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CQ's, Hilton Head Island, SC

CQ's

4.6
4.6
2566 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 2,566 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Hilton Head

    Best Service

  • Hilton Head

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hilton Head

    Healthy

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  1. Z

    Zeeker

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    We are part time residents of Hilton Head Island. Took my wife for our 46st Wedding Anniversary to CQ's for the the first time there. The food pricing was a bit over the top but the food quality was good. We had a new waitress that was very green regarding service but she was nice and tried hard to please us. However for a well established restaurant in an exclusive part of Sea Pines the seating (chairs) was terrible. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable and it was not just our chairs they were all throughout the restaurant. The air-conditioning was also not working very well observing buckets on the floor with leaking condensation from the air system. In fact we observed two different parties that left their tables immediately and sat in the bar area in different types of seating. It's a shame that on your special evening with your special partner we had a bad experience. We spend a lot of funds on restaurants on a weekly basis and this one unfortunately will not have a repeat customer.
  2. M

    Marco

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening! Food was excellent and service awesome!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday & CQ’s was absolutely phenomenal! The food was spectacular from appetizers to dessert, incredibly delicious! Our 1st time there, but will definitely be back & CQ’s was the highlight of our trip! Also all the staff was stupendous but our waitress “May” was just amazing! So charming, beyond helpful & made our visit a true pleasure! AAAAA+++++
  4. HS

    HughS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Made us feel like not liking a fillet was our fault … Tough to cut, very chewy, & rare in the middle.
  5. w

    westneckers

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent crab cakes!! Server was very attentive A good choice
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor setting
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    We came to enjoy a quite dinner for two and we were seated down stairs with families and children and it was so loud! They did ask us if we wanted to move and we should have! I’m not sure why you would seat a couple in the family area? Food is always great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Bar far best meal on our vacation to HHI!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was perfect!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent! But there was an issue getting it out to us. Others around us ordered later but got their food before us. When food finally arrived, we needed to return one of the plates because the mashed potatoes were cold. The restaurant manager comped us a dessert and a lemonade. Overall experience was great and we’d eat there again.
  11. KR

    KennethR

    E. Tennessee

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with the grandkids
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We took our family here while on vacation. The service was extremely slow and our server never even let us know what was going on. We had a child in our party which made it tough. The food was fine, but a little pricey.
  13. PG

    PeterG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and very good meal for the price.
  14. C

    Cathy

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Definitely will be returning in the future
  15. PF

    PhillyFoody

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ava was our server tonight. She was excellent with recommendations for each of us based on a few questions we had asked. Staff was excellent. Always had water, drinks and the food was outstanding. Will be back for sure.
  16. JM

    JorgenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received from Abigale was first class. The food was good and the wait time excellent. Can only recommend this to others.
  17. K

    Konatini

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CQ’s is an awesome restaurant! Our server Alice was exceptional! The staff and management are top notch!! The food was fantastic, one of the best places to dine on the island.
  18. O

    Oldteacher

    Greensboro

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My almond crusted trout was delicious. Mussels were yummy. My issue is that kids over 7 must share or purchase full price entree. My 12 yr old grandson wanted beef - our only option was a $48 filet.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. G

    Gorman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A hidden gem in Sea Pines. A must for those wanting an elegant dinner.

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Gorman. Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and taking the time to give us a great review. We hope that you'll be back again soon!

  21. CL

    CatherineL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Sorry but I was underwhelmed! My seafood and pasta dish was ok. Bread basket rolls were unimpressive.
  22. SM

    SMfamily

    Tallahassee

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service as always. See you again next year!

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Awesome! Thank you so much taking the time to give us your feedback and for the 5-star review! We'll see you next year!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon was delicious. Service was fantastic. A bit pricey. But overall wonderful experience.

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your meal and your dining experience. We hope that you'll join us again soon!

  24. BH

    BethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CQs is always on our list of restaurants where we must dine. Never disappointed!

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Beth. Yay! Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review! We're so happy to be on your must-dine list!! We hope that you'll join us again soon.

  25. KR

    KennethR

    E. Tennessee

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Kenneth. Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review! We hope you'll be back again soon!

