Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant

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1124 reviews
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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went early with two kids and Adam was our server. He was fantastic and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Never felt rushed like dinner times in Hilton Head. The gluten free options were awesome and my husband loved that he could have fried fish someplace and it was safe in a dedicated fryer. We will be back before we go home!

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Responded 40 minutes ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service not very good, and the food was marginal. We had the stuffed mushrooms and tomatoes/mozzarella salad; all were just ok. We had the mahi mahi too. Apple Cobbler was awesome and ambience nice. However, not a place we would be coming back to soon as we will try elsewhere first.

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Q
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

5 adults and 4 kids

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RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food-Fried shrimp & calamari was outstanding, the shrimp & grits also outstanding. My new favorite restaurant!!!

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review Robert! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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PW
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and great food. Always love coming here when we visit Hilton Head

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SL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

She crab soup was very salty, crab cake was straight salt and mayo and the scallops weren’t even hot. Overall cute restaurant but meh on the food

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CL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous first time experience at skull creek dockside! We were celebrating my bachelorette weekend and had a wonderful time eating here! 😊

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been annual visitors to the neighboring Skull Creek Boathouse ( with its long wait times), we decided to try the Dockside restaurant in part because we could make a reservation on Open Table. The ambiance is a bit nicer, and it is a less crowded/ noisy environment with lovely views of Skull Creek and the sunset from the out door covered patio dining area. Our server Myriam (originally from France) was terrific. We had a chilled peach soup, oysters Rockefeller, and bacon hush puppies. The hush puppies were TOO crispy for our liking. The fish and chips dinner will satisfy a hearty appetite. The Dockside Combo is a great way to try a few different seafoods without having to make any tough choices- served with wonderfully steamed veggies and creamy potatoes. Drinks reasonably priced. Nice gift shop. A dock for strolling and photo opportunities. Definitely recommended- consider joining the new SERG restaurant group loyalty program,since so many HHI restaurants are part of it.

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Responded 40 minutes ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Myriam will be recognized for her excellent service! We look foward to return visits!

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

Outside dining was beautiful! It’s best to sit outside after 7pm. Food and service were both excellent! We enjoyed our dinner very much!

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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

Great food overall and wonderful view.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us!

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L
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Outstanding setting. Seating at reserved time. Good food. Prompt delivery of cocktails and appetizers but considerable wait for main course. Will return again but will ask for children’s food to be delivered with appetizers!

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Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miss the ambience of the ChartHouse but enjoyed the different vibe of Dockside. The pulled pork was outstanding and the portion hefty! Flounder was good too. The views and outside dock areas very nice for pictures. Get there early to insure getting a parking space. The attendant in the golf cart was super friendly and we accepted a ride to the front door which insured us getting to our reservation on time! Thank you sir!

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Responded 42 minutes ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We sat outside on a beautiful evening. The service was fantastic and so was the food When we return to Hilton Head we will definitely come back for dinner.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

They brought our main dishes out before our apps and bread. No joke.

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and friendly staff

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have vacationed for years on the island. Why we haven’t thought of making reservations before is crazy! Arrived 10 minutes before our time, table was ready! Alexa was awesome! Everything came out correct and at the right pace. Sat outside but it was very comfortable. Under cover, plenty of fans going, no flies or bugs around. Price was what was expected for a seafood/bbq dinner in the water. Will return and will book in advance!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! Alexa will be recognized for her excellent service!

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic bread!! Keep it coming!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I’ve eaten here on many occasions but dinner last evening was a great disappointment. My husband ordered their meatloaf and it was awful. I had the she crab soup which was ok, but my beet salad was terrible. Three in my party ordered the beet salad and we all agreed it to be a disappointment. First the greens used had more stems than leaves, you could hardly find the beets and Gorgonzola cheese. So I think these locals (6of us) will cross Dockside off our favorite list.

