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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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Notable Wine List (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Romantic (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Tapas (25)
Business Meals (24)
Casual (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Girls night out
Took advantage of HH bar pricing
Then moved to table in back to take advantage of BOGO

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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Our group of eight seniors was seated quickly and our server was extremely competent and attentive. The entrees were outstanding. My 6 oz filet was prepared perfectly and was so tender. My husband had the Delmonico which he really enjoyed. There were no complaints from anyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was very good but my pork chop was very fatty. The meat minus the fat was delicious. The chef made up for it, treating me to dessert, which my group enjoyed. It was enough for the four of us.
My husband and his friend had steaks. They were great. My friend had scallops. They were good but she only got 4. A little chincy I thought.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at Wiseguys! Service is attentive and food is great! During the off season (now) enjoy their BOGO 1/2 off second meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wow Wise Guys, I hope this was just an off night for you and not the new norm. We were early enough to be offered the early dining menu and 2 in our party of 4 picked from that menu and 2 from the regular menu. I picked the filet and crab cake combo and my husband had the meat loaf. My first course was the wedge salad which came deconstructed... no big deal except for the bacon which obviously was the very crunchy bacon bits probably from a jar....ugh! My filet was extremely tiny but nicely cooked. The crab cake however was obviously prepared in advance and reheated - very mushy and not very tasty. My husband’s meatloaf was just ok and a very generous portion. Unfortunately it was burned along the edges. He did love his first course of the crab soup. Our dining partners who ordered from the regular menu did not have any better experience. She ordered the shrimp and grits which again were topped with those nasty bacon bits. She said the shrimp were good but the grits were tasteless. He had one of the specials that night - fettuccine Alfredo with blackened scallops. The scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked but the sauce on the pasta was so thick it looked like paste. He took it home and said that he had it for lunch the next day after thinning the sauce with cream and that it was good.

I do have to make note that our server (Cecillaj was adorable. She was super efficient and truly the highlight of our evening.

Wise Guys we’ll give you another try because we are locals and eat out often at all the SERG restaurants and will hope that this truly was just an off night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

An excellent meal with exemplary service.
Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great tasting food, superb steaks, small plates tapas-like option, and a no-hustle splitting of large plates, makes this restaurant a calorie friendly establishment that should appeal to most diners. Can be noisy at peak times, so time your reservations accordingly.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants. We were only in town for one night on our way home to Virginia. The shrimp and calamari tapas with chili sauce is was a "must have". Never disappoints!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Love your food! We were seated in the back dining room at our request. Your food is always enjoyed! The noise level in the dining room is not conducive to conversation. Bar area noise is always highly energetic, but we hoped the back dining room would be more comfortable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great menu, great food. Service was attentive and genuine.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were a party to our community's quaterly dine-around experience; samplying choose monthly venues. Led by Harold our waiter, Wise Guys had proven an outstanding choice by far.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went to Wise Guys for their Early Bird menu , which had many options. I had the filet with crab cake. Crab cake was small, but filet was perfectly cooked. Our server, Ashley, was superb!
Restaurant was not crowded at the time we went, and I would recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Another great Serg Group restaurant. Always great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable! I had the 6oz Filet and loaded skillet potatoes! Absolutely wonderful! Best steak I have had in a long time. Danny waited on us and he was so knowledgable and attentive!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was quite good, but service was lackadaisical and area where we were seated it was very noisy. Tables were small and chairs somewhat short for height of tables.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wise Guys have found the secret to providing good food, good service, at a good price in a good environment. Consistent quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Disabled Access, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We did the early fixed price meal. Service was excellent. Only a few folks in the restaurant since it was off season. Had the crab filet - filet was excellent and done as ordered. The crab cake was small and over cooked. My husband had the she crab soup that was the best ever. I had the WG salad and that was wonderful. Also had the best lemon drop martini...

This was a very good meal and nice price. Might be a little light for men, but perfect amount for me. Would recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

After receiving multiple recommendations, we decided to try WiseGuys. It was definitely an off night for the restaurant. The dining room was packed, the waitstaff over whelmed, and the kitchen was backed up. Our drinks took over 20 minutes to receive (bottle of wine) and food we’re mixed plates of cold and over cooked once we received our meals after a lengthy wait.

Not a stellar experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner was excellent, just the right amount of food. Very tender turkey whipped potatoes both sweet and white were creamy, sausage stuffing was yummy as was the green beans. Gravy was home made excellent. The crab cake appetizer and stuffed mushroom as well as the beef and vegetable soup, and Caesar salad were all done to perfection, we had to take home the apple pies, GREAT late night snack. Thanks WG for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving menu was excellent...turkey and salmon entrees very good. What was disappointed was bread...more like a toaster hamburger buns...pumpkin pie tasted like a store bought Mrs Smith, ok but not spectacular.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Sam, our waiter was excellent. Helpful, friendly. Food was great. Ambience was great

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were there the night power went out. They did a great job. Always love going there; was extra fun that nigh!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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