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CQ's

4.6
1118 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Seven Days, 5-9PM

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(843) 671-2779
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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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
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipPeter (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Most uncomfortable chairs I have encountered in a restaurant. Nothing charming about them.

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Dinnerwfriends (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of the best resturants on the Island. Great old building, service was on target and the food outstanding. Must do if you are visiting. We live here and its one of our favorites

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We typically love CQs and make an effort on each trip to fit in at least one visit. We had reservations and were seated promptly, but at a table literally in the dark. No light for reading the menu. We used our cell phone flash lights. We even requested more lighting and a small wall light was turned on, but it was not sufficient. Difficult atmosphere.
Super slow service, 43 minutes from the time we were seated to bread service. Not sure what was going on with the service, it’s never been so slow or cranky. The restaurant wasn’t near capacity, many empty tables. The bread was served hastily as if she didn’t want to be there, not her usual attitude.
I think we were forgotten because we were sitting in the dark where we couldn’t see and no one could see our table. It was really a terrible experience as far as atmosphere. Super slow, waters ran empty, turtle pace service tonight.
The food was good as usual, but the super slow service and lack of even adequate lighting was horrid.
Our meal lasted more than 2 hours most of which was spent waiting for order to be taken or food service.

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vipSherrieC (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food & service. Always a favorite

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Debbie is a great waitress!

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Gak72 (West Virginia)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

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Eloise (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Disappointed that it was supposed to be BOGO, and when we got there, it was not. Was told on the phone by the reservation taker that it was BOGO for that evening.

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RichardM (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's dinner. Good variety menu. All my favorites. Friendly attentive service. Emplyees knowledgeable and offered good suggestions.

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vipMadison (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Mediocre service and food. We normally really like this place but salmon was really fishy and snapper was bland and almost raw . Butternut bisque was outstanding. Waitress tried to guess what she thought you should say rather than asking how you liked the food or allowing you t say anything. If this was our only experience we would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a wonderful evening ~ good food & great service!! Even got a long stemmed red rose for Valentine’s Day.

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vipdessertdiva (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food very good. Service good and server friendly. Bit expensive.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Superb service and excellent food. Love the ambiance

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Snowbird (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Diverse menu. Great wait staff. Very good cocktails. Worth a repeat visit.

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vipJanice (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was excellent, our meal was very good. Casual atmosphere, very relaxing. Good wine list

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vipSandy (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was okay but the service was very poor, bordering on inattentive. An entree that was served was wrong and in order not to have to wait longer and have one of our party eat alone , we traded and as a result neither of us ate what we wanted. We had BOGO coupons so they automatically added a full gratuity. When I mentioned that I didn’t think it was right to do that, the waitress (who didn’t seem too concerned about her mistake) did change the bill. In the end we left a smaller gratuity. There are far better dining experiences on Hilton Head—neither our friends or us will be returning.

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vipMandM (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

CQ's has been around for decades and has remained consistently good. The current management is doing a great job, and the food and service are excellent. Because CQ's has been around so long, I feel it somehow flies under the radar because of the myriad of the newer fine-dining places, BUT it shouldn't. It's still one of the favorites of local discriminating patrons, and of frequent Hilton Head visitors like us, who always enjoy returning. We particularly like the multiple fish options, and the steaks and chops are always great too. Not to mention the personal favorite dessert Key Lime Pie. It's one of the few cozy, romantic spots whose food rates up there with the wonderful ambience ----- white tablecloths, low light, candles on the table, and a great bottle of wine.....perfect! We were there last month, we were there two nights ago, and we will return with another couple this upcoming weekend....can't wait.

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Foodandview (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife left her purse there by accident. The staff secured it and had it ready for me to pick up the next day

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Marcorr (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food is excellent. We enjoy ourselves every time we go. Staff is friendly and competent .

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vipdelish (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Been dining here for many years and have never been disappointed. Lovely restaurant with a great menu/chef and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is always delicious and the service is right on! Great place for a special occasion!

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Ngeri3 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary with a lovely dinner, good service and excellent wine list.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great as always. Such a warm and inviting atmosphere with great food.

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Rocky (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I had the duck dish and it was amazing! My husband really enjoyed his crab stuffed flounder. The service was excellent. CQs is probably a little pricier than the average on the island but we really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant. It is charming and we have found it to be very consistently well managed over the years, with very good food. We always look forward to returning.

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FoodDiva (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great history here - deep in the heart of Sea Pines. Food was very tasty and presentation was perfect. Service was excellent. Great spot for a special occasion.

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vipqueenmother (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was great.
The bartender made a great martini!
Love the atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A bit pricey for the quality of the meal. Nice staff, old building (which is the charm), but priced a bit over the top.

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vipbudron (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time to CQ's so we didn't know what to expect. What a wonderful old place. Loved reading about the history of it. Loved the setup of little areas of dining space. Our waitress was friendly and wonderful. And our filet mignon comes close to those we've had at the best steakhouses. Will be back to try some other things.

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Brandy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was wonderful

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Case (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and service! One of our island favorites!

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