Alfred's Restaurant

4.9
562 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
***NOTE - we will be closed for renovation Jan 1-26, 2022***
For an unforgettable evening on Hilton Head Island, head to Alfred's Restaurant for German and European cuisine by chef Heath Prosser and his team. Care has been taken to bring a wide wine selection from around the world, namely France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, California, and of course Germany to pair with the menu. Nothing is overlooked to ensure the globally-inspired dishes at Alfred's Restaurant go beyond expectations. Along with many entrées from the land and sea, be sure to look over the German selections, including sauerbraten, jaegerschnitzel, roasted duckling and the very popular German mix platter. With indoor dining as well as our new covered and heated outdoor courtyard, you are sure to find the right seat in the house. Reservations highly recommended.
Alfred's Restaurant a remarkable island tradition that should not be missed by locals or those on vacation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 562 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptional with many choices. Great wine selection as well. Very the grilled pork chop… it won’t disappoint!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE …. Food is always excellent here. True HHI gem

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MarthaD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very large portions of delicious food. We sat outside, so noise level was not an issue - it was quiet. Will definitely go back when we return to Hilton Head.

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HowardS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Alfred's before a play across the street. The Cream of Mushroom soup is terrific.

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CherylB
Tunisia
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Alfred’s many times and this visit was as perfect as always! We sat for our reservation right away. Service was fabulous and the food was amazing! Can’t wait until our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

William treated us very well with attentive service and recommendations. My pork chop was very tender and cooked to perfection. My wife’s saur braten was excellent. We will be back for sure.

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vipJoeworlddiner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal. Very attentive service. Definitely recommend

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Caziebar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service were excellent. The restaurant is very small and we had to wait for our table, despite our reservation. Absolutely worth the wait and will return on our next trip to
Hilton Head.

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LPLP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Great little restaurant. Very hard to locate and I’m a local! Noise level high ; probably because it’s so small.
Good service; crowded on evening we went
Drinks overpriced $15 and $18).
I got flounder special ($40) husband got pork schnitzel ($29); par prices for good restaurant on island.
That all being said—-We would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience at Alfred's and every aspect was exceptional! Definitely adding it to our recurring dining list!!

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ConnieG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve 2021 was spent with a very dear friend. We traveled from Vancouver and Miami respectively for a much needed pandemic visit.
Was responded to well through their booking app several times and reservations confirmed.
Greeted promptly at 8:58 pm and seated.
Great attentive service, food was excellent quality, very tasty and hot. Our meals came in a very timely manner.
It was busy and well planned for such a tiny place.
Definitely a great choice for such a special night. We will be back for sure...

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ClaudiaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was awesome. Sat at the chef's bar and all the food looked wonderful. I wanted it all. Had the pate de jour and it was exceptionally delicious. Great German offerings.

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vipMomo
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another fabulous dinner at Alfred’s. Dinner with my sweetie and we both ordered specials—halibut and beef Wellington. He had the marvelous mushroom soup as an appetizer and we topped of the meal by splitting an apfel strudel.

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CarolW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Xmas eve and very busy....however, service was 5 star and food was 5 star

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve.

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SuzanneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top notch German dinner! Salad, schnitzel, and the best apple strudel we’ve ever had! Room needs a facelift but the service is friendly and prompt!

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CandyceN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! First time dining there and will NOT be the last! Superb food, lovely staff….

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1retiredlady
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We had the Chilean sea bass, beef filet, rainbow trout, and shrimp and scallops, and all were delicious. The halibut, which we had heard was really good, was not available so that was disappointing. But the wine list was very extensive, and the dessert hummingbird cake was worth it all.

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vipKMack
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurants that “locals” know…

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation request and was warmly welcomed by Linda who had the perfect table for us and provided great service. Chef Heath and Sou Chef Jorge prepared two great steaks that were cooked perfectly. Accompanied by a bottle of Buehler Cabernet it was a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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Leanie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

If the noise level allowed us to speak to our dinner partners this would have been an outstanding experience. When you must lean across the table in an effort to hear ,not such a pleasant experience. In fairness to the venue I don't know how much control you have when a large group is in the center of the room. I am quite sure they had a wonderful experience. The people we were with called this morning thanking us for introducing them to this Restaurant and only wishing it wasn't so noisy.

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vipDavidP
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After dining here, I want to leave a bad review so I can keep this place all to myself - but then they wouldn't be able to stay in business! Our server, Aldo, was awesome. After we ordered, he came to the table to tell me they had just served the last of the halibut (my favorite fish), but they could substitute the grouper - it was probably the best fish I've ever eaten. The sauerkraut was so good, I took a quart home. You can see their chefs preparing your food, and the owner came by as well. This is just a wonderful little place, and a hidden gem. Could not have been more pleased.

