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Darren Clarke's Tavern

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442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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Darren Clarke and Michael Doyle teamed up to create a classic. Darren Clarke’s Tavern is the climax of all they have experienced from many years at the top of their fields.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Wed 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Late Night
Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(843) 341-3002
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 442 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

Great restaurant, from start to finish!!! Had wedge salad, excellent with heirloom tomatoes, candied bacon, blue cheese. The dry aged ribeye melt in your mouth, with potatoes and spinach. The coup de gra!!!!! Bread pudding with ice cream, yum. Can’t go wrong here. Ambience wonderful with the dark woods, warm and inviting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was the best steak I’ve had in ages !! The service, the food, and the atmosphere were all perfectIon! Can’t wait to be back again soon!! One of the best restaurants on HHI!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The quality of the 10 oz filet was outstanding, but expensive ($44). They fly their meat in from Montana. Most tender steak I’ve ever had. The inside of the restaurant is really well done, lots of wood and leather. Everything else about the food/service was average, except the price (high).

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our wives arrived about 20 minutes early and when greeted by hostess they were told that they could be seated at the time the reservation was set for but not before!
The restaurant was practically empty at that point.
(6:40 pm on a Wednesday evening.)
The hostess detected the confused and confounded look and suggested they accept a four top next to the bar.
The bar manager was great. Thankfully she made up for the otherwise less enthusiastic front of the house staff.
The overall dining room service staff seems top have gone down hill fast from the last few times we have dined here.
The food and atmosphere here could be the best on the island but not under the current regime.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Best Prime Rib i have ever had. Cooked perfectly and the side dishes were excellent also. Bread Pudding was also great.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Stunning Decor. Looks like a lot of thought and money went into building this restaurant. Server was very knowledgable and very welcoming. Had the Scallops and my guest had the Prime Rib Special. Both were prepared perfectly and tasted delicious. Wine list was very extensive.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great waiter, awesome freshly made pasta, great steak and loved their blend of potatoes for the French fries!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great meal in a beautiful Dining Room. Bartenders were very friendly

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food fair. Over priced!!!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our server apparently had mowed his lawn immediately before coming to work, based on his aroma. There was a table near us conducting FaceTime meetings, with no comment from the restaurant staff. The hostess's attire was certainly an "attention getter". The food was average, at best, in every respect except price. Overall, a disappointing experience that we will not repeat.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Good varied menu selection. Quality food. Great service. Is quickly. Eco I gotta one of our favorites

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Steak for 2 was delicious. The 3 scallops for $36 was disappointing. The lamb chops were not cooked sufficiently. The ambiance was lovely. COmplimentary birthday desert was a treat. Wine was priced fairly. Service was very attentive. I thought the meal was overpriced.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great ambiance. First glance looks expensive, but entrees include sides that many upscale restaurants charge a la carte. Food & service excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food (Calamari, salmon and Halibut) was excellent. However, Mick, our server, was arrogant and condescending - treated us like crap since we didn’t order a $60 steak. He and the bar never got my wife’s cocktail right and by the time she did get a cocktail we were done with appetizer and salads. Mick spent more time with a table of 8, and practically ignored us. Would really recommend this place- just ask to have any other server than Mick!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

On holiday from England, and as we follow European golfers thought that we would see what Darren had to offer , we had French onion soup best we have had this trip followed by steak and Guinness pie and filet steak with roasted Brussels sprouts Fabulous ,we followed this with bread and butter pudding (YUMMY)again fabulous and cream brûlée a little sweet ,but overall although a little expensive, we both enjoyed all of it and would definitely if in area again would go again
Given a 10 out of 10
Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service. Bread Pudding and Creme Brûlée was my favorite part.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

As locals we try restaurants frequently. This place is doing it right!!! Amazing staff, food is spectacular and the feel of the place is great. We ordered the calamari to start and it was off the charts. The sauce they use is the best we've ever had! He had the steak and I got a salad with shrimp. Both were incredible! We ended with some desserts. The peanut butter ice cream (which is made in house) is the best ice cream we've ever had. The smoked bananas foster needs some work. We wouldn't recommend ordering it. The bananas were smoked too much and the presentation was a tad sloppy. BUT the Chef has the right idea and did everything else absolutely flawless. This place is a staple and we WILL be back!! Thank you to our amazing server JOEY. He was incredibly knowledgeable, personable and kind. We had a blast talking with him. Manager Carly is incredibly sweet as well. All staff was amazing! Definitely check this place out!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was our 5th time dining at Darren Clarke’s. Arrived on time for 7:30 reservation and was seated immediately. Our waiter came over and took drink order within 5 minutes. We received our drinks and placed our dinner order. That was where it all went wrong....we didn’t receive our dinner until 8:45. That is totally unacceptable. Our waiter was great and kept refilling wine glasses on the house but he couldn’t explain why it took an hour for kitchen to get our dinner out to us. This was not the first time we experienced a very slow kitchen. Don’t think we will hurry back

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Your food is not nearly as good as it was when you first opened. Also your prices are up. Even your bread pudding is not the same. Your strong points are your staff and the ambience.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Daughter on town

