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About Heyward's - Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

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.

130 Shipyard Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00 pm;Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 842-2400

Website:
http://www.sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland/index.cfm?fa=diningentertainment.home

Entertainment:
Live Local Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in the adjacent Bayley's Bar and Terrace

Catering:
Catered events hosted in one of our meeting rooms or we can delivery and service an event at your venue.

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Heyward's - Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.3

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Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Scenic View (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·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!

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 (Charleston)·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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Dry s Iogtiw

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 (Charleston)·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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We enjoyed the Excellent seafood buffet on Friday night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·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

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2016

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Great service. Food and specialty drink were mediocre at best.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 25, 2015

For an establishment that builds having "dinner daily with a Steakhouse flare", we were not impressed. There was only one other couple in the entire restaurant yet the service was painfully slow. Our drink order was incorrect and the steak I ordered medium was served rare. Will not go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Other than the waiter was okay nothing special. Lot of other options for the money.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2015

It had been raining all day so we decided to eat in our hotel. The food was delicious, but our server, Janine, made our experience very fun. She is a terrific server and very sweet and friendly. The restaurant was a very special hotel restaurant with wonderful food and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2015

The restaurant was VERY cold and it seemed like the heat was broken. We asked for it to be turned up and it was eventually less frigid. The food ranged from really good to "I've had better elsewhere". The medium steak I ordered was a bit too well and dry, but my wife's dish was fine. The lava cake for dessert, however, was fantastic. Overall, it was an OK experience that probably wasn't an adequate reflection of the restaurant because we came during the off season.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2014

The buffet included anything a person could want. Had a nice buffet section for children. Great table, view, and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2014

Was there on a Tuesday night so it was quiet. The food was very good and the service was also very good. I would go back again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 23, 2014

My wife and I were on vacation and stayed at the Sonesta. We booked the in-house restaurant the first night there without really expecting much. To our pleasant surprise, it was quite good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 21, 2014

We were told the advertised seafood buffet was not offered in the off season (Mid March?). I expect it may really have been since we were the only diners. We were also told they knew nothing about the 20% discount offered to the Spinnaker Resort residents even though it was documented by Spinnaker.

Having said all that our server was extremely good and also took it upon herself to tell the manager she was offering the discount since the buffet was not offered and we came in good faith.

The food was OK but nothing memorable except for the price. Basic shrimp and grits that had little taste were $26 and a basic shrimp dish with rice was $28. The coastal chowder was tasty and reasonable at $6.

Overall not a $100 meal before discount.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2013

A little slow with getting our food out.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2013

We were staying at Sonesta Hilton Head Island and decided to give a chance to the hotel's restaurant. Usually, those restaurants are very good. However, Heyward's is a sad exception. The hostess took more than 10 minutes to attend us. We needed to be seated by a waitress, because the hostess was simply "dealing with another guest" (even though the restaurant was far from being full). We came from a road trip through Charleston and Savannah, so we were used to have great food wherever we'd go. We found the food in Heyward's very untasteful. The freshly baked breads and the great argentinian waitress that served us saved our dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2013

First ... The service was excellent and highly attentive. My wife and I both ordered Filet Mignon, hers medium well, mine medium rare. Both orders cooked to perfection. Delicious filets and sides. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2013

For a hotel restaurant, Heyward's was surprisingly good. The ribeye and filet mignon were melt in your mouth tender. Side dishes were enough to share, the mushrooms being exceptionally good. Twice baked potato was enormous but a bit short on flavor. Salmon was cooked to perfection and tasty as well. We sat indoors and on a very warm night it was cool and comfortable. There is a nice outdoor area as well.

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