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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HH
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best place on the island for special occasions!

C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

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

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

SH
Charleston
10 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
59 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
77 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
64 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

t
Savannah
63 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

OC
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

35 year local here... just love the place. People and service always terrific. The pork chop is outstanding.

RR
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

PM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Crane’s on our yearly weekly visit to Hilton Head. The food is always fresh and delicious. The drinks are great and the service is top notch. I highly recommend the wedge salad and the onion soup.

D
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. Spencer was a friendly, attentive good server.

Thank you.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spencer was the best server we could have had. He was so welcoming and knowledgeable when questioned about dinners and wines etc.
Thank you for the enjoyable evening.

S
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and exceptional al service

JD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Prime rib, & it was cooked perfectly. Sides were delicious, & service was excellent. First class restaurant, not only for beef, but the menu has entrees for all tastes.

F
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good as usual. The only suggestion we could make is dimming the overhead lights just a bit to enhance the ambience. At present it is like spotlights beaming down. Make it a bit more intimate.

HH
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at one of our favorite places.

j
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, enjoy the ambiance and great service!

D
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, their steaks and prime rib are to die for.

d
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Crane's for over 20 years. The best steaks on the island.

GH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

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KG
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to all time favorite. Steaks and the meatloaf,yes the meatloaf, are awesome.. best on the island .

JC
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spencer did an amazing job - his service is over the top!
Thank you!

F
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

On vacation and hungry for a good steak. I had the Ribeye and my wife had a Filet, both cooked perfectly. Service was outstanding, wine list is very good with a great selection. Prices are a bit high but expected on a resort such as this. The place needs a good face lift as the decor is badly dated. Overall the quality of the food and the service would keep me coming back.

C
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved their meatloaf. Service always top notch

WC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great dinner and the service was great also.