Skull Creek Boathouse

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Pasta, Happy Hour + 5 more
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Directions

(843) 681-3663
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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    Good food but there is a wait. Service was very good. Gluten free options posted on menu.

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    2 ratingJune 20, 2016

    Ordered burger without a bun and mashed potatoes. This is the only place on the island where I got sick. They do have a pretty extensive GF menu, but that won't help if they aren't careful in the kitchen. The atmosphere is cool. We ate outside and had a great water view.

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    3 ratingJune 12, 2016

    Keep it simple here, as think is a drinking//family//music//gorgeous view is solid, but not attentive to any culinary details. Catfish is a solid bet and the BAM margaritas on the rocks were strong.

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    Although it was a 2 hour wait (they don't take reservations), and we had 2 kids under 4 to entertain for that wait, it was worth it! Across from restaurant is a outdoor bar and kiddie games. We were seated outside and got to eat dinner in view of a gorgeous sunset. Kids also loved going down the dock, looking at the boats and water. Food was awesome. Gluten free is noted right on the menu and they said they can accommodate even more with simple grilling options. I had the snow crab with shrimp platter that came with corn on the cob, red skin potatoes and sausage. Was so happy with our dining experience and would highly recommend!! I have celiac and am very sensitive with cross and had no problems!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    Very good gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    Amazing place to eat! They have a great gluten free menu! King crab legs are the best!

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    4 ratingAugust 18, 2015

    We got mussels and the boiled shrimp dinner. Staff was knowledgeable and everything was delicious!

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    4 ratingMay 23, 2015

    Very helpful and understanding staff. No gf buns or bread but plenty of other delish items.

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2014

    I had the opal off the lunch specials and it was excellent. staff were knowledgeable, friendly and not taken back when we ordered. I would be back.

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2014

    Got the tuna sashimi and Napa salad wth chicken withno problem. Server was very friendly ans brought me GF soy sauce and checked on the salad dressing.

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    1 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    I ordered the gluten free seafood pasta and had a horrible gluten reaction after. Even though I mentioned my severe allergy to the waiter, the message obviously didn't reach the chef preparing my meal. Steps were NOT taken to prevent cross contamination... Other than that the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was fun.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2014

    Very good service and awesome food. Got the gluten free sea food pasta which was awesome and they had homemade rice noodles which were so much better than the usually mushy rice pasta.

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    5 ratingDecember 04, 2013

    No gluten free menu, but the wait staff and kitchen will work with you. They made me up a cajun chicken pasta with rice noodles that was amazing! Highly recommended. Google maps will send you to the place next door (Chart House). The restaurant is the next building to the east, behind a boat storage pole barn.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2012

    Seafood restaurant with huge outdoor seating. GF pasta options and any type of fish can be "simply grilled". Waiter was very helpful. Beautiful view overlooking water.

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    4 ratingSeptember 23, 2012

    The last stop on our trip. We stopped here on the way home for lunch. I couldn’t decide what I wanted and we had a $50 voucher from taking the timeshare tour so we ordered a bunch of different things. We started with chips, guacamole and salsa. In hindsight, I didn’t ask if they cook the chips themselves or if the guacamole was gluten free. I ended up sick before we left the restaurant. Not their fault, mine… Seriously not a smart move before a 12 hour car ride back to Ohio. I didn’t ask. The sushi roll was very good – smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber. Then Aaron and I shared crab legs again. He ordered the snickers cake for desert, and once again… I watched him eat it.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
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