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“Love this place!” 5 of 5 stars
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CQ's
140A Lighthouse Road, HarbourTown, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4368
843 671 2779
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Ranked #74 of 320 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have no idea how this place is 61 on here because it is not only absolutely delicious every time, but it's such a cute/fun place in an amazing setting! We are huge foodies and consider this one of our favorites on the island. (Others include Ombra, vine, Michael Anthony's, sage room) I look forward to their famous tuna over edamame hummus all year! Their special wedge salad is out of this world, as are their scallops special. Sometimes we take our small kids as well (super early) and they are so awesome about it. They ran out of milk and literally went to the store for more for my 2 year old while we were there! You also can't beat their early dining menu - 3 courses for $20! It's a must stop when on HHI

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English first
Key Largo, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Still very good … but a bit disappointing this time ..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Have been to CQ's many times on our way north and south on our boat .. it has always been one of our favorites for its inventive menu and ambience and service. We were a bit disappointed this time … perhaps because the "season" has started but the attention to detail was not great. Soup was cold and had to be sent back .. appetizers arrived before our drinks order … had to ask for bread and butter .. etc. Still the pork chop was excellent as was the special wedge salad (that is always it seems a special). So perhaps just an off night … and certainly we will be back …

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kernersville, NC
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“There's a reason it's a HHI Institution!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent service, fabulous food. Swordfish was the best seafood dish my husband and I have EVER had. Crispy on the outside, perfectly cooked and tender on the inside. Enjoyed the tri-flavors butter and rolls, the amazing wedge salad with a caramalized onion ranch dressing. The only slightly negative thing I can add is the shrimp and grits needed a touch of salt and a hint more spice for me. Peanut butter chocolate ganache pie is as decadent and rich as it sounds. Cannot wait to go back!

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Steak and shrimp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went with friends that have been there before. It is an old house type of restaurant that has a very warm feeling. The staff was great and food very good. Calamari appetizer was the best I have had then the steak and shrimp cooked to perfection. Great food good friends we had a great time.

Visited May 2014
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Lakeport, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This restaurant is located across the street from the busy and popular Harbor Town area in Sea Pines. It's tucked back away from street visibility but don't miss it! Four of us ordered different dishes and each one was exquisitely prepared and delightfully served. The ahi tuna on edamame hummus is one of the original recipes at CQ's and it is obvious why it has stayed on the menu! Superb flavors and beautiful presentation. The salmon with orange honey glaze on spinach risotto is incredible. We travel quite often and enjoy the variety of Hilton Head cuisine. CQ's has achieved FAVORITE status!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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