Reviews of Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks (Fish Shop)

1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, United States

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REVIEWS OF Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks IN South Carolina

Lee Keller

It's great , there was an hour long wait but it's worth it . We sat outside had a couple of cocktails and listened to the live music. The food was excellent , fresh and locally caught shrimp, grouper were our choices. The hush puppies are wonderful and the peanut butter pie is fantastic.

Joseph horowitz

Our first stop in Hilton Head and it was the best. Delicious bloody mary to start. Beautiful day on the deck with shade. Stone crab claws and chowder were to die for. I had a shrimp roll sandwich that was almost too good. Wife had some of the best crabcakes we ever tasted. Our server was attentive, helpful and wonderful. Highly recommended

K Wil

Awesome food, great service, very professional management. I will definitely visit again and will recommend

Todd Brooks

Always great food. Reasonable prices for a coastal seafood restaurant. They sell/serve what they catch. Lunch time specials are smaller portions but are lower cost plates.

Overshot Beatle

Awesome food and great service. Great view as well. We always try and come here anytime we visit.

Dylan J

Excellent service, parking was a breeze and the atmosphere outside and the views of the sunset over the water were pleasant.

Daniel Paul

We got there just before 5 and were able to get right in and got a table by the window, though we got one of the last window seats. Our food was great and came promptly and our waitress was friendly and accommodating. The meal cost more than we were expecting but the experience was still great as our splurge meal for the week. My wife and I both got the shrimp at the waitress's recommendation. She got her's fried with a baked potato and corn on the cob. I got mine blackened with rice and corn, both were well made and tasted great. My daughter got the kid's chicken and it looked to be high quality chicken.

Akia White

Amazingly food, breathtaking views! The seafood is caught and cooked the same day... Fresh and delicious. The beautiful, panoramic waterfront views are the perfect compliment to a wonderful meal. Especially at sunset!

Chris Foster

Great food at great prices right on the water! We watched dolphins playing in the water while we ate. My wife and I enjoyed some amazing seafood and drinks and had a great time!

Jwciii Be careful brotha

This place was very good. Great location, amazing food, and welcoming staff. Certainly worth the wait.


Beside the newer, larger, Skull Creek, Hudson's remains a favorite and a part of every visit to Hilton Head for our family. Food was served quickly and prepared perfectly. If you want great seafood, be sure to visit Hudson's!

Andrew Russell

Always the best place place to eat on the island. Their catch of the day truly is of that day, given they have their own boats. You wont find fresher fish or shrimp anywhere else.

Joshua Sword

Portions were substantial and tasted great. Service was excellent. Before the meal they bring out baskets of hush puppies (they are fantastic by the way). The restaurant sits right on the water and there was a beautiful sun set on the …

Michael Martone

This place was great and friendly. Staff was great and on top of things. My sons steaks was delicious. There wasnt much to my meal. I was looking g for a much bigger portion considering what I was paying. I would go back because 5 stars is easily attainable

Amy Abbott

Excellent Seafood. Our new favorite and we will be back. Definitely a good place to take company. We had their combo platters with pan sauted scallops and fresh fish. The fresh catch was Maui Maui and Red Snapper. Mine was blackened and the other sauted. The blacked was not over seasoned. Just perfect. Meals came with hush puppies and fries. Service was quick and food was fresh from the kitchen. Not rewarmed. Best seafood that we have had in the Hilton Head/Savannah area.


Friggin yummy. The oysters are awesome no matter how you have them.

Alex Grimes

Highly recommend the fresh caught anything. Shrimp, the scallop tacos, the swordfish and the fried snapper sandwich were perfect. Large servings filled us up. Ate outside.

Rick Brumm

Hudson’s is always a must have/must visit place. As a local, we love Hudson and how fresh their seafood always is. In season they have long wait times normally, but the wait is worth it. The views, especially on the large deck are great and you can see dolphins swimming nearby often. Great drinks and great food! We go here almost weekly of season as the wait times are much less. Highly recommended.

Amy Holloway

We visited Hudson's during vacation last week. The food was amazing! We were there during happy hour, so we ordered a bunch of things to sample with our drinks, and the 2 of us spent less than $50. The mini oyster po'boy and garlic fries …

Amy Comer

This gem is tucked away serving fish and shrimp locally caught, along with many other selections... I had the blackened red snapper (local). It was delicious! We arrived at 5pm with a group of 18 and were accommodated immediately!! They also serve complimentary hush puppies while you wait for your food to come out. An added bonus for my kiddos!

Mark Barkan

Outstanding! We finally made it to Hudson's! Yesterday we wound up at the place next door. What a joke. Hudson's is the best on the island hands down! The food, service, the scenery all first class!,

John Treadaway

As always, great food, service, and view! It's nice having the extra dock space!

Kasey A.

We had dinner at Hudson's a few nights ago while we were on vacation in Hilton Head. Our experience was amazing! We got to see Dolphins from deck table, close to sunset when boats were coming in. This restaurant is very busy & quite popular. I suggest you make reservations or get there prior to sunset. By all means, don't sit inside because you'll miss the view of the water & more importantly, the Dolphins. We had crab legs, crab cakes, hush puppies, chicken was all delicious!!!

