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“Mother's Day made easy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of WiseGuys

WiseGuys
1513 Main Street, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-842-8866
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Ranked #7 of 290 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Merchant Street
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Mother's Day made easy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We ate late on Mother's Day, just prior to closing. This can be risky after a "rush" that can leave the staff tired and ready to go home from afternoon family lunches, brunches and early evening feasts. But our server Megan made it feel like we were her first clients of the day. We think that the bar and kitchen might have been a little distracted but Megan turned it all into a seamless and enjoyable experience. Wiseguy's seems to always engage the right people to interface with clients that know how to run interference even when other aspects of the production might be a little "off".

That and the generally good quality of the food, atmosphere and clientele are the reasons we return frequently.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Savannah, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Always yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I'm a local and have eaten at WiseGuys many times in the past couple of years. This particular visit I brought my mom and dad. We sat outside in the beautiful Hilton Head Island weather and our server was friendly and efficient. The last time I visited, I had difficulty finding a white wine that wasn't too 'acidic' . . . the server this time suggested something 'buttery' and it fit the bill perfectly. We ordered 5 small plates and they were all tasty and delicious. More than enough for the 3 of us. The only little change I noticed was in my favorite dish, WG Shrimp and Calamari. The dish seemed very scant to my previous visits. The shrimp and calamari were laid out over the plate, though none touched the 'chinese take-out' box, nor were there any inside it. Only decoration. If you're going to use decorations for your food, use them . . . don't just put it on the plate. It made the shrimp and calamari look, well, stingy. The Asian slaw accompaniment was perfect, as were the chicken and waffles, meat and cheese plate, and home-made chips with Gorgonzola. Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Powell, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Depending on what you are in the mood for you can get a full (very full meal) or a couple of "small plates" to share.

The bar was very nice, but I was surprised that the tender had to ask what goes in a Sidecar.

Visited May 2013
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Despite negative entries on Trip advisor we decided to try Wiseguys for dinner. My wife and I made a last minute decision and without a reservation we were quickly seated in the back room. Our server was very knowledgeable about the steaks and small plates. Our drinks from the cocktail menu were very refreshing. The manager stopped over when we received our entrees and she recommended the bread pudding which we thoroughly enjoyed! Overall it was a great experience. Absolutely one of our new favorite spots!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mothers day dining ruined by Waiter who is hard of hearing!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

New years Eve was fantastic at WiseGuys!!! This was the basis for us returning for Mother's Day Dinner. However, the waiter ruined our dinner. He was more interested in the drinks than the appetizers coming out correctly. As a frequent diner who spends thousands per year eating out for a living you can recognize when a establishment has the right balance of food and service. Its not the price but the service and the quality of dining that we want and the atmosphere. Wise guys has that atmosphere but the consistency of service is fair at best. When mistakes are made excuses are made and a discount is put on the bill. Frankly Wise Guys its to late for discounts or the standard apology. Get it right the first time and pay attention to details. It is clear from this experience that a discount is NOT what we wanted. If the experience of dining is ruined by poor service and lack of attention its not worth repeating!! Why chance another bad experience with the same establishment. Instead of having us repeat our experience on a repeat basis this restaurant has lost thousands in revenue solely on the basis of poor service and a waiter who cannot hear properly, that , is what the manager told us when we shared our experience. Management again is there to say we are SORRY and give you a discount on the bill but should have been there from the beginning doing their job checking to see if things are correct from the on set of our dining experience. Frankie Bones and Now Wise Guys is off our list and with my contacts in the industry many others will hear about our experience. I had better service at Cracker Barrel and Long Horn Steak House than tonights experience at Wise Guys. God forbid !!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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