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Johnson Creek Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
+1 843-838-4166
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chagrin Falls, OH
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice, relaxing place to sit by the water and watch the many birds -- egrets, osprey, etc. -- while having an OK but not spectacular meal. Go if the weather is good, and sit on the deck.

Thank TravelDog83
Bluffton, South Carolina
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this place about a year ago and loved the great seafood. We tried to go again in late spring but couldn't even find a place to park so we drove on by. Out for a Saturday ride recently, we stopped again and loved every bite of our delicious oyster baskets--there wasn't a scrap of anything left. It's... More 

Thank boogieboybaxter
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Fripp for the spring tennis tournament and made the short drive to JCT for dinner and lunch. We were not disappointed! The cornbread and hush puppies were awesome and the seafood was way better than anything served on Fripp Island. I highly recommend the fried flounder, fried shrimp, and the blackened grouper sandwich! They have a good... More 

Thank David P
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to JCTs with friends for a lunch with a view and it was great as usual. Cold drinks, hot food and a great view. Thanks we will be back,

Thank Timber29907
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a snow crab dinner plus extra 6z of crabs to share. Was a great way to save money on 2 lbs of crab. Sides we ok. She crab soup was beyond great. Dinner for 2 was $59 one tea ordered w/ water.

Thank Sam L
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The #2 seafood is NOT! These are the facts plain and simple: 1. Upon arrival waitress slammed the entry door into my partners elbow. POOR ENTRYWAY! 2. Waited to be seated 10 minutes. They were NOT busy. We finally asked to if we could seat ourselves. This should have alerted us to stay away. 3. Waited 15 minutes at which... More 

Thank Bob H
Buckhorn, Canada
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped in for dinner. Decor has dollar bills all over walls, which some people might find odd if they consider money to be dirty. No sign saying "Wait to be Seated" so we walked to a table. Server did come over with menus and took drink order. She then asked if we needed time to look at menu. Yes we... More 

Thank whogie
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this local restaurant. Lots of seafood on the menu and a great patio with marsh view. Above all the our server and the service was excellent .

Thank bobbo-t-o
Erie, PA
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We returned to this out of the way place because we were satisfied with the food, service and "ambiance". We chose to eat indoors, there are tables outside for those who like this. Our waiter was efficient, and we did not wait long for our delicious dinners. The shrimp is spectacular, I choose steamed, my husband chose fried, and the... More 

Thank collapserelax
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were in the area briefly and stopped by at around 4PM for take out before getting back on the road for our travels. The service was pleasant. The wait was not long at all, The blackened grouper was the best I have ever tasted! The mashed potatoes were good too but the grouper was incredible. So glad we stopped... More 

Thank muchfuntotravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?