Mark Lackey

Loved the location, absolutely beautiful view. Are way to many hush puppie; but couldn't stop. Flounder was excellent! Ordered a combo with shrimp; got 6 shrimp. Should've been more for the price. And No Onion Rings! Shocked!! Loved it!

Susan Fisher

Long wait of course. And it was a Sunday evening, late April--- a nice, simple, sunset setting. Diverse menu, mid range priced. Nice sized pours. Gorgeous outside deck option but hour wait to eat so we dined inside. We had Fish & Grits, Fish & Chips, and Filet Mignon. Good, good, fantastic. Would repeat for view, but really it would be best for the drinks and view. Truly, the meal was good enough (but not great for wait/price). We had a nice, but overly busy waitress who wasn't available for refills. No biggie.

Jill Hartley

The of the best meals we had while in Hilton Head. Truly delicious! The service was the absolute best part. We had a server named Brian L. He took time to be patient, answer all of our questions, and go above and beyond to make our experience wonderful, especially with our daughter Landree, age 5. He suggested an amazing sandwich for my husband that he is still raving about! This spot has an incredible view, incredible food, and an amazing server I highly recommend requesting! Overall, 10 stars!

Mark Fuller

If you want seafood in HH, this is the place to go. Family friendly, multiple bars, indoor or outdoor seating, great views of the bay, large selection of food. We suggest the NEPTUNE'S SEAFOOD PLATTER

Aubrey Peirce

Awesome food and drinks! Happy hour prices are legit. Service is AWESOME

Allis-In-Wonderland .

Went to Hudson's for lunch today at a family member's recommendation, as we live in GA are are visiting. I love how it's on the water and you can sit outside, but we chose inside due to the heat. I ordered the gumbo and grits and my guest ordered the salmon. I was unimpressed with my lunch entree, as the gumbo tasted like it came out of a Campbell's can! I salted it to help but I ended up not finishing and ate my fries instead. My guest ate his salmon but was surprised to find that it was 19 dollars for a 6oz salmon and fries. I'm not sure I would go back to lunch, but may try again one day at dinner.

Krystil Brown

This restaurant was amazing!!!!!! The blackened shrimp were delicious and seasoned very well. Our waiter Alex was so knowledgeable and patient with our many request. If you come request Alex he is truly the best!!!!!

Arthur Hurlburt

Great place to get lunch or dinner. Lunch was excellent, I enjoyed the she crab soup and the poboy fish sandwich. Their hush puppies were excellent as always, just the right amount of onion flavor. The wedge salad was a surprising hit. Our service was great, everyone was very attentive to our needs. If you've had bad service here years ago, like I've experienced, give this place another shot. Obviously they have gone through some type of reorganizing over the past few years.

Gary Williams

Fantastic fresh off the boat boiled shrimp and delicious grilled oysters. Catch of the day (blackened swordfish) was perfectly done. Best meal we’ve had in Hilton Head Sat at the Dock at the bar for happy hour Kenny at the Dockside bar was wonderful. Great personality, superb service. Talked us through the menus. Follow his recommendations, you won’t go wrong! (Management,-this guy deserves a raise or a promotion. Better yet, both) Btw, the hush puppies here are delicious. Everything was so good, we came back again after golfing for happy hour two days later

Anthony Tran

What at-first seemed to be some old bait shop turned out to be an AMAZING restaurant. The seafood was amazing and was very fresh. The customer service was absolutely wonderful. I’ll definitely be coming back here.

Christin Connell

Phenomenal!! Everyone, from the host, food runner, and server, were amazing! Knowledgable and competent in their efforts! The food was stellar!! Fried green tomatoes and swordfish, WOW, no words to describe!!! Go give it a try!

Kat Guluzian

Your chicken is so robust and juicy

Robert Yates

I liked it here. I would've loved for it to be better. The views are great and the seating in the water is great..... The Entrees were great. However, the wait at the beginning of the trip was a bit too much. They did a great job of keeping you entertained with live music and the views as I said before, but I feel like it could've been sped up some after the service that I witnessed afterwards. The food took awhile to come out, but the entrees were great. The sides left allot on the table and could've contributed so much more to the meal. My stuffed flounder was outstanding. The crab filling was so sweet and creamy and was covered in a creole sauce that tied it all together really well. But then they put some dried out rice and steamed broccoli that felt like an afterthought to the rest of the meal. Paying the bill took a long time as well and the list time tended to subtract from the overall experience. For the price of the meal I would have expected more

Linda Farris

You can choose to eat indoors or out on the dock. There are umbrellas to shield you from the sun or rain. You can see the beautiful boats come in to dock and dine.

Carol L

Hudson's is awesome! They treat you like family. It is a one of a kind place. The atmosphere cannot be rivaled on the south eastern seaboard.

Adam Archer

Best grouper I've had in a long time. Prefect blackened seasoning. Our waiter was Mike, his personality and knowledge was fantastic. He really knew how to present the menu in a way that made us want to try everything. But the real deal app was delish. If you go I suggest asking for Mike.

Doug Fleming

This place is fantastic! We decided to come here last minute, he was extremely busy, and we had a way for an hour for a table, but not only was the appetizers the drinks and the food well worth it, but our waiter tonight, Pedro... Was extremely polite very professional very courteous, this kid has got a great future ahead of him!!! He knew the menu like the back of his hand and we went on his recommendations not only for the drinks but for the food as well. Probably one of the best hosts and dinners we've had on the island the entire week... No doubt!!

