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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.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days, 5-9PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
CQ's Ratings and Reviews
The scallop special served wtih julienned vegetables and in a butternut squash sauce or puree, which I understand they have frequently, was outstanding. So was the Sheepshead Fish special with a beurre blanc sauce. The Creme Brulee was pretty standard if you like Creme Brulee.
Its an expensive place but worth it for a special meal or night out. Not good for every day dining unless you have a very generous budget or no budget at all.
I really enjoyed this restaurant. I booked it based on the reviews, but I thought it was even better than expected! The atmosphere is fantastic, you feel as if you are in an old house. It's cozy but the tables are separated enough to have a private conversation. It was nicely decorated for the holidays with a gigantic Christmas tree. We were pleased with the food and drinks. The service was okay, as usual, slow in "low country" but I think that's a common thing down in SC. Book this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
We visited here on New Year's weekend on Friday. I made a 515 reservation so we could use their early bird menu(had to be seated between 5 and 530) which was 3 courses for 27 to 29 dollars, a good value for Hilton Head Harbour Town area. We arrived a bit early and were promptly seated with menus and water. It took a few minutes for a waitress to appear and ask for drink orders. When she returned we had to ask for the early bird menu as by now we had perused menus given us and no early bird. We heard two other couples ask also. I feel if you have an early bird special ask if people want that menu. I felt they were hoping you didn't know and would not ask. Other than that the food was delicious, well prepared and served. The service was good and our waitress was very friendly. The building is unique and provides a lovely atmosphere.
CQ's was open for Christmas 2017 dinner and it was excellent. They had a special Christmas week menu, but it didn't really appear that much different than their everyday menu. My wife had the Scallops and she said they were prepared perfectly. I had the Short Rib Wellington which was also excellent. The service was 1st class. Would definitely go again the next time we visit Hilton Head Island.
As always CQ's hits the mark! We have been coming to HHI since 1978 and now are permanent Sea Pines residents. As long as I can remember CQ's was always on the top of our list. So many wonderful family dining memories! Our recent Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful. She Crab soup, Caesar salad and the crabmeat stuffed flounder were wonderful. Great wine list and a creme brulee! Our waitress Jules was exceptional as well. You can ALWAYS count on a wonderful dining experience!
The biggest "plusses" for CQ's are the food quality, its presentation, and good service. All of those were top notch and make this a worthwhile dining experience. While it's understood that some of the draw to this spot is the history and older age of the property (considering that it's on Hilton Head), I would say that some parts of the property could use a freshening up while maintaining the history. This is an expensive place to go, and so I rate the overall experience only 3 stars for "value" given the balance of good and bad points.
We always enjoy CQs and this visit was no exception. We started with the calamari putanesca which was spicier than expected but met our needs as we enjoy spicy food. Which each chose the Seared Tuna for the entry and have to say it was among the best we have had. Excellent preparation and accompaniments. We almost ordered an extra one to go! We ended with a key lime pie that nicely finished our meal. I also want to recommend the white bordeaux that is on the by the glass menu. It was a nice choice with the tuna.
From the moment we were greeted at the door until we left, the ambiance and service were superb. Our server was respectful and knowledgeable. Our meal was delicious from the appetizers to the bread pudding for dessert. The tuna was outstanding and perfectly prepared with my tuna almost raw to my dinner partners' cooked a little more. The pork chop was delicious, too. We can't wait to return!
First time visiting CQ'S. My wife and I spend 3 to 5 weeks a year in Hilton Head and usually go to our favorite places. Finally decided to give this place a try. Has definitely become one of our favorites and will go back again this week with some family. Great food.
Excellent meal - only one recommendation. The server that brought our food to the table was not friendly at all. He brought our food - promptly "dropped" our food in front of us and left quickly. This happened each time - at the appetizer, main course and dessert. It was noticeably a cool approach. Our wait staff (who took our order; checked on us) was lovely and attentive.
This was our first time dining at CQ’s. A good friend recommended it and raved about the food and atmosphere. We decided to give it a try to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We were thrilled with our evening! Food, atmosphere, and our server, Kristen, were all sensational. We can’t wait to come back!
Excellent meal tonight at CQs. Food was superb, the best meal in many restaurant nights. Debbie was extremely competent, met our needs without being intrusive but friendly as well. She recognized us from previous service at a companion restaurant years ago. We’ve seen CQs before on many trips to Hilton Head but always felt the menu was too traditional for our tastes. Not so. Had amazing spicy sautéed calamari followed by a delicious autumn salad, which they split for us in the kitchen. Lobster risotto was yummy, as were the scallops special. I️ have a feeling this will become a must dine restaurant when we return for our annual Hilton Head trip.
I was very impressed with how accommodating the staff was as I slowly increased our party from 4 to 6 to 8 throughout the day of our reservation... They couldn’t have been more gracious and put us at a table with a server that was terrific. All of us were very impressed and will definitely return...
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