Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

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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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R
Western NC
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crane's Tavern has it all - the ambience is great whether you're there for a special occasion or simply there to grab dinner. The servers are professional, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun to have at your table. The food is absolutely delicious!

HH
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places for fine dining. We got Diane as our server again - we love it when she has our table. It really helped make Valentines day special.

b
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too cold, too noisy, uncomfortable seating and prime rib so-so. Rare prime rib was beyond rare; more medium.

EE
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.

JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overpriced for the ambiance/decor. It is priced at a high end steak house but feels more like a casual eatery.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had steak, filet and prime rib. Both were fantastic!! Service was first class. Cocktails were first rate. They do not short the amount of booze.

PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were great with my special request that I submitted with my reservation
Also my steak was cooked perfectly !!

JA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome filet!

KB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is one of our favorite. It's steakhouse, but their seafood is very good too.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We have had many good meals at Crane’s, but this one was not good. The steak was a poor cut of meat and wasn’t prepared well. The vegetables also were not good.

MW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was excellent and attentive! We love Crane's Tavern.

p
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as alwayd

BR
Pittsburgh
153 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, and a great time to be had.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

HB
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I arrived early and sat at the bar and had a drink. The bar area was very nice and cozy. The bartender was great and the drinks were very well made. We enjoyed our dining experience very much. The food was delicious and enjoyable. The only criticism we had was that I had to return my prime rib because it was not hot. They fixed the problem very quickly and everything else went off without a hitch. We will certainly return.

HH
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best place on the island for special occasions!

C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent steak house atmosphere serving all of the usual dishes you'd expect plus more. Quaint. Great food. Staff seems to be a bit thin which may lead to longer gaps while waiting for items (refills, sauces, check).....at least that is what we experienced

JC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was prepared perfectly. It was probably THE BEST steak I've had in years! Quaint, quiet and romantic...just what we were looking for.

K
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! We had prime rib and it was perfect.

SH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not as nice as usual. Way too loud and crowded. Normally you can hear the people at your table.

j
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but not great...had their special "french dip while it lasts", but was disappointed. Dry, lacked seasoning, frankly you can get one that tastes better at Arby's. Ate at the bar, great casual atmosphere, but the bartender is a bit methodical if not outright slow, multitasking not his strong suit. We'll go back as we like the place, but hopefully some constructive feedback will help them make it even better.

SB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Over priced and over cooked steaks. The sides were three types of potatoes (no baked potato) and creamed spinach or veggies. From the decor to the menu, it seemed very old school steakhouse for an older crowd. It was a lot of money for mediocre food.

d
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal as usual! Its always a pleasure to eat at this establishment. We came for my in laws anniversary and they were very happy with their meals - prime rib was delicious! Diane was our server and was very professional and welcoming. Diane: Thank you for your excellent service as usual 😀

AJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner there very much. It's a casual atmosphere with a cozy bar. Wine selection good for varied taste and price. We had prime rib and rib eye entrees, both were excellent. The creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes were yummy. I would have liked more creamed spinach but they come with the entrée so unlike many steak houses, it's nice to not have to spend extra on sides. If you're a bread lover, you'll enjoy a 2nd basket. Overall a very nice experience but be prepared to spend. We'll be going back, it was an excellent meal.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Cranes used to be my favorite. The service and the ambience are still great but last two times I have dined there the fish was not good and side dishes very bland , not inventive. I should have sent my $30 grouper back, it was way over cooked The steaks looked great though

DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Quite noisy and hard to hear, but then, it was New Year's Eve, so what can you expect! A little pricey, but the food was worth it.

w
Charleston
89 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service.

JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The tuna entree was only so-so. The Tuna was a very small portion and did not appear to be sushi grade. Lobster tail was good. Prices are in line with what we expected.

R
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always in the past, the food was excellent and a great value. The early bird special is good as are the regular meals. I recommend the prime roast - cooked to perfection. Great wine list and the service is great!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration first time to Cranes and have been
Wanting to go for a long time after all the great reviews from friends! It did not disappoint! We will be back!

PB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spencer is the BEST!!! The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time. Thank you!

CJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service but noise level was off the charts.

OT
Pittsburgh
78 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would have rated it higher but my lobster tail was very overcooked and had to be sent back to be redone

G
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with best friends

K
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The best pork chop I’ve ever had. My son and wife’s steaks-filet and ribeye were amazing! The decor definitely needs updating, but the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. Highly recommend!

JC
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was dinner for four. Everyone's meal was outstanding. Our service was excellent. Will definitely return.

HC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, a little crowded with lots of table and activities but worth it if you want a quality steak.

t
Savannah
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant with adjacent bar area. Service was terrific, as is the menu. Features steak, but plenty of other interesting items as well. We had onion soup and spinach salad to start, both were great. Steaks were prepared perfectly. Service and timing were great. We will certainly be back.

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic prime rib
And always the best service despite having to wait a half hour for some rude guests who occupied the table for 2 2/2 hours