July 2011 Restaurant Guide
Author: Special to CH2
Antonio’s Village of Wexford
Chef Yuri Gow brings farm to table freshness to this Italian Coastal Cookery. Steaks, seafood and house made pastas and sauces tempt your taste buds while you unwind in this neighborhood favorite.
New Orleans Rd
The ambiance of Asian Bistro sets the mood any time of day. Between the all-you-can-eat buffet at lunch and the many choices for dinner they are a success. They offer an extensive sushi bar and serve a variety of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine.
Easy Street Café
69 Pope Avenue
Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Café has a way with a margarita, but you’ll also dig the food. Come craving everything from homemade pasta and fajitas to juicy steak, burgers and all you can eat crab legs. The something-for-everyone menu suits the tastes of even the pickiest friends & families. Sports fans can catch a game or enjoy happy hour in their separate lounge area where the wraparound, open bar makes every seat the best in the house. Affordable, boisterous, and reliable, this perennially packed Pope Avenue fixture has been the perfect neighborhood restaurant for almost twenty five years. Serving lunch and dinner. Happy Hour & Nightly Dinner Features. Private Parties accommodated.
Village at Palmetto Bluff,
Buffalo’s, Palmetto Bluff’s corner café, offers diners picturesque views of the May River and casual fare committed to simplicity and local ingredients. To start your day, the menu offers a variety of Southern breakfast favorites. Our lunch menu features market fresh salads, sandwiches served on house made breads and entrées slow roasted over a wood fire, followed up by delicious pies, pastries and fresh spun ice cream all created in-house. You can also enjoy a selection of fine wines by the glass or bottle as well as one of our signature cocktails or local craft beers. For more information, call 706.6630.
In Bluffton: Calhoun Street Promenade 843.757.6222
On Hilton Head: Palmetto Bay Marina 843.785.2400
A great hangout for boat captains, locals and tourists. Located in a bustling marina on the south end, Captain Woody’s has been an island institution for years. A casual menu featuring seafood sandwiches, steaks, fried seafood, crab legs & more!
Chin Dynasty China Bistro & Sushi Bar
Serving only the best fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables, Chin Dynasty’s extensive menu offers dishes ranging from traditional to modern Chinese cooking as well as caters to the sushi-lovers’ cravings.
Chef Eric Sayers creates progressive American cuisine inspired by the seasons and our coastal ingredients. Fun, friendly and inviting CQ’s is a legendary Harbourtown hangout.
Daniels Restaurant & Lounge
N. Forest Beach Dr
Daniel’s Restaurant & Lounge offers a truly unique dining experience on Hilton Head Island that is nothing short of a social affair. Our “Tapas” menu allows guests to share culinary lifestyles with friends and family, all the while rediscovering the concept of actually “sharing” a meal, versus the 21st century trend of eating on the run. We create “Innovative cuisine from around the world” to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Featuring Dinner and a late-night lounge, Daniel’s also boasts the island’s largest variety of fine wines and spirits. We treat our guests to a happy hour that ranges from $3 to $6 and dinner from $7.50 to $18.50, providing accommodation for any budget.
Ela’s Blu Water Grille
ELA’S Blu Water Grille is the newest and most exciting restaurant to open on Hilton Head Island this year.Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, prepared by Chef Rabadi as he creates culinary masterpieces with an Italian flair. Featuring an interior designed by Rowe & Harlow of Chicago, ELA’S spectacular views of Shelter Cove Harbour provide the perfect setting for a dining ambiance that is casual yet intimate. A second floor dining room with wrap around water views is a perfect setting for special events, private parties or rehearsal dinners. “Small plates” available in the lounge and dinner is served daily from 4 to 10PM.
N. Forest Beach Dr
Flatbread Grill offers great deals as well as upscale dining. Guests will enjoy Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads, burgers, and hearty flatbread sandwiches. Dough and sauces are freshly made and local produce is included in the dishes.
Jump & Phil’s Bar & Grill
Hilton Head Plaza
Menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, and a variety of entrees. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with Brunch offerings on Sunday. Jump & Phil’s is definitely a local favorite where “everybody knows your name.”
Shelter Cove **843-785-4442
Who says you can’t have fantastic food with a fantastic view! This establishment offers a large selection of seafood with panoramic views of Shelter Cove Harbour. This restaurant is kid-friendly and nightly entertainment varies – from local bands and magicians to a 9pm firework display on Tuesday evenings in July.
Land’s End Tavern
S. Sea Pines Dr
Located at South Beach Marina, Land’s End Tavern serves breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking South Beach Marina and Braddock Cove. Delicious seafood and a pirate theme make it fun for the whole family. A special kids menu is available.
The Market Street Café
Centered in Coligny Plaza, The Market Street Café offers inside and outside dining just a few yards from Coligny Beach. Their menu offers soups, sandwiches, entrée specials, as well as a long list of desserts. A great place to people-watch in Coligny Plaza!
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
On Hilton Head: Park Plaza – 33 Office Park Rd.* **In Bluffton: 872 Fording Island Rd.
843. 686.2474 (HHI)
Great pizza, salads and subs with dozens of beer on tap. Open for lunch, dinner and late night! Affordable and Kid friendly! Seating available inside and out on the Island.
