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Chef David's Roastfish & Cornbread

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70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-342-2996
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 347
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 82
    Poor
  • 70
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food/Service Disconnect

This review ends up 3-star because of an extreme disconnect between the food (delicious, 5-star) and the service (awful, 1-star). First, the food is fantastic. We all enjoyed our meals--once we settled on options that were actually available. That said, the service was dreadful. It took over... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
wallyguy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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781 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This review ends up 3-star because of an extreme disconnect between the food (delicious, 5-star) and the service (awful, 1-star). First, the food is fantastic. We all enjoyed our meals--once we settled on options that were actually available. That said, the service was dreadful. It took over two-and-a-half hours for food to arrive. We were told by a very apologetic... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We've tried this place twice, both in the early lunch hour (before rush, an hour after opening), a year apart. On both visits, service was relatively low quality and the kitchen was out of many things (some standard things, some ore completed...a little of everything). I wanted to like this place, but I think the charm ends with the story... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

No body there closed,they are out of business due to a chef that could not handle it though he has a lot of talent,this business is not easy,knowing how to cook is only 25% of owning a restaurant.bon chance,never even got a chance to eat there

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went, again, after a delightful visit, last year. Staff was out with the flu, but we were greeted by a friendly partner, who worked us through Chef David being the only one there. Our most friendly and capable waitress arrived and we were kept happy with the special corn bread -- you'll either love it or not -- I did.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We returned to Chef David's this week so our friends could experience the great food. Little did we know what a treat we were going to have with Patty as our server. We were given tales of Hilton Head long past, with such passion and delight. We laughed and sat dumbstruck with some of her stories. We met Chef David... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You are not going to stumble on this place by accident. A friend who has spent most winters in Hilton Head for the last nine years just discovered it – and what a find. The Chef David of the restaurant’s name is Chef David Vincent Young. Chef David was at Sea Shack until 2008 and opened RoastFish and Cornbread in... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Entree was very good, loved the wall murals and restaurant ambiance. Wait for food was extremely long and many menu items not available. Though desserts were advertised as home made the key lime pie was terrible. Waitress said the owner/chef was having personal problems and that he hadn't been able to make the desserts. The restaurant does not have a... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

No white tablecloths nor chain restaurant fripperies, but real honest fresh food served in a happy environment. Popcorn shrimps and half blackened scallops to start- both delicious, followed by fresh fish of the day Cod and Red snapper, both tasted so fresh and excellent. Do not miss! Bring your own wine, no corkage.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Roastfish and Cornbread is among the best restaurants on Hilton Head Island. It is not a "white tablecloth" restaurant, but rather a super casual, funky place owned and run by a chef who truly cares about the Gullah heritage he represents. Chef David's food is OUTSTANDING, as he makes everything himself, using the freshest (organic when available) ingredients and local... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

WOW just happened to find this amazing restaurant off Marshland Rd while riding my bike yesterday in HILTON HEAD............what a pleasant surprise to find the eclectic decor and wonderful menu; being a "parttime" vegetarian LOVED my choices and my husband got a 3 seafood dinner oysters/shrimp/whiting blackened, YUM as I tasted the fish and really liked it........the cornbread is yummy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-342-2996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 32

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?