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Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head
Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head

Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (843) 342-9066
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11am-3pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 3pm-10pm. Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm; Happy Hour: Every Day: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Eric Seaglund
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Chart House Hilton Head can accommodate any catering needs for party's up to 100 guests.
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on our outdoor patio on Wednesday's from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Please call for up to date seasonal details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gumtree Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head
Located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, Chart House overlooks picturesque Skull Creek. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s not hard to see why this restaurant is a local favorite. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 28 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Pan Seared Scallops, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our Slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, Lowcountry options, an extensive wine list & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated by a door leading to the outside - constant through fare. Waiter was trying to serve way too many tables with no bus boy. Food was good but for the lack of service - we finally stacked our own dishes to make room on the table - was not worth the price tag at all."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Hilton Head! The scallops were outstanding. Everyone in our party ordered something different and all were impressed. Service is second to none."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The Chart House did a stellar job of seating us, timely attending to and serving us, and our meals were unusually good. I "almost" listened to some of the negative reviews and if I had, we would have missed the finest evening of our ten night vacation."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was superb, and atmosphere was relaxing. Our server was the very best, and managers came over to check on us, as well. We felt like VIPs! We asked for and received water view seating, the best table in the house! The soup trio was yummy, especially with the delicious complimentary bread. We had coconut shrimp and shrimp and grits, both excellent! We will be back on our next HHI visit!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When I pay 25-30 per entree (that doesn't include a salad) I expect one of the best restaurant meals available. Chart House comes pretty close to meeting my expectations. It took the waiting staff 3 reminders to have lemon brought to the table, but overall the service and, especially, the ambiance, was excellent. I have had better fish entrees (K-Pauls in New Orleans comes to mind) but I give it 4 of 5 stars for food overall. I also had the chopped house salad and Key Lime pie which were excellent. As an added bonus, there was a wonderful guitarist on the back patio playing appropriate dinner music. All in all a nice experience...if a bit pricey."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Chart House, formerly Charlie's Crab, on Hilton Head transitioned perfectly upon it's purchase by the Landry's chain, however, several years later, their menu and subsequently their food is boring and lackluster. Gone are the days of exciting specials that would make your mouth water. Now, all of their "specials" are listed on the "summer menu"; the same food available night after night, without any chef's creativity. Fresh fish prepared grilled, blackened, or in herb butter...big deal. I opted for the Peach Glazed Mahi (or something like that) which was okay, not at all worth the $26 for the entree. As always, the She-Crab Soup and Martha's Vineyard Salad scored big time with me. The experience wasn't worth $150 for soup & salad."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "On time with reservations, good there. Food was good. Service was very bad. Food took forever and was wrong or missing something on every course. Excuses after excuse. Sitting at the table I read the online reviews and wish I would have done so beforehand! Tons of complaints about poor service and they were correct. This many complaints and problems is a clear management problem. Poor training and low expectations. Hugos, Marleys, Oyster Factory, Santa Fe, Salty Dog.....all much better choices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I had the local fish that was over cooked. Person I was with enjoy their food very well. We have eaten many times and the food is usually very good. It was the busiest I have seen this resturuant so that could have contributed to our experience. The service is usaually exceptional."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Wednesday evening special dinner was the plan. Wonderful setting and spacious but shares parking with Hudson Seafood so parking at least 200 yards away. Bread amazing but server was pathetic. After waiting post appetizers for entrée more than 15 minutes he stopped back and inquired if we wanted desert before he brought us our check!!! After reminding him we were still waiting for our entrées...when they arrived (award winning seafood boil) we were faced with 3 shrimp...6 mussels and a piece of overcooked red fish). This restaurant could do so much better."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Was a nice treat. Great food and excellent view. Sunset was exquisite."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Overall an excellent experience food was great especially their bread and tuna appetizer! Bartender was friendly and really knowledgable for after dinner drinks. Great view of sunset and docks!