Lagerhead Tavern

4.5
142 reviews
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LagerHead is not your typical tavern; Chef Michael Toscano, a James Beard “Rising Star Chef” Semi-Finalist, inspires the dining experience at LagerHead Tavern. The name and décor for LagerHead were inspired by the indigenous Loggerhead Sea Turtle and the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island. Developed by Chef Toscano, the menu showcases southern comfort food with a twist, using fresh, regional ingredients and features signature items such as our House-Smoked Chicken Wings and the Low Country Reuben featuring in house pulled pork and smoked ham. The Grilled Salmon Salad is completely unique in that we use fresh grilled salmon that we prepare every morning. Fresh Grilled Oysters are also a Lagerhead Staple, shucked fresh per order and prepared using garlic butter and breadcrumbs for an oyster packed full of low country flavor!! LagerHead Tavern offers creative features and specials, Friday night come and listen to music by some of the islands favorites.
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Key West
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a nice dinner , sat at the bar. Our server was the best

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our most favorite places! Enjoyed, as usual!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the neighborhood feel; food is priced reasonably and is very good; varied menu with some creativity; staff is friendly and accommodating. Sometimes feel rushed with early closing time. Lagerhead is a welcome addition to our neighborhood.

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CI
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for burger nite, great Juicy Lucy...xxxxxxxxxxxx

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B
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is the second time we dined at LagerHead; both were positive experiences. It was a bit noisier than previously but that was do to a birthday party in our general area. Nice selection on menu and also beverages. We will certainly be dining here again.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Claudia and Ricky are the best staff and do all they can to make your time at Loggerhead the very best it can be!!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good.
Music too loud for one of our guests.
But overall nice.
Bread or complimentary something would have been nice.

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C
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local place. Sat at the bar. Enjoyed talking to the bartender. Food was awesome!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Very good experience. Service most impressive for a neighbor hood restaurant.

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JB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

When we arrived, they had no record of our reservation although we did get Open Table credit for being there. They seated us at a great table anyway. There was a guitarist playing with the sound cranked up so high the four of us had to shout to be heard. The food was excellent, but our waitperson got part of our order wrong. She did not honor our request to serve us slowly with time between courses, bringing our entree before we had finished our appetizers. We’ve been to this restaurant before many times and it was never like this before.

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LR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Don’t take reservations at 8:45 when you close at 9. The food and service were great but we were rushed.

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HH
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great burgers and homemade chips, friendly service too.

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Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch on a Sunday with husband and sister. Outstanding calamari appetizer. Juicy Lucy was delicious. As was the fried flounder sandwich and short stack of pancakes. We had such a lovely time. Great service and beautiful location. We will definitely be returning.

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RV
Richmond
214 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Neighborhood golf dining rm. Limited menu, likely straight off the Performance Food truck. Not too impressive though service was well intended.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food quality was excellent as always.

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DC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Prime Rib sandwich was delicious as was the home made vegetable soup

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our gem of the neighborhood. I hate to give this five stars because I would like it to be a secret. But it’s the perfect place for great food, wine, and perfect service.

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P
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent menu choices. Friendly staff.

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BT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

love this neighborhood gem. Beware - noise level is lively. Great food and relaxed atmosphere

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JM
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our early dining experience on the patio overlooking the golf course. It was trivia night inside and the place was full and noisy. This resulted in a very busy server who did her best in the midst of it all. We had eaten here twice in the past at the hightops near the bar - sandwiches & burgers, and I thought of it more as a bar with food. This visit was a better dining experience. Good food at a decent price. The desserts are made on site as well.

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B
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gated golf community; very nice entrance with merchandise for sale. large groups seated along window for view of golf course; undercover out door seating with gas heaters. Friendly staff and very good food for the price.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very good, the service and warmth of employees was superb, the food was very good quality and the value was certainly reasonable. We will return!

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RM
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with family visiting from out of town on the Wednesday Burger night. All of us had various types of cheeseburgers. All were cooked to order, cheeseburgers large, as well as French fries and/or home made chips excellent. A good deal for $10. Service also extremely good.

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Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of both food an drink. Friendly and helpful staff. Dining choices were varied and met the needs of all members of my dinner party.

