WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

4.6
2975 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipMichele
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time at Wise Guys. We actually tried their early bird special. I had the filet and crab cake. The portion was small but food was delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely return my next trip to HH.

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vipAnthony
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant dining experience all around.
Server Josh especially professional.

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CrystalJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, good food, price reasonable with early bird dining. Service was great!!

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MargeW
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience so much that we went back a second time. Excellent food. Loved the calamari as an appetizer. First time my husband and I had 2 types of delicious seafood. The Early Bird dining menu was perfect for our second time there. A small filet topped with crab meat was a great choice. Josh, our waiter, gave us the kind of service we hoped for both times.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We are loyal Wise Guys fans. It’s on our favorite restaurant lists each year when we visit Hilton Head. Unfortunately, our experience was disappointing this evening. Our waiter, Josh, was very attentive to his other tables, however he neglected our table the entire 1 hour and 45 minutes we were there. Drinks were refilled twice during this period, once by Josh, and once by a server assistant. Our drinks were empty for the last 40 minutes we were there. Josh did not check on the table after food was served to see if our food was prepared to our liking. My steak was undercooked and I ended up only eating the 1/2 of the steak around the edges that was actually cooked. The server assistant was wonderful and collected our plates as we appeared to be finished. Josh stopped back by the table to ask if anyone would be having dessert. We ordered dessert and he brought the check while we were still eating dessert. He then watched over the table (the most attention we had all evening) to see how much tip we would be leaving. So disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was amazing. The food and drinks were outstanding!

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vipCwern
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was great. The food, the service, the ambiance. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipBirthday
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening at WiseGuys!! Our party of six dined at your Hilton Head Island location on January 2nd, and it was phenomenal from start to finish. Our server Cecelia was extremely attentive and personal. She was just great! Our food was wonderful; I had the 14 oz. NY Strip which was cooked to perfection along with the French Green Beans and mashed potatoes. Drink selection was perfect, a "Boulevardier", YUM!!! Wine selection was great, not overpriced. Wife had the petite Filet Mignon which she said was outstanding. All in our party raved about their entrees. A great evening!! Kudos to Cecelia and the staff, and we can't wait to get back!!!!! :-)

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vipArtman46
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at wise guys is always very good. Their prices are very high and when you pay $34.00 for a steak and substitute mash potatoes and vegetables for french fries and get charged $4.00 it is very petty. I asked for the retaurant and they seated us in the bar area. Noise was extremely loud. Service was very good and the food was very good but not worth the money.

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vipDianeD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapa’s were excellent and Amanda our waiter was amazing!

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RichGraff
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal!

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StephanieH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there as a family for New Year's Eve. We had a very nice evening, good food, decorated very festive and was able to talk with out music blaring. The atmosphere was very nice. Shrimp and grits were excellent. I had the she-crab and it had a little too much sherry for my taste.

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Beachbaby
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We made reservations for New Year Eve. Waited f0r our table to be ready at the bar. Excellent service and drinks were perfect.
When seated I ordered a Winter salad on the special evening menu with dressing on the side. After receiving the salad and
Beginning to eat it I realized the wrong salad was given to me. I questioned the waitress about what I had understood
To be included in the Winter salad such as citrus fruit and goat cheese . She said she was sorry and offered to get the correct salad but by this time I had eaten about 1/3rd so I declined.
We waited quite some time before taking our entree order after picking up salad plates.
When ordering entrees I asked for another drink. It didn’t arrive until we had begun eating main entree.
I realize that they were busy so I am hoping that the next time I go the service will be better.

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JohnH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, and such a great feel to the place

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BarbaraR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We chose the early dining on New Years Eve and found the food to be excellent. Still a little pricey by our standards but early dining package was a good value. Atmosphere was very nice, though many tables still too close by covid standards. Enjoyed our experience very much and will return, perhaps to try the small plates next time.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve! Food was perfect!

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Ruth
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and superb service. Wise Guys NEVER disappoints,

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GaryM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good as usual. Service was a bit slow, but our waitress was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good

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RobinD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great 'date night' at Wise Guys and had a great value with the early bird special....love the service and the quality of the food/beverage!

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patrickf
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best fish dinner Ive ever had. Snapper special over rice

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AndrewH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service!

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TonyNY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

On Christmas Eve, WiseGuys missed the mark. I virtually never send food back, but in this case, I had to. Two members of my party ordered the fried calamari and shrimp, and the other two ordered the broiled seafood trio.
Both fried dinners came out lukewarm at best. The broiled dinners appeared poached, not broiled; there was no char whatsoever. Every meal contained overcooked, rubbery shellfish. And the napa slaw that accompanied the fried dinners was too vinegary for our taste. I probably will not return to WiseGuys, which is unfortunate because I do enjoy the atmosphere in the bar area, as well as their cocktails.

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vipKimberly
Atlanta
101 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of choices for regular entrees and small plates. Josh was our server and did an excellent job! We’ll be back.

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ConnieM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The blackened redfish was overcooked and dry and the piece was very small. The lamb chops were ordered cooked medium and were rare. First time things haven't been perfect.

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DaenaW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service! I had the salmon and while it was a bit fishy tasting, i liked it. The potatoes in the iron skillet were AMAZING!!! We love all of the SERG restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipKathy
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As locals, this is our go to restaurant. As usual, we had a great time and our food was delicious!

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FitzDarby
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. We went to early dining, which is a great value. Wife had the mushroom risotto with shrimp add-on. I got to finish it - 10 out of 10. I had the braised beef short ribs - 9.5 out of 10. Our server was Raven - 10 out if 10. We had a very nice bottle of red zinfandel. We'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience5

We arrived early, since there were a few children in our party (3 adults, 3 kids-one ordered a meal as an adult) the she-crab was so salty it was inedible. We hardly ever send anything back, but when we told them this, the female blonde manager, was extremely rude and told us it was our taste buds. When I spoke the next day to several locals about this, they too said the same about the soup. She rudely suggested to switch it to a vegetable beef. I asked if there was anything else, she said “no.” It’s kind of not the same thing as a seafood. Finally, she said there were other things, like a salad, but the mood was ruined. The other three in the party do not like a Caesar salad or blue cheese anyway. The whole experience took almost three hours, because we waited for a long time. We went there for a birthday, and they usually send out a complimentary dessert. The manager offered two complementary brownie sundaes to replace the three soups and put candles on one. The brownie sundaes are not good either. Her rudeness was not appreciated, and the party we went with will not return. Every other time I have visited, it was good. This time it was embarrassing as a host. I couldn’t believe it.

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MaryM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fabulous! We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was perfect. Our server was also very informative. We will be back when we are on HHI in the future!

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the atmosphere was perfect for date night!

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ParsleyT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated our request for outdoor seating with covered patio and space heaters. Service was great. Excellent wine by the glass offering.

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Tatiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice and great restaurant!! Highly recommended it !!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5