Food Section: Dinning Guide
Author: special to CH2
17 Harbourside Lane
Bistro 17 is a cozy, waterfront French café, located to the right of Neptune’s statue, overlooking picturesque sunsets of Shelter Cove Marina. They offer an incredible lunch and dinner with live music seven nights a week. They are also kid- and dog-friendly! Don’t miss out on a great dining experience!
890 William Hilton Parkway
Fresh Market Shoppes
As the “Fresh Fish Experts,” Bonefish Grill offers an array of market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties. Knowledgeable and attentive Anglers (their service staff) provide the best in what they call “chef’s coat service,” guiding guests’ through an innovative, seasonal menu and specials, including traditional and unique varieties of fish and seafood as well as numerous non-seafood items. They combine this with a big-city bar that offers hand-crafted cocktails and an affordable, eclectic wine list. This award-winning approach has earned Bonefish Grill recognition as the “Top Overall Restaurant,” “Best Seafood,” “Top Service,” and “Best Seafood Restaurant in the Nation” by several leading consumer guides.
Bonefish Grill has locations in several states and prides itself on the local feel of each restaurant.
Village at Palmetto Bluff
Serving lunch in a warm country setting, Buffalo’s, located in the center of the village, offers patrons picturesque views of the May River as well as the chapel. Buffalo’s signature is the brick oven, where freshly-made pizzas are highlighted on the menu and a chef pizza is featured daily for your enjoyment. As chefs create local favorites in this comfortable atmosphere, you can also enjoy a selection of fine wines by the glass or bottle as well as a number of exotic coffees.
12 Capital Drive
Healthy and easy menu planning allows you to get the day off from cooking and relax with an easy-to-assemble meal.
86 Helmsman Way (Palmetto Bay Marina)
Black Marlin offers Hilton Head Island’s largest selection of fresh-caught seafood, delicious hand-cut steaks, and premium frozen drinks, all in a relaxing Key West atmosphere. Located dockside at Palmetto Bay Marina, you can dine indoors or outdoors on the expansive patio. Take in the water views from your seat at The World Famous Black Marlin Hurricane Bar while enjoying selections from the menu, such as our award-winning Sushi Nachos.
Hilton Head: 6 Target Road (just off Palmetto Bay Road across from Publix shopping center)
Bluffton: The Promenade
Captain Woody’s is your neighborhood bar and grill, whether your neighborhood is Hilton Head Island or Bluffton. It is the ideal place to come after a day of fishing, sailing or lounging on the beach. You’ll find nothing but the basic staples of island life: oysters, shrimp, cold beer, beautiful sunsets and good conversation. At the end of the day, you don’t need anything else. Walking into Captain Woody’s is like walking into your favorite pub back home. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal.
37 New Orleans Road
Only fresh fish is served at Catch 22, and Chef Bryan cuts USDA Prime steaks in house. The bone-on Filet is the one of the best steaks around—a must try while on Hilton Head Island. Weekly specials include crab legs (up to 2-1/2 pounds) on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays and roasted USDA Prime Strip on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The early dining menu (5-6 p.m.) includes a choice of six entrées, accompanied by side dishes, your choice of salad and a glass of house wine for only $16.99-$21.99. Catch 22 is also a great place to enjoy happy hour with several drink & appetizer specials from 5-6:30 p.m.
Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill
37 New Orleans Rd.
Whether you’re craving a fresh crisp salad for lunch or an ice cold cocktail with a juicy, hand cut steak for dinner, you can find it at Casey’s. Or maybe you’re looking to watch your favorite team play on one of the many flat screen hi-def televisions while enjoying a tasty burger or some spicy wings. The friendly staff prides themselves on preparing quality food and ensuring your visit will be a fantastic dining experience.
33 Office Park Rd.
One of Hilton Head Island’s newest additions, but also one of our new favorites. CharBar Co. is becoming famous for its succulent burgers, but is also loved for its outdoor bar and patio area, live entertainment, delicious cocktails, and fun night life. CharBar Co. is a hit, so come on down and check it out!
