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Red Fish Restaurant
Red Fish Restaurant

Red Fish Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redfishofhiltonhead.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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Great wine selection. Excellent meals! Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great seafood. Service was fantastic. Will definetely come back. We loved it"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "As nonresidents of Hilton head Island, but frequent visitors, we have dined at redfish well over 30 times every year we have visited the island. One is never disappointed in the food, service, or ambience sitting in the wine bar. It's a must visit restaurant if you are vacationing on Hilton head Island."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have been dining at Red Fish for over a decade whenever we are on HHI. It continues to be the best seafood restaurant on the island. Recently, they have expanded their menu to include other entrees (e.g. chicken, pork) which are also excellent. The entree portions are generous and well presented. The wine list is not as upscale as it once was but is now more affordable with some superior choices, including a good selection of wines by the glass. It is also one of the best places for outside dining for lunch. The lunch menu has just as good selections and is quite affordable. The only drawback regarding Red Fish is that the main dining room (i.e. on the right side of the restaurant) can become a bit loud."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Red Fish was on our list of must visit locations this trip. The wine list was impressive. The food great! And the service was outstanding. The lobster Mac & Cheese is a must have item. This location I would reccommd to anyone."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Redfish has been a vacation find for the past few years. I always enjoy the moist crab cakes. The main dining room can be quite noisy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Seems like the reviews for this place are mostly great with some disappointing experiences. Ours was closer to the latter. Had a bottle of wine and shared the calamari appetizer which was ok. My wife had the scallops w/lobster mac&cheese and it was ok. I tried the halibut special. It came way over salted and overcooked. I returned it and the second portion was better. The service was decent and I liked the feel of the restaurant, but the food was disappointing at this price level."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We dined at Redfish the last night of our week long trip in Hilton Head. It was our favorite meal of the week and we would probably be classified as 'foodies". It was a great atmosphere - casual but nice - and the food was interesting and delicious! The 4 of us ate fish. Two from our group had salmon and they are both very partial to ordering salmon - one said it was the best he had ever eaten. I had the BBQ Mahi Mahi which was different and I loved it! The Twix dessert was also very good. If you are a wine drinker, this restaurant is a "must" for you. Great way to end our wonderful week in beautiful Hilton Head!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The reviews were wonderful! However, the restaurant was very noisy, the food was good (not great) and the service was fair. I had the kobe burger and it was good, but the fries were so rich with no seasoning (tasted like oil that had cooked many other foods). My husband had the evening's special - a burger with pimento cheese. It was good, but again the fries were soggy. The waitress was disappointed that we didn't drink and we had to request refills on our sodas as she did not come back to the table to check on us."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Redfish is always a good call and this trip did not disappoint. Food is always stellar, the service good and the atmosphere is also nice."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I didn't know what to expect at Red Fish, I looked at the menu prior but didn't have a good grasp on what I was going to order. I went with crab cakes, which I love making myself and to be honest mine are pretty good...but NO WHERE close to how awesome Red Fish's are. All the side were delicious, had shrimp spring rolls that were a mouth party. Service was outstanding, pesto with bread is a must try!!!! EAT HERE AND U WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our family vacations on Hilton Head every summer and one of our favorite restaurants is Red Fish .... till this dinner. The Service was great as always but the FOOD was NOT. To start with, our favorite dish, the Lobster Mac n Cheese - it is usually to die for - tasty, lightly cheesy with tender lobster chunks. However, this evening, the pasta and lobster were DROWNED in cheese sauce, eliminating the marriage of flavors we have come to enjoy. My Shrimp & Grits was similarly drowned in cheese sauce, completely obscuring the other flavors despite the very fresh shrimp. My husband and 2 daughters also were disappointed with their meals. We will be back in Hilton Head in August but we are not sure we'll return to Red Fish."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We visit Red Fish at least once every time we visit HHI. It is our favorite. We have been there for lunch and dinner and are never disappointed. The food is excellent and the service wonderful. This time our server was TREY. He was very attentive and offered great suggestions from the menu."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Red Fish is one of our favorites when we come to Hilton Head. We began with the tuna app and it was great. Two of us got the salmon special and two of us got scallops. Great salads with goat cheese as well! Our server was great, Betsy is an awesome bartender too- if you can stop for a glass of wine."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Restaurant has a beautiful dining room with a wine bar section and huge selection we stumbled into the 5-5:45 early bird menu and couldn't resist saving some vacation money. Awesome. My fish topped with crab was outstanding Also came with a great fresh salad and a nice glass of burgundy. Everything tasted so fresh and was done to perfection!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had the sea bass ! It was wonderful! Great service as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Redfish is probably the best restaurant on Hilton Head. Great and interesting entrees, and great wine selection, especially by selecting from the retail shop on site. If you really like food and wine this is a must dining site"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The restaurant is classy and great food. A good variety of selections and great seafood."