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

Alexander's - Hilton Head Island

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://alexandersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8437854999
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary 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 8437854999

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Alexander's - Hilton Head Island reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (76)special occasion (67)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (52)fit for foodies (47)notable wine list (31)good for groups (26)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (5)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great view of the pond!
    JudyNHP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had an early dining menu so we could tryout the dishes at an reasonable prices. I asked the hostess for a table by the window viewing the pond. She was able to get a table close by. It was nice looking out the window seeing a boat sailed by. Quiet relaxing. My husband had the seafood pot pie, and I had the pea an ginger mahi. Both dishes tasted delicious as expected. The wine selection was great. We had the banana Forster as dessert which was unexpected hot and delicious. Definitely a recommended dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Tails
    RocketRick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was great - be vafeful with the daily market price. Ask - ended up paying 170 bucks for a party of two - because the lobster tail was 60 - plus sides.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit and we'll be back!
    marilynmonroe74
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We chose Alexander's because the six of us wanted to try a new restaurant. We're all seniors, one on walker, one gluten-free needy, one Indian liking variety and spicy foods. All of us enjoyed our meal and say we'll be back. What I most enjoyed is the quiet, peaceful atmosphere where we could all talk around our round table and actually hear each other. The service was exemplary, with help for the walker and ramp location. The drink of the day was excellent, and the wine list excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu
    NewcastlePaul
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Varied food choices. Best food on HHI. They made my wife feel special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island favorite
    JimC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Been visiting this restaurant for years and the quality of food and service is always top notch. Early dining menu is an awesome value if you have the inclination for a early start to the evening. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Janette
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our evening at Alexander's was a very enjoyable experience. The service was outstanding. Both of our dishes were well prepared, well presented and totally delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Our window faced the lagoon. Went for the early bird special and felt it was a good value. Requested and received a tour of the restaurant and explanation of the vintage motorcycles.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have been going to Alexander's for years because it excels in every category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    Ohio
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have been coming to Alexander's while in Hilton Head for over 20 years! We were seated by the window and had a view of the water that was very enjoyable! We ordered from the Early Bird menu and chose ginger pecan mahi, grilled salmon and beef Wellington-all tasty! Don't miss Alexander's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    kywoman
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We always have dinner here when in Hilton head. Everyone is attentive and polite. An enjoyable dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Night Out
    57diner4u
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were entertaining out of town guests and had only 1 night out, we chose Alexander's. The service and food were very good. We would go again just for a night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I had not been to Alexanders for quite some time and we were very pleased with our dinner. Very good waiter and the entree was very good. I will definitely want to go again the next time we vacation at HHI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinewithMary
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As a Palmetto Dunes resident and Realtor, I often have dinner with family and friends at Alexander's because of the quality of the food and the service we receive. I often recommend your restaurant to visitors and clients. I find the quality of the food to always be excellent. The ease of making reservations online is an excellent addition to the service provided. Need I say the location is perfect. I find the staff to be very professional and caring. During the fall and winter we will certainly be taking advantage of the early bird special. Keep up the great work. My favorite table is the porch area where I can enjoy the river/lagoon views.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Ralph
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our experience at Alexanders was great!! The Food and the service was great as always!!!! We had dinner with friends from out of town and we were so happy that they enjoyed their dinner and the Ambiance. Bryan was a wonderful server !! We always ask for Bryan as a server when we make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    excellent early bird meal, the crab bisque soup was a bowl and not a cup. Large salad and good size portion for the entree
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dining Experience
    HHInewbies
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Have gone there for the past two years, taking advantage of the Early Dining Menu and loved it both times we have gone. You feel a little rushed doing the Early Dining, but the food is excellent, quality, and tasty. Request a window seat when making reservations to get a nice view of the "river". Will likely come back again on our next visit to HHI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood and Harleys, too
    Steve
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner during our recent vacation on Hilton Head Island. We were most interested in having Seafood, and we were not disappointed. My wife had a dinner of local Red Snapper and I had some sautéed local Shrimp. It was delightfully plated and quite delicious. For me as a motorcyclist, there was a bonus of viewing a collection of a few vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles scattered around the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    MAF15601
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent service , wonderful food , this was my Fourth third time in Hilton Head on vacation and eating dinner at Alexander's love it .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jimk
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    wonderful dining experience. we never miss dining at this restaurant when we go to HHI.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood
    biztrvlr
