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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
  • "Gotta love the wine selection that you make prior to sitting down. Retail prices make it all worth while. Great food too."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We can always count on Red Fish for excellent food and service"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was really good...service was a bit slow...seems like it always is a little slow in a vacation town..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Red Fish had a very good balance between the wine and food offerings."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic! Incredible wine list and fun to browse wines around restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "great value, great portion size, good service and enjoyed it very much would recommend it and hope to return"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Based on other reviews, I was just expecting more. My fish was very dry and overcooked. I think that they literally burned/evaporated off whatever sauce was supposed to be on it. It was pretty boring too especially for a nightly special. In general, everything from top to bottom struck me as being closer to high end bar food than the fine dining experience others have noted. Our server was very nice and attentive though. The place is loud. For the money I would choose differently the next time I'm in HH."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding as always. The Scallops with Lobster Mac and Cheese and Asparagus is always my go-to dish. My husband had the Mahi-Mahi which was also very good. And save room for the Twix bar dessert!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A friend suggested Red Fish and it was outstanding in every way. The service, food quality, portions, presentation were all excellent and we thought the pricing was more than reasonable. I will be a repeat customer."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wife's shrimp & grits were very good and my goat cheese salad was very nice. Service was good. Noise level was ridiculous we cold hardly hear ourselves think much less chat and the room was about 50% full. I went with the local off the menu special which was a snapper. Bland and not even hot."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had our beach date night centered around dinner at Red Fish. The wine list was extensive, and the various dining areas are distinct and offer a wide variety of venues. The service was excellent, and multiple support staff helped our server to make it a great night. The blue crab dip was very good, and the bread it came with was excellent. The bread in the basket was thick and warm, and the pesto sauce it came with was amazing. My wife loved her fried green tomato buff mozz caprese and the Mahi Mahi with blueberry bbq sauce and bamboo rice. I opted for the shrimp and lobster burger which was large and ridiculously good. I would recommend the Red Fish for everyone except young children. A great surprise in a resort town."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Brilliant food and a wine list to match. Service was equally well done."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. We have been here twice and the fresh fish is always delicious! We also love the daily specials and the kids meals are affordable and there is a great variety to choose from. The restuarant is very able and accomodating to prepare anything gluten free if possible and they have a gluten free menu too."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The best cocktail I had in the two weeks at HHI was a black raspberry cosmo at Red Fish. Give that a try. I always get the same thing at this restaurant each year, the crab cakes. I find they are always moist and delicious. This visit for dessert I tried the sea salt caramel cream puffs. Although good, (the best thing was the gelato on the side) I would recommend the chocolate twix dessert instead."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service, dinner,wine and dessert were all exceptional! We can't wait to have dinner there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "Great wine selection. Excellent meals! Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was different and delicious! Can't believe we haven't found this gem before!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had the sea bass ! It was wonderful! Great service as well."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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