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“We like how the wine racks and wine walls accent Red Fish”
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Ranked #17 of 369 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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).
Centerville, Ohio
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2,770 reviews
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“We like how the wine racks and wine walls accent Red Fish”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

If we were visiting Hilton Head for the first time, the many positive comments on TripAdvisor would ensure that we schedule dinner at Red Fish. We are fans of Red Fish for many years.

Red Fish is a large handsome restaurant. There are three distinct dining areas, and all are attractive. There is also a large outdoor dining area with a fireplace. We like the mix of white tablecloth with wood tables, and we like the generous space between tables.

We like that the servers and chefs are well experienced. There seems to be an ever-changing set of hostesses, who are attempting to learn the ropes.

We know that Redfish present a great Caesar salad, and we precede the dinner with a bottle of Chardonnay. We like how the wine racks and wine walls accent Red Fish. Red Fish is a large handsome restaurant. We like the soft jazz playing in the background.

It is clear that tonight, the first Friday of Lent is busy, and both main dining rooms are nearly full by 5:30 PM. We observe that the filet of salmon is the choice of many diners. The largely geriatric diners enter dressed in very casual island attire. We do not observe any children and/or families; this has been true all week at the mid to upscale restaurants. Red Fish clientele is composed of retirees and Boomers.

The tariff is appropriate for the fare. If one has not yet experienced Red Fish, we encourage a visit one of Hilton Head’s finest restaurants.

  • Visited March 2014
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and Jazz on Wednesday nights.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't miss this double treat through March...not to mention the wines which you can select off the retail shelf for a very nominal corkage fee. This is probably the most congenial place on the island and a true locals' treat. They also have a wonderful art gallery which adds to an already comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere. So, they essentially have it all; great food, wine, music and art brought together with warm and friendly hospitality and service. So, be extra generous with the tips.

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Tasty and nutritious lunch”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for an early lunch and were pleased with our meals and with the extensive wine selection. We chose the healthy salmon with yogurt dressing. It came with a generous serving of spinach and a delicious faro salad. The salmon was nicely cooked and the citrus lime yogurt sauce was a pleasant side. We will return while on the island.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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536 reviews
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“After Solid Offerings Latest Visit Was A Disappointment”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have visited this Hilton Head tried and true establishment for many years and have posted very favorable reviews. A recent visit at the end of a Sunday night was a disappointment. The high point was the Cuban Black Bean Soup, lightly seasoned with crispy black beans. Then came the Chorizo Crusted Local Flounder. It was dry, overcooked, uninspired bland flavors, and it fell apart like sawdust. A fellow diner offered me a couple of bites of a Lamb and Brioche Slider. Fair to good. A bit dry. I hope this can be chalked up to the late hour that we arrived and that this trip was an anomalie. I won't give up on this local iconic establishment quite yet. TIme will tell.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Foodies seafood”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place for fresh seafood. Very well prepared dishes with a nice atmosphere. Can be busy, so best to make a reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
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