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great seafood but limited menu. More elegant food. No low country boil or basic shrimp or crab on this menu. Specials are wonderful. Be prepared for the price as it is not inexpensive. Beautiful ambiance. Worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As a frequent dinner at Alexander's, my experience on September 9th, was another extraordinary dining experience. I look forward to many more dining experiences, in Hilton Head, Island, SC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vacation Meal
    SMITTYPOP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Well presented and very tasty! We sat inside but with a great view of the river. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food nice location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good food. Pretty water view good service. Clean restroom. Great early bird specials. I would recommend to couples looking for a cozy place with good food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canal View
    Cheermom
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have driven by Alexander's for years, but never dined there. We were pleasantly surprised by the food and our waitress (Tara) was great. We had a view of the canal, however the windows aren't clear so you really can't see the view which, for us, was a draw (water view dining). I had the Sea Bass and my husband and I shared the HUGE iceberg lettuce salad. Both Very Good, which says a lot for me since I am NOT a fish lover.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • update needed
    ExperiencedEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    very close to Palmetto Dunes visitors - so they have an easy source of diners. They really need to update the menu - seems like the same food we would have been eating in 2000. I realize that a rstrnt in a resort setting does not have to be cutting edge, but the menu does seem to need a re-working.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walking distance from marriott
    WorkingirlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great river views and good food. Did the early bird special and loved the red pepper soup. Fried shrimp were big and lightly fried and very yummy. Hubby had the beef Wellington and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    jcmlpm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always great food and service. We have never had a bad meal. Great place for groups or a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had reservations for 6:30 pm but arrived a little early. We were immediately seated with a great view of the water. Our waiter was friendly (telling a little too much personal "stuff"). Food was great and dessert but our waiter spent all of his time with other tables and we waited....waited.....waited to say we wanted dessert. After placing our order, it was at least 25 mins. before we got the dessert. It was good but we spent way too much time just sitting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dining
    Ralph
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner . Adam was our server and he was very friendly and also did an excellent job in serving. Everyone around us seemed to enjoy their dinner. Would recommend Alexanders as an excellent dinner choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    jbjt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went for early dining and I'm sure we'll go again. The entre selections were varied and the salad was tasty, although the wine selection for early dining should be upgraded as it was pretty low in quality. We ate on the porch which was pleasant but I think next time we'll request the dining room. The waitstaff was excellent and our server was Margaret. The ambience is really, really nice even with all the motorcycles in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but tired
    bigskyjim
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food is always good at Alexander's but this time was disappointing as all of the Staff including our waiter seemed tired with no real energy or interest in the customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restsurant
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good food and service. Located in scenic area on Hilton Head Island. Has a very good Early Bird menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice restaurant great food. We have coming here for years. We have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Gary
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Alexander's provides good food in pleasant atmosphere. Their crab cakes are prepared in authentic Maryland style.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, overpriced
    Orioles
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a nice time at Alexander's, been going there on our bi-annual visits to Hilton Head for going on 30 years. We celebrated our daughter's 13th birthday and had a very nice time. The place has become a fixture on the island. The only criticism is that the prices border on the ridiculous; a fried fish platter for $25? Six broiled scallops for $25? Two crab cakes for $30? I get that there's a premium for the location and this is a vacation spot but $200 for four was higher than it should have been for the quality of the food. We could have gone to Old Oyster Bay (owned by the same ownership group), gotten the same food and paid about half the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    Khr5VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was ok, but not great. Waiter seemed a bit confused. We enjoy nice restaurants and don't mind paying $$$$, but this restaurant was $$$$ but not worth it. I highly recommend Vintage Prime Restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are here 4times a year and this restaurant is always on our list for a must
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place to go in Hilton Head
    HiltonHeadEd
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was outstanding. We took toe couples that had not been but we will all be back. Service was well paced and our server was great. We had filet which was cooked perfectly as were the scallops one of our party had. I recommend you box half of your entrée to save room for reset. You have to have the moose. The wine list pairs well with the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a Visit
    Weeatoutalot
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been to Alexander's a number of times over the years on our trips to Hilton Head. The food is always good. Our last visit we had good food and good service. My only criticism was the hostess was not to Alexander's standards and if that had been our first visit, we would have clearly started the night with a negative impression.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints!
    Mgreg2002
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our 3rd time visiting Alexander's as we have now made it a regular stop during our Hilton Head vacations. Every single time, we have received excellent service and WONDERFUL food. We usually order from the Early Dining menu, and have never been disappointed. The food is still very high quality, and the portions are perfect for a great price. I love that no matter where you sit, you still have a view of the lagoon. I also love the white table linens mixed with the motorcycle decor...somehow it just works. Alexander's is definitely a favorite of my family!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet