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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 390
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Repeat customers

We've enjoyed Bistro 17 several times.This year we had our dogs with us We took one with us and had another great dining experience with him in tow:).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pam W
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed Bistro 17 several times.This year we had our dogs with us We took one with us and had another great dining experience with him in tow:).

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1 Thank Pam W
Vermont
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few restaurants that get everything right. The atmosphere is elegant but unpretentious. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. And the food is just delicious. We have been there on our last visit serval times and every time was excellent. Lunch or dinner, just perfect. In warmer weather you can seat outside and enjoy the view... More 

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1 Thank Gina049
Port Rowan, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here whenever we are in Hilton Head. Lovely spot with excellent food and service. Beautiful pianist playing in the evening adds to the experience.

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1 Thank elizabethbain1
Grimsby, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is very well prepared and presented, very attentive service, fine wine. I would recommend for lunch and dinner, lovely live piano music.

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2 Thank 102review2015
Petersburg, Ontario
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still one of the best restaurants to visit. Great staff, great food, relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend the French Onion soup. Their Bistro salad always good.

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1 Thank Beth P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. French dip was great! French onion soup was rich and perfect on a chilly day. Our daughter loved the grilled cheese. Great view of the marina.

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4 Thank Kellyann D
Shalimar, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 10-12 time to visit. There seemed to be a difference in people, service, & food quality. While not bad, just not what we had experienced in the past. Someone told us later that there has recently been a change in management/owner?? Will return for another visit for another chance.

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3 Thank Linda P
hilton head
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Excellent restaurant with great service and nice surroundings. We live in Hilton Head and know most restaurants. Bistro 17 is my favorite.

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3 Thank gunterschramm
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had crab sandwich and the bistro 17 salad which were excellent. Servers were wonderful and service was very quick. A nice place in Shelter cove for a delicious meal.

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4 Thank Rash S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic Shrimp & Grits special and a nice wine selection. Great live piano and beautiful marina setting. While reservations are appreciated they always find room for you to dine inside or out. Very attentive service.

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4 Thank judy m

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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: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?