small incident with a drink but it was quickly fixed and the manager and sever were both very great about it. Wonderful food and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We recently dined here with our 16 month old daughter. The view was great, the food was delicious and it was an enjoyable experience. Our server was great and very friendly. The kids menu worked out well as we got the pizza for our daughter and she LOVED the hush puppies, and so did we. It was a huge help that they take reservations. This dinner experience was the best one out of our entire trip. I also noticed that they did a great job accommodating large parties. Did I mention the view was great? Very clean and the food also came out quickly. Would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Oyster Factory is always a must when we are in Hilton Head. It never fails to be a great experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " Nice place on HHI We were seated in less than 15 minutes after we arrived, which considering the line , was great. People walking in were being given a wait time of 90 minutes. The food is good. The view is great. Reservations make it easy to get a table !"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "food, service, bar - all good. beautiful setting. highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed dinner at Old Oyster Factory. Even though it is a large and crowded restaurant, the service and food are always great. We were seated at a corner window and had a great view of the water, marsh, kayakers and boats."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The restaurant has incredible views. The service was a little hurried. The restaurant was very crowded - but they accept reservations which I highly recommend. They use text to let you know when your table is ready. Inside the restaurant was uncomfortably hot. We were jealous of the people enjoying the beautiful outdoor seating who were able to enjoy the breeze over the water. The food was pretty good, especially the specials like swordfish and tilapia which stood out above the low country boil and fried platters. They have an outdoor bar with juggling (and juggling lessons) which the children enjoyed while we waited until our reservation time. Live music as well with room for people to dance. Lively family friendly bar scene."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I love the view, atmosphere, and food here. Would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who travels here!!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back when we return to HHI."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Seafood fare is very good. Our server's recommendations were right on; however, our server was borderline rude, and seemed to take it personally when we did not order all of her recommendations."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was great! Beautiful views, music playing outside. Great place to go with the whole family!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Quite a few families with kids - especially at the early dinner hour. Not great for couples looking for a night out with some relative peace and quiet. The scallops were delicious, the hash brown-like potato coating on the grouper too heavy. Good local craft beer. Service was very good. Pricey given the lack of ambiance and hit and miss on food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Server was attentive and knowledgable. There is a great deck over looking the marsh...so lovely! After booking our reservation(party of 8) On open table, I called the restaurant and asked if we could have a window seat and they were very courteous and provided it! Perfect place for our family meal before departing hilton Head!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Despite the 4th July crowd they handled our party efficiently. Everyone had a good time and the food was great despite the huge volumes they had to handle. In recent months this restaurant has really lifted it's game and gone from a tired old tourist trap to a local favourite."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming for long weekends at Hilton Head for years. Each time we come, we never skip Old Oyster Factory. Our favorite item on the menu is the Chilled seafood Platter. While it is an appetizer, it is huge and offers Lobster, shrimp, raw oysters, salmon, crab legs and clams, add 2 salads and their delicious hush puppies, you will have a meal fit for a king and queen..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Visited here on Sat 7/5/14. We were late for our reservation and it was very busy, but the restaurant was still able to accommodate us. I had the clams appetizer and the spinach salad but too many mushrooms, but it was still good. I love clams so I've never had a bad clam in my life! Hubby had surf turf. He said his steak was good, not great but good. His scallops were really good. Our son had the pasta and shrimp. But those Hush puppies! OMG. Reminded me of how my grand mother used to make them. Excellent service. Overall a great restaurant to visit if you're in the Hilton Head area."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been dining at the Old Oyster Factory for over 20 years. Each time the experience exceeds what we've come to expect. We try the traditional favorites like the gumbo and the crab cakes. We also try something new. For me it was the seafood medley. The waitstaff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Strongly recommend the restaurant but be sure to make a reservation!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although the food is exceptional and the views are a must-see, we were sat in a back room with a table of 10 loud children. We had two children with us that even commented on how loud the group beside us was. The experience totally ruined our dining experience. I highly recommend going there but suggest you ask for water views so you don't have the same experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lovely spot, great service . Needs better air conditioning."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 4 for dinner at 6:15. We ended up waiting an additional 30 minutes because they were so busy. No problem though...there was live music outside and with that view I was happy to wait. When we were seated we sat very close to the entrance. We asked for another table (there was an empty on next to us) and was told that it was for a party of 6. However a few moments later they sat a family if 3 there. Since it was so busy people were standing over us and behind us as we ate. I complained, the people moved, only more people filed in and stood in the dining room less than a foot from our table. After complaining and still no results I was a little ticked. We spent @100.00 and I can't really say it was worth it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Old Oyster Factory is a perfect nicely positioned on the water offering great views. Even more impressive is the varied selection of fresh seafood options. Anyone visiting Hilton Head, SC must make it a point to visit the Old Oyster Factory. True seafood lovers will NOT be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "In town on vacation and was referred by a friend to try Oyster House. I never had oysters so I tried the Seafood Medley and did not enjoy it at all. I might try it again and order another dish, though."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, the service with Chloe excellent and the view out of this world. We will return when we visit SC!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is becoming our go-to place for our last night on HHI. The service was good even though the restaurant was very, very busy. Love their hushpuppies! We both had seafood. The Seafood Pasta was nice with lots of shrimp. The daily special featured a local catch with scallops and shrimp. The scallops were a tad overcooked. It can be hard to get that balance of tender and done. We will definitely be back. And booking with Open Table has always allowed us to be seated immediately, even when others are waiting."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Built on an historic oyster canning site overlooking the beauty of the bay. Erin served us with A+ Service. Greeting with hush puppies set the mood in the Low Country. Clam chowder was excellent and fried fish platters were very good. Definitely a place to visit. Casual, yet warm environment."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This has been a favorite in Hilton Head for years. Our visit on June 29 will likely be our last as the food was nothing special and the service was terrible."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our food was terrible. Scallops were over cooked and beer on the back deck was warm. This place would do better with a different kitchen staff."
    Dined on 6/27/2014