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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.56mi
  2. Distance: 1.84mi
  3. Distance: 1.84mi
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About WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

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.

1513 Main St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

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: Matt Kazmierczak

Cross Street:
Merchant Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 842-8866

Website:
http://www.wiseguyshhi.com/

Catering:
Let the professional staff at WiseGuys cater your next event! Call today for a catering consultation and custom proposal.

Executive Chef:
Nick Unangst

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

WiseGuys Steak & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Romantic (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Tapas (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Business Meals (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Casual (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Cozy (16)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Tasting Menu (11)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined a day ago

Had our Thanksgiving dinner there and the entire experience was great! Menu options and service (Chris) we're excellent. Glad they were open as we weren't able to eat at home due to some renovations at our house. Even had some leftovers, just like home!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Came down to celebrate our son’s graduation from Marine boot camp and wanted to experience Hilton Head. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the management was very attentive. I would highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Was told a must go restaurant for a steak. Nice dining area. Filet mignon and braised short ribs Excellent. French onion soup cheese burned and tasted charred despite sending it back once. Mashed potatoes too soupy. Prefer thicker. I would recommend and I would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, the wait service was very good. Our waitress was punctual, knowledgeable, and very friendly. We generally order a few different small plates and share. Our favorite continues to be the shrimp and calamari small plate.....outstanding. The special cocktails are also very good. My wife loves the pomegranate martini and I think the manhattans are exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Upscale but comfortable setting. Service excellent. Good wine list. She crab soup, steak excellent but roasted squash (seasonal vegetable) was undercooked and the scallops, while good, would have been tastier if they were pan seared. The pros definitely outweighed the cons. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Appetizer was excellent. Seafood entree
Was good. Steak entree was mediocre for the price and a place that boasts about their steaks. Good service and the decor was nice. Would give it another try.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

What a pleasant surprise! Handcrafted cocktail to start...Lemon Drop Martini was excellent. I had the small plate Chicken and waffles and my date had a soup and custom salad. Everything was presented well and the service was outstanding. The waiter could not have been more knowledgeable or professional. It was a fun, inexpensive, good food evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The bartender, & our server, Danny, were very professional and efficient. We really enjoyed the Mediterranean platter as well as our early dining dinners. You really get “the bang for your bucks”— all while enjoying a relaxing ambiance. We always dine here when we visit the island, and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant was phenomal, our server was amazing as well as the host team. Thank you so much for making troy’s early birthday a delight!! We will definitely be back and the sip moscato was fantastic with our entire meal. Bravo to the cooks and our server sssistant as well.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome! A great place for a date, the lounge area with high tops, and if looking for a gourmet meal, the main dining room. The wait staff is about as good as you will find anywhere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter Sam was phenomenal as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Place was great , food and service and staff were wonderful
great location

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the best dining sports on the island---great food and excellent service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always good, but small issues: slow with bread delivery and steaks not warm/hot.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The French onion soup is great. Danny our server was awesome.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first visit to Wise Guys. So many things on the menu we wanted to order. Our server, Melissa, was a great help. Our food was awesome. We love the ambiance of this restaurant . Can’t wait to go back and try other items. Great menu for a light bite or full meal. Highly recommend.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Our waiter, Sam, was especially attentive and knowledgable about the food and wine choices. I enjoyed the shrimp and calamari appetizer, along with the beet salad, and Grouper Daufuskie. Other members of our party enjoyed the catch of the day special! It was a memorable and fun evening and we are certainly coming back when we are in Hilton Head, again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had the Porterhouse steak for two. It was fabulous, and they have a nice selection of sides. They also have a nice wine list. It was a great meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and great service! Nice for a special occasion as it is a little expensive. Wine was delicious (Caymus by the glass which is hardly ever an option). We went there for our anniversary and the restaurant offered us a complimentary dessert to celebrate. Nice touch and it was scrumptious. Would recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

