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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 359
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    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
Nice view and with piano music.

Food was really good and service was OK as well. Small inside but they do have a patio with a view of the marina. On the pricey side though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Kissimmee, Florida
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  • Romantic
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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food was really good and service was OK as well. Small inside but they do have a patio with a view of the marina. On the pricey side though.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've never been let down by their exquisite food, out-of-this-world Bloody Mary's, Momosa's, and wines. We always stop here for brunch on our way back to "reality." Many of our trip's memories are shared with unforgettable laughter, as we dine on their outdoor patio with a beautiful view!

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Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

That's what my wife says. That they have the best crabcakes on the planet. I've had lots of crabcakes ,being from the Chesapeake bay area, and cannot say she is wrong. I do know they have the best french onion soup I have ever had. The frisse salad with pine nuts and cranberries is also wonderful. Add to that the... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This harbor front gem is a favorite of ours. The staff is efficient, warm and friendly. The nightly live entertainment enhances a relaxed evening out. They start you with nice board of cheese, olives and bread, with SOFT butter. (don't you hate trying to spread cold butter) The duck confit is tender and flavorful, the French onion soup is fantastic... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great little neighborhood place in Shelter Cove that has been a favorite spot for years, but it just gets better. I get French Onion Soup where ever it is on the menu, but this is the best, head and shoulders above any other I have found. Everything was very fresh, well prepared and very tasty, but the Onion Soup is... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed the food at both the lunch and dinner we had here. However, the menu is very limited and the prices are a bit high.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We arrived about 5:45PM to take advantage of the Early Bird special (15% discount plus free glass of wine) which ends at 6:30PM. We were greeted and seated immediately. I would recommend dining inside and enjoying the piano music background. The french onion soup was delicious and followed with one of the special meals (Mahi-Mahi) and the crab cake appetizer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to make his business trip into a mini vacation because neither of us had been to Hilton Head in years. We did a little research and picked Bistro 17 as our first dinner destination. We chose very well. The service and food was impeccable. Gabi was very knowledgable about the area and helped us plan... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went there while exploring cute Shelter Cove. Quiet place with excellent customer service, really good martinis and an excellent and well prepared menu. Our lovely waitress was a great conversationalist, along with her job. Highly recommend for a tasty dinner and an overall lovely experience

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went with a Buddy by boat, the restaurant choice was his. My wife and I had passed by here about two years ago, rejected the menu and moved on. The lunch menu is different and I really enjoyed the Shrimp Salad on Croissant ($14). My friend liked the Croque Madame ($15); apparently selected before we arrived. Our waitress, Tammy, was... 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: Romantic
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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