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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (107)
Scenic View (105)
Casual (60)
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Special Occasion (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Local Ingredients (52)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Groups (47)
Worth the Drive (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Fun (32)
Bar Seating (32)
Authentic (30)
Comfort Food (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Romantic (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Disabled Access (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Great Beer (10)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the food and the drinks. Our waiter, James, was terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Cannot get fresher sea food and Service is always excellent! Friend them on Facebook to find their events and specials which are not always listed on their regular menu.Very accommodating for handicapped. There is a wheel chair elevator. Many times I plan my trips from N.Y. to correspond with their events.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

We loved the atmosphere and the food was wonderful. We had a table overlooking the water and enjoyed the lights over the waterway but I would recommend dining during daylight hours if you want to get the most enjoyment out of the view. I would definitely make a return visit next time I'm on Hilton Head!

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Over all was a great experience. The staff and food were great.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great experience. Service was very good. The food was very fresh and very good. The hush puppies were killer. They were so delicious, best I have ever eaten. I was told to go to watch the sun set. But when sunset is at 5 PM, we had to settle for going when it was already dark. The tables were spaced very well so you could not overhear other conversations. We would definitely go back.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food with a friendly staff. I will go back if ever in the area. Thanks for an excellent meal.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fabulous setting and gorgeous sunset. Service was efficient, though a little too quick for European tastes. The main course arrived before the starter plates had been cleared. Would go again.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Booked a table for a sunset view. They have a reduced price menu for sunset dining since it was off season and early evening. Nice selection of items to choose from but was disappointed that the crab cake platter only had one crab cake as an entree. The crab cake was tasty as was the gumbo. They give you a large basket of hush puppies for the table, which were very good. Restaurant has large glass windows overlooking Broad Creek which gives you a great view of the sunset. Well worth timing you dinner or drinks at the bar to see it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Crab and artichoke dip was one of the best I’ve ever had. Old Fashioned cocktails a must. Tilapia was average and could have used more of a flavorful topping to make it really good as it can sometimes be a bland fish. Was hoping for more of a selection of oysters considering.. from VA, so wasn’t interested in getting my regular old reliable James River pearls for twic what I usually pay at home. I would still go back and try it again...

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Staff was great

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service has been very good for a long time...not that reservations are accepted it is very nice not to have to wait an hour for the experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always perfect

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service and food was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good option for Thanksgiving - fixed price menu with great options - prime rib was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving Dinner as we were on vacation and didn’t want to do all the cooking ourselves. Restaurant is lovely and the location does have amazing views of the marsh and waterways. The Thanksgiving menu had enough variety to suit everyone st our table, and the service was excellent. Our server went out of his way to be great with our kids and mother. All the food was excellent, except for the turkey, which was a pressed together “breast”. That’s the only reason it gets 4 stars. If a particular item is the star of the day, it’s best to go for the whole thing, and not cheap out on it. Everything else was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner if I had one complaint it would be too much food, it was very good but after the first two courses I could not enjoy my main course as much as I wanted too. No complaint really just wish I had eaten only half of the first two courses so I could have eaten more of the three course. I guess this is a nice problem to have. We love the Old Oyster Factory and hope to return next year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food course timing great. Every table has a wonderful view. Can’t go wrong! Best go to!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful dining experience on the water. Excellent views, service was impeccable, food very well prepared and presented, imaginative extra ingredients for exceptional depth of flavor. Highly recommended, worth the drive from wherever you are. You will love it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very enjoyable meal with great service, beautiful views and wonderful atmosphere .

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Thanksgiving dinner we have had out. The food presentation was very good. Table was ready and view, as requested, was spectacular. 5 star in every way. We’ll be back next vacation!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Server, Brittney was amazing- so friendly & attentive. Her manager Bob was especially knowledgeable about the various oysters; and even brought 3 different ones for us to try, on the house! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was great! Looking forward to returning in a week!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our last visit to what we considered one of our favorites was hampered by "thanksgiving eve " crowds. Service was still excellent. Once again my Open Table request for a window seat was honored for which I am grateful. The downside this evening was food quality-- bland crab cakes, soggy salad, dry swordfish. I will try another visit on a less hectic day. I'd hate to lose this spot to dine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Hilton Head staple for our family. The food is very consistent and service is very good. Last night we had a variety of seafood and steaks, everyone had a great meal. Very good for large groups.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (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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 (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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 (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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