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Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

663 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 341-2333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sean Cavanaugh
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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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Cross street
William Hilton Parkway
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Parking details
Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 663 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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justabite (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was our second trip to Crane's. Mainly to make sure that our first experience wasn't just luck; it was delicious.
I requested (via Open Table) that we have a table where we could sit side by side, NOT across from. They apparently read the request, as we were seated at a nice four topped, with a great view of the restaurant activity.
Every item we ordered was wonderful. Laura, our server, was very professional and attentive.
We will be back again, as it is our new go-to place for a fabulous steak dinner.

Linda (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a great place for Steaks. We have eaten at Crane’s Tavern many times and it is always a great experience. Whether we are celebrating an event, meeting old friends, or just looking for a date-night meal, Crane’s Tavern never disappoints. Staff is friendly, food is good and drinks are plenty. Thanks Crane’s for always feeling like home.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We waited for over 45 minutes to even get served a glass of water.
We had 7:30 reservations.
Hostess ignored our arrival to set up a table for a large party, did not even greet or explain delay
We were finally seated by a a nice man from the kitchen I believe,who had seen how long we were waiting. Then we began the 45 minute wait to place our order for drinks and then our meal.
Food was good but experience not worth the wait.
$200.00 meal with terrible service.

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I always make it a point to come here on special occasions or recommend it to someone for that. Service never ceases to amaze me nor does the food. I can’t remember our servers name but she was lovely. And the food as always was amazing. I was in on Sunday 2/11 and it was a wonderful evening.

talkingwoman (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A classic steak house. Excellent food, friendly, attentive service, and a cosy ambiance. Portions are generous and food is prepared to the guest’s specifications. Good value for your dining dollar.

joseph (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good. Sesame tuna could have been better the filet was very good.
Service attentive and pleasant.
Overall nice spot.

Dave (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always great food, you get what you pay for. Was a bit noisy on this visit but it was Valentine’s Day and it was packed.

TraciM (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous menu, delicious steaks, homemade scalloped potatoes are to die for.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day meal was fantastic. Great place, but service left much to be desired.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Ribeye and the Prime Rib were spectacular. We live most of the year in Va. and usually come to Crane's when we are in Hilton Head. Never disappointed.

Bill (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Simply the best steakhouse on HHI!

vipEstaban (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Would have given it a higher rating but the Mahi Mahi was extremely salty.

DC02 (Savannah)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Was in Hilton Head for our anniversary and went to Crane's because they had prime beef and mostly good reviews. We were seated at a small table right at the entrance to the dining area and the door to the serving area, not good atmosphere for your anniversary. One very loud server visited a lot with apparently his regulars for long periods of time and our server started out fairly attentive, then she became involved in a very long conversation with another diner and just totally ignored us for the rest of the evening. Another server that seemed to be taking up the slack for the loud server finally spotted us and did bring us water and them took our dirty dishes while we waited for our server to check on us, when she finally came over, she said she had been watching us and knew we were still eating, which was totally untrue, her back was turned to us and she never looked our way!!!!
When you pay $35.00 for a 12 ounce prime rib eye, you expect it to be great and you expect the server to at least check on you and keep water in your glass.

vipjphappy (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely, enjoyed every minute of it. Great atmosphere and great food!