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Red Fish Restaurant
Red Fish Restaurant

Red Fish Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redfishofhiltonhead.com
  • Email: redfishgenmgr@aol.com
  • Phone: (843) 686-3388
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm
    Early dining menu: Nightly 5:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Sean Walsh
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can cater to any size party, on or off-site. We offer a private room for hire as well as special menus according to your preference.
  • Private Party Contact: Betsy Trish (843) 686-3388
  • Special Events & Promotions: Red Fish has wine tastings from the fall through the spring. Joining our wine club is free and an excellent way to stay abreast of what's going on around Red Fish wine-wise. Email redfishgenmgr@aol.com to join!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palmetto Bay
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Red Fish Restaurant
Red Fish specializes in excellent seafood and steaks with an upbeat Caribbean/Asian flair. A recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence since 2001, Red Fish offers over 1300 wines from around the world for you to choose in our retail shop to enjoy with your meal (with a small corkage fee) or to take home.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Fish dishes were excellent. Bread is to die for. Salads were terrific. Restaurant missed my Lobster and shrimp burger order; when it did arrive it wasn't that great. Dessert special was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend in spite of ordering problem."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is the second time we had visited Red Fish and what a treat it was yet again. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The prices are a higher than I normally spend, but I have never felt let down or over charged yet."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have a home on Hilton Head and have been coming to Red Fish for years. It is consistently excellent, with the Sea Bass being one of the "must try's" on the menu, along with the Lobster Mac and Cheese!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The fish at Red Fish is fresh & was cooked as we ordered. However, our waitress was less than stellar ( she disappeared at one point) and the noise levels were unpleasant. We would likely not return unless we sat outside."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fun place with a huge wine opportunity. Food is always well prepared and nicely presented. One of our Hilton Head favorites."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "eat here at least once every time on the island. never disappointed. the great food is only overshadowed by the great service."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our first time here and it won't be our last! The triggerfish was delicious, the wine choices were good, and the servers were very attentive."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I came especially for the jazz. It was super. We stayed until the restaurant closed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was the 4th visit to the Red Fish and we have good memories of the fine food and wine from these visits. Unfortunately the Server who waited our table was rushed, had no time to observe empty glasses, menu's were slide onto table with no fanfare. seemed to be impatient. There was no inquiry about the food. The Restaurant was not busy so this service did not meet our expectations."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We sat outside for the early bird special. Nice variety of food selections and the reasonable price included a glass of wine. Very good value! Service was friendly and prompt. We would go again for sure."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our early bird dinners! A great bargain! The food was well-prepared and delicious. Our party ordered the coconut shrimp, the steak, tilapia, and the salmon. We were all very pleased with the dinners we ordered. The service was excellent. We will certainly return to Red Fish when we visit Hilton Head again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "No trip to Hilton Head would be complete without a stop at Red Fish. The food is creative and beautifully presented. Service is attentive, and the wine selection from the shop next door which you can bring into the restaurant is the best on the island!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was SO impressed with this restaurant! The food was phenomenal, honestly the best meal I had on the island. I'm so very happy someone recommended this place because everything we ordered was made to perfection. Next time I come, for sure I'll be there!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have never been disappointed when dining at Red Fish during our trips to Hilton Head"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food(fish dish) so much we are returning again tonight. Fantastic fish preparation. Salads wonderful and different"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Very good. The service was good and the waiter had great suggestions."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It is always a treat to go to Red Fish. The food and service is always impeccable and the wine list ... have fun trying something to try. Have yourself a great experience and go!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The fish was overlooked and very lacking in flavour. It was also only moderately warm . My wife and I decided to just eat what we wanted , left half our meals unfinished, gave a good tip to our waitress who worked really hard and then we left. Food service was awful, in large part because they brought our entrees while we were still finishing our salads. I asked were we being hustled to get out of the restaurant and with a shrug the server left our food on the table. No wonder it was cold! Not going back and our sense is that Redfish is losing its previous reputation."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was wonderful. We went for the earlybird dinner. The food was wonderful, the service impeccable, the ambiance special and the price unbelievable. We are on the island for a month and will definitely return. What a find!