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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
  • Email: alexandershhi@live.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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time dining at Alexander's. We absolutely loved it and will return on our annual visits to Hilton Head."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Nice restaurant that was within walking distance from the resort. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was yummy!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Diverse menu, good food and potions. A little "expensive," but that's been their 'history' for decades, and they're still there. Parking was a little tight with more space needed. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Early bird menu is a good deal. Nice view of the lagoon."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great neighborhood white table cloth. Early bird specials are excellent with wide variety of choices and always include fresh seafood. Wait staff are pros. When we are in Hilton Head we always try to dine here"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The restaurant location and ambience are welcoming. However, the waiter rushed taking our order and just seemed preoccupied and rushed the entire meal. My kids ordered drinks that he totally forgot about. As for the food all I can say is it was ok. The Chilean sea bass was good but the side of potato gratin was not good at all. The shrimp and grits- shrimp was good but the grits cake was terrible. I would not recommend this restaurant as there are many other wonderful places to eat on the island. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We have been coming to Hilton Head Island for family vacations for 25 years. We have always stayed in Palmetto Dunes. Part of our yearly traditions has been to walk to Alexander's for dinner. The food is consistently delicious. No one in our party has ever been disappointed with their meal. The service is always friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is charming whether you are dining on the porch or inside the main dining room. We always have a large group of people in our party yet our meals always arrive in a timely fashion. Over the years we have added five chdren to our group and they always seem welcome at Alexander's. This year, we only had one evening to spend on HHI and our choice of restaurant was Alexander's! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We selected Alexander's Based on us having a party of 7, they took reservations, and that Open Table had good reviews on it. We didn't knoww what to expect but were pleasantly surprised! We were seated almost as soon as getting there, great since we had 2 young kid with us, and our server was outstanding! Even more, the food was some of the best that I've ever had on HH! Each meal was fantastic! Shrimp and grits, salmon oscar, Neptune's platter were all amazing! We started out with the fried green tomatoes and also the bacon wrapped shrimp...omg! Highly recommend this restaurant to any traveler coming to the island!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We ate off the early bird menu for a reasonable price and portion. Great food and nice atmosphere. We are working our way through the menu and have enjoyed every item so far. There were classic motorcycles inside and a view of the dock and river through the window."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have been staying paces from Alexander's for three yrs, thinking it to be subpar. We were far from accurate! The place has great ambiance, food, service n wine list. The Chilean sea bass excellent as were the oysters Rockefeller. Alexander's had my favorite wine which I had been unable to find on the island. The service couldn't have been better. Joey took great care of our every need. It will be our place to take guests n for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "They were expecting us and had a table in the location we requested. The server was efficient, knowledable and accomadating."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "For those that want to dine at a 5 star restaurant but not have to pay 5 star prices, take advantage of Alexanders early bird specials which are a very reasonable $15.99. The early bird menu runs until 5:45. The selection is varied and the quality is excellent. The daily vegetable was green beans and carrots which where cooked to perfection, hot and crispy. The salmon was grilled and covered in a light béarnaise sauce, it was delicious. You can get a table overlooking the lagoon system which was real nice or inside the restaurant looking at the displays of vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We always dine at Alexander's two evenings a week during out visits to HHI. The food, service, and atmosphere are always good. We are glad they have been consistently good for many years."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Never disappointed at Alexander's....consistently excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Last minute reservation and a late dinner. Waitress made a great recommendation; one of the specials - Grouper. It was amazing, tons of flavor and paired with a potato cake and perfectly cooked asparagus . We also tried some salads and appetizers which were all very good. Great evening, relaxed atmosphere and we didn't feel rushed although we dined late."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food was very good and the view of the marsh made for a good experience. The service on the other hand while good, should have been much better. The experience was more like being at an Applebee's At the quality and price I would have expected the server to take the orders of the women first. I would have expected the food to be presented to the the women first. I would have expected the servers to be a bit more attentive. Instead it was "who ordered the stuffed shrimp..." We had to ask for water, bread etc. I would go back but with the competition on the island, if I have too many more experiences like this at this place I would find another place to have dinner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our waiter Attila was friendly and attentive. Meal was fabulous. I had the stuffed flounder and my wife had the seafood platter. Great dessert was the mousse and key lime. Great early bird special."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Our group of three couples and our son had our last night out for 2014 winter at Alexander's. We love being able to walk over. Food was great, service excellent. Not our first visit and certainly not our last. Looking forward to next year."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great early dining experience - menu selection, service, $$, food quality."