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We went with a large group and really enjoyed how beautiful the restaurant is. Service was top notch and my Lamb was cooked perfectly. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Beautiful dining room. Great food and service. Try the Cowboy Ribsteak and Barrel Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Filet Mignon cooked perfectly. Side dishes of Carrots and Brussel sprouts were excellent. We were seated next to a large group and the hostess was nice enough to move us to a quieter spot in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Beef Wellington and Lamb were the best i've ever had. Great wine list and service.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I like simple foods. Preparation of dishes seemed overly done and pretentious. They are unwilling to make substitutes because the chef seems that’s the way it should be served.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My husband and I eat primarily vegetarian and seafood so were late to try Darren Clark’s. Mistake! We loved it. The atmosphere is beautiful and lively. All the wood panel makes it very warm and inviting. They had our favorite Pinot Noir so we were optimistic. Joey was our attentive waiter and could not have been more descriptive going over the specials. There were are at a steakhouse and the one of the specials was fettuccine and ramps, which I had never even heard of. Joey informed us ramps were a wild leek which Chef Chris had available for a short season. The dish was amazing. I had scallops uniquely prepared with peas and crispy bacon. First bacon I have had in years, worth it! We split the banana foster which had a smoked banana purée so different than any other banana foster we had ever tried. Lovely.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent beef. Smoked trout was also a treat, though presentation was a bit unusual. Getting the check was an extended process, though mgmt offered an nice discount for the delay.

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1.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Appitzzers were extremely salty unfortunately we were so hungry we still ate most of it but really could not believed how over seasoned everything was.
The server when taking our order seemed to be marking excuses for the menu telling the it may sound strange the combination of flavours but that we should trust the expert , meaning the chef. I have had serial years experience in the hospitality industry and have had the pleasure of eating in many fine dining rooms and this one not one of them. The main courses were not much better. One was the Scallops and the other was the Lamb, I will say the Lamb was cooked to a perfect MR but I did not enjoy the flavours with it .
All I can say it’s not even s full year yet of the restaurant being open so hopefully it will improve.
Ambiance was was good, I believe the goal was to have an Irish flare which it did.
I unfortunately won’t be trying it again .

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Beautiful dining room with great steak. Had the Porterhouse for Two and it was delicious. Cooked perfectly Medium Rare and the sides of Carrots and Brussels were great.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

went with a large group and we all enjoyed. food came out in good timing and service was great. wine list and barrel manhattan were excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We have dined there a number of times. Food is good, but not what you might expect from a higher cost restaurant. Scallops are delicious but presentation is lacking. Value not equal to cost.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

A wedge salad should be a wedge. I got a whole head of lettuce. Who eats a whole head? My friend ordered the lobster bisque at $17. Got 1/3 cup of soup in giant bowl. What are you thinking? Ordered NY Strip— excellent. Manager used to run a Smith+Wollensky. Did he forget what he knew? Or just get lazy?

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Beef Wellington on the menu was a nice treat that you don't see everyday at restaurants on HH. It was browned perfectly yet very juicy on the inside. I highly recommend it and will be back for it.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Went here for my birthday and the Rib Steak was like Kobe. Also very cool that they started the meal with complimentary Champagne. Beautiful Dining room.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Best Oysters I've ever had. Service from Daniella was also very good.

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It was quite expensive for the food we received. My steak was a bit stringy to cut and the potatoes were supposed to be crispy but they looked like canned sliced white potatoes and not at all crispy.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Nothing special... We were expecting some good craic and good food but what we got was really poor service and poor food. I’m not really sure that Darren has an affiliation to this other than the whiskey selection in the bar. The bread was stale, the fires were burnt but we were told they were meant to like this as they used truffle oil... carbon does have a different taste to truffle! Finally most of the deserts were out so we were served a supermarket cheese cake. All in all a terrible meal, won’t be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Here for a friends golf trip and had drinks one night and decided to come back with 4 of the group for dinner. Split the Tomahawk Steak and a bunch of apps for the table. Every said it was great. We will head back on our next trip to HHI

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We tried Darren Clarke’s a month after they open. Food was delicious that time and service was great but this time it’s sucks. Food was not great at all. We ordered the octopus for appetizer, in the menu it says there a CHORIZO BUTTER, but in the dish it has CHORIZO pieces, we asked someone if what was that meat coz one of my friends doesn’t eat pork ands the other one doesn’t eat beef. Can’t find someone who knows what meat was it. Oh well I ate it anyways but the rest of my friends didn’t tried it of course, all I can taste on that dish was sourness and we had tuna tartare which was okay, and lobster Mac N cheese there was no lobster at all and was also a little sour. My rib eye was over cooked, and the bacon on the scallops was literally covered with peppers. We enjoyed our desserts though. Oh the bartender came and said “that was PORK CHORIZO” when we all had our dessert. What a GREAT SERVICE.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Mis-listed as $, definitely $$. Not sure how to inform OpenTable? Steaks are prepared well! Fish is fantastic, while the Chips part of Fish and Chips really should be big potato steak fries and not an eclectic mix of over cooked shoe strings of the tuber family. Great Wahlburger-like burger. But you don’t come here for the fries. This place is done well and worthy of a special occasion.

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