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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JC
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

t
Savannah
62 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
5 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
1 review
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
9 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
19 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
26 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.

TD
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a reservation for about 3 weeks ahead. I was disappointed that our party of four got seated at a table literally right outside the rest rooms. I could understand if we just walked in at the last minute, we booked the reservation through Open Table weeks ago.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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TR
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour specials. Not the same price as the online menu as it was $23 for prime rib happy hour not $19..and I must have misread and I thought the wine was included with the meal..the price was little more than expected but well worth it. The prime rib was delicious, the spinach was amazing..and the bread was homemade and so tasty. The service was also great! Will be back.

KG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was amazing as always. Extra loud though—seated near a large, loud party of 12.

F
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We went two nights in a row!

PT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Spencer our waiter was great and very knowledgeable on the entree offerings and the history of Crane’s in Philadelphia.
We will be back !

OT
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a 50th birthday with the family. Great service! Amazing prime rib!!!!! My husband loved the liver. And we can’t wait to return!!

DB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We seem to have a tradition, that many people may not like, but we love Crane's liver and onions. They do it so well and we always seem to gravitate to this choice. It is GREAT. We really enjoy the staff - they are all so friendly and pleasant. On our last visit we missed Jeri but her replacement was very pleasant. Love this restaurant

C
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crane's Tavern has great food and excellent service. Our server Spencer was the BEST!
Spencer was perfect with good recommendations, attentive and with great personality.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will. visit again.

Z
Charleston
79 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Jeri excellent as server.
Did not care to sit with family in the bar...but worked out.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Seated immediately at our reservation time. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. My wife had the crab cake appetizer which she said was very good. I had chicken noodle soup which I would bet was Progresso. For dinner she had the small filet with mashed potatoes and vegetables of the day which were broccoli and carrots. I had the blackened grouper over rice pilaf and the vegetables. We both enjoyed the meat/fish parts of the dinner but she had me taste the mashed potatoes which tasted like instant. The broccoli and carrots were plain and my rice pilaf was also plain. Dessert was brownie a la mode with a pecan caramel sauce which my wife said was ok. I had the peanut butter cup a la mode which was rich but good.

J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

From the beginning till the end everything was perfect that Crane's. Jerry, our server was outstanding.

DD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best filet ever! Scalloped pirates and creamed spinach delish!
Was a Sat night so did expect a crowd but it was really noisy...

HH
Savannah
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crane's is a local favorite for us. We visit often and haven't had a bad experience. Diane is very attentive and helpful. We get filet and shrimp and grits. Desserts addre great particularly the peanut butter cup. Booze menu is extensive.

CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, our favorite place to eat when visiting HH.

j
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak on island. Excellent service staff.

LP
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!