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Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views and fabulous food!!!! We had a fantastic lunch!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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GL
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our overall experience at Dockside was not outstanding. We were seated on the patio in a timely manner and provided gluten free menus all of which looked great. The server on the other hand was frustrating at times. He was not very attentive to our needs and not thorough in communicating our orders. I ordered gluten free appetizers, followed by a Caesar salad which came out with croutons and needed to be remade. My sister ordered a lobster roll on a gluten free bun, available by request which is stated on the main menu, but unfortunately it all came out on the standard bun and had to be sent back as well. The patio seating is enjoyable and the menus are extensive with great options. I highly recommend making sure the server participates in providing what is truly needed to meet your expectations in order to have a successful dining experience.

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FG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations and thought it was for the outside dining however it was for the inside. Was a little disappointed at first but when we were sat at our table it was a great seat. The food was fabulous as was the service. Would definitely go back.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Frank!

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r
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went from 8 to 13 people at the last minute and they accommodated us with no problem!

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JA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the views outside are AMAZING! The food and customer service was superb. I will definitely return soon

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank You!

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JS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day & wedding anniversary

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RH
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location for “Dining with a View” and the food is very good. My nightly special was very tasty, but one piece of fish was over cooked and the other piece was perfect, which kept me from rating the food 5 stars. Myriam, our server was top notch. We will be back ... again while on this vacation!

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EW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

I have to say we were disappointed with our experience at dockside restaurant. We have been there in years past and have enjoyed everything about it. However this year the food was very disappointing. I ordered “surf and turf flatbread” with steak and there was not one piece of steak on my flatbread when it came out. Out of the five meals that were ordered that night, the best tasting food was our daughters mac & cheese. With one meal we had gotten the “seasoned vegetables” however they were extremely tough and I don’t know if they were even cooked. Also the broiled shrimp was bland tasting. Don’t think we will be going back anytime soon.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Our Apologies Eeiron. Our chefs will evaluate the dishes you mentioned. Please reach out before your next visit so the we can make it a 5 Star Experience!

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Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious short ribs and fried clams. Robert took great care of us.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table in the outdoor area and were very comfortable under the fans! The scenery is beautiful and the staff very attentive! The food was excellent, oyster appetizer, and then (a surprise) the early bird dinner menu ..kale salad and salmon dinner excellent! My husband had the flounder and shrimp and it was substantial too! A hone run for Dockside!

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VN
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was lovely, service was exceptional as was the value of early dining. Great choice for eating out in Hilton Head.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Vicki!

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RL
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like to sit outside when the weather is cooperating. Food is always good inside or outside

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star Review Rick!

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J
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Father's day. My plate was great. John's eggs were hard and had to be sent back. Another plate was sent out with only 2 that were right. The manager comped his meal, which was not necessary.
Will come back without a problem.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for understanding John! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food, the service and the views were great. We will be back.

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Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent Dockside visitors. We even hosted a rehearsal dinner here. As always the food is creative and cooked to satisfaction. Portion sizes are adequate to generous. We were early for our reservation and even with it being Father’s Day, they offered to seat us immediately. They brought a very delicious dessert out as a birthday surprise.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for Celebrating with us on Multiple Occasions!!

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DS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Seated on time even though very busy. Delicious brunch and very pleasant staff.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 7 of us for Fathers Day. Adam was our server and he was very good and attentive. It was crowded but we sat outside and had a great view of the water. The food took a little longer than usual to come out since I think the kitchen was hit all at once with many orders but it came out as ordered and very good.
We all enjoyed our brunch

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant! Service and Food Quality was Outstanding. We will definitely be going back, and taking friends and relatives. This is a Great Restaurant!

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LD
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always love this restaurant and are becoming sort of "regulars". They have a good variety of food, a wonderful view, and the servers are always pleasant. We highly recommend it.

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the compliments and becoming a regular guest!

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JS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great!!! Short ribs always delicious, our fav

Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, Joey!

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MY
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit in a week delicious food lovely server and the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen . The location is stunning.

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! Our server was very accommodating !

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you Jenny!

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