Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining

3.9
801 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 801 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio with a wonderful view. Food was yummy too.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Food was best on island. Service was best all week. Waiter was always available and manager moved us to quieter section with beautiful sunset view without even asking.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, Diner. Thank you for taking the time to review The Quarterdeck. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us. Here at The Quarterdeck we strive to give all of our guests a great experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again! Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seated in the back of the restaurant next to a large, loud party. I got up and looked into the main restaurant and saw a perfect table next to a window. We asked and we're moved. Why did I have to ask to move....why weren't we seated in the main room to begin with, we had a reservation?

S
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful views of the sun setting - good food but nothing fancy or exceptional. Our waiter was good. Busy place - lots of groups!

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, Sharonk. Thank you for taking the time to review The Quarterdeck. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us. Here at The Quarterdeck we strive to give all of our guests a great experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again! Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
BE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced for portions.. apparently paying for great waterfront views

TC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We were on vacation in HHI. The view was beautiful from our table. Food was very tasty. Our waitress took brought our drinks and appetizers. She stated she wouldn’t put out entree orders in until we finished our appetizers. We were still eating our appetizers when our entrees were brought out. We had to tell another waiter to our wine order because our waitress wasn’t around. It would have been nice to have the quality of service the same as the food. Felt rushed and unattended.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, TheresaC. Thank you for reviewing The Quarterdeck. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and amazing views, but it seems as if your dining experience with us was anything but exceptional and for that I would like to apologize on behalf of the restaurant. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
JD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, food was sub-par for the price. Incredible views but for me not worth the price.

AD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are amazing. I actually like sitting outside at this location better but the AC was nice because of the heat. The inside was nice just loud kids and families. Like the music provided outside.
Server, Brandon, was very nice and my food was good.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, AmyD! Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback about The Quarterdeck. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us. Here at The Quarterdeck we strive to give all of our guests a fantastic experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
JP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I had gone in person to ask the reservation people to ask the chef if he would consider making a vegetarian dish for my daughter. Veggie choices were limited. I also asked if they could bring a dessert for my son in law since it was his birthday. I SAW the reservationist put these notes in my reservation. When we got there, we received the table I had booke , but got the waitress from hell. It took a long time to get drinks and when she brought them, she announced that they had no limes. No apology or anything, just we have no limes. Since we were having margaritas, that sucked. The rest of the meal, it was like she couldn't wait to get the order and leave our table. The food was ok, but not served hot. She announced that they had no extra vegetarian choices for my daughter. It was obvious that they did not review the reservation notes. After the dinner was over, there was no dessert offered for my son in law. I asked to see the manager. The waitresses' attitude was horrible through the dinner plus the things I asked for were totally ignored. The manager was apologetic and took 25% off the bill, but it was our last night of the trip and did not go the way we wanted --left a sour note on our Hilton Head trip. I would not go back to this place.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Aweful! Do not waste your hard earned money. Only good thing about the evening was the view

M
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We’ve been recurring customers in past and disappointed this time and .50 for not even a slice of bread. How cheap is that

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There to celebrate a birthday. Dining area was only about 2/3 full but server wasn’t attentive during the meal. The adults in the party (7) all ordered cocktails prior to apps and those were fine, but after meals came out the server disappeared. At least half of the adults would have ordered another cocktail but the server never came by. By the time he asked if it was time for the children’s desserts , everyone’s drinks were empty as well as their waters (which were never refilled either.) he brought the children’s desserts and never asked if anyone else wanted dessert. By the time he came back so we could ask if there even was dessert (the kids were done) and he said two pies and cake, none of which sounded appetizing and none of which he sounded very enthusiastic about. We were there to celebrate a birthday but ended up going home and figuring something else out to end the night.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is located directly under the lighthouse and is situated so that you catch beautiful views of the harbor and sunset! We were very pleased with the service we received and the menu offered an excellent variety of dining options for the different members of our group. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated quickly by very friendly staff members. Highly recommend!

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, Diner. Thank you for taking the time to review the Quarterdeck. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us. We look forward to having with dine with us in the future. Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
AC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great experience dining at Quarterdeck! The views from the second floor were excellent and made for a nice dinner after a day at the beach. Our server, Tony, was especially great and provided wonderful service! We would highly recommend dining here if at Sea Pines.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, ACan! Thank you for reviewing The Quarterdeck. We are always happy to hear when our guests have a fantastic dining experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
MO
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the atmosphere was picturesque and relaxing. Our server was pleasant and available to meet our needs. The food order came out in a timely fashion and was played nicely. Portion sizes were just right. We look forward to our next visit.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded a day ago

Hello, Michelle O. Thank you for reviewing the Quarterdeck. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with us. Here at The Quarterdeck we strive to give all of our guests a great experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again! Thank you, Quarterdeck Management

Report
LH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

View of the ocean was great. Service was pretty good. Although the table wasn’t set, so we had to ask for silverware to eat out food when it arrived. Wouldn’t recommend it. Food not that great.

