CQ's

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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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BW
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the ambiance food and service was great, tonight Amber was the one who did such a great job.

DL
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks in town! Our table enjoyed the filet and duck entrees. Everything was done to perfection and our cocktails was make perfectly. Definitely looking forward to another visit in the near future. Many thanks to Jules our server for tending to our needs!!

DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at CQ’s was outstanding as always. It is our favorite restaurant on the island!

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice spot for a better than average meal.
Service was excellent

B
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CQ’s is our absolute favorite place to eat on the island....hands down! They NEVER disappoint.

KB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jules was our server. She was great. All courses were served in a timely manor.

J
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first meal at CQ's in 1980 on our honeymoon and have eaten there many, many times since. We celebrated our 39th anniversary this past time and the staff was very thoughtful and wanted to make our anniversary special...which they succeeded in doing. The meals were great, the server (Cody) was awesome and the evening perfect. Always a great experience.

AT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Cody we had a great night out with family & friends!

JJ
Richmond
78 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy place with amazing, fresh food. I’d love to eat there in the winter!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Felt like the food was overpriced

BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After several people recommended it, we had dinner at CQ's for the first time recently with 2 friends. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. The chef accommodated requested changes. We will definitely go back.

S
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

SJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CQs is a gem tucked away in Sea Pines - always lovely setting/ambiance, great specials from the chef, Cody is the BEST server! The specials are creative - and like the fine restaurant that it is, the sides are not the same for every dish! Beautiful presentation and the chocolate martini is a treat!

DL
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak on all of Hilton Head! The pork chop was outstanding as well. Nice wine list. Hoping to return soon. Jerica did an excellent job taking care of us.

BW
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ad always food service and ambience incredible. Thanks Amber

s
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot in the Sea Pines Resort area of Hilton Head Island. Pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and bar camaraderie. Easy to get to by foot, bicycle or local hotel shuttles

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

very, very noisy that evening
very average food quality: uncooked green beans, uncooked Dauphinoise potatoes, uncooked seabass

w
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. We have been celebrating at cq’s for years but also enjoy sitting at the bar for everyday dining.

MT
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We vacation one week on Hilton head island every year and never miss CQ's.
It's always excellent and never disappoints.

JI
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to CQ’s when we were in Sea Pines for our honeymoon 44 years ago. Still going and love it each time we go. Great food and wonderful service.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We started with She Crab soup and it was the best I’ve ever had. For our main courses we had the salmon and chicken dishes. Both were amazing!

J
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server, Phoebe was wonderful- professional and knowledgeable.

SS
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cq's is always a treat! The short ribs were melt in your mouth tender and the tuna was delectable; always my favorite! Don't miss out on the chef's daily fruit cobbler!

MC
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and bar is always hopping. Had a great bottle of Sass wine

BW
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though this is one of our “go to” restaurants, I always observe, whether you are a regular or a new diner, the staff is incredible, all the staff take such great care to make sure our experience is always perfect, and you can’t find a more charming visual then this converted architect studio.

DM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

L
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic old South building with a great atmosphere, lovely food and very professional service. We will be back soon!

GH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somewhat hard to find but worth the effort. Start with the lobster bisque. It’s wonderful. The sea bass was lightly fried and the crispy coating was just right. The scallops were perfectly cooked. The presentation of each meal was camera worthy. Our server was very pleasant and just the right amount of attentive. A really great experience overall.

JK
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here 4 times over about 15 years. It’s always been great and feels like our own place now.

JD
West Virginia
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a girls week in Hilton Head so we were looking for a special place to celebrate our 60th birthdays. CQs did not disappoint! The historic ambiance creates a "step back in time" experience, even down to the smell. We all said it smelled like going to grandma's house.

We ate the sea bass which was superb! The pre-appetizers from the chef were excellent.

I would highly recommend CQs if you are visiting Hilton Head Island!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on island. Such a pleasant experience

TS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

Enjoyed the PEI mussels, a very large portion! The Seafood pasta was great!

My wife enjoyed the capresse salad and Sea Bass chef special.

M
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best meal and service we have had in HHI.

KR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful atmosphere. A great place to celebrate an event or just a quiet dinner. Highly recommend!

b
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give CQ’s 10 stars if you had them. It is always awesome and has become our go to restaurant for out of town guests since we know it will not disappoint. Cody our waiter was so much fun and so attentive to our needs we could not have asked for anyone better. Thank you CQ’s.... keep it up!

GN
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a lovely experience to visit this quaint, yet unique, art studio turned restaurant.
Updated and modern fare or old favorites, CQ’s is well known for a warm and inviting dining experience, excellent service across all levels. Codi was very attentive, helpful and efficient in every aspect. He was fantastic to have as our server. Seafood is excellent, fresh beet salad is amazing, desserts homemade and while in the Low Country, try something special like an appetizer of fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, they’re really really good!

L
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is an old wooden building with a fantastic ambiance and history. Golfers and TV personalities have signed plates throughout the years which adorn the walls in one corner of the restaurant.
The servers were professional and attentive and the food was amazing. We will be back!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint! Outstanding service, food, and historical ambiance.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always look forward to an evening at CQs when visiting Hilton Head!

ST
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we plan on making it an annual visit. The food was great and Kristen was very attentive, informative and personable. If you have been, it will not be a disappointment. See you all next year!!