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CQ's

4.6
1163 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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Cuisines
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
What 1163 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great Food! Great Service! Great ambiance!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The Wedge Salad was awful. If we had not been with a group, my husband would have refused his Wedge Salad. He was the only one of eight to order one so no one else experienced that horrid salad. Worst Wedge he ever ordered!
It was water-logged and the blue cheese was so diluted with the watery, mushy lettuce that it was disgusting.
Why in the world would our server even bring it to the table?
Sherry Byington

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal! Great service!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The four of us all had the early bird dinner. All portions were extremely small . The Salmon and the chicken were dry and tough ( like they may have been frozen). The service was great but food was a poor value for the price!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I haven't been to CQs in quite a few years, but it is still a very wonderful, high quality restaurant for dinner. The food is so good. It is a little pricey, but the price is worth it. The server was very good and was very good at ensuring our dining met our expectations including ensuring the white wine was the right temp for us!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Despite CQ's being swamped due to the Heritage golf tournament we were seated precisely at the time of our reservation. Our food came out quickly and was perfect. Kristin's service was impeccable as usual. I don't know how they did it but they did.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Debbie was great as usual. It was Heritage time and very busy.. we didn’t have high expectations being we booked smack in the middle of the Heritage.. but it was great! Reservation was waiting, service was great but we especially liked that all the waitresses helped each other. Our food was served and another waitress noticed and asked if we wanted fresh pepper.. perfect timing and attention! Great meal. We will be back of course! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great location for dinner during the Heritage. Will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was outstanding ! Quality you can depend on for any occasion. Everyone enjoyed it - great experience and amazing location in harbourtown Hilton head island .

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We did not have a great experience with CQ's. I made reservations via the Open Table app and it immediately generated a call from the restaurant. I made the reservations for 5:15pm in order to take advantage of the Early Bird dining that is advertised. The lady advised she needed a credit card to hold the table and if we were a no-show we would be charged a "no-show" fee. I gave my credit card and we arrived at 5:10pm and were seated quickly. We were not given the early bird menu and I asked for one and the waitress said "oh we are not doing that this week because of the golf tournament." We almost left because we wanted items off the early bird, not off the normal menu. We ended up staying and I had a NY Strip for $42.95 and it was at the best average. We will not be returning to CQ's again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always treated properly reservation was honored on time food and service some of best on Hilton Head

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous as always

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

After dining here numerous times, it was the first time we had to sit upstairs. We didn’t like it, with poor knees, it was a challenge, and it was warmer on that level. We were told we had to request the lower level when we made reservations, we were never told that before that night. However, the service and food were excellent, and that’s why we will dine here again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

On vacation in Hilton Head and stayed near Harbourtown. The island was crazy busy so we knew we should make reservations for dinner. We were able to make reservations at CQs at the time we wanted and were very happy that we did. The food was very good and the service even better. Thanks, Tony. My husband loved the pork chop and I enjoyed the braised short ribs. So the next night we tried to make reservations at a different restaurant but there was no availability. Tried CQs again and were pleasantly surprised. Since we weren't in the mood for a full meal, we enjoyed salads and an appetizer. Luckily, we were seated in Tony's area again! Enjoyed learning about the history of the building.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff was super attentive. We had a great time. It was a little pricey but well worth it. Best place in Hilton Head

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a great dining experience

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Open Table lists this restaurant as entrees under 30. Actually all entrees were 30+. The food was very good. The wait staff was over attentive constantly stoping at our table asking us about our meal. The menu posted on Open Table is out dated.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had in Hilton Head. First time ever eating here after 15+ years visiting and living. Food tasted very fresh and had high quality. Left full and very satisfied. Service was also high quality. Beautiful decor and back story of the building.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We dined at CQ's for Easter Sunday dinner. Everything was just as exceptional as it has been any other time we have been there. CQ's is always a "must visit" when we are at our home in Hilton Head. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food, great service! If you are for a good place to go for a special occasion! Pricey but great.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Just felt meals overpriced for the quality.
Crabmeat quiche simply nothing special. Lamb chops
Requested medium rare. Came rare. Pork chop quite good, but still overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a fantastic meal. Always.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good food and interesting accompaniments. Quite noisy and mediocre environment.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great. Our fave!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Thought the restaurant was steak and seafood, and the menu would reflect this. Wanted filet and the only option was the young adult steak. This option worked out just fine as the portion was small but fit the bill. I was looking for a nice, upscale, steak and seafood place, and this wasn't it. The place has a local following, but I'm going to pass on it next trip.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Table was waiting, Codi, our server was knowledgeable about the menu. The scallops were fantastic, beautifully caramelized on the outside and sweet and soft inside.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Nice island restaurant but not the best. Jazz corner is our best for food and music.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We always enjoy Cqs. This was no exception. Excellent food. Excellent service.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was decent and came quickly, almost too quickly like it was already cooked before we ordered. Just got the feeling that we were being shuffled through like an assembly line by our server. While others received a complimentary starter from the chef, we never received it. Also, she did not ever ask how our food was. Seemed like we did something wrong with her as she was really pleasant with her other table right next to us. I will say the key lime was incredible though. It is pricey but comparable with other higher end fares in Sea Pines.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

On a scale of 1-10 it is easily a 17. Have eaten in a number of good restaurants in HH, this is the BEST

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Awesome! Food was better than ever, and the special attention our server, Laura, gave us was so kind and welcoming. CQ’s has become our go to spot for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Some selections were good, others mediocre at best.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent food, historic history and friendly service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

CQs never dissapoints. I've been dining at CQs since I was a child with my family on vacation and honestly never had a bad meal there. And the service is superb.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

As always it didn't disappoint! Waitress friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Relaxing and enjoyable with delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was wonderful and the service perfect. We had a very nice evening

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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

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