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“A Small Jewel of Culinary Art”

Alfred's Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 369 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Hilton Head Island
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Small Jewel of Culinary Art”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I was invited to join a business-centric group for dinner at Alfred's. Of the seven of us two had been to Alfred's before. It is hard to spot as it is in the back of the shopping center just across 278 from the Shelter Cove Mall and Harbor area. Keep looking cause this place is worth it.

I had veal and others had fish and crab. All were really delighted by the great service and terrific food. The chef must have a German background. The appetizers and the main dishes have German accents and this was a nice surprise. A nice wine selection added to the positive atmosphere. With many great choices in Hilton Head for fine dining, this one has to be on the list.
Note they are a small place so call ahead. The place was full very quickly after 6:30PM.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Peter M
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Fall Branch
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“Alfred's - an experience! HHI”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

While shopping in Bluffton we asked a shopkeeper to recommend a restaurant for dinner. She laughed and told us to go back on the island that there are plenty there. She then named a few. She then said she had recently heard that Alred's is a well kept secret among the locals. We headed out to find out why it was a secret. We found it in a small shopping center on the left just past Shelter Cove. It was about 6PM when we arrived. We went in and the maître d' asked if we had reservations. We told him no. He said just a moment and went back across the room and checked his reservation list. He came back and told us that he had one but that he needed it by 7:15 PM. This is a small restaurant that may seat 30 and there was only one other couple there when we arrived. We agreed to make it quick and told him we should be out in time to not mess up his reservations. He seated us and our waiter came and was telling us the days catch, etc. when the maître d' returned and asked us to move to another table and said we would have longer to eat. This maître d' was very entertaining throughout the meal. He had no less than a dozen ink pens in one of his back pockets. A few other parties arrived and it was obvious they were locals and new Mr. maître d' very well. A party of five came in without reservations and it messed him up so bad. One in the party said maybe we should go someone where else and an obvious regular told him no please stay it is well worth it. Mr. maître d' found a table for the group. We had been told they had wonderful German food so we ordered the German mix and it was wonderful! It was a little more expensive than we had planned for but worth the splurge. I recommend making reservations! :)

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MSherfey
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Old world good!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The pepper-encrusted filet mignon was classic. Unfortunately for me, it was a special and I will have to wait until it shows up again. The wienerschnitzel was excellent as was the Jagerschnitzel. We could not have been happier. Our difficult-to-please friends loved it,too.
Great food with pleasant, friendly service. Old-world good!
Bill F.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank William F
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food and Excellent Service”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We tried this restaurant when we were on vacation in May. I called last minute to see if we could get in and they were able to squeeze us in within the hour. This is a small restaurant with FABULOUS food. My husband and I had 2 german dishes that were very good. We will be going back!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Really fantastic taste”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We love this place. We are lucky enough to live on the Island and eat at Alfred's 3-4 times a month. This is a locals place for sure. Tourists are very welcome and always leave happy and with empty plates. Anytime we bring friends for the first time they become repeat customers. Love the staff and the food. Always great. Thanks for making it fun Guermo and your service is fantastic.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 1goodspot
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