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Sarasota
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to take friends for a special dinner and they said it was a great gift. Wonderful food and drinks in an environment conducive for friends to take time to celebrate the Christmas Holiday The staff and Chef made it a memorable experience for all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Excellent wine list. Meals were delicious and the apple strudel was to die for.
Very professional staff.

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JoeG
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food served by a competent staff. All in all a very good dinning experience.

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vipMandM
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return trip to Alfred's, but it's been over a year due to the pandemic. They honored my table request, which was nice, and we were seated right away upon entering. Happy to discover that William was our server----he's the consummate professional and does everything flawlessly. He's served us several times over the past few years.
My wife had the "Potato-crusted Halibut Special", and it was not only beautifully presented, but delicious....yes, I had to have a bite. Wow.
I had the Escargot appetizer (as good as it gets! and enjoyed dunking the crostinis afterward) and the Veal Scaloppini---one of the best entrees I've ever had anywhere.
Perfect temperature and amazing flavor, executed perfectly by Chef Heath. Close your eyes and pick anything on the menu---it'll be amazing & that's a promise. It was hard to turn down the 3 entree specials offered, they all sounded like masterful choices, but I've had the Veal Scaloppini before and I just COULD NOT ignore it. I was not disappointed. Funny, but there was a 30-something lady at a table behind us, and she was raving exuberantly about her meal from start to finish. It reminded me of THE famous line in "When Harry Met Sally"---you know the one. Anyway, she was obviously a "foodie" and she was absolutely impressed.
The food was great, service superb, ambiance quiet, cozy, & romantic.
Alfred's is a hidden gem frequented by discerning locals, so I definitely recommend it
if you're looking for a wonderful evening. The owners and staff are awesome, very professional but genuinely kind & congenial, and it's quite obvious that they appreciate GREAT food and each patron's enjoyment.
I know the finest Hilton Head restaurants very well, and Alfred's stands strong in my personal "top 5" spots. And all of those are shining lights on the island
and have been a long time. Appreciative kudos to Chef Heath & Linda, William, and the support staff. A well-deserved toast to those who gave us a wonderfully memorable evening, again.

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vipHiltonHeadGal
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service, portions very generous. Lots of variety in the menu, many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had in our lives. Outstanding.

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vipJCol
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Alfred’s for our 48th wedding anniversary. This was the first time there under the new owner and we found no difference in the quality of the restaurant. We shared an appetizer (pâté) which was delicious and enough to share. The main course was potato encrusted halibut on a bed of spinach which we both ordered and it was fabulous. Our dessert was apple strudel with ice cream also very tasty and big enough to share. Our meal was accompanied by a slightly pricey bottle of wine- a super Tuscan- which was fantastic. Overall, we felt that the changeover in the restaurant’s owner didn’t miss a beat in continuing the high quality of Alfred’s.

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vipStephanieT
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite place to eat at. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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MauraP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. AMAZING FOOD ! this place is fabulous !

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viplynns
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our special pre-Christmas at Alfred’s. We were really looking forward to having our German favorites there. They did not disappoint us! I’m posting a pic of the sampler platter. The owners are very warm and you feel you are among friends. They even helped me try and find a special earring I lost while I was there! (I found it outside in pine needles on the path the next day!) Thanks!

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JohnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent! Must make reservations in advance for seating since the restaurant is small. Had a party of six with no problems.

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Bebe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us were sooooo happy with our service, appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. Yum, yum, yum, we will be telling everyone to go!

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CharlieC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The only reason I rated a three star was because it took 20 minutes to place a cocktail order and 20 minutes for someone to take our dinner order.
You could tell they were very much understaffed. Glad we were not being in too hungry that night.

Alfred's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that your service was slower than normal - it was totally my fault as I assigned your table to a waiter and he had a 12 top at the same time which is what caused the service to be slow. We endeavor to make sure that all guests are served in a timely manner and it is only through comments such as yours that we can continue to improve. I'll be happy to look after you personally next time to ensure a speed of service more suited to your preference. Kind regards, Linda Prosser

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vipGwen
Charleston
127 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were four of us who dined this particular night. We had previously been here but our out of town friends had not. One of who was born and raised in Germany loved the food! Authentic german choices and they did not disappoint. The desserts were out of this world. Service was also top notch.
Our only complaint was an adjacent table of boistorus women who were very distracting. Not the restaurants fault!

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JoyceM
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfred’s is our favorite restaurant to dine. The food is always delicious. The service is wonderful.

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viplextraveler
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and we enjoyed the atmosphere. It is crowded and not socially distanced but we were okay with that. If you want more space they have outside tables with heaters that are very comfortable. This is a great place with even better food.

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TamalaS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience ! Wonderful food with big portions. The atmosphere was elegant and the wait staff very attentive. You will want to return because the different flavors of food are distinctly Theirs. We will be back and bring friends with us!!!

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Jack
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! What a fabulous little gem on our island!

FAQs

Alfred's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Alfred's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 562 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.