Shrimp and grits were outstanding.
Shrimp and grits were outstanding. Disappointed with the roasted beet salad. Beets appeared canned and didn't seem toasted in the least.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
CQ's is a neat little restaurant
CQ's is a neat little restaurant housed in an old house near Harbor Town. The menu is very interesting and the specials are very good. We highly recommend it. It is always one of our stops when we vacation in Hilton Head
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every trip to Hilton Head
We visit CQ's every time we come to Hilton Head. Consistently good dining experience, best on the island.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding as usual.
Food was outstanding as usual. We really enjoyed it and our server was excellent and very enthusiastic.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to be a gem!
We visit CQ's twice a year on way north and south on our boat ..
it is simply a gem and one of our favorites. And it continues to
provide innovative cuisine ... changes with the season .. and
a dedicated hard working staff and management ... If you
havent gone ... please do. If you have .. go again!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This history laden restaurant recorded their long time piano player's music and now play it in the background. The food was wonderful! Service was friendly and understated. We definitely look forward to going again.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining, superb service, interesting atmosphere, and delicious food. We ALWAYS eat at CQs when in Hilton Head. Not inexpensive, but worth it.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem
The food at CQ's was amazing. My husband had the mussels for an appetizer and proclaimed them the best he ever ate. Then we had the steak special and it was OMG scrumptious! The restaurant is in an old building and the table arrangements are not the best, but the food and service is well worth it. Excellent restaurant.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A top place to eat at!
Great food great atmosphere.. One of the best
On the island!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back to CQ
My wife and I recently vacationed at Hilton Head and were pleasantly surprised with CQ's. My wife was a bit hesitant because of mixed reviews from a travel site but we saw good reviews at OpenTable and decided to try it. We both agreed that the dinner we had at CQ's was the best of our trip! The food was excellent both Scottish Salmon and Halibut (the fresh catch). The only small problem was the waiter appeared a little rushed when we first arrived (I suspect he had a couple of parties lingering and had too many tables) but after our glass of wine arrived he was more attentive and was very knowledgeable. Do yourself a favor and go to CQ's!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Everyone enjoyed their meals. The staff was very friendly. They gave us 10% off our bill when I told them we were staying at the Marriott next door.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
CQ's is always Great!
CQ's consistently serves great food and the specials are always excellent. My favorite dish is the Asian Tuna. Don't visit Hilton Head Island without trying this gem.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is super----always a great dining experience.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wonderful service
Laura our waitress went above and beyond to cater to our family, which included two small children.
The atmosphere was quaint and despite the dark wood it's wasn't too dark.
For apps we had the specials cauliflower bisque and the lamb salad, both were exemptionally full of flavor. The lobster pasta was seasoned to perfection. I had the Mai special on a bed of rice, delightful. Dessert was choclate bread pudding, not overally, sweet a perfect ending to the meal.
We would go back, plus or minus the children.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
terrific wait staff!
We got there in a flash flood and were soaking wet when we arrived. The wait staff was so kind to us. We ended up moving to a table in a warmer section of the restaurant. The food was yummy too. Loved the tomato plate!!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meals as usual. They accommodated our group of 12 flawlessly in a private room upstairs. Can't wait to go back.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great upscale restaurant on HHI
We had a wonderful meal with our 3 children here. Fantastic food and wine. Really good kids menu... The normal fare and then some new options!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice dinner during our
Very nice dinner during our visit to Hilton Head. Food and service were both excellent. Location and ambiance both very good. Only issue is parking in Harbor town.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had a bad experience
Never had a bad experience at CQ's. Food cost is above average, but well worth the price. Try it, you'll love this place.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a group of seven adults and everyone loved their meal. I had the seared tuna and it was probably the most delightful tuna I have ever had. Several in the group got the three course $20 "early bird" special of salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cocktails were interesting and my rum drink, Dark and Stormy, was particularly good.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good with a few exceptions
We enjoyed our dining experience at CGs - my son says it was the "best ribeye I ever had!" Exceptions: my salmon was average served in a bowl with veggies - we each received only one piece of bread and their special butters - creme brûlée was average.Expected more flavor in the fish category from a HH Island restaurant. It was pricey but overall good.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming in HHI
I had been recommended to CQ's by a colleague so we made it a point to dine there while on our yearly vacation at HHI. It was very good however I'm not sure $30/entree good...but the service and ambience was very nice. We were initially seated near the kitchen and the staircase which was very noisy and distracting so I asked our waiter if we could please move to another table which he obliged without hesitation. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful week.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience
We dine here every year when we vacation in HH and are always pleased with the experience.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the price of the gate pass!
A third visit with friends confirms the consistency of the solid fare found at CQs. The special cold summer blueberry lemon soup was refreshing and delightful; the Carolina pan fried fish was perfectly cooked and served. Staff was observant, friendly and professional. Warm and cozy atmosphere throughout the restaurant nestled in a wooded Sea Pines spot.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a delight
What a delightful place - I don't think I have one bad thing to say about CQs. The location, the food, the wine list, the service. The place was buzzing on Friday 5/7 - but our booth made us feel like we were in our own little world. Our waitress was great - allowed us to not to rush our food in between courses and recommended my first taste of key lime pie. Yummmmmmmy.