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Husband took me there for my 50th birthday. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I called to confirm and request a special table and requested a special desert for the anniversary couple. Our server was new and not knowledgeable of the menu or procedures for ordering. The appetizer was served promptly with drinks. However we then waited for almost an hour before our dinner was served. Our server apologized again and again for the poor service and said there was a new temporary chef as the normal chef was on vacation. The manager apologized too and said he could not even offer any compensation for the poor service. He also indicated there was a party of 52 people that was taking up the restaurant's resources. Of course, there was no recognition of the anniversary celebration or any special desert as requested."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our 2nd visit. Rained both times. Seating inside was great but hope to sit outside and enjoy the view next visit. Food and service are reasons to return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The view from the Chart House is fantastic!!! Had a wonderful time there and will go back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We always visit the Chart House when we're in Hilton Head and have always had great food and service. This time we waited an hour for our food to arrive. The restaurant wasn't even full! Even had to ask the manager what was going on. Don't know if we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We eat at this chart house several times a year being locals. I have eaten other chart houses and this one is not great. First the manager is extremely unfriendly and curt. We were celebrating the wedding of a young couple in our group and asked for an ocean view table that we reserved 4 days earlier not only did we not receive that table there is also no mention of any sort omade to the couple that we are celebrating with. The waiter was gruff and possessed 0 charm or finesse. The food was fair to good but failed to keep our drinks filled or even bring bread to our table. Very disappointing , will not be returning to this HHI Chart House"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our third visit to the Chart House (one for lunch and two dinners). The food was very good all three times. The outdoor table scenery is spectacular....with the view of the Skull Creek, the marina and a nearby large tree with two lg. blue herons perched in it, providing the backdrop. The food and drink were almost an afterthought. However, while the steak was good, if you want it medium (like nearly every restaurant), order it medium rare. The wine servings by the glass are also a bit skinny (6-7 oz.), and carefully measured out. No generous servings here. However, overall, knowing the above, we would come back for a try at the remaining ample menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been coming to Hilton Head for over 20 years. Ironically, there are only a handfull of good restaurants with nice water views. The Chart House restaurant has beautiful views of Skull Creek, several boating docks and wild life. The food is very good and the service is also good. Plus, it is a nice treat to walk around the boat docks after a big meal. I will definitely be back on our next visit to Hilton Head."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I dine here every time I get to Hilton Head. My friend and I loved it so much this visit, we went three times. Kudos to the GM Bill Young for being so welcoming, and to chef Eric for his creativity and consistency. The food is elegant, fresh and beautifully presented. Try the fried catfish at lunch. The oysters were the best we could find on the island. The service staff was friendly and mostly efficient, and accommodated our dog with fresh water as we enjoyed the amazing views from the patio. I will dine here for as long as I get to vacation in Hilton Head, as we are always treated kindly and fed like royalty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Made reservation a month in advance to be on the patio for fireworks on July 4. Sat us at a table with a very, very large tree that totally blocked our view of fireworks. Literally did not see one firework. Seafood dish was good, filet poor. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was great, but they were understaffed. 15 minutes before we got water and a waiter. Server forgot drinks. Soufflé was made with waaaaay too much sugar it a was super sweet and grainy. That aside our appetizers and entrees were great. We have been here many time before and did not have any issues. I would stay to avoid the chart house during the high season!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The water view from the deck is delightful. But, when it's too hot to handle, bartender, Barb will take great care of you at the bar. Happy hour has discount drinks and apps. There is a three course early dining menu with delicious Chicken Romano and more. AND their dinner menu has all sorts of excellent fish dishes, local and not."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is very good however thre service is beyond slow."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Hilton Head the week of July 4th. It was incredibly busy on the island with families everywhere (which we knew would happen going into the trip). I made the reservation a few weeks in advance, knowing we would have to wait most other nights for dinner. We were hoping to have one night be more "adult-friendly." The Chart House was wonderful! It was the perfect date night - beautiful scenery, quiet, romantic, and great food! The experience was exactly what we had hoped it would be. We had the pick of our seating preference - inside or outside, and the view was spectacular over the marsh as the sun set. Our waitress was fantastic and recommended both our drinks and our meals. It was a great night!