CQ's

4.5
2303 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.

We will be open Christmas day from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
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DeanB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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anonymous
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The scallops were amazing and our waitress was awesome. A definite repeat!

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tlp1129
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Shane was a fantastic and attentive server!

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Socko
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience sitting outside on a beautiful night. Right by the Harbour town lighthouse which is a neat area. The only negative is paying nine dollars just to get into Sea Pines.

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vipPdemore
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for over 20 years. Always a special treat.

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GaryS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience at CQs again. We are never disappointed. Great food, drinks and service. Looking forward to our next trip to HHI and CQs.

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vipMichaelV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good, although portions are quite small. Drinks are not their forte. Service is strong.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food..we had 3 different entrées and each was excellent, beautifully presented, hot, not lukewarm.. Nice Wine selection . Waitress and other staff very attentive to our needs.

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ddonohue2
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine!!! I do not remember our servers name but he was working the tables in the bar area. His suggestion for wine was on point!!
Another great night at your restaurant

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JamesK
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here many times for special occasions while in Hilton Head and they never disappoint.

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MarkK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So my friend is right. This is the best restaurant in Hilton Head. If you want a quiet dinner this is it. Limited menu so you are not overwhelmed with choices. Started by sharing the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. My wife had the salmon, I had the seafood pasta. Split the key lime pie for dessert.

Wonderful service. Beautifully restored building.

This is where you go for the one splurge dinner on your vacation.

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Debbygct
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meal at CQ on Sat. eve was nice. There wasn't anything specific wrong. We enjoyed it but it wasn't stellar like our 2 previous experiences there (which were in summer of 2020) This experience was pleasant but not the same. I remember there were tablecloths on the outside table last year. The tiki torches were lit then to keep the bugs down. Both those things were missing this year. The food was very tasty - but little touches like the 3 flavors of butter were missing. I know the pandemic has changed everything in service industry. Our waitress was lovely and didn't seem to be spread too thin which was wonderful. I wish she had a nametag on so that I could have thanked her by name. I do recommend CQ, but hope that they work to bring back the level of quality that we enjoyed in 2020.

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vipKitkat
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely terrific sat outside by request was lovely setting under oak trees . Service was prompt and friendly . Angelo our service was a pro made great suggestions, was spot on on both dins the short ribs he said would bet best and was right on Qi they do a nice wine pour also we been going to C Q on va k since 1979 glad it still one of the best on HHI Complement to the chef , and wait staff thank you. C ya next year

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vipcalgal
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Special butternut squash soup was excellent as was short ribs.

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Carol
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting CQs off and on for many years
Keeps getting better. Clam chowder was best we've ever had. Pork chops really perfect

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NJFoodie
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Love the food here and we have never been disappointed . Food is outstanding. We dined outside but would have appreciated the waiter wearing a face mask.

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vipElaineJ
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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scout
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and generous portions. Waitstaff very friendly and attentive. Low country vibe and charming inside. Highly recommend!

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CJM726
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to HHI and this restaurant did not disappoint. The service was top notch, food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect! 10/10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were disappointed. CQ’s was one of our favorite restaurants on HHI. My seafood pasta dish left much to be desired. There was hardly any lobster, the sauce was watery and the pasta mushy/overcooked. My husband’s strip steak was very good but the potatoes were cold. The waiter brought the dish back to the kitchen and it was returned with a lot of gravy all over the food. When I booked the reservation on Open Table, I noted that it was for an anniversary celebration. CQ’s did not acknowledge it even though we ordered dessert. Very disappointing. Certainly not worth the $300 including tip.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So deliciously delicious- gorgeous night to sit outside! Food wonderful great service- loved our special date at CQ’s!!!

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JeffS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Well prepared. Shane was an excellent waiter, knowledgeable, witty. Overall a very good experience. As all resort areas food is expensive.

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vipMarkR
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good. However, after spending well over $100 for dinner, I was required to go to my vehicle 10 minutes away to retrieve a $9.00 parking pass so they could credit me on the dinner tab. Sad that a customer can’t be trusted. Left an otherwise bad taste in my mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How the staff dealt with us was amazing!! Crazy 60 year old women acting like kids is hard! So much fun. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shane was an excellent server. Being close to the kitchen door increased traffic flow but the atmosphere made up for it. Food was outstanding and never disappoints.

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bashlew
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times before and always have enjoyed our experience. This the was the best. Server was excellent, the menu choices was varied and well prepared. Evening was a success.

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vipMarkAndFriends
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dreamy night!

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Benny
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to CQ’s for a number of years…but we were so glad to be back! Our dinner was excellent and the service was perfect! Be sure to try the lobster & shrimp
Pasta dish…yum! We will be back!

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Lextrvlr
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This restaurant with a very interesting history, was very disappointing. The servers ( I know they are hard to get) seemed polite but unsure of themselves. There was a "overseer" type gentleman following the hostess and servers continuously without lifting a finger to help. Creepy.
We paid a hefty sum for some of the worst crab cakes I have ever had. 90% filler with the consistency of mashed potatoes.
My advice, if in Sea Pines stick with Sea Pines Resort properties.

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TomP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great time

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vipcooper
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner but come a few times a year .One of our favorites. Always all good.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, excellent food

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vipDebbieD
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, gorgeous setting. Bartender John great asset to the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - a friend recommended and did not disappoint. I cannot wait to return. On vacation I’m used to slower service but the food came out so fast and perfectly. I’d say that was shocking… but only because I’m used to slower services coming from NY!

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vipDidNotLoveIt
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and great service. A must for any Hilton Head visit.

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Simoneb
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again we had an excellent experience at CQ. The wait staff was very friendly, efficient and professional. The food was excellent as well. They even served the cobbler very hot as requested by us which doesn't often happen. Very satifying experience and we'll definitely be back.

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vipTeenaM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Pork chop and strip steak were very tough. The Cesar salad was soggy. Shane made me take my ESA tiny Yorkie out of the restaurant. No other restaurant on HHI had any issue with her. She remains in her carrier and makes zero noise!

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TerryJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Our party of six had a great time.

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vipVikingRagnar
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly worth going too; food, staff, ambiance great a bit pricey but is HH so what can you expect.

MG
MikeG
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinning experience. Ava was our server and she did a fabulous job.

FAQs

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

CQ's is rated 4.5 stars by 2303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.