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About CQ's

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.

140A Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days, 5-9PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 671-2779

Website:
http://www.cqsrestaurant.com/

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Romantic (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Cozy (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, had a wonderful meal with great service. Thank you CQ's!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful meal. Wedge salads were great. Sea scallops special was some of the best I have had. My husbands steak was cooked perfect.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We always have a great meal at CQ’s. I️ had the lobster pasta and my husband had the Sheephead fish! Both were excellent as was the service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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...

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a regular stop during our stays on Sea Pines. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Menu includes options for every taste as well as seasonal items. A relaxing and enjoyable evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was good. Portions were small but nice taste.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A beautiful setting with great ambience. The lobster and shrimp risotto was heavenly as were the sea scallops. The service was outstanding. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always perfect!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We absolutely love CQ’s! Kristen did a fabulous job informing us of the fresh catch, and helping us navigate through all the tantalizing menu options. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Vegan, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A lovely dinner, the best scallop dish I've had in a long time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We are local residents and decided to try CQ's for my wifes 68th birthday. when i made the reservation i mentioned it was her birthday and you would think they would do something. well no, in fact we got a terrible table downstairs, another couple complained about theirs and were moved up. we did not say a word. the food was average, the drinks were well poured, the service was mediocre and the bill was expensive.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Jules was our waitress. She was outstanding as was our entire evening. I had the Duck and it was outstanding!! This was the best meal we had while we were in Hilton Head.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food always good with nice selection. Wine list is good but a little pricey. Service was very friendly and she was well informed on the wine and food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Neighborhood gem.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I had the grouper dinner,,,the worst I ever had! Chewy and tasteless. The noise level was a corner joint.....

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

CQ’s is in Harbor Town in Sea Pines. It’s the only restaurant that we visited in three days that’s not owned by the Sea Pines Resort. It’s also the best! The style is definitely not beachy…a few rooms and lots of dark wood and tasteful clutter. The dinner menu is full of mostly cost-effective temptations. The wine list is definitely cheaper than in any Sea Pines owned establishment. KJ Chardonnay, a widely available wine was 30% cheaper than almost next-door. It’s also the only restaurant that served an amuse bouche. As we had a big lunch we ordered courses that were small or planned to take some home. My pan seared duck breast was delicious and I didn’t make it to the confit leg! It was accompanied by brussels sprouts “petals”.. deliciously tasteful, unlike the bitter taste you get with the normal little cabbage style. We also had quail with butternut puree and braised pork belly with soy glaze and apple slaw. Friends has a large grilled rack of lamb and cavatelli with lobster in a cream sauce. For dessert we sampled crème brulee and a pecan tarte. And a special birthday taste. Definitely, a must try if you’re within ten miles.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I loved CQ's. Food, service, wine and ambiance were superb. We did the tasting menu and loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and service are simply outstanding. This was a great place to meet with friends and share a wonderful dining experience. Our server, Kristen, made excellent menu suggestions and she was very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A great find in Seapines,HHI. Food is exceptional with both standard fare and chef-creative offerrings. The service is impeccable and the wine list extensive. It is pricey but worth it for an evening out !!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Have gone here every year and everything has been excellent. Last evening I had the black grouper which was supposed to be served with risotto. It was served with some sort of porridge. I had the waitress remove it from the plate. My husbands pork chop was very good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We stopped going here for a few years and then resumed again this trip and again we love it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Another outstanding meal at CQ's.
Party of 8 friends and all were pleased. The short ribs, flounder, quail and duck were hits.
Nice wine list and selection of cocktails.
Professional yet friendly service by Debbie. She could not have been better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great! Our server was wonderful too! We will go back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always an outstanding meal! We thoroughly enjoyed the new fall menu. Jules took exceptional care of our table!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent meal with service to match. Highly recommend CQ's

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Incredible as always

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The cuisine was excellent. They have a lovely menu that varies seasonally. The wait staff is attentive and efficient. The ambience of this facility teeters between quaint and musty and neglected. Parking is a challenge. Walking on the uneven, poorly lit surfaces around the restaurant after dark is another challenge.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding service and a foodie's dream! We enjoyed the rack of lamb and duck for our entrees and we're already looking forward to our next visit. An absolute must visit restaurant on Hilton Head Island.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Even though the early bird menu is limited, we had a delicious meal at a decent value

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We were celebrating a co workers birthday while on a business trip. The food was outstanding and the service exceptional. The palette cleanser served at the very start of the meal was a perfectly delectable garlic artichoke mousse. I would go back for that alone

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We make it a point to dine here at least one or twice during our visits to HHI! Excellent every time!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 4, 2017

My filet was amazing, perfectly cooked med rare, the reduction sauce was so good.
Her chicken was dried out.
The desert was so good. Bread pudding

Ambiance was great. Lovw the architecture & history of this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had great dinner at CQs with fantastic service by Jen and great food as well. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent dinner. A bit pricey but we knew that going in. Had a scallop special that was outstanding. Service was good - not great. Building is old and charming - we were in a small room with about six tables so it wasn't crowded or noisy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always good a must stop when we're in Hilton Head you can't go wrong for any occasion

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was good-employees were rude and rushing to get people in and out since it was a holiday weekend.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always a very reliable dinner that never disappoints the old taste buds

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good Food, Good Service, Nice Ambiance. We certainly enjoyed out meal.

Tags: Romantic
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