Milton Brindley

Ted is an amazing server!!! The crab legs were awesome, shrimp cocktail great. My wife really liked her fish and chips, but said fries were stale really need salt, coconut shrimp awesome. My son really liked his corn dog. And we all loved the hush puppies (Ted said they even get them from the local animal shelter!!! LOL)

Guy Chavez

Great place. Best view of anyplace we went on the island. We sat at the outside bar. Service was great. We went for oysters, had fresh and grilled, also the beet (Farmers) salad. Best happy hour drink prices of anywhere we went. The thing I like most about this place is that it is authentic, rustic and historic. A local couple earlier in the week had recommended Skull Creek over Hudson's. We first went to the SC boathouse, couldn't find a place to sit and went to Hudson's. We liked it much better. We did go to SC dockside for a drink after wards (see separate review). While SC is good, my first choice would be Hudson's!!!

Paul Distasi

Fresh fish and a great view complement a picnic style dining area. We had a great bottle of wine and fresh Hilton Head oysters. I got the steamed platter and my wife had the morning caught sea bass. Great portions, I don't know what the …

Michael Chandler

Great seafood restaurant with great views of the water. The bacon-wrapped oysters and fried Red Snapper were awesome! Get there early to keep the wait time down. Service is good.

Kristen Rivera-Scull

Had a wonderful 1st time experience. Sunset dinner with the friend on the dark. We lucked out with good weather and no bugs. The fish-and-chips were fantastic, but the hush puppies you get at the start I could eat by the bucketful.

Cienna Rife

BEWARE!!! Food is not really that great as the reviews depict. Visited Hilton Head for vaca and after returning to count my expenses I noticed my bill had doubled. Guess the waiter decided he deserved a little extra tip money. Not only that, one of the individuals in my party was shorted $20 some dollars when checking out, luckily he caught it before leaving! Recommend Skull Creek---its right beside of Hudsons and WAY better quality!!!

Wanda Brooks

The food was excellent here. We went for lunch. My husband and I shared the seafood platter and shared a appetizer with our family. We had peanut pie for dessert. So good.

Jason Huber

After a morning of crabbing with the folks from May River Excursions, they sent us to Hudson’s Seafood to have their kitchen prepare our crabs for us. We were greeted by the owner of Hudsons who assisted in getting our seating on the water prepared and took our crabs back to the kitchen. What we experienced was easily the best service we’ve had in our week in Hilton Head. Not only was the scenery off the back patio beautiful, seeing multiplied dolphins swim in in the bay, but the service was exceptional and much better than the more expensive restaurants we ate at while in town. The owner himself came out and gave us a personalized lesson on how to get properly eat the crabs they prepared for us as well as stop by regularly to make sure we were taken care of. They the crab cake sandwich I had was amazing and one of the best Ive ever had. My son’s name is Hudson and they even gave him some Hudson’s plastic cups to take home with him. I can’t recommend this place enough for lunch, dinner, or even just drinks because of the views from the dock bar. if you are in Hilton Head, make a point to visit Hudsons and enjoy the food, views, and great service!

Joe Huff

Natalie was the best! Great service, great care, and great food. Hush puppies were the bomb!

Cheryl Jordan

The food and drinks are outstanding. Sunset on the dock was exquisite. Service is impeccable. One suggestion . .. Bring a huge dose of patience. The wait is long but totally worth it.

Daniel Hobbs

Great seafood spot! Got the Neptune's Platter blackened and it was amazing. Good spice. Definitely recommend this place!

Mallory Fitzsimmons

Had a great experience, we ate dinner and watched the sunset over the water. Loved the hush puppies, had shrimp cocktail and a delicious fish dinner! One of the best dinners we had on vacation!

JustA Name

Used to be great.. $25 is pretty steep for a small portion of stuffed fish, plus a small portion of rice, plus a small portion of broccoli This restaurant gained popularity so it became too busy to keep-up with the great customer service it used to have. Orders are being messed up, food is no longer the same quality and amount and no longer is tasting the way it used to be.. I think I'm coming back when they are no longer too busy. OR With great popularity comes great responsibility SO their option is to increase their STAFF, but I doubt it cause owners normally get greedy and cheap so no such thing will happen. Again, I think I'm coming back when they are no longer too busy. $25 is pretty steep for a small portion of stuffed fish, plus a small portion of rice, plus a small portion of broccoli.

Vince Sacco

Can't give Hudson's more than this for a rating. Bottom line, if you are in the mood for a wait for an outside table for dinner, be sure to make it worth the wait by ordering a steak. It wont be the best steak you ever had but it was prepared to the correct temperature. I on the other hand had the seared scallops. They were overcooked as was my wife's stuffed grouper. Our server was prompt, attentive and well informed, service was very good. Seafood could most definitely have been better. Baked potato was also on the small side and overcooked as well. My honest opinion is we won't be back, not enough value for our money and Hilton Head has lots of options for dinner.

Elcain Chase jr.

The food was fantastic, the service was quick and polite, despite being very busy the night we went in, they were able to sit out table of 10 with only a 15 minute wait. I highly recommend if you're looking for a nice but relaxed dinner on vacation.

HarperGigs .

