Some selections were good, others mediocre at best.
The food was terrific, the service was both pleasant and efficient and the ambience was outstanding. We would and have strongly recommended CQs to a number of friends.
Excellent food, historic history and friendly service
As always it didn't disappoint! Waitress friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Relaxing and enjoyable with delicious food.
The food was wonderful and the service perfect. We had a very nice evening
CQ’s is one of our favorite dining spots on island. There is something about a “moose” at the bar welcoming you to this great dining establishment. And the “welcome cats” at the front door are pretty special, too. Simply put, this is great food, at great prices (try the 3 course tasting from 5:00PM - 5:30PM for starters) with great service and expertly prepared hand-crafted cocktails. A “walk about” the harbor after dinner is a must.
On vacation with mom & sister asked nice lady at a shop for a recommendation and the food was very good and the waitress Kristin was outstanding
What a lovely surprise. Great ambience in an intimate setting, great menu & great food. We will definitely return.
We love the consistency. My wife loved the Calamari appetizer and the Tuna entree do she had it again. I wanted to experience more of the menu and syart
The food was excellent but we felt very rushed. I was not able to finish my cocktail before the meal arrived, hence had no chance to order a glass of wine with main course.....
Nobody asked whether we were satisfied when we were leaving. Overall, very indifferent treatment. Disappointing experience, we had been there before and it was better.
Too expensive for fast food.
Excellent experience. The meal was delicious and service was wonderful. One of the best restaurants on Hilton Head!
Most uncomfortable chairs I have encountered in a restaurant. Nothing charming about them.
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
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.
Excellent food & service. Always a favorite
Debbie is a great waitress!
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Absolutely fantastic meal
service was at the best
food was just wonderful
Looking forward to our next dining experience
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.
Great Valentine's dinner. Good variety menu. All my favorites. Friendly attentive service. Emplyees knowledgeable and offered good suggestions.
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.
It was a wonderful evening ~ good food & great service!! Even got a long stemmed red rose for Valentine’s Day.
Food very good. Service good and server friendly. Bit expensive.
Superb service and excellent food. Love the ambiance
Diverse menu. Great wait staff. Very good cocktails. Worth a repeat visit.
Service was excellent, our meal was very good. Casual atmosphere, very relaxing. Good wine list
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.
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.
My wife left her purse there by accident. The staff secured it and had it ready for me to pick up the next day
Food is excellent. We enjoy ourselves every time we go. Staff is friendly and competent .
Been dining here for many years and have never been disappointed. Lovely restaurant with a great menu/chef and service.
The food is always delicious and the service is right on! Great place for a special occasion!
Celebrated our anniversary with a lovely dinner, good service and excellent wine list.
Great as always. Such a warm and inviting atmosphere with great food.
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.
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.
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.
The food was great.
The bartender made a great martini!
Love the atmosphere!!
A bit pricey for the quality of the meal. Nice staff, old building (which is the charm), but priced a bit over the top.
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.