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We go here every year during vacation. All our entrees were very good. Our apps weren't that terrific though. The waiter, Alex, was awesome and very attentive. The dining area and view are marvelous. Note to Chart House; crab cakes could stand some improvement on quality of meat!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I'm not sure what has happened at The Chart House. There is lots of help standing around looking at customers but no one seems to want to wait on them. When a wait person finally does show up the service is OK but it takes way too long for them to show up the first time. This has happened the last 2 times we have been there. We used to be regulars at this restaurant. We will be in no hurry to go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was great. We were celebrating my daughters 16 birthday. Wanted to make it a special night. Called ahead & noted in reservation that our daughter is allergic to all nuts and to make sure the dessert they surprised her with was something she could eat. Even have a preprinted card we gave the waiter noting allergies. At end, they came to wish her happy birthday with a nut filled dessert. Thankful they didn't kill her on her 16th birthday. We told the waiter but didn't seem to care or realize what could have happened if she ate this. Wait staff seemed to be disorganized. Asked for drink refills many times and would refill some and not others. Had party of 11. Food came out they took 5 minutes to figure out who ordered what."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • " We have enjoyed the Chart House multiple times and once again they did not disappoint us. Don't go for fast food. The service might be considered slow by some, but simply enjoy the ambiance and the view. We arrived and were promptly seated by a window. The entrance is nice with the pond, the bar was vibrant and the view over the water is why we live on the island. We found one of our favorite wines at a reasonable price. The oysters were good. The waiter had a good suggestion and we split the crab legs. The chop salad was tasty with a broad selection of greens with a nice dressing. Afterwards we enjoyed the mud-pie desert which we highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great patio. Decent food. Wait staff and hostess a bit rude. Not th ebest restaurant on Hilton Head, but with not much great to compare to, Chart House is still one of the better ones."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great spot great food. Can't miss. Service is excellent. A classy spot compared to 2 surrounding resteraunts which are good in their own right."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The view is great, the live music is very good, the food is good too. The only negative is that the serving was very slow. Don't know if it was the waiter or the kitchen. Maybe just the busy season."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. Food and service are both outstanding. Best prepared seafood on the island. We have eaten here several times and have enjoyed a wonderful meal each time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was good...service inexperienced and very slow...but he was very nice and said it was only his 2nd day..."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Went there for a birthday dinner. One fish entrée was very overcooked and the grouper tasted very fishy. Have been there before and had a much better experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is the third time we have been to this restaurant hoping it would improve. Each time both the service and the food gets worse WE made the mistake of going for my birthday celebration. Do not waste your money Incredible slow service, waitress was inexperienced and slow, and the food was horrible Too many other great choices in Hilton Head"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "First time at a very upscale dinning establishment. Staff was great. Our waitress could tell I was out of my element but she went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and not so much like a country bumpkin. Food was mediocre not worth the price but the atmosphere was very nice. Good for a one time experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We loved the ambiance and the food, but the service was horrible. We sat with our bread plates, appetizer plates and dinner plates until 30 mins after we had finished our dinner. We had to consistently ask for drink refills and many other things. We are not picky or needy, and have never complained at a restaurant, but this was just ridiculous. When we finally saw a manager to clear our table and get our check, we tried to explain before he quickly walked away without apologizing, and then only grabbed one plate. We did not receive an apology or even a dessert as compensation. We will not be coming back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation after realizing we had planned to go to the wrong restaurant. Sat outside and had a great dinner. Service was good. Second time we have been here and we will return. Excellent choice for a quiet adult evening out."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Waterfront restaurant with scenic view facing West for the sunsets. This location once was a Charley's Crab and is now a Chart House. The waiter service was either badly understaffed or poorly utilized, not once did my waiter refill our water glasses much less ask if we wanted another glass of wine or tea. When I dropped my fork accidentally I saw a large dead roach near our table that I asked the waiter to remove when he returned to take our order. My wife finally informed the manager of the unsatisfactory service after being utterly ignored after our entrees arrived. Very sad, this was once a very desirable place, it used to be one of the best on Hilton Head Island but nowadays it just not worth ones time nor money. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 6/19/2014