Old Oyster Factory

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Hilton Head's Finest Seafood & Steakhouse. Beautiful views and sunsets from every table overlooking Broad Creek.
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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was awful. We have eaten there many times but food lacks flavor and was way overpriced. Both tables near us complained about the food and told the waitress they couldn’t eat it.

v
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially wanted to recognize our waiter Carlos. Food was exceptional with not a single doubt.

FT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding as was the service. The smell in the outside dining was a little potent, but to be fair, it didn't take away from our experience. Would definitely recommend!

T
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value on the happy hour. Only disappointment was the crab stuffed mushrooms. There was no crab in one and only a teaspoon in the other three. They were not good

MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We would have done better to come earlier. We needed to make reservation at 5:30 not 7:00. The place was packed. It was loud and we had three people waiting on us. None of them knew if someone had taken care of us.

We had a great time the previous Sunday. Great seats, not loud and good wait person.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food, poor service

JC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and company. Always great place to watch sunset

F
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok and service was excellent. Asked for some off menu items and server came through completely.

CC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Oysters were delicious but the fish was very overcooked. Payed a lot of money for an overcooked piece of fish

NY
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with good friends

LM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

It was beyond loud; couldn't hear the server, couldn't carry on a conversation, couldn't hear myself think. As for the food, the gumbo was quite good but the mahi-mahi was very dry and served with a mound of rice and an whole half of a head of broccoli. Couldn't wait to get out of there.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Retirement celebration

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B
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

James was attentive and available when needed.

s
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Prices were high as expected for any of the waterview restaurants.

V
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, awesome fresh seafood dishes. Oysters are highly recommended.

TH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a favorite location for years, we love sitting on the deck for the view. The staff was very pleasant. Love the oysters and tried the key lime Salmon, it didn’t disappoint. Ended the meal with wonderful chocolate.

DT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here numerous times and the food is always fantastic. The views are amazing, especially at sunset.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at this restaurant. First time was excellent and so was this. So happy we made a reservation. Will be back in the spring.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening, great meal and awesome service from Susie. Food cooked to perfection. Beautiful sunset in the background. Delicious chocolate cake for mugs bands birthday!

K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Even with a reservation we needed to wait in the bar area which was fine. The problem was there were 2 barternders and they were too busy servicing the wait staff and delivering food to other bar patrons. It took a good 10 minutes to put in a drink order.

G
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food at Old Oyster, service was good, view is exceptional. Love it!

FP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly and proved excellent service. Nice atmosphere with beautiful sunset view.

D
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Used to be my favorite place. Just not the same. Food was very mediocre. Service and view were definitely the best part of the experience. I don’t mind paying for value. Will be looking for a new favorite restaurant next time we are on the island.

JB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The food,service,and atmosphere was perfect. We were on vacation and we always go back every year. Highly recommend!!!

CB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Everything about our dining experience was excellent, including when we got the bill and found out the restaurant is part of the Coastal Restaurant Group, and we happened to have a $10 coupon for that group! My husband and I both had the Blackened Carolina Catfish and my leftovers were just as good this morning as the meal was two days prior. We try to make it a point to dine at the OOF each time we come to HHI. You won’t be disappointed if you go. A tip though, MAKE A RESERVATION! Another tip, try to sit outside and enjoy the sunset.

NE
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! Old Oyster Factory never disappoints!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was cold! Sent it back twice! Manager comped my portion of the meal. Ordered Fred seafood dinner...

TG
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Shrimp had a fresh taste and lightly battered. Good hush puppies and slaw. Will return in the future

AM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had 2 servers, the one took drinks and appetizers, but never brought and communicated that we ordered the appetizers. We also never saw her again. The gentleman was an amazing server. He went above and beyond all night. The food was delicious and the view was perfect. Highly recommend the experience and food. The manager even took time out and apologized for the other server without us saying anything. Was a great evening and we will return.

MV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Good food and excellent service! I’ll be back!

KP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Table of 4 with different entries. No one really liked the food. All said is was just ok and for the price was definitely not worth it. My plate was seafood medley. When it arrived, the food just did not look pleasing. The 2 pieces of broiled fish looked dry. The Oyster Rockefeller was the best tasting food on the plate. My wife got a special of tenderloin and fish on a stick with vegetables. The beef was tasty but the fish was just ok. Who would have thought the beef was better than the fish at a fish restaurant.

Don’t think we will go back unless it is for an oyster bakel

GK
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place fantastic views

DT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our "go-to" restaurant for our guests. Food is consistently delicious and the views of the marsh and sunsets make it spectacular. The servers are always polite and prompt.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with spectacular view and friendly great server!

o
Fayetteville
57 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect corner window table to watch the sunset. Seafood medley always a favorite choice, flounder done perfectly but the halibut was over cooked. Happy hour last week with another group of friends was spot on with everyone pleased with their choices, flatbreads, salads, shrimp tacos and sliders.

EM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful views, really good food, great time. We ate outside and it was a perfect night.

B
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love the Old Oyster Factory when we are on the island. We’ve been there for special occasions, like New Year’s Eve, as well as to watch a sunset. Food is always wonderful.

NM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Flew in from out of town looking for fresh seafood for my birthday. Purchased the lobster, scallops and shrimp meal with baked potato and broccolini. Scallops was cold, baked potato wasn’t hot, lobster was chewy. Waitress was too busy to provide decent service and make sure everything was good. I was really disappointed and bummed the meal was the downside to my birthday celebration. Went to another restaurant the following day that was MUCH better!

SG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Petey was great. Such a beautiful place.

SK
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No trip to HHI is complete without eating at The Oyster Factory. We've been coming here for years and it's always consistently good!

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