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Topside Waterfront Restaurant
Topside Waterfront Restaurant

Topside Waterfront Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.seapines.com/dining/topside-waterfront-restaurant.aspx
  • Phone: (843) 842-1999
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner- Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Shaun Carter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, View
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment nightly.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Topside Waterfront Restaurant
The Topside Waterfront Restaurant in the Sea Pines Resort, specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood available locally and flown in daily from various ports of call; prepared with minimal "fuss" to allow the "flavors of the sea" to take main stage; also featuring thick-cut steaks, handcrafted specialty items, and great appetizers that make The Topside a "can't miss."Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Views were beautiful and the food was very good. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "booked this restaurant since it's on the harbour and it's a perfect spot to watch the fourth of july fireworks in harbourtown"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal, only surpassed by the service we received. Laurie was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We loved the food and atmospere. Service was excellent! Definately would reccomend to others :-)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal..calamari appetizer, fish special and the linguini were good. One diner ordered the surf and turf and it wasn't the best. More crab stuffing in the lobster than lobster. The view was beautiful. The big hassle is always trying to find a place to park."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful view from our table! Great food and service was attentive. Nice resturant but also suitable for behaved children."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was good but our waiter, Vladimir was excellent. If you go there, ask for him, you won't be disappointed. He noticed I might be gluten intolerant and asked if I would like gluten free rolls with dinner. That has never happened at any restaurant for me."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Once again, our second time dining at Topside and the meal and service was outstanding with a great view. Waiter was very helpful in outlining a new fish and dish for my wife and was also helpful in guiding us to golf rounds later in the week with various course conditions on the Island. Overall excellent night with a great meal!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful dinner meal for our anniversary! Beautiful sunset; great blackened swordfish & grilled shrimp. Our server Chris made the evening easy and romantic."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Food was average. Main course was good. Side dishes were poor for this 'quality' of a restaurant. Really just paying for the view, which is nice."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "You cannot go wrong with the great view and food at Topside - have been there often and never disappointed. Save room for dessert and then if you can muster the energy to do the 114 steps to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse - go for the after dinner view. Hit both for the sunset if you can time it right!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food,beautiful sunset,friendly staff! Hilton Head at its finest!! Jeff made us feel special."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Topside offers a good opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view from the Harbor Town Lighthouse area of Sea Pines. The food and the service are fine, but the setting is what makes the restaurant most appealing."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We planned a special dinner for our parents wedding anniversary and thought this would be the perfect place. the view is nice. Our server was friendly and helpful. Our crab bisque appetizer and the calamari appetizer was good. But the entrees were only average. I would not recommend this restaurant because our entire party thought it was overpriced for average tasting food."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We tend to visit the Topside every year while we visit Hilton Head. It's usually not a problem getting a table (reservations recommended) and the food is always great! Service is usually very good as well, but there can be some "dropped balls" on busier nights."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was amazing ! I'm not a seafood person but anything you select will be delicious ! Only downfall is be prepared to pay a pretty penny ! But definitely worth it !"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Good food, great scenic view of Hilton Head Harbor"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had such a great experience. Wonderful food and awesome service."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I have eaten here twice and have been satisfied with the service both times. The price is high for the food delivered this time. The views are wonderful and the staff nice. The food presentation is nice but there seems to be an attempt to make everything spicy. This is not a good thing. The crab cakes have a bite and an after sting to them. Crab cakes should be full of flavor from good lump crab meat, not overpowered by the spices added. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was very nice. The view of the harbor, sunset and the 18th hole at Haarbor Town Links were fantastic. The food and it presentation was wonderful"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. The Topside Waterfront Restaurant never disappoints. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "In comparison to the other restaurants available on the island, this restaurant did not live up to the recommendations. The overall food presentation was poor and the food quality less so. Service was poor with little detail given to guests needs, sporadic visits back to the table and no inquiries as to the satisfaction of the meal. Wine was served after the entrees were almost completed. We even had to flag someone else's attention to pay our bill when we cut our meal short passing on dessert /coffee. Noise level equated to a bar atmosphere. The only redeeming aspect of our experience was the sunset view. We would not recommend nor return to this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Excellent as always, but the menu was more limited than it has been in the past."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have made Topsiders a favorite of ours on trips to Hilton Head"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The fish & meat options were fantastic and delicious. The view of the harbour was equally awesome."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Reservation @ 8:45pm. Dinner brought to the table at 11:pm....enough said!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Combined the best of an engaged, pro active, knowledgeable, kid-friendly waiter with excellent food and view; pricey, but worth every dime."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Overpriced, ave. quality food. Nice wine selection, but really it's the view ... go to CQs for better food and cooler ambiance."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The sunset was beautiful, the service was especially good and the food was delicious! A large party shifted the noise level from quiet to very energetic in short time frame but it was near the end of our meal so it wasn't a problem."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We waited awhile before anyone approached the tele with a greeting and water. Waiter (Vlad) was impatient with menu questions. View of water and golf course are the main draw. Food was ok. The kale slaw was good as was the black eyed peas. The cobia was well prepared with a good chimmichurri sauce. Dining companion's filet mignon was standard. Need a better beer selection. More welcoming staff would help too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is located immediately adjacent to the iconic red-and-white striped lighthouse at Harbour Town on Hilton Head. You've seen it on TV coverage of the PGA Heritage Classic. Food is excellent. Offers sunset and harbor views."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Surprisingly, a very limited menu. The food was just okay and the service was unremarkable. Just a bland evening except for the company."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at our experience at the Topside Waterfront. Many of the Harbor Town restaurants are just average but this place is great. The scallops were outstanding. Our waiter, Paul was a very experienced professional who was able to make well informed and helpful suggestions."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a perfect night with great food, a perfect view and superior service!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The sunset experience a this restaurant is unique. We sat at a window under the icon lighthouse at Harbour Town & watched the setting sun. We had delicious drinks and then excellent food - Redfish and oysters, great cesaer salad & crab bisque. The service from Paul was outstanding. Will return on our next vacation to Hilton Head."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A lovely meal, with tables facing a gorgeous red, orange and pink sunet, encourages repeat visits to Topside. Our appetizers and main courses were expertly prepared and served promptly. Topside offers a variety of fresh fish, prepared three ways, with half a dozen sauce choices. I chose the lump crab cream sauce for my grilled mahi. The sauce was delicately spiced and did not overpower the flavor of the fish. The portions were medium sized, just right for a hunger created on the beach or golf course. The only area that needs improvement is the dessert menu, which is a bit limited in quality and scope."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We loved the view and had a simply amazing meal. Everything was presented with a touch of creativity and the service was always attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner at this restaurant! The seafood combination is a huge plate. Quite surprising when it arrived. The scallops where the best we have ever had! Plump and cooked to perfection! Try the snickers cheesecake for dessert. It is one to remember! Overall we would recommend this lovely restaurant. Come hungry. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were in town to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Dinner at sunset was the best. I'm looking forward to having dinner there in the future."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Went for New Year's Eve. Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. Despite a reservation, had to wait for 10-15 minutes to be seated. Then, after sitting, it took the service staff a very long time to take our order. Food was good and of decent volume. Wine selection was ok. The restaurant although not completely filled was still very noisy. Serving staff seemed stretched to the max. This restaurant aims primarily at tourists and that's fine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013