We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bistro 17

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
17 Harbourside Ln Ste D, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3589
+1 843-785-5517
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

687 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 687: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't go out for too many dinners but after this one I doubt any could have measured up to this one. Grilled shrimp presented in a whole roast pepper! Great wines by the glass. Cozy after a day out on the water and very convenient as it's harborside. Try it. I'm rarely this enthusiastic!

Thank aclinc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Black Friday dinner was outstanding! Swordfish was the special... i have eaten it all over the U.S. and Europe. You cannot find a better swordfish than Bistro 17.... cooked and seasoned to perfection! Add some great wine and live piano music.... perfect for day after thanksgiving! Bistro 17 is a must stop when on hilton head island. The staff is... More 

2 Thank 833food
Level Contributor
96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Today was our first visit to Bistro 17 but certainly will not be the last! Just like a trip to a side street in Paris! Charming atmosphere, good service and excellent French inspired bistro food. The lunch menu is brief but adequate as is the wine list. We dined on house soups, French onion of course and the soup du... More 

2 Thank Ronald L
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1,186 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Colleagues and I were in Hilton Head and escaped our (terrible, stuffy) resort for lunch. We headed to Bistro 17. Note that you won't really see it from your car; trust your GPS, park nearby, and then head to the restaurant, which faces the water. It was a fine lunch. We sat inside (it didn't appear they were doing outside... More 

3 Thank brmusicman
Saddle River NJ
Level Contributor
329 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best quiet nite here, it was lovely jay was playing the piano and sometimes singing. we had the french onion soup with short ribs just lovely, was not a great night to sit outside, coffee was excellent, wines pricey but a good listing. Duck confit was cooked to perfection after all it is a french place so... More 

4 Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely spot for special celebrations! Food is divine but the service is tremendous! Always ask for Susan to be your server, she just makes the evening more special!

3 Thank scislandgirl1803
Centerville, Ohio
Level Contributor
2,308 reviews
1,521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,658 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tis a grand day to experience Hilton Head. Bistro 17 ´tis one of our favorite marina restaurants; while the property is quite small, on grand days many tourists will take lunch or dinner on a great patio with views of the marina. We like the extensive wine menu, and the small lunch and dinner menu. Clearly, a decorator has had... More 

4 Thank SavantIII_11
Avon, NY
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At Bistro 17 you can sit outside overlooking the cove lined with boats or inside a charming dining room. Either way your experience is enhanced by a mellow piano player who also sings. The food was delicious. Our party had the escargot, wild salmon, lamb chops and a mixed seafood platter. We enjoyed everything.

3 Thank NanaKiki48
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Last night at Hilton Head Island and lucked onto Bistro 17. Had the special of the night which was Sea Bass as well as an appetizer of Sea Food Sampler. Great food and atmosphere. Would be our first choice the next time we visit Hilton Head,

3 Thank Doug D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Oh wow! We just returned from lunch at Bistro 17! What a wonderful meal!!! The French onion soup was the best I've ever had and the baked Brie en croute was amazing! Sitting on the patio overlooking the Shelter Cove harbor just made the meal magical!!

3 Thank Mindy B

Travellers who viewed Bistro 17 also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina

Been to Bistro 17? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro 17 and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro 17 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?