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Red Fish

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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8 Archer Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928 (Palmetto Bay)
+1 843-686-3388
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite places on Hilton Head. We have been coming here for years and it's always a great experience. If you plan ahead, ask for a table in the Wine Room. You will sit in their retail wine shop and can pick out your bottle for dinner. The waitress will help you select one and then will serve... More 

Thank mdsmit2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a place for four adults and two kids under 6. They put us in a semi private room and service and food quality were outstanding. Great jazz on Wednesday nights.

Thank Marvin L
Cumming, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends for New Year's Eve. Not overly crowded which was a surprise. Everyone must have been Looking for a party instead of an excellent meal. I had the grouper special while my wife had the shrimp and grits. Both were superb. Vast wine selection and adequate craft beer menu. Can't wait to go back next visit.

Thank 51MikeEd
Jacksonville, United States
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the service. It would have been a 10 star had the chef decided to come to the table after I requested it. The meal was the best I have ever had out, and I had a $50 bill in my hand for him, but he informed the server that he was "too busy." Now to the... More 

Thank Greg F
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Fish has been a go-to restaurant for our family when on Hilton Head. We have had good experiences there, even on Christmas Eve. It is more on the upscale side than your average fare on the island and the ambiance is really nice. Staff perform a great job, good service, and the food has always been good. I recommend... More 

Thank William T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Redfish recently on recommendation of local resident. The experience was somewhat mixed. I had the sea bass on udon noodles and found it very good. Fish was light and moist flavors with spicy noodles well integrated. My wife had the special flounder. Needless to say not the same experience. Fish was dry and lacked flavor.... More 

Thank Bartholomew F
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each year we spend a winter week on Hilton Head and have to have one meal at Red Fish. An imaginative menu and exceptional wine selection. We've never been disappointed!

1 Thank George K
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 3 or 4 years since I reviewed Red Fish. On Dec 22, our birthday boy, David chose to come here for lunch with a party of 5. We were given a specially quiet table close to the bar. For starter, David ordered Blue Crap Dip, rich and creamy, served with tortilla chips and Cuban bread. It was heavenly... More 

Thank Maria W
Hilton Head, SC
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162 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is wonderful but I have to extol the virtues of the early bird which to me is the best on the island. The service is always good, the atmosphere pleasant, the porch dining enjoyable and a nice sweater and it has no negatives in my opinion.

Thank gunnerHiltonHead_SC
Bluffton, South Carolina
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant after we purchased a new car. We were looking for a quiet venue with good food. Since it was local, we did not have to travel far to enjoy a new place. That being said, we were pleased with the service and the selections of fish on the menu. Though it was pricey;... More 

1 Thank Doris D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Archer Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
    (Palmetto Bay)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-686-3388
Red Fish specializes in excellent seafood and steaks in an upscale casual dining environment. An annual recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence since 2001, our Wine Retail Shop offers 1300 wines from around the world for you to choose from either to take home or enjoy with your meal (small corkage fee applies).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?