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Bistro 17

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17 Harbourside Ln Ste D, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3589
+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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Cazenovia, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We and another couple who dine regularly in good restaurants went to Bistro 17 on a Wednesday night; the restaurant was busy but not crowded. Our waitress was pleasant BUT, she served a bottle of good red wine as if she were pouring water and failed to order the correct meal for one in our party. The food served was... More 

2 Thank Peter H
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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223 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had lunch at Bistro 17 several times over the past four years. It has never failed to please. The French Dip is very nice. The salad with shrimp delicious, and the Croque Monsieur wonderful. We have never had anything bad there. It also has outdoor seating on the water in Shelter Cove. Enjoy

3 Thank John H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have always had Bistro 17 as one of our must go to restaurants on our semi-annual trips to Hilton Head. The outside seating ambiance by the inlet and the boats with a sunset is hard to beat. Our last visit was on the last week of October, just after hurricane Mathew had hit. Two of our... More 

4 Thank pmyhre
Greensboro, NC
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located at the marina. It felt so special just being there with all the yachts that were decked out for Christmas. The food was delicious. I ordered a salad topped with crab cake. I asked to substitute the dressing that normally comes with it, and instead get warm bacon dressing. That was a great choice! It was... More 

4 Thank carolina_girl_48
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim Cunningham's Bistro 17 gets better and better each time we go. After an odd experience several years ago, we have returned several times to a friendly greeting and great service. The Steak Frites is a bone-in rib steak, perfectly seasoned and delicious. We usually share one and take some home! The fries are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and come... More 

4 Thank EIfoodlover
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I love Country French and found Bistro 17 through Trip Advisor. Broad, delicious lunch menu. The honey mustard glaze on the salmon was delightful. Jackie was attentive without hovering. Her recommendation for the wine pairing with the salmon was right on! We will go back.

4 Thank George K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

A glorious mid-December al fresco dining experience -- overlooking decorative Christmas lights on boats in a marina. Jackie, our wonderful server, escorted us to a waterfront table, followed quickly by glasses of wine and a platter of superb French bread, olives and cheese. I immediately felt as though I were back in France! Jackie guided us through the menu in... More 

6 Thank CarolinaCoaster
Bluffton, South Carolina
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The restaurant needs some tlc, the service just ok and the food horrible. My wife got the cordon blue and she was sick all night. Lunch is much better, especially the croque monsieur, but won't recommend it for dinner during summer.

4 Thank Voyageurbabou
Warrenton, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Another great dinner at Bistro 17. Cozy and warm ambiance, terrific food, great value and a piano player to serenad you. What more can you ask for? Highly recommend.

5 Thank jo47844
Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner after our boating excursion. Not busy when we arrived but did fill up while we were there. Beautiful restaurant, excellent staff and fabulous food! Elena, our server, made several recommendations which were all spot on. The duck was the best! Would highly recommend the restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

5 Thank Ksisters3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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: 17 Harbourside Ln Ste D, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3589
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-5517

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?