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Alfred's Restaurant

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Sun, 10/17
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Offering German and European Cuisine in an intimate setting. Dining at Alfred's is different than other restaurants on the island as our menu has authentic dishes from around the world. We have a varied wine list and offer a full bar. We have been the hidden gem on Hilton Head for 12 years and are now moving into a new era! We have added some outdoor seating to allow for social distancing amongst our indoor tables. Reservations are highly recommended.
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
German, European, International
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not have known about this restaurant except for the Facebook group “Hilton Head Foodies.” We made reservations for an outdoor table because I was craving sauerbraten. There were so many other choices but I was determined to get sauerbraten. It as a good...choice. My husband had the special halibut with a potato crust and crab meat. It was excellent. This place is hard to find but so worth the effort. The drinks were a generous pour. Our waiter, William, was helpful but unobtrusive. This definitely is a keeper on our Hilton Head list.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Prosshlbj, Owner at Alfred's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for your kind review!! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip and are honored to be on your list! Happy dining....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever we travel, we always look for German Cuisine. We were so happy to find Alfred’s Restaurant. After reading the excellent reviews, we decided to give it a try. My Mother is German, and makes the best Rouladen . I must say, the Chef did...an excellent job of coming a close second!! 😁. His Sauerbraten was fantastic! The icing on the cake were the delectable desserts. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby had a real chop and I had filet. I could not believe how exceptional it was. Every bite just tasted better. Wonderful welcoming environment. I would give them a 12 out of 10!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 8, 2021

We went back since we liked it last year and were very pleasantly surprised to find it is even better! We ordered escargot which were outstanding! We had a beat salad shared which was very tasty. Both of us had a veal chop with spinach...and spaechle -very good! The restaurant is small and has outdoor seating as well. The service and staff are very positive. We did not have dessert, although many choices, because we were really full! Certainly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The hostess was friendly and nice. I ordered the foie gras for an appetizer. I am a foie gras fan and have sampled this delicacy several times. Foie gras is already a rich and heavily fatty dish....This presentation included a slice of crust French bread soaking in truffle oil which also spread around the small platter. I think that the chef tried too hard with this prep and over did the oil. It was sooo rich with fat that that weird coating feeling sticks in your throat. I also believe that the foie gras was not grilled completely. I like my foie gras slightly browned on each side. I then had a schnitzel dinner because I’m also a fan of good German food which I was brought up on. The schnitzel was very average. The fried breading was boring. The topping of egg and anchovies just didn’t come together well for a flavorful experience. I just didn’t enjoy myself as much as I thought I would.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Small restaurant with outstanding food and service. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Hilton Head.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021

Every once in a while we go to a new restaurant and forces combine to make it an absolute stand=out. Alfred's is one of those experiences. We are 'Foodies' for sure...we love food, we enjoy a good atmosphere and great service and Alfred's had all...three. Tonight it was raining so outside seating was closed; Reservations are accepted to this small intimate setting- it is charming- very Charleston-ish. Our waiter was fabulous; knew the food and his job- very personable. Now the menu has a wonderful blend of Seafood, American and German/French food. 100% there is a chef here.... We had the German potato pancakes and foie gras with blueberry compote as appetizers, parmesan encrusted haddock, topped with crab and sauerbraten- end that with Black Forest Cake made by the French Bakery (if you are not going to make it yourself- get it made here!!) Guy Fieri needs to visit here- but then none of us would get it again!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

My wife and I arrived at Alfred's for dinner on a Friday night in early June....just as the cloudburst began. While we had reservations for an indoors table, the staff hurriedly had to accommodate arriving guests, and those quests with outside seating. They did a...fine job with this task, with all tables being used, as well as most seats at the bar. We began with tasty cocktails of Old Fashioned and Vodka Gimlet. The bartender was spot on in these classic favorites. We enjoyed the beverages while sharing a good-sized appetizer of potato pancakes, followed by salads: Caesar, as well as Roasted Beets. My wife opted for the Sauerbraten, and received a huge piece of slow-cooked marinated short rib, over spaetzle, along with red cabbage. I selected the Veal Chasseur (a.k.a. Jagerschnitzel) with fork tender veal, surrounded by mushrooms and petite tomatoes, in a tasty tarragon white wine reduction and veal demi glace., over spaetzle. It was superb, and thoroughly enjoyed! We shared desert of Black Forest cake...large, moist, and tasty. Atmosphere was cozy (partly due to the weather), and server Will was friendly, helpful, and timely. Value was quite good, in view of quality and quantity. We ended our visit with a solid "Thank you" to the chef and staff.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

Visited Alfreds on 7/23/21 with a party of 4. Dined outside which was very comfortable. Our waiter, Josh (?), was terrific. One of our friends lived in Germany several years and was very excited when the food proved to be excellent and authentic. 3 of...the 4 of us had Weiner schnitzel and the other pork schnitzel. I had my first Weiner schnitzel in Vienna and this compared favorably. We all loved the potato pancakes and red cabbage (I got some extra cabbage). Our friends loved their spaetzel. We all had apple streudel with vanilla ice cream for dessert, also yummy. My husband enjoyed his German beer and the 2 ladies enjoyed a very nice Spanish white wine recommended by the waiter. We be going back to HH again soon and will definitely go back to Alfreds. AWESOME EXPERIENCE.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

Returned to another fantastic meal at Alfred's. Love the veal and French Onion soup. My wife's Halibut was another hit. Chef's Heath and Jorge put a lot of love and effort to make our night special. A must on your visit to Hilton Head! Our...server Ann (Heath's wife) was a delight.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Rick H
September 10, 2020|
Response from Prosshlbj | Property representative |
Hi Rick, Many of our dishes are inherently gluten free - most of our sauces are except for the chardonnay cream are gluten free. Even our Potato Pancakes are made with potatoes and corn starch so they are as well. Just... More
Patrick M
August 23, 2020|
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Response from Prosshlbj | Property representative |
Be that as it may - we are a very small place and just don’t have the space to have everything. If you make a reservation and want to let me know you are coming and would like mich ultra, I’ll be happy to be sure I have some... More
March 25, 2019|
Response from jabbysmom | Reviewed this property |
Reservation recommended... they are on open table.
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Yes, Alfred's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Alfred's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4