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DL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nrver got service after 20 minutes outside, so no food teview

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Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us having a get together, three had prime rib and three went off the early dining menu. My crab stuffed flounder was amazing! Same comments from the herb crusted salmon and the pasta diamare. I had a bite of my husband’s prime rib (all were prepared exactly as ordered) and the flavor was good but not particularly tender. I noticed everyone struggled while cutting their meat. So not sure if the meat was tough or the knives were dull. But no one complained.
The biggest problem was the noise level. Actually painfully loud, which had never happened before. Next time we come here it won’t be a Thursday evening. If not for that, the meal would have been perfect.

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P
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great location for a good meal for any occasion.

Terrific happy hour menu with a great selection of food and drink.

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w
Charleston
57 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service

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J
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Prime rib night and good service...................................... Newly redone and nice golf views.

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w
Charleston
57 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Has excellent food specials for NFL football games on Sunday. Go Browns.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is good and the service is always attentive
Each evening has another theme and a special dish. Wednesday thru Saturday a reservation is wise

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NE
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our HHP neighborhood enjoyed a wonderful early bird/happy hour gathering at Lagerhead. We were on the patio where two large tables were set up for us. There was plenty of room to visit and move around. Some enjoyed the appetizers and others enjoyed the 'Early Bird' all night on a Monday. Our waiter Rickie was fantastic and served all 20 of us quickly and correctly. It certainly is a neighborhood gem in our plantation!!

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e
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ribs were great - fell off the bones. I had a shrimp burger - very good - got the wrong side but it was immediately corrected. It was not busy inside but there were several tables of customers outside. We are very happy to have this restaurant so close.

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LE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner @ the Tavern. Ate outside and enjoyed the patio on a beautiful evening. Food was good and service was friendly and efficient. Would visit again!

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IB
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Prime Rib was nicely cooked with mashed potatoes. Disappointed that bread and vegetables were not included. Desert was extra with minimal choices.

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AF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Generally speaking, this was not a great experience. With such a plethora of other good options on Hilton Head, I would be hard pressed to return to Lagerhead Tavern. The food was good & at a pretty good value, but the issue really was the service. The restaurant was not that busy, but everything took too long. Maybe we got a new/inexperienced server. Whatever the reason, the service was quite inefficient. It took about 10-15 minutes to get our drinks out of the bar, as an example. The final straw for me was when my 5 year old daughter was served sour milk. That's something that could actually make her sick! We let the server know & she apologized, but nothing else was done about it. Nothing was taken off the check, nor did a manager come to the table to follow up. Also, they keep the temperature inside pretty high. I was uncomfortable. My guess is they're really in business to cater to the retiree community that surrounds the restaurant. The average age in the restaurant was probably in the 70's.

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JD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

The service here was horrific. We had a party of seven with three young kids (6, 4 & 1) and at no point were we presented with a children’s menu. In fact, we were led to believe there wasn’t a children’s menu. As such, I ordered full-sized (and full-priced!) entrees for the kids and they barely touched them. We ordered the vegetarian burger for my oldest. It was mushy and she only ate the bun and the avocado. I ordered the club for my middle and while it was yummy, it was too big for her so she got frustrated and ate my husband’s chicken wings. The waitress also failed to bring her side of fruit until I asked repeatedly for her to bring it. When I asked for refills on our waters, she filled half of the cups then left the empty pitcher on or table and never returned.

As we were leaving, I saw a “Little Laggerheads” menu on the hostess stand and stopped to ask why we weren’t presented with this menu (btw, it features typical kid food (Mac and cheese, hot dogs, grilled cheese, etc.) and each meal costs only $6 as opposed to the $16-$20 meals I ordered for them. I was told through a thin smile that she simply “forgot.”

I call B.S.

We were scammed and treated like inconvient outsiders.

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OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good as always

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G
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

As usual when we are in Hilton Head, we stayed too long on the beach and made our dinner plans late and on the fly. An early evening thunderstorm rolled in, making the always busy restaurant scene even more so, so we opened the Open Table app and found this place which (bonus!) could accommodate our party of 12. Located at the Hilton Head Plantatiion golf club, we found the service excellent, the menu thoughtful and straightforward, and the food preparation and presentation timely and tasty. Not to mention an excellent bartender who got every drink right and delivered quickly. Be sure to try the baked oyster appetizer.

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MN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of seven and the service was great. We all had a very great meal. Would recommend to anyone.

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