Red Fish Restaurant
Red Fish Restaurant

Red Fish Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redfishofhiltonhead.com/
  • Phone: 8436863388
  • 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: Caribbean, Seafood
  • 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 8436863388
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Red Fish Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (155)fit for foodies (118)special occasion (103)great for outdoor dining (73)good for groups (64)romantic (62)neighborhood gem (57)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (22)great for lunch (20)great for brunch (13)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Wine galore!
    BirthdayCelebration
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food at Red Fish was excellent and the presentation was great as well. The most impressive feature was the wine room/ collection. We selected a bottle from their wine shop and paid a corkage fee, a very nice and unexpected treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special night great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Made reservations on line the day before and called to verify and asked about having flowers at the table. I restaurant made it all happen and the arrangement was over the top. The service was excellent the entire evening was perfect. This was truly a 5 star experience and this is now my first choice restaurant in Beaufort county.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2014 visit
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Another excellent visit to Red Fish. Great service. Excellent wine. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Wifeapproved
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was the perfect dining experience for my wife and I to enjoy an evening out. The atmosphere was simply divine and the food was exquisite. Heads up when ordering the ribs, they will give you enough for the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    jhorgan13VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Got both of the seafood specials and they were outstanding. Local catches and prepared perfect. Love the outdoor deck for dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We have dined here before. The food was excellent. We particularly enjoy selecting our wine from the retail store to accompany our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Ladydi
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Atmosphere is great. If you love wine this is the place! Halibut special was fantastic and menu choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Arielle was our waitress and she did an outstanding job. Very informative, good personality, very upbeat. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hilton Head regular loves Redfish
    chicagodiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Too rainy for dining on their lovely deck didn't spoil our dinner. We enjoyed the extensive wine offerings and the chance to sample several wines before selecting. Excellent calamari to start. I couldn't resist my 'usual' shrimp n grits, which was yummy. The special sea trout and the scallops rounded out our entrees. Great service and pacing. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Redfish never disappoints
    JeanHHI
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Each time we return to Redfish, I wonder why we have waited so long. We chose it this time for a special occasion, a friend's birthday, which happened to fall on a Wednesday, live music night, and we are big fans of John Brackett and his trio. As it turned out, we dined outdoors. The weather was gorgeous, the tables large and set far enough apart that we were not disturbed by other diners. The food was outstanding--one order of scallops with lobster mac and cheese and two orders of the shrimp and lobster burger, and a dessert I dream about, the Twix bar sundae. Thanks, Redfish, for a lovely evening. We'll be back on another Wednesday to enjoy the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really terrific
    Binyoda
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were vacationing I Hilton Head and had read about this place on Trip Advisor . It was really good. We all had fish or seafood. I had the scallops with lobster mac and cheese. OMG too fab for words. My husband and son each had the flounder special with a wonderful vegetable of Brussels sprouts with bacon and cranberries. They loved the combo. The service was excellent. The ambience was lovely. Next time we'll sit in the bar for the jazz. If we lived in this area it would be our go to dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stonehouse
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We hit the early bird special and it was fantastic. The food was great - as was the service - it even came with a glass of wine. The salmon was done to a turn. A definite "must go back" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Endo76Dines
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    While the ambience was pleasant, the food was lackluster...tasteless and bland. My wife had the "special" flounder which was more generic than special. I had mahi mahi with a peculiar blueberry BBQ application, rice and spinach. We passed on dessert but waited a significant time for the bill. We had been to Red Fish on several previous occasions with mixed experiences...I wanted to try it one more time but....! We'll not return! Actually, the only saving grace was the Cuban black bean soup...nicely done and consistently good but not enough to salvage an otherwise lackluster meal
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greatly improved
    jhorgan13VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    New chef rocks! Best food we have had at the restaurant in years. If you haven't been there recently it is worth the trip back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fresh fish is amazing!
    goldens
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed the swordfish and flounder ! melted in your mouth, sauces were perfect, and seasonal salad to start was yummy would go back in a second
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's always good...
    AJCAR
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We visit HHI twice a year. Always try to make Red Fish a frequent spot. Get the filet, lobster mac, southwest wedge each time. Consistently great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entire experience was great
    golfchick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We sat outside and had a great time. The food was delicious - highly recommend the shrimp and grits. We had the pimiento cheese spread appetizer - how can you go wrong? - salads and main courses. All wonderful. We shared a key lime pie and it was a real one! Yellow, creamy and tangy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RRRR
    RRRRVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Outstanding meal, one my top five favorite places to go when on vacation. This is a must go to restaurant when visiting Hilton Head!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip it- bland food, rushed service
    Foodiemoi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I did not like this meal at all. Bland food and very rushed service. Many better restaurants on the island to try
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good,but over priced
    Patknowsfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    For two people my total bill was $114.00. We ordered two salads and two entrees and one glass of wine and the food was just ok. Won't be back. I'll go to Charlie's
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing return visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    On past trips, we've thoroughly enjoyed dining at Red Fish but not this time! First, the service was extremely slow; several requests were totally ignored, such as extra lemons. When our food arrived, two of our party were shocked; their shrimp and lobster burger didn't match the menu description. It was an even greater disappointment when they ate it. I had the flounder special which was served atop grits, which I love, but couldn't even taste them - bland. My family has crossed this restaurant off our list of "must visit while on HHI" list.
