About WiseGuys Steak & Lounge

1513 Main St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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Unique to Hilton Head, WiseGuys is known for their Small Plates,Big Wines,Serious Cocktails and Steaks. The Small Plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail-party dining to a new level, showcasing urban flavors and strikingly exciting presentations. WiseGuys features hand-cut steaks aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness, offering a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature Entrees include amazing seafood creations. The award winning wine list delivers over 150 specially selected bottles; over 50 wines served by the glass. By using the Island’s first WineKeeper system, WiseGuys showcases and features 18 wines that are usually not available by the glass. When it comes to Serious Cocktails, no detail is overlooked;their infusions are hand-crafted using the freshest of seasonal fruits and premium spirits. They truly offer something for everyone including vegetarian, gluten free and children's options. Come in and savor their food and share their passion.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Merchant Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 842-8866

Website:
http://www.wiseguyshhi.com/

Catering:
Let the professional staff at WiseGuys cater your next event! Call today for a catering consultation and custom proposal.

Executive Chef:
Nick Unangst

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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4.7

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4.7

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4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Get the sliders avoid the lobsert risotto

Dined 3 days ago

If you're looking for a fresh take on old favorites, this place does an amazing job. The not-so Ceasar salad was excellent. The sliders were off the charts. They don't do too well if a lot of people show up at once. A party of 12 arrived about the same time we did. It slowed our order from being taken to 20 minutes. It was over an hour before we got our food, and the women were hungry. Yeah... they brought us a little bread, but that's not enough to hold you over while you wait 60 minutes for food. But, when it finally came, we were impressed with everything except the lobster risotto. Avoid that. It's not worth the money. Came out like shrimp and grits.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

April 29, 2016

Dined 3 days ago

We visited Wise Guys on our last day of vacation on Hilton Head, and it was by far, our favorite dining experience during the two weeks we there. The manager came to our table and greeted us upon our arrival and checked on us during the meal to make sure we were satisfied. Our server, Chris, was excellent. He was friendly, very knowledgable, and offered helpful suggestions. There were five of us, and each meal was cooked and served to perfection. We made our reservation for an early time period and were surprised to learn that Wise Guys offered a 25 percent discount on the entire check, including alcohol, during that time period, so we received a great value for what we spent. We were also very impressed with the extensive wine list and offerings by the glass. This was our first visit to Wise Guys, but it definitely will not be our last.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent eatery. It has never disappoin ...

Dined 5 days ago

Excellent eatery. It has never disappointed

food4
ambience4
service4

Great experience. Great steaks. Great B ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

Great experience. Great steaks. Great Bourbon list. Professional waiter.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great Value with excellent wine choice

Dined on April 24, 2016

My wife and I attended this restaurant while in town for a short vacation, and this past week I brought a couple of my buddies to the restaurant twice while we were on a golf trip. Great food - great value - good drinks.

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

5 yr Wedding Anniversary

Dined on April 23, 2016

Sam was a wonderful waiter. Everything was great! We will be back again ;)

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A great Birthday celebration

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

Sam who waited on us and Sandy the manager made our evening special. It was our grandson's birthday and the food and service was outstanding.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Exceptional!

Dined on April 21, 2016

Food and service was exceptional!!!! Fantastic place on the island! A must try! Everything was incredible!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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ambience4
service5
value3

Not a Top Place

Dined on April 21, 2016

We ate here three years ago and I must say the food has slipped. Good but not excellent as previous years. Plan on spending $100 for two. Service was excellent as before, they invite you linger. Probably overpriced by fifty percent.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food.

Dined on April 21, 2016

The food was clean and delicious. The service was fantastic and consistent throughout the course of the meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ask for the back dining room if you want ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

Ask for the back dining room if you want to visit. The front bar area is loud

Tags: hot spot
food4
ambience4
service1
value4

Bad timing

Dined on April 18, 2016

Table of four, Main dish served before salads, had to cancel salads, NOT GOOD! Our serverRaven , way too much detail, my guess it throws off timing. She did bring a dessert for table to share, really wanted the beet salad

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience1
service4
value3

Noise, noise, noise

Dined on April 14, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants, but this time not so much. Rather than being seated in the dining area, we were seated in the bar, which was extremely noisy--& chilly every time the door opened. We rushed through our dinner just so we could get out of there. Should have stayed home!