Charlie’s L’etoile Verte
8 New Orleans Rd.
Charlie’s is the only restaurant on the island that writes its entire menu daily based on the freshest local seafood available. Their epicurean dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish, Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, and many other delights. They offer an extensive wine list that specializes in California Cab’s, Oregon Pinot Noir, Rhone Valley, and Bordeaux.
For more than 25 years, Charlie’s L’étoile Verte has had the pleasure of serving Hilton Head Island locals and returning visitors. From the tiny one room restaurant they opened in 1982, to there more spacious address on New Orleans Road, they have remained a family-owned and operated restaurant. They look forward to serving you!
2 Hudson Road
Chart House offers waterfront dining and a gourmet menu. With friendly staff, it is a great restaurant to enjoy while on vacation or for getting away for the night in your own backyard. Make a reservation today!
The Corner Perk
142 Burnt Church Road
The Corner Perk offers a wide variety of breakfast items, lunch items, and freshly brewed coffee. They use local ingredients when possible, which makes this local hangout a true Lowcountry experience. Sit back, grab a bagel, a coffee, and a book, and enjoy the day!
Executive Chef Keith Josefiak, of Old Fort Pub acclaim, creates progressive American cuisine inspired by each season and our coastal ingredients. This quaint, former artist’s studio is draped in Hilton Head legends and is a favorite haunt of the ghost of the blue lady. Small plate menu available in the lounge. Fun, friendly, and inviting. CQ’s is a not-to-be-missed Harbour Town hangout.
Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge
Coligny by the Beach
Daniel’s offers a truly unique dining and nightlife experience on Hilton Head Island, offering innovative cuisine from around the world, as well as fresh locally sourced ingredients for menu items to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Daniel’s features an international tapas style menu with dishes created from inspirations around the globe, as well as a Butcher’s Block Steakhouse menu, featuring everything from a petit filet mignon to a giant 22-ounce Porterhouse Steak. After dinner, the tables and chairs move out as Daniel’s transforms from restaurant to Nightclub and hosts the hottest DJ’s and dance party on the island, so come for dinner and stay for the party!
Ela’s Blu Water Grille
One Shelter Cove Marina
Featured in Bon Appetit and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA’s Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head culinary scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by Chef Meagen Mehaffey, complement the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour, overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, Ela’s is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provide the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners. Open daily.
Fancy Q Sushi Bar & Grill
435 William Hilton Parkway
Fancy Q has an extensive menu to appeal to all visitors, and by making sushi into an art form, the restaurant offers what some other sushi bars can’t. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, Fancy Q is the place to be any day of the week.
1301 Main Street (Main Street Village)
Enter through the revolving doors of The Fabulous Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge and into an atmosphere fondly reminiscent of a time past but not forgotten. At Frankie Bones, snappy sounds, high back burgundy leather booths, an award-winning menu inspired by the big cities of Chicago, New York, Vegas and Saint Louis, and first-class service are the recipe for a fabulous experience. Voted “Best All Around Restaurant” by Hilton Head Monthly readers, Frankie Bones is a classic American-Italian restaurant and lounge serving the area’s finest steaks, chops, seafood and pasta. Serving lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner beginning at 4 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hilton Head: 32 Shelter Cove Lane (The Plaza at Shelter Cove)
Bluffton: 25 Bluffton Road Suite 601 (Kittie’s Crossing) (843) 815-9200
At Giuseppi’s, it’s all about the food. For more than 20 years, they have been living out their passion for food by serving up the freshest pizza, pasta, hoagies and award-winning wings in a neighborhood atmosphere like the ones they knew in Pittsburgh. Whether you want to bring the whole neighborhood in, or bring Giuseppi’s home to the whole neighborhood, they have just what you need. From original products like their Homemade To Go, catering for parties and events at your place, or dinner for the whole family at theirs, Giuseppi’s has the menu and the atmosphere you’ve been looking for.
The Hilton Head Brewing Company
7C Greenwood Dr.