Hudson's is one of two of our favorite seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island. We always try to eat there once on our vacations. Excellent food, excellent service, and a beautiful atmosphere right by the docks.

Rene' Paul Romagosa

Not a 5 star restaurant by it's very nature but fresh seafood is the word here. I suggest local catches. Hilton Head's long time favorite.

Sydney Merrill

The parents enjoyed a lovely meal of fresh caught sea food, and I, the resident vegan, enjoyed French fries. The waitress was lovely and offered to fry them in fresh oil to avoid cross contamination with meat, and very kind and accommodating. Would definitely recommend :) View was beautiful.

Tricia Whitcomb

Enjoyed dinner on the water at sunset, watching dolphins! Beautiful, Also, fresh locally caught fish!! (I had the almond crusted mahi, yum!!!) I can really recommend this place. - I do wish they didn't have the counter right in front of the waterside tables for the people from the bar-only to stand in front of your view. Still, it really was a delicious and delightful way to enjoy the evening!

Jean Cottle

Crab cakes are or should I say were excellent!! For this Maryland girl no tarter sauce needed ...a sign of a good one. Mudpie for dessert is definitely for 2 . Try to get there just before sunset for a great view.

Ann Burruss

Good food, good drinks, not too expensive and the bar on the deck is fabulous. The sea breeze made it pleasant even on a hot day. The sunset was spectacular. Don't miss Hudson's for old school appeal.

Tony Benson

Ordered the salmon. Cooked well. All of the items on the plate could have used a bit more seasoning for flavor. I also ordered the Rockefeller Oysters (delicious). Great atmosphere & great to be sitting by the water.

Daniel Wise

The food was very tasty and we loved every dish our party ordered! The only negative was that happy hour 3-6 was only served to people that sat outside. The hostess didn't mention that. Also the hostess wouldn't take our names or seat us until everyone from our party was present. I was parking the car which was about 1/4 mile away from the restaurant. Very limited parking near the restaurant. Also we arrived at 5pm on a Tuesday and there was already a 15 minute wait. By 6:20 when we left there was a 90 minute wait and a huge line out of the door. Arrive early, they don't take reservations and you can't have someone put your name on the wait list until everyone is there.

Maggie Gallagher

The staff was super friendly and we loved our server Bridget. She got my my three year old extra hush puppies and she was an excellent waitress. The food was delicious too. I also loved the country living truck I bought my boys some adorable pink stuffed shrimps :) I also got myself a lime gren hat!

Eve Zuber

The food is yummy, the service is good and the views are great. Nice casual atmosphere and a great outdoor bar. The menu is pretty typical for an island seafood restaurant, but they do a good job on the basics. This place is very popular, so go early, or plan to wait quite a bit for a table. The parking is very limited.

Bob Wanat

Hudson's has a beautiful location on the waterfront. Its a great place for drinks to enjoy a sunset. The location is 5 stars. The e star rating is because a) its crazy crowded even if you arrive early and b) to food does not compare to the high standards of the location. I'm a foodie so pay a lot of attention to food taste and quality. My meal tonight appeared to be a mix of beef stroganoff + ground beef pasta sauce + sauteed shrimp + a few barbequed shrimp. The menu description was odd but intriguing, the actual result was one of the worst style combinations I've ever had.

Austin Pearce

Absolutely the best seafood I’ve ever had, and I’ve been to my fare share of excellent restaurants. Staff was great, especially the bar manager Aaron. Beautiful view of all the boats on the water. If you manage to make it out here during soft shell crab season, make sure you order some because it’s the freshest and best tasting soft shell you’ll ever find.

David Moore

The chef special was excellent! Shrimp Pot Pie in a gruyere cream sauce. Big chunks of potatoes. You will love Hudson's. Get the hush puppies!

william gresham

I take my wife here maybe once or twice a month during the warm months. My wife loves sitting on.the deck and I love the fresh seafood. We would go much more often however we make a day trip and drive from Macon to Hilton Head. Let me say that there are plenty of great places to eat at in Hilton Head and I feel like I’ve tried them all out at least once . (That serve seafood). The things that sets Hudson’s seafood restaurant apart from the other options are the fresh catch is always fresh, they have crab tanks to pull soft shell crab when in season, staff is always friendly, the view from the deck and lastly is the pricing. I feel that for the quality of seafood, the service and the view sitting on the deck this is a very reasonably priced restaurant and one that you should really enjoy.

Austin Hixenbaugh

Great atmosphere and the catch of the day was amazing! Food was very well prepared and the taste was really good! Will definitely return to Hudson's on my next visit to Hilton Head!


Did not care for the sea scallops, oysters were good. Baked potatoes were overcooked

Justin Kiena

Really nice spot on the water. We went for happy hour and enjoyed some really nice things. I was hoping the char grilled oysters were going to be more like how they make them in New Orleans, they were not, but they were still tasty. The beers were cold, and the service was good. The Fancy Brisket Sandwich was also very good. Try the Aloha Beaches Pineapple Wheat beer. I drank it in 4 gulps that's how good it was. Cheers!

Denise Brindley

Ted is an amazing server!!! The crab legs were awesome, shrimp cocktail great. My wife really liked her fish and chips, but said fries were stale really need salt, coconut shrimp awesome. My son really liked his corn dog. And we all loved the hush puppies (Ted said they even get them from the local animal shelter!!! LOL)

Brian Sye

Food was absolutely delicious! Service was great also. The view was beautiful!