Metropolitan Lounge & Bistro
1050 FORDING ISLAND ROAD, SUITE 406
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The Metropolitan is a laid-back bar with chic urban décor. “The Metro” is open Mondays through Saturdays starting at 5pm and opens at 7pm on Sundays for Teen Night. The lounge features a wonderful happy hour with half off all appetizers and pizza. Nightly drink specials and entertainment including bands, DJ’s, karaoke, and more. If you are looking for affordable drinks, great food and entertainment you will find it at the Metropolitan
Old Fort Pub
Hilton Head Plantation
From every table savor the spectacular views of the deep water Intracoastal Waterway. Old Fort Pub’s unparalleled service is coupled with breathtaking sunsets. Dining inside or alfresco, Chef Keith Josefiak presents contemporary American cuisine in this waterfront destination steeped in Low Country history.
Paulie’s Original Coal-Fired Pizza
Pizzas are made with a secret family recipe sauce, fresh ingredients, and baked in a coal-fired oven. Authentic flavor and old world tradition are mixed into every bite at Paulie’s. Along with the pizzas, appetizers, soups, and pasta are also included on the menu and will be served with great hospitality thanks to the great Carrabba family.
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café
Palmetto Bay Marina843-686-3232
Whether you are an early or late riser, start your day at Palmetto Bay. Breakfast is served all day, and the choices are hard to top: “eggs all ways”, hash browns, fresh grits and deliciously generous pancakes, not to mention a whole section reserved for eggs Benedict. This is a very popular spot on the weekends with the locals – so plan accordingly!
Reilley’s Grill & Bar
7D Greenwood Drive
Reilley’s Grill & Bar NORTH
Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island
An Island institution, Reilley’s Grill & Bar has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches for twenty five years. With a sophisticated-warm ambience, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Dine indoors or out at their south end location – where “convertible” walls open to what is arguably the best outdoor patio in town. Top notch technology insures you won’t miss the big game whether you’re sipping cocktails at happy hour, enjoying their nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life at Champagne Sunday Brunch. Reilley’s keeps both north and south end neighborhoods supplied with haute-pub cuisine of the utmost integrity. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are a given, presented with just the right amount of flair.
The River House at Palmetto Bluff
Standing on the banks of the May River, the River House Restaurant offers stunning views of the river and marsh. Taking inspiration and ingredients from all that the May River, the Lowcountry, and the South have to offer, we craft a cuisine that is farm fresh and elegantly presented with hospitality that is undeniably southern. Our Chef creates exceptional Lowcountry dishes updated with a contemporary flair for an exceptional dining experience. We incorporate the freshest organic and seasonal ingredients and source many of them from the local markets and farms. For dining reservations, call 706.6542.
Shelter Cove Marina
This Mexican restaurant, located on the water in Shelter Cove Marina, is a great place to enjoy a margarita and listen to live music. Dine inside or alfresco. Kid-friendly! The Salty Dog Cafe843-671-CAFE232 S. Sea Pines Drwww.saltydog.comHome of the famous Salty Dog t-shirt and Hilton Head’s favorite family destination overlooking Braddock Cove. A wide selection of seafood, steaks and salads. Serving lunch and dinner with Live Entertainment, Cappy the Clown and special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Dine inside or outside on the boardwalk. Choose between The Salty Dog Cafe, Kiwi’s Island Cookout, Jake’s Pizza or The Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop.
Sake House: Japanese Sushi/ Seafood & Steak
1017 Fording Island Rd. – Suite 105 (In the Best Buy shopping center)
843. 706. 9222
Watch the Sake House chefs prepare your favorite mixture of steak, chicken and seafood. It’s like dinner and a show. This brand new Bluffton eatery boasts 13 Hibachi Tables in separate Dining area, along with a Sushi Bar. Open seven days a week, for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30am (Sunday at 12:30). Also offering lunch & dinner boxes to go.
Skillets Grill & Café
Skillets is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a great early dining menu served until 6:30pm everyday, kids menu, all-you-can-eat salad bar, and live music on the weekends, Skillets proves to be an island favorite. Bring your best dog buddies out on the weekends for live entertainment and dog-friendly menu served outside.
Palmetto Bay Rd.
This south end joint has won just about every local award given for Best BBQ. Check it out for yourself! Indoor and outdoor dining available. The Wreck of the Salty Dog843-671-SEAS232 S. Sea Pines Drwww.saltydog.comOne of the best views on the island overlooking South Beach Marina and Braddock Cove. Serving Lunch 11-3 and Dinner 4-10, The Wreck features fresh seafood, delicious steaks and tender ribs in the same spirit as The Salty Dog. Happy Hour from 4-6 pm with appetizer specials nightly from 4-5:30 upstairs in the bar/lounge area.
Sublime Prime Steakhouse, Pasta & Seafood
163 Bluffton Road, Suite F (opposite Bluffton Pharmacy)
At Sublime Prime, we want to make your experience in our steakhouse and wine bar one that you will remember for many years to come! Our chefs come to you with over 65 years of experience and they were hand-selected because of their attention to detail and culinary expertise. Chef Highberger is eager to show you his magic at Sublime Prime. Chef Joseph Ventrice is a welcome addition to our professional staff. He has an exceptional background in all areas of the kitchen and has 35 years of culinary expertise. Enjoy a variety of Certified Angus Beef Prime steaks, prime rib, filets, pasta and seafood at Sublime Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar!
Wild Wing Café
843.785.WING (Hilton Head) or 843.837.WILD (Bluffton)
72 Pope Avenue (HHI) or 1188 Fording Island Rd. (Bluffton)
The “Best Wings South of Buffalo” in 33 different flavors as well as an extensive menu featuring ribs, burgers, salads and more. A favorite local watering-hole and family-friendly venue.