Darren Clarke's Tavern
Mon–Wed 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am
The hamburger and steak sandwich were quit good but the fish&chips were average...IF I had a restaurant I would have the best fries in town..people would come to me just for fries...we will return and try some of the 'irish' dishes.
Exceptional atmosphere. Our server, Taylor was outstanding.
Service was excellent. Waiter knew all the dishes and how they were prepared. Delmonico steak was cooked to perfection, which was exactly like I asked.
great steak, excellent service and great Irish whiskey (Tilling Small Batch)
Slow night (Thursday) no chicken, no pork chops, service borderline. Ordered soup never came, had to remind waiter, other guest received incorrect appetizer. Ambiance was good, but other than that I would never recommend this restaurant, prices should dictate service and quality, but this restaurant misses on all important restaurant prerequisites. All previous reviews stated the same problems or issues yet our party ignored these and tried anyway, what a shame!
Excellent service and food! Best fish and chips I've had!! Highly recommend it.
This was my wife and my first visit to Hilton Head, and our second restaurant visit of the vacation. The tavern has a lovely ambience and decor. Easy to make a reservation, and very welcoming.
We both had the Tuesday evening special of Prime Rib and it was extremely well prepared and very tasty.
We can thoroughly recommend the Tavern, and we will definitely be visiting again before we leave the Island.
The place was very attractive, the menu somewhat unusual with a strong Irish influence...the service and food were both very good, not outstanding but certainly very good...
Our server was friendly but did not know what they were out of. It seemed every time we ordered something, we later found out they were out of it. Then when I asked for a box for my leftovers he took it into the back and it was accidentally thrown out.
Fantastic atmosphere. Great food. LJ was our waitress and she was amazing. Highly recommended!
Took very good care of our party on 9. Shepherds Pie was outstanding!
While vacationing at Hilton Head, Darren Clark's Tavern was recommended to us. After dining there, we were so glad we took the recommendation. L J, our server, was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive and made our visit there very pleasant. My wife and I both had filet mignon with various side dishes and everything was delicious. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for an outstanding meal and excellent service.
Love the food always. Since there were very few customers on Monday night, it was not nearly as fun as had been in the past.
Monday night understandably slow night, but at resort area? Place was EMPTY...servers, Barkeep and even chef were standing around talking. This place is beautiful, dark wood, private club appearing space, but can't last without customers. Too bad, steaks were excellent. Darren deserves better.
New restaurant on HHI for us. Very impressed with the remodeling to an English/ Northern Island Tavern. The food was much better than pub grub. Good wine selections. The server was local, but very knowledgeable of the food and wine selections. The manager was from Northern Ireland and very personable. He made you feel at home. We will return. We had a very nice dinner and a good time.
They advertised a Special Duck Dinner. We arrived at 7.20 and where told after we sat down that they had run out of the duck..Kinda strange , as there wasn't that many folks there..This isn't the first time..we have experienced this..They've run out of prime rib, on Prime rib night..overall not a good experience.
We had a great time! We had a chance to interact with both owners and learn more about the story of their restaurant. Our server was not particularly knowledgeable on the menu or wine list...may be best to provide staff with some additional product training. Food portions were great. Only complaint on food was 1 porterhouse for 2 (most expensive menu item) was over-cooked.
Good food and outstanding service! The ambiance is amazing, we had a fantastic dining experience.
Wrong main course served to me. Rest of group was finished eating when my meal was served. No apologies or comment about mistake. Bartender had to leave for family issue. TOTALLY understandable but person filling served straight vodka for a vodka tonic. Brandy Manhattan was served warm.
Not a good experience it was our anniversary and had so looked forward to our special evening. Totally NOT...
A lot of locals frequent the bar. When we were there 4 young guys were at the bar, very loud,, wearing T shirts, one laying across 2 barstools, drinking beer, they arrived in a Uber as we were parking. The space is fairly small so difficult to get away from such groups. Thankfully they left after about an hour.
A typical steak restaurant. Several of the steaks were over cooked. We sat at a table were the sun was in the face of two of the guests. There was no shade. Splurge buy a shade. Neither the waiter or other staff who did come by table seem to care.The appetizers were good.
Food was good- try bacon app/ go with fries or mashed/ skip baked, Brussels sprouts awesome, steak also good and fish great. our waiter was really good and extremely attentive. Only snafu was when our waiter needed help opening wine (his hand was hurt) and his helper poured our expensive wine into a glass of old wine - and then told me "you won't taste it - go ahead and drink it". Our waiter made up for by offering a 10% discount on wine
Great Steak. Dad said it was the best French Onion Soup he ever had. Wait staff was prompt and helpful.
