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Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant, Hilton Head Island, SC

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant

4.6
4.6
4599 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-3625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alecia Angioletti

  • Catering

    Skull Creek Dockside has a full catering team that can customize your celebration at our restaurant, your home or your venue of choice! Skull Creek Dockside has a second story banquet room with magnificent water and sunset views. Our Chefs will customize a menu to your liking. Please contact our Catering Team to customize your event. Get started today by contacting Kristen Quillin, Our Catering and Events Manager, at kristenq@serggroup.com or phone her at 843-271-0711

  • Private party facilities

    Skull Creek Dockside has a second story banquet room with magnificent water and sunset views, a perfect setting for memorable celebrations. It's ideal for those looking for the perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner, graduation, anniversary party, social luncheon, corporate event, wedding and other social or corporate gatherings. Our Chefs will customize a menu to your liking. Please contact our Catering Team to customize your event. Get started today by contacting Kristen Quillin, Our Catering and Events Manager, at kristenq@serggroup.com or phone her at 843-271-0711.

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Cross street

    Squire Pope Rd.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Hot spot

  • South Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • South Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Hilton Head

    Kid-friendly

  • Hilton Head

    Hot spot

  • Hilton Head

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hilton Head

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great server!!
  2. P

    Patrick74

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is our second year coming to Dockside for Thanksgiving Day, but we usually make it our last night dinner spot when vacationing over the summer. Food is always spot on and they always have a great selection. We have always felt that their price point is spot on and the location of the restaurant is second to none with beautiful views of low country. Our only complaint this year was that they ran out of the filet mignon choice for their fixed menu for Thanksgiving and a desert...as luck would have it, both were my oldest daughters selections. She has some dietary restrictions and does not like seafood at all but she was able to order alternately. Our waiter Andy was great and attentive and did everything possible to make the changes as best he could. Dockside will still be a favorite of ours and a must visit usually twice during our annual visits to HHI.
  3. N

    Nanc1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was everything we expected and we were happy they were serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Our server, David, was just awesome!!! He was happy to be there, making people happy!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Was looking for seafood like Grouper. I found that the seafood selection was a bit limited. I ordered the seafood Alfredo, and liked it. My wife enjoyed her soup and pizza. I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the restroom.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at dockside!! For my gluten free friends, dockside has a bunch of options (literally a double sided gluten free menu) with a dedicated fryer for gluten free food. They are great with other allergies too, but for my gluten free friends, the menu includes fried seafood, artisan pizza, burgers with buns, and many more options. Absolutely 10/10 on options and quality of the food, and the view is of course unbeatable. Highly recommend!!
  6. JJ

    JJay

    New England

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Thanks Dave
  7. JJ

    JJay

    New England

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food n service. Had the red chowder and shrimp and calamari to split with wifie….yum. Then dip the hot rolls in the red chowder

    Skull Creek Dockside RestaurantResponded on November 12, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review, JJay!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing brunch before a relaxing beach day! Our waiter was great and recommended his faves! Loved it so much going back tomorrow for lunch :)

    Skull Creek Dockside RestaurantResponded on November 12, 2022Thank you for the kind words and multiple visits!

  9. B

    Bruce

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch with a bucket of steamed oysters, raw oysters, fried mahi-mahi & grouper basket with fries & hush puppies.

    Skull Creek Dockside RestaurantResponded on November 12, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Bruce!

  10. KB

    KarinB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We lucked into a great table near the band and on the water in time to watch the sunset. The food and drinks were great. The hostess was fantastically helpful, our waitress on the other hand seemed a bit annoyed with her job. She seemed to be trying to rush us through our meal. We really enjoyed La Bodega- they were just perfect for the venue.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great BBQ and casual dining!!!
  12. RP

    RayP

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been having Brunch at The Dockside, although we took a break during the peak tourist season. Our church schedule fits well with the Brunch hours and we will be a regular guest in the fall again. Great service from the front desk to the wait staff.
  13. GH

    GregH

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience,wonderful food, exceptional service and best view on the island…
  14. CL

    CharleyandLiz

    St. Louis

    289 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    289 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lina, our server, was spectacular!! The food was terrific and the view wonderful!. We love going to this wonderful restaurant and plan to go back again!
  15. RL

    RobL

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and very good service. A great spot to visit.
  16. G

    Grandi

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great view, food,service
  17. CL

    CharleyandLiz

    St. Louis

    289 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    289 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the outdoor seating! Bryan, our server was attentive, polite, and very helpful. We’d be back on Friday!! Thanks for providing such a nice experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful view , good service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had our usual excellent service and meal but they had no reservation for us at 3pm on said date. I was unhappy but we were able to get a table only because it was not a busy time of day for them. After our meal, I spoke with the manager who agreed that they DO take reservations until 4:30pm. I’m not sure what happened but they had no Open Table reservation in our name.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch outdoors celebrating my husbands birthday and everything was perfect. Good food , great waiter and nice views.
  21. RB

