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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
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious. Tried different entrees so we all could try different foods. Delicious !! Great views on the water. Service outstanding. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten here twice now and both times we have left raving about the food and the restaurant. The seafood is great! I would recommend the salmon, tilapia and red snapper to anyone. If you thought you couldn't do much with breading shaped like a ball - Think again. The complimentary hushpuppies are phenomenal. The service is fantastic! This place is great for your family or a date. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Very family friendly place. We had 4 children under 6 with us and the staff was very accommodating and fun. The food was very good, especially the scallops which were the bestI have had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is apparently an island hot spot so it was very fortunate that we had made a reservation. The weather was atrocious (resulting in no outdoor dining that evening), which contributed to the very long line of people waiting for tables. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival time at what we considered to be the best table in the house - in a corner, surrounded by windows - with a perfect view of lighting bolts illuminating the VERY stormy sky. Our waitress, Kari, was fantastic and even knocked 10% off our total bill (without our asking) due to a leak in the ceiling which caused some dripping on our daughter. We had two snapper specials, crab cakes and a strip steak - all exceptional. We will definitely make the OOF a tradition!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had reservations at 6:45 and walked right to our table! The service was great too!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We recently had dinner here and can easily say it was one of the best dinners of our week. The scallops and shrimp were amazing... Well seasoned and had a great sauce. We sat by the bar over-looking the water and it was a perfect view. The service was also great! We don't have one bad thing to say!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food terrible! Under cooked steak, powdered gravy for sauce, frozen calamari and overcooked asparagus. ..and that was just my food! Will not be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant for the oven baked oysters appetizer. I had the Savannah ones and they were not great. I understand personal tastes should not base a review so I will say that the rest of the meal was good, service was very good (our waitress was very nice, helpful), and the ambience was good. However for the prices on the menu, I expected the food to be really good and the ambience to be really good. It was just good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Love your reservation system. Always get good service and food as we dine there. Top notch operation"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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
  • "Too overpriced for fried seafood. $24 for 8 shrimp and a handful of oysters."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "OOF was overpriced for the service you receive. Perhaps its because the tip was included for my family of 6, but the service was below par. The food was acceptable but again, not for the price. Great location, great views."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food and staff are awesome but don't go without a reservation. Open table made it easy -the place was packed but I had made a reservation that same day."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "Great place. Especially loved our server tami I think . 2nd or 3rd grade teacher . Don't go if raining bc you miss outdoor juggler and entertainment"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a good dining experience. Very good food in a casual atmosphere."
    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