Hudson on the Dock - Restaurant patio on the dock over the water
grilled oyster photos with lemon on ice
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fresh fish dinner - Hudson on the Dock -
red bucket full of fresh crabs - Hudson on the Dock

The World Famous Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

Sitting right at the edge of Port Royal Sound, all of the tables in our waterfront restaurant feature extraordinary views for a truly special low-country dining experience. Hudson’s uses one of only two remaining local fishing fleets on Hilton Head Island to bring in fresh-caught seafood straight to our docks and to your table. Our guests often get to share the excitement as fishing crews unload thousands of fresh oysters, shrimp and soft shell crabs from each day’s catch. Bring your family and friends for a special low-country seafood feast that has been a Hilton Head Island tradition for over 50 years!

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The Freshest, Local, Hilton Head Seafood

We work with fishermen based on Hilton Head Island and in Charleston, Georgia and northern Florida to ensure we get only the freshest seasonal catches such as swordfish, mahi-mahi, grouper, tilefish, triggerfish, vermilion snapper, and black sea bass. All of our fish are brought in whole, filleted in-house, and added to the daily lunch and dinner specials.

Each Spring, we have our own soft shell crab shedding operation at Hudson’s. Our shedding boxes are constructed in the packinghouse with a water circulating system to facilitate and manage the molting process. When the crabs back out of their shells, they are immediately removed and served to hungry guests. Last year we shed out and served over 2,300 soft shell crabs.

A Hilton Head Island Seafood Tradition Since 1967

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks is one of the oldest seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island. Converted from a seafood processing plant in 1967, Hudson’s is now a dining tradition for islanders and visitors alike and is Hilton Head’s most renowned seafood restaurant. Over 90% of our seafood comes from local boats, fishing local waters so our guests eat the freshest seafood they’ve ever had. Each year our guests enjoy 3,000 gallons of cooked oysters, 70,000 pounds of shrimp, and over 250,000 raw oysters served on the half shell. The Hudson’s family of hosts, servers, chefs, and managers warmly welcomes your family to our waterfront restaurant and we are eager to provide you with a magical, memorable, low-country dining experience