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Returned this year after outstanding experience 2013. Good was good but not outstanding as last year. Wine shop remains great concept and helps with expense"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and fresh tasting. The waitress was on target and told us about specials."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went to Red Fish during the annual trip to Hilton Head like we always do. This year it was a mixed bag. My husband had the pork chop and it was amazing! My daughters had the lobster mac n cheese and loved it. I had the crab cake and I was so disappointed. It was almost completely breading. I could barely taste any crab at all. I also had the bacon grits which appeared on the menu to be a specialty but they were terrible. Seemed as if they had been made days before, they were stiff, barely warm and didn't have much bacon flavor. The wine list is really good though and the staff and atmosphere are always great. Not sure if we will go again next year."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants on Hitlon Head Island, a mecca for good eating. We go there everytime we visit. The fooe and service are always first class.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We make it a point to visit Red Fish on every trip to Hilton Head Island. We are never let down."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Red Fish seems like a typical, touristy restaurant in a vacation town. The dining room is too large to feel really comfortable, the food was fine, but not memorable, and it was basically not a place I would visit again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I love Red Fish.We went for early dining and the service was outstanding,the food was delicious .My salmon melted in my mouth .My friend had the steak which was also perfectly cooked.The food came to the table piping hot.The server was attentive without being bothersome.I have already told many friends how wonderful it was"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "my wife and I dined at Red Fish for the first time this past Monday night. Excellent Food, Excellent Service! Loved that we could step 4 feet from our table and grab a great bottle of wine to have with dinner. Will def be back to eat here again! 5 stars!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Have been many times and am never disappointed. Arielle, our server was great. Cobia and Snapper specials were a bit pricey, but did not disappoint! A great Father's Day dinner!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Understaffed for peak periods. Ultra loud. Can't conduct a conversation or even think. Could not wait for meal to end which is in fortunate because the food range and quality is good and the wine lost is extensive and fairly priced,"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Another great meal at Red Fish! We always make time to eat here when in Hilton Head. I enjoy discussing wine and getting a bottle from the shelves and opening at the table. The specials were delicious as always. Will be back next time we're in HHI! The only thing missing was they didn't see the reservation note that it was my wife's birthday!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A pleasant and relaxing dining experience - interesting menu and specials, good food, well prepared, attentive -but not intrusive - service, friendly staff. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always consistent good food with daily catches some of which are by the owner. Atmosphere is asian and tastefully done. Crab cakes as an entree delicious and special of halibut this evening quite delicious. Great wine list"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Second time at Redfish and although the food and service were not terrible, we won't go back. There is just nothing about this restaurant that is memorable except maybe for their prices. The outside eating area is right next to the parking lot facing a main road so not very appealing. Inside is just not special either with some bare wooden tables and some with linens. On tables with linens they put white paper over the linens i guess so they don't have to wash them as often? The place was relatively empty, service was quick, so quick in fact we were in and out in 45 minutes. A bottle of wine we picked we were told had a $10 corking fee? Food was good but nothing special. Price really does not match the ambiance or food or service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We chose to eat early evening here and there early dining deal was fantastic. The food and service was excellent. I would certainly recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food great service overall a relaxing experince "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I was referred to Red Fish by a friend. We were not disappointed. Great food, great service, we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We wanted to get seafood for diner, we went her and oddly the menu was a bit of everything and not that of a pure seafood place. We sat outside, it was nice and the service was great. Wine was fantastic and they had a large selection. Food was also great as well,"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we booked an inside table. The diners outside looked like they were having more fun and certainly were more relaxed but we sat a a nice table in the air conditioning. The waitress was very nice and helpful and we went with two of the specials for the night. One grouper and one a local fish (cobia). Both were good although the cobia was probably more fishy than we would have preferred, but the sauces were very good and the accompanying vegetables excellent. We enjoyed a Sancerre with the meal. One thing to note is that the extensive wine selection sold retail by Redfish is not available in the menu for dinner. You can buy from the store but then you have to pay corkage. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food here was unique, and very good. I would return just for the blue crab dip and a glass of wine (and I would sit at the bar!). Unfortunately, the service was slow and disjointed to the point that it made the dining experience unpleasant. We actually had to get up and seek out our servers twice. Were things running smoothly on that front, it would have been great... The lobster mac & cheese and truffle fries are worth trying out. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "fantastic seafood- recommend eating outside on the deck- enjoy buying the wine from the retail store & then they cork it at the table for you(410 cork fee)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014