Dan Zeroth

Great sea food, staff was warm, funny, and attentive even for a large group. Shrimp was amazing

Julie Norris

Delicious food, with beautiful views of skull Creek. After dinner we walked to end of the boat walkway and saw dolphins, herons, small Marsh crabs and a gator. Very scenic and family friendly

Jeff Bridges

We've been coming to Hilton Head since the mid-70s. Hudson's has been our favorite the whole time. The food is always fresh. And, the atmosphere is always friendly. If you're looking for a good local seafood restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

Richard A. Heard

The food and service were both excellent!! My wife and I sat outside on the water for some REALLY good menu selections. Definitely worth a return visit.

Cindy Roberts

Enjoy this place. Go every year. Great service. Especially enjoy the catch of the day.

heather highcove

Great little seafood place.. loads of people pouring in but we only waited 20-30 min. Live music outside was nice.. food was fresh and had a really light batter.. was skeptical about the vinegar coleslaw but they gave me a sample(huge bowl) and I ate the entire thing and asked for the recipie.. so so good!

Mollie Turner

This place has amazing food! Shrimp was delicious, and don’t even get me started on the fries! Our waiter was so sweet and very nice. I 10/10 recommend this place for many tourist who visit!!

Christie Talbert

The staff was friendly, but we got a to go order from here. A "pound" of shrimp consisted of 12 of the tiniest shrimp I'd ever seen. Very small portion for the price. It came with a tiny baked potato. We also ordered shrimp lettuce wraps which turned out to be two wilted leaves with shrimp and flavorless slaw. If you want nice scenery go here! If you want awesome seafood, don't. Very disappointed because I had been here before and didn't remember having that experience.

Billy Berry

One of the better places on Hilton. Highly suggest bar area for special 4 dollar tacos, best tacos found by our family on island for beef tacos. Again stress getting there during bar specials. They where already booked up at 5. Reservations would need to be done most likely by 12 or 1 pm.

Morgan Ellison

Hands down some of, if not THE best, seafood I've ever ate. Pricey, but incredibly worth it. They make even huge fresh shrimp taste as luxurious as crab meat.

Susan Callis

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! I even had to ask for a manager, just to tell her how spot on everything was!! And if you are an oyster lover go outside on the dock. They had 4 different kinds!! Sunday brunch is well worth the visit!!

Christopher Page

I don't eat seafood and they really only had a couple items I would eat but I nailed it with the brisket burger! Would eat there again and again for that. My wife loved the crab cake, said it was the best that she ever had, I'll take her word for it. Loved the food, service and seating on the dock. We will be back!! Oh yeah and the hush puppies yum!!

Maria Martin

PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THE OTHER REVIEWS OF THIS PLACE. I FOOLISHLY DID THAT AND NOW MY FAMILY AND I ARE SUFFERING FOOD POISONING. To begin, our food was severely undercooked. Everything had an odd, freezer-burnt taste. The food tasted like a frozen dinner, to be honest. Anything fried was so greasy that it was unbearable to eat. Most of the meals were over $30. Definitely not worth the price. If you value your health and your money you would not eat there!!!

Beth Medlin

On Sunday 9/1/19 we sat outside at the bar on the dock. Very breezy (take a hair tie) and warm day. View was beautiful. Great service. We had shrimp in shell, bacon wrapped oysters and a small side caesar salad. Food was great, salad greens very cold and wimpy lettuce. Bacon wrapped oysters were perfect...makes my mouth water thinking about them! Beer was nice and cold. Pop a koozie in your pocket for your beer if you want to sit outside in summer.

Mark Porterfield

Great service. Well organized. Good pace of food delivery. Food was excellent.

Cecilia Carroll

Great food and service. Be aware of where you park your car at King Tide.

Sydney Yeung

Price is on the higher side but worth it for the great taste. Around $20-$30 per plate but generous portions and amazing flavor. Very scenic place to watch the sunset as well.

Gretchen Gehring

We are locals and love this place. Lots of seafood places in the area, but Hudson's is one of a very few who offer fresh and local. They're the best.

trekky60 .

This another restaurant we have been visiting over the years. The visit has been again, a great experience. Starting with a large basket of fresh hushpuppies followed by a blackened Beeline snapper. The food tasted great, crunchy fries and flavorful snapper. The service was efficient and friendly.

Grant McLravy

Phenomenal seafood. Incredibly fresh. Excellent friendly service. You get excellent value, but it is more expensive than other places. Loved it! The hush puppies are incredible, as was the freshly caught swordfish special. Just plain awesome. Pro-tip- if you don't want to wait (a while), arrive early!

Watchmaker FortyTwo

Great service. fresh seafood that is well prepared. best hush puppies around! Great waterfront views.

Terry Lynch

The seafood is excellent. Our waitress surprised us with a delicious dessert to share to top our anniversary celebration. It was a great night by the water.

Whitney VanHoose

Nathan is a fantastical bartender! Great drinks, atmosphere, and customer service! Love this place and Nathan and Shelia helped make it an even more enjoyable environment! Shelia and Nathan are incredibly attentive and accommodating! Love both of them tons!!!

