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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving dinner! 1-7pm. Your choice of 4 courses. $45/person, $20 children 12 & under (plus tax & gratuity)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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GR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there with friends to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary, sat next to the window in the bar, and had a wonderful evening - topped by an “on-the-house” key lime pie in recognition of our anniversary!

PE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Hilton Head - happened to see the ad for the Old Oyster Factory on the back of a restaurant guide. We went because it said it was on the water- but it was a great find all the way around. The view was beautiful and the food was great. Steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly and fish was very good. We were there early enough that they had an option of smaller portions for a special price. Terrific for us as we find most restaurants to give much too much food. The service was wonderful so it was a perfect choice.

V
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good here. Sometimes great, but always at least good. Lovely water views.

P
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent size cocktails. Lots of variety with selection of side dishes. The waiter was fun and informative. We go here every year we are in Hilton Head and have never been disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and excellent service and meal. We would go back every night !

BD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Little noisy but good food and service. They promptly changed our table when we complained about it being too cold. Very accommodating

HC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not a huge deal but I asked for fries to be well done and they were limp and soggy. Disappointed.

P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Massenlokal mit durchschnittlichem Seafood.

Unser Kellner war erstklassig.

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P
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful at the Old Oyster Factory! We will definitely visit again when we are on Hilton Head Island.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Had dinner on patio with our geriatric dog, who was able to access via their handicap lift, super nice about this! Food overall was very good, my filet was outstanding, oysters on half shell were really fresh, special swordfish enjoyed by family. Service was only fair, our waiter seemed pretty lackadaisical and we had to prompt him for nearly everything. We would go back and do reccomend. Prices are up there, we didnt go all out ordering for 3, only 2 glasses wine, no dessert and bill w tip was close to $200.

G
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Amazing food and atmosphere. definitely a must when you visit HHI.
Thanks for the great service James!

CC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming there for over 10 years on our visits to Hilton Head - never disappoints!

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great menu, wonderful server. Food was outstanding, will be back.

j
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We had a group of 8; six of us had raw oysters that tasted fresh and we enjoyed at the table.
Later that night and the next day, several of us experienced bad reactions which we attribute to some of the oysters being off. We're all experienced oyster eaters and this shouldn't happen(and hasn't happened in the past). Not a great experience for those of us who got sick.

FV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Worst meal we ever had at the Oyster Factory. Sea Medley was over cooked; probably form being heated in a microwave. The shrimp were so shriveled that they looked like a postage stamp and had no taste whatsoever. Except for the scallops, the rest of the selections were terrible.. in addition, the waiter did not know how to pour wine properly.

We have eaten at the OF for the past 15 years when we come to HH each spring and fall. We usually have this dish and it is usually excellent. Not this time.

SG
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Beautiful view no matter where u sit!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I visited based in a local recommendation. We opted to sit outside for the sunset view and it did not disappoint. Prices were reasonable, serving sizes were good and the food was excellent. The tuna tacos were fantastic, and seafood medley and ribeye dinner were delicious. We opted for the Creme Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert and they were tasty as well.
Not likely we will be back in the area again, but if we are .. this will be a regular dining choice!

WG
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. Great atmosphere. I like to take friends and family. Wonderful view of Broad Creek. Pecan Crusted Grouper is Out of This World!

HS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Courtney was as delightful as the food and atmosphere.

M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Courtney was our server and she was fabulous

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were absolutely delicious and cooked perfect for each person’s preference. Wait staff was very attentive and courteous. It’s always a pleasure dining at Old Oyster Factory. We’re in the area about twice a year and eat there each visit.

s
Little Rock
91 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is no better reason to come to Hilton Head than to eat oysters freshly plucked from the local waters. and there is no better place to experience them that Old Oyster factory. The food is great and the service matches up to it. Get a table just before sundown and you will also have a wonderful view of the glorious colors that come forward.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Booked group of 10. Was given the worse table next to front door. Food came out quickly and was under cooked and some cold. Had a Pametto Bug crawling around our table for 30 minutes. Asked waiter to have it removed and he took no action.

K
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My goal was to get to the restaurant to enjoy the sunset view but we missed this. I know it's supposed to be great. I had a reservation which helped get us a nice table view.

The Food was VERY GOOD. I had their Grilled Seafood platter. Quality & Freshness of Food both very good as was the plate presentation.

If you love a lot of Fresh Fish choices ... this is the place to go.

I had one of their Columbia Merlot Wines by the Glass... not great... stick with Domestic brands you like.

NY
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Total family gathering

WG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least twice while we are visiting. Our favorite place on the island!

R
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service as impeccable. Presentation for all seven dinners and desserts was outstanding. Six of seven of our diners were delighted. One ribeye looked like New York strip and was gristly. No offer to replace. The mascarpone soufflé dessert was fantastic.

AL
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse experience! Food horrible, poor service and she was very short with us! Don’t go , there’s plenty of better seafood in Hilton Head Island.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Bryn was awesome. Very knowledgable about menu. Food was served quickly and hot. Great local selections. Visiting from out of state. Definitely coming back on next trip to HH.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fresh fish and seafood

KM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

How many spots like this does one island (Hilton Head) need? While our service was truly fantastic, the place is nothing special. We were seated in a back room overlooking a murky river and that certainly didn’t help our overall impression. Basic look, basic food.

VH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This is our go to place for celebration dinners— the view is lovely and the food is usually good. This was hopefully an exception not a trend. My halibut was not a bit overdone there was not a drop of moisture to be had. It was inedible. For a fish restaurant that’s unforgivable. They did replace the dish once I complained, and they comped it but I waited 20 minutes for my replacement. The server was great— very apologetic but the meal was really ruined.

JL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! One of my favorite restaurants on Hilton Head. Delicious food and great views.

JK
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, better than previous years. You can tell this place is under better management. Wait staff was okay but understandably stretched a little thin as ours was one of three large parties (9 people) in our address of the restaurant. Will be back next year!

SG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at Old Oyster Factory. The service and food was great. The only problem - in the email when we made our reservations we mentioned that there was a birthday at our table. It wasn't recognized in any way??

MD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great hush puppies. Shrimp wrapped in bacon appetizer was so-so. Our dinners were good (mahi and seafood platter). I loved the Savannah Oyster. I was excited to try the sweet potato cheesecake but was a bit disappointed with it. Next time I will just stick with dinner and the hush puppies.

MB
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pace of service made me feel rushed to finish my meal. The food was fine and the views were great.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The front desk hostess (Jenn) is so adorable and personable..we were seated at our reserved window table quickly.
Our server was delightful and she ensured we were comfortable and pleased with our experience throughout the evening.
The cocktails were good, the appetizers very good (crab artichoke and oysters Savannah) and the served dinners all were tasty, hot and very good.
The server ensured that the gluten free guest had vegetables for appetizer dip without being asked.
We also had a minor issue with a vegetable during the meal and it was quickly corrected.
Birthday celebration for my daughter was acknowledged with singing and candles and the dessert was delish!
The tables are placed far enough apart that the noise level is good even on a busy night.
Always a delightful experience at the Old Oyster Factory.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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