11 Jun 2020
Hilton Head Island is known for its fantastic cuisine! Our restaurant scene is truly one-of-a-kind. If you're planning a visit to the Lowcountry, this is your secret tool to all the best restaurants in town. Date night favorites, family friendly, and much more will be covered! For even more insider tips on all things Hilton Head Island, download our 7 Day Itinerary! Inside, you'll find all of the top sights and sees around the island. Now let's dig in!
Find the Best Dining on Hilton Head Island
Date Night Picks
Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
Who doesn't love Italian food? Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana offers mouth-watering Tuscan dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Try the tagliatelle bolognese or the chicken stuffed with speck and cheese and covered in Parmesan sauce.
Vine is an intimate Greenwich Village-style restaurant located across from Coligny Beach. They specialize in Mediterranean cuisine. Fill on the black truffle pasta gnocchi, mushroom ravioli, and pan-seared scallops.
The Jazz Corner
The Jazz Corner is a Lowcountry landmark! Immerse yourself in an exciting atmosphere that boasts live music and delicious food. It's the perfect destination for couples looking for an entertaining night out on the town.
If you're hoping for a unique dining experience, visit Sage Room. The open kitchen lets guests watch as their food is prepared at this one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurant.
Ela's on the Water
Ela's on the Water is the perfect place to enjoy a special occasion! Ring your sweetheart here, sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy one of their delicious signature dishes. Come here for a romantic evening you won't soon forget!Ela's on The Water
Link's an American Grill
For an American fine dining experience, visit Links an American Grill! This classic steakhouse offers aged beef, fresh Seafood, and an impressive wine list. The friendly staff and fantastic fare make this restaurant the place for a Hilton Head Island vacation!
Family Friendly Spots
Reilley's Grill & Bar
They are located in the heart of Hilton Head on the island's south end. The Reilley family opened the restaurant in 1982, and it quickly became a favorite for locals. Reilley's Grill & Bar is known for mahogany accents and plenty of room; this restaurant is excellent for families. Kids even eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Watch the fishing boats come in as you and your family enjoy the freshest Seafood in town! Hudson's Seafood is very family-friendly and offers kids menu with all of the classic choices. Adults can rest assured that the kids will enjoy the atmosphere and food, even if your little one is a picky eater!
The Salty Dog Cafe
The Salty Dog Cafe is an iconic restaurant in Hilton Head! This beachfront eatery has something for everyone in the family. With a menu that includes fresh Seafood, burgers, hot dogs, and much more, The Salty Dog is perfect for lunch or dinner. Don't forget to try one of their world-famous Salty Dogs! Stop by and experience one of the best local spots to bring the kids and have a great time.
Daufuskie Crab Co.
Atmosphere: Lively & Fun First on our list is the Old Daufuskie Crab Company, an island staple that boasts live music and scenic views of the Cooper River. It's a great place to unwind with a cold beverage, but the main attraction is the Lowcountry cuisine! Browse the menu brimming with local fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters. (Or, take our word for it and order the signature deviled crab. You can thank us later!) Not into Seafood? Go for one of their epic steaks or burgers. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m.
Top Casual Eats
Santa Fe Café
Santa Fe Café is the place to go if you're craving authentic Southwestern cuisine. Their dinner menu includes dishes ranging from "painted-desert" soup and chimichangas to steak, shrimp enchiladas, and even wood-roasted South Carolina quail.
For something light, refreshing, and healthy, head to Delisheeyo. They grow their organic produce on sight! Order the massaged kale salad, So-Cal wrap, or Buddha bowl, and you'll feel recharged, refueled, and ready for the day!
A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant
South Carolina is known for its shrimp and grits. Head to A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant for a savory rendition of this local dish. Not only do they specialize in local Seafood, but they offer local tea and honey as well.
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