    RalphB

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Biscuits and gravy and smoked meat hash were our meals. We’ll be back for brunch soon.
  22. t

    tchris

    Pinehurst

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fried shrimp and fish were very good. Pear salad was ok, although the pear had been marinated too long, possibly canned. Had the flavor of a canned apple. Tuna avocado stack was ok, but mango was green and inedible. Tuna was not good quality. Not even sure it was tuna. Avocado was fresh. Oysters were so-so. They are stingy with their crackers. All servers and host seemed in a collective bad mood. Music on outside patio was way too loud. Server attempted to turn it down but didn't have a lot of luck.
  23. TK

    TammylynnKY19

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The restaurant smelled dirty the food seas less than average . Typical tourist trap
  24. A

    Anthony

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mary Sue was an excellent server. Booth too cramped for six people.
  25. A

    Anne

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was wonderful, our food was delicious as were the drinks. Our waiter, Walker couldn’t have been better. Best waiter the entire week at any restaurant. Definitely recommend this place.
  26. SC

    SherryC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We go here every time we visit Hilton head! Food is always great and so is the service!!
  27. K

    Kent

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting in shade overlooking Skull Creek was a perfect setting...
  28. DS

    DavidS

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are repeat customers for Sunday brunch and we are always very pleased.
  29. LC

    LyndsiC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Forgot to assign us a person to wait on us. Waited half an hour for drink orders. Then almost an hour after we ordered our food, it came out. My steak was supposed to be medium, was close to medium well, my daughters food was cold, even though plate was warm. Waitress took forever and was scattered. Food flavor was good.
  30. GH

    GregH

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Wonderful view, outstanding food, and exceptional service!!
  31. CS

    CarolynS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and Waffles for Father’s Day Brunch was a huge hit. Highly recommend!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful brunch on the patio for Father’s Day.
  33. LL

    LadyLinstock

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been coming to this restaurant for years, since it was Charlie’s Crab. The food is always fantastic here, we all really enjoyed our meal. The view is gorgeous especially at sunset. I love all of the Serg group restaurants, Frankie Bones and Poseidon being our favourites, however I don’t like the decor in Dockside, it feels lacking in something. I understand the theme of the new interior but i feel it lacks personality and doesn’t compliment the quality of the food and menu. This won’t stop us returning though, next time we’re on the island.
  34. B

    Bevdon

    Lancashire

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our host Dave was so friendly and attentive which was great. However our appetisers and entrées came at the same time which made the meal rushed and we left overfilled and uncomfortable There should have been rest times between courses
  35. l

    luv2dine

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. Food was great as was the service and the sunset.
  36. c

    cindy

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best low country boil I’ve had here in 21 years! Great service waitress was awesome wish I could remember her name. Great way to spend Mother’s Day.
  37. L

    Linds

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The setting is fantastic, with a great atmosphere inside and outside of the restaurant. The food is fine/good, not anything spectacular. The view is great--and you do not need to be seated outside to see it. Lots of space, so good for larger parties. Note: highly recommend a reservation, especially for dinner and/or with a larger group (anything more than 3-4 people, even). We had a reservation, which was needed on a night with at 2hour+ wait!
  38. l

    lizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful Mother’s Day,Lunch was great as was the service.will be going again
  39. CP

    CarolineP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good as the atmosphere. The service was ok, not really slow or anything, just the staff doesn't seem very personable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Mother’s Day. Poached eggs were over cooked. Everything else was good.

FAQs

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-3625.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4599 OpenTable diners.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant

2 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Squire Pope Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alecia Angioletti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-3625

  • Catering

    Skull Creek Dockside has a full catering team that can customize your celebration at our restaurant, your home or your venue of choice! Skull Creek Dockside has a second story banquet room with magnificent water and sunset views. Our Chefs will customize a menu to your liking. Please contact our Catering Team to customize your event. Get started today by contacting Kristen Quillin, Our Catering and Events Manager, at kristenq@serggroup.com or phone her at 843-271-0711

  • Private party facilities

    Skull Creek Dockside has a second story banquet room with magnificent water and sunset views, a perfect setting for memorable celebrations. It's ideal for those looking for the perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner, graduation, anniversary party, social luncheon, corporate event, wedding and other social or corporate gatherings. Our Chefs will customize a menu to your liking. Please contact our Catering Team to customize your event. Get started today by contacting Kristen Quillin, Our Catering and Events Manager, at kristenq@serggroup.com or phone her at 843-271-0711.

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