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CQ's, Hilton Head Island, SC

CQ's

4.8
4.8
3139 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 671-2779
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party contact
    Eric Thompson: (843) 671-2779
  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Hilton Head

    Best Service

  • Hilton Head

    Best Ambiance

  • Hilton Head

    Good for special occasions

3,139 Reviews
  1. Maryann

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and I love the atmosphere. The waiter Peter is the best.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pork chops and the pasta was amazing. The waitress was in top of everything as was the bartender.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. I will go again. Thanks

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  4. WilliamM

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The cocktails were wonderful. The service was great. The ambience was warm, comfortable and casual, with a tinge of old-school cool. Loved it! The menu was diverse, and the ingredients were fresh. Worth the visit in so many ways!

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  5. RaymondD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice old restaurant on the island. Surprising we had never been here before in all the years we have been living here. The decor was nice, liked the white table linen, our server was excellent and the food not to bad. My main course was rack of lamb which was perfect and my wife enjoyed the tuna, the desert was too sweet and not really a good crumble. Overall we enjoyed it and will visit again soon.

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  6. ReneeS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Top notch. Server was wonderful.

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  7. brightongirl

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was excellent. Food came hot and perfectly cooked.

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  8. EllenL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love CQs… great food, service and ambiance every time!

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  9. Michael

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside patio seating very serene an comfortable. Food was very flavorful along with great presentation. Overall awesome 5 star rating!!!

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  10. MartyH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    CQ’s is one of our consistent go to spots. Everything about it is very good. We always recommend it to visitors and local friends.

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  11. Rolly0071

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood pasta was delicious. Fast service and nice ambiance.

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  12. BillS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. Food was excellent and the service was great. Try the seared ahi, I loved it.

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  13. MarkM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was great great our food server Jacob was very attentive and was well mannered. They had a vegan option on the menu, which was good for me. My wife enjoyed the filet mignon.

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  14. WilliamB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Our first time there. Took a water taxi to Harbortown. Great fun. Great time. Highly recommended

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  15. PaulaT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday night of heritage Food was outstanding as well as service Highly recommend The restaurant is very cozy and always makes you feel welcome

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  16. DougD

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful dinner, especially if we’re lucky enough to have Angelo take care of us. Very fine dining right at Harbor Town. Scallops are ridiculously good. We come every year.

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  17. Mike

    Charlotte

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. Nice but wiggly sort of unstable table upstairs. Had to send my wife’s z filet back because it was undercooked. Otherwise food was good.

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  18. JeanM

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service as always were excellent. We had the special and it was definitely worth trying.

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  19. AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was a young man with impeccable manners. He was attentive and took care of all our requests. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and caprese salad along with the flounder and pork chop. I recommend the blueberry tart with vanilla ice cream - it was amazing!

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  20. Samthewineguy

    Raleigh

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all thought the food was excellent. Two of us had she crab soup, I really enjoyed the special raviou and my wife had the Caprese salad. Two folks had the delicious filets. I had the scallops which I would definitely order again and my son enjoyed the blackened grouper special. The blueberry cobbler and the cream brûlée topped off a memorable evening. The wait staff are incredible.CQ will be on our dining list every time we return to Hilton Head.

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  21. Camcorder1

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was so cold . My husband’s drink was so small!

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  22. BillE

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love CQ’s . We make reservations every year when we’re down for the Heritage. Always good !

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  23. JaniceS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing dinner. The host respected our table request with a friendly attitude. They are very attentive without being pesty. Our server Michelle couldn’t have been sweeter. The seafood pasta is always a favorite. The scallops were delicious and done to perfection. Thank you for a delicious dinner!

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  24. MichaelH

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal. The team sat my wife and I at a special booth for two to celebrate. Kind people, great food. Always.

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  25. Great

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service. Very relaxing atmosphere

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  26. JoeyC

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a wonderful meal with an attentive server. Catered to all allergies and needs...delightful place...a go to for us in Hilton Head...

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our meals and drinks for our anniversary. The only reason for 4 stars is the waitress ordered the wrong entree for my husband leaving me eating my dinner alone so the food would be hot. They didn’t offer a discount or complimentary dessert for the mistake, and we left our same great tip.

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  28. KinSC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was personal and timely without being overbearing. Food was delicious, well seasoned fresh seafood dishes including the special bouillabaise that night!

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  29. JosephM

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best dinner we had during our two week visit to HH. It was delightful. Quiet comfort and satisfying selections are what we look for. So CQ’s will be our “must revisit” with our next trip to Hilton Head.

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  30. AnnetteE

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bouillabase was a special this evening. It was the best we've ever had anywhere. All the seafood was perfectly cooked and the broth was scrumptious. We also dined with you the previous night and our dinners of scallops and tuna were wonderful. Angelo was our server both evenings and we give him the highest marks. Very attentive and engaging.

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  31. NatalieS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal I’ve had out in a long time. Ordered the grilled shrimp dish and it was fantastic. Beautiful plating presentation and it tasted as good as it looked. The Tabasco cream sauce was delicious, the polenta cake texture perfect and the spinach was great. The dish was also hot when it made its way to our table. We sat upstairs so it was nice and quiet. Server was great, 10/10 would recommend.

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  32. Kelly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was awesome. Food was delicious. Highly recommend CQ’s

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  33. MrsMitchell

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was outstanding. I’m so glad I found a new restaurant to visit when on Hilton Head Island. The She Crab Soup was the best I’ve had since I’ve been here and the Calamari was the most unique and flavorful. The Crab Cakes entree was very good and the vegetables were fresh and filling. They complimented the crab cakes well without overtaking the dish. We look forward to our next visit.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner at CQs was wonderful:) Peter, our server, was excellent and gave fabulous recommendations. The meal was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and food exceeded expectations. We will be back!

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  36. FredW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true hidden jewel on the island. Nestled across the street from the harbor Town light house. A must go to venue! You will not be disappointed. The old architecture is amazing along with the food and service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The food, the service, the ambience was excellent. This is one of my favorite “go to”, reliable places to eat on Hilton Head Island. It’s old Sea Pines at its best!

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  38. Simoneb

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been many times to CQ and the food is consistently good and the service is friendly and attentive.

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  39. RobbS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was excellent. waiter was great and very attentive and knowledgeable. we will definitely be back

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  40. gchauck

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Food solid, service terrific. We will be back.

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FAQs

CQ's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 671-2779.

CQ's is rated 4.8 stars by 3139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CQ's

140A Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hilton Head Island
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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