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Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

4.3
716 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Cuisines
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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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
William Hilton Parkway
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Parking details
Crane"s has its own private, free parking lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 716 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 17 hours ago

Early Diner special is a great value. The Prime Rib was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent steak and meatloaf. Glad we tried this restaurant. Would highly recommend it!

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

The table we were given was in the bar area next to bathroom. Could not sit there and not have to get up every time someone walked by. Asked for another table was told no. So we left. Many good meals here so very disappointed.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice meal. Table behind us was so noisy we could barely have a conversation.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place for dinner. Steven was a excellent waiter in all areas.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Crane's Tavern is awesome! The food cannot be beat...steaks are delicious!! Diane was our server and was a wonderful server. Will definitely go back again!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Steak was good and so was the lobster. Side items were so-so. Very comfortable atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went to Crane's on our last night on Hilton Head Island. We had a reservation, which was good because the place was packed. Even so we were seated within minutes of our arrival. Service was great! Fast, friendly but not rushed.
We decided to split the large rib eye (18oz) and it was more than enough; we took some home. The steak was a little too rare when it arrived, but they were quick to make it right. Good flavor! No baked potatoes - strange for a steakhouse, but the scalloped potatoes were tasty and not a huge portion like at some steakhouses. I chose the creamed spinach as my side and it was excellent! Husband had Caesar salad and said it was very good.
The night we went was during the RBC Heritage golf tournament so the place was crawling with golfers. An apparent regular kept inviting his buddies to his table until there were 6 or so at a 4 top. Needless to say, he was loud and a pain. I mention this only because the proprietors were quick to offer to move him & his buds to a different table (&get them out of the main dining area). It was enough to get him to move on, the group to disperse and only 2 (quiet) guys remained for dinner. This was all handled tactfully and without incident. Kudos to Cranes!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and service were excellent! It’s a tight space so it’s always a bit noisy-not a big deal. As with all steak& seafood restaurants, the prices are quite high but at least at Crane’s you are receiving quality food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Could not have been any better!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Disappointed in small menu selection for each category . Food good. Will be back for early dining only

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything was perfect. Cranes is one of our favorite restaurants.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Poor food on this occasion, very disappointing. The steak was poor quality and very undesirable

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Linda is a terrific and a loyal employee. She is our requested server every time we go to Crane’s. The food is consistently good and she remembers your drink preference without asking. Pretty incredible. She is one of a kind.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always delicious! We go for the early bird prime rib. The price is great but even better is the food. This is a great value. Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great restaurant, comparable to any top steakhouse anywhere except sides are included with meal. Great value, outstanding service and top quality.......

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful service! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Best Steak ever. Spinach and Scalloped Potatoes —parfait!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was great and the service was excellent

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Prime rib was exceptionally fat which is unusual for this restaurant. Two people in our party had the salmon which they said was very good. The poor quality of the prime rib, however, caused our low ratings.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a wonderful meal! The steak was amazing! Will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent all around, but pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Crane's has the best steaks on Hilton Head. Their prime rib is way above average. The bar scene lively and the wait staff is friendly. Great service!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We went for Good Friday dinner, fish selections were limited, so we were dissappointed. Food quality was so so. The fresh vegatables tasted like canned or frozen vegetables, this was a bummer. Service slow and waitress could not describe the meal options very well, another disappointment. On vacation in Hilton Head that week and we dined at many other places on island that were much better options.

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Blackened grouper was terrible.. presentation poor; excess blackened layer on fish making it almost impossible to eat. The grouper looked like 2 blackened sticks on pile of white rice.

Waitress never replaced the cutlery used in first course .

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food here was very good - steaks cooked perfectly and salad and sides were well executed. Beyond that, we had little to like about the experience. Our server was stressed out, probably had too many tables, and paid little attention to us. We had to keep flagging down a bus boy to ask for things that should have been on the table or delivered with food. And, it took 1 hour and 20 minutes for our steaks to arrive - which, if we had been visited by our server once or twice, we might have been given an update....but alas, nary a visit. Good thing we asked the busboy for some bread, although by the time steaks arrived, we were filled up on bread and I ended up taking most of the steak home for the next day. We did watch several steaks delivered to nearby tables that sat after us - but they had a different waiter. And btw, it shouldn’t have been hard for her to find us, as we were seated just outside the noisy service station and ordering kiosk, where she had to periodically run into. Never even looked our way.

Bottom line, very good food once it was finally served, but with so many choices on Hilton Head Island, and a price tag of $200 for 2 (which includes only a very moderately priced wine choice), it’s just not worthy of a return visit.

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Reservation at 6, by 7:30 we still did not have our dinner. When we expressed concern we got a defensive waitress and host. We left hungry

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service and delicious early special of prime rib!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The early bird special (5-6 pm) is a great deal with prime rib, potatoes and vegetable, a glass of wine and salad for $21.95. Food is good. We sat near the bar so it was noisy. Waitress was attentive and sweet.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The steak was excellent and the service was great.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Altho There were 3 empty 4-tables, we had to wait to be seated until 15 minutes after our reservation (the unapologetic “hostess” assured us that this wasn’t her “first rodeo”). Steaks were good but prime rib was anything but prime.

I’d give it a C+...

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is one of our favorites on the island. The servers are friendly and always so attentive. When we have reservations our tables are set for us when we get there. The prime rib is the best we've had. The whipped potatoes are real and so good! We usually go for the early bird and the value is outstanding. We love Crane's Tavern!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It's hard to find a "traditional" steakhouse on Hilton Head or in Beaufort County. I have been coming to the Island for years and fortunately found Cranes this trip. Décor and Food were excellent. Service and wine list was outstanding. Spencer turned a nice evening out into a memorable evening with his knowledge of the business, attention to detail and great responsiveness! 5 star!!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food & excellent service - we will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always have great service and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our second time here, bringing friends who’ve never been. Our friends liver was overdone and a bit tasteless. Our 6oz Filets for $38 seemed more like 4oz filets. Cooked to specifications but overall didn’t seem like a good value. Bit overpriced for what was received.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A favorite spot on the island. Food is always great and service is excellent. Ready to see more choices though.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Crab cakes good but just warm, Creamed spinach was room temperature. Probably won't be back soon.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have been wanting to dine at Crane’s seafood & Steakhouse after seeing such great reviews on Open Table.
The food was good but high noise level as tables are close together and no fabric/ carpet to absorb sound.
Server was knowledgeable and friendly.
Green beans were over cooked. Salmon was delicious. Too much dressing on wedge salad.

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