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We get to Hilton Head every year or two, and Red Fish is the first restaurant that we always go to. Every time the experience has been fantastic, and this last visit was no exception. The ribs and the salmon were fantastic, and the pecan-blueberry tarte and key lime pie were delicious. The wine selection was great, with an impressive wine list and many more to choose from on the walls. The service was perfect. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Redfish is now off our list. Service was horrible from the moment we walked in. Noise level was deafening, food was served luke warm. Not sure what has happened to this formerly fine restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our second visit to Red Fish reinforced our positive first impression. My scallops were perfectly seared and deliciously juicy inside accompanied by perfectly cooked asparagus and a lovely sauce. I had a wonderful Albarino wine to accompany them. My teen son and one of his friends both enjoyed the Kobe beef burgers - saying they were probably the best, most flavorful burgers they had tasted. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. All together a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My wife loved the sea bass and the chocolate lava cake is a must"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Notable are the extensive wines available and a delicious selection of dinners in the $15 range, with great, friendly service. Beautiful ambience surrounds. And you can actually hear what your dining companions are saying!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Another enjoyable evening at Red Fish. When you dine here, expect time between courses. We were there on a Saturday evening in February with three people. It took over an hour to complete dinner and desert. They were not busy, it is just an enjoyable relaxing time with friends. Food always great. Expect several off menu specials including a desert or two."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was tasteless. Presentation was not attractive."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent food. We did the early bird and it was very good!! Would come back and try lunch or dinner next time. Wait staff and all were very helpful."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food and ambiance at Red Fish, however, on this occasion there was a mix up with our order and one of our party had to wait for his entree when the wrong meal was brought out initially. Also, there was also a problem with our bill, that we did not pick up until the following day, so check your bill before you leave!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Food is always good and the staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Salmon is the best along with the burgers. At lunch, the sandwiches are the best and can't forget about the black bean soup, delicious."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "While visiting Hilton Head Island we treated ourselves to a wonderful dining experience at Red Fish. The food, ambience and overall dining experience was superb!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had some ideas in mind for what we wanted to order based on the menu on the website. The server came to our table and promptly informed us of the specials which included tuna that had just been caught about five miles away the previous afternoon. We both decided that we needed to have the sesame crusted tuna. It was as fresh as it could possibly be and cooked to perfection! We will definitely be back when we come back to the Hilton Head area and will recommend this place to our friends. The wine list includes a varied selection of wines at reasonable prices. There is also a wine shop attached to the restaurant where one may purchase wine for dinner. There is a $10 corkage for this wine."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Red Fish is one of our top choices during our annual golf vacation in Hilton Head. The wine, food and service are always great. We enjoy browsing the wine shop and usually select a few bottles to take home. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and the flounder wasa good choice if you don't like "fishy" seafood. We love to enjoy a dessert wine or whiskey after dinner by the outdoor fireplace. I can't wait to come back next year!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food and service excellent! Waiter was very informed!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We invited our friends to join us for dinner at Red Fish. We had been there once before a year earlier for our anniversary. Our friends had never been there and we really wanted to go back. The wine was delightful; the specials were excellent (we all ordered them) and we had a lovely time. I wish their desert menu offered more. We will go again and I think our friends will too (they had never been before) Red Fish never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The meal was outstanding as was the service... It was obvious that the waitress enjoyed her job, was attentive and fun..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Although we consider Red Fish a good restaurant, I'm always a little surprised at how expensive it is."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chicken salad was DRENCHED in mayo - sent it back. Had been before for lunch and it was good, but don't think we'll go again"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All of the areas rated above really do not do justice to the dining experience of Red Fish. The server was friendly and attentive. She did not smother us as she had other guest, but was available when we needed something. overall execellent dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Repeat diner at Red Fish. Just an outstanding place to have an excellent dinner!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Red Fish was once one of our favorites in HIlton Head, but as other places have opened up with fresh perspectives and energy, Red Fish hasn't kept up. The food is still good, the wine list is better than many, but the place is tired. Physically it hasn't changed in 15 years. But more importantly, it has no energy, no life, no creativity. Our meal here on a winter Thursday night was fine, but the place was dead, and the service didn't show much more of a pulse. This place could be great again, but someone needs to decide they're going to invest to give it a new lease on life. Pains me to say it, because we have some great memories there, but Red Fish could fade away if they don't step up their game."
    Dined on 2/13/2014