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My husband and I eat at Alexander's every time we visit Hilton Head. The food and service is always outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I found this place looking for coupons in Hilton Head. I saw they had a few great choices for Early Bird Dining. We were not disappointed, I chose the Mahi & my husband the Knob Creek Chicken. This is a fantastic deal for the price and our server was also great!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Even though the food was only warm, the taste was great, service great, and view great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Alexander's! We were there late, so it was very quiet. the service was outstanding and the food delicious."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went with party of 6 had a nice meal, but felt rushed. Reservations was for 7:00pm. You and I may think in March that is a good dinning hour. You would be wrong. The waiter acted like they were getting ready to close the kitchen. After drinks and food, we may have liked desert or after dinner drink. Never offered, just came with the check. Shuffled us out ASAP. Also our waiter and several other staff were walking around with their own glasses of wine drinking, all this on a Saturday evening. Of course he had no worries, because they had already applied a 15% tip to my check. Just saying for the price I could have been treated less rudely."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a party of 7...we asked for a "more quiet area"...we got it...the food and service were very good and 4 have gone back this week."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We chose Alexander's for our last meal in Hilton Head before heading home. Firstly the food chosen was good with ample portion sizes and we didn't feel rushed. The wait staff was OK but not great. One of us required a gluten free diet. Our waiter indicated the few selections suitable and I was quite disappointed. Many of the sauces and soups we made containing flours making it impossible to choose most menu items. We are unlikely to return. We also found the prices too high compared with many other options in Hilton Head."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We highly recommend the Early Dining Menu. It is varied, delicious and prompt. We were a group of eight who ordered a wide variety of main courses and everyone was happy."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was great. Service was adequate but not outstanding (waited over 5 minutes before anyone approached the table; limited follow-up after courses were served; minimal thank-you and farewell). Plan to go there again soon."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Despite having average service (told were busy down below and needed help down there ... enough staff?), we had the seafood combo from the early menu and really enjoyed the variety. Don't forget this restaurant when making plans!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Seven of us dined at Alexanders on a Friday night. It was so fun to be able to eat out on their porch! I finally felt that spring was on it's way! The crab cakes were delicious, as were the fish specials. and several members of the group stated that this was the best meal they had enjoyed all week on HHI!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We are visiting HHI for the first time and enjoy sampling local foods. Alexanders is convenient to the e we are renting. The entire experience was excellent. We made out booking on line for early bird dining. The greeting at door was warm friendly. Service was efficient, friendly and courteous. Food was very good and the price excellent. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Warm, wonderful place! Food was outstanding...only hiccup was the server. Problems with drink orders and appetizers, quickly redone, very pleasant young lady. Would definitely go back when in the area!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent food. Friendly service. Very nice atmosphere. Early dining offers all this at a very reasonable price....$15.99 I think. Opens at 5 pm. Go early or make reservations."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Located in Palmetto Dunes on the southern part of Hilton Head Island, SC this old standby still serves solid, if uninspired, food. On a recent Friday night the scallops were cooked quite well, but the sauce was a bit thick aqnd the rice was a tad mushy. Flavors were good. A seatmate had the sea bass is found it a little bit mushy, but overall very tasty. The other person with us had the grouper which was the best of the bunch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door by a friendly hostess. The restaurant is very comfortable and nicely decorated. This is where our good experience ended. Unfortunately, we had an extremely unfriendly waiter who had little or no patience or interest in our dining experience. While the early bird special is an economical dinner, you don't want to feel as if the sole purpose is to get us out as quickly as possible. We felt rushed. The food was palatable, but not remarkable. Two ordered the Beef Wellington. The menu description stated that it was filet mignon. However, It was small pieces of beef in a sauce and not a piece of filet mignon. The crab stuffed flounder was tough. We did not complain because it was clear our waiter didn't care."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "A warming surprise and gem not to miss in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Very good food in a dainty restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There is absolutely nothing negative to say about Alexanders. The service was prompt and pleasant and the food was fantastic. For the main I had a spicy shell fish and sausage meal which was really tasty, but when I saw Mrs. D's stuffed flounder I was quite jealous. It was a good sized fish stuffed with crab. I shall be going back for that one. The house wine at $4 a glass was not bad."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Alexander's has always been a great ,casual restaurant and they have not disappointed yet!! Always recommend them to anyone that asks."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Went here after a very difficult funeral. They did a great job with our large party. Food was excellent with some really wonderful specials and great wine."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "There were six in our party-we were seated the bar area. It was quiet, we could enjoy our conversations without yelling at one another. Waitress was attentive but did not hover. Thoroughly enjoyed the early menu and dining. Beef Wellington with filet was misunderstood. Members of our party thought they were getting a whole filet, not shredded. It was tasty they reported. We enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 2/26/2014