The World Famous Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
All tables feature extraordinary views of Port Royal Sound for a truly unique Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson's employs the largest and one of only two remaining fishing fleets on the island which brings fresh local seafood straight from our docks to your table. Share the excitement as our crews unload thousands of oysters, shrimp and soft shell crabs from the day's catch. Bring your family and friends for a special Lowcountry treat that has been a tradition for island-goers for many years.
Hudson's is dedicated to giving customers fresh, local fish. We work with fisherman in Charleston, Georgia and northern Florida to get fresh catches such as swordfish, mahi mahi, grouper, tile fish, trigger fish, vermilion snapper, and black sea bass. All of our fish is processed in-house and added to the daily lunch and dinner specials.
In the Spring we have a soft shell crab shedding operation at the restaurant. Shedding boxes are constructed in the packinghouse with a water circulating system to facilitate and manage the molting process. Once the crabs back out of their shells, they are immediately removed and served at the restaurant. Last year we shed out over 2,300 crabs.
Island Tradition Since 1967
Hudson’s has been a family affair since the venerable J.B. Hudson, Sr. put his name on the door of the old Hudson’s Oyster Factory back in the 1920’s when it was a seafood processing plant. For more than 50 years, Hudson’s has been a tradition for islanders and visitors as Hilton Head’s most renowned seafood eatery. Almost all our seafood comes from these waters. We are committed to buying local seafood from local fisherman, and serving it to our customers at its freshest. Our guests enjoy 3,000 gallons of oysters and 70,000 pounds of shrimp annually, as well as 250,000 raw oysters. Our family of servers, chefs, hostesses, managers and everyone at Hudson’s wants to welcome your family to have a great local experience and a great meal!