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Johnson Creek Tavern

2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
+1 843-838-4166
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (67 reviews)
“shrimp” (63 reviews)
“frogmore stew” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all!! Really cool they donate all the dollar bills!! For that a tiaras five stars.. Food I’m sorry to say 3.

Thank Patsy-Jeann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on two occasions during a recent visit. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The view is spectacular.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while camping at Hunting Island State Park. We had stopped at this restaurant in the past while at Hunting Island because it is very close to the park and has good food. We both had the she-crab chowder which was very tasty....More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Fripp Island for our annual golf outing after 4 years. We were happy that all out favorite restaurants were still alive and kicking. Also happy to report that the review is exactly the same as it was in 2014. Good service, great...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch today. Sat outside, because we had brought our dog. The server confused our order considerably, but was pleasant about it and made things right. Shrimp gumbo was too thick for my taste. Our friends enjoyed the seafood chowder (a special.) but...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for a meal and were delighted that they had raw oysters! These were the best. We came back daily for them!

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it as highly rated, a very good dinner and service, better than Beaufort #1 restaurants, thanks Chris for taking care of us on a very busy understaffed night!

Thank jayvkay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local I've been to JCT many times but this is my first review. Went Saturday 2/17 for lunch with a group of six, I was surprised to see it so crowded in mid-February but we were seated promptly. Waitress was friendly and food...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Tuesday night to have dinner. After waiting at the desk for a while, several waitresses walked by and said they’d be right with us. We waited for 10minutes and it was not busy. Ordering took forever since the waitress got drinks,...More

Thank gjgarvey
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Service was good I had broiled grouper sandwich it was good but could use a little more seasing. My husband had oyster Hogue it was good, First time there we will go again when we are back in area.

Thank Wendy1234
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12 June 2016|
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Response from tombrady127 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know , but I do not think so being a local fish restaurant
7 August 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
This place is a tavern, not fine dining. Service people just like all of us can have bad days. We have not had bad service there, but maybe we were fortunate. We also go there off-season. I like the food and the locally... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Harbor Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-4166
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