Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood
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
The very best place on the island for special occasions!
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
Delicious dinner! We had prime rib and it was perfect.
Not as nice as usual. Way too loud and crowded. Normally you can hear the people at your table.
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.
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.
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 😀
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.
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
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.
Excellent food and service.
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.
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!
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!
Spencer is the BEST!!! The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Great meal and service but noise level was off the charts.
Would have rated it higher but my lobster tail was very overcooked and had to be sent back to be redone
Christmas dinner with best friends
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!
This was dinner for four. Everyone's meal was outstanding. Our service was excellent. Will definitely return.
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.
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
35 year local here... just love the place. People and service always terrific. The pork chop is outstanding.
Great dining experience
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.
Enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. Spencer was a friendly, attentive good server.
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.
Excellent dinner and exceptional al service
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.
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.
Another great meal at one of our favorite places.
One of my favorite restaurants, enjoy the ambiance and great service!
Outstanding food and service, their steaks and prime rib are to die for.
We've been coming to Crane's for over 20 years. The best steaks on the island.
Go to all time favorite. Steaks and the meatloaf,yes the meatloaf, are awesome.. best on the island .
Spencer did an amazing job - his service is over the top!
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.
I loved their meatloaf. Service always top notch
It was a great dinner and the service was great also.