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The Ryder Cup Bar at Ocean Course Clubhouse

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$$ - $$$
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1 Ocean Course Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5900
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I played golf with a friend on one of Kiawah 's package deals & after golf HAD to stop at the Ryder Cup Bar for a few cocktails. This was my 4th time here - that should say something. Spectacular View of 18th at Ocean Course! Prices are high but you don't do this every week. Special place on this... More 

Thank Mansam
Paris, Illinois
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good. A light spinach and chicken salad and a view of the ocean on s windy day was the best. Husband ordered sliders as recommended by our server and was quite pleased. Wait staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Frazie1
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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261 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visit the Rider Cup Bar an number of time each year for the past three years and usually enjoyed both the amazing view and good, but overpriced, food. This visit this year must have been an off night. A usual favorite Fish Tacos was not up to par. The fish over cooked or perhaps even left over was... More 

Thank Dreyfus01
Durham, North Carolina
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148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar has a panoramic view of the ocean and sits adjacent to the Ocean Course. Had a drink here - decent selection overall. Didn't have anything to eat but the food coming out for others looked good.

Thank lamer14
Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Food is not very good. Had pimento grilled cheese and crab cake. I did not know it was possible to burn a crab cake, but apparently it is!

Thank asdfasdfsad
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I can see why this is #1 just for the location and views but our experience here wasn't great...I know this is not the fault of the restaurant but the clientele eating here the day we went were awful. I am not a snob, but I do expect reasonable manners from those around me. For such an expensive and exclusive... More 

Thank GagsFamly
San Marcos, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited in September of 2016. Great fall off the bone ribs and delicious onion rings. Slow service.

Thank Renee C
Haymarket, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The security guard at the gate wouldn't let me in to get to the club. I was going to meet my boss to discuss bringing our conference to Kiawah, but this guy wouldn't let us pass through the gate.( P.s. I've dined here a bunch of times in the past! ) Therefore I had a terrible experience without stepping foot... More 

Thank off2lb1
Charleston SC
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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been here a number of times. It is great in nice weather. You are on #18 of the Ocean Course with a 180-degree ocean view. The architecture is great. It is kind of a two story-octagon room with a vaulted ceiling and walls of windows for the view. Service is always very pleasant and attentive. Food is average... More 

Thank marc c
Tenafly, New Jersey
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

December is a great time to go since the bar was mainly empty. The room was very warm and the specialty drinks and bartender were great company.

Thank Marc B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ocean Course Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5900
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Kiawah Island
  • Phone Number: 8437862121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?