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  • best food on the Island
    John2Nancy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    wow, where do I start. from the lovely Hostess, to the efficient bus staff, to the knowledgeable servers and all the way up to the General Manager, everyone there made our dining experience a memorable evening. they have one of the best wine selections I have seen and the food is just amazing. Latin ribs paired with sweet potato fries, shrimp and grits with kale, coconut shrimp with a wonderful glaze, salmon so moist and delicious and loads of other great seafood options. the salad had a lovely mango vinegarette dressing. moist sweet carrot cake and some of the best keylime pie I have ever had. it was so good that we ended up eating there four times during our seven day vacation. every meal seems like a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We LOVE Redfish!
    AAlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been there several times before and have always really enjoyed the evening. The wine/cocktail list is extensive and the menu and specials nicely varied. We did have a couple of "hiccups" this time with service which seems to happen more often when establishments have "runners" that do the serving rather than the wait staff. Only one salad (which actually was added after the order was put in!) came out, but when we asked about mine it came pretty quickly. Problem was that the dinners came before my salad did so we asked them to wait. Our server was extremely apologetic and rather than just keeping our entrees warm they prepared new ones when we were ready for them. The situation was handled well and we will happily return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & ambiance
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food & ambiance -- This restaurant is a great find. If you like seafood you will enjoy Red Fish Restaurant, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An all-time favorite on HHI.
    tinawina
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Creative, delicious food served by professionals. It's fun to choose your own bottle of wine from the shelves to drink with the dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible and tasteless
    impaulies1girl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Total disappointment! Too much money out into brochures and not enough into the produce, meat, and cooking personnel. Quite unfortunate. Also extremely noisy. Not a good word- will never return.
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  • Seafood lover
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    That place was recommended by someone local. I had crab cakes and they were very good, although the portion was small. I didn't like they paired it with fries, somekind of rice would be a better alternative. My husband had a special of the night which was a grouper with mango salsa and mashed potatoes and that looked good but he said he would like the fish to have more kick to it. It's a mild fish and if the salsa would be more spicee it would be better. It was very noisy inside and The extra sides are expensive, $9 for side salad. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fit for Faux Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    You can live by your reputation for only so long. Good drinks and nice wine selection, but if you want well prepared seafood, go elsewhere. The fish and scallops (2 tell-tale samples of what a good chef should be capable of preparing) were overcooked and uneventful. For those "foodies" who don't know the difference, the meal was edible. Out of four dining experiences within 5 miles, Red Fish was at the bottom of the list. I suggest "checking" on what your "competition" is preparing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must in Hilton Head
    jjtino
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've been coming down to Hilton Head for 10 years and Red Fish has been part of our vacation for as long as I can remember. The food, ambience, wine selection, and service are all top shelf. My wife craves the lobster burger every year but was so intrigued by one of the specials, we are going back tomorrow night so she can get her burger. This place never sits back on its laurels and continually delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration and Birthday Dinner
    susansings2u
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wow--fantastic, delicious dinner to celebrate two family birthdays. Friendly, kind over-the-top service with a smile, delicious food, great pace, and elegant service! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Read the reviews
    SearcherVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I must say that I was not impressed. I had the grouper and my wife had the shrimp and grits. She is a shrimp and grits expert being from Savannah. My fish was over cooked and the sauce was bland. The shrimp and grits was somewhat disappointing. Nothing great, they tried to spice it up with fried okra but it did not help. Overall, I give it a c. There are better places to eat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ohioan at HHI
    OhiodrVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My 35-year old daughter and I had a great experience here. The food was outstanding and my martini was well-prepared (not too much vermouth). We both had seafood and were extremely pleased at the preparation and presentation. Also, the size of portions was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food
    VeggieKoko
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our waitress was very good and it was obvious she was very busy and had to walk a long way between her different tasks. We had the Crab Dip for an appetizer and it was very tasty. My husband has the Fish special which he enjoyed, and I had the Veggie Strudel which was good- a little too salty. We both has drinks which were ok. We took the coconut pie home and had it later and it was very tasty. We were sitting in the back room and I found the ambience quite boring. The bamboo window coverings just added to the colorless room. It needs more color.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmmVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    scallops were undercooked, and the lobster mac and cheese was overcooked and watery, with virtually no lobster in the mac and cheese...did not see what all the fuss was about this dish...disappointing overall
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss this restaurant!
    LisaS
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've been coming to this restaurant for years, and it never disappoints! The food is consistently wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific in every way!
    Mictom
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One if the Island's top 5 restaurants. Don't leave here without experiencing it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our food was good, my Husband order a Chilean Sea Bass with Udon noodles, he's fish was great and the noodles were cold, not sure if that's the way is should have been, but he enjoyed it. I had triggerfish lightly blackened and it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HabortownregularVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our first time there--RedFish was recommended highly by many Harbor Town/HHI regulars and it was superb. We all had different dishes--ribs, chicken, and fish special--and everyone was delighted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining experience with wife
    marty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    everything was superb especially the great food and service. we will come back again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch!
    DrGLT
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great lunch (fabulous burger and coconut creme pie). Manager was very friendly and accommodating. Wait staff was well trained. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.