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“Very good but could have been better” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chart House

Chart House
2 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-5302
843-342-9066
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Ranked #136 of 290 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gumtree Road
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good but could have been better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The happy hour at the Chart House is very good! Great food and drinks at reasonable prices. We went after 3-4 cold and rainy days to celebrate blue skies and warmer temperatures. Our time there was negatively impacted by a heavy smoker right behind us. We asked the waitress if smoking was allowed as there were no ash trays anywhere. She advised us that the manager said smoking was allowed. When we left, my wife mentioned it to the hostess who advised that smoking was not allowed. They need to get their story straight. If smoking is allowed we won't go back. If it is smoke free, I'll be a regular

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Had a wonderful evening at the Chart House in celebration of my Birthday. We dined in the Bar area ,by the fireplace, which was a treat, with temperatures outside being in the high 40's!
The food was great....Caesar salad, fresh fish, vegetable medley, and Asian rice. Our server Kaleb was very knowledgeable about the menu. He was most accommodating, and to top it all off; he brought be a slice of chocolate mud cake with a candle for my Birthday!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh
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63 restaurant reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
“Go for the view and ambiance. Food is okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

LOGISTICS... it's in the back on a side road of Squire Pope Rd. There's a restaurant sign, but you don't see the building until after you turn in the side road. There are three restaurants back there. Two are less formal, then the Chart House. Overflow parking is a bit of a distance from the door. We were there early having come directly from a golf outing. We were too early for happy hour. But they sat us a a bar table and then ignored us until happy hour began. Can't start HR early... Oh no...

FOOD: We split two appetizers then had the early bird dinners. Both of us a bit satiated with seafood during the week, we opted for the prime rib. Came cooked as ordered with Bk potato and some veggie. Soup was good. Dessert of creme brulee nicely done and textured. Coffee good. Service was perfunctory. Meat

The restaurant is upscale; and I really didn't see the water view so, it just seemed that this place could have been anywhere. Think the appetizer split and early bird was the right decision.

Visited March 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Upscale all the way.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Food is excellent, it is pricey and there is not much of an atmosphere. Great place for business entertainment.

Visited February 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Dissapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures, my husband and I decided to do Valentines Dinner here at the Chart House. We thought we would see the sunset. Well they wouldn't let us have a table by the window and told us when we first made the reservations that they couldn't guarantee a table overlooking the water. When we got there we were surprised they were not busy and there were tables overlooking the water. The lady sat us at a table further back and said " all our table have a good view of the water"...Anyway there were other couples who came in AFTER us who did get to sit at one of those tables...Why did they get to and not us??? We made reservations too and it was AVAILABLE when we arrived!!!
The table we did sit at had my husband and I sitting across from each other. The problem there is the table was so big the whole intimacy factor was killed. We were way too far apart, it was not intimate, it was not romantic, and we were feeling awkward, uncomfortable, and when we left we felt disappointed about our special romantic valentines dinner together. It was not the experience we had hoped for.
Also, the food was just ok. Nothing to knock your socks off, just ok. The margaritas were good, the lava cake was pretty awesome, but neither my husband, nor I, were impressed with our food.

On another note, (referencing the free appetizer/ dessert coupon from the VISITOR CENTER--not the WELCOME CENTER) unless you want to spend half a day fighting and going back and forth with the spinnaker time share people so you can get your deposit back for there "90 minutes only" timeshare presentation and whatever thing they promised to give you, don't fall for it. Say no thank you just give me my free appetizer/dessert coupon already. Then go and just pay for whatever thing it is out of your own pocket. To me it is not worth wasting half a day out of the short vacation.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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