WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

4.5
2048 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Unique to Hilton Head, WiseGuys is known for their Small Plates,Big Wines,Serious Cocktails and Steaks. The Small Plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail-party dining to a new level, showcasing urban flavors and strikingly exciting presentations. WiseGuys features hand-cut steaks aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness, offering a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature Entrees include amazing seafood creations. The award winning wine list delivers over 150 specially selected bottles; over 50 wines served by the glass. By using the Island’s first WineKeeper system, WiseGuys showcases and features 18 wines that are usually not available by the glass. When it comes to Serious Cocktails, no detail is overlooked;their infusions are hand-crafted using the freshest of seasonal fruits and premium spirits. They truly offer something for everyone including vegetarian, gluten free and children's options. Come in and savor their food and share their passion.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Late Night Small Plates: Sunday-Thursday: 10:pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:pm-12:00

Executive Chef: Chaun Bescos
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Phone number
(843) 842-8866
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Unangst
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Catering
Let the professional staff at WiseGuys cater your next event! Call today for a catering consultation and custom proposal.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Merchant Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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J
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another GREAT evening at Wise Guys. Led by Danny the waiter team were fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service but dining chairs too old, low and not cushioned well

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NA
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wise guys is one of our favorite places to dine while visiting Hilton Head. We usually go early and decided if we want to do the Early Dining menu. Unfortunately, on this occasion, there was a couple with three small children in the middle of the restaurant when we arrived and another couple with a crying baby came in shortly thereafter.
Hard to enjoy a $100 meal when you feel like you are at McDonald’s! The food at Wise Guys is always great and the ambiance is usually good. The service is usually better than it was this time so will give them a pass for doing the best they could with a couple of unfortunate situations and will go back on our next visit.

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l
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trying to please our family of 8 can be a challenge, but I heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone around the table. Our server was amazing, answering questions and making suggestions, chatting happily with us. The small plates are delicious and much larger than expected. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. Whimsical plating, a talented chef, top-notch staff, and excellent management. And a great wine selection too!

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice venue. Food and service very good with a light open dining layout with spotless mirrors around the walls giving a feeling of lots of space and reflecting the light.

We are over from UK and ate here last time we were in Hilton Head a couple of years ago. Excellent experience on both occasions.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the She Crab Soup, the Porchinni and Ricotta Ravioli, and the Lobster Rissoto. All were excellent as was the service. The wine selection was amazing. I had an Italian Pinot Gris.

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l
34 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good steaks and attentive service. Would not hesitate to return.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were delicious, perfectly cooked. Sides were all wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My steak and my wife's meal were delicious but our guest did not enjoy his tenderloin based on the way it was prepared. We were not aware of it until after all of our plates were being removed. I should add we all loved the bread pudding.

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BP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and great service! We loved it! Will definitely be back.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would give 5 stars but the steak on the early bird was more like London broil in texture, taste, and appearance. Otherwise what I expect from a Serge Restaurant. (always good)
David T.

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A
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent dinner. Unfortunately, we had to sit in the bar area as there was a wine dinner in the main restaurant area. That was my fault, I should have checked. The service was very good. My only complaint: my dish was whisked away while I was still chewing my last bite. I don’t like that, my husband was still eating.

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ML
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinning experience was fabulous. My husband loved his prime Rib and I ordered a chicken dish that was so delicious, creamed spinach to die for and the starter which was Mediterranean hummus olives etc. was absolutely amazing. I was stuffed after eating that and had to take half my dinner home. Awesome experience and next time we are visiting Hilton Head we would definitely dine here again. Inga the waitress was sweet and accommodating. GREAT Experience...

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent.
In our opinion, one of the Best Dining Options on the Island

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n
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food very good; wait service was very slow, made mistakes on order, and not up to standards one expects from this restaurant.

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CW
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service, amazing food. will recommend to friends and will definitely be back

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M
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wise guys never disappoints. It is one of our favorites on the island!

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S
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, with great food and service

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RP
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice dinner but was expecting more from the reviews. I thought it was more like a steak house. The ambience was ok. We ordered a drink special and was disappointed in it (cosmos that tasted like Hawaiian Punch) but the waitress was super nice and took them away and brought us other drinks. So no complaints there. Food was good; risotto was a bit rich for me but some might like that heavy cream and salads were very good. I thought the prices were very good too.

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JT
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. Service was okay, but less than expected for the price.

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MX
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our fav restaurant for special occasions. Good not great this visit. Kitchen slow, off. My fav beet salad missing components (I’ve ordered dozens times so I know). They forgot son’s filet sliders, came late and over cooked. Ravioli dish tasted good but was luke warm. Shrimp & Grits good. Waitress initially friendly but got attitude when I told her my salad was missing dressing and showed her dry plate. We were celebrating son’s bday and she basically dropped dessert on table and walked off, awkward. I guess she was mad because I pointed out salad was wrong? We missed Sam, always the professional. Girls at front didn’t say goodnight, thank us when we left. Might be time to find new place to spend $200+ on dinner elsewhere.

