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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

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Special Occasion (46)
Notable Wine List (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Happy Hour (28)
Romantic (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fun (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (23)
Tapas (22)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Cozy (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Authentic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

After having a late lunch we were not overly hungry. My wife had the beet salad and chicken and waffles from the small plates section of the menu. I had the she crab soup and filet sliders. The food was very good and service was just as good. We've been coming to Hilton head for 15 years and never been to wise guys. This will definitely be on our list of restaurants to revisit.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I don’t know if I’d go back. Had to send my food back, due to something found in it and they brought me back the same 2 out of 3 items and my steak was dry.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Literally one of my favorite places ever. We go there for all special occasions. Such incredible food. Service is always A+. Atmosphere is just great including the outdoor seating. Just love it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, Wise Guys never disappoints. The server was great and the food was even better!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

I believe that we choose Wise Guys over all the restaurants on Hilton Head!! Great food and service👌Thank you

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great, as usual. One of our favorites!

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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Always have a good time and enjoy good food at WiseGuys. Great wine selection and Happy Hour can't be beat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great Valentine's Day dinner at Wise Guys. I had a very tasty salmon dish with farro. The two meshed together nicely. My husband had the Grouper which he enjoyed. To cap off the dinner, we had the chocolate fondue. This dessert is excellent with the pot of melted chocolate, strawberries, bananas, pound cake, and churros to dip into it. Can't pass up this delicacy!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved the she crab soup. Excellent filet. My husband enjoyed the braised short ribs

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentines Day for us. From the entrance the staff was friendly and inviting. Chris was our waiter and was very knowledgeable of the menu. For our first time there everyone made sure we were comfortable with the menu and atmosphere. I think it was either the front of the house manager or the kitchen manager that came to check on us. The food was delicious. The ambiance was inviting, and I thought the food was priced as expected. I gave the waiter and staff special directions for the occasion and everyone happily obliged. They made sure our night was memorable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Coming to Hilton Head each year we always go to WG for a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day....sat in the dining area or bar. Very small table and crowded

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Comfortable surroundings, attentive staff and delicious food!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My order of rare ahi tuna was over cooked. It was readily taken back I thought to prepare another one properly.
The resulting dish came back even more cooked than it was the first time. It looked like they just cooked it some more which makes no sense.
I’ve been there many times when they did a better job. I chalk it up to they’re being very busy the day before Valentines Day.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband was very disappointed in veggies—two kinds of squash—really?

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was outstanding and Ashley was great

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Always fantastic with wonderful ambiance. Great drinks and the steaks are phenominal. This time with the kids who loved the flatbread and chocolate fondue.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Outstanding service, steaks done right. Good atmosphere in back room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Usually the food and the prices are quite good. The waiter was very good and attentive. The restaurant is liberal in applying its BOGO coupons to everyone present. Drink prices were reasonable but the wines seemed high.

I usually do not care for the lack of intimacy the restaurant brings. The tables are usually too close together and the wrap around mirrors make the seating awkward as you stare straight on at everyone’s image. It is a favorite among coupon clipping seniors though. The small plates are particularly worth trying.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Good Attentive Service! Excellent Food!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We always have perfect service, they go above and beyond to make your evening perfect. Our waiter has taken care of us on several times, perfect, service. I have never disliked anything I have ordered. The steaks are out of this world. Thank you all so much, I love bringing out of town quests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was excellent. They must have been short of help because the
service was fair. The waitress didn't give us an option with the sauces
for the fillets. The presentation of the food was very poor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

On a recent Saturday which also happened to be our Anniversary we arrived at our scheduled time to be seated in a cozy table for 2 on which was a small envelope wishing us a Happy Anniversary and a complimentary dessert.
Harold our waiter took our drink orders and presented menus. Drinks arrived in timely fashion and Harold approached to see if we had any questions about menu and we ordered. Bread and salads arrived - WG salad was delicious and we enjoyed bread with red pepper coulis. Our entrees arrived hot from the kitchen and were cooked to perfection like we ordered. Dessert and coffee were complimentary and so good.
Thanks management and staff for such a wonderful experience despite restaurant being full.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our food was very good, and th service outstanding. We will go back again for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was outstanding. Nancy was a wonderful server and very accommodating with our large party. This place is by far my favorite on the island! Tony & Sandy are always making sure everyone is having a top notch experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As usual, Dan was GREAT. One entree had to be replaced with no problem.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a lovely meal here. Food was great. Service great.
We went on a Monday eve so it was not very crowded.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We live in nearby Bluffton and have made Wise Guys one of our go to places. We had Sam for a waiter for the third time and he is a delight. Very attentive without intruding. Cocktails are always amazing. I had a Hendricks martini that was made to perfection. My wife had a glass of riesling from their extensive wine list. Never a complaint there! I had the special tuna preperation for dinner and my wife had chicken with artichokes, a regular on the dinner menu. Both were excellent. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Food is always impecibly prepared and the service always top notch. Hightly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing as always. My favorite dining spot in South Carolina They truly have their act togethrr

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The drinks were exceptional (as always). Shirley had the Beet salad, I ordered a wedge, both quite good. I ordered the Prime Rib, my mistake was ordering it "medium rare"...next time if I order the Prime rib again, I'll ask for medium temperature. Our waiter was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent early bird menu it’s many choices and great price. House red wine was enjoyed. The filet mignonette with crab cake was excellent as was the meatloaf dinner. My dad said it was best he has had and was a large portion. Desserts were very good. The chocolate fondue must be shared there is so much. The restaurant is quiet and they can seat small or large parties. Unique small plates are also on the menu and available in the bar area which has a lot of seating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was above average; but some seating is poorly placed, and you can get a lousy seat. We happen to get the far corner table again, must be were they stick 2 people all the time. My spouse had a view of me, and a wall of mirrors. Getting a drink wasn't the easiest thing, thank goodness management had an eye out. Overall the food was very good, but I think next time I will dine in the bar area. The pizza appetizer was very good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wise Guys is not a good choice for a group of eight.
A long narrow table was our only choice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We are always pleased by how consistently good the food and service is at Wiseguys. We come to Hilton Head 3 or 4 times a year and Wiseguys is are number one choice of restaurants. Sam our waiter was fantastic.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food is always great and you have the best server. The coffee was great where do you get it ?

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Outstanding restaurant with outstanding steaks! Our filets were sublime. And Sam is the most wonderful server. This is a great restaurant for all types of occasions. The bar area with Tapas is so cool! This is a New York experience without the traffic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wise Guys is always at the top of their game, a testimony to Tony and Sandy to let their success slide, ever. Known for dry-aged beef, Wise Guys is and always has been about so much more. Come in for the small plates, pizettas and the incredibly inventive nightly specials. The Grouper Defauskie entree cannot be beaten but so too the lobster risotto small plate. Gotta love it all!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tapas, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went for date night with my wife. Food was very good. Steaks lived up to the hype. By far the best steak I have ever ate. Rest of meal was ok, but paled next to the star beef. Comprehensive bar, wine, and dessert menu. Will return many times in the future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food looked like it came from a cafeteria - poor quality beef, institutional mashed potatoes, underdone slop for veggies. More like a rest home than a restaurant. Everything was over-salted which was surprising for a place that was primarily older clientele, clearly attracted by the low prices. Certainly not for the food. I wouldn neither recommend it nor return.

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