Whether you’re a local in search of other locals, or a visitor in search of some local flavor, you’ll find both at Hilton Head Brewing Company, South Carolina’s first microbrewery and restaurant. The brewery, which can produce up to 2,000 barrels of beer annually, is housed in a corner section of the expansive interior. Patrons may dine either in the brewhouse pub, the lower dining room, or outside on the pet-friendly deck which boasts an outdoor bar and TV. With 40 craft and specialty beers on tap, and an extensive menu, including tasty appetizers, wings, pizza, calzones, burgers, soups, salads, and more, HHBC is a beer and food lover’s destination.
Lunch Saturday & Sunday • Dinner Daily • Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm • Casual Dress • Children’s Menu
DJ-Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
Live music on Sunday & Tuesday & Friday
Daily 4-6pm: All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs
Magic Wednesdays Kids Day
Hogshead Kitchen & Wine Bar
Moss Creek Village Shopping Center
At HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar, four-time James Beard Award-nominated chef John Pashak offers unmatched Lowcountry cuisine in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, creating the area’s best social dining scene. Whether you eat atop the 200+ year-old barn doors in the bar area or butcher block tables in the dining room, you won’t be disappointed. Laid-back live music fills the air on Friday and Saturday nights with the opportunity to dine outside under the awning where polite pets are always welcome. In addition to all-day casual dining, wine-paired multi-course tasting menus are also available by advance reservation only. www.hogsheadkitchen.com Reservations suggested.
1 Hudson Rd.
This seaside “House on the Docks,” has been a Hilton Head Island tradition since 1967 and is one of the most popular joints in the area. From fresh seafood, to land food, to cocktails, to homemade desserts, Hudson’s has everything to offer visitors and locals—not to mention the beautiful view that can be seen from nearly every corner of the restaurant. Bring your family and friends for a special Lowcountry treat.
Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza
South Beach Marina, Sea Pines
Always a family favorite, Jake’s Pizza is available for pick-up or delivery. Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza has traditional style thin crust pizza that is sure to please.
Who says you can’t have award-winning food at affordable prices with a fantastic water view and live entertainment? Kingfisher offers seafood, steaks and more with panoramic views of Shelter Cove Harbour. With 15 meals under $15 and kid’s meals under $5, you can treat your family without breaking the bank. Kingfisher is kid-friendly and casual, and pet-friendly on the outside decks. Local musicians and bands perform indoors Wednesday-Friday, tableside magic will dazzle the kids and adults alike Monday and Tuesday, and fireworks light the sky most Tuesdays. Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club comedians perform at the “Top of the Kingfisher” Wednesday-Sunday.
Land’s End Tavern
South Beach Marina
Now serving Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner during the season, Land’s End Tavern offers delicious steaks and seafood with a fun, pirate theme. Families love the kid-friendly environment and the great drink and appetizer specials. The upstairs Crow’s Nest ensures a bird’s eye view of the marina, where you can watch the charter boats float in and out as dolphins and wildlife feed in the creek.
7 Greenwood Drive (Reilley’s Plaza)
The Lodge is the Southeast’s premier craft beer bar, voted “Best Bar” by Hilton Head Monthly readers and rated “World Class” by BeerAdvocate. With 36 rotating taps and an extensive bar, The Lodge is a popular night spot. Happy Hour daily from 4-8 p.m., billiards, shuffleboard, sports on 14 screens and a full late night menu with the island’s best burgers and gourmet grilled cheeses.
Hilton Head: Park Plaza
Bluffton: 872 Fording Island Rd.
Great pizza, salads, and subs with dozens of beers on tap. Open for lunch, dinner, and late night! Affordable and kid-friendly! Seating available inside and out on Hilton Head Island.
95 Matthews Drive, Suite C
Hibachi, sushi, and a variety of Asian cuisine, all served with friendly hospitality at OKKO. Come on in to experience the beautiful ambiance and a fun night with the OKKO family.
Old Fort Pub
Hilton Head Plantation
Featuring breathtaking sunset views over the Intracoastal Waterway and Pinckney Island, right next to historic Fort Mitchel, Chef Keith Josefiak’s menu features fresh-from-the-garden produce, local seafood, and tasty steaks to delight your taste buds. Relax on the romantic breeze-brushed deck under moss-draped oaks or gather family and friends inside their window-wrapped dining room. Old Fort Pub is a waterfront destination steeped in Lowcountry history.
