About Red Fish - Hilton Head

Red Fish specializes in excellent seafood and steaks with an upbeat Caribbean/Asian flair. A recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence since 2001, Red Fish offers over 1300 wines from around the world for you to choose in our retail shop to enjoy with your meal (with a small corkage fee) or to take home.

8 Archer Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm
Early dining menu: Nightly 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Cross Street:
Palmetto Bay

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 686-3388

Website:
http://www.redfishofhiltonhead.com/

Executive Chef:
Sean Walsh

Private Party Facilities:
We can cater to any size party, on or off-site. We offer a private room for hire as well as special menus according to your preference.

Private Party Contact:
Betsy Trish: (843) 686-3388

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Red Fish has wine tastings from the fall through the spring. Joining our wine club is free and an excellent way to stay abreast of what's going on around Red Fish wine-wise. Email redfishgenmgr@aol.com to join!

Red Fish - Hilton Head Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
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Cozy (11)
Authentic (9)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I came here for a romantic evening and were not disappointed. We shared the calamari appetizer, he ordered the pork chop and added grits, and I had lobster tail and filet mignon. The food was excellent. Service was great. Price is as expected but well worth it. The venue itself is a bit noisy, but we were seated at a table instead of a booth, which I'm sure would make a difference. Overall it was an incredible dining experience. Highly recommend for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Went to Red Fish again after past visits. Had a good meal for my wife's birthday. We are from NC and when we are in the area we try to eat at Red Fish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years. Red Fish always has great food with new and exciting specials every time we go. It is always special to dine here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere. Great wine selection.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite island restaurant exceeded our expectations! We dined there on Valentine's Day not really because of the holiday but because we so enjoy the John Bracken Trio which plays there Wednesdays. You would expect something to be lacking when out on a holiday but not here. The food, service, everything was somehow the best ever. This is a place you can go and never be disappointed. I had the scallops and lobster mac n cheese, my husband had the strip steak. Yum!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Good service. We always make time for dinner at Red Fish when we visit Hilton Head. Haven’t been disappointed yet!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was good but the food was not what we had come to expect at Red Fish. We had the shrimp & grits which the recipe has changed. The new recipe is OK but not even close to the old recipe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dining experience. Scallops were great and the lobster Mac and cheese divine. Lynne had the Alaskian halibut it was excellent also. After dinner drinks were superb and wine was delicious. Recommend to anyone who loves seafood and fine dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

My reservation mentioned my birthday and we were treated to a wonderful coconut cake. Other options sounded goo, too. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

great food, reasonabe price

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This restaurant was expensive and pretentious. They say they have a 'notable wine list' - but that is untrue.

The portion sizes are minuscule and not very noteworthy - not fine dining for sure.

Plates come immediately and are whisked before you even finish your meal!!!! I felt like they were trying to get us out of there. Servers are rude.

Not a place I would recommend or come back to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Four of us had an early dinner here while we were visiting Hilton Head. We all ordered off the early bird menu. It was a great value and included soup or salad and a glass of wine. My husband loved the shrimp and grits, but noted it definitely needed more spice. I had the salmon which was just ok. It was well cooked but very bland, as were the vegetables and mashed potatoes. The salads were very basic. For any early bird special it wasn’t the best meal we’ve had. Everything needed seasoning.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Kelsie was great! She was very pleasant and made very good recommendations.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is always excellent at Red Fish. They have an extensive wine list, and the servers are knowledgeable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