They have a wonderful early dining menu. Great selections, so many good choices. Not as limited as most early bird dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We decided to try WiseGuys based on all the positive reviews. Overall, it was a horrible experience. The service was extremely slow. We waited quite a long time before being asked for our drink order. We were halfway through eating our entree when the server asked if we wanted fresh pepper. Quite frankly, the food was quite disappointing. The steak was bland...almost tasted like it was frozen prior to cooking. The asparagus had absolutely no flavor. The best part of the meal was the salad. We were never asked if we wanted another drink (and yes I did) and I ended up drinking my husband's water since my glass was never refilled. It too so long to pay our check, we almost walked it up to the bar. Extremely disappointing experience. Sadly, I think a steak at Longhorns would have been better... We will not return.

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

service was fine and management accommodating but the steak I ordered, MR was beyond well done. Dessert was not good and prices for food and wine were over priced.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service is excellent. Creative contemporary food that is always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best steak on Hilton Head Island. Our server Ashley was terrific. Sandy, the assistant manager, stopped by our table and we had a nice conversation about our first visit to WiseGuys. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wise Guys is our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The food is outstanding, the ambience is wonderful and the servers are excellent. Our most recent server, Inge, was truly exceptional - the best server we’ve ever had...anywhere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent good and service. Will return when we are in Hilton Head!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always great

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I like Wise Guys. Sadly this meal was just not the best I have had there. We felt rushed from the moment we sat down. Appetisers arrived within 3 minutes of ordering them. Then the main course arrived before we had finished the appetisers. The food was just OK too. Pity. Nice spot with a decent wine list.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Favorite Serg restaurant on island. Nice wine selection and variety of food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were vacationing and saw this place recommended on Trip Advisor. We were there for the "Early Bird" dining and sat outside. The food and service were excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great Steaks! Our server, Sam replied to our visiting friend on the quality of the steaks. "We are a steakhouse" Two of the three of us ordered Filet Mignon and we were 100% absolutely satisfied! We live nearby and eat at Wise Guys often. Always a pleasure, food always great and even more special when Sam is available as our server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great restaurant! We were able to make the reservation at the time we wanted. Decided to have a tapas Neal and ordered appetizers for our main meal.
Shrimp and calimari were amazing. What I would call bang bang style as it has a not too spicy sauce over these breaded wonders. Ample portion to split 2 or more ways.

Ordered the short rib stuffed mushrooms! I told the waiter this should be a mandatory item for everyone. It was just amazing. Must get this when dining.

Had a pear and garganzola flat pizza as well. They use pasta for the base and this was also great.
Our server, Harold was also wonderful.
Definitely on our list for next time in Hilton Head

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

A great meal with family and friends. Menu has many excellent small plate selections - both local and traditional fare. The crime brûlée sampler is a unique and wonderfully presented dessert. Superior service by the entire staff throughout the night. We will return again!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Danny was a very attentive and intuitive server. Salmon was excellent. Love the early dining menu options.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Spent a wonderful anniversary here. Sam, the server, was especially attentive. The hostess and manager were gracious, offering to move my husband and I when they noticed our corner of the restaurant was loud, and gifting us a nice card and dessert for our anniversary. We both had the ribeye, which was every bit as delicious as other steaks from more expensive steakhouses (the fact that it was slightly cheaper made it taste even better!). Creamer spinach and whipped potatoes were awesome as well.

Would definitely recommend and come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I tried Wiseguys during a trip to Hilton Head with a group of friends. They were very accommodating and the service was great! Drinks and food came out quickly and even though a steak was sent back for incorrect temperature, the staff was happy to help and the second one was great! I would definitely recommend WG for an awesome food, beverage, and service experience when visiting HH!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the food, service and atmosphere! Our server, Nancy was outstanding!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Food Experience. Service (waiter Sam) was very good. Sam was attentive, willing to offer suggestions, and paced courses very well. The small plates are a great way to try a number of choices, all well-prepared and tasteful. We were a filet and ribeye table and both were perfectly done. A must visit for a great experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always wonderful food and awesome service - one of our favorite places!

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