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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HH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Great outdoor patio. Food wonderful with large menu.

KM
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lilly was a great server. One of the best!

KK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Table legs on inside booths made it difficult to get into bench seats.

E
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The quintessential Hilton Head restaurant, with a terrific view of Skull Creek if you're lucky enough to get an outside table. Lacks some of the fun of its sister restaurant, the Skull Creek Boathouse next door, but you can make reservations here, so it's worth it.

We loved the food, and the service was good, if spotty. What we didn't love was the bent tines on our forks. Could diners be using their forks to open shellfish?

SY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The dining room ambience was wonderful, but for us that was about it. The service was ok, we had to ask for things several times and it was early so they were not that busy yet. The food just ok, and was not worth the price. The fresh shrimp was delicious, but the hush puppies lacked flavor. The fish and chips were not that good, especially since the fries were cold and stale. We will not be going back.

OT
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and good food and service. Dog friendly.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Revew!

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B
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! My wife and I both had the grouper which was prepared perfectly. I would definitely return when back in Hilton Head!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Bob! Happy to hear you enjoyed the Grouper Dockside! You should also try our Seared Salmon another very popular dish on the menu!

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J
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch for our neighborhood dine around... food very good, and same either service and the setting was lovely!

G
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, food was good, hot, a little slow, buy it was a weekend night.

T
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We’re 15 minutes late seating is for our reservation at 6:45. Took 30 minutes to get our appetizer. Took over an hour to get our meal. Food was good waiter was apologetic, it wasn’t his fault. The manager comped our app and gave us a desert

RH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.. Food and service was Excellent!!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review Rick!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lukewarm food that was underseasoned, but beautiful view made up for it!

C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Adam, and he was excellent.
Food was fantastic, service was quick and our server was attentive
Definitely a must go to restaurant

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Chuck! Adam will be recognized for his service skills!

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GR
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pear salad! Our server, Nick, was very attentive and efficient.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We will be sure to recognize Nick for his outstant service!

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RR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Eric was personable, knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond to our experience special. The food was excellent. The view, amazing. A great choice.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We would love to recognize your server for their great service but we do not have a server by the name of Eric. Maybe Erica?

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CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comprehensive menu offering many options. Food was excellent as was the service.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Craig!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed. Fans blowing our food off the table. First glass of wine warm and not the correct wine and second served in a dirty wine glass. Food okay not great and waitress never returned after food was served.

TM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, loved it!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Ate at the bar. Mike was awesome and the food was exceptional!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Kathy!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and good service. You cannot bear the view!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I ate here several times before it became Dockside and loved it. Unfortunately only the view has been kept.

Now it is just like any other fried food restaurant on Hilton Head; over priced, mediocre food, and noisy.

The waitress was very nice but too many tables and seldom seen.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great atmosphere!!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great! Fabulous water views. Fantastic for families. Extensive menu and everything is delicious. Everyone has The Spirit To Serve!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!

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FH
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

A favorite spot but terrible service this time. Nearly 20 minutes to even take our drink order and waitress was less than warm and friendly. Food was very good so we’ll return.

T
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The renovation to the restaurant is good. There is enough space between tables so one doesn't feel crowded. The only negative is the noise level. I don't know what can be done about it. Our server was outstanding.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you Tom! We will look into the noise issue.

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C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken was not good at all. Flat bread pizza was very good. Service was fast and friendly. We dined at many restaurants during our time at Hilton Head and this was our least favorite.

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The setting was lovely. The She Crab soup was good, however the stuffed flounder was watery and completely tasteless.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we will have our Chefs evaluate the Stuffed Flounder recipe and preparation!

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S
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food quality is very good about the same as their sister restaurant next door the Boat House. But, Dockside is more comfortable either inside or outside.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great job with serving family of 8 for early dinner. Atmosphere A+!

L
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable Sunday Brunch at Skull Creek
Dockside. I had broiled flounder and my husband had a stuffed omelet. They were both delicious. Our server, CJ was excellent. He had a great sense of humor and told us all about the Serg app which has been most helpful. It was great to see manager, Kim again. You can be sure you're getting excellent service at any restaurant she manages. We will definitely be back!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! CJ will be recognized for his excellent service and Kim said it was so nice to see you again as well! Look forward to seeing you again soon while you are in town for a couple of weeks!

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FK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the welcoming atmosphere with a great view. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The shrimp and grits were wonderful.

C
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite nice about not being on time with our reservation. We were very appreciative.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside and it was perfect for our last night on the island. Nice view of the docks and the water. Waiter suggested we order from the feature menu as the chefs put a lot of their creativity into these dishes! He was right! Everything we ordered was great! Will eat here again!

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

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

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AT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute amazing seafood. Very fresh, portions were huge and prices were great. The view was stunning. I would highly recommend it, it is well worth the wait.

K
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When booking the reservation I actually confused this restaurant with the similarly named Skull Creek Boathouse that I'd previously eaten at. Nonetheless, the food and ambiance were great. Fortunate to get outdoor seating at sunset. Shrimp and grits were fantastic and kids meals were reasonably priced. Would definitely eat here again.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, perfect evening

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience all around. CJ was a great server; very attentive! I told him that I don’t get sweet tea at home (Philly) so he brought me a Togo cup! I’ll come back agaain

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We will be sure to recognize CJ for his outstanding service!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for sunset. Delicious food. Lots of activities for kids and adults while you are waiting or after dinner. Our waitress Lilly was great.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Jeff! Be sure you ask for Lily on your next visit!

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VG
Naples
86 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and prices! The view of the intercoastal waterway is a nice bonus. Special thanks to our server, C.J., Excellent job.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Vernon! We will share your kind words with CJ. Remember to ask for him on your next visit!

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