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Salty Dog Cafe

232 S Sea Pines Dr, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
+1 843-671-2233
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (282 reviews)
“shrimp toast” (33 reviews)
“fish bites” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
232 S Sea Pines Dr, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
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Reviewed yesterday

We are gluten free and the gf menu was really lacking. However, the server was great to tell us that they could broil or blacken any fish. Lunch was fine. None of the 6 in our party were thrilled but we all enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank trbhaynes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We go to SDC every time we visit HHI and we love the atmosphere. The food has skyrocketed in price and it is really not the tastiest. I would vote the food as just average. Our waiter is hands down the best on the island...More

Thank SouthernBelle35243
Reviewed yesterday

So disorganize. wasnt sure where to go. the line was long. people were confused. Didnt bother to stick around since hostess didnt seem interested at all. very rude..too commercial. too much hype.

Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 2 days ago

We come here many times, every time we come to Hilton Head. Good food, good drinks, outdoor eating with live music . The gift shop has the cutest stuff for people and dogs! Always a great experience.

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here with our adult daughter and sat at the bar. Great conversation. Great Food. The staff here was spectacular. Had Mahi fish bites, scallops, shrimp, shrimp/lobster roll, and a chicken salad. Everything was good.

Thank T L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun friendly place. Good food, if a bit expensive ($75) for 3 for lunch. But you go for the experience. Take a deep breath, enjoy the sunshine and a cold drink! Then, go buy a shirt!!!

Thank BetteWV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The first time visiting the Salty Dog I wasn't impressed. I thought I would give it a second chance because maybe they were having a bad night. Nope, again it just didn't live up to the hype. It's a great area and the setting is...More

1  Thank Lori F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting HHI for years and have never eaten at the salty dog. We were pleasantly surprised at our experience! It was rainy out, so we ate inside. The restaurant has great views of the marina and an extensive menu. I got a...More

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Guess we were lucky to arrive kind of late-2:30PM-so we were seated at an indoor table by the window with perfect view & fantastic server, Haley. She coached us through the menu & made sure I ordered the River Dog Pale Ale Draft to go...More

1  Thank WGC73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited the salty dog cafe a few times, it always provides a good quality meal. My only negative is service is rushed, due the the immense amount of people waiting for tables at peak times. The servers are multi national and on this...More

1  Thank R_and_J_King
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When is the best time to go to the salty dog? Late? Early? And what time?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Jerry H | Reviewed this property |
Well... We visited the establishment in south beach at sea pines resort. Always busy! Got be in a hurry, it took us 3 hours total.... But we had a party of 12
Herbie M
Are they gluten-free friendly?
13 June 2016|
Response from Emactravels | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any specifics on the menu about being gluten free, but they were very accommodating in general and there were plenty of gluten free options from my recollection.
Ben M
My wife and I went to Myrtle Beach about 10 years ago and had hush puppies that were unlike anything we could get in Ohio (we have more "savory" hush puppies around us and all we knew)...we went to a small seafood joint and were BLOWN AWAY by the hush puppies (which were more sweet and served with a sweet cream butter). We then had a few other hush puppies (all in the same vein...sweet) and loved them. Ever since then, we'll ask people and restaurants about hush puppies that are sweet and either they look at us like we're crazy or they say "yes our hush puppies are great" and they bring them out and they are the same old thing. :( Literally, 10 years later, we've not found anywhere that does hush puppies like that area of Myrtle Beach. Then we went to Hilton Head and the Salty Dog and it was like the clouds parted and the angels sang as we bit into the sweet, fluffy hush puppies! I am astounded that we seem to be the only people that are focused on these hush puppies...I can't find other locations that do them or recipes that replicate or people that even know what I'm talking about. I was beginning to think we were alone in this; then I saw Kayla's review and feel just a tad vindicated. Is anyone familiar with these hush puppies and know where we can find similar styles?
12 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, 232 S Sea Pines Dr #301, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4004
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-671-2233
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The Salty Dog Cafe - Outside bar open LATE NIGHT. An island tradition since 1987 and everyone's favorite for fresh seafood, tempting beverages, live music and kid's entertainment. Picturesque dining and unforgettable fun served daily on the docks.