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Alexander's - Hilton Head Island
Alexander's - Hilton Head Island

Alexander's - Hilton Head Island Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://alexandersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (843) 785-4999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Reginald Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Urbin (843) 785-4999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palmetto Dunes
  • Public Transit: If you are a resident/guest staying in Palmetto Dunes or Shelter Cove, the Dunes Buggy is a free transportation service available from April 1 - September 30, 8am - 9 pm, call 843.689.4222 to arrange pick-up. Some neighboring hotels also offer shuttle service.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in lot as well as next door at Palmetto Outfitters and across the street at the tennis courts.
A word from Alexander's - Hilton Head Island
On a picturesque lagoon in Palmetto Dunes, Alexander's has been an Island tradition since 1977. Choose from over 100 hand selected wines to compliment the freshest seafood and hand trimmed steaks and enjoy the vintage Harley Davidson collection.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Have been going to Alexander's on and off for almost ten years. Seems that our taste has outgrown the restaraunt now though. The Calamari seemed that a fast food chain could make it with sauce from a bottle. The potatoes seemed to lack flavor and being fully cooked. The sea bass sauce was really good. And were allowed to stay at our table for the entire evening without feeling rushed out. We decided to leave before being the last table but being able to sit and converse was great."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere very nice, attentive waitress. Food is very good and presentation excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went to Alexander's for our 1st night on the island & were very pleased. We split a doz of the combo oysters (Rockefeller/Savannah) .....delicious! My husband was very happy with the Filet Oscar special. YUM We will return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Creek view is nice. Good meat and seafood selections. Cheerful and attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was a recommendation from another friend and we were very happy that he suggested it. We have already recommended it to other friends. We will definitely go again, the next time we are in town. The food was excellent and the service was great."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We stayed at the marriott resort and walked to this restaurant in less than 5 mins. The food was good but overpriced. The service quality we received was poor. The waiter appeared rushed overall but his defining moment was when he stuck his finger in our bottle of wine while he was opening it. Good location but worth going further into shelter cove for more choice and quality."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We returned to Alexanders after not having been to Hilton Head fora number of years. We so enjoyed our dinner...Alexanders will remain one of our favorite restaurants on Hilton Head. Great food....great service....great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was truly very very good for all our party of 7. The service fell behind though as we poured our own wine, had to look for our waiter on several occasions. Just an off night as this didn't happen on our previous visits and won't stop us from going again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Not sure when was the last time I saw a dish with rice pilaf and flower garnishes, but here they were. Don't get me wrong, the food was pretty good, just not at those prices. Our server could have let us know that the kids pasta meal was large enough for our 3 and 5 year olds to share instead watching them sit there and pick at 2 adult size, $11 dollar servings."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great restaurant with wonderful menu and consistently good food. Try the stuffed shrimp or Wiener Schnitzel. It's all good and great view of lagoon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent early bird meal Wednesday night. I had a crab cake. While it wasn't a true Maryland crab cake, it was very good and large enough to make a good meal. My wife enjoyed shrimp and grits. We were seated promptly and Jack, our waiter, was very attentive. We arrived promptly and found the parking lot almost full. It was good to see so many people appreciating a good restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Always one of our favorites in Hilton Head. We have been going here for years and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here. We were seated promptly and at the window as requested. We were not rushed, service was great and the food was delicious. The only negative, my husband's meal was cool rather than hot and he complained to me but did not ask for it to be warmed! We would return....take a wrap or sweater......it is cold!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife wanted to visit Hilton Head SC. While there, we ate an early dinner at Alexander's. Go early if you want to save $$$. Overall experience was an 11 out of 10. Food is spot on. Visit their website for menu. Best shrimp & grits ever. They present the grits like no other place I have been. Very unique and tasty. My wife had fried shrimp which were near perfect. Light battered, not over-cooked and flavorful! Bisque was creamy & heavenly plus the bread pudding was fantastic. Service was excellent as well. We will go back when in the area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The early bird setting (5-5:45) is a great value ($15.99) and has a wide selection of entrees. Porch seating has a enchanting atmosphere overlooking the scenic creek. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. All in all it was a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Atmosphere was okay and food was okay but not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Come for the early-bird specials. You will return for the entire Dinner menu. The service was very efficient and the quality of the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was good or acceptable, but the service was ordinary. I found that the food was a bit pricey for what you got. I can't really say anything bad, but then again, I can't say anything good either - that about sums it up for me."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our experience at Alexander's was not great. We frequently visit the area and have enjoyed many wonderful restaurants including others from the same same owners. The greeting at arrival was very friendly. Once seated utensils were missing and the waiter took a while to greet us. we finally ordered our food, 20 minutes later it was delivered to our table with one plate missing. The waiter never came back to check the table until we were almost done. He was busy with a group of employees playing with their Iphone by the kitchen. Water glasses were never topped during the entire dinner. Our bottle of wine, ran out of wine half way through, never was there an attempt to ask if we wanted more. Desserts were best part of meal."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were sat in the bar area, even with reservations and empty tables available in the restaurant. Sea bass was outstanding. Lived the scallops. Lobster on appetizer menu, a bit spicy!