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140A Lighthouse Rd, HarbourTown, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4395
+1 843-671-2779
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster pasta” (15 reviews)
“pork chop” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
140A Lighthouse Rd, HarbourTown, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4395
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE visit CQ's and the Blue Lady whenever we are on island. Food and service always very good. It is a quirky place with great HHI history. Relatively expensive - but not out of line with any of the other upscale restaurant on island.

Thank Bill K
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It's so nice to hear that we are on your "go to" list of restaurants when visiting Hilton Head! Thank you for a wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit to CQ's!

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really cool atmosphere and excellent food, but pretty expensive. This trip we planned to eat at a quiet table, but after a few minutes at the bar were sucked in by the wit and "attitude" of bartender. Ended up just eating at the bar. And...More

Thank jerry C
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad you had a great evening with us at CQ's!! Thank you for such a great review! I hope you'll come dine with us again in the future.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

CQ's is known for their excellent food. I have been twice and it doesn't disappoint. Jennifer behind the bar is friendly and engaging. The restaurant is a a little hideaway frequented by locals and visitors alike. Having lived here a very long time, I have...More

Thank Karen G
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review! Stripes, (our resident kitty) is spoiled and taken well care of by our staff and chef, but certainly won't turn down more treats! I hope to see you at CQ's Restaurant again soon!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lots of character, this place should be high on your list if staying in Sea Pines. Away from the crowd of HarbourTown, the restaurant is tucked away - you wouldn't notice it if you weren't looking. Excellent food overall.

Thank KosmoK
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful, informative review! I hope you'll join us again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2017

My wife and I decided to eat here for our first anniversary and we were definitely pleased with what we had. I had the salmon and she she had the lobster pasta plate. Both items were fantastic. The best part was the sweet kitty cat...More

Thank Nathan H
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so happy that you chose CQ's to celebrate your first anniversary! I'm pleased the entree's were to your liking and I hope you will visit us again on your next visit to Sea Pines. P.S. Our very lovable kitty is named Stripes and...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Wonderful ambiance, excellent food, moderate to higher pricing but worth it. There is normally parking at or adjacent to CQ's. Though no view out from the restaurant, the interior is unique.

Thank L F
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're always happy to hear that our guest's enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. My only complaint was that we had arranged to eat early (5:00 pm) so that we could enjoy the Early Bird special. But when we arrived, we were told that it was not being offered...More

1  Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

As a local, full-time resident of Sea Pines, CQ’s Restaurant is my go-to venue for outstanding cuisine and fun! Located in Sea Pines at Harbour Town, it is a favorite restaurant on the island. The ambiance is rustic elegance, with a generous helping of comfortable...More

2  Thank markwms10
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Every time we come to the Sea Pines resort we send a night out at CQ's. We always have an exceptional meal. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the seared tuna was spot on. We had a wild mushroom risotto appetizer that was great. The...More

1  Thank Belinda G
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love our "regulars"! It's so nice that you make us one of your designated stops for dining when you visit! I'm so glad that this most recent visit was as great as all your past visits and look forward to seeing you again the...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This restaurant is in a very nice area of Hilton Head and the building itself is quite interesting. Once inside, you can't help but notice the building has been neglected. The food was average and service was great.More

Thank Dwight W
Linh C, General Manager at CQ's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review of CQ's Restaurant. Since Hurricane Matthew we have been remodeling and replacing many waterlogged and damaged areas of the restaurant while also trying to stay in business for our many loyal customers. I hope that you will give us a...More

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Barbara K
10 April 2017|
Response from Linh C | Property representative |
our current menu for Heritage week is available on our website, our new spring menu will be available just after heritage.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140A Lighthouse Rd, HarbourTown, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4395
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-671-2779
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