Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining

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675 reviews
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Seafood
Located next to The Sea Pines Resort's iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, The Quarterdeck, Waterfront Dining offers both indoor and outdoor seating with stunning sunset views over the sparkling waters of Calibogue Sound.

Specializing in fresh, local ingredients, The Quarterdeck is famed for its "fish market" selections, featuring a large variety of fresh seafood including local South Carolina shrimp, oysters, jumbo lump crab cakes, daily catch and much more. Quarterdeck's enticing menu also offers steaks, sandwiches, salads and a great selection of appetizers.

The cuisine is complemented by an expansive beverage menu consisting of unique cocktails, national, regional and local craft beers, as well as an extensive selection of wines by the glass.
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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were not informed of the one option of the three course meal for $65 prior to being seated with our menus. Quite frankly this is a huge disappointment from one of our favorite island restaurants.

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TJ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was New Years Eve. Lot’s of noise but festive.

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed in the quality of the food, especially for the money spent. The service was very slow as well.

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p
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dissappinted online reservations ended at 5:30pm but as we were leaving close to 7pm, people were being seated. We also stopped in prior day at 6pm and were told.kitchen was closed. It's random

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We were ther during off season and the place was totally dead. The reservation on Open table said it was to be on the second floor overlooking marina. second floor was closed and we were seated in a small room on first floor that was poor ambience at best.

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BU
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had broiled mahi mahi which was excellent. Vegetable soup and vegetable of the day was very good also. Rice pilaf was crispy/undercooked.

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

In the off-season you are seated in the back room, which only in the summertime is appealing because of the water view. However, at night it's a very depressing atmosphere. Will not go again. Hamburgers were burned and tasteless. Children's menu is way overpriced. Two burgers, one flatbread pizza, two children's chicken tenders, three glasses of wine and an appetizer $150.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food just ok, view is why you go.

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RR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Best steak, perfectly cooked - excellent. Cozy inside dining. Great view of boats and harbor. People watching and live music in outside area. Service was good, but not particularly attentive. Waiter didn't check on us, someone else brought our food and then some other person from the staff did a quick stop by when nearly finished with the meal.

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PH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner we had was the best one we have had at Hilton Head! Absolutely delicious — and watching the sunset was an added treat!

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem of a restaurant in the beautiful Harbourtown marina. The service is top notch. I happen to love the grilled romaine salad with local shrimp; and the menu offers many options to choose from. The live music is great and not too loud. Highly recommend!

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RB
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good whenever we have eaten there. We have been coming here for many years

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K
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was rude and not accommodating. She never smiled and wasn't friendly at all to us from the moment we sat down.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious and amazing view!

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We chose to dine here because of the gorgeous views. We had a reservation far in advance requesting a seat w a view for our anniversary. We were seated in an almost empty upstairs dining area literally staring at a wall. In a room almost completely made of windows, and not to mention, almost vacant, we had to turn completely around to see anything other than the tan wall. We politely asked if we might move to another table, and were told they were running on a “tight reservation” schedule. We had an overpriced (for the quality) and horrible at best meal as the room continued to have many unseated tables even as we left. The appetizers were atrocious, leaving much to be desired. We didn’t have appetizer plates or sauces, etc. The chicken I added on to my salad consisted of 3 grilled strips that were worse than the prepared precooked strips in a grocery store, truly couldn’t even chew it. Needless to say, don’t be drawn in by the beauty....unless it’s just for a drink.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

While the views were beautiful, the food was mediocre.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I never leave reviews, but felt I wanted to after dining here. I dined with my husband and three daughters. I was dissapointed that we weren't sat where there was a view, as that was the reason we chose this restaurant. The food was just ok. No bread brought to the table. Broiled scallops were barely cooked, with no color. Shrimp skewer was not hot. $12 flatbread cheese pizza was worth about $2. Staff was pleasant, but for $140 dollars for our family dinner, it was very underwhelming.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Quarterdeck! Two couples on vacation! Loved everything about our dining experience. Our waitress told us the specials and answered our questions. Food was outstanding!

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d
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall it was a great time. Live music by the water is always a good thing. However, our waiter was also the bartender. He didn't seem to really care that we were there. He seemed to rush us to get our food b/c the kitchen was closing. But other people came in after we did and still got food as well. Our reservations were for 8:30 and he said the kitchen closes at 9? Who can actually have a good experience in 30 minutes? It was good and we will go back, just a little earlier to actually be able to really enjoy it.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice restaurant, food was good and did give a variety of options. Worked for our family with 2 kids 10 and under. We were seated on the second floor inside which was nice with good views of the water. We would have had a much better experience if we could have been seated on the outside deck where the acoustic musician was playing (no fault of the restaurant, we decided late to eat there). If we are back in Hilton Head we will go back there.

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Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Took our 18 minute month old granddaughter for an early dinner. Waitress was so kind to her. Very smart to bring her grilled cheese out before anything else. Our meals...tuna and scallops were delicious. We loved listening to to singer when we got outside.

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TW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal my wife and I have ever had! And we have eaten at a lot of 5 star restaurants. Th smoked cheddar dip was delicious!!!!! The filet mignon was the best steak I’ve had. The only bad part was it’s taken us 4 trips to Hilton Head to find this restaurant! Our waiter was great! Funny... personal... and on top of the drinks! Can’t wait to go back! And the view was one of a kind of the harbor!

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Young ladies at front desk were inattentive and rather short when challenged about our seating. Gave an untruthful responce.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 20

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Lots of families with small children. We were there early and just the two of us, and we unexpectedly were overwhelmed by the noise of the kids. Otherwise the place was great. Great view great food great service!

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PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

There were lots of vacant tables but our request for a table with a view was declined and we were forced to sit at a table in a quiet area that quickly filled with a large party (and us). Ambience, food and service were less than hoped for. Overall felt disappointed.

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DW
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the view is one of the best.

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ER
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Handsome waiter Ryan was very attentive. Fried shrimp did not disappoint!

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VR
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and the view of the sunset over the ocean was spectacular. Recommend highly. Our waiter was also great.

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AA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. Prices were extremely high for the value. The dishes we ordered were 75% french fries and just two small pieces of fish. The service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Worst place we have ever been on the island in my 45 years

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K
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice views but the food isn’t that great. Low quality. Better values with much better food on the island.

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e
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We really liked the calamari and she crab soup. Entrees were so-so. Service was great.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food options and see if peaceful view of the water.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just okay. Service was good.

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CU
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views were spectacular. Our server was amazing. She was very attentive and interacted well with the children in our party. With a party of 10, she did an amazing job.

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GO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Food not prepared properly. Requested twice to be recooked
Staff not attentive
Facility needs us dated.

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WA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The sea(food) was nothing spectacular compared to the other seafood we ate on HHI. The service was attentive but server lacked any personality. The atmosphere was boring. We were told that we could not sit in desired water view area when we had made reservations. Maybe eating out on the patio would have been more fun.

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EP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My review may not be fair because my hubby is an amazing cook. I found the food here very generic. We have gone to 2 seafood restaurants at Hilton head and decided home cooking is best. This restaurant was huge and because it serves a huge volume of customers you cant expect much more than generic soulless food. Lots of families with very young children. That’s who they are catering to. Expensive for the lack of taste though. Nice view of the sunset.

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