If you've heard that all of Hilton Head's restaurants lack atmosphere and are tucked away in shopping centers, then you need to experience CQs. Its rustic ambience—heart-pine floors, sepia-tone photos, and a lovely second-story dining room—coupled with its stellar cuisine, personable staff, and feel-good spirit, put most of the island's other eateries to shame. Start with the mussels with lemon butter broth or the oven-roasted beets with pecan-crusted goat cheese to
start, and then the ahi tuna for your main course. The staff can suggest just the right wine from an impeccable list. In Harbour Town, the restaurant will reimburse you for the gate pass fee.