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About Old Oyster Factory

Hilton Head's Finest Seafood & Steakhouse.


Beautiful views and sunsets from every table overlooking Broad Creek.

101 Marshland Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Open nightly starting at 4:45 PM

Cross Street:
Matthews Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 681-6040

Website:
http://oldoysterfactory.com/

Entertainment:
We offer nightly live music and a juggler from Memorial Day weekend through the middle of August.

Executive Chef:
Andy Love

Private Party Facilities:
Private area upstairs accommodates 55ppl

Semi private area off of main dining room seats 70ppl.

Private Party Contact:
Betsy Trish: (843) 681-6040

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Fall & Winter Oyster Roasts

Old Oyster Factory Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (155)
Scenic View (145)
Casual (85)
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Good for Groups (75)
Great for Outdoor Dining (73)
Special Occasion (71)
Good for a Date (69)
Local Ingredients (67)
Worth the Drive (65)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Fun (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Bar Seating (38)
Comfort Food (38)
Kid-friendly (38)
Authentic (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (28)
Happy Hour (24)
Tasting Menu (19)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Business Meals (17)
Disabled Access (17)
Seasonal (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Healthy (15)
Great Beer (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Notable Wine List (6)
Live Music (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Been gong to Old Oyster Factory for 14 years. This was the first time I could say that I was disappointed with the food. Hush puppies were burnt and there was no flavor to the tilapia and the veggies were cold. 😢 I hope this was just an abnomilty.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 2 days ago

Expensive for an early dining menu, especially for meals that were of fair quality. Alcohol was overly expensive....when people are purchasing full meals, they should not have to pay an excessive amount for alcoholic beverages when there are happy hour prices in the bar. Fish was dry, potatoes were starchy and dry, veggies were under cooked, less than al dente. $7 dessert was not exceptional. Only saving grace for us was the excellent coffee served at the end of meal. It was steaming hot and had a superb aroma and taste. Will not be in any hurry to go back, if ever!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

The cod and fried oyster dinner was terrible. If you order fish stick with a fresh local fish.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent seafood, and moderately priced. We've experienced consistently good and friendly service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We make it a point to dine here on every HHI visit - their food is always prepared the way we like it (we love the hushpuppies) and the staff is always pleasant and friendly. Have never had a bad experience at this restaurant!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

This place never disappoints me. Food is great and service is superb.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were later evening diners and were impressed with all the attention and welcome from staff who we kept from going home early. The food was outstanding and portions were more than expected for the price. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

stuffy inside. need to get some air circulating in there. i felt the food was a bit overpriced. shrimp n grits not great. servers were really good tho, however i would not go back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great bar tender. Drinks and oysters @ the bar make a wonderful starter for the evening. Table location was @ windows, Quiet corner. Terrific service & the fresh seafood platters were the best! Compliments to all @ The Old Oyster Factory! I visit there often! SWY

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a wonderful delightful evening. Friendly staff , hot food served immediately and beautiful evening

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fresh high quality seafood

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful...I asked for a window table and got a window table where we could enjoy a beautiful sunset (not that the restaurant has control over the sunsets!). The food was perfect...in fact there was so much of it we had to pick and choose --- wife left the rice so she could focus on the seafood, I left the potatoes so that I could focus on the steak and shrimp. Our server was topnotch!! We visited on the recommendation of a friend and were NOT disappointed!!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

List does not include main reason to go there....the excellent food

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was very good had the grill oysters

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved the crab dip. Sooooo yummy! We had a mixed a seafood entree and the scallops were the best we've ever had and we eat a lot of seafood. The rice was tasty too. The other portions of seafood were not that great. The salmon was a bit dry and fishy. The desserts were outstanding. One of the best key lime pie we've had and the sugar crusted mascapone was out of this world! I've never had a dessert quite like it! Service and ambiance were lovely.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent as always
Service was very good as well
No complaints

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best Savanah Oysters I have ever tasted. Niceview.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful view of water, good service. Food options were good- lots of choices, seafood, steak, chicken, various items that pleased everyone at table. Overall food was good-

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

View is great, food not so much. All 4 of us had dry, over cooked fish or shrimp. A seafood restaurant should do better. Service was very good and friendly.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Other than the ambiance of the building itself, our experience was very disappointing. The food, service, and the price did not meet our expectation. The price would have been satisfactory if the food and service were worthy. Red Lobster is much better than this.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

For all the outstanding reviews I read, I was extremely disappointed. The food was mediocre at best, service was good not exceptional. Certainly not deserving of its "BEST" restaurant designation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

oysters were fresh. Sunset view is stunning. Crab cakes were good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hush puppies are the best ever! Food is great, so try not to fill up on the hush puppies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We at here twice during our visit to the Hilton Head island area. Everything we had was great, service great too.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a good meal and great service

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our Waitress, Bryn, was excellent, friendly and cheerful.
Great seafood
best sunset

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We visited this restaurant that we had not visited for a while. They have a good menu selection and variety. The seafood is quite good and they also have steaks and other non-seafood entrees. The service was very good. Our server was friendly and prompt with our food and drinks.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been eaating here for a long time.... Renevations added a lot more outdoor space, nicely done! Looking forward to be back and enjoy that awesome view!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good good, good service, great views. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Frank, our waiter from Hungary, was awesome!! We really enjoyed visiting with him & he’s a tremendous asset to the Old Oyster Restaurant! Highly recommend Frank & the Restaurant!
Thank you for great food & great service!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food. Great waitstaff. Patient with questions and food descriptions. Every trip to HH includes this restaurant. Great perk to be able to make reservations and special requests for seating. Easy. Easy.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We took our friends from New England to sit on the deck to enjoy the excellent seafood, warm evening, and Lowcountry sunset. They were so impressed! I had the seafood medley which was excellent, as was the halibut special, she crab soup, and crab cakes. Our waitress was delightful and efficient and handled the three bills perfectly. One of our very favorite places on HHI.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

My husband and I married on HHI four years ago and had our reception dinner here. It's been my mom's favorite restaurant for almost 20 years and we return every year. My father had had a few bad meals (scallop dishes) here but overall the food has been great. The view is amazing and it's a great place to watch the sun set. The staff is always pleasant and beyond helpful. We will be back next year!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I came here for oysters, and I got them. They were wonderfully fried. The hush puppies were great as well. This is a great restaurant to watch the setting sun and the egrets on the creek.

I will be back here again and again.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very limited menu, poor service (slow) plus they brought out appetizers, salad and entre's all at the same time. The manager was courteous and acknowledged the problem. Even with perfect service we would not return because of the quality of the food and the limited menu.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

They were able to accommodate our party of 15 and we had excellent service and completely enjoyed the dinner together. Beautiful sunset !

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hot oyster combibation was awful. Raw oysters were ok. Meals were just ok. 2 adults and a kid 178.00. should of been better

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Just OK. Waiter was not great which was part of the disappointment. Make sure you ask what the filet is in the medley... we did when the appetizers were delivered and was told it was too late to change when learned it was Salmon and mahi. Salmon in a broiled medley? Really and too late to change!! I don't think I need to say more. I eat fresh catch on the Jersey shore all summer and this was not close to that level. Best part of the meal was my soup of the day... a potato with crab.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed the food, particularly the "early bird" specials. Good service, too.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good food and view

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