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Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

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1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-5302
+1 843-681-2772
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Hudson's a number of times and it has always been excellent. The dockside location is not fancy but very comfortable, with beautiful water views, and the service is top-notch. Seafood entrees are fresh and perfectly prepared according to your liking - fried, blackened, broiled or pan-sauteed - and the hush puppies that come before the entree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come early to get a close parking spot and a good seat. Like the title says...Hudson's offers great seafood and drinks at a very affordable price. I highly recommend the shrimp burger slider and during Happy Hour it's at a reduced price. While a little out of the way if you are staying down off of Forest Beach Drive...it's well... More 

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Thank Jerry F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I don't get a night together out much so we value the time we spend together and look for a great experience. Hudson's was the perfect dinner date. It was busy, but we were able to sit outside in a short time. We enjoyed the view and our table was close enough to the fire pit to... More 

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Thank ILoveNumz
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Hilton Head for the first time you must include Hudson's on your list of places to eat. It's a local icon. Eat at the bar if there are just two of you. It's the most authentic shrimp restaurant you can find on the island!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quickly rebuilt after significant Hurricane Matthew Damage. This place has the freshest shrimp anywhere, straight off the boats. Oysters are a specialty, also.

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Thank bobbush1
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we moved here 4 years ago and asked the locals where to go for best seafood we were told 'Hudson's'. Every time we tried to go it was so crowded we gave up, apparently it being a place the opposite of our island favorite 'Up The Creek' (see my other review of that place) and we realized unless you... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hudsons has the best happy hour! Our go to place for the views as well! Fresh seafood and great service! A true treasure!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I LOVE Hudson's! The service has always been very friendly and knowledgeable. The seafood is just delicious! So fresh! I had local oysters and shrimp - both were out of this world!!! I will absolutely be back!!

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning of fishing with local guide Kai at Awesome Adventures we stopped in here for a late lunch & some cold beer. I had seen oysters harvested while fishing that morning so I just had to try some oysters on the half shell. Salty & sweet, served with rugged horseradish & cocktail sauce if you want to dress... More 

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Thank Tish's Travels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner last night. We always go there at least once during our annual hhi visits. The fish is freshy and tasty no matter what you order.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-5302
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-2772
Description
Hudson's is Hilton Head Island's oldest and most famous restaurant with 44 years of casual dining experience and featuring fresh, local seafood and spectacular views of the Inter coastal Waterway.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?