CQ's

4.6
1385 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Nestled amidst the ancient, moss draped oaks in Harbour Town, CQ's combines great fun, fine dining and a touch of Hilton Head Island history. CQ's has the feeling of an old, cozy, and comfortable inn. Heart-of-pine floors, wooden mantle pieces, stained glass, and the photographs and memorabilia of the Lowcountry culture all contribute to the charm that has made CQ's the place to dine since 1973. Inspired by the abundant varieties of fresh seafood, beef and game available. Our chef creates dishes that are best described as contemporary American with classic influences. Recognized for having the most extensive wine list on Hilton Head Island, CQ's offers more than 400 wine selections with over 70 poured by the glass.
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DL
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, as usual. Amber, our server, took exceptionally good care of us! We'll be back.

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L
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and wine

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HW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was salty! I had short ribs and they were very salty. My wife had shrimp and they were tough. Meals not up to usual standard

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BL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and excellent service in a charming old island house. CQ's does everything well and makes customers feel very welcome and appreciated.

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RD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The experience was disappointing. It was our first time at CQ. The food was ok but nothing special and very pricey. The service was inattentive but in a rush. The place is a nice old house but a cold atmosphere.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice to relax and enjoy a cocktail 🍺🍹🍸

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RC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. A family favorite for 30 years

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J
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. We have been frequent customers for close to forty years. First visit was during our honeymoon in 1980. It is a timeless experience.

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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal expertly prepared. The fish special with the filet were outstanding!

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Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and ambiance were great. I ordered the NY strip, but unfortunately it was tough. Other than that, the rest of the meal was delightful and the establishment was within walking distance to our Sea Pines condo.

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F
Greensboro
50 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this gem in Harbor Town!

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F
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening with ffiends. Great food and great martinis!

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Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time in a week that we’ve dined at CQ’s — that says a lot for the quality of the food and the service and the overall dining experience. You have to try it to believe it!

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HW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!

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L
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excelent! The best shrimpo & gbrits on the Island. Ahi Tuna done perfectly.

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DL
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CQ’s is an absolute must on Hilton Head Island. Jules did a great job, food was delicious, looking forward to our next visit.

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L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. The food was delicious, it has a wonderful ambiance and February has buy one , get one entrees with coupon.

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Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience at CQ’s this week. Our server (Phoebe) was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and extremely helpful. The food was prepared to perfection and presented with an artistic flair. We will be back for sure!

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BS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jules was a fantastic server! Food was exceptionally good and the key lime pie was the best we’ve ever had. We’ll definitely be back.

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HH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a selection of well prepared and well conceived dishes in a beautiful rustic chic setting. On of the top few restaurants on restaurant-rich Hilton Head island.

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Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience!!! Both food and service were top notch!!! Love CQs♥️

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LB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

2 steaks ordered, one was perfectly done, one not

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H
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amber was excellent and very responsive. Highly recommend CQ's.

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EK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, service was lapse and could definitely be better but overall still a great place to eat.

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RM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of out 'go to' places at Hilton Head Island!

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best rib eye I've had on the island in a while. Cody our waiter was very attentive, gave good suggestion for wine and desserts. Looking forward to coming back.

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E
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

over 25 years ago when we first came to HHI, CQ's was the first restaurant we went to. And we still go to it. Great food, in a favorite setting.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at CQ's. Food was terrific as always. One of our favorite restaurants.

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JO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious valentines dinner there. The food was great and the service wonderful. All the ladies were given a red rose which was a nice touch. Absolutely a must try.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Valentines date. Food was excellent as was the French martinis.

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DH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst server ever. From when she came to the table the first time she was making insulting comments to us. Every time she would walk by our table she would hit it with her hand. We ordered medium well steaks and they were overly well done. We had dined there 2 nights earlier and had a great experience. This server we had on 2/12 needs to be retrained or find a different line of work. Ask for a different server if the lady with the frizzy blonde hair is your server.

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S
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the bar. Food was excellent. Conversation with Jen was enjoyable.

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m
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server and bus boy made us feel very rushed. Kept trying to grab our plates. Wine delivery was late. In the beginning she combined our table with the next one in telling us the specials
It was our anniversary and she didn’t do a good job of making it special
I had indicated anniversary on the reservation and it was never acknowledged

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TA
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed! I had the filet which was perfect! Others had scallops and flounder and enjoyed by all! Thank you!

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GM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little pricey!

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DL
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful to go to CQ’s. The food and service never disappoint. Kristen provided us with great service. Hope to return soon.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great service, delicious food. Delightful adult beverages. A must for any occasion.

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SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

EXCELLENT FOOD . PORK CHOP AND SCALLOPS ARE DELICIOUS!

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NF
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was ok - the shrimp in the shrimp and grits was a little over cooked and there were not a lot of grits. The bread pudding was a little different- not what we expected more like a kugel. If you use a coupon as it is the slow season, a 20% tip is added in which makes sense, but the server is supposed to tell you when the bill is brought and ours said nothing so we left an additional 22% tip and when we noticed we had double tipped when we got home. We called the restaurant and at first the hostess didn’t want to help us but a manager finally did. The atmosphere is charming - prices are higher. It is a pretty historic place.

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BT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CQ's is outstanding. This is the perfect time to dine whether you use the BOGO coupon or not. Service is always first rate and the food is spectacular.

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