Old Oyster Factory

4.4
3213 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 3213 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful view, incredible and conscience service staff!!

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TD
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was ok... not great. The hush puppies are amazing. The service was great and very attentive. The broiled seafood platter was not spectacular it was just ok. Which was disappointing. The grouper was the same. But our waiter was so sweet and the view makes up for everything.

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B
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hurricane Florence was headed this way but Old Oyster Factory remained open for those of us who wanted to stay on HHISC. The food and service was amazing as always. Will always come back every time we come back to the island.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks.

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RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view and food! Will definitely go back again!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The seafood was very fresh and well-prepared. Beautiful views of Broad Creek. Our server was friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening and our waiter was top notch. Explained about the wine being featured, etc.

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G
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant for friends that were vesiting! Great food,service and drinks every time we eat there!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Shrimp was over cooked but meal was good. Very good service once I received eating utensils.

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l
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Go here every time I am here. Food consistently excellent and service at a high level.
A bit touristy and in peak season very busy almost every night but worth it and manageable with reservations.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was overpriced and unimpressive but views were great. Beer on draft was warm. Oysters were especially disappointing. Too much sauce, oysters undercooked and overpowered by the sauces. When I arrived, I realized I’d eaten here once before and was not impressed then either (why I didn’t remember it).

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food!

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J
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Old Oyster Factory for my husbands 35th birthday and we will definitely be frequenting in the future! The staff was so incredible, everyone was super friendly. The food was amazing and the views were breathtaking, especially at sunset! Our kids loved the food as well and we have very picky eaters! I personally can’t wait to go back and have more bruschetta and hush puppies!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Won’t go again

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good!! Cocktails were very good. View was very nice. And, they even allowed me to have snapper prepared not as shown in the menu, but instead as the swordfish was described. Delicious, but seems as though the plate sat for a while waiting to come to the table because the food was not even imitating being hot. Service was slow and not very attentive. I didn’t have silverware or napkin during most of the appetizer. But, overall good. I would go back and hope for better service.

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KW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had a Scallop dinner, and very little amount of scallops for the price

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Of all the pricey places we eat at in Hilton Head, the quality of food is worth the price and we don't feel that was the case at some of the other restaurant's.
This year, we ruled out some places and ate at the Old Oyster Factory twice in the week we were there.
The T-shirts are great quality as well, we buy one every year.

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location on the water with excellent food and service!

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and even better service. Thomas is an outstanding server and did all he could to make our experience special. Fantastic all the way around

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MS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the plank salmon....fabulous. Views were amazing and wait staff very attentive. Great experience!

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SR
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, great water view and good service! Enjoyed the broiled seafood!!!!

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S
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Frank was great. I make a trip here each year for the raw oyster sampler. Never disappoints. We had a table by the windows overlooking the water. Beautiful view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance!! Was out first time here but we’ll definitely be back next time we in HHI .. we come to the island every year and we glad we found this place! Food is just amazing and the service was also great

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Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have been her several times while on vacation food is good never Great but we seem to return every year

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L
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants on the island. We come back year after year and are never disappointed. Food is delicious and portion sizes are reasonable for the price. The pre-dinner hush puppies are a great starter and do not last long in the basket with our family! Staff is always pleasant and attentive. The standout for us is the atmosphere. Nothing beats its laid back vibe and beautiful views of Broad Creek.

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l
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here alot, but it wasn't our best meal. I think they were overwhelmed by the holiday weekend. Service was good and the manager was apologetic.

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WW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

This place gets very crowded and noisy- have a reservation to get in sooner. My wife and I both found the food bland and almost tasteless, including the oysters and shrimp. Our fish was overcooked and my potato was undercooked. Not worth $10 let alone the actual cost.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. I visit every year when I’m in the Savannah area.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good and good choices of seafood. the low country boil could have been seasoned a little more as it was slightly bland. The shrimp and crab chowder was excellent and loved the hush puppies

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Parking insufficient. Reservation cancelled due to being late as no parking. Got a table anyways but a hassle. Food mediocre. Guess location on marsh sells it to the huge crowd

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KO
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall, the view here is phenomenal. Unfortunately, we were a bit disappointed by the service and feel we can find other seafood options for our next trip to Hilton Head.

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HC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent menu and views. Unfortunately our server was very slow and seemed to have forgotten about us after our entrees were served.

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K
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting! Will return for future visits.

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d
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Great waitress ~ Susie
Will be back soon

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H
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Ordered seafood Medley. Well prepared, scallops, oysters and rest was equally good. Will definately be going back again

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w
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This is a place that we return to frequently when family is in town as it is kid-friendly. Most times, we are satisfied with the food and service. This time, however, we were in the far corner in the upstairs room. Perhaps that is why we didn’t see the server as much as we wanted or even why the food arrived cooler than it should have. We had to send back the hushpuppies as they arrived cold, but the replacement ones were equally cold. The fried oysters were so over cooked and so over-breaded that it was even hard to find the oyster in all that breading. There was supposed to be a green vegetable served with the steak but a teaspoon of broccolini was hiding under the meat. We had to ask the server to please bring the vegetable on the side.
The kids’ meal that was fried shrimp was good but the pizza was basically a large chunk of thick dough with a little cheese on top.
All in all... a bad experience!!

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WG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit to The Old Oyster Factory. Our family loves to eat there while on vacation. Saturday night we brought friends to experience not only the food but the waterfront ambience. The crab cakes are wonderful..all crab..no filler. I chose the Pecan crusted Grouper. Excellent. Our friends loved the Almond crusted Mahi-Mahi! Try a Miami Vice as a specialty drink. It was luscious! We will be back...over and over!

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed delicious meals with great company. The service was tremendous and we all had a great time.

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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! We always dine here when we visit Hilton Head.

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