Old Oyster Factory
101 Marshland Road
Serving Hilton Head Island for over 20 years, the Old Oyster Factory is one of the island’s finest waterfront dining spots. Enjoy a beautiful view while tasting some fresh and local seafood.
One Hot Mama’s
7 Greenwood Drive (Reilley’s Plaza)
(843) 682-MAMA (6262)
One Hot Mama’s is one cool place! This family-friendly restaurant, located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, offers delicious baby-back ribs, authentic pit-to-plate BBQ, hand-cut steaks, char-grilled chicken, the world’s best wings, salads and more. For lunch, Mama’s offers a great “meat & 3,” combo platters, burgers, wraps, and their famous BBQ platter. Hilton Head’s One Hot Mama’s is also a great place to watch your favorite team! Late night dining, take-out, Hilton Head catering, a children’s menu, and large party accommodations are available, along with daily food and drink specials. Hilton Head dining doesn’t get much better than One Hot Mama’s!
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café
Palmetto Bay Marina
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 with the locals on the weekends, so plan accordingly.
Philly’s Café & Deli
55 New Orleans Rd., Suite 102
A Hilton Head Island favorite for nearly 20 years, Philly’s Cafe & Deli is locally owned & operated. Fresh bread baked every day, the finest Gluten Free deli meats & cheeses, and as their ad says, “The BEST Sandwiches on the Island…PERIOD!” Open daily for lunch and late night Fridays & Saturdays.
Reilley’s Grill & Bar
South End Pub
7D Greenwood Drive
Reilley’s Grill & Bar
North End Pub
95 Mathews Drive
A Hilton Head Island institution, Reilley’s Grill and Bar has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches for 30 years. With a sophisticated warm ambience, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Dine indoors or out where “convertible” walls open to what is arguably the best outdoor patio in town. Top-notch technology ensures you won’t miss the big game, whether you’re sipping cocktails at happy hour, enjoying their nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting the good life at Champagne Sunday Brunch. Reilley’s keeps 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 flair.
33 Office Park Drive
A new joint hopping with live music, dancing, DJ’s, and sports events on the big screens, Riptide’s menu consists of wings, sandwiches, hot dogs, pizzas, calzones, etc.—the perfect hang-out food to eat while shooting some pool. With an after 10 p.m. menu every night, this place will have you partying until the sun comes up.
The River House
Standing on the banks of the May River, the River House Restaurant draws inspiration and ingredients from all that the May River, the Lowcountry and the South have to offer. Dining here is a memorable affair of relaxed elegance. Using the freshest organic and seasonal ingredients, many sourced from local markets and farms, the house chefs craft a cuisine that is farm-fresh and elegantly presented with hospitality that is undeniably Southern. Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner.
46 Old Wild Horse Rd.
Ruby Lee’s, named in honor of owner Tim Singleton’s grandmother, is the Island’s newest hot spot for sports, blues and soul food. Using family recipes, Ruby Lee’s serves up such comfort food classics as authentic fried chicken, southern fried pork chops, smoked baby back ribs, seasoned pulled pork, sautéed collared greens, fresh seafood and more. Live entertainment is currently offered at 7PM. on Wednesday through Saturday. Along with good food and music, Ruby Lee’s is also the place to be for sports fans. The restaurant has all of the sports packages and offers a daily happy hour from 4-7P.M. Hours are from 11AM to 11PM, Monday through Saturday and from noon until 11PM on Sunday.
The Salty Dog Café
South Beach Marina, Sea Pines
The Salty Dog Café is Hilton Head Island’s favorite waterfront café, overlooking beautiful Braddock Cove. Live music and children’s entertainment echo the sounds of family fun nightly during the season, while fresh seafood is served daily. A schedule of seasonal events can be found at saltydog.com. Be sure to check out The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory to get your world-famous Salty Dog T-Shirt.
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 and watch the boats come into the marina. Kid-friendly!
Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood
“The Chef’s Place”
12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton
Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood has been open since 1996 and still remains fresh and focused on its customers. Chef Michael and Shirley Sigler, along with long time Chef Todd Elliott, are committed to having one of the best restaurants in the Lowcountry. Quality ingredients and unique preparations have long been Sigler’s trademark and remain the key to their success. Staff longevity is also a very important part of Sigler’s consistency and ability to please guests time and time again.
Skillets is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a great early dining menu served until 6:30 p.m. every day, kids menu, all-you-can-eat salad bar, and live music on the weekends, Skillets proves to be an island favorite year after year. Bring your best dog buddies out on the weekends for live entertainment and dog-friendly menu served outside.
Skull Creek Boathouse
363 Squire Pope Road
Situated on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Skull Creek Boathouse offers the perfect Lowcountry setting with spectacular water and marina views. Whether you choose to dine indoors, at their Dive Bar (a raw bar featuring fresh sushi, oysters and more), or outdoors on the expansive terrace, you’ll find no better place to partake in Hilton Head Island’s sunsets and the freshest seafood or American cuisine favorites with a twist. The open air Buoy Bar serves up original drinks and a 360-degree view of the outdoors. From weekly Reggae Nights during the warmer months, to monthly Full Moon Parties, seasonal Lobsterfests, and daily Happy Hours, there’s always something fun for the entire family. So bring your family, bring your friends and bring yourself to Skull Creek Boathouse. One bite and you’re hooked!
16 Kitties Landing Rd.
Tavern 46 is the new place to be seen in Bluffton. They offer a unique menu that features Angus beef and selected local seafood. Try gourmet pizzas, burgers, award-winning barbecue ribs, pork chops or one of many delicious desserts. Tavern 46 also has one of the largest bars in the Lowcountry with 34 beers on tap, 27 from craft microbrews. Enjoy 15 flat screen TVs, including three massive 90-inch sets.
33 Office Park Rd., Suite 224 (Park Plaza)
Trattoria Divina is a dream and a labor of love for all of those who have joined Chef Hugo Lee. His infectious passion for life and evident creativity make him one of the most likable culinary artists of our time. Food is house-made whenever possible. Fresh pastas and ciabatta available daily, to be enjoyed with excellent wine selections, followed by a decadent dessert creation and French press coffee. The chef and entire staff welcome you to their home for an unforgettable dining experience with great food, great wine and great friends.
Sea Pines Center
Belfair Towne Village
Established in 1983, Truffles has expanded to three locations and serves up some of the best food in the area. The ambiance alone pulls in visitors and locals with its subtle elegance and professionalism. With a vast menu, including a variety of savory goodies and decadent desserts, Truffles is the perfect stop any day of the week.
The Wreck of the Salty Dog
South Beach Marina
The Wreck offers the same delicious menu as The Salty Dog, but with a few extras. Its casual waterfront dining boasts two bars with extraordinary views of Braddock Cove. If you’re lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of the dolphins feeding in the creek. While seafood is the specialty, plenty of choices are available for the landlubbers. The Wreck of The Salty Dog is also an ideal choice for private parties.
Unique to Hilton Head, WiseGuys is known for their Small Plates, Big Wines, Serious Cocktails and Steaks. The small plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail-party dining to a new level, showcasing urban flavors and strikingly exciting presentations. WiseGuys features hand-cut steaks, aged a minimum of 28 days for maximum flavor and tenderness, offering a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature entrées include amazing seafood creations. The award-winning wine list delivers over 150 specially selected bottles; over 50 wines served by the glass. When it comes to serious cocktails, no detail is overlooked; their infusions are hand-crafted using the freshest of seasonal fruits and premium spirits. They truly offer something for everyone, including vegetarian, gluten free and children’s options. Come in and savor their food and share their passion.
55 Calhoun St.
Recently voted “Best Bar in Bluffton” for 2012, Vineyard 55 proves to be an up-and-coming staple in downtown Bluffton. The restaurant offers a vast menu of appetizers, entrées, and desserts, to go along with their ample variety of beers, wines, and cocktails, not to mention their unique wine cellar atmosphere. Come on in to experience one of Bluffton’s gems.