Hilton Head Island is a dining adventure with over 250 restaurants, cafes, grills and eateries dishing up sumptuous Low Country cuisine, fresh seafood, Southern classics and chef inspired fusion fare. Whether you're in the mood for fine resort dining, a casual island cafe or a beachside bite, Hilton Head offers every dining experience you can imagine.
Hilton Head is home to a Food Network star too - Celebrity Orchid Paulmeier! Stop by and see her at One Hot Mama’s off Greenwood Drive. From local grits and collard greens, to May River oysters and Skull Creek shrimp, the restaurants and bars of Hilton Head Island will feed your senses. If you are in a festival mood, check out one of the island's festive shrimp boils, oyster roasts and fish fries.
Hilton Head Island Restaurant Hot Spots
Hudson's Seafood House On TheDocks - Set on the banks of Skull Creek, overlooking the Intra-Coastal Waterway, Skull Creek Boathouse offers the best waterfront dining on Hilton Head Island. Dine on the outdoor terrace with beautiful views as you indulge in fresh Atlantic seafood and American fare with a twist. Named one of the "Top 30 Outdoor Bars in America" by Travel Leisure Magazine, Buoy