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TM
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The server recommended a steak. When it arrived, it was entirely cold and the cut of meat was fatty and chewy. The $5 side of asparagus was 4 stalks. Ridiculous. Avoid avoid avoid.

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k
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After a simple garden salad and some delicious bread I enjoyed the lobster risotto. My husband always orders the short ribs and is never disappointed.

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MP
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good steak and best creamed spinach we ever had.

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal Great food Great service Great Wine selection

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F
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took 3 visitors from out of town, and this place pleased everyone since their orders were quite varied. My food was outstanding; had a daily fish special. The service was impeccable and the courses were timed just right. I usually choose a wine without help, but let the server guide me and he did a terrific job. Am not always please with the SERG restaurants, but this place is reliably a terrific place.

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the lemon drop martinis were the beat

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M
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, pleasant ambiance and very friendly service. Wise Guys is a great spot for a celebration!

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F
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All 5 guests were pleased with their dinners. What is especially nice is the early dining option. We all look forward to returning. Server was helpful and attentive.

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JT
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had made reservations for our rather large party of 7 for Thursday evening. The restaurant was busy when we arrived, but not "packed". Our group was seated in a corner by the door. The music and noise level was LOUD. We could not have a conversation at the table without shouting. Our table consisted of four two tops pushed together. Therefore, the surface was uneven and it was difficult to place shared plates of appetizers and our drinks. We were directly under an airconditioning duct and that increased our dis-comfort.

Once seated we were given water promptly but had to wait over 25 minutes for 1 soda, 3 cocktails, and a bottle of wine. There was also a lengthy delay in receiving our food; and when we did receive it 4 out of 5 steaks were under-cooked. The fifth steak was properly cooked, (medium-well), but cold. Three were sent back: something you are hesitant to do at a restaurant with a questionable kitchen. The fish and chicken entries were okay. Our server came to check on us once, when we informed her of our disappointment with the steaks and did not return.

We were there for over two hours, spent a considerable amount of money, and had some issues which required attention, yet a manager never came to our table to apologize or even discuss the food.

We were all very disappointed, but attributed it to the transient dinner clientele of the location. Most of the diners are not repeat customers and it seems as though no real effort is put forth in satisfying the customer.

Oh, our diverse group, all from out of state, included a retired restauranteur, a chef, a doctor, a land developer, and the owner of a chain of retail stores.

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N
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The seating for a reservation was limited and as a result a little disappointing for a Thursday night at a steakhouse. Chairs were to low next to tables off the bar area. Small plates creativity were a great choice to match the seating arrangement and availability. Sitting where we were placed would not intice us to order steaks or big meals.

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WC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed two different seafood dishes. Each one was well prepared and very tasty. The grouper and grits combined with the sauteed mushrooms and spinach was mouthwatering. The MahiMahi was excellent and the combination of brussel sprouts and potatoes was an excellent complement.

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

The New York strip steak I had was OK but apparently they did away with the dry aged beef and you can definitely tell a difference in the quality and taste.

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JL
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good but not too memorable. But a solid dinner choice for your night out of wanting a steak

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already placed my Tripadvisor review regarding this restaurant and as always, it never disappoints.

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J
41 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

always my favorite restaurant when i go to HH but this i was not as pleased with the selection i got. just did not seem up to the standard that i have come to expect here. maybe i just selected the wrong special item.

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DV
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

WiseGuys was great! Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. The steaks were awesome, the salmon was top-notch, and the creamed spinach is a must-have.

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EO
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back.

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been to Wise Guys before and LOVED the food and service. We had always come too late for the early bird so ordered off the regular menu or the daily specials. This time we came pre-theater and made it for the early bird. Our guests commented that the she crab soup was overly salty, as was the meat in the pasta dish. I found my salmon bland and tasteless. A server brought the wrong dish to my husband, who had to wait for his meal to be served until after the other diners had begun eating.

I had looked forward to wowing my guests with this restaurant, based upon previous experience, but we were all disappointed by the early bird. I won't be ordering off the early bird menu again.

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k
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were greeted by a hostess who said she did not have our reservation. And we would have to wait an hour for a table. This was even after we showed the hostess our email from OpenTable. However, outdoor seating was available, so we sat down immediately. We were given water and then totally ignored for 20 minutes. A server came by, Nancy, and said that it must have been someone else’s table, but she would help us. From that point on, she was excellent. The food was delicious, and we would definitely return.

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