Let's Eat

July 26, 2023

Beautiful beaches. Gorgeous weather. Fabulous food.

Hilton Head Island is home to many fantastic attractions, from golfing to boating, to shopping and festivals.

In-between all the fun, there’s a necessity to refuel. And our island has plenty of savory options.

There are more than 200 restaurants on the island, with such a variety that everybody will be happy. Enjoy seafood, steakhouses, breakfast places, pizzerias, Greek cuisine, Italian and French food.

The options are endless.

Hilton Head Island also hosts food-and-beverage festivals during the year that attract hundreds of visitors and some of the top talent in the area and nationally.

For those seeking the finest in dining,  Chophouse 119 pays homage to the original New York dining experience. It combines bold flavors and a unique style to create a twist on American classics.

Meanwhile, Jane Bistro & Bar provides an elegant setting. It has a relaxed but modern coastal design.

Jane Bistro & Bar offers seafood and delectable pork chops and herb chicken. Fish Casual Seafood is a local favorite. It has recreated a “classic” approach to fresh seafood. From savory shrimp and juicy oysters to grilled fish, the eatery reflects Lowcountry roots, prepared in delightful new ways presented with “epicurean flair.”
Looking for one of the island’s newest spots? Head over to The Lobster Bar. This seafood establishment serves some of the best lobster on the island. Enjoy surf-and-turf burgers and fantastic fish and chips.

If you want crab legs, head over to The Crazy Crab at Jarvis Creek. They have award-winning crab legs — and boast the largest saltwater fish tank on Hilton Head.

If oysters whet your appetite, then the Old Oyster Factory is the place for you. It was built on the site of an early 1900s oyster cannery and offers fresh-caught seafood.
Skull Creek Boathouse, with its Dive Bar inside and Buoy Bar outside, offers fantastic views of Skull Creek. Or visit Poseidon, which has a rooftop bar that overlooks the cove, an oyster bar and dining outside.

Prime meats are aplenty at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse,  a “churrascaria” featuring 16 USDA prime cuts of beef, lamb, chicken and pork. Its fresh salad bar has more than 30 items.

Authentic Southwestern cuisine is a staple at Santa Fe Café. A must-try is a bowl of painted desert soup, which is made from red pepper, corn, Mexican cream, and mole.
If you want something classic then try  Local Pie, which serves true Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza. Made with regionally-sourced ingredients, their pizza pies are a work of art. If you are in the mood for something more, try the calzones that have a crispy crust.

Nectar Farm Kitchen offers  healthy and tatsy options. It’s focused on providing sustainable, health-conscious, and locally-sourced cuisine. Nectar has a seasonally-changing menu that includes fresh salads, rice bowls and seafood.

Healthy Habit is the place to go for simple, seasonal, healthy food served in a “modern, high-energy,” fast casual environment.
Healthy eating is the focus, and Healthy Habit offers fresh juices, smoothies, and tasty acai bowls. The gluten free toasts are wonderful; options include mashed avocado and very berry toast.

Ruby Lee’s is all about can’t-miss soul food. It offers  delicious Southern cooking and a comfortable yet “stimulating atmosphere” that invites guests to enjoy sports or blues, jazz and soul from local and regional artists. The décor is filled with the warmth of brick and wood, complemented by Southern artwork, along with the “whimsical and classy” light shades made of oyster shells.

The island’s food options are also children and family friendly. The Salty Dog offers live music and has face painting and even some hula-hooping.
Fishcamp on Broad Creek has a full kids’ menu and has outdoor activities and fun games for kids.

And if you are visiting, but absolutely need to see who’s winning the game, well, Hilton Head can feed your sports fix.  From Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill (check out all the memorabilia), Callahan’s Sports Bar and Grill (more than 25 TVs) and Club Seats Grille (pizza, wings, pool), the island will ensure you won’t miss a second of the action.

Hilton Head Island’s dining scene is unmatched.

From upscale establishments to casual eateries, the island’s restaurants are sure to satsify everyone.

The combination of fresh, local ingredients, warm hospitality and beautiful scenery is what makes the island’s dining experience unique.

Hilton Head Island is truly home to a rich history, exciting activities and fantastic food.