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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
  • "This was our third trip to this restaurant. On our two prior visits we were well pleased. Same for this visit, with two exceptions. We ordered the cheese sampler appetizer. It was fairly pedestrian, nothing exotic, and the server had little knowledge of the cheeses or the cheese pairings offered. We enjoyed it, but the experience left us wanting. Secondly, our server confused the special offerings, pairing the fish selections and preparations incorrectly. Accordingly, my wife received the fish she wanted with the preparation she didn't. The server promptly corrected this, but her second preparation was overcooked. I had the Berkshire Pork. It was excellent. We enjoyed our wine. The atmosphere was great. Desert was on them. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was pricey but outstanding. Top of the line in Hilton Head, great for special occasions. Best wine selection ever seen for a resort restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Awesome dinner, very fast! Wait staff was attentive and extremely friendly.Management made rounds while we were eating-seemed very genuine. Dined with two children, so the efficiency was much appreciated."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were seated by reservation within the "wine shop" section and welcomed by a personable and experienced waitress. She knew her menu well and was able to describe the evening's "specials" without consulting her notes, kept our beverage glasses full, and delivered each course in a timely manner. The food was served hot, hot, hot. Perfect, but not overdone. We each had a fish entre', cooked to a firm texture, and with artistic presentation. The servings were more than adequate, so much so that we refused dessert. Redfish is definitely an Island treasure."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The wine selection was outstanding and really helped to complete the dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Have been coming here for years but now that we live here it is our go to restaurant. Really good food and great service. Best salmon and black bean soup is the best."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have been to Red Fish many times. The food has remained very good. Very pleasant place. There is a great selection of very reasonably priced wines. zin addition, you can choose a wine from their wine store, pay the retail price and a $10 corkage fee and have with diner. There selection of wines in the stow is extensive."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were recommended to eat here by some people at a medical meeting we were attending. It was super loud and we could hardly carry on a conversation even though our table was on the edge of the room. The food was disappointing- nothing special and although they made up a combination type plate for me ( a salad with a lobster shrimp patty) they charged me the full price for both of the items when it was only a very small portion of the entree. The truffle fries were not very hot and they were soggy. The wine was good ( we had had that label many times) but overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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
  • "We have been eating at Red Fish for quite a few years. Prior to this summer, we have felt a slight dip in service and and ambience, but the food quality remained good. This year our experience was reversed. Our server, Paul, was outstanding...personable and knowledgeable. My food was about average, but my husband's shrimp and grits were not good at all. Since we have considered Red Fish one of our favorites, and recommended it to many others, my husband decided to describe the problems with the shrimp and grits. I think the server was taken aback, but very hospitable, and eventually gave us complimentary desserts, though that was not our aim, I assure you. Desserts were fantastic. Hubby said coconut pie was the best ever!"
    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