Top Rated Hilton Head Island, SC Restaurants

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Hilton Head Island has many restaurants to choose from. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, late-night, and other options are all around the Island. Take a look below for some of the best places to grab a casual or up-scale bite in the area.

The Sage Room

 

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A fine dining experience with elevated American fare and wine. Partake of your meal in the presence of our open kitchen and chef’s table. You won’t be disappointed if you order the filet. This is an excellent vacation dinner spot.

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A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant

 

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A casual spot serving the best shrimp and grits around. Oh and don’t forget to try the banana pudding, fried green tomatoes, and meatloaf. Their moto? “The Island’s Place For Lowcountry Seafood And Cuisine Made The Way ‘It Used To Be.’”

Skull Creek Boathouse

 

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A popular waterfront spot offering brunch, seafood, entrees, quick bites, small plates, and alcohol on the tree-shaded outdoor bar. Bull up your boat to the dock, grab dinner, and listen to live music. In 2017, the restaurant was voted “Best All-Around Restaurant, Best Buffet, Best Happy Hour.” Oh, and don’t miss the gift shop on your way out.

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One Hot Mama's American Grill

 

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A relaxed BBQ American pub serving barbecue, ribs, brisket, fried chicken, and key lime pie in a retro, brick-walled building. Come for a late-night drink or dancing!

The Crazy Crab

 

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Serving fresh seafood for over 30 years, the Crazy Crab serves shrimp, scallops, grouper, snow crab, crab cakes, platters, flounder, and hush puppies. Stop by for an evening drink or an appetizer.

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Jane Bistro and Bar

 

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An elevated and upscale American and southern-inspired plates with cocktails and beer selections. Stop by for brunch, homemade chicken salad, burgers, or a buffet.

Frankie Bones

 

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This restaurant and lounge serves steaks, prime ribs, meatballs, seafood, pasta, and other Italian options. Don’t miss out on the award-winning wine list and hand-shaken martinis at this upscale environs inspired by 1960s Rat Pack haunts.

Old Oyster Factory Restaurant

 

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Voted as one of the “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” and “Top 50 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America,” by OpenTable. Partake of Happy Hour, scallops, crabcakes, oysters, or hushpuppies waterside all while watching the sunset. You may even see a dolphin!

Java Burrito Company

 

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An interesting mixture of Mexican fare and high-level coffee and cocktails. Java Burrito Company has iced coffee, lattes, mochas, espresso, and milkshakes. Don’t miss out on the burrito bar, too!

Bullies BBQ

 

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A counter-serve joint serving ribs, brisket, sandwiches, collard greens, and other old school BBQ plates in a gas station.

Kenny B’s French Quater Cafe

 

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New Orleans-style cooking with brunch, beignets, benedict, and banana foster is the focus of this festively decorated, casual Creole family-owned restaurant.

Hudson’s Seafood House On The Dock

 

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This is a part factory, part restaurant, serving blackened seafood, she crab soup, flounder, shrimp and grits, on the dock where you can watch sunsets and maybe dolphins. All seafood is locally caught in Charleston, Georgia and northern Florida.

Red Fish Restaurant

 

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A Southern upscale American dining room serving lobster complete with a patio, fireplace, and extensive wine list. Don’t miss the live music every Wednesday.

Charlie L’Etoile Verte

 

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Grab a martini while you wait for a table at this seafood-focused eatery. This is a French-American spot where the menu is updated daily. Order from the wine list and don’t forget to try the caramel cake.

Hilton Head Diner Restaurant

 

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This lively diner offers breakfast at all hours and has an in-house bakery. Pick up some pancakes, french toast, eggs benedict, chicken tenders, and a sundae.

Ombra Cucina Italiana

 

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A stylish location for high-class Italian cuisine including locally-caught salmon and calamari. Also, sip premium wines with an appetizer.

Alfred's Restaurant

 

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A cozy German spot serving potato pancakes, veal, schnitzel, halibut, and sauerbraten with an open kitchen and dining counter.

Sunset Grille

 

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The atmosphere at this casual and comfortable Southern fare spot will have you coming back for more. Partake of outdoor dining with waterfront views.

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