BR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating here for years and enjoy it. The last couple of years have been exceptional.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hello BrendaR. Thank you for taking time to review The Quarterdeck. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience dining with us. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
CH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

How do you run out of beer? I asked for a Miller lite and you were out. The asked for a ultra draft same thing sorry sir we are out. In July you are out of beer?

KG
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Atmosphere was great! Beautiful place to watch the sunset! Our server was good but it took forever to get our food. Once the food arrived the flavor was good but some of it was cold.

DA
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food not good & service was worse. I think our waiter forgot to turn in our order. I think he is new but nevertheless no excuse. There were 10 of us & others should have helped him.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great views good service good prices

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello Diner. Thank you for taking time to review The Quarterdeck. I’m so happy you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to having you join us again in the future. Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
MK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely recommend going there during sunset, very pretty view from upstairs. Also, recommend the marinated jerk chicken, was probably one of the best chicken meals I’ve had! Thought it was a bit too pricey for the kids meals, but otherwise great experience.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello MarykateM. Thank you for taking time to give us feedback on your recent visit to The Quarterdeck. We are happy you enjoyed dining with us. At The Quarterdeck, we strive to provide all of our guests with a fantastic experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and great views of the sunset and water and golf course

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance on back deck watching the sunset amazing. Service amazing. Food left a little to be desired. Shrimp and fish was delicious the fries and coleslaw so so. Will definitely go again and recommend.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello Sams. Thank you for reviewing The Quarterdeck. We are happy you enjoyed the service, our shrimp and fish and our beautiful views. At The Quarterdeck, we strive to provide all of our guests with a great experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again! Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service - Dorreet was amazing and very friendly ! Food was amazing ! Will be back for sure

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello Opentable Diner. Thank you so much for taking time to review The Quarterdeck. We are pleased you enjoyed the service provided by Doretta as well as your overall dining experience. We are always happy to learn the restaurant staff is providing our guests with great service. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
DL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get together!

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello DianeL. Thank you so much for taking time to review The Quarterdeck. We strive to provide all of our guests with a great experience like the one you and your friends had dining with us. We look forward to having you join us again in the future! Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We’ve had great experiences in the past at this restaurant, it has been a regular step on our vacation for years. But for some reason the service was really off this time. Food was just OK. As always the view is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

While the view was amazing, the service was not prompt and the food was just OK. Food was not worth the price - easy to see why this gets low stars in Harbor Town. Disappointed.

TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great location and views if only the food matched the ambience

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside in front of the pier and enjoyed the waterfront view. Amazing view, service and food. Will definitely be back!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Prompt service, and especially reassuring with respect to our having to deal with severe not allergies. Our server, Brian, was especially knowledgeable, and helpful in allowing us to navigate the food allergy, which turned out to be pretty easy with their menu. Only dessert items were off-limits, and the fish was fresh, prepared well, and served with excellent sides.

Quarterdeck Waterfront Dining
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hello Diner. Thank you for giving us feedback on your recent visit to The Quarterdeck. We are so happy you enjoyed dining with us. At The Sea Pines Resort, we strive to provide all of our guests with a fantastic experience. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Thank you, The Quarterdeck Management

Report
HD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Place was virtually empty, but server rushed us out the door. Entrees arrived a few bites into our salads. He came over to recite dessert menu while we were still eating dinner, too.

W
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice view. Denzil was great! Children were uncontrolled makes for bad experience

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family’s favorite Hilton Head Island dinner spot. Food is delicious. Beautiful views of Harbour Town & the sound in the upstairs room.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, casual dining spot in Harbourtown. Don’t expect anything more than high volume seafood, but the food is good, and there’s something for everyone on the menu.

AS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food is terrible. Spaghetti squash was reheated and ahi tuna was completely over cooked. With such a nice location, make an effort to be better.

CD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We have been going to Quarterdeck for many years, has good views and the food was good. However, this year that changed. Not sure if it is different management but the quality of food was not good, and their menu was limited.

Two of us had steak and shrimp which was all over cooked; we asked for medium and it was well done. One of us had a hamburger, asked for medium well and it was very over cooked. One of us had fish and it was ok. We did not send any of this back as the service was slow; although our waitress did hustle. We did complain after paying the bill to bring it to their attention.

NC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not good at all. The pizza was something out of a school cafeteria, uncooked and disgusting looking. We had to send it all back. The scallops tasted funny and didn't finish. I would not recommend this restaurant at all. This by the way the 3rs year in a row that we tried eating here.

YC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

We have always been seated upstairs, but not this time. Two very different experiences. Did not care for the atmosphere downstairs.

p
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were able to be seated ahead of time. We were allowed a leisurely pace for dinner. Our waitress was very courteous and attentive however she did have about 6 table 2 with parties of 6 or more so I thought she was a little stretched. Food was excellent and adequate portions

1
2
3
21