Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant

4.6
4308 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant, dropped its anchor in the Fall of 2017 and forever changed the culinary landscape of the Lowcountry. In early 2017 the partners of the restaurant began to transform it into their vision for Hilton Head’s newest waterfront dining destination. This restaurant, which resembles an old-style river house, is full of authentic architecture, reclaimed wood, and nautical accents that leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into a Melville novel. The sweeping waterfront view is showcased by full pane glass windows throughout the restaurant which you can enjoy no matter where you dine. The covered patio dining area, and massive outdoor bar, the shark bar, allows patrons to enjoy the Lowcountry climate and serve to further highlight the amazing sunset views over skull creek. If you are concerned about long wait times, the good news is the restaurant accepts reservations and provides a family recreation area between dockside and boathouse. Kids and adults can enjoy a variety of games, the very popular shark bar and ‘shrimp boat’ playground. Kids can play while families are waiting for a table, or simply enjoying the amazing waterfront views.

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Sheilao
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Dave was very professional. He gave us great suggestions-highly recommend.

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BarryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will return for lunch again.

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VirginiaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really like this place. Very good food, attentive service, reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food is just not good. Would not go back for dinner but might try the outside bar in nice weather for a drink and the view. Also way overpriced for what you get

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Charlotte
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service by John and Josie! Highly recommend Dockside for family dining!!

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vipChristy
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!! Why we switched from where we were having brunch!!

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vipskigirldenver
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Restaurant was clean; staff were polite and professional. Unable to eat outside due to weather. Inside OK
Dinner was ordinary; food was forgetable. Mussels were tender

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Dinnerout
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The views from Dockside are insanely amazing! During the summer, you can eat outside and it’s just the best. During the winter, you can sit inside and feel like you are outside (but be nice and warm). The views are everything! The food is good, I wouldn’t say great probably, but it’s good. I’ve had the pulled pork and a few other things, but because I’m allergic to seafood I can’t eat a whole lot of the menu so it’s hard for me to comment as much. The staff are all very friendly and again, the atmosphere can’t be beat! It definitely fills up fast though, so come early if you want to get a table. We’ll worth the wait!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was EXCELLENT!

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Donna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly…enough that im writing a review! And I really appreciated that they read my comments on preferences…nice to walk in and get a quiet table for our get together…as I had requested.

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DonA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was patrick, he was awesome, plus we saw Genetta there as well, she was a excellent at the ole oyster factory. She was also a amazing server as well. We were so excited to see her there, can't wait to return. Thankyou ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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AnnCC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and joyful! The food was excellent. The view was amazing. No complaints at all!!!

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vipJanetW
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner felt safe! Food was good and the servers were very good. The sunset was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

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vipMiamihome
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Waited to order dinner and glad we did. Ordered entrée and it was out in 5 minutes. Was still working on appetizers.

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LindaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went at 5:00 before it was dark so we could look around. We decided on the early dinner and it was excellent, stuffed flounder. Our waitress Abby was great!

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viphawrlty
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday

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JennyK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and great food. Our waiter was training someone so service was a bit slower than normal but overall a great experience.

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vipChristy
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we enjoyed ourselves! The food, the service, and the comaraderie with those who serve us and chat!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu excellent and plenty of choices for those not in the mood for seafood. Great location and entire staff friendly and helpful.

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SharonB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed in the food. LOVE the Calamari and Shrimp appetizer and order that every visit.

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out4dinner
Fayetteville
63 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my nephew and his newlywed wife for a vacation/honeymoon in HHI. They had a cruise planned but they are now expecting their first baby and did not want to cruise. I showed them my favorite places on the island and saved this one for the last. He wanted crab legs and I had to have my grouper. Excellent dinners and the desserts were fabulous! Crème brûlée, key lime pie and cobbler, yummy! See you again soon.

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vipSydney
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience—-we asked our server Bryan for a recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed the selections he made for us based on our conversation. The food was great and the service was superb, concluding with a “surprise birthday dessert “.

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vipJoniB
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first-return-to-the-Island dinner! Food and Service was wonderful - as always!!

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BrianA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Great flounder, oysters, and fried chicken. Beautiful location on the water. Will love to return.

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vipHHIDave
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went early to avoid the crowds…just had a great meal with friends. Their first time at the restaurant and they were impressed!!

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JimS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner!! Food was wonderful and service was fabulous!! Highly recommended for anyone!!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star review Jim!

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Louise
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The space heaters were perfect to keep us warm as the temp outside dropped. Still felt like we were outside even with plastic wall panels. Nice view of the boats and water until dark. High top tables have a small surface area and with gigantic menus passed out, we easily knocked over a drink right away. Hightop tables are tight for 4. Good food and great service. Would go again

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vipBerkeley
Kansas City
82 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was great. Not crowded on a Sunday night which felt Covid appropriate.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thanks you for the 5 star review! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic!!! Food was delicious!!! 5 star we will be back!!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Can't wait to see you! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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andreal
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The price is too high for the quality and quantity of the food.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Andreal, We are terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your visit. If you have any specific feedback on the dishes you received, please message us. We would love to share your feedback with our culinary team. We hope you will visit us again in the future!

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vipwheals
Charleston
127 reviews