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Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood, Hilton Head Island, SC
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood, Hilton Head Island, SC
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood, Hilton Head Island, SC
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood, Hilton Head Island, SC
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood, Hilton Head Island, SC

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

4.8
4.8
2643 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 341-2333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sean Cavanaugh
  • Catering
    Crane's can create and cater any event from including weddings, cocktail and hors d'oeuvres receptions, private brunches, luncheons and dinners, barbecues, and low country boils among other events
  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Cross street
    William Hilton Parkway
  • Parking details
    Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Steakhouse

  • Hilton Head

    Good for business meals

2,643 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I appreciate their sensitivity to my allergies, excellent food & amazing service! The prime Rib was outstanding! Scallops delicious, but a heartier side was needed..small plate for large price compared to other items on the menu.

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  2. SandraB

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Filet Mignon and my husband had the Pork Chop for dinner at Cranes. Both meals were so delicious. The service is excellent. We will definitely return for anther enjoyable experience.

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  3. Hank

    Charleston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steaks and prime rib on the island. The service is always the best and the ambiance is the same as it was when I first started going to Crane's back in the early 1950's. I followed them from the Germantown section of Philadelphia all the way to Hilton Head with a couple of short stops in between. We always go to Crane's anytime my wife and I have family visiting the area. If your here, make sure you put it on your list of things to do. You won't be disappointed.

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  4. Deano

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. A real gem.

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  5. LadyDi

    Charleston

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my go-to place for my birthday dinner and I always get the same thing because it is so delicious: 6 oz. filet au poivre, scalloped potatoes and creamed spinach. This time I also had the stuffed beet appetizer, which was excellent. My husband had the crab cake app, with halibut, rice and asparagus as his dinner. He enjoyed every bite. Crane's has been around for a long time and this is why. The food is excellent.

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  6. TadT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience of restaurant. Went here for my husband to get Jager Schnitzel (Veal Chasseur) on their menu. My friend and I had the Veal Chop which was excellent, especially the mushroom sauce. Green bean were little too 'hard'. All liked the potato pancake. My husband's dish did live up to his expectations. I have to admit, the sauce had a 'charred' taste to it. Was just 'ok'....something happened in that sauce we think. Waitress was great!..All the food looked good, except for my husband dish. Red cabbage is wonderful.

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  7. Lindam

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt service and delicious food. Portions were generous!

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  8. SandyH

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places on the island. We've been eating there for years.

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  9. ChristyS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. We had a reservation but was able to be seated a few minutes early. Great service. One of our favs on HHI!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dinning at Crane’s and we will definitely be back! The food was absolutely amazing, the service was friendly and we loved the atmosphere.

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  11. DanielS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needed a steak after eating seafood for days - Cranes didn't disappoint. Had the ribeye with a wedge salad [with anchovies] - excellent! Steak cooked right at medium rare and seasoned just right. Wine pours could have been more generous, but not a big complaint. Served food at bat - great atmosphere.

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  12. Luce

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, libations, and service! Beef is excellent and always perfectly prepared. The scalloped potatoes and creamed spinach are wonderful.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    CRANES We had a wonderful dining experience, Service was great. Food was super.. Our server was knowledgeable about food and location ( HHI AREA) We go there often . Thanks The Sellards

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here every time we are in HHI. We had the same server that has been there for 25 years. Great food and service as usual. Very friendly staff always. Steak filet tips special was out of this world .

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place to go for a special occasion. their prime rib and scalloped potatoes are the best on the island

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  16. Mike

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a nice experience at Crane's. My wife loved the place (she would have given higher scores) as she loves steak but it didn't suit me as much as I'm a bit frugal and struggle with paying $50 for steaks. (This is probably a decent/competitive price, but not for me.) Drinks were excellent and server was friendly/efficient. We would have no problem returning, but there are other restaurants nearby we'd probably go to first.

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  17. lynns

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A+++ food was excellent, great atmosphere and our waiter was amazing. We had a great Valentine’s date! Thanks

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  18. SusanD

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten at your Resturant for many years. Loved the bread. Steak has an after taste of lighter fluid or a gas taste. Halibut and apricot? It was cooked ok but no thanks on the apricot. The bar tender is crabby and the waiter was a smoker. We come to Hilton Head to the Harbor Town Yacht Club from the upstate often. Sorry, but we are going to look for other dining options next time.

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  19. Jim49

    Coastal Georgia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We both had the prime rib and it was delicious! Our sever, Jerri, provided excellent service and we’ll definitely be going back whenever we have a craving for prime rib.

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  20. OceanClubJohn

    Coastal Georgia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Crane’s is always terrific! The food and the service are always impeccable. Thank you for another great dining experience!

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  21. PaulL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food as always, the steak was outstanding, we will be back.

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  22. macsteak

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lawrence does a wonderful job behind the bar. Best prime rib and spinach on the island

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  23. Hank

    Charleston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants on the Island. Always great food and service. Reasonably priced, convenient location along with plenty of parking. From the time we started going to Cranes' in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1972, we have never had a problem. Neighborhood atmosphere.

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  24. BillR

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Wonderful service from Diane. The only negative was the bartender was overwhelmed. Took about 15 minutes to get a drink at the bar before being seated. He apologized ahead of time. I’m not blaming him. He was working hard but they needed a second person.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dinner @ Cranes but Diane made Dad's 91st Birthday even better than expected... She is fabulous & we look forward to her being our server for Mom's 81st on 3/5/24

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place order anything and you won’t be disappointed! Try the poached beets:)

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  27. DianeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Steaks were great, but pricey. Service was wonderful. It was way to loud for a restaurant. The bread was delicious until I found a hair baked into the crust. It happens. Overall not a bad place but it needs some upgrading.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charles our server was excellent and the food was top notch once again.

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  29. JodyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our second time at Cranes, and did not live up to our first visit. Very disappointing. Hoping it was just a bad night.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual! Our guests were dining there for the first time and loved it too!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and atmosphere. Food was exceptional.

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  32. Hopefuln10ec

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dine at Crane’s every time we are in town. It is our top choice on the island for a great steak. Never disappoints.

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  33. kgh27

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful. Service was good-I’m certain we will go back.

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  34. Nana

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service with Shayne. Great food. Welcoming hospitality.

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  35. BR549

    Pittsburgh

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal! Service, ambience and of course the food are the best.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service and a fabulous experience overall. Can’t wait to return!!

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  37. Blackbird

    Nashville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Diane, was personal yet professional. The filet, salmon and sides were all delicious. The lighting was subdued and it was not noisy. Two thumbs up!

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  38. CarolaD

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & delicious food. Filet Mignon & rib-eye steaks perfectly grilled. Yummy caesar salad & scalloped potatoes.

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  39. Ruthie

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service! Liver and onions were fabulous. Ribeye steak fabulous salmon dish. Fabulous!

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  40. GaGaR

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner at Crane's. It was our first time dining there. The food was delicious and the service was great. We did feel the tables were a little too close.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.8 stars by 2643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

26 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Additional information

  • Cross street
    William Hilton Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Cavanaugh
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 341-2333
  • Catering
    Crane's can create and cater any event from including weddings, cocktail and hors d'oeuvres receptions, private brunches, luncheons and dinners, barbecues, and low country boils among other events
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