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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here a few times and the food is always outstanding. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was acceptable and the wait staff pleasant and helpful. It was a bit overpriced."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere very nice, attentive waitress. Food is very good and presentation excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We lucked out and found a parking spot - nice start. Our server was professional and very nice. We had shrimp cocktail which was perfectly nice but were really knocked out by the fresh fish specials. Hubby had the grouper and I had an asian ahi tuna. Fantastic! Would have liked to have had the dessert - but didn't have room. Only warning was the wine special. I had a white wine that was new to me but saw it in a wine store the next day and felt completely ripped off by the price. Oh well - a $10 lesson with a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "Creek view is nice. Good meat and seafood selections. Cheerful and attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Atmosphere was okay and food was okay but not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fabulous food , fabulous wine , truly a neighborhood gem"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had the Grouper special and it was magnificent! Atmosphere was nice without being over the top. Our table overlooked one of the lagoons and we enjoyed watching the wildlife. Can't wait to go back again next summer."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good food, service, and value. I would go back again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014