CQ’s Restaurant combines fine d ining, an intimate atmosphere and a touch of Hil ton Head Island history. From the moment you set foot on t he polished, original, century heart-of-pine floors, you can look ar ound and discern a sense of time passed.

The echoes of CQ’s beginnings and the island’s centuries-old history remain with each room bearing a significance of Low country remembrance.

Let the wait staff tell you all about the legend of “The Blue Lady.”

What began as a casual-d ining establishment in the early days has grown into the finest in dining experiences. Since 1973, CQ’s has offered signature dishes inspired by the abundant varieties of fresh seafood, beef and game.

CQ’s main dishes include Grand Marnier shrimp and grits, signature seared Ahi Tuna and Butchers Block prime pork chop. Desserts crafted in-house include t he delectable Creme Brulee, cheesecakes and daily specials of warm br ead puddings.

Sit at the bar anytime and enjoy craft cocktails and eclect ic wines.

The exceptional wine list includes a variety of wonderful wines selected specifically with the menu in mind t hat are offered by the glass, along with full bottles and a full bar.

A tasting menu is offered. Children’s menus and take-out are available. Open daily for d inner, 5-9:30 p.m. Early d ining seating 5-5:30 p.m. Outdoor seat ing. Reservations recommended.

140 Lighthouse Rd., 843-671-2779, Hilton Head Island. www.CQsRestaurant.com.