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Hilton Head Dining

Whether it is date night with your best friend or a family affair, we have all of the best Hilton Head Island Dining options you can think of! From vegetarian/vegan-friendly options to waterfront al fresco dining, there is a little bit of something for everyone on Hilton Head Island. 

Check out our 7 Day Itinerary for more great restaurants, things to do, and more around the place we call home! 

7 Day Itinerary 

The Best Dining options on Hilton Head Island 

Skull Creek Boathouse

Skull Creek Boathouse is the perfect spot in Hilton Head to kick back with a tasty island cocktail and a stunning waterfront view. You’ll love the casual atmosphere and live music while your pup enjoys the warm, inlet breeze and lots of rubs from the smiling staff. Skull Creek has continuously been voted “best all-around restaurant” and “best happy hour” by Island Packet Reader’s Choice Awards. It’s a must-stop during your visit!

Bistro 17

Bistro 17 is a decadent French café located harbor-side in Shelter Cove. They open at 11 a.m. for crepes and coffee to adorn your morning walk. During dinner time, they feature specialties such as escargot, wild-caught salmon, duck confit, and several other options to please even the pickiest palates. The spacious outdoor seating and friendly staff are sure to make you and your dog feel right at home.

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

The first restaurant on our list is Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. If you want to combine breathtaking views with fresh, delicious fare, there’s no better place to do it than Hudson’s. This popular seafood spot has been around since the 1970s and offers fresh fish straight from local fishing boats. With a patio decorated in string lights and high-top tables, Hudson's a great place for casual date nights and happy hours.  

Ela’s Blu Water Grill

Ela’s Blu Water Grill is another waterfront restaurant we love to recommend to our guests. The upscale atmosphere is perfect for more formal outings and romantic dinnersThis award-winning restaurant serves delectable entrees like pan-seared diver scallops, steamed lobster, shrimp and grits, filet mignon, and Osso Bucco. Ela’s also offers a fabulous brunch experience on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  


Exclusively vegetarian, DelisheeYo is one of the top-rated restaurants in all of Hilton Head. What makes it so special? They grow, harvest, and serve their fruits and vegetables onsite! When you walk on the property you can actually see the kale and carrots that will be in your meal being grown.

For over 11 years DelisheeYo has been serving the Hilton Head area with delicious plant-based menu items like their Happy Wrap (alfalfa sprouts, avocado, mixed greens, and more) or the Hummus Yummus salad.

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar

Another top-rated Hilton Head Island establishment, Nunzio Restaurant + Bar marries high-class Italian fare with the beauty of the Lowcountry. Winner of a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award in 2021, Nunzio’s makes for an excellent date night spot.

For our friends with vegetarian and vegan palettes, we recommend the pasta e fagioli alla Toscana and the penne baresane. 

Your Hilton Head Island Vacation Rental

We bet your stomach is growling after reading about these wonderful restaurants on Hilton Head! Now that you know the best places to eat, it’s time to figure out where you’ll stay the night. Beach Properties offers one of the best selections of vacation rentals on Hilton Head.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat for you and your better half or a spacious beach home for the family, we have you covered. Browse our properties today and choose the one you prefer! Best of all, our homes are within walking distance of the most exciting attractions on Hilton Head. You’ll be minutes away from restaurants, shops, and so much more!