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

Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 8433429066x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chart House Restaurant - Hilton Head reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (133)great for outdoor dining (111)special occasion (91)romantic (68)good for groups (41)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (30)notable wine list (25)great for brunch (18)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Overall a good dining experience.
    Ditty
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our food was good. The clam chouder was delicious- rich & creamy. The service was subpar - our water glasses were not refilled until we asked and our soup bowls were not removed until the main course was served & it took awhile to get our food, dessert, etc. We usually have good service & the food is wonderful so we will return & recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convention
    Vandyman
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Friendly staff. Had drinks at bar before dinner. Sandy was attentive and prompt. The bathroom was not very clean and was not attended to after I asked the manager to check it out. He seemed to not care. Steak was cooked to temperature. Alaskan king crabs were not "steamed to perfection". They were just warm. By the time we were asked how is your dinner it was too late to complain. The manager never came by to ask about our dinner and they were not very budy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodiePatootie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fabulous food, superior service, lovely view and great ambience. Only disappointment was the oysters were not shucked well, there were shards of shell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovsouffles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food outstanding. Dessert soufflé excellent. Service weak our night: long wait for entrees, with wine & bread showing up only just before entrees & dessert soufflés ready before we finished entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy and classic HHI view
    WeKenDineInStyle
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Best view on the island of Skull Creek. For a romantic sunset view and the best food outside of a major city, Chart House has always impressed me and my guests. It refuses to disappoint. Elegance and comfort without being snooty has been my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal.
    c3gram
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Chart House Hilton Head is consistently fine. This was a lunch visit and the restaurant was serene with service inside and out. The creek view provides a nice background to a well- presented lovely meal. Seafood is the specialty and is fresh and tasty. Don't miss the shrimp and fritters and the lava cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really bad
    wtlacy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My friend and I were going to the neighboring joint, Hudson's, but the wait was over 2 hours so we decided to hit the Chart House. We ate at the bar and while the service was fine, the food was really bad. We both had the Snapper Hemingway at the bartender's suggestion and it was gross. The breading was too thick and the fish was very dry. It tasted like it was made somewhere else, frozen, and then fried up. I'll never go back because if there is one thing I hate it is a seafood place on an island or at the beach that screws up seafood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not worth the price
    BRS1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Clam chowder and She Crab soup excellent. Everything else was mediocre.Server was not attentive. Side were not correct on meal and new sides arrived after we finished. Great view but not a great experience otherwise.
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  • Over Rated
    Weeatoutalot
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We recently dined at Chart House. Nice view. The food was ok. I should add the chowder was one of the best I have had. But the service was very poor. A not inexpensive restaurant so I expect a professional waiter or waitress. However, instead we had a young kid who was clueless on waiting and what the restaurant had to offer.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good view, if ........
    TableforSix
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We usually visit The Chart House several times each summer while we're at Hilton Head. The food is always good. Service usually is as well, but not so much this year. Long waits between courses. Had to ask for bread, which in years past was never the case. Biggest complaint - even though we always make reservations beforehand, we never get a table anywhere near the ones with prime views. In fact, this year we were tucked up in a back corner with a very large family gathering whose many kids were completely out of control. Loud and unruly, running around and disruptive to pretty much everyone else in the area. Not so much a fan this year. Doubt that we'll make a return visit . . . .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Evening was perfect, food terrific, service perfection. Great choice for our last night in Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere.
    MaryKLDawg
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We took our 2 kids - 10 and 8 to dinner at Chart House during our vacation and it was amazing. The food was delicious and even though the atmosphere was a bit "fancy" the restaurant was very kid friendly. I recommend for great seafood for a special occasion. The prices were a little on the high end ($8 for a bowl of soup- no option for a smaller, cup size) but it was totally worth it. We will go back next year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue AND food
    PittsburghfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were there at Happy Hour. They had great wines and food selections for happy hour. fish tacos and fried green tomatoes. On the appetizer menu, my fav was Shrimp, Artichoke,bacon and brie dip. Wish they would email the recipe.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wondeerful Server and menu
    Swampfox
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our Server was excellent. We had requested a table by window and they honored. We had not had that at other HH restaraunts. Wide selection, especially if you like fish and shell fish. They even had oysters rockerfellow.The she crab soup was different. We like it creamy. It did had a scoop of crab which was great. Would return on next visit to HH.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A different Chart House
    HWT3VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I you are used to a large Chart House salad bar, this is different. No salad bar, but great food and beautiful sunsets over Skull Creek on Hilton Head Island, SC. Come and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved our dining experience!
    CarolRutgers
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We celebrated ouranniversary at Charthouse. I had a chopped salad which was very fresh and my husband had the trio of soups. He liked the NE clam chowder the best. I enjoyed the blackened salmon with fingering potatoes. He had shrimp over linguine which he LOVED. We splurged and split the peach raspberry cobbler with. Ice cream which was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Terrible food but a beautiful view. The best part about my meal were the cocktails! Martini's were good but the wine by the glass was terrible! Don't waist the money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice!
    Leeman72
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Enjoyed everything here and our waiter Wayne was great....helpful and knowledgeable........all of us chose different dishes and shared..........all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Nona
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a party of 7, including two children. We were greeted warmly, were seated immediately at a table with a nice view. Our waiter was excellent. He arranged for a grilled cheese for the five year old, even though it was not on the kid's menu. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert. The oysters , dip, and springs rolls were all good. Three in our party loved the grouper entree, two of us ordered crab cakes which were okay. Oh, and the she crab soup is the best I have had on the island! Also love that you can make reservations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with family
    ORdinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I had been to the chart house many times as we have been vacationing on HHI for the past 22 years. This year we invited the immediate family down for the week We had a party of 10 ,7 adults and 3 children.It was their last night in Hilton head before returning to NYC and wanted to have a good dining experience in a scenic restaurant. We started being seated outside,our request, but just before the appetizers arrived the heavens opened up and rained for the next 4 hours. Our server Sarah was magnificent getting us reseated in the main dining room . Everyone enjoyed their meals from steak to lobster , appetizers were excellent the best crab cake.Thanks for the dining experience. Wife and I are here for another week see you again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • don't order beef!
    valuedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Although the fish the rest of our party ordered was great, my filet mignon was the worst I've had on ages - hardly worthy of such a high priced restaurant. I think better quality meat should be served at this price point - without gristle!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Scenery and food were very good. Wait staff attentive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spend your hard earned $ elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must in Hilton Head
    Clemman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    LibbyandMike
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bay view
    martig
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, bad service, lots of excuses
    Realdealdiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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  • WallyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such potential
    Bandit29VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice treat
    Pampered
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Was a nice treat. Great food and excellent view. Sunset was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and view
    Kchamp
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Husband took me there for my 50th birthday. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go Here and Be Disappointed
    DennisSVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
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  • LetsEat
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chart House View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The view from the Chart House is fantastic!!! Had a wonderful time there and will go back.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SLOW
    normaldiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
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  • Will go back
    JJFAVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.