  26. D

    Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was great. Great service and excellent dessert

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Dawn. Thank you for saving room for dessert! We think that they are amazing too! Thanks for the great review -- and we hope to see you again soon.

  27. LW

    LauraW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was exceptional,food was delicious and our out of town guests enjoyed their meal and ambiance. express coffee was delicious but was too expensive at 7 dollars for a single.

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Laura. Thank you for bringing your guests to CQ's! We appreciate the great review. We hope that you'll be back again soon!

  28. MD

    MDellaquila

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The service was great. The restaurant however is in serious need of major repair. Looking at the menu and the price point you’d expect the restaurant to be beautiful and maintained. It is not, and it’s not because it’s a historic building. The seat of my booth for instance had zero cushion left and the leather had completely deteriorated. Not acceptable when our dinner for 4 was $400+. Food was pretty good, not worth the price though, especially when the dining room is a wreck.
  29. AN

    AllisonN

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner on our vacation to Hilton Head! Thanks CQ’s!

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Allison. We're so happy that you selected CQ's for dinner during your stay on Hilton Head Island! We hope that you'll be back again soon!

  30. i

    instagramthedeanmetzger

    Toledo

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint place tucked away in Harbour Town... Great menu, our server Abigail was amazing......

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Dean. Thank you so much for choosing to dine at CQ's. We appreciate the feedback and the great review! We hope that you'll be back again soon!

  31. TR

    TomR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    CQ's is one of our favorite spots on the island. My wife and I have been frequenting the restaurant for 45+ years. We're down on HHI 4-5 weeks each year. CQ's was my mother-in-law's favorite HHI restaurant and it has always been in our top 3. I hesitate to give the restaurant a 4+ for last night's dinner; everyone can be off stride just a bit from time to time. Still, you expect the absolute best from CQ's and we only got "rather good." My wife ordered a Mojitos, but the bar had no mint--not really acceptable. Our food was the usual spot-on, but service was somewhat inattentive. Had I been offered a second glass of wine, I'd quickly have said "Yes," but I ate the last third of my dinner with an empty glass--again, not something you'd expect at CQ's. I suspect that staffing is an issue coming out of the pandemic and so, we won't let this last visit affect our decision in a few months when we're back on the Island. Still, when one spends $150 (counting tip) for dinner for 2, I think one has the right to expect excellence.

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Tom. Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm sharing your message with our team in hopes that we can exceed your expectations on your next visit to CQ's. We appreciate your continued support over the years! We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Island.

  32. SK

    SharonK

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Sharon. Awesome -- thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback and for the 5-Star Review! So happy to hear that you had a great dinner and experience.

  33. RS

    RobbieS

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service

    CQ'sResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Robbie. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback and for the 5-Star Review! Join us again soon!

  34. HM

    HalM

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022Hi Hal. Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We look forward to your return!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint place, food was delicious and beautifully plated. Very nice wine selection. Prompt, friendly service. Very enjoyable experience!

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022Awesome! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate the great review and your feedback! We hope that you'll be back soon!

  36. B

    cecilB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. Three had the daily fish special and I had the scallops. CQ’s never fails to please.

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022Hi Cecil. Thank you so much!! Please tell all your friends about CQ's! We hope to see you again soon.

  37. EP

    ElizabethP

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service. Would return on out next trip. I had the tuna.

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022Hi Elizabeth. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope that you'll back to the Island again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We used to love CQ’s but unfortunately the quality of the food has changed dramatically pre to post COVID. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but the prices just don’t match the quality.
  39. LL

    LakeLady

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CQ's has been one of my favorite restaurants for decades. It does not disappoint.

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022Hi LakeLady! Thank you so much for your loyalty and continued support over the years! We appreciate your feedback and remaining on your "favorite" list! And, we hope to see you again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Ava and fantastic food, as always. As good today as it was during our last visit 15 years ago. Highly recommended.

    CQ'sResponded on June 17, 2022YAY!! We love hearing that! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review -- and for the 5-Stars!! Please tell all your friends about CQ's!

FAQs

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

CQ's is rated 4.6 stars by 2566 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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

  • 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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