First time there during Restaurant Week. Live music on Wed so fun and unexpected. Dining was in the retail wine shop so intimate and delicious food in a good atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a very nice dinner here. My wife needs to eat gluten-free. Our server was knowledgeable of what on the menu was allowable for my wife, and if she was uncertain, she checked with the chef, rather then making a decision on her own. The food was well delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We have been on Hilton Head Island for a week, and our dinner at Red Fish was by far the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Red Fish is my wife's favorite restaurant and the food is always excellent. The service is normally very good, but there are occasions when they get more patrons than they can handle quickly. The atmosphere in the bar area is very nice. The main dining room is not inviting and they don't seem to use it much. Prices are very comparable to top in restaurants in D.C., Atlanta and other cities, so if you're looking for a good meal at a good price Red Fish is not for you. If cost isn't a concern then you do get your money's worth.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been dining here in Hilton Head Island since 1998 and this is our GO TO place! Wonderful food and delightful surroundings. The staff is professional and kind! Fresh local fish! Something for everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a pleasure to be here....food is creative and delicious, wines exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waiter was unatentave and didn’t come around to check on table we had to keep asking for everything!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

All six of us chose off the Restaurant week menu. We had an awesome dinner last year at this time.
My duck & date appetizer was delicious. But the duck main entry was just not very flavorful. The chocolate torte w gelato was delightful.
Our friend said the scallops were perfect!
The 3 men all ordered the barramundi - it came chopped up in a bowl. They said it was mediocre.
One guest had the flank steak and said it was okay.
Was not our typical great food night at Red Fish. So all but one of us were disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Waitress was fantastic. Menu for early restaurant week was nice. My barramundi was fabulous. Scallops were okay but not what we have become accustomed to at Red Fish. Desserts and great coffee capped a nice meal.

Overall a wonderful night for our son’s birthday.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fine dining establishment with a retail wine store offering around 1,500 selections you can purchase (in lieu of ordering off wine list) and enjoy ($10 corkage charge). Seared scallops with lobster mac ‘n cheese extraordinary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Met up with friends in Hilton Head to celebrate New Years Eve together. Red Fish was the choice for dinner and it was a great selection. Food was superb, wait service excellent and no one pressured us to leave, so it was thoroughly relaxing.
A little noisy, but not deafening. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for New Year’s Eve. As fast as the food was delivered to the table, our entrees must have been prepared in advance. Food quality was good, but the price was relatively high for the value received.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We Had a Deliciously Perfect Anniversary and New Years Eve. From the Appetizers, to the meal, from the Accomodating Hostess to our Server, it was By Far one of the Most Memorable Evenings we've shared on the Island
It Just May Become a Yearly Tradition!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE! Great service and good food. Excellent experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great shrimp and grits and burgers. Great wine selection.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were seated at 7:17 pm and at 7:30 no one had yet to approach our table. This is considered to be an upscale dining experience and we are so disappointed. We left.
It is truly not forgivable to be ignored. I used to train servers and 30 seconds was the standard to make contact with your table and suggest a cocktail, or to ask for an extra minute to serve hot food or cash out a check.
We are not sure we will return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything about the evening was great - food, service, bartending. Dinner with friends we haven't seen in six years - great time by all!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had looked forward to a nostalgic birthday celebration as we had dined here several times in the past. Very disappointed in the service - table not set with adequate settings; sat at a table with no lighting at all; server got daughter’s entree order wrong and she had to wait for her entree to arrive. No effort was made to compensate for the error whatsoever and server cavalier about the mistake. Food was decent but not worth the exorbitant prices. Truly disappointing and will never return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This restaurant was ok. We should have requested a table in the front room which was like a wine cellar. The atmosphere was much more appealing than where we sat in the side room. Food was just okay - nothing all that noteworthy. Service was slow which seems to be common down here in lowcountry. What I thought was most odd was that there was a table in the center of tye room that was just behind our table that seemed to function as a bussing table - there were empty beer bottles and used plates sitting on it and that’s what I looked at during the course of our meal. Overall this place was disappointing and I would not return. I did enjoy the Christmas music they were playing.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was good not great. The service was ok but not great. The ambiance was nice but not great. The prices were reasonable.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Have eaten here many times. This time was really enjoyable. The food, service and music was all excellent. They were only seating people in the bar area which was a wise decision as the crowd was small and having everyone in the same room created a nice buzz and made for a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding staff, great food and wine recommendations. Definitely try the calamari!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great dinner for Christmas Eve.
The Sea Bass was awesome.

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