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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 321
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful, warm interior and good service and tasty food

i dined here twice in one month, once for lunch and again for dinner. My salad for lunch was delicious and my grilled shrimp dinner was ok except the shrimp was over cooked. My husband had the grouper dinner and said it was very good but tiny portion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
jane s
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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463 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

i dined here twice in one month, once for lunch and again for dinner. My salad for lunch was delicious and my grilled shrimp dinner was ok except the shrimp was over cooked. My husband had the grouper dinner and said it was very good but tiny portion.

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GA.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I ordered the salmon for dinner and it was the best salmon I ever tasted. The service, atmosphere and piano music were excellent. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back.

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pinehurst, nc
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

we went there for lunch. we have been there several times in the past. great location in shelter cove/palmetto dunes area. the food is great. the service is great. we will be back next time we are in hilton head!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We love Bistro 17 and go frequently. The staff is wonderful and Susan is especially delightful, remembering much of what we like which makes the evening even more special. Last night we had the most amazing roasted red bell pepper soup. It was one of the best soups ever and we even brought some home to enjoy today! If you... More 

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glendora, ca
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

they had me after i stepped through the door i would have put up with mediocre food to eat here so cozy and warm and wonderful staff fortunately, the food matched up to the setting, which isn't always the case i would highly recommend it and go back there again the menu was varied with french & continental food easy... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Dinner for 2 at Bistro 17 on Valentine's Day. Wonderful evening. The restaurant was very crowded but the service was excellent and the food was very good. It was a most pleasant evening. Highly recommend. It is also nice in the warmer weather when you can sit outside under the umbrellas and watch the boats coming and going in the... More 

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hilton Head Island, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Bistro 17 is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant on the island. It is always consistent. My wife and I were there on Saturday January 31st and as usual everything was fantastic. The food was great; the atmosphere, service and overall experience is the best as you will find on Hilton Head. I had beef this weekend which was great, however... More 

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San Antonio, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's restaurant week so a prix fixe menu was offered. We ordered the onion soup gratinée, which was good, but hardly traditional since the main flavor was that of vinegar, which I've never heard of as an ingredient in onion soup - maybe a lighter touch of it would be better. The Bistro 17 salad was divine. The beef bourgignon... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

When you consider the quality of the food, the preciseness of the dishes, the flavors, the atmosphere and the price, Bistro 17 is clearly the best restaurant on Hilton Head and one the most enjoyable you'll find anywhere. This feels, looks, and eats like a true upscale French Bistro. Great sauces and soups, outstanding fish, steak . . . anything... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have recently moved to Shelter Cove while renovating a home nearby and discovered Bistro 17 for dinner. I have had great salads and fresh salmon for lunch while boating but have never experienced dinner there before. I love fresh fish and have had the best red snapper and mahi there the last two nights. The fish is very fresh,... 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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