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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” (59 reviews)
“shrimp” (62 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 yesterday via mobile

Awesome dinner! Had the fried fish, fries and hush puppies. Absolutely delicious! As a family, everything we ordered was awesome. Fast service. Ate outside. Absolutely beautiful!! Wonderful dining experience.

Thank Shobie92
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove by this place on our way from Hunting Island Beach, and decided to stop for dinner. Loved the athmosphere, and the fact that the whole place was plastred with dollar bills. Both the service and the food was great. If you want a...More

Thank Birgitte O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful, laid back atmosphere! Dinning available inside or out. Ate there Monday, June 19th. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend the Lobster Pot Pie. It was outstanding.

Thank rufus b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here twice on our trip to Fripp. Both lunch and dinner were great! Portions were large, drinks were cold and strong, and server was attentive. Our kids (3&5) loved the dollar bills all over the walls. Very casual. I recommend the crab cake...More

Thank AutumnChastain
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here about every other week. Always good food and service. From seafood to burgers, you can't go wrong for lunch or dinner. Crowded during the summer.

Thank hhi2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Girlfriend and i came down here on our first night in SC and tried it out. Crab stuffed flounder was great, and mahi blackened was good too. Just needs more portion size for what you pay in dinner items. Cheesecake was a ripoff at 7...More

Thank Aarron_Van_Buren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish tacos were just ok, no taste, no sauce on the side, my Husband had fried cod, it was fried fish, the wine and beer were the best as was our server.

Thank Lollypop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Johnson Creek Tavern this May after a 2 year break and it is still very good. We ordered the ribs as we love these while in the USA and the rest of our party had seafood All were happy with their choices and we...More

Thank anne557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here for years - fun family place. We love the shrimp and Frogmore Stew. Don't miss out on a fantastic meal with a view.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot help but wonder about all the dollar bills on every surface except the tables and chairs. Ask your server how it all started... cool little story. The bigger story may be, in 2015, they removed all of the dollar bills from just 2...More

Thank BostonRae
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does JCT take reservations?
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
This place has a lot of negative revues and we are traveling to Harbor Island next week for vacation. What's going on with the service? RC
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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