Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

4.8
1892 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 1892 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The price was on the high side. I would definitely go again. Had the NY Strip and it was as tender as a filet.

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vipBR549
Pittsburgh
164 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, as usual.

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vipHank
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was exceptional this evening. Always good food which makes for a great evening.

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vipJPTierney
New England
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great steak dinner, they know what they’re doing! Sides were tasty and service was on point, great night at Cranes.

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HHIfan
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Our family fave spot for years. The food is amazing (best filet on the island) and the service is always top notch! Our table ordered filet, shrimp and grits, braised beef, French onion soup...all excellent. We even had dessert (pumpkin cheesecake ) and it was delish. You cannot go wrong at Crane’s

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vipBradleyS
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy a nice steak at Crane’s - classic steakhouse environment and nice wait staff. Will return again!

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vipWilliamB
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere, friendly and attentive wait staff, great steaks. Will definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, service, food...awesome steak...as had been told. A little loud as there were several large parties...but not so much that we did not enjoy our experience. We will return

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TimP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and professional service in a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

At first we were delighted with the ambience of this restaurant. However, all else was sadly disappointing. The waiter was remiss in many;ways. He neglected to refill our water, or ask if we needed anything else. He had NO personality and seemed perturbed when we didn’t order more than anticipated.
I ordered the special of the day - crab cakes, one of my favorite dishes. They were one of the worst crab cakes I’ve had, and both myself and another on our party ate not even a whole one and left the other to be thrown out. The waiter said nothing shen we said we didn’t want it boxed up. One would have thought a waiter - with any are of notice - would have asked if we were disappointed with our entree. He simply removed it without saying a thing! For the money spent, this was not worth it at all and we will not be returning.
We should have gone to Our favorite, RED FISH, but had opted to try this restaurant out based o the reviews I Open Table.

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SandraA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent but overpriced. Table wasn’t available at time of reservation. Ended up in corner at improvised sed table not conducive to conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner at this smaller than expected hideaway. All but one of us ordered and thoroughly enjoyed steaks (strip, filet, prime rib). The remaining member of our group loved the low country shrimp. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner in Hilton Head.

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vipAndrewC
Savannah
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food perfectly cooked. Very good. A little too tight seating for my taste but tolerable

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!! Oysters, steak, and sides were all delicious! We will go back soon!

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SerenaF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The very best prime rib and butter knife tender filets perfectly seasoned. Fresh yummy warm bread, scalloped signature potatoes very good complement. Service friendly and very attentive without even asking!

As islanders, we appreciate the commitment to our little island- we will be back.

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vipFrancisH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Five stars. 2 & 3 star reviews need to get a life!

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vippghfan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday celebration.
Service by Kelly was outstanding.

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Bill
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as has been our experience before. Wine list offers great choices. We always plan a visit to Crane's when we come to HHI

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vipBobO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and prime rib. Look forward to exploring the menu for other dishes.

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BernardN
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait and serving staff. Excellent menu offerings and food quality.

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vipHank
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cranes is a must visit every time we visit the area. Best food on Hilton Head. Service and atmosphere is always the best.

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SailThai
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine was old. The prime rib was fatty. The strip steak was cooked perfectly and ample. The Wedge salad was excellent with those marinated cherry tomato bombs. Nostalgic ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 60th birthday and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serves was amazing last minute reservation. The hostess got us in earlier than we were suppose too Drinks we’re great and Our meal came quick and was Amazing Steaks we’re perfect ant Scallop potatoes were to dye for ! Highly recommend

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vipDelicious
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my choice for my birthday dinner. We are in HH for a week. Watching out 5 nights. For us this is always a top choice.

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Steaks were under cooked and waiting staff didn’t seem to care.

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TWilson
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and so was the service! Thank you for making my birthday celebration extra special!

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vipBonnieH
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was great!

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Thomas
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and service highly recommended

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CharlesR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still excellent as always! Try to go every time I'm on the Island.

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vipStevenT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very good attentive, but she didn’t tell us her name. The food was really good. All three of us had Beef, I had to prime rib very good, my wife had filet mignon very good, my daughter had the ribeye excellent. We’ve eaten there numerous times and it’s always been good

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vipGeorgiaGuy
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak on HHI that we’ve found. Consistently good food and service. Not as pretentious as some of the places on the island. It has a regular clientele of locals. Not to miss.

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vipFriendlyGal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food…especially the steaks..,are outstanding!

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DoodleMom
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food was outstanding and the service was fast and friendly. The only thing that we were very disappointed about is that we alerted the restaurant via the Open Table app that it was our anniversary and there absolutely no acknowledgement of it. We weren’t asked if we were celebrating anything before or after we were seated. At comparably priced (and higher) restaurants, you are made to feel that your special occasion is meaningful. It wasn’t here … this time.

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JeremyE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had! We were pleasantly surprised with the price considering the quality of the meal! We will definitely come back again!

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vipJPDEDD
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid Hilton Head restaurant. We were pleased with our salads and entrees (shrimp and grits and stuffed pork chop). Service was good. Atmosphere is like an upscale tavern. Overall, very good.

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vipKasweeney
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cranes was very nice Our wAitress was very sweet. The prime rib was very good. We had a very nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Best prime rib ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 adults in Hilton Head for Pledge the Pink. Our dinner was delicious, the liver was some of the best I’ve ever had, Prime rib was also raved about! The atmosphere was very comfortable, service was great!

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 1892 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.