Ava Housley

My husband and I stopped for a bite just passing through and we ordered fried pickles and Calamari for appetizers but were served enough to make it a meal on their own! Both dishes were delicious. I had the crab meat stuffed shrimp and my husband ordered the Oysters. Fantastic!!

Ron Belvedere

We really enjoyed our visit to Hudson's. They do not take reservations which worried me at first. But the friendly staff and ample bar space made the wait enjoyable. We sat near the water and the view was beautiful. Our sever was friendly and engaging and the food was great and reasonably priced. They also rent out the pier for parties. A must try when you visit the island.


Where do you start? Awesome food! Staff is excellent! And you can get in surprisingly get in fast with smaller groups. My only suggestion would be to get some sort of cover over the waiting area.

Doug Smith

Can I just say that I love Hudson’s? As a local for over 25yrs they just keep doing what they do best. Thank you so much. Some highlights beyond the great seafood and boat-friendly access— The island’s best hightop table chairs. Really. They spent the extra time and money choosing a chair you’ll be comfortable in while you’re on the dock. Ergonomic and supportive these are a real plus and I wish other restaurants cared as much about the comfort of their patrons. The staff is excellent. Especially Jade. Thank you, Jade. Unless you’ve waited tables before you may not fully appreciate how much of an art it is to be there when folks need you, and always have a great suggestion, a great attitude and an ice cold beer when you need it! I can’t recommend Hudson’s strongly enough. Thanks for another great experience!

Kayla Waldrep

BEST HAPPY HOUR IVE BEEN TO THUS FAR! The food is amazing the service is great the view is BEAUTIFUL. What more can you ask for? Go here and eat dinner with your family and enjoy a great atmosphere

James Domestico

We've been to Hilton Head twice as a family an d this place never disappoints. The freshest fish and very prompt service. We love it.

Chris Farmer

A well established and apparent local and tourist favorite for a reason. Authentic dock side seafood was fresh and well prepared. Our guest's steak was also perfectly prepared. Shrimp and grits could use a little work before I recommend. Snapper, shrimp, scallops and fried oysters were all very well prepared. $150 for four adults and three kids meals with two cocktails was a bargain. Excellent and friendly service from the moment we arrived. You can likely expect a short wait.

Karen Sears

After about 30 trips to Hudson’s over many years we will not be going back. Although they have the best shrimp on the island, the rest of our meals last night were mediocre. The sides were cold. We were one of the last people to be sat and were rushed by our server.

William Walker

It is a wait to get a table but you can go outside and check out the water and they will text your phone when a table is available. When you are seated to be served the food inside or outside on the dock the food is brought to you quickly and it is tasty and a nice portion. The waiters are very friendly and polite.

Farhad Hossain Masum

The food was great and the environment was amazing. Their drinks were highly satisfying. We sat on the dockside bar. That's the best place to grab there. When you go there, try to find what the FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY is. We had swordfish, that was the fresh catch of the day that day. It was delicious and buttery smooth.

David Gay

Awesome food and great service. They also have a nice bar out on the river dock. Sit on the edge of Skull Creek, have a drink and watch the sun set. The fresh seafood is to die for. Deffinitely one of the best restaurants on Hiltonhead. Its a must visit ! Even see a real local shrimpboat tied up at the dock, only fresh local shrimp on your plate at this restaurant !

Katie Fuller

Great atmosphere and service! Wait time was quoted at 30 min on Friday night after the RBC Heritage tourney was rained out, but we were seated in about 10 minutes. Food is always good, though my baked potato and broccoli were cold. I wasn't there for the sides, just the fresh seafood. Bar staff (bearded guy was super nice, younger gal with long brown hair was not welcoming or nice at all) was doing a good job at getting all of us taken care of. We will be back next year!

dawn tindall

Best food I've had in my 5 trips to Hilton Head. There is a bigger restaurant in front of this one... Just keep walking. Live music outside was very good, and not overwhelming. This is a beautiful place to watch the sunset too! I know it looks like it is on the wrong side of the island, but the view is lovely.

Greg DeGennaro

Great food and service. Loved happy hour.

Colin Higgins

Delicious food and wonderful scenery. The oysters and soft shell crab were just phenomenal. The service was great. It can take a bit to get seated so come prepared for that. Only 40 minutes for Saturday afternoon though.

Bill Meade

Our party of 7 was seated behind the hostess stand last week. The view from the table is the men's room restroom. Every time the men's room door was opened you could see the mans urinal! Not very appetizer at these prices! The door on the mens room should be reversed!

Kate F

We had a great experience at Hudson's today! Jules was a fantastic server; friendly, nice and professional. She made us feel welcome and it was as if we were old friends. The food was amazing! Especially the crab cake, fish and chips and peanut butter pie.

Alan Peterson

My family and I have been customers for years always an awesome time we are most comfortable in the inside bar the staff is always been excellent Alicia is usually who takes care of us. Jewel's and Nate in ADDITION never ever had a bad experience here food is awesome drinks no matter what your drink are always outstanding wine, liquor, beer because she has always taking care of us and been so sweet and accomadating Alica is by far my family's favorite she is a big reason why we go back week in and week out ..

Diane Barber

Love this place super fresh well prepared food & friendly service. Outdoor seating is beautiful, we have been coming here for years now we get to enjoy it more often since moving here permanently. ♥️

Diane Soule

Amazing seafood. Great oysters. Fish and chips, shrimp and hush puppies! Casual atmosphere.

