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Bistro 17

17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-785-5517
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Ranked #54 of 320 restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
beaufort, sc
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We sat outside looking at the water and boats while we sipped on Rose wine and thoroughly enjoyed the escargot, coquille, brie, and cake for dessert. It was leisurely and relaxing; we ordered one thing at a time and then decided what we wanted next. Janelle was the perfect server - she appeared at the appropriate times to refill our... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In April, Bistro 27 was fantastic; our July visit not. Food & service were mediocre. Ambiance was mediocre

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate at Bistro17 our first night on Hilton Head. We were all somewhat tired from our trip and was looking for a relaxing place to have a nice outdoor dinner. The outdoor tables were all taken when we arrived at the restaurant, but the staff let us sit at a small bar with very comfortable stools until a table... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant for it's convenience and the fact it is dog friendly. We were greeted warmly when we arrived and dog treats and ice water bowl promptly brought over for our dog. Our servicer was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. My husband had the salmon and said it was the best he had ever eaten! I had the crab... More

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four enjoyed dinner here during a recent stay on Hilton Head island! Our teenage daughter proclaimed it the best meal we had while there! The food was delicious and the service prompt and friendly. The piano music was a very nice added bonus!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Serendipity brought us here on two occasions. Once was following a long boat trip and we docked near the restaurant, looking for a cool respite. The second time we were in a rush to get to a play at the Fine Arts Center. Both times we chose a light lunch and were not disappointed. Recommend a crap cake atop a... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I read the mixed reviews about this place and decided to give it a try prior to taking in the music at a Thursday night Harborfest at Shelter Cove. I chose to sit outside on the patio. The overhead fans kept the heat at bay until the food came and heated me up from the inside. Whew! I can see... More

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Elberton, Georgia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We took our family for our parents' anniversary. The grilled shrimp and salmon were wonderful, but the lamb is out of this world. I have been here three times and it has been each time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visit the Island a few times during the year because my parents live here. I always request this spot for dinner one of the nights because of the view. Unfortunately, in HHI there are not that many places that you can eat while viewing the water, but this is one of those spots. It has an excellent view of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visit the island a couple weeks each month and stay on our boat by Bistro 17. We eat there almost every day. This place is amazing and very relaxed. Our favorite dish the Croque Madame. Also the french dip is amazing. The servers are very friendly and attentative. Most of the time our servers were Tammy and Elena. We... More

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