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Kingfisher Seafood Restaurant

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18 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928
(843) 785-4442
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse is a casual Old World...
The Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse is a casual Old World Mediterranean décor waterfront restaurant located center-island in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. We have beautiful water views where dolphins and pelicans frequent. Large hand-painted murals of Mediterranean scenes adorn the walls. The spacious rooms have large dark-stained wood beams and Tuscan patterned carpet. We have all-you-can-eat pasta specials for under $10 for the hardy appetite (choice of 3 pastas and 6 sauces). We also have nightly selections for fresh seafood often including Grouper, Sea Bass, Mahi-Mahi, Salmon, Covina, Cobia plus more. These are prepared differently based on what you like. For the meat lovers we have Prime Rib, Steaks, and BBQ Ribs. Happy Hour in our lounge is the happiest on the Island with $2.50 Kingfisher drafts, $3 wine and $4 well drinks -- from 5-8 daily. Plus we have the best raw oysters and peel-&-eat shrimp at terrific prices. (See menu button above) Cap-off the evening with Las Vegas quality Comedy in the upstairs showroom. Free and convenient close private parking lot. Serving dinner from 5pm to 9pm. GPS? Enter 18 Harbourside Ln,HH, SC.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food

What can I say the food was good, service was great and the price was good. Can't wait to return. We had reservations but they weren't needed on this weekend. Enjoyed the walk afterwards around the cove.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Hickory, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What can I say the food was good, service was great and the price was good. Can't wait to return. We had reservations but they weren't needed on this weekend. Enjoyed the walk afterwards around the cove.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Looking through several dining magazines for the Hilton head area, my husband and my 3 year old daughter decided on this restaurant. When arriving we were told it would be about a 20 minute wait. Less than half the tables were filled, we didn't understand the wait, but wanted to eat here. There was not anything on menu for kids,... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Always excellent service, wonderful food, great deals. We always include at least one trip to the Kingfisher on each trip to Hilton Head, we have taken our children there since they were little, we have always been made welcome with or without children. We love the she-crab soup, the shrimp plates, and crab legs. When my boys were teenagers we... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited the Kingfisher with my sister and her husband on February 2, 2015. We enjoyed a great meal, especially the she crab soup. Victoria was our waitress and she was very attentive and entertaining. We would definitely come back and recommend it to our friends.

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Burlington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been going to the Kingfisher for the last five years. We look forward to the friendly staff who always remember us and call us by name - especially Tina. This year we had a very different experience. The new manager Dana is very unfriendly to the point of being rude. When we walked in the other night,, her... More 

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ToddKF, Owner at Kingfisher Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I'm Todd, the Owner. I spoke with our manager. She says she jokes with one couple who dines at the Kingfisher on a regular bases. She will be more careful with her conversations, given this misunderstanding. This manager is a 20 year veteran in the hospitality business. Thanks for posting Todd More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had valentine's dinner the food was fantastic and the staff were friendly. Definitely a must...keep in mind that they will be changing their name on March 1st to Pelicans Point.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great Blend at Happy Hour. Oysters were acceptable and very reasonably priced. Best price performer on the island for oysters.

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Where to begin. Tuesday night, made reservations, showed up on time and front of the house greeter (who turned out to be the owner was extremely underdressed and did not have reservation or even know where the menues were). We finally got seated and then the wait began. Long story short, two and a half hours to get served cold... More 

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ToddKF, Owner at Kingfisher Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi. I am the owner. I spoke with these guests. Yes, this was a difficult night. We forecasted 45 dinners served given a Tuesday and cold February night. We actually served 94 dinners. To add to that most came within an hour time period. So we were severely understaffed. I explained this to them. I even showed them the spreadsheet... More 

Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was our first visit to Hilton Head and we had a remarkable experience in the lounge area of the restaurant. Tina and Melissa made us feel as if we were old friends that had been coming in for years. Exceptional Bartenders!!!! They both have a way of making you feel right at home. We started with crab legs, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I went here with some friends in November. We had a wonderful time. The location and view is remarkable. The food was priced well. The biggest hit of the entire evening was our waitress, Victoria. She was awesome!! She had us laughing. She took such good care of us all evening. If you want to be treated right ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: (843) 785-4442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse is a casual Old World Mediterranean décor waterfront restaurant located center-island in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. We have beautiful water views where dolphins and pelicans frequent. Large hand-painted murals of Mediterranean scenes adorn the walls. The spacious rooms have large dark-stained wood beams and Tuscan patterned carpet. We have all-you-can-eat pasta specials for under $10 for the hardy appetite (choice of 3 pastas and 6 sauces). We also have nightly selections for fresh seafood often including Grouper, Sea Bass, Mahi-Mahi, Salmon, Covina, Cobia plus more. These are prepared differently based on what you like. For the meat lovers we have Prime Rib, Steaks, and BBQ Ribs. Happy Hour in our lounge is the happiest on the Island with $2.50 Kingfisher drafts, $3 wine and $4 well drinks -- from 5-8 daily. Plus we have the best raw oysters and peel-&-eat shrimp at terrific prices. (See menu button above) Cap-off the evening with Las Vegas quality Comedy in the upstairs showroom. Free and convenient close private parking lot. Serving dinner from 5pm to 9pm. GPS? Enter 18 Harbourside Ln,HH, SC.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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