Jeremy Holmes

If you eat at one place while on Hilton Head Island, make it Hudson’s! Wait for outside seating was quoted at an hour 30, don’t let that deter you. Flew by and worth the wait. Our server Pedro was a freakin’ delight. Best hush puppies I’ve ever had, snow crab and bbq shrimp were the stars of the night.

Jenna Gemmell

Besides the beautiful views and being able to eat out on the dock, the food was phenomenal and the staff was just as great. My whole table ordered different menu items and they were so good we all ended up sharing. A great place and overall experience!

Stephen Legg

Great food and great service at the outside bar with an incredible view! The hush puppies are like none other and they may even bring some out to you for free! The fried green tomatoes along with the crab cake made an excellent dinner. Enjoy!

Kyle Brock

Great place. Avoid the summer family vacation crowds and sit outside to enjoy the views and fresh seafood.

Charlie Pfeil

The food and service were excellent. The live entertainment on Sunday night is the best on the island. A 45 minute wait for our outdoor table looking at the beautiful sunset flew by. After dinner returned to the music until 9pm. Exceptional evening without traveling from place to place. Hudson's is an island must. Sunday music is a bonus!

Jennifer Lance

We enjoyed the food! There is a lot of variety and it has a great children's menu (children's fried shrimp is in the photo). Definitely try the fish, shrimp and oysters!

Brandyce Leonard

So my husband and i went here essentially because it's got great ratings and we wanted seafood. Lots of hype about how great this place is. We got there and it was packed as expected. We didn't have to wait too terribly long, maybe about 40 mins. We had a couple of mules while waiting and they were good. Got seated next to a window which was nice. Waiter came over quickly tobtake our orders. We were very surprised and impressed because they had Shramsberg on their wine list so we ordered that. Waiter comes back and has no idea how to open it. Winds up breaking cork off into bottle

Kimberly Parenti

Noisy, cold, cramped environment. Food overpriced for the value. Server was good.

Aaron Morgan

Hudson's is a must visit for any local or visitor. Amazing fresh catch seafood, even their fishing boats are docked right in front of their restaurant. Casual relaxing environment with beautiful waterfront views. Make sure to ask to be seated on the outside dock and bar area for the best experience. True local island dining!!!!

Tony F

Great seafood and fresh as can be had. Spectacular view as well.

Cotivity .

Without a doubt, the premier seafood restaurant on the island. Local and coastal sourced selections as well as morning and afternoon catches means you're getting fresh menu items, no matter the time of day. A family friendly business that also allows dogs to dine with you dock-side and an attentive staff means you always feel important and will always come away full and satisfied.

Tita Hardman

Love this place! The shrimp is amazingly fresh! Blackened, fried, or coconut, so good! Service is impeccable!

John Bernaciak

Ate at the bar during happy hour. Loved the shrimp sliders and grilled oysters. Everything was fresh and tasty. Hudson's is rustic and right on the water with the freshest seafood you can get.

David Hoff

Food and service were top notch. The outside seating on the deck had a fabulous view.

Sabrina Grant

We ate here tonight. We spent $110 on food that was bland. I ordered fried scallops and a baked potato. My scallops seemed to have been sitting because they were not warm and not crispy at all. The grouper was another dish that lacked seasoning. There was a slight odor in the establishment as well. This place was a miss. We ate at Crazy Crab last night and it was awesome. This place, not so much.

Mackenzie Heath

Doesn’t get any more fresh than Hudson’s. From oysters on the half shell to fresh snapper just out of the water. No way to go wrong on this menu. Waited 20 min at about 6 o’clock. Well worth the wait!

Erik Brown

Been there twice and it was very good. The food was delicious and the service was quick. Cant wait to go again!

Tamara Eddings

Well the decor of the restaurant was cute until my wife and I noticed a picture of a "Mamie" (old slave in red bandana) on the wall that didn't go with the decor and we IMMIEDIETELY felt awkward like we were supporting a business that didn't have our same beliefs! Equality and Freedom!! We had already ordered our appetizer and drinks so we agreed to eat that and leave! The calamari was tasteless but the marinara was good. The grease was all over the plate and the breading was not staying on the rings very well; and both our cokes were flat. As we are paying for our tab that was $16.90 our server accidentally ran out card for another table that their total was $269.80... I happened to be standing next to where the server was running our card (looking at the t-shirts and this pretty cool blue crab table) and saw the mistake. I wait for her to say something she does, oh I have to run your card again... I hand it back to her expecting to be refunded and recharged the correct amount with a small explanation, however she charged it again for the $16.90 so now my card has been charged for both tables. I at this point question her asking was my card charged the $269 she says it was pre-authorized but it won't finalize. I tell her I'd like to speak with a manager, whom was very nice and even wrote a statement for me that said my card would not be charged the $269 but rather the $26.90 (total with tip)... So I'm not saying it was a bad place but take my experience and maybe have your own!!!

Chuck Price

The best seafood I have ever had! The crab stuffed shrimp is amazing!! Huge portions, great prices! Friendly service and nice views! The sunset was great! My wife and I went for our anniversary and the service was excellent! Highly recommended!

MaRe Bo

AMAZING PLACE! Great views and very friendly staff. The food is fantastic. I recommend the steamed shrimp and she crab soup!