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Our waiter Sam was awesome and was very ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Our waiter Sam was awesome and was very enthusiastic. The decor of the resturant is beautiful. They sat us in a corner, which was wonderful because we were celebrating our 17th Anniversary. Also Sam brought us free champagne to celebrate! Check out the 25% discount for early dining.

food3
ambience3
service3

The food and service was so-so. Would no ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

The food and service was so-so. Would not be at the top of my list when I return to Hilton Head.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Exceeds expectations

Dined on April 8, 2016

It's just better. The ambiance is special, the staff is very attentive but also laid back. The wine list is perfect. The food is exquisite. A must on my list of go to places on HHI.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Enjoyable meal and excellent service

Dined on April 8, 2016

We happened upon Wise Guys while on vacation on Hilton Head Island. The food was excellent...especially the scallops with mushroom and hazelnut risotto. The beet salad is very fresh, and the creme brûlée dessert comes in four delicious flavors..perfect for sharing. Our waiter, Danny, was great!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great find on HHI...

Dined on April 4, 2016

We have been to Hilton Head a number of times but this was our first visit to Wiseguys and we will undoubtedly return! Unlike the name, the restaurant had an an elegance and sophistication that did not disappoint (as we had heard it wouldnt). The server (Danny) was excellent and our varied seafood dishes were as described and all excellent! Wiseguys was a wise decision indeed!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Phenomenal food and drinks! Highly reco ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Phenomenal food and drinks! Highly recommend the shrimp and calamari small plate, the fig and prosciutto flat bread and we split the 32oz porterhouse with 2 lobster tail add-ons between 4 people, (one was under 10) as it comes with 4 sides! Divine! And don't miss the campfire martini for dessert - like a S'more in a glass!!

food5
ambience5
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value5

Great food and service

Dined on March 31, 2016

We ordered a bunch is small plates/tapas and all were delicious. Portions plenty big enough, and price was comparable to the quality and quantity. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, great wine

Dined on March 27, 2016

We had a great dining experience at WiseGuys. I especially like the small plates and the wine list is good. Overall, a nice place to enjoy a leisurely meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

A great steakhouse in a seafood Mecca.

Dined on March 27, 2016

This place was fantastic. We were there for the early bird which is order off the regular menu for a 25% discount. The apps and my steak were very good although my truffled fries were just barely warm. Our waiter was knowledgeable, professional and very friendly. This is our second visit while on Hilton Head and we would go again.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Incidentals

Dined on March 27, 2016

The beet salad and the faro sides were exceptionally innovative and delicious. We went to the discount early bird and had the 32 ounce porterhouse for two, which was more than we could consume at one setting. Modern decor was innovative. Price was a little steep, all things considered.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent as always!! We have been to WG ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent as always!! We have been to WG 1-2 times per vacation visit since they have opened. Strongly reccomend for whatever your needs are Entree to small plates .

food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Disappointment

Dined on March 26, 2016

We returned to Wise Guys because we really enjoyed our previous dinner here, but our recent dinner was a little less satisfying. The braised back ribs were great, but the vegetable side dish was steamed with the fat elastic band still intact and that elastic was served with the plated dinner. The server's response when told of the oversight: "Yes, that shouldn't have happened." The scallops on the seafood combination plate were fabulous. However, the crab cakes were heavily breaded and bland, more like a hush puppy than a crab cake. The shrimp was ok. We liked this restaurant had really looked forward to a return trip here, but after this recent experience we wouldn't hurry back.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Another winner

Dined on March 26, 2016

Again, a terrific meal and attentive service at WiseGuys. Best dining experience on the Island. The calamari app is wonderful...unique and flavorful.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Happy Hour in the bar was great - not to ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

Happy Hour in the bar was great - not too noisy. Dinner in the back room was very noisy - large groups and no sound dampening. In hindsight we should have specifically requested to eat in the bar area or outside.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A good night out

Dined on March 23, 2016

Had not been in the back room at Wise Guys in awhile. Had a wonderful time. The food was exceptional and priced reasonably. The wine selection is good there. Our server, Danny, was a true professional who knew how take care of his customers. A very good night at Wise Guys.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Superb service by Danny. We loved the wh ...

