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“Red Fish is a beautiful, inviting restaurant with great meals.”
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Ranked #31 of 380 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Palmetto Bay
Description: Red Fish specializes in excellent seafood and steaks in an upscale casual dining environment. An annual recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence since 2001, our Wine Retail Shop offers 1300 wines from around the world for you to choose from either to take home or enjoy with your meal (small corkage fee applies).
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Following a walk on the beach at Marriott’s Barony Beach Resort, we agreed to dine at one of our favorite Hilton Head restaurants. The Atlantic Oceans winds were 40 mph and there seemed to be a river of sand flowing. We have been fans of Red Fish for the past 13 years (time flies.) Red Fish is a beautiful, inviting restaurant, and it is properties similar to Red Fish that ensure that we holiday at Hilton Head six weeks annually.

Red Fish is a large restaurant with several dining areas. Redfish offers a first class fine arts display. The parking lot is nearly full, and we expect this to be the case. Red Fish is on 278 as one exits the Sea Pines Circle.

Red Fish offers a beautiful porch, and we elect the table in front of the fireplace. The calmness contrasts with our earlier beach trek. We order a California Chardonnay and enjoy the conifer view. During this time of years, the pine cones are departing the trees for the deck; a pleasant hazard.

Boomers and retirees represent most of the clientele; there are no families with children. Most folks are dressed in casual vacation attire, and a few are dressed in business attire. Red Fish is not a restaurant for the beach clad crowd.

My wife decides on a Shrimp and Crab salad, and I elect a sautéed salmon plate. The presentation and meal is nice. Both the hostess and server are confident in their tasks. We are please wind the sunshine and the pleasant meal. The tariff is appropriate for the fare.

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2  Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We ate on a Wednesday night when a fabulous jazz trio was playing. Service was perfect. My husband had the Cuban black bean soup as an appetizer with the swordfish special which he raved about. I had the special salad and the grilled salmon which was very fresh and delicate. Definitely will go back.

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Thank hathawaykrell
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

When this restaurant first opened, we ate dinner many times, however, then the menu remained the same and became boring. I can truly say that we have not returned for years until now when we went for lunch. Supposedly, the restaurant has received kudos for lunch so we tried it. The wrap sandwich was good and the Red Fish lobster, shrimp, fish and crab roll was good, although fresh lemon squeezed on the combination would have improved the taste. The jicama slaw was fine but, holy cow, the sweet potato fries were really good. Apparently, this place is popular for lunch with a huge assortment of wines available. Not great, but good and popular, there will be different opinions to be sure!

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The family and I visit Hilton Head Island once a year to play some golf, have some drinks, and just relax. There is just something about South Carolina that makes everything seem easy. We usually try to do different restaurants everytime we go down, but we make it a point to visit Red Fish. You can find great seafood all over the island, but they just seem to take it up a notch. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed for a more upscale restaurant. The prices are reasonable and their wine cellar is nice to try different affordable wines.

The last time we were there, we sat in the small bar area that has a few more intimate tables. Our server was Tabitha who shared with us some of her favorite dishes and wines. She answered our questions about the food and offered nice wine pairings with our meal. I ended up ordering the Chilean Sea Bass which was well cooked and flavored. The fish was a nice portion for the price, and the sides were well prepared. We got the blue crab dip as our appetizer which had generous portions of crab and had great flavor. My wife got the Seared Jumbo Scallops and they were delicious.

Overall, we had another great experience at the Red Fish and will return on our next visit to Hilton Head.

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Thank Ron S
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We went for the early bird special with 5 other people. I had the chicken pasta. It was described as containing roasted vegetables, chicken in a red/cream sauce. When it arrived, it looked like someone had heated up yesterday's meal. Didn't seem like the vegetables had seen a roasting pan for long - if at all. Sauce didn't seem very creamy. And it was "dry". Some spice in the sauce too which wasn't described in the menu (I hate spice). Others enjoyed their meals however.

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1  Thank Marilyn P
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