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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (40)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Casual (16)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Live Music (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 29, 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 28, 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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always excellent. Cannot come to HHI and not visit Red Fish. One of the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Main dining room was very noisy and service was lack luster. We waited 15 mins before our waiter ever made it to our table, I even had to take my cocktail to the bar for refill as our waiter was too busy that evening. For the price of the food i would recommend looking at other Hilton Head restaurants as I have had amazing meals at that price point at other local venues. Overall we were disappointed in the experience and quality. Please know that it was not horrible, just not worth the money when there are other restaurants on the island that are worth it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very accommodating to my online seating request in the "wine room." If you don't sit there, you could be in a banquet hall any where. The filet was totally overcooked...despite my husband's request for medium rare. But, it was Christmas Eve, crowded and we didn't want to delay the dinner....

Crab cake entree portion size was large. "Local" flounder was quite good. Not expensive, but dependable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We've tried Red Fish 3 times, twice in Bluffton and once in Hilton Head. No doubt the food is very good. But the cost of appetizers, main course, desserts and drinks is just not worth the value. Felt like NYC pricing. No need to go there any more.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, took my girlfriend on a date, she enjoys different restaurants other than the average. Great wine selection, quite cozy place on Hilton Head. Food was amazing,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food. Highly recommend early dining specials-5:15-5:45. Complimentary drink, including wine/ soup or salad, entree. Super prices.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our appetizers ans salads. The seared foils gras was WONDERFUL, but the bread was far too thickly cut--like Texas Toast! Thin toast points would have been far more appropriate for such delicious delicate flavors!.

The sea bass entree was delicious but the soy glazed udon was very salty. The barramundi needed more seasoning and/or a sauce--a disappointing choice.

That said, the service was terrific and we very much enjoyed being there, even if we stick to the appetizers and salads next time.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The thanksgiving 4 course meal was out of this world great! Probably the best meal we have had at Red Fish and that is saying a lot as we have dined there many times. The selections offered were perfect...the crab cakes were the best we've ever eaten and the prime rib was perfectly cooked, juicy, tender and succulent! The apple crisp dessert was simply sinful! Great job as always and so nice to have such a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. Plentiful food, traditional menu but good other options, friendly cheerful service. Can't be beat.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were at Red Fish for Thanksgiving dinner. It was excellent. There was so much food we took home half and had it for dinner the next night. I had the salmon, it was perfect. The pecan pie was really good, couldn’t figure out how it could be so good without being overly sweet like most pecan pies. Decided I never have to cook Thanksgiving dinner again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service, ambiance and food! Cannot wait to return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner. Four courses with choices. Appetizer mushroom puff pastry excellent. Oysters boring. Second course salad good, crab corn soup excellent. Main course turkey and fixings were dry and boring. Desert very good. Our waitress Nicole was awesome. All in all an average experience. Sorry

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The turkey was overcooked; my wife needed a steak knife to cut it. The pumpkin pie was dry.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service and food. Our waiter realized that we had bills stuck together which he very easily could have kept. He did not and returned the excess bills to us! Very honest people and well appreciated! We highly recommend Red Fish

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving day dinner, very good only negative was a martini was 18.50! That’s a little high . Great service though. Just beware what u order to drink!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined with best friends for are annual Thanksgiving meal out. Food was fantastic, server was wonderful and atmosphere perfect. Our first time here for Thanksgiving and it has been our best meal in the 15 years we have been sharing this special day,

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Red Fish has always been my favorite vacation restaurant, usually going 2-4 times during a 2-week vacation a few times each year. I had a horrible experience recently. First, the wait staff and kitchen noise is LOUD when I have an early reservation and few diners are present. There are very FEW veggie options. The prices are high. I ordered fried oysters (two appetizers) for my entree and requested they be lightly battered and fried; they arrived very greasy with NO oyster taste. The accompanying slay was a waste. The carrot cake (which I look forward to for months!) was quite small (a few bites). The service is good. I will NEVER return again; an expensive meal that I should have sent back. Shame on you Red Fish. A major disappointment.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent ding. Great wine selection. Very good service and wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful food, server and atmosphere. Will definitely be back on return visits to Hilton Head.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Predictably outstanding! Ambience, service and food always superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food. Great atmosphere & fabulous service

Tags: Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Took visiting friends to Redfish for lunch. We were so happy to have made that our destination. We sat in a corner of the wine "cellar" that was just perfect. Our server, Jennifer, was professional and very attentive considering she was also mixing drinks. She was quite delightful and added to our overall great experience. Portions were perfect and every meal was delicious--Caesar Salad with Chicken, Cubano Sandwich, and the Seafood Roll. Looking forward to our return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are visiting Hilton Head Island and were looking for a nice seafood restaurant for a birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. Excellent wine list, but one thing that was disappointing to this non wine-drinker was lack of a cocktail list. The waitress replied they have a fully stocked bar, but when asked if they had coconut rum, she hesitated and wasn't sure. This diner prefers a craft cocktail list to stir the imagination a bit, rather than come up with something ordinary on my own.
Two of us had salads, which were large in portion. I had the goat cheese salad, which came with roasted beets, candied pecans and a citrus vinaigrette. Excellent. My husband had the wedge. For entree's both my husband and I had the chilean sea bass, with a soy glaze and wasabi cream sauce on top. Excellent fish. however, the udon noodles which the fish sat on top of, were not hot enough and cooled rapidly from the first bite for both of us, even though we were warned that the plates were hot. One of our companions had the shrimp and grits, while the other had the special- a wreck fish. All were pleased with our choices. We visited the Red Fish on Hilton Head, but there is a second location near Bluffton.
Would highly recommend this spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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