We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bistro 17

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
17 Harbourside Ln Ste D, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3589
+1 843-785-5517
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

715 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 714: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pomme frites are special! Always a special worth the $$ and changes often. We have been there for family dinners in the past and the service is great.

Helpful?
2 Thank Bob B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the food at this place, the location (on a harbor) and the live pianist. My wife and I are in our 40s and we felt pretty young, definitely an older crowd when we were there. We split the crab cakes, the frisée salad and the salmon, all delicious. Wait staff very friendly and nice.

Helpful?
2 Thank Rob Y
Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful meal that was had by all at Bistro 17. I must say; the presentation and preparation of the Escargot Appetizer was outstanding with a light pastry dough covering these delicious morsels. The Beef Bourguignon and the Pork Tenderloin Special were cooked to perfection and thoroughly enjoyed. A wonderful night was had by all and I highly recommend... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Vincent S
Hillsboro, Ohio
Level Contributor
79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem is tucked away in the Shelter Cove area.Has outdoor seating,but we sat inside.Presentation of the area was intimate,had a piano for live music.The food and service was excellent.Great place for a romantic meal.

Helpful?
2 Thank Gary H
Crestwood, Kentucky
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch outside by the marina could not have been any nicer. Crab cake sandwich on a fresh croissant with alioli, very tasty crab. Salad plate with tuna, chicken and shrimp salad also delightful.

Helpful?
2 Thank mybeachsearch
Chicago
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't submit many reviews however this a favorite on the island. We got outstanding service from Susan and Jay the piano player is very entertaining and keeps things lively. The scallops are perfectly cooked and presented every time. The frisee with lardons and a nice yolky egg on top is fantastic. The beef to the chicken are all great... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Toomuchtravel59
Level Contributor
47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful, small French restaurant overlooking the marina at Shelter Cove. We took advantage of the early bird dinner which reduced our bill by 15% PLUS a nice glass of wine each. I had the special of Grouper - which was very flavorful, husband had the chicken which was excellent. We shared the Duck pate to start which was delicious.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank KanesComments
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely family lunch. Our server was quick and the items she recommended were excellent. The fish was cooked perfectly, salad dressed beautifully. It is also a great area to stroll around after eating.

Helpful?
3 Thank Julie G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not "one of", but MY FAVORITE at Hilton Head Island for 5 years !!!! Food is consistent and exceptional..... service you will appreciate....fabulous wine list....piano music creates the perfect ambiance !!!

Helpful?
4 Thank Renee M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a beautiful restaurant with very good food, a great view of the harbor, pleasant and helpful staff, and a polished but laid back, friendly vibe. the bar is small so don't visit for that reason (i.e. bar food).

Helpful?
4 Thank roadguyPittsburgh_Pa

Travellers who viewed Bistro 17 also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Bistro 17? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Harbourside Ln Ste D, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3589
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-5517

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro 17 and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Missouri
8 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro 17 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?