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→ DENVER from Signal Mountain, Tennessee gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 7/8/2011 and wrote “CAN YOU CARRY MINI CORN DOGS? ”        → DENVER from Signal Mountain, Tennessee gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 7/8/2011 and wrote “CAN YOU CARRY MINI CORN DOGS”        → DENVER from Signal Mountain, Tennessee gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 7/8/2011 and wrote “CAN YOU CARRY MINI CORN DOGS”        → DENVER from Signal Mountain, Tennessee gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 7/8/2011 and wrote “CAN YOU CARRY MINI CORN DOGS”        → mckrae from Spartanburg, sc gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Wreck of the Salty Dog on 7/7/2011 and wrote “food was great when we go to hilton head our family ALWAYS eats at salty dog ”        → Doug from Troy, Ohio gave a score of 4.75/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 7/1/2011 and wrote “Great atmosphere”        → Ed from Watkinsville, GA gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 6/26/2011 and wrote “Open up one in Athens, Georgia :)”        → Samuel from Chillicothe, Ohio gave a score of 4.375/5 overall after visiting Wreck of the Salty Dog on 6/14/2011 and wrote “More room”        → Jeffrey from Winter Haven, Florida gave a score of 4.75/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 5/28/2011 and wrote “Your doing great!”        → Marilyn from South Beach, HHI, SC gave a score of 4.75/5 overall after visiting Wreck of the Salty Dog on 5/21/2011 and wrote “I want to thank everyone from the beginning to the end. Herbie made sure that Steve received our reservation confirmation for 13 to 15 Bluff Villa Owners who wanted to have dinner together and we wanted to walk to the village to do it. Herbie, Steve and Maggie, our waiter, made our visit there extremely enjoyable. Thank you to all! SUGGESTION: We had to break up into smaller groups because the tables are screwed down. It would be much more accommodating if we could have had seating for a larger crowd who could sit all together...outside. BTW, everyone enjoyed the KEY LIME PIE....the best on the Island!!!”        → DICK from EUGENE, OREGON gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 5/9/2011 and wrote “I would like to have the recipe for the scrimp gumbo it was great Thank you”        → Jenny from Reno, NV gave a score of 4.5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 5/8/2011 and wrote “We ordered hush-puppies and they were served quickly but they were not served warm or hot. The crab soup was DELICIOUS as was the catch of the day, South African fish. The maps to get there are very misleading, we came and left the same area not realizing we were already in the right spot. We went to the print shop and they were kind enough to point us back to the right location. Overall good experience. Only knew you were there from seeing the products at the Savannah/Hilton Head airport upon our arrival to Savannah for the first time. My last name is Saltz so naturally we had to find the Salty Dog Cafe. Pictures of our German Shepherd with her Salty Dog gear will make it your way soon!”        → chandler from conover, nc gave a score of 4.625/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 4/21/2011 and wrote “Idk”        → Linda from Germantown, Maryland gave a score of 4.25/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 4/13/2011 and wrote “add onions rings to the menu”        → Josey from Canton, GA gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 2/27/2011 and wrote “Love it!”        → Tina from Durham, NC gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 2/26/2011 and wrote “Management should really listen to other customers who are having issues with one table instead of pacifying them.”        → Bill from Burlington, NC gave a score of 5/5 overall after visiting Salty Dog Cafe on 6/25/2010 and wrote “Love Salty Dog Ann HH Island”       

 

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CAFE HISTORY

 

The legend of the Salty Dog Cafe is a tall one; a famous tale fraught with peril and daring deed that holds fast (with wet paws) to the etchings it has inscribed in sea lore. It was a day John Braddocks will never forget. The day his tiny boat flipped in twenty foot seas and all hope was lost. The day his brave dog, Jake, tossed into the sea as well in the unexpected storm, led his owner, for three days and three nights, back to shore. The townsfolk built a gathering place in Jake’s honor. They named it The Salty Dog Cafe. Today, Jake’s iconic portrait — a dog in a yellow sou’wester hat — can be seen all over the world.

 

In 1987, The Salty Dog Cafe opened along the docks of South Beach Marina deep inside Sea Pines Plantation. Things were quiet back then, the views were magnificent. Fishing boats rocked gently at their moorings. The sun performed it’s daily dance to a symphony of cackling wildlife and breeze-ruffled palm leaves. The sea blanketed everything in its hypnotic duality of harmony and danger. It was a perfect place for shrimp salad and frosty beers. And t-shirts.

 

Inevitably The Salty Dog Cafe grew. We outgrew the original bar. We outgrew our original menu. We outgrew our plain, white, Salty Dog T-shirts.  We started out small, but as we grew, we had to get a kitchen. Then we started serving hot food. Then we had to get a t-shirt shop. Then we had to move to a warehouse to get the job done. We just continued to grow year after year.

 

Today the Salty Dog Cafe serves hundreds of patrons a day in the summertime. Most of them are visiting families. There’s live musical entertainment from spring to fall with Dave Kemmerly or Bruce Crichton, clowns, pictures with Jake The Salty Dog, webcams on the website, shopping along the marina, idea after idea, improvement after improvement. The landmark marina has shifted from fishing dock to not to be missed destination place while on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

 

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