About Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

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

26 New Orleans Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
William Hilton Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 341-2333

Website:
http://www.cranestavern.com/

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

Parking Details:
Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Sean Cavanaugh

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (13)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Met friends at Cranes for a relaxing evening. Jerri was a wonderful waitress and made our evening even more enjoyable. Food was wonderful as always and the chocolate peanut butter dessert was over the top. Will be back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We arrived at Cranes earlier than our resevations. We told her we would wait at the bar. When the table was ready, she asked the other two couples if they had our resevations, never asked us, basically ignoring us. The other two couples looked at us and were amused at her slight..it was evident we were the couple waiting for the table. We settled the bill, went over to her n said we were ready for our table...she didn't have a clue. We finally got seated and the rest of the night went exceedingly well. Out server, Gerrie was excellent, recommending specialties and sides which were delicious. Everything was cooked to order, plentiful and worth the mishap at the start. We will return when we come down next year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food. Great quiet atmosphere. Very enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We always enjoy dinner at Crane's. It's our favorite place for steak on Hilton Head, and this visit didn't disappoint. We especially recommend their "Tavern Roll" appetizer. Very tasty and big enough to share. Our steaks were perfectly prepared and nicely presented. Our waiter, Spencer, has a great sense of humor and serves with panache! Highly recommend Crane's

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is the second time this week we've been for their early bird special and we are going again tonight. The food is delicious, the service is without equal no matter where you sit, it is a great bargain, and the people make you feel very wanted and very special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We go for the Early bird special Prime Rib. One of the best values on the Island.
Enjoy a cocktail 1st with bartender Toby Brown. Table service is always attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was outstanding!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The shrimp dip is delicious and we always look forward to that. The beef in pastry appetizer was wonderful too. Great service and delicious food. We love Cranes.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Second visit to Cranes and great experience both times. Great staff, consistent food quality and preparation. Excellent steak and chops. Will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We live in Ohio and always eat at Crane's Tavern at least once when we visit Hilton Head 3 or 4 times a year. The food is always good and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Never miss a stop at Crane's when we visit HHI. Best beef on the island. Been going to Cranes since Ambler; Germantown location predates us. More upscale these days, but that's what makes it worth the visit. Food is always simple but highest quality with excellent service.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A fellow golfer recommended and are we glad age did. We are definitely coming back to try other dinners. We all had the prime rib. Each of has agreed it was cooked to perfection

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good prime rib. Early bird good value. Same for last 15 years we have been going. Enjoyable eating experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were disappointed in the table We were tucked into a corner next to a wine cupboard . I had made the reservations early in the day The waitress was OK She was knowledgeable but certainly not friendly We felt as if we weren’t spending enough money to impress her as we didn’t order an appetizer ; salad or dessert

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great the setting is a little old and out dated. I found it via reviews and when we pulled up I would have never stopped due to the outside of the building.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

lovely meal. friendly reserved atmosphere. the food was great.
would definitely go back again.
you wouldn't believe how good the smothered meatloaf is.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We have been going to Crane' s Tavern for years. It is always wonderful bu I think of it as especially cozy in the winter.
The Wait staff is all excellent but especially sweet little Diane -
who has worked there for years!
It is a special place with always consistently good food. One of our absolute Hilton Head favorites!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was really good. Loved the creamed spinach, our steaks, and prime rib. Special scalloped potatoes - yum! And a very accommodating staff, as they dimmed the lights for my particular sister-in-law ;)

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A regular favorite for special occasions and trips to the island. Service is excellent, food is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always make time to stop here for prime rib while visiting Hilton Head. Nobody does it better!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent, Lovely and Enjoyed every moment! Had a cocktail at the bar first then onto a dinner. There scallops potatoes, creamed spinach and 6oz filet was fantastic, the filet was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our meal was fabulous and our waiter, Spencer a delight!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great experience, excellent food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Best steaks on the island. Always cooked perfectly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been to Crane's many times and it never disappoints. Diane our server is excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and service. Little pricey but good. Was our anniversary and we go every year.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Service was good, food was exceptable, not great for the price

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our waitress , Diane, was wonderful, we were a large group, celebrating my Mom's 98th Birthday! She was very attentive to all of our needs. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress, Diane, was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We went for the early bird specials and were pleased with the selection and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I went to Crane's while we were on vacation in Hilton Head. The Early Bird Menu is a great value and the service was great. I recommend it.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Terrific steakhouse on Hilton Head Island. Wonderful steaks and excellent wine. Our server was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great dining experience. Food and service were excellent. We will be sure to visit again when we are next in town.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We loved our evening. We've had a vacation home since 1985 on HHI. We've mostly rented our place; but we still come once or twice a year. We've had good experience with Open Table and found Crane's. We loved it. We will be going there every time we're in HHI hereafter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great steak!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

There were six woman and we ALL agreed it was delicious and we all ordered different things off the early dining menu...Georgiana

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a great meal whether you select one of their top prime steaks, fresh fish or just a great spinach salad

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

excellent meal and service, but prices are rather high. Good for special occasions, not on a regular basis. Server, Spencer, was outstanding, and fun!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Started with an excellent Caesar salad with anchovies, followed by an overpriced, gritty prime rib dinner. Service was slow, with one waiter for many tables. Very disappointed and will not return.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very flexible and polite staff. Accommodated us when we showed up with 12 instead of 10. Entrees were perfect, a little overpriced but it is Hilton Head... Great experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had an awesome meal. Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Good job!!

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