Looking For A Fun And Memorable Family Friendly Restaurant On Hilton Head?

Many of us here at The Boathouse have small children and we all have families! We’ve all had the dreaded moment when you realize that the restaurant you landed in isn’t the family-friendly choice you thought it was. The lure of the restaurant (especially for Mom and Dad who are tired and just want to enjoy family time without all the prep and clean up) can feel like a trap when the restaurant experience falls way short of enjoyable. We’ve all been there. And we don’t want to go back.

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Named One Of The Top 10 Best Family Friendly Restaurants On Hilton Head!

We were thrilled to be named by Palmetto Dunes Resort as first choice for family friendly dining here on the Island!

For family-friendly dining, we believe that Skull Creek Boathouse is your restaurant of choice! We are the neighborhood ‘known quantity’ — the landmark restaurant located right on Skull Creek where we have been serving both local and vacationing families for decades.

Yes, we are where the locals eat on Hilton Head Island. Our chefs are top flight and our consistently outstanding food tells its own story.

Expect to find an extensive menu featuring fresh seafood, exceptional fresh salads, and unique menu items such as the phenomenal sushi available from our traditional sushi bar, the Dive Bar.

We have ample seating, and our capable, friendly staff is always happy to serve up your family with a fun night out. You’ll find that our seasoned servers will consistently accommodate your needs, and even anticipate them, to offer the best overall experience for your family.

So, what about our restaurant makes it on of the best family-friendly spots on Hilton Head?

Here are some of the key details. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it should make you feel confident that we’ve thought through what families want when dining out.

Pirate Ship Playground

Skull Creek Boathouse shares a playground with Dockside next door. Honestly, the massive pirate ship play structure alone would be enough to draw my kids to this place. It’s a kid’s dream! And, let’s be honest, parents love it too! It’s a design feature we built with kids of all ages in mind.

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Family Friendly Activities on the Lawn

In addition to the playground, we have a sprawling lawn where families can enjoy outdoor games such as life-size Jenga, cornhole, giant connect four, and more. During the summer months, we boast a rotating line-up of live music outside in our stunning green space.

Family, food, fun, fishing boats, and fantastic music? Yes, please!

Spectacular Lowcountry Setting

The First Choice On Hilton Head For Waterfront Dining…For The Whole Family!

Our expansive, tree-shrouded lawn is the perfect spot for parents to enjoy a glass of wine, drink a cold beer, sip one of our famous margaritas, or sample a Skull Creek Boathouse signature cocktail.

You can take in the waterfront view while the kids enjoy the freedom to play just steps away. The whole family will be captivated by watching the fishing boats come in at day’s end with their catch. (Can you say fresh seafood?) And, of course, if you’re here at sunset, you’ll be treated to one of the best sunset views on the entire island.

There is a reason every city guide for Hilton Head names Skull Creek Boathouse as their first choice for fun family dining when staying on Hilton Head Island!

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Little Shuckers Menu

Our children’s menu ranks high on the list among staffers who appreciate Skull Creek Boathouse for its family-friendliness.

Why? Where do we start?! The Little Shuckers menu offerings for our young friends range from fried shrimp (because, after all, we are famous for our fresh seafood) to good old macaroni and cheese. Other favorites include our delicious burger and the dependable, crowd-pleaser: crispy chicken fingers.

Don’t forget our famous Funky Monkey, a banana pineapple drink created especially for our younger diners. And be sure to check out our sweet selection of desserts such as the throwback IBC Root Beer Float and the timeless classic: an Ice Cream Sundae — the cherry on top of the Skull Creek Boathouse experience for kids!

We have also been chosen by Yelp as one of the best places to take your kids on Hilton Head to eat!

Pets are Welcome at Skull Creek Boathouse!

For those of you with fur babies, we are pleased to welcome your pups in our outside spaces where we have biscuits and water bowls to welcome and satisfy them.

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The Skull Creek Boathouse Experience

What we offer reaches way beyond your culinary pleasures because we understand that going out to eat is much more than simply enjoying the food on your plate. We’ve got that covered for sure, but we also want to evoke feelings of togetherness when your family dines with us. Our goal is for families to feel at home in our restaurant and in our outdoor spaces, so we’ve purposed to create an environment and a complete dining experience to make that happen.

Southern Hospitality Served Up Daily

We want you to feel the freedom to relax, enjoy our outstanding fare, and gather with your family in our one-of-a-kind lowcountry setting where we welcome patrons of all ages. It’s important to us that all members of your family feel welcomed and well taken care of while you dine with us. We want to extend to you the same care and hospitality that you dish up daily in your own home. So we invite you to come to Skull Creek Boathouse knowing that, time and again, you will be treated like family, welcomed like family, and served like special guests.

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 Your family will feel at home in our restaurant and outdoor spaces!

We’ve used the personal experiences of our own valued staffers to perfect the experience we offer families who come through our doors seven days a week. Our goal is for you and your children to be talking about your time at Skull Creek Boathouse long after you depart our premises. We believe you will because we have addressed the details which make dining out as a family a pleasure. Come on in!