Dined on March 23, 2016

Superb service by Danny. We loved the white wine flight delivered in a lovely sculpture-like holder, as well as the chocolate fondue, adorable creme brûlée flight of 4 flavors, and fantastic steaks! Big portions so we had leftovers for lunch. I tried the deviled crab fondue as a starter just for the fun of it, but it is definitely one to share with two others--a bit heavy and quite filling. My husband's french onion soup was good. You can eat outside, too, but the inside ambiance is romantic and handsome, so you can't lose. Bar up front is louder. We will be back when we are down again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best dining on Hilton Head Island

Dined on March 18, 2016

I was ever so happy to have spent time online investigating where to dine while visiting Hilton Head Island. Wise Guys was a little bit hard to find but it was well worth the detours we took. The wine list is more than extensive, their cocktails are over-the-top delicious, very well made. The bartenders, wait staff, host/hostess were all very friendly & appropriately professional. Appetizers, small plates, dinners all were again, over-the-top quality food, very well prepared, & extremely well presented. We returned two nights in a row we liked it so much! And I have been home for only 1 day but have already recommended this location to many friends & co-workers. I hope they succeed & are there next time we are on the island! Thank you!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

Stay away from the lobster.

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

Stay away from the lobster.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful!

Dined on March 16, 2016

We go to Hilton Head every year and this is our FAVOURITE restaurant. The steaks are excellent! Ambiance and service are excellent too.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Sandi took great care of us on our anniversary!

Dined on March 15, 2016

The Porterhouse was amazing. Particularly combined with the blue cheese dip they provided. Favorite side was the steamed spinach. The truffle fries are strong bring an appetite!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

The bartender Chris is amazing . Good s ...

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

The bartender Chris is amazing . Good service and good drinks.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Will Go Back Whenever in Hilton Head

Dined on March 13, 2016

Fun, lively place nestled in a quaint shopping center. Our server Danny was awesome, very engaging and gave great recommendations. My husband said his filet was one of the best he's ever had. Beet salad, cheese grits and shrimp were great as well. Can't go wrong here!

Tags: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Good food, nice ambiance, little pricey.

Dined on March 13, 2016

Staff was friendly and courteous. Food was very tasty, but also very expensive. Expect to spend $60+ when ordering an appetizer, drinks, while also picking from the small plates section. You do get what you pay for, and I'd go again , just don't forget your wallet or purse.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Our dinner was excellent! Great service ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Our dinner was excellent! Great service from Danny! We will definitely be back again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Special place for a special meal or just plain

Dined on March 11, 2016

Ashley was our waitress and she made us feel special and right at home. She made great suggestions, checked on us regularly, but didn't hover. So the service was great, the food was great and you can't go wrong here IF you are able to get a reservation as they are always busy because they are so good!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Better than Expected!

Dined on March 8, 2016

Made the reservation not knowing what to expect and thought we would do "small plates". When we got there the back room where we were seated was very nice with an intimate atmosphere. Every plate we ordered, small or regular was outstanding! We would definitely go back on our next visit to Hilton Head Island!!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

A Wise Choice

Dined on March 7, 2016

Wise Guys is our go to place for steaks. Their early bird special can't be beat. Every dish we have tried here has been excellent. I highly recommend the French Onion Soup, it is out of this world! The Rib eye is excellent, as well as the loaded skillet potatoes side dish. With 25% off everything, including drinks (that's their early bird special) you can't go wrong. The service is always great and the meal is perfectly timed.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list

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