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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Alexander's - Hilton Head Island reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (95)special occasion (82)romantic (65)neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (54)notable wine list (43)kid-friendly (25)good for groups (23)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay.
    Smoothiedude
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Alexander's restaurant really is a fine restaurant. The still have white table cloths for their dinner seating . The location for people who live or stay in Palmetto Dunes is great. The food is good but not really memorable. Compared to other restaurants on the island, I found the overall menu to be a little pricey. Everything is ala-carte, so adding soup or a salad and desert easily will get you over $50.00 per person. That being said , the portions are very generous, but if you are trying to limit your calories choose another place . A nice thing to know is they did offer to split the $8.98 salad in two servings. There are so many great dining options on Hilton Head but for my money I'll stick to Charlie's le toile Verte or Old Fort Pub.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Familyof4
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Have to say that I normally don't get very excited over food as I am hard to impress. I have to say that the seafood we had was amazing!!! The Seabass was the best I ever had...I will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good, Service Not So Much
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I shared the fresh catch grouper. Our mistake not asking how much the dish cost as it was $45. They didn't list the price. And we aren't sure if the dish cost that much or if we were charged an up charge for sharing. We were with friends and although asked, she didn't give us a good answer. We all just went...what did she just say? And laughed. The fish was very fresh and good but it was piled onto a mound of white rice. Not worth $45. They split the plates so we both had a small piece of fish and this huge amount of rice. The waitress should have explained a split cost if there was one. Again we really didn't see her much. She didn't even bring the food to the table. Never refilled our wine glasses. Wasn't friendly at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite spots
    Great
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants on the Island. Great food nice people, peaceful after a day at the beach. We would highly recommend Giving it a try.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great place to dine if in the Palmetto Dunes area or resort area for a relaxing meal. Food was delicious. A bit overpriced but good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and service
    Banshee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Family dinner at this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The waitress and the bartender were friendly and knowledgeable. Oyster on the half shelf comes with the traditional fixin', but also came with a balsamic base sauce (I surmise) that was absolutely delicious. The waitress recommendations for the fish of the day and desserts were spot on. Parking was the only challenge for this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Starting with the cute bartender and all through dinner.... Everything was absolutely delicious. I would go back every time we came back to Hilton head.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner at Alexander's
    Rocket23
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We wanted to treat our god-daughter to a special dinner to celebrate her graduation from college. Had reservations for the porch on a Tuesday night in July. Were seated quickly at a table by the window with a view of the lagoon. Noise level was high as there were quite a few families with young children, which we had expected during such a busy vacation week. But the service was fine, the wine was wonderful, and the entrees (scallops, crab cakes, and swordfish steak) were delicious. We will definitely return when vacation season is over!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, as usual
    TessR
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Alexander's never disappoints. The service this visit wasnt great, but wont keep us from coming back next year!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joanne
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The restaurant is outstanding as I mentioned. Food was presented beautifully, came out very hot, and was scrumptious. We only had one disappointment - when we arrived the hostess didn't seem to have us listed on the reservation list.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Lovely night out for a date. Rec the Scallop dish and delish martini. Server was a little busy and not as personable, but he was overall nice and effective at his job. Oysters app were fantastic and loved my Mahi dish. We were not thrilled where our table of two was located, right behind a wall of wine and felt cramped. Wish we had a better view of the water. Very nice and excellent food and beautiful presentation. The Classic Martini was made perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Sherri
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have eaten here a few times and the food is always outstanding. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neuro
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was acceptable and the wait staff pleasant and helpful. It was a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Been Twice - Both Disapointing
    PreArtsDinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Alexander's has been in Palmetto Dunes for a long time and should be one of the better dining experiences in the area. I have been twice and both times have been very disappointed with the service and quality of the food. The wait staff and service people are poorly trained. Even worse the food is sub-par. I had a shrimp cocktail followed by the scallops and my dining partner had the daily special swordfish. We both agreed that the food quality was about the same as a low end chain or buffet style restaurant. With so many great restaurants on Hilton Head...we won't be going back. I expect that the large tourist population in the Palmetto Dunes Resort will continue to keep this restaurant in business even without repeat customers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge service disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    In short.. The food was awesome as usual as was our view of the Palmetto Dunes lagoon. Our waiter ruined the experience for me... So irritating to feel rushed when you pay over 100 for a 3 person dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alexander's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We ate dinner here on our last day of our vacation. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. We picked the early dining menu and the food was fantastic for the price that we paid. We sat on the enclosed porch and had a wonderful view of the water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • changing taste
    KnotAFoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Atmosphere very nice, attentive waitress. Food is very good and presentation excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet