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Bistro 17

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17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-785-5517
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bistro 17 has both inside and outside dining year round. I like to go early evenings because there is live soft jazz or a pianist playing usually until 8 pm. Any food is good, but I usually order several appetizers instead of a dinner because everything is so good, I want a little of it all. Owner, chef comes through... More 

4 Thank PatriciasOfHHI
Hickory, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

...crepes average and crab cake sandwich terrible. View of the Marina is awesome. Servers were friendly and attentive. I had the roasted pepper soup and a bistro salad. Both were excellent. Salad was fresh with a wonderful mild goat cheese, dried Cranberries, pine nuts and a great house dressing. My wife had the average crepes. Not much to add. My... More 

4 Thank Hbadge
Milledgeville, Georgia
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a tastey salad and soup for lunch. I added chicken which was a mistake because it had obviously been cooked another day and been put in the refrigerator and quickly put on the side. I should have gotten shrimp. I also had a great red pepper soup that was delicious. This lunch ran about $25 with a tip and... More 

4 Thank Geni S
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal, bone-in ribeye is delicious, martinis were great, and the dessert was superb. Honestly, we have been to Hilton Head so many times I cannot offer any good excuse as to why we have never been to this restaurant other than the parking situation in Shelter Cove is, well, less than adequate. We have simply overlooked this little gem,... More 

5 Thank Aaron C
Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to do takeout this trip rather than eating in which we have done in the past. As with eating in the food was outstanding and included my favorite, the French onion soup.

6 Thank Ernie S
Aiken, South Carolina
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to eat here. Service and food are consistently excellent. We enjoy the guy that plays the piano during dinner. The salmon and crab cakes are really good, as well as the appetizers of french onion soup and escargot. This establishment offers inside and outside seating. Highly recommend!

6 Thank Carolinesc7
Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate at Bistro 17. The patio has a great view of the harbor. The menu is quite diverse. Service and food were excellent. The restaurant is a little pricey, but not overly expensive.

8 Thank lkleynen
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not been to Bistro 17 in the last twelve months, but last Sunday with an out of town guest, we wanted a restaurant that has good food, a great view and outside seating, hence our choice to go back. Even though the temperature was in the high 80's the covered patio with large fans made it very comfortable.... More 

8 Thank Bruce A
Half Moon Bay, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Beautiful piano music. Lovely view. Food fabulous. If you order steak and frittes, share. The steak is large but delicious.

8 Thank ruth4HMB
Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd read great things about Bistro 17, but never visited. I'm sorry I hadn't! It's such a lovely, shady little spot. Even on a hot July day, the breeze off the water and the ceiling fans made it comfortable enough to eat on the patio. The menu is small, but everything we ordered was delicious and made for a great... More 

8 Thank IPlanD1sneyTrips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17D Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-5517

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?