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went for the early bird menu which has a wide variety of tasty selections. Our food was thoroughly enjoyed and the dining atmosphere was pleasant. Our service was spotty but all in all a great experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have eaten at Alexander's many times over the years. The food and the service at this visit were even better than in the past. We had an outstanding experience!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went to Alexander 3 years ago while in Hilton Head for the conference. It was terrible and expensive. Decided to try them this year, thinking that may be they had a chance to improve. Still the same. Terrible quality food. No taste, poor quality. Shrimp cocktail arrived warm, as if it was just boiled and cooled down. Salmon had Old Bay seasoning on it, and asparagus was overcooked and lacked any taste. I actually went to the small market across this restaurant and got a snack in order to eat something tasty. I absolutely do not mind paying money for great restaurant, but food in Alexander is just indecent!!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We were warmly greeted and immediately taken to our window seat over looking the river. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing (the best meal on our trip)! We will definitely go back on our next visit to Hilton Head Island!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Alexander's is very convenient if you are staying in the Palmetto Dune area. The parking is tight on a busy night. The atmosphere is OK, not "fine dining great". We skipped this restaurant on our last trip because the quality of food and service had "slipped". We decided to try again this visit due to the convenience. The food was much improved, but the service seemed more like a busy cafe, "I don't have time to dally around taking care of you" approach.In nicer restaurants at Hilton Head, they seem to focus on you as if you are their most important customer and time with you is NO ISSUE. The carpet seems old and stained which dampens the atmosphere. Bottom line: they are trying, but there is more to be done."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Have been to Alexander's many times. This time was disappointing. Service was adequate but not what expected for a dining experience. Food was not as good as usual either.i can't put my finger on what was wrong!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Fabulous food , fabulous wine , truly a neighborhood gem"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have eaten at Alexander's for 3 years. Excellent food & service every time. Fresh from the farm, lake or ocean to your table. If your lucky you may get a table overlooking the creek. Love all the vintage bikes on display. PS Don't forget desert!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food at Alexander's continues to be excellent. The service is friendly and efficient and the seating and views are enjoyable. Only one negative is the PAPER table cloth which ruins the whole feel of a nice, elegant restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at Alexander's and we enjoyed it very much. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly in a lovely room overlooking the water. Our waitress was very attentive and answered all of our questions concerning the menu items. The food presentation was very appealing as well as tasty. It was a birthday celebration supper so we ordered dessert and again, the presentation was very nice as well as delicious. I would certainly return to Alexander's again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dined at Alexander's a few years ago and chose it for my wife's b'day dinner on this trip. It was an enjoyable return visit. The food was very good and the service was attentive but not overpowering. It was a rainy evening so the view of the lagoon through the windows was not a vibrant as it would have been with sunshine. Nevertheless it was enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Good food, service, and value. I would go back again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have been dining at Alexander's for 20+ years. Casual, yet refined. The food was excellent. We all had seafood selections from the early dining menu and nothing was left to clean on our plates! The service provided by John, our waiter, was as good as it gets along with the support staff. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Seated close to a small bar area, but the 4 patrons at the bar were very loud and inconsiderate of the dinners just feet away. Complaints were made to management, but their efforts did not reduce the noise or relocate the bar patrons to a separate area away from the diners. One couple requested to be reseated due to the noise and were accommadated. My party expressed our displeasure as we left, but were told that there was little management could do"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When we went there was a group of ~50 yet we never felt under-served. The food was good and service were great. Some tables by outside windows but no outside seating. They have an early-bird if you're interested."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "When ever we are in HHI we always dine at Alexander's and they do not disappoint. There tuna is awesome. My wife had beef Wellington which was great. Save room for dessert. Best Key Lime pie and Peanut Butter pie on HHI. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant several times. Food is always excellent, wine list extensive, and service good. High end restaurant, especially compared to most of the others on the island."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wait staff and food are excellent. We love dining here. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our 4th year going to Alexander's for our anniversary. This year we were unfortunate to have a "newbie" waiter. We sat at our table for 7 minutes before we were acknowledged by the hostess who inquired if anyone had helped us yet. Our waiter then came over and advised he didn't see us. We watched him walk by us 4x's while sitting in the middle of his section. He brought my wife lobster soup after she ordered mushroom soup. She is allergic to shell fish. Obviously we are very cautious about this especially when eating at a seafood restaraunt. Our drinks came out after the soup and shortly before our main course. Most every restaraunt has the occasional bad service experience and I strongly feel this was one of those situations. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • " I reserved a table on Open Table (requesting the porch area).They couldn't find our reservation so they seated us...but in the bar area. Hostess who seated us knew I wanted the porch and didn't care.Really didn't want the bar area! First glass of sparkling came and was FLAT and OFF. Quickly replaced. Oysters Savannah and salad were very good.But entrees seemed pricey and my stuffed shrimp were small and lacked seasoning. Partner had poached salmon oscar and declared it good. BUT, this was our priciest meal on the island over two weeks and it probably wasn't the best...but it was "good". Perhap being seated on the porch would have increased our dining pleasure.. Last night on the island and wanted it to be special."
    Dined on 5/23/2014