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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)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Harbor Island, SC 29920-5001
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Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This proved to be the perfect venue for our lunch during a weekend on Fripp Island. We sat on the porch, overlooking the salt marsh. The (mostly) fried items were tasty, if unhealthy.

Thank PeterButzin
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I like the location next to harbor island, but the food just leaves a lot to be desired. The stuffed mushrooms were swimming in oil and cheese. The other fish items were marginal because of the overdone spice - rosemary - too much. The lobster...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place was great! A little dark, so I liked it better at night when it didn't feel so closed in, but nice view during the day if you want to sit outside. Food was great, portions were huge, and the pina colada - one...More

Thank ebtaz
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Sat outside on the deck, great view of marsh, ocean and Hunting Island but unfortunately that is where the good ended. Ordered meal, wife had baked crab cakes served with veggie melody and baked potato ($22), the cakes were greasy and very mushy, hardly any...More

Thank Rusty P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed our late lunch on the veranda , so we could enjoy the lovely weather and soak in the view of Hunting Island and the ocean off in the distance. My husband ordered the crab sandwich ( seafood lover ) and I had the...More

Thank Wilee13
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We were a large party of ten, which included two children under five. All of us were staying on Fripp Island, but their ridiculous "amenities card" program just to eat at the restaurant on Fripp prompted us to go off Fripp and landed here at...More

Thank Phoebe_McKeasley
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The food here was very good...I didn't give an average review because of the food quality. It was very good and as reasonably priced as you can expect food to be on the coast anywhere in the world. With that said, we were there after...More

Thank fireball92771
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived at our destination which was Harbor Island after about 12 hours on the road. We asked the guard at the guardhouse if there was a place to eat in the area, and she immediately suggested Johnson Creek up the road which...More

1  Thank Trevor42008
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice spot for cold beverages and seafood. Bar has two TV's for football viewing. Bartender very friendly.

1  Thank Buzzy B
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13 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
8 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, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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