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WiseGuys features several small plates including pizzettas, sliders, nightly specialty items, not to mention our steaks! Highlights of the menu include local seafood creations and hand selected premium steaks from sterling silver. Our steaks are aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness in every bite. An aged steak is not just an aged steak at wiseguys; it is a wiseguys prepared steak, and is truly the best on hilton head. In fact, WiseGuys has such a strong menu and following that we were voted "Best Martini Bar," "Best Steak," and "Best Tapas" in recent years. Unique to the island for its contemporary and sophisticated feel, WiseGuys has quickly become Hilton Head Island's
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best meal of the week! Shane the server was fabulous! He made great recommendations and was just refreshing. Wine flight was excellent. Early bird menu is fantastic. Steak with crab cake—yum! The bourbon bread pudding was unbelievable. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

We were seated quickly even though we didn't have reservations (Didn't think about it). Service was great and fast. I had the ribeye while my wife had prime rib. We both agree that it was the best tasting we have had in a LONG time....She had the creme brulee flight for desert which was also good. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Thank you for the recommendation!! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 21, 2022

Our party of HHI regulars had an incredible meal here — first time for all of us, but surely not the last. On a cold Tuesday night, the place was slammed. And at a time when service is a consistent problem, these folks were fully...staffed and hustling hard. We wanted for nothing, including prompt bussing and water refills. Fabulous winter specials at a remarkable price. Great cocktails properly made from scratch in wonderfully cold glasses. Cold, delicious wedge salads. The beef, fish, and crab cakes were just perfect. We had the crème brûlée flight and pineapple cake for dessert. Excellent. Outstanding and hilarious service from Shane, aka Earnest Hemingway. I see some less than glowing reviews here, and really question if we dined at the same place.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2022

Went there for the first time while visiting Hilton Head. Steaks were mediocre, desserts were bland, and lobster bisque was terrible. I would definitely not go here again.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2022

We ate at Wiseguys 3 consecutive nights during a few days on Hilton head Island. The steaks are always great. Also tried the beef short rib and the chicken parm. Both were excellent. The serving staff was great and very attentive. This continues to be...one of our favorite restaurantsMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

The ambience is really nice. The service was missing in action. After our meal was brought out (not by our server), quite a bit of time passed and I finally grabbed a different server to request butter and sour cream. The bleh sweet potatoes were...cool enough that the butter did not seem to melt by that time. They might have tasted better if they were hot, but served as being warm, they needed butter and sour cream or something. Their expensive aged Delmonico was mildly better than an Outback or Lonestar. Yes, it tasted good . . . not great. If it tasted great, the price would have been worth it. I would not give up on them. My father seemed to love his scallops and they looked good. Maybe because it was a slow night, yet the steak house next door looked liked it was packed and people were waiting. Give it a try, but I was underwhelmed. Going out for a meal should be a treat, particularly in this mid-high price range.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

We are terribly sorry to hear you were underwhelmed. However, we do appreciate your constructive criticism and will use it as learning tool for the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed October 19, 2022 via mobile

Great food and terrific servers along with a pleasant environment make Wise Guys a must visit on every visit to the island. We usually get a few of the small plate offerings and share. We had Flash Fried Shrimp and Calamari, the Filet Mignon Sliders...and the Roasted Cauliflower along with a Prosciutto & Fig Pizzetta. Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Thank you for the recommendation and continued loyalty! We can't wait to serve you again, soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2022

Truly lived up to it's reputation for a special occasion restaurant. My ribeye was up there with the best steaks I've ever had and that's really saying something! Great service and ambiance matched the great food.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Thank you for the great review and 5 stars!!

Reviewed October 11, 2022

Server named Michael was excellent. Since our last visit, place was expanded. Scallop Risotto and Pan Roasted Salmon, simply excellent.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Thank you for your loyalty and repeat visits! We will share your kind words with Michael.

Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

I have eaten at Wise Guys for years, and it is normally one of my favorite places to eat, but last night my dinner was just so, so. The good: the French Onion soup and the loaded jacket potato. The bad: the Sirloin Steak. One...of my friends and I had it, and it was one of the toughest pieces of sirloin either of us had ever eaten. We did tell our server, and all she said was, "I'll tell the chef". Stick with the filet!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Russell, thank you for the constructive criticism as we will use as a learning tool moving forward. Thank you for being such a loyal customer and we hope you give us another try!

Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

Extremely slow! This was the longest wait for food we have ever had- we got seated right away but it took 2 hours for our food to get to us- even water & drink refills took long- the food was very good- the apps &...specials were very good- the waiter apparently forgot to put our food order in- I didn’t expect dinner to be 4 hours.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for your long wait and hope you give us another try!

Reviewed August 28, 2022

Food was delicious-and service outstanding. Thank you Michael for taking such good care of us despite the fact that the place was busy and lively. Everything -apps, steaks, salads, sides, was great. The fondue dessert -and the amazing Hall wine- what a night!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

SO thrilled to hear you had a great experience! Your kind words have been passed onto Michael.

Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

Holidaying in Hilton Head, somewhere we had never been before, we were entirely reliant on recommendation as to where to go. Both the web and people we spoke to were positive on Wise Guys. When we arrived we got a great initial impression, busy place...with good atmosphere. Trouble began when the food arrived. Main course was tepid at best temperature wise. If you have ever tried to eat cold steak, not so good. Even my youngest daughter who was on the kids menu said her nuggets were not hot! Same thing with dessert, warm on the outside but cold in the middle. Not a good night. We had hungry kids so needed to make the best of it. To be fair the restaurant gave us a discount, but still really disappointing by comparison to the reviews.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Happy to hear we tried to make it right with a discount as we never want guest leaving unsatisfied. Sounds like we have an "off" night and apologize for your experience.

Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Not sure how this restaurant isn’t the top rated restaurant on the island. Everything on the menu is prepared wonderfully! We had a group of 18 and to a person, everyone said it was perfect. Our waiter was a young man named Tanner and I...think he was the best waiter I’ve ever had. Just a great evening!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Savannah S, Marketing at Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2022

Tanner is one of our best! Your comments have been shared with him! Thank you for the kind words and 5 stars!

Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

Definitely a spot to take customers on a work trip! They have something for everyone. I was told the best meal our group had while on a work trip. The food, atmosphere, wine, dessert and staff were exceptional. Salmon, steak, braised short ribs, calamari appetizer...and flatbread pizza are highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Yes, you can make reservations. Please go to the website; wiseguyshhi or call 843.84.8866
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Yes we have outside patio dining that is pet-friendly.
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Jeffrey, We can accommodate a party of 20, depending on your needs it can be private, or semi-private. Please give us a call at 843-842-8866 and ask for Tony. Thank you
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