Great steaks, bacon appetizer was amazing, dessert was fantastic. A bit pricey but worth it. We will be back.
Excellent service...good food...great atmosphere....our 4th trip and still like.
The service was terrible. It’s unfortunate that the staff hired by the establishment wouldn’t do the job they were hired to do. The chef did his job our food was good. And the poor kid hired to deliver the food was run ragged while the wait staff dropped the ball on all fronts!
Shepard’s pie great, but it could have more vegetables
Also Caeser salad to rich/heavy
We’ll come back
Great service and atmosphere if you like quiet and quality. Food didn’t come out fast but the taste made up for it!
Super pretty restaurant. Food was great. Spicy shrimp appetizer was yummy. Tried the filet Shepard’s pie on recommendation from the server and it did not disappoint. Husband had the filet which he enjoyed.
Excellent food and superb service. Krista is outstanding and be sure to talk with "Irish" - a real gem! The daily oyster specials were a great appetizer. The filet was one of the best I've eaten. Main course comes with a potato and vegetable! The pear salad had a special feta cheese making it very tasty. And, the bread pudding made with Krispy Kreme donuts was unbelievable. Certainly a restaurant to put on your "go to" list in Hilton Head!
A great place with ambiance and atmosphere. The Staff was very attentive. The food was Hot and of good portion. Our Server Taylor was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. She really added to our Experience. My wife and I had the Wreck Fish. It was incredible! Great portion and prepared well. My son had the Rack of Lamb. Cooked to perfection and plentiful. His wife had the Fish and Chips and was plentiful and great tasting. Taylor and staff were very attentive to our grand daughter. We asked for Seat Potato and within minutes it was served.
Michael, who greeted us was friendly and accommodating. He was welcoming and made you feel special and welcomed. Can't remember the name of one of the Owners, but he was fantastic! Spent time at our table talking to us. Making sure all was taken care of. Showed my son and I Darren Clarke's Memorabilia. Was gracious to take a picture of my son and me. Sorry, I cannot remember his name, but he represented the restaurant well. We will definitely return, as the Staff and especially the Food, made our dining experience fantastic!
As a local year round resident, I look for “go to” places to dine on a regular basis. I have dined at DCT many times since the restaurant opened a year ago. While the restaurant has undergone some early growing pains; including menu changes, presentation changes, etc. it is clear that management is committed to making the dining experience a great one. These people care about providing good food, good service and good value. They are willing to go out of their way to please, including modifying dishes to customers’ tastes, generously providing a complementary something to enhance the experience.
Give the restaurant a try, and let them know your impressions on the spot. They truly care and will be very happy to hear compliments, and/or they will make every effort to make you happy.
The wine was great and most of the food was delicious however we were surprised that the fish and chips weren't as good.
The service was fantastic and overall we really enjoyed ourselves.
Overpriced steaks, limited choices for food (we ended up ordering from the tavern fare) and the beer selection was sub par for a tavern. Good service, but then again,not many folks there for a Saturday night.
Probably won't be back.
Best meal on the island. If you want a change from the usual island food, this is the place.
My wife's 16 oz Rib Eye was the best restaurant steak she had had in recent memory. We had an early reservation and all was right on schedule and enjoyable. We will recommend and return.
Despite a less than full crowd it took about 20 minutes for us to be served water and offered drinks. Our food was served over one hour later. Certain food items - calamari, ribeye, scallops, were quite tasty. Others - French onion soup, lobster mac, mushrooms, & brussels were not so enjoyable.
The waiter was friendly and seemed to return to the kitchen several times to check on our food, only to come back and tell us it would be right up. The last time he told us that I put on the stop watch. The food arrived in 16 minutes.
Great Decour and the menu is much better! The lobster mac & cheese was way too runny but everyone else loves their steaks. I think someone may have
Once again, we had a wonderful experience at Darren Clarke’s Tavern!! They just changed the menu, and wow do we love the changes! I ordered the brick chicken and it was phenomenal. We had a large table and everyone loved their dinners! Service also is exceptional!! One of our faves!
The food was very tasty and the Moscow Mules were on point! The waiter didn’t pay much attention to refilling our drinks or even check on us much; which was disappointing. We were on our annual summer vacation to HHI and wanted to try out a new restaurant; we will give this place another try next year and will request a different waiter.