Old Oyster Factory

4.4
3279 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Hilton Head's Finest Seafood & Steakhouse.


Beautiful views and sunsets from every table overlooking Broad Creek.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Open nightly starting at 4:45 PM
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Phone number
(843) 681-6040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Love
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Private party facilities
Private area upstairs accommodates 55ppl

Semi private area off of main dining room seats 70ppl.
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Private party contact
Betsy Trish: (843) 681-6040
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Matthews Drive
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Entertainment
We offer nightly live music and a juggler from Memorial Day weekend through the middle of August.
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Special events & promotions
Fall & Winter Oyster Roasts
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3279 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering of friends.

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BJ
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best service food - everything. Only problem lots of stairs. Hard to get in/out

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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service! I enjoyed the meal and the view was so beautiful.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been going for years. Always a favorite. This time seemed different. Same ambiance, but the food seemed just OK and the prices seemed higher. Not sure I can keep this on my list of HHI favorites anymore. Perhaps it has become too popular.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood with a wsterview!

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S
Greensboro
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little disappointing from our last visit. Our oysters were not as fresh tasting and crab cake was a bit fishy. We’ve been here several times but there are too many other great restaurants to keep this one on our list.

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RH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had been to the Old Oyster House previously and the food and service were good. It was an enjoyable experience with co-workers on a special occasion. This time we felt neglected by our server. We didn't see her very much. When my wife choked on something in her salad our server didn't seem to know what to do or get assistance. Our food was good but was only warm when served and cooled very quickly. We had so hoped this experience would be special for our 40th anniversary, but it wasn't.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

They put our partybof 5 in the corner of the bar. Constantly being hit by people. We were moved later. We were celebrating a family birthday that the wait staff never acknowledged. We spent well over $200 and we won't be back.

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JF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service, huge selection of everything. Not just fish.

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OT
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Grouper. Table bread was hush puppies which are great. Both food and service was exceptional.

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TC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We normally go there at least four to five times a year. Always a great meal and outstanding service.

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SF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will certainly enjoy another trip to Old Oyster Factory when we return to HHI.
The marsh along with the wildlife were a delight to view while enjoying our meal during the Sunset dining.

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining on the deck is one of my favorite places to eat. Beautiful view over the marsh. Food is always prepared well and the service never disappoints. Reservations are required during the Summer months as the place gets quite crowded but that's what happens when you consistently deliver top notch food and service!

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W
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Oysters were great! Service was great as well. Main course wasn’t awesome but still good— and large portions. So many seafood restaurants around that area—not sure if I’d come back for anything other than the oysters.

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BG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Good prices. Nice selection. The key lime pie is a must!

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KN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food! Decor was a little sparse based on what i had in mind, but the food and service were top notch. Food came out promptly, and at the right temperature. It was a bit noisy and there is virtually no privacy, but if you are looking for a no frills eating experience then this is the place!

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the inside of the building. The service was great. The food was exceptional.

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D
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friday night party of 4. Table was ready when we arrived. Service was very good. Oysters are always outstanding. Seafood pasta alfredo was dry and shrimp very overcooked. Grouper was excellent. Diver scallops were small and only 4 for the order, not worth $30.
Most important was the bill. We were charged for 5 main dishes not the 4 ordered.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table over 5 months ago for a sunset view. Unfortunately we were not given a table to allow us to enjoy that experience. The service was very good and the food was ample in their portions. They offer an adequate wine selection and full bar.

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WG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend The Old Oyster Factory..all the time! Great food..lovely Marsh views.

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DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

James our waiter was excellent and the food was very good.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when we come to Hilton Head. We love to sit and look out over the marshland as we eat our hush puppies and peel and eat. Seafood is always good at Old Oyster Factory

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

Great views of water. Wait staff were attentive without being pushy. Prices were reasonable and the food was fresh and delicious! I would definitely go next time I visit Hilton Head!

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MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for 4 plus 1 - 2 year old. Service was very good and food was great. We will certainly go again.

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LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. We were impressed with the willingness they showed to accommodate slight changes to their dishes. Great service. The best dining experience of our stay on Hilton Head.

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WR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our second visit to the Old Oyster Factory. The first time we ate there, we ate around 5:30 p.m., when there was still daylight to enjoy the view and the restaurant was not full. We enjoyed that experience very much. This time, we dined at 7:15 p.m--after dark---so there was really no view of the marsh or the sunset. We found the restaurant too dark to even read the menu and very noisy. Food was okay and the server was cheerful and very good.

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TM
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! She made everything perfect! The location and views are fabulous. Food was wonderful. May be my new favorite on Hilton head! Will be back next year!

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LR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here with friends, one of whom must use a walker. The staff could not have been more helpful, eve going to find a chair with arms rather than the ones that were at the table. The staff was knowledgeable and the food was absolutely wonderful. I will come back when I return to the area.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great views. Good food. I booked reservations on Open Table but they had not reserved the table. Fortunately, we lucked into a sunset view.

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BB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with family, but outside at sunset - if you strategically set your table so neither of you are looking directly into the sun (it’s doable) - this is a great “date” place.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Salmon was excellent. Tuna Nachos were very good. The chocolate mousse was grainy not very smooth. Although noted that it was our anniversary, they did not do anything special.

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AL
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes, hush puppies, bruschetta, shrimp pasta and oysters were all fantastic. Waiter was very knowledgeable and welcoming. Great view

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Hilton Head and everyone we met said we had to put this restaurant on our itinerary. We loved the ambiance, the wait staff and the of course the food. Being from the north, it was my wife's first experience with "hush puppies". She is still raving about them!
The food was exceptional.
I suggest this establishment to anyone who enjoys good reasonable food

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AV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was great. But the chocolate mousse was over the top

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NT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a pleasant experience at Old Oyster Factory. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the food is good, and the view is serene and beautiful.

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

We love the old oyster factory
Never disappoints....great food
Great service!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved it. ❤️

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DB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Fantastic seafood and great views. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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b
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We always visit the Oyster Factory when we're in HH. It never disappoints. Service was great! So was the food!

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