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Bistro 17

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17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-785-5517
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance

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  • 330
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful French themed restaurant

Loved this little place on the side of the harbor. The she crab soup and chicken crepes were delicious. The decor was cute with huge racks of wine bottles and French poster art. Try the red Cote de Rhone wine...it was very smooth! Quick service and nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
francetravel
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harrisburg, PA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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473 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
harrisburg, PA
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this little place on the side of the harbor. The she crab soup and chicken crepes were delicious. The decor was cute with huge racks of wine bottles and French poster art. Try the red Cote de Rhone wine...it was very smooth! Quick service and nice atmosphere.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a light lunch and Bistro 17 had soup and salad. What could be so good about soup and salad? First the presentation was beautiful. I enjoy food much more than presentation. The salad was excellent with spring greens and a very mild dressing. I had the French Onion which was excellent and my friend had a... More 

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SW USA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had lunch here two days ago. There were few people as it was chilly. There is outside seating area facing the harbor marina. Cloth tablecloths and napkins. We ate inside as it was chilly. Service was excellent, the food fine. We had crab cake sandwich which was made with a croissant...yum. My husband had fries with it and I had... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

For the first time this year, the weather was nice enough to eat outside in our shirt sleeves. We had fabulous crab cakes at Bistro 17, on the patio overlooking Shelter Cove Marina. I've had better fries, but eh! this isn't Ottawa. Wife Ginette and I plan to return when we come back next winter.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

So far this was the best meal we have had on the island. The service was excellent and the duck confit was superb as was the stuffed pork loin. The owner/chef is very personable and obviously cares about his patrons. We will definitely be back!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wonderful admosphere, excellent service, fantastic food. We had the appetizer sampler which included a crab cake, shrimp and scallops - Excellent. The salmon entree was the best I ever had. It was served over a bed of greens with pine nuts, cranberries and a delicious dressing. I Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of the best in Hilton Head. We've been to Paris a number of times and Bistro 17 is as good or better than any we visited. We've been here numerous times and have never had a bad experience. Our server Devon is the best. Food is excellent. Anything on the menu is great and the atmosphere is... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We first reviewed this restaurant 3 years ago and we look at it as our "go to" restaurant before shows at the Arts Center. The specials keep it interesting, but the French fare is alway good. Steak frittes, and escargot are our favorites. Nice to have some music with dinner and if the weather is nice an outside table is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I were spending some time in Hilton Head before heading back to the frigid north. We chose to have dinner at Bistro 17 for our final night on the island. What a fantastic decision! We didn't have a reservation and yet the staff were able to accommodate us. We were then treated to one of the best... More 

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mississauga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I had visited Bistro 17 for the first time last night, The decor of the restaurant is very classy, warm and welcoming, The crab cake was the best we have ever tasted. The roast chicken was plump and tender and my beef bourgignon was beautifully prepared with tender meat in a rich sauce, Added to that a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-5517

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?