Lagerhead Tavern

4.5
620 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!!
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vipJim49
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Early bird specials are the best value anywhere.

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vipKathy
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lagerhead Tavern!

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SheryleG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is exceptional!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Right off the bat, the host seemed annoyed to seat a table of 10. We had a reservation so it should not have been a surprise. The waitress clearly did not want to be there and performed at the bare minimum. As a party of 10, she knew the tip was automatic and made zero efforts to be friendly or helpful. She also seemed very annoyed that we only ordered one bottle of wine and kept asking if we wanted more (we only had a few drinkers). The food was mixed, some people thought theirs was okay and others did not. When given the bill, there was no mention of the automatic 20% tip but I checked as I would not give a dime more for the experience we had. I only gave the extra star because the atmosphere was nice, some people thought their food was okay and the waitress’s helper from the kitchen was friendly.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review and business and we apologize that everything was not up to your expectations. If you would like to discuss further please give the manager a call at the restaurant. Thank you again and Happy Holidays!

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vipLadyDi
Charleston
118 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We so enjoy this neighborhood gem and its outstanding staff. The food is consistently good and they make you feel welcome. I am so thankful to have it close to home!

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out side, food was great, views were pleasant. Service was wonderful.

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vipKathy
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, efficient service and great atmosphere!

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vipMarcus
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Very loud interior, less than stellar beer menu and lot of fried food on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly waitstaff and wonderful early bird!

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vipSteveB
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great but was unusually loud last night

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EricW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were outstanding. We had a party of 8 and the food for everyone came out of the kitchen hot, and all at the same time. Everything was delicious.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and diversity of menu. service and drinks are superior.Specials are great. We eat there weekly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chicken piccata and roasted beet salad. Both were delicious! Bottles of wine are half price every Thursday. We will be back!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you and see you soon!

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DonnaM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers are great & sides are also. Service has been great. We go for Burger night but have there for other nights and food has always been great!!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on November 3, 2021

DonnaM, Thanks for the review and we hope to see you soon!

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Dnl815
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Carol was fantastic. I did not get the side order I requested and my fish was soggy.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi, We appreciate your business and review and next visit please let us know about an issue with your food and we will correct ASAP. Thank you!

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vipNancy
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal with great service.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you Nancy!

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vipwheals
Charleston
123 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service from Carol. Thank you

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thanks we love Carole too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. We had a hard time finding a Saturday reservation on Hilton Head. We were able to make a 5:30 here. Located on a golf course, we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful landscaped views. The food was amazing! I had the fish and chips and the batter was light and the fish was fresh. My husband had the Juicy Lucey burger with a Mushroom gravy dipping sauce. He said it was the best burger ever. Drinks were very reasonable.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

We love the Juicy Lucy too! Hope to see you soon!

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RichardK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good environment, good service, good food, very relaxing.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

RichardK, Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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RobertoFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a really nice restaurant with lots of windows bringing the outside in, patio seating if you so wish, and ample spacing between tables. This is about the 8th time I have dined here and I have never had a bad meal. The food always comes out hot and delicious. The staff is friendly and usually very attentive. The menu offers a vast array of choices for different palates and tastes. They offer a different special every night Monday through Friday and they do not skimp on the amount of food served with the special. A very nice local dining experience to be had by all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Michelle is a great server!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thanks we agree too!

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boys
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant with an OUTSTANDING Chef and the BEST service and waitress

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you we couldn't agree more!

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JenniKinipela
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. We make it a point to come here at least once or twice every time we visit the island.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

We can't wait to see you again!

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bobs
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our evening and the meals. Been there many times. Sometimes the service is poor. But tonight the traffic was down and the service was good

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for the review and business!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience as usual.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thanks!

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vipjws3378
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We both chose selections from the Early Bird menu, fish & chips as well as herb crusted salmon, enjoyed them both very much and were thrilled with the value.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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vipFrequentOpenTableUser
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood find in Hilton Head Plantation (you can get a free gate pass). We ate outside - nice covered seating with lots of spacing. Our server was excellent and the food excellent and reasonably priced.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

We appreciate your review and business!

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vipNancy
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a pleasant experience with “like family” staff and hot and delicious food served quickly. They don’t change out the entrees often, but you can always find something tasty. We live in the vicinity so it is a favorite go to!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you Nancy!

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vipzimmy
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Nice place located on a golf course, As we arrived on time with our reservation it was obvious that they were severely understaffed. We decided to volunteer and sit at the bar to get a drink and put our order in right away. The bar tender as he took our drink order and served us acknowledged they were at about 50% of needed staffing and were struggling to find help. Despite the high staff stress level our food did arrive in decent time and was actually quite good.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi Zimmy, We are glad you enjoyed your food and service. As most restaurants struggle finding staff we are one of those. We are always hiring and with busier traffic than normal we are all trying to make it work. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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vipErinD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We decided to sit outside since the patio is beautiful. Our waitress also the hostess sat us quickly, took our order and then completely forgot about us . We think she also forgot about our food. The flatbread was chewy and the chicken was dry. The salmon was also over cooked. Our guess is that she got busy inside and forgot about us and then microwaved our food. My first thought was to send it back, but she never came back out. We wanted another glass of wine, too. Other guests that arrived later were served before us and had a different waitress. Where is the teamwork here? No one else chimed in. I’ve been to this restaurant 3 times now this year and I am very displeased.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

ErinD, We appreciate your business and review and apologize your experience was not up to our standards. Thank you

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall a decent place. Food was not bad but not great either. Prices were decent though

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Eddie, Thank you for the business and review

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vipLadyDi
Charleston
119 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and an extremely friendly staff. Lagerhead is our neighborhood gem for sure!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you!

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Bunnyyoop
Savannah
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six girlfriends getting together to celebrate one of our birthdays. We all had the special of the evening, barbecued baby back ribs. And they were amazing. Such a great deal, I believe we will all return soon. The ribs were fall off the bone tender with a delicious thick sweet sauce. And even better, another special was half off bottles of wine. Our server, Letitia - not sure of the spelling - was helpful, friendly and very capable. She’s a treasure. Thursday nights will be celebrated here often!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for dining and we hope to see you soon!

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vipLevelbest
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised with this place. It's nestled in Hilton Head Plantation and looks out onto one of the golf courses there. Wait staff was very attentive, food and drinks came out quick. Saw some solid teamwork going on which to me says they have decent management. Good menu selection as well. We had the fried chicken sandwich and cob salad with a side of fries. Everything tasted very fresh and the fries were super hot - clearly not sitting around in a bin for a while. Our waitress checked back on us a few times as did other staff - which given that it was pretty crowded inside was great. Price/Value ratio was decent as well for the island. First timers and locals - we'll be back.

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Terri
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately the open table link to directions sent is to the wrong location twice. You might want to check your interface

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We arrived for a 4.30 seating and sat right down. Service was excellent and the staff was attentive and friendly.

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JamesW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening dining on the patio. The food and drinks were superb. This has become one of our favorite places on the island.

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 5, 2021

JamesW, We appreciate your business and review and hope to see you soon!

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vipRichard
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good sandwiches

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you Richard!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you!!!

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presley
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great service; beautiful setting outside on veranda!!

Lagerhead Tavern
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you!

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Lagerhead Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 681-2184.

Lagerhead Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 620 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.

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