The food was fresh and beautifully cooked. We shared goat's cheese salad and shrimp coacktail to start and then the Mahi Mahi for our main - writing this is making me hungry!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
CQ's came highly recommended by our friends. This was our first time to HHI & when asking around "Where should we go for a nice dinner?" several responded emphatically "CQ's" We experienced a lovely dinner for the 5 of us. The early bird option from 5:30-6:15 was perfect for our tweens that are too old for the children's menu, but can never seem to finish an adult sized meal. I had the seared ahi with edamame mashed and it was FABulous! We truly enjoyed our dinner & walked over to the pier to watch the sunset afterwards.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where's the Crab Cakes?
CQ's had just changed their menu the week we arrived for vacation. Alas, their famous crab cakes with succotash were no where to be found on the menu even as an appetizer. I had a shrimp dish and my friend had the salmon. Both dishes were excellent. Our service was wonderful from a young lady named Bernie. We enjoyed chatting with her between her service duties to other tables.
CQ's is pricy but on this occasion the food was worth the money. Last year we had almost taken CQ's off our vacation restaurant rotation because of poor food quality for the price. Glad to see the improvement for this year.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
We always go to CQ's when in Hilton Head ! Great food and service.........
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our visit to Harbour Town wouldn't be the same without dinner at CQ's. The food is delicious, the service knowledgable & super friendly and the ambience a slice of southern history. Besides, how can you not love a restaurant that welcomes you with cookies at the hostess stand!?!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 6 and enjoyed
We had a group of 6 and enjoyed the setting, great food, and outstanding service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the best seat in the house; at the foot of a very busy stairway which detracted from the experience. Food and service were excellent. Parking was very difficult due to the crowd at Sea Pines.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations for the early dinner. Chose from the fixed menu that included a salad or soup, entree and dessert. Was wonderful and at a great price! The server was very attentive and the food delicious. Set in an historic old house, was a nice relaxing dining experience. Will definitely be back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and nice atmosphere. One of the better restaurants we've been to in all our years going to Hilton Head. Service a little slow and wasn't crazy about the waiter's efforts to up-sell (of course he recommended the MOST expensive glass of wine and recommended adding shrimp to the excellent lobster pasta, which didn't need the addition of shrimp), but overall we enjoyed our meal very much.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food had fun with the family. Note to future dinners; don't park under a tree in the parking lot. We came out and our windshield was shattered.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a wonderful place with
Just a wonderful place with friendly service and great food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good, Again
We have visited CQ's many times. This visit was for the early dining menu. All members of our party of four enjoyed the meals and service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great but we
Everything was great but we had to pay $5 just to get in Sea Pines to eat at the restuarant. They should give restaurant guest passes.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tremendous food, exceptional
Tremendous food, exceptional service and an ambiance unique on Hilton Head Island. Highly recommend CQ's!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
CQ's makes our anniversary special
What a special place! We arrived early so we could enjoy a cocktail at the bar. My Cosmo was perfect. We told the hostess it was our wedding anniversary so we were given a cozy booth. We shared an caprese salad appetizer which was just ok but the fillet medallions and chocolate pecan dessert we're amazing.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to CQ's birthday with wife. Excellent service, food and ambience! We've been to CQ's sister restaurant "The Old Fort Pub" several times and really like them both. If your looking for a view, I would recommend The Old Fort Pub, but CQ's has special ambience as well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very loud group at table in
Very loud group at table in our area. Hard to hear the waitress or converse, but still enjoyed the dinner.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great experience
Since moving to Sea Pines Hilton Head 1.5 years ago we have enjoyed this unique place (looks like and I think was a house at one time) several times. For good reason it has been around a long time. This last visit included the octopus appetizer, the double filet Mignon was split for free and the Swordfish was tasty. Will return...
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third time having a meal at CQ's since July 2013 and I have to say it has never let me me down. The bartender is one of the best ever and the short ribs are a perfect dish. The wait staff is enganging while the desserts may be the best on the island.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!!
When in Hilton Head this is the first restaurant we choose. consistently excellent food, great ambiance, Service is timely. During our month long stay in Oct we went here twice. All this and reasonable prices as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just never fails to deliver ...
Every time we visit we marvel of how they keep the absence as well as the menu and food
just first rate … A restaurant that delivers on the the total experience .. from the bar to the
booths and tables … and desert …
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
CQ's keeps on keeping on
Another pleasant meal - the kind that has continued to bring us back over the years. Server added to the experience. Food was outstanding - cauliflower soup, mussels, duck breast, wolf fish - all well prepared, well-presented. We continue to enjoy CQ's and will again.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful dinner......
We were in Hilton Head on vacation and were looking for an OT restaurant close to us. Found CQ's, read the reviews, and decided to give it a try. No complaints at all. Service was attentive, cocktails had a good pour, and food excellent. We started with the caesar salads which were fresh with just the right amount of dressing. For the entrée we had the short ribs and the shrimp and grits. A very generous portion of the short ribs were served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Shrimp were plentiful in the shrimp and grits, though the serving size of the grits was a little less than what I have received elsewhere. However, flavors were wonderful. Peanut butter pie and a bourbon-chocolate-pecan tart topped off the evening.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
As good as it gets!
Lovely restaurant - fine food, fabulous menu choices, terrific service close to Harbourtown Yacht Basin. Wife enjoyed a fine, rare tuna, and I had a perfectly grilled pork chop. Delightful dinner.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful night.Perfect service and perfect food...CQs, thank you!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Hilton Head
My wife and I love this place. Not a spot for the kids but rather a quiet couples restaurant with awesome food. You will love it!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM