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17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-785-5517
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Ranked #48 of 318 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
San Antonio, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a truly wonderful restaurant. Food is fabulous. Atmosphere is quiet and friendly. Staff attentive and fun. Owner is on site and cares about your time in his place. Our favorite. Frank and Paddy

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing. The service is great and the atmosphere. It can be romantic or fun with friends. Delicious food especially the steak frites! The music with the pianist is a great touch! An overall amazing place to go.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

we travel and dine extensively. this restaurant is far and above one of the best. service: excellent: food: beyond our expectations. thank you to Chef and staff for a delightful evening.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Food and service were both excellent. 3 of our party of 4 ordered the special. The grouper was wonderful and the person with the filet gave his a thumbs up! We live here so know the better restaurants to dine at. You won't be disappointed here!!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Three of us had lunch there, ordering the crab cake with fruit, the chicken and mushroom crepe, and a large salad with salmon. It was served inside as the weather was cold, but we still had the pretty view of the boats in Shelter Cove harbour and marina. Bistro 17 even has a lovely fireplace for the really cold days.... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have traveled the world and eaten in the finest restaurants. Recently we dined at Bistro 17 and it was fabulous--beautiful decor, cozy ambiance, fine service and excellent cuisine. We highly recommend it. We have been coming to the island for 25 years and it as the best restaurant in Hilton Head.

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South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent spot for an outdoor lunch and so quiet on a chilly December day. Inside was warm and lovely, outside nice and casual overlooking the beautiful marina and the expensive yachts. Croque Monsieur was delicious with a perfect Bechemal. Bistro fires were a must. French Onion Soup was authentically made and the fresh Bistro Salad was excellent. Prices reflect the... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro 17

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

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