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Johnson Creek Tavern

2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
+1 843-838-4166
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (61 reviews)
“shrimp” (63 reviews)
“frogmore stew” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good...I didn't give an average review because of the food quality. It was very good and as reasonably priced as you can expect food to be on the coast anywhere in the world. With that said, we were there after...More

Thank fireball92771
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived at our destination which was Harbor Island after about 12 hours on the road. We asked the guard at the guardhouse if there was a place to eat in the area, and she immediately suggested Johnson Creek up the road which...More

Thank Trevor42008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot for cold beverages and seafood. Bar has two TV's for football viewing. Bartender very friendly.

Thank Buzzy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had initial questions, the host was about 5 minutes appearing, showed to a table incompletely prepared. The staff appeared over committed, initial service was delayed and there was no checking back. We had to ask for silverware and drink refills. The server was knowledgeable and...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Food here is good- it's always busy - the staff friendly and atmosphere fun. Closet restaurant to Hunting Island.

Thank SLSharpe
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant with the perfect ambience of the lowcountry with delicious shrimp and grits, cornbread and she crab soup! The walls are covered with donated one dollar bills which once a year the management remove all and donate to a local charity, only to...More

Thank lynenrique
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The place was packed on a Wednesday night; had to wait about 40 minutes for two people to be seated. This is one of the few places to eat on this island so this might explain the crowd of families. The nicest person we met...More

Thank Debra N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had just had a hot time on the Hunting Island Beach -- nice, but we were thirsty. We happened upon JCT on our way back to Beaufort. We sat in the bar area for cold beers, fried pickles, stuffed mushroom -- all sufficiently filling....More

Thank TheodoraTravels
Reviewed 7 August 2017

JCT is a great place with lots of charm. Their broiled shrimp is amazing as is all of their seafood. The stuffed flounder will create a wonderful tastebud memory and for lunch, try their amazing burger!

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a great little local place! Had a tasty lunch & drinks at the bar with a really great bartender named Sally. She has some awesome tattoos with great stories behind them. Then came back with my family for dinner. There is a wait...More

Thank Jen R
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Questions & Answers
12 June 2016|
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Response from tombrady127 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know , but I do not think so being a local fish restaurant
7 August 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
This place is a tavern, not fine dining. Service people just like all of us can have bad days. We have not had bad service there, but maybe we were fortunate. We also go there off-season. I like the food and the locally... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Harbor Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-4166
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