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Heyward's - Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

33 reviews
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$30 and under
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The premier restaurant for the Sonesta Resort and Shipyard Plantation. The restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner daily with a Low Country flare. Featuring our seasonal Friday Night Seafood Buffet and nightly specials inspired by local ingredients. We take great pride in offering exceptional steaks, succulent seafood and exceptional wine. This upscale dining offering offers views of the lush landscape surrounding the resort located just off the ocean front in Shipyard Plantation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00 pm;Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 842-2400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catered events hosted in one of our meeting rooms or we can delivery and service an event at your venue.
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Live Local Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in the adjacent Bayley's Bar and Terrace
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are Saying
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipalysiab (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The Friday night seafood buffet is hard to beat
Start with a cup of seafood bisque, move in to clams, mussels, shrimp, and oysters. Take a break and get a slab of prime rib. With a baked potato and salad .Then sample the many fish dishes and end with mini desserts
Then sit for an hour before going home
Do it all over again next Friday night🙃

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed this restaurant during a business trip, well staffed with very trained and attentive staff. Especially appreciate the flexibility to provide gluten free options to existing menus. Food was excellent and well prepared. Excellent value for a hotel venue.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed the food thoroughly but it was 9:30 at night and the room was very bright! For just 2 people, it should have had soft lighting to make it more intimate and special.

vipKenK (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was great. The waitress was excellent. Relaxing time after day on the road.

vipRickshaw (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

The Open Table reservation did not show up on their list. We were able to get a table anyway.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Enjoyed the Friday night seafood buffet which included prime rib. A nice assortment of vegetables, cheese, salad , bisque and desserts rounded out our meal . The food was tasty--our server was pleasant and attentive. We were happy to have a window seat overlooking the manicured pool area . We hope to return soon!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Everything was great! The food and experience was wonderful! Our waitress was so good with our son, keeping him entertained and brought his food out soon after we ordered, so he didn't have to wait to eat!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

This restaurant is amature at best. The food is overpriced and poor quality. I would actually go as far as guessing there was no actual chef there. I ordered the penne and artichoke pasta. The menu said it had grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, panchetta. It however came out with tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms. Not even any meat. How does that happen that I receive a completely different dish that wasn't on the menu?? Service was good, it wasn't her fault. The pasta was taken off. They also made a new one. It had correct ingredients, but still wasn't good. We had the calamari appetizer and I scratched my toungue and almost choked on some disgusting fish bone thing... strange right since there are no bones in calamari?!?

We have eaten there many times in the hotel. It's all just average. Don't expect a great vacation meal.

vipDgeatsalot (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Fantastic night. We had the seafood buffet. Everything was delicious and our server was so great. We were celebrating our anniversary and ate as a family with my mom and 2 year old. The server even brought us a personalized Happy Anniversary dessert and a single rose! They were so welcoming and kind to my two year old as well! It was upscale and family friendly all at once! We will return.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Dry s Iogtiw

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Service was very slow, after 40 minutes we finally had the "bread lady" stop by the table and never saw her again - kitchen was extremely backed up according to our server - our server had a wonderful personality but not so much on the follow up

vipAnthonyB (Denver)
2.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

My food was served luke warm.My husband ordered a medium rare steak and it came well done. I got very little food for the price. My pasta was supposed to come with sausage, bit instead came with beef. The lobster mac n cheese was delicious. Otherwise, disappointing.

vipRick (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

We enjoyed the Excellent seafood buffet on Friday night.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

This was our first time dining at Heyward's - Sonesta Resort and we were very pleased with our decision to try it. The menu has interesting and tasty choices and we were very satisfied with our meal and dessert. It's a special place to go for a special evening out! Our waitress was wonderful, too!

Rick (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

An excellent restaurant in the Sonesta Beach Hotel. Not well known. At times during our dinner we were the only table being served. When we went home after a two hour dinner there were three tables being served.

The food was high quality and service outstanding (but we were the only table) LOL

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed the Christmas night buffet to the fullest extent. Our waiter Patrick made the evening so delightful. The food was scrumptious. A perfect choice for the holiday while visiting Hilton Head Island!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

The ambience was very nice. However, the seafood buffet was not really hot and the fish was dried up. On the other hand, the hand carved prime rib was tasty and tender. The servers were very pleasant and attentive.

RLMitch (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2016

Omar was our server and we loved everything about the dining experience, fish and steak were above average in pleasant atmosphere.

vipKatL (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Reserved Heyward's but when we arrived we were told Heyward's was closed and we were sat at the lunch restaurant instead. The food was ok but the service was extremely, extremely slow. We were one of only 2 tables in the restaurant.

RenatoC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

Very satisfied with this experience! We'll come back !