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Food and restaurants in Hilton Head Island

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Our favorite place to eat. Lots of activities to pass time while waiting. Great sunset views and great food. Waits are very long during busy season. Go early, they also have a discounted menu early. Check restaurant for times for this. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Hudson's has the best fresh seafood on Hilton Head Island. Fabulous Sunset Deck Bar. Great service & prices. Can handle larger family groups - kid friendly!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“When the sun goes down, the Rooftop Bar at Poseidon Coastal Cuisine heats up! Sunset views, live entertainment, dancing, a great bar and in-house DJ make the Rooftop Bar at Poseidon the place to be after dark. Located in Shelter Cove.”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“(South Beach casual) - Good for a relaxing meal, drink, or ice cream cone. Music there most afternoons and evenings (5:30-9:30pm I think). Can be busy but easy and convenient.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“Shelter Cove is everything in one: It's a shopping center, live music venue, marina, local boat charters, dolphin cruises, crabbing cruises, outdoor bike paths, ice cream, beautiful place to watch the sunset!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Acclaimed one of the top “100 Great Jazz Rooms” in the world by DOWNBEAT Magazine, The Jazz Corner celebrates 19 years of presenting spectacular entertainment paired with gourmet cuisine this year. The 99-seat Jazz Corner has become a Lowcountry landmark. The intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by innovative southern flavors menu and personal, attentive service.”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“From delicious baby-back ribs, mouth-watering brisket, authentic pit-to-plate BBQ, hand-cut steaks, char-grilled chicken, the world’s best wings, salads and more, it doesn’t get better than One Hot Mama’s! Best barbecue on the island. Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Orchid Paulmeier is the star of One Hot Mama’s in more ways than one. Not only is her award-winning barbecue the star of the menu, but Orchid herself has a claim to fame. As a Food Network Star, Orchid brings her expertise in Southern BBQ straight to your table. Mama Orchid continues to remain a favorite among the foodie community!”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Your basic American grill. Quite popular. Located just outside Greenwood Gate. Open late till 2am. ”
  • 17 locals recommend

Cafés

Pizza Place
“The Frosty Frog Cafe offers terrific Hilton Head pizza, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and the best daiquiris in the area! The next time you’re searching for a Hilton Head restaurant, stop by The Frosty Frog Cafe located just minutes away from the villa! The atmosphere is perfect with a firepit, plenty of seating outside and ocean sounds coming through the speakers.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“The Bakery was established in 1998 by the Leon family and taken over by the Belka Family from Poland in 2012. The Belka family lovingly create baked goods for their local Hilton Head and Bluffton neighbors, as well as for tourists. A wide selection of bread, pastries and deli goods are made daily from scratch, then served by the friendliest staff found anywhere. Visit the cozy cafe or have a seat in the courtyard while they prepare a cup of freshly ground coffee or perhaps your favorite tea for you. You also might want to try a Brioche, Chocolate Twist, Scone, Parisian Macarons or some other delicious sandwich, soup, quiche or pastry. The quiche is the best you will ever have!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burrito Place
“After a long day at the beach Java Burrito hit the spot. Their margaritas are excellent, too!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“It’s on the other side of the island but worth the drive. Great food, great times, better views. Highly recommend!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Watusi Cafe's interior mirrors a warm, cozy living room where families and friends can gather and enjoy our food in a casual home-style setting. After a long day, it's a place where friends can gather to unwind over a glass of wine, or hand-crafted cocktail while enjoying a delicious meal. Sit inside, or enjoy the warm Lowcountry sunshine on the Watusi patio, outfitted with umbrellas, an array of plants, and fans to create a cool breeze.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great wings, cold beers, tv's, live music, what more do you want?! 11am-2am”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“(Sea Pines cafe) This is an "all rounder" in a nice setting in Sea Pines Center, so 5 minutes away. It's been around a long time. Hours are 11:30am-10pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“The Bakery was established in 1998 by the Leon family and taken over by the Belka Family from Poland in 2012. The Belka family lovingly create baked goods for their local Hilton Head and Bluffton neighbors, as well as for tourists. A wide selection of bread, pastries and deli goods are made daily from scratch, then served by the friendliest staff found anywhere. Visit the cozy cafe or have a seat in the courtyard while they prepare a cup of freshly ground coffee or perhaps your favorite tea for you. You also might want to try a Brioche, Chocolate Twist, Scone, Parisian Macarons or some other delicious sandwich, soup, quiche or pastry. The quiche is the best you will ever have!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a must. No need to seek out any other place for Ice Cream. Just go here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Do you want to delve into the delectable? This is where I go for birthday cakes! And sometimes even for breakfast. Signe's has been around since the beginning of time and still delivering great food and service - especially baked goods!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nice place for breakfast or lunch. Small indoor seating area along with outdoor seating. Gets crowded especially on weekends but food is good. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Authentic French Bakery, must try their baguettes, croissants and other bakery goodness. Worth the visit, in a very picturesque marina with some real nice boats. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful Quiche, Pastries and Coffee! A morning regular for me! They open at 7 a.m.! :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“If you love donuts, check this place out. You customize your own donut, pick the toppings, drizzles and all the fixings! Yum!”
  • 3 locals recommend