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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance

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  • 336
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Great Food, Great Service and Great Ambience

I have to say it was one of the best food experiences I have had on Hilton Head. The view is fanatastic as you look across the marina towards the bay and the sunset. The piano player over dinner set a very romantic mood. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was great.(no other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
eaton2015
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Pooler, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I've traveled a great deal and have been to many restaurants including this one. The view is very nice,the service was excellent but then came the food and ruined everything.At 7:30 PM on a Friday night during Heritage week they were out of their special but we were not informed until a half hour after ordering. So we reselected and... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have to say it was one of the best food experiences I have had on Hilton Head. The view is fanatastic as you look across the marina towards the bay and the sunset. The piano player over dinner set a very romantic mood. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was great.(no other comments needed).

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have lived here for 20 years and can't believe I just discovered this little gem. The food was delicious, view was breathtaking and service Superb! Jackie was our server but all of the staff were obviously there to make sure your experience was top notch. They offer music nightly, which definitely enhanced the mood. I'm very excited about my... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Bistro 17 is a go to place for me and my family whenever we're in town. The quality of food and service is consistent. The view is amazing. Great for sunset dinners and afternoon cocktails. Bistro 17 never fails!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

either sit inside, or water-side in shelter cove. the wine, appetizers, entrees are accompanied with lilting notes from the baby grand piano, clarinet, live vocals. stardust, show tunes, requests! and the chef/owner, james buckingham-he is magnifique!!

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Moncton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

excellent soups at lunch time and friendly staff. Too bad it was mostly too cold to sit outside! It was a pleasant walk from Palmetto Dunes to the restaurant. We went several times and were never disappointed!

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harrisburg, PA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Hilton Head. We go every year when we are here. This is the third year in a row that we have had an excellent experience with ambiance, service and food. I started out by making a mess of our table when I knock over the salt dish. It was no bother for the staff... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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176 reviews 176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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