The Salty Dog Cafe

American Restaurant
232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • seafood
  • crab
  • scenic views
  • dog lager
  • kiwi colada
  • shrimp
  • live music
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • café
  • burgers
  • great value
  • desserts
  • good for a quick meal
  • family-friendly
  • cocktails
  • biking
  • gluten-free food
  • rum runners
  • sunsets
  • James P.

    The crab cake sandwich is delicious!

    James Pittman · 2 weeks ago
  • John R.

    Better she crab soup at Lands End Tavern!!!

    John Reft · 3 weeks ago
  • Austen

    Great view and appetizers.

    Austen · February 16
  • Derek F.

    Start with calamari, but ask for the very spicy sauce on the side. Crab cake sandwich or catch of the day are good entree options. Several choices on the kids menu. Try shrimp or fish nuggets.

    Derek Fromson · August 28, 2014
  • Joe R.

    Thought the best part of the night was buying the T-Shirts. Food was just OK...atmosphere is nice though.

    Joe Rippe · August 14, 2014
  • Brandon R.

    The only seafood restaurant on Earth that charges for hush puppies?

    Brandon Rector · August 13, 2014
  • David S.

    Having a Salty Dog at the Salty Dog! Doesn't get any better than that.

    David Sucura · August 10, 2014
  • Carolyn G.

    It gets very busy during peak hours. My family and I (party of 11) went Saturday around 1 and got seated right away. It was a good time because most people were just getting to or leaving HHI.

    Carolyn Gavin · August 9, 2014
  • Carolyn G.

    The hush puppies are delicious. The prime burger basket also got rave reviews from my family. The seafood is always good. Definitely a must for a trip to Hilton Head!

    Carolyn Gavin · August 9, 2014
  • C F.

    Hush puppies taste like funnel cake. Get with the pimento dip.

    C F · July 5, 2014
  • Gracie W.

    Ask for Andrew! It's only his second day there!! 😂 FYI.. Refills aren't free! 😡

    Gracie White · June 24, 2014
  • Zach W.

    Try the hush puppies. They are the best I've ever had.

    Zach Wells · June 23, 2014
  • Clint R.

    Outdoor seating is a great scene. Be sure to check out the local shops as well.

    Clint Roberson · June 16, 2014
  • Paulette C.

    Love the fish sandwich

    Paulette Cain · June 3, 2014
  • Eric G.

    Try the blackened swordfish.

    Eric Genau · May 7, 2014
  • Jessica H.

    This is not a moderately cheap restaurant. Dinner for 2 cost us $60. If you want cheap go to Kiwi's Cookout or Landing's End. The atmosphere of the entire area is great and so is the food!

    Jessica Houge · April 6, 2014
  • Jessica H.

    When you plan your first trip to Salty Dog, please be prepared to tip the guard $6 for entry into Sea Pines.

    Jessica Houge · April 5, 2014
  • Andy H.

    Bring your gold Card

    Andy Holsomback · March 21, 2014
  • Scott M.

    Piña Colada

    Scott MacMullan · March 1, 2014
  • Chris H.

    Salt dog combo plate with gumbo and shrimp sandwich is awesome combination

    Chris Holdeman · January 17, 2014
  • Spencer V.

    Awesome happy hour, 4 dollar beer on tap and free popcorn from 4-7pm at the outdoor bar! Try the salty dog lager and the hush puppies with hot sauce! A local favorite spot for sure

    Spencer Vairo · September 27, 2013
  • Niq B.

    Awesome crab cake sandwich!

    Niq Beaty · September 19, 2013
  • Tisha R.

    No Dogs Allowed. Rum Runner is DElish.

    Tisha Rowland · August 2, 2013
  • Joe K.

    Salty dog lager is great

    Joe Kernan · July 22, 2013
  • Rebekka C.

    Awesome place to eat. Great view and great service!

    Rebekka Cook · July 20, 2013
  • Traci M.

    This place is infamous. You have to visit the T-Shirt Factory. The food is expensive and the wait can be LONG, but there's entertainment to help. The wait is so worth it!! Get the hush puppies too!

    Traci Millsap · July 11, 2013
  • Pete S.

    Beer, food, fun, family. Good time for all!

    Pete Sarris · July 7, 2013
  • K10 D.

    Find The Wreck of the Salty Dog. Full menu, same as the cafe, with shorter waits and 2 full bars, try the key lime pie. Enjoy the view.

    K10 DizNati · June 17, 2013
  • Jared K.

    Salt water taffy when you get your check!

    Jared Kinkopf · June 14, 2013
  • Sarah W.

    SUPER friendly staff! Try to sit outside if you can, if not sit near the windows when you can see the sunset. Everything on the menu is great :)

    Sarah Williams · June 2, 2013
  • Janice B.

    Great peel and eat shrimp!

    Janice Baldwin · May 26, 2013
  • Steven F.

    $23 is worth it for SOOO much crab!

    Steven Fleming · May 12, 2013
  • Laura I.

    Their shrimp salad sandwich did not disappoint!

    Laura I. · May 10, 2013
  • Palmetto Brewing

    Order the Salty Dog Beer. It's made in Charleston by Palmetto Brewing!

    Palmetto Brewing · April 16, 2013
  • Kay F.

    No popcorn during busy season :-(

    Kay Fletcher · April 6, 2013
  • Chris S.

    The new batter is awesome! Try the fresh fish bites as an appetizer. Ours was fresh Mahi Mahi and even my finicky daughters wanted more!

    Chris Sweetland · March 27, 2013
  • Grayson L.

    Crab cakes are alright. Crab dip is good for big pArties plenty of it

    Grayson Loveless · March 18, 2013
  • Ashley A.

    Shrimp salad is yummy!!! ..... But not served at dinner so be sure to go for lunch.

    Ashley Almond · March 17, 2013
  • Jenn A.

    Yummy shrimp and sausage soup on a cool day.

    Jenn Ash · January 27, 2013
  • Shirelle P.

    She crab & bloody Mary.& pinot, just enough for lunch

    Shirelle Peterson · December 9, 2012
  • Merry A.

    Finally got a t-shirt!! Shrimp toast is yummy.

    Merry Andone McKeown · December 5, 2012
  • Denice K.

    Low country crab dip is awesome

    Denice Kaus · November 12, 2012
  • Darin A.

    16oz. Landsharks for happy hour 4-7 pm - outside bar only. Also, charge your phone while you eat and drink.

    Darin Aldridge · September 19, 2012
  • Austin

    The Wreck of the salty dog and salty dog Café have the exact same menus, personally I prefer the wreck of the salty dog for better outdoor view and indoor area.

    Austin · August 12, 2012
  • Bisforbecca W.

    $5 day pass to the location, which was not mentioned by anyone. The food was good and the service was alright, but personally the hype is overrated.

    Bisforbecca Warnock · August 5, 2012
  • Tricia

    Don't leave with out trying the piña colada. It's delicious

    Tricia · August 2, 2012
  • Al B.

    Great place for hanging around after dinner. The dock & shops were good and there was music on the deck. The restaurant was adequate. Very well marketed, which lends to an easy let down.

    Al Breda · July 30, 2012
  • Mike N.

    Be sure to get on the wait list early. No reservations.

    Mike Nowak · July 9, 2012
  • Vic C.

    Wow, the butter for the hush puppies is awesome. Who was the genius to first whip sugar into butter? A man who deserves a medal.

    Vic Cleary · July 7, 2012
  • Stephanie

    Love this place. The shrimp and potato salads are the best I've ever had.

    Stephanie · June 27, 2012

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