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Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

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US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to order apps, we ordered 3. They were all delicious. Lots of people outdoors, we got there around 3 pm so we were able to snag seats at the bar. Attentive bartenders that mixed great drinks. Would recommend this to anyone looking for...a casual atmosphere with terrific food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must stop at restaurant if you are on Hilton Head Island. Tip: check in inside the restaurant and at the outside boardwalk. Don't wait around the side of the building, those are just people waiting for tables. While the seafood was not as good as...other places on the island, the ambience of the boardwalk/bar area cannot be beat. We showed up at 5:45pm on a Thursday and had a fantastic seat in an hour and twenty.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’re done with Hudson’s, after years of visiting regularly to enjoy the traditional ambience and great seafood. But here’s where we are in 2021: They do not take reservations, but are not capable of managing the crowd either. The location is remote, so just getting...there is out of the way of other visitor destinations. Then the parking is nuts. Even at 5:00 pm on a week night, we had to park a very long way away, in a dirt lot across the road. All this to be told the wait for outside dining was an hour and 15 minutes. The outside hostess has no idea what the wait is for inside, and the line just to see the inside hostess was 20-30 people long. The wait at Dockside (neighboring restaurant) was over two hours. We left, ended up eating at a Wendy’s. Obviously a huge disappointment when we were looking forward to one of our Hilton Head favorites. Hudson’s is no longer on that list.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go here on every trip to Hilton Head Island. We love the crab cakes and salads and hush puppies and fresh fish. We eat outside so we can watch the boats and birds. We often go at lunch to avoid the crowds. Great food...with great views!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Waited over one hour for table. Fried shrimp poorly battered and dripped of old brown oil several teaspoons in plate. Hush puppies were dripping with grease. Only thing good was watching the sunset over the dock. Food was not good and we were too tired...from day to deal with credit. Should have sent it back to kitchen and gone somewhere else for dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The wait was about 1 hr which is what we were told it would be. The food was pretty good. I had the shrimp and grits special which was excellent. My kids had the seafood spaghetti and salmon which they both liked. My wife had...the scallops which she said were ok. The service was excellent. Overall I thought it was very good and would go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters were great and the fried green tomatoes were the best I have ever had. Our entrees, shrimp and grits and blackened scallops were also delicious. Everything had something unexpected that just elevated the food, like the feta cheese on the fried green tomatoes,...and the collard greens with beans and corn as a side dish to the shrimp and grits. One of the best meals I've had in ages and the surrounding are very pretty.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read reviews and were excited to go but it was just an average experience. Our waiter was not personable whatsoever and seemed annoyed. Will have to say the portions were large and we got our food fast. We ordered the Neptunes platter and the...Flounder sandwich and the food was mediocre. Nothing special - not sure why everyone raves about this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a friend’s suggestion who has been going for years. The oysters, which were highly touted, were average. The hushpuppies were great. It took forever to get our food, and when we did it was just ok. The pan sautéed seafood was...over seasoned, and over cooked. It may have just been sitting for a while before we got it, but it was not super hot and was somewhat dried out. The waiter made a big deal of telling us that the flounder and shrimp were local and caught that day. However, neither were that great. Disappointing after all the great reviews and the wait in line to get in.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Our first visit our waiter was Reed. He was a polite, friendly, and generous. Whenever you needed something he was on it. Our second visit was not the best. Holland was our waiter and she wasn’t the best. We had to...ask her twice for our hush puppies. When we needed something she kind of ignored use. The table next to us with more people got there food before us. We love the food here. We will probably come back but hopefully with a better service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

Yes, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks offers takeaway services.

Yes, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks offers delivery services.

Yes, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4