Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

4.7
1812 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1812 people are saying
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KevinK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was our first visit and will not be our last - the food was fantastic and everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The noise level was fine but did get a little loud when a large group of golfers were seated ( but we were getting ready to wrap it up. The only possible negative was that our server seemed less than thrilled to be there - maybe the result of just catching him on an off night.

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philipd
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye and filet mignon steaks were outstanding. Warm ambience with cozy, neighborhood feel. Great service.

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Benny
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Crane’s…and it was great! We ate at the bar and the bartender was wonderful in providing excellent service. He was so pleasant and efficient in his work! The food was delicious too! We will be back!

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JaneR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would absolutely recommend Cranes Tavern to a friend . The food is excellent . The atmosphere is pleasant. The waitresses are friendly and knowledgeable about the food preparation . The service was outstanding ; friendly but not intrusive.
There were four of us , each of us had the same opinion . Well Done Cranes Tavern !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lot of fun and food excellent.

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vipmlthg
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!! Just WOW.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening the steak was delicious and we would definitely recommend and also we would definitely eat here again thanks.

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vipGrumpyvet
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's a tavern with truly 5 star food and service. The dining area is semi-formal and appropriate for a beach district. The filet and lobster were fantastic. Excellently prepared. Here's where I establish my credibility, I eat out at top steak places frequently for business and belong to a downtown private DC club near the White House. This meal was distinctly better quality with a good wine selection. What a surprising gem.

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viplkb3
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for special occasions and quiet discussions.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been told by more than one person that Crane’s is the best place for steak. Finally went and couldn’t resist the special! Delicious! Will be going back for a steak soon.

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Beachgoer
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks on Hilton Head Island! Food is always delicious and service was great!

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MelissaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crane's never disappoints! Food is always cooked perfectly and the drinks are amazing. Whenever we're in town we make it a point to go at least once if not twice in a week. We also always ask for Diane as our server. She is outstanding and she remembers us every year and even remembered from the prior year that my mom has a food allergy. Where else do you get this kind of service??? Not many places any more. I definitely recommend Crane's even if just or a special night as it is a little pricey.

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HappyinHHI
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest from out of town Who have never been there

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure and a treat one of our favorite go to places.

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OB1docksidefan
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia was our server. She was great. Wonderful dining atmosphere. Good food.

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Walter
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve been to Crane’s several times over the years and loved it! However this visit was very disappointing! Steaks were marginal at best! Our server was not in a very good mood and the overall experience was not what we had expected from a high end steak house!

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vipJPSPATH
New England
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had other well known steakhouses on this trip and well pleasantly surprised by Crane's. The service was OUTSTANDING and Diane was attentive to us from start to go. My wife has very specific instructions for her cocktail and this time it was spot on! The steaks were parpared to our liking and were so tender they almust cut like butter. The sauce on the side was great with both the steaks and vegatables. Wine was very reasonable and we found one of our favorites on the wine list.

Crane's will definitely by on our list whem we visit HHI again.

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martha
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We stumbled on Cranes last summer and have added it to our “must do” dining list for Hilton Head. One of our friends who was with us said “best meal he’d ever had!” Will definitely go again.

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vipSonnyR
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Would not allow you to bring your own wine with a corkage fee! Only restaurant on the island we know that does that!

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vip1turtleman
Charleston
94 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and dinner was excellent. My wife had the filet and I had the ribeye. Both were terrific. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing service was exceptional! Diane was super nice. Food was delicious!

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ErikaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!

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vipJavierL
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Jerri was absolutely amazing, she has been part of the family for over 20 years. This is one of those rare restaurants where every single dish is fantastic. We were vacationing from Florida and we cannot wait to go back just so that we can eat at this wonderful restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough good things about the food! Truly outstanding! Service was exceptional!

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w00zzle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. However, I ordered a Filet Mignon medium rare and it came out medium. No pink. Julia offered to fix it immediately but I said no. Hind site, I should have said yes. That is on me. I asked what they would pair with the filet and scallops. The owner recommended a chardonnay. That wouldn't have been my choice. They provided a tasting and I told Julia that I wouldn't have selected it but would try based upon the owners recommendation. It did not pair well. The remainder of the meal was exceptional. Overall, it was a wonderful evening filled with laughter, great service and good food.

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vipHWT3
Charleston
86 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in many months. Cranes has a ramp out front to make it easy to get to the door. As always, we were greeted warmly by the hostess and showed us immediately to our table. Food was wonderful, service was prompt, but not pushy. Deserts were to die for. If you want the best steak on the Island, Cranes is a must see.

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KristinR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerry was wonderful. Excellent service and the food was amazing. Highly recommend!

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vipMandM
Atlanta
103 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crane’s Tavern is consistently wonderful, one of the finest restaurants on the island. Excellent food, superb service, cozy relaxed romantic ambiance. Traditional yet creative menu items, and always presented and served perfectly. Great steaks and prime rib, delicious fish and seafood choices, and more. An elegant experience in a casual setting. Always a most enjoyable evening out. Kudos to owner, Chef, and whole staff. See you again soon.

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vipJulieA
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service coupled with a high quality meal. We couldn't have asked for more. It was our first time at Crane's though we've visited the island several times. We'll definitely be back and will recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, excellent service and delicious good.

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Expectations11
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service. Always a treat to eat at Crane’s while on vacation.

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vipCharlestonnative
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service exceeded expectations. The scalloped potatoes were amazing!!! I had the prime rib and so did the person with me, we felt it was a little tough. Other than that, great place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great food and service!

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sylviab
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Diane was our server and did a great job. Old world steakhouse with

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vipDebbieN
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Loved the decor - I almost felt like I was in a Irish pub in Ireland, with the old world feel. Steaks were very good and the French onion soup was to die for!!!! Shrimp and Grits were tasty too. Will definitely be back when we head back to HHI.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tavern atmosphere, cozy and comfortable. Enjoyed the Tavern Roll appetizer and the prime rib. Scalloped potatoes were very good. Service was underwhelming and waiter not as attentive as we would have expected.

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Lindag727
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us. Almost every table was occupied when we arrived 15 min prior to our reservation but were seated right away having made a reservation 3 days in advance. Entire experience was very relaxing. Food and service excellent. French onion soup was small serving but excellent and in hind sight the serving size was perfect given rest of our meal. Caprice salad was served as diced tomatoes and cheese and was fresh and delicious. Breadbasket was also fresh and delicious. We had two 12oz ribeye steak entrees, one 12 oz prime rib and one grilled shrimp over grits. All very tasty. One ribeye ordered MR was closer to M but still excellent. Prime rib was probably our best entree. Cooked to perfection. Melted in your mouth. Signature individual scalloped potatoes also very good though presentation looked a little like assembly line preparation and they were served warm vs hot. The Chocolate and cherry bread pudding dessert was to die for. We had a bottle of 2016 Spanish Rioja red wine which was excellent. Overall we highly recommend the Cranes upscale dining experience and would happily return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great environment. Great service. Will be back.

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 4.7 stars by 1812 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.