Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant

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Seafood
Skull Creek Dockside is SERG Restaurant Group's newest waterfront dining destination. The restaurant resembles an old style riverhouse, full of authentic architecture, reclaimed wood and nautical accents. The covered patio dining area, and outdoor Sharkbar, have amazing sunset views over Skull Creek. Located next door to The Skull Creek Boathouse, another SERG Landmark Seafood restaurant, Dockside will provide a family recreation area between the two restaurants, a stage overlooking the water for live music, an adult space with games and a shrimp boat playground for kids.
SERG Corporate Chef Nick Unangst says his culinary team designed the menu that ranges in a wide variety of tastes. The restaurant features an array of seafood, steak and house smoked barbecue. Dockside also has a second story banquet room with magnificent water and sunset views. Follow #docksidehhi and visit www.docksidehhi.com for complete information.
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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a surprise birthday dessert.

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Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating the special day with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice family friendly dinner. Food was good. A nice assortment of specialty drinks. Drinks were over priced otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

GF
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free menu is outstanding! Love fried calamari and shrimp appetizer! Chocolate cake for dessert- delicious!

B
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in town on vacation and the concierge at our hotel recommended this place. It was fantastic. We sat outside and view was gorgeous. Then the food came and all three of us couldn’t stop talking about how great it was. I ordered the BBQ pick two. They had run out of ribs so the waitress recommended the pulled pork instead. I’m so glad they were out of ribs because the pulled pork was the best. We can’t wait to go back.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, Becca! We look forward to seeing you again!

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DM
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. We've been here before and enjoy both the seafood selections and the bbq. Plus the view from the outdoor seating is superb.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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TH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Accommodating. Thanks for taking reservations for party of 12.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, Tom!

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m
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at a number of the Serg Restaurants on Hilton Head Island. This is the best. The menu is diverse, the location is perfect and the food is excellent.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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CE
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant. Much better experience here than at Skull Creek. Family was happy with the food. Would go again while vacationing in Hilton Head.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you next time you visit the island!

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DR
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening and great food. Really enjoyed the view.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, from service to food! I’m gluten free and they handled it like pros!!!

M
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, great service and great food!! You can’t beat that!!❤️🎉

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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r
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent way to celebrate our anniversary
Despite being very crowded service n food met expectations !!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for Celebrating with us!

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w
Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dining outside. Attentive, friendly service from Adam.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! Adam will be recognized for his attentive and friendly service!

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JA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food not hot , appetizer was over done and the noise level was terrible. We’ve had much better experiences there. Very disappointing.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just seemed to take along time to get food and then even longer to get our check. Dining with small children.

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Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had six in our party and everyone was extremely pleased with their dinner. Plus we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and so was my sister and her husband, our waitress brought a brownie sundae for each of us. Made us feel so special. Thank you

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your 50th anniversary with us!

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DV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our, all 4 in attendance, experience at Dockside was most enjoyable. We had reservations and glad we did since it was a very busy evening. That did not detract from service or quality of food. We each ordered from the evenings specials and all were excellent.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Dan!

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J
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with our first-day waitress, we were totally impressed with the service. Great food and they accommodated our food allergy.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Jimmy!

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JG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

First time. Not an intimate experience

TK
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to eat Sunday Brunch at Skull Creek Dockside and it was delicious! We're definitely adding it to our list of brunch places to frequent.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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RB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Soup was not hot, scallops were a little sandy.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

We do apologize, Rick! We will share your feedback with our culinary team.

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j
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views. Food is always well prepared. Great service staff.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dockside is our favorite “group go to”. We especially love dining outside with a large group (8-12) of friends. The setting is perfect, the service has always been efficient and welcoming, the menu is extensive and the food delicious. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating and we look forward to returning.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2019

Sharrie, Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your return!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Setting is beautiful! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!

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S
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

WE have been to this restaurant a few times before and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Unfortunately the people I brought had not and most likely won't return. Our server was not good at all and the food was sub par. Overall a very disappointing experience.

D
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner, everything was great.

MB
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent customer service, perfect weather and view. My favorite restaurant on HHI.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you Michael!

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a
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We came with excitement after reading the positive reviews. We had some of the specials which we found just average so we stayed away ordering main course as it was clear that this place will not impress us. We ordered shrimp tacos (nothing special) and chicken wings (to smokey but not bad)
Yes, we are foodies and love good food. This stuff i make better at home !

MA
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dockside was outstanding. We went to the outdoor bar while we were waiting for our table. The bartender was very friendly and made a suggestion for wine that was excellent. Our table was ready at the time of our reservation. Our server, Mike was great. He was friendly and had a great sense of humor. We ended up having appetizers for dinner that we all shared. They were all outstanding. I have eaten there before and had the short ribs that were also excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants on the island. It also sits on the water and the sunsets are beautiful.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the raving review the bartenders and server will be recognized for their excellent service skills!

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Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and we're seated immediately. Beautiful view from our table. Great service and food!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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M
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a GREAT place to sit outside, watch the water, the birds and the kids play, and enjoy a good meal! It was really nice!

Where's the "but", you're asking....well, I"m a woose and simply cannot tolerate spicy foods. So I told the server and asked that my flatbread come without the red peppers and NOTHING spicy. It arrived and looked wonderful. And, here's the "but". But, my mouth nearly exploded when I took my first bite! The chef apparently felt that you cannot eat shrimp unless there's hot sauce on it.....Whoa Baby!!

Everything else was just lovely and we will go back, but next time I'll be more specific with our server.

MB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Although we got there early after another few tables were seated our service was good but because of so many people things got a bit slow. food was tasty and the view is beautiful.

RW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful, our view was beautiful. We will definitely come again.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Robin! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly an enjoyable experience. Had a great table outside to view the beautiful sunset. Food quality was amazing. Maybe just a smidge more than other comparable restaurants. Loved it and will probably come back next time we visit.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you come see us again on your next trip to the island!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service thanks to Medina!! Lovely “new” venue which will become a regular “must” for us when we return for our two weeks each year. Very nice remodel and cute gift store. We all enjoyed our evening very much; thank you!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We will be sure to recognize Madina for her outstanding service and coastal hospitality. Remember to ask for her on your next visit!

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E
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. I just can't pass on the short ribs because they melt in your mouth! Bartenders Joe and Matty are great!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We will be sure to share your kind words with both Joe and Matty!

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TF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 5

I mistakenly made the reservation for the next day, and the hostess was very nasty about trying to seat us. Not good I am a regular customer of the Serg group, that spends a good deal of money each week on eating out each week. We will not go back to dockside.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Tom, we have spoken to our host team and management regarding your recent experience. Should you decide to return again, please reach out to management directly so we can assist in making your reservation and prevent any future confusion. Thank you!

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great evening enjoying the food and view.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serg group never fails! Beautiful view along the intracoastal, shrimp boats, and low country oyster beds. Playground for kids! Must make a reservation well in advance if high season!

LL
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service! Nice view!

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