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Bistro 17

17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
843 785 5517
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Ranked #46 of 319 restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Southern New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

After a day photographing the tideline on Hilton Head Island, we wanted something nice and near to Disney's Hilton Head Resort. We walked across the bridge to Bistro 17, a French restaurant as its name implies, among three restaurants just off the property. For range finding: our five star places include Les Halles in NYC and Petit Louis in Baltimore.... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Another lovely dinner in a charming atmosphere with piano music playing in the background. The staff is friendly, the salmon superb and the wine flows and the view and sunsets thrill you. One of my favorite places to dine with my husband or catch up with friends.

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Edina, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch. Food was excellent, we weren't rushed, and the restaurant wasn't full so we could talk without a problem.

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Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had the most amazing crab cakes and scallops at the Bistro 17! I have traveled alot of places and the food is truely devine. Unforunately our waitress was not as friendly and almost seemed overwhelmed. She would leave our table for huge periods of time... and took forever to finally get our order in. Mush have been an off... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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200 reviews 200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stopped by on a sunny day for lunch. The patio is very nice as it looks down the entire Shelter Cove Harbor. Had a salad with salmon and a chicken crape with a side order of Pome Frets. Service was efficient without being personal. The food was fine, just not great. The bottom line is if you want a very... More

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a nicer meal. We had another engagement after this and informed our server. She brought the courses out at the perfect timing to make sure we made it to our engagement on time. We did not feel rushed but were very appreciative of her timing. She also was there for our every need,... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I was at The Music and Taste festival by Bistro 17 last night when I witnessed something very disturbing and, frankly, frightening! The owner of this restaurant was berating a beautiful woman screaming expletives and threats in front of the entire crowd! There were even children present! If it weren't for my wife verbally restraining me and keeping her hand... More

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williamsburg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Made reservation which were executed perfectly.Service was outstanding from the wine recommendation to the personal attention from the owner.The food was excellent and presented in a very appetizing way.The soft live music added just the right mood for a perfect dinner for two. Highly recommend reservations during the season.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went to early dinner, free glass of house wine and 15% off bill. Had the dinner crab cakes with fries, good, but fries could of been hotter, really don't care for cold fries, they did not seem to be hand cut, frozen maybe. My wife had the chicken special, breats of chicken stuffed with ham and covered with sauce three... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We walked into this lovely restaurant by the marina and were seated in a cozy spot all to ourself by a charming hostess. As we sat down, the lilting sounds of a piano hinted that this was to be a special evening. The service was wonderful; the French-inspired cuisine, excellent. Bistro 17 was on its way to a 5-star review... More

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