The atmosphere and views were amazing but the service was even better. I really appreciated how our server Tony, made sure that a guest in our party that couldn't eat seafood was taken care of. They initially wanted fried chicken tenders (one of the few items not seafood on the menu) while everyone else had their heart set on their seafood specialties. Tony conveyed that because the fryers fries seafood as well that he would advise against that order. My friend agreed but was a little dismayed and ordered sides only. After we placed our orders, Tony came back informing us that they actually fired up a reserved fryer that hadn't been used on seafood yet so they were able to give us the fried tenders after all. Tony and staff went out of their way to be sure we were taken care of. I would go back and I highly recommend giving them a try

Heather Curatolo

Didn't have to wait that long despite a full house, food came quickly, was hot and delicious.

Paul Rennick

We went to Hudson's for lunch and were seated on deck. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent clam chowder, crab cake and oysters. Waiter was very friendly and provided great service. We also got a great picture of a dolphin right from the dock. Included the great pic my pretty wife took about 20 feet from our seat on the dock.

Nancy Mesmo

Where do you start? Awesome food! Staff is excellent! And you can get in surprisingly get in fast with smaller groups. My only suggestion would be to get some sort of cover over the waiting area.

Mary Robinson

If you ever on the island please stop by for lunch or dinner. Excellent seafood and drinks. The sunset was amazing.

Brayton Tetz

Great views and outdoor seating. The food was very good with some great option for fresh, local fish. Customer service was alright. We were seated and only initially handed enough silverware for half of our group and didn't get more until we asked. Slightly pricey but as expected for a vacation area like it is. Plenty of outdoor seating and great options at their bar. Make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen if sunny. Overall very pleased.

Robert Kuhns

The food is good and the view fantastic. Freshest seafood anywhere, the boat docks there.

Sherry Kilgore

Food was great & so was the service! Great place to eat with family!

Rodney David

This was our first ever trip to SC/Hilton Head.. We asked lots of locals about the Boathouse and Hudson’s and got mixed opinions.. as I guess you’d expect. Our experience was incredible.. it was PACKED. They told us it would be 45min to an hour wait. We happily agreed and went to the bar for a beer while we waited.. Our table was ready inside of 30 minutes and the service was immediately outstanding. Our server had just been accepted to USC and she was amazing. She was so pleasant we felt like we made friends instantly and took her advice on ordering the fish of the day — blackened swordfish. It was excellent! Food is not over priced here! Our experience was outstanding! Can’t wait to come back to Hudson’s!

Roy Parker

This is a must stop every time we visit HHI. We LOVE the seafood here. It's all good. Be prepared to wait in the summer. Everyone knows the food is good; so, it's popular. The hushpuppies are to die for. Be careful, they come out in a large bowl as soon as you sit down. You could fill up on them quickly.

Ben M

Absolutely amazing experience! Fresh seafood at good prices! Quality of food is too notch! Highly recommend this to anyone!

Ruth Young

This restaurant has race reviews on line. We felt the seafood was good but nothing exceptional. Nice Views if you can grab a table outside or by the windows in the restaurant. The fish was very good while some of the other items missed their mark. The coleslaw had a very strange taste (pretty tangy) so different than the normal. Hush puppies were about average tasting. We decided we'd probably give it another try & probably just stick with fish next time around. Our waitress was great & very attentive. I think it would be very pleasant to enjoy a beverage & meal on the patio outside. It was a bit cool for this on the day we were there.

R Harris

Fresh seafood on the docks and cold beers. Service was great. I'll be back

Edson Godinho

Had dinner at Hudson’s tonight and as usual always great especially when you get an exceptionally great waiter named Ted. Only downside is the wait but you’re able to make it enjoyable by going to the bar and enjoying the view with some live music.

Julia Yang

Great drinks and delicious seafood. The catch of the day is phenomenal. Special shout out to the lady who found my engagement ring in the bathroom and took it to the front desk! As well as the hostess who kept it in a safe for me! Love you guys!

Bill Buco

Great selection of seafood. Had the local shrimp and really enjoyed it. Prices are good especially considering the quality of the food. Don't bother with the Serg chain, go to Hudson's and get real fish!

Dennis Iskra

Food and service were awesome, long wait but worth it.

Charlie B

Favorite place so far. Come as you are joint! Best seafood by far. Great choices- impeccable service as well. Great dive place

Doug Zbikowski

Awesome docks outside, disappointing food. Shrimp and scallops were like rubber. Good fried oysters. Hush puppies, crab cakes were burned. Baked potato was a minimum 4 hours old and looked more like a dry raisin. Dining room smelled of garbage (???- why???), way too many tables crammed in main dining room. Did like the cole slaw. Don't think I would come back. There are too many other good bay restaurants on the island and the problems I saw here aren't easily fixable.

Ron K

On 7-26-19 we ate here. Worst food ever. I have been eating here for 21 years. Never had a bad meal until now. My wife's meal and my meal was not good. We had different meals that night. Even the ice tea was not good. Had a wonderful experience on 7-21-19. Not sure what is going on. It was not how I wanted to remember my last meal on the island. I will try again unless the reviews tell me otherwise. Hope to continue eating here but time will tell.

Patrick McCollum

Superb food! Extremely efficient staff! Excellent views from the pier. Great experience! Highly recommend!

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