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Old Oyster Factory

4.5
2649 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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 2649 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

We frequent the island often for weekend vacations. We had never tried Old Oyster Factory. On our latest trip, during off season, we made a reservation on the app. We requested a seat close to the windows, hoping to have a nice view. Upon arrival and check in we were notified that there were no tables available close to the windows. We were immediately seated at a table in the center of the restaurant. Once seated and settled, I noticed several tables close to the windows were open, as were several on the second row. We waited 20 minutes and were never acknowledged by wait staff. We got up and left handing the manager on duty our menus as we walked out.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dinner. Scallops were superb. No wait as we had a reservation. We will return.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

love the place, love the food, love the view , loved everything about dining here. Will return, time after time.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, oysters, lobster, scallops and shrimp. Our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. Service was excellent

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Cold food and untrained server. Not what one would expect from a formerly good restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal and the service was exceptional. We make this a must for visitors.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable. Slightly high priced

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was mine and my twin sisters birthday celebration and we had a wonderful time. The food was great and so was the service. Also wanted to compliment you on your accommodations for my 94 year old mother who used your elevator and we were able to sit in the lower front section on the restaurant, well done! We will be returning often. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful views make this a fun place to spend an evening. Food was very good & our server, Isabel, was very attentive. Overall-a very good experience

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

If you are looking for a quiet restaurant Old Oyster Factory is probably not the place for you as the dining room is pretty open and sound carries. It is not so loud, howeve, that you cannot hold a conversation. That being said, this was the one restaurant I said I HAD to go to while in Hilton Head and, like always, it didn’t disappoint! The food is excellent (mmmm, hush puppies) and the setting on Broad Creek is beautiful. On top of the delicious food, service was excellent. while we were there I noticed several of the staff keep looking out one of the windows. I couldn’t imagine what they could be looking at as I was sure there was little in the water that would have locals so engrossed. It turns out a gentleman was proposing on the outside deck and they didn’t want to miss the big moment. They also went out of their way to make sure the entire restaurant greeted and congratulated the couple on their way to their table later. It just went to emphasize how truly vested the staff is in an excellent guest experience. I can’t recommend this restaurant more highly, but DO use Open Table to make a reservation or you may have a long wait....seems I’m not the only one who loves the place 😉

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Can't remember the number of times we've been to "the Factory", but each time has been wonderful. Dining with the wife and a friend from Chicago (but actually a Southerner with DEEP Southern roots) "coming home". The food was excellent; also, the view, the decor, the staff, and on and on. We'll be back for certain. It's a GREAT place!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice ambiance and great service. The grouper was outstanding! And a great view!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always consistently good food. Our initial go-to stop the first night we arrive on the Island. Love the oysters and shrimp is outstanding too.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There was no wait when we arrived and our sever was very attentive. The raw oysters were juicy and delicious! We would have liked to have been seated on the deck outside for better ambience but it was a little chilly. All in all the experience was a great one!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We’ve eaten here several times and OOF has never disappointed. This time we had six of our friends and they were all very pleased. I love the almond crusted mahi-mahi.
We were immediately seated at our reservation time and our server was excellent.
The view is good from almost every table.
Using OpenTable makes getting a reservation easy.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had dinner with friends on a Saturday evening. We were escorted to the most perfect table in the restaurant. Our service was exemplary, and our food delicious. As a local, I would recommend this restaurant to a local or a tourist. It is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner sitting outside on the deck. We all enjoyed the delicious hushpuppies. The Oyster Savannah was out of this world. My daughters had never tried oysters before and loved them. I had the scallops. They came with risotto which was one of the best I have ever had. The locations and view was outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The oysters were great the sea pasta and shrimp pasta not so much. The pasta had no taste and was some what over cooked.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It's been several years since we visited the Old Oyster Factory. The food prices were inflated due to the Heritage golf tournament, and the food was okay. I had the grilled shrimp. It tasted as if it had been sitting on the fry line waiting to be served.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great drinks and seafood! Bartenders were super friendly, and the ambiance is awesome. Would definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed our meals, snapper, filet and Mahi mahi.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We love Hilton Head but had never made it to Old Oyster Factory until this year. We WILL be returning. BEAUTIFUL sunset, great food and the perfect location to enjoy friends, family, and fresh seafood!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We always eat at the Oyster Factory when we come to Hilton Head. Great views and good food😊

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The view at The Old Oyster Factory is unparalleled! The service was great and you must get the oyster combination - superb! Everyone loved their meals, however, mine was undercooked. When we mentioned it to our server, he, appropriately offered to bring me something else and to take it off the bill and informed the manager. The manager then came over, thanked us for letting them know and assured us he had informed the chef. He also took the meal off the bill, which was quite impressive. We would go back again regardless but this gesture was one more reason to continue to patronize this lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Friendly staff, great food, beautiful view, relaxing dinner. Just what we were looking for.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely outstanding and cannot beat the view! Food was wonderful and staff was great!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

ATTN: Tourist & Visitors it is a must-visit restaurant ….Tremendous View especially for sunset very good food & overall a wonderful dining experience ...

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by quality of the food. Nice view of water/Marsh.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were recommended to this restaurant from family who live in FL. It was fabulous and we had a great, romantic table near the water at a window ! Enjoyed the wonderful meal and great service! Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a wonderful experience and dinner. Location, service and food were all great.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I was there with family from out of town. The food and service were excellent. Every dish was prepared and presented very well. My family was very pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We are never disappointed in The Old Oyster Factory. We have been coming here for years. The oysters were the biggest oysters I have ever eaten. The salmon and mahi-mahi were excellent. The spouse had crab cakes and said they were delicious. The service and atmosphere were great. We had a table overlooking the marsh. It was just a great experience overall. I highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I've been taking my family to the "Oyster Factory" for special occasions for 24 years. My Spouse and I (we are locals) also dine there throughout the year. It's normally very good to excellent, but not this past Saturday night. The fried shrimp were awful. They were soft and mushy and barely warm. The cocktail sauce was as bad, lacking horse radish and hot sauce. Where's the quality control and where's the pride of excellence you once had?

On the other hand, the waiter was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely amazing!!!! The staff were friendly and the food was amazing!! We got the shrimp cocktail, oysters and mahi mahi and we couldn’t complain. Everything was so fresh and cooked to perfection. They had a great wine list as well. Our waitress did a very good job in making sure all of our needs were met. I would tell anyone that if you’re venturing to Hilton Head anytime soon you need to try Old Oyster Factory.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great view of the water and our waitress, Kari, was great!! The food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Third time eating at the Oyster Factory. This time found that they took reservations which worked great since we were a party of 10. Our waiter was amazing and just very personable. Our party was 6 adults and 4 kids and he never missed a beat with our drinks, meals, or things the kids may have needed. Great variety on their menu with concentration on seafood. Not a bad seat in the place. For a larger party highly recommend doing a reservation to minimize your wait time when in season.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service a little slow, but good. Food and ambiance were excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My fish was dry and nothing was really fantastic except my husband’s corn on the cob from his low country boil dinner. &$14 for 1 ‘set’ of crab legs with minimal meat?
Not sure why the wait was long and the establishment was so busy. Must simply be tourists like we are—not locals who probably know better. Sorry—what I thought would be a fun, somewhat educational experience for my children was a disappointing below average dinner with no ambience worth mentioning. Oh-and did I mention that the Old Oyster Factory was out of oysters???! Seriously?!?

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My family visits every spring break! We celebrate our last night here every time! We have never ever been disappointed! Amazing food amazing staff amazing environment!

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