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Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

4.8
4.8
2324 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 341-2333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Cavanaugh

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Cross street

    William Hilton Parkway

  • Parking details

    Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Steakhouse

  • Hilton Head

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

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  1. W

    davidW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can always count on Cranes (and Dianne!) to deliver
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hidden gem on Hilton Head. Best prime rib around. Get the tavern roll!
  3. k

    kgh27

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Service good. We will return for their liver and onions.
  4. FT

    FriarTuck

    Richmond

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience at Cranes. Food and service were excellent.
  5. DL

    DeborahL

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My husbands favorite steak house, even visit Crane house when we spent summers in LBI!! Busy place and you felt the fast pace, wish was little more relaxing. Felt like they needed help on serving n budding. They were all working very efficiently. Only complaint was table we sat at was not nice at all. We did reminisce about the other tables we had previously sat at. This was in front of kitchen entrance n dining room. Too hectic n terrible view if you had to face kitchen. Ask to not be seated there. I ll make sure when we return that we are not seated there. Disappointing. Food was wonderful as always and cooked perfect. Guys love the steak selections. I ordered lobster and cooked perfectly.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have wanted to try Crane’s for a while now after being highly recommended by a friend. Wow what a surprise and will definitely be coming back real soon. Service and food were superb. Reminds me of the steak house my dad would always take us to every Friday night growing up.
  7. H

    Hank

    Charleston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit for a good dinner any time you visit the island. From the historical atmosphere to the excellent service it is a great dining experience. By the way, the food is also pretty good. Can't beat the drinks.
  8. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at this restaurant, but it will not be our last. The drinks were great. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. The braised tenderloin tips were also excellent. A great atmosphere with excellent service.
  9. DO

    DonO

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food and great service every time.
  10. CD

    ChrisD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Definitely going back
  11. H

    Hablacomida

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. Wow! The food and service were amazing. Excellent wine too. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service. Very enjoyable for date night.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local favorite. Amazing food, service, and hospitality.
  14. KG

    KarenG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always
  15. JB

    JohnB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet I’ve had since moving to the area nearly five years ago.
  16. B

    Blade

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food nice people a little pricey.
  17. J

    Josie

    Coastal Georgia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Prime rib was awesome.
  18. SB

    SteveB

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We enjoy sitting around the bar "Cronie's Corner" and chatting with other people doing the same. Lawrence provides outstanding service behind the bar. We will be back. How about some "Cronies Corner T-Shirts" guys?
  19. MM

    MandM

    Atlanta

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crane’s Tavern is consistently superb. Their steaks are right up there with the Top 3-4 best steaks on the island. I love their fish selections too, and their Scalloped Potatoes are THE BEST side anywhere! We always enjoy the ambiance whether we’re there as a couple or with friends. It’s very cozy and romantic, and right now it’s cold and perfect weather for a visit to this great spot. It’s a can’t miss, so check it out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, everything was amazing
  21. C

    Cindy

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinners were delicious. Service was excellent. Unfortunately there was a party of 12 who were extremely loud and obviously having a good time but not a bit concerned about how their loud conversations were disturbing others. This is a classy restaurant and we weren’t expecting that type of behavior.
  22. JT

    JTRev

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Steak was tough. Potatoes were bland. Would not recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience each time we have dinner there
  24. KW

    KWalt

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great. Service was excellent. A bit noisy though.
  25. SM

    SueM

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our entrees, seared scallops, tuna and ribeye were prepared perfectly and were outstanding.
  26. B

    Beachgoer

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we're at HHI, we always eat at least once at Crane's. The food is delicious, the service is great and the wine list is unrivaled. One request ... bring back the bacon jam for the cheese curds!
  27. RK

    RoberetK

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good good and service good. Drinks a little pricey. Noise level high.
  28. a

    aycoman

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love cranes. Food snd service are excellent. However, my family tends to go only once or twice s year, on special occasions, as they easily run $100 per person.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Had the rib-eye and it was cooked to perfection. Hostess Diane was so accommodating and helpful in helping us non-locals navigate the menu.
  30. D

    Dinah

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Crane’s is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. They never fail to serve a delicious meal and their steaks melt in the mouth. We went to school in Philadelphia and ate at local taverns. Crane’s is an authentic tavern modeled after those in Philly. If you’re looking for an outstanding meal in a old colonial style atmosphere then this is where you should go.
  31. CW

    ClifW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crane's remains one of our favorites on the island. Best prime rib on the island, don't miss the scalloped potatoes, and be sure to save room for the homemade peanut butter cup!
  32. MC

    MicheleC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No-chain affiliation here. Restaurant has excellent food and service. Best meal we had during our holiday trip.
  33. CK

    CherylK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The filet mignon was the best we have ever had. Very romantic atmosphere and did not feel rushed. An outstanding dining experience.
  34. l

    lynns

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Christmas 1/2 Anniversary at Cranes. We decided to change up our plans of having a nice ribeye dinner with their other menu choices. We were NOT disappointed. I had the seared sirloin beef tips with a red white reduction. It was amazing. My husband had the liver and onions, and an oyster appetizer. He thoroughly enjoyed it as well.
  35. HC

    HeatherC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, they were limited on some cocktail choices; however, overall it was a great dinner.
  36. 2

    20dolphin

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s steak was delicious and the service was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service so pleasant and engaging. Great Food
  38. TO

    TONY

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice food was very good the service was good, even though are waitress for got my salad other than that it was all good very queen decor
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the staff are incredible! I hope not too many people find this place! It’s a hidden gem! Actually I hope nothing but the best for the team. Wonderful place to eat and relax. Well done kids
  40. M

    Mrsh8b

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time visiting Cranes. Our table was ready on time. Our waitress was personable and efficient. The Caesar salad was big enough for the two of us and the dressing was delicious. Our filets were among the best I have ever had and the scalloped potatoes were awesome. This is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. We will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 341-2333.

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood is rated 4.8 stars by 2324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

26 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Additional information

  • Cross street

    William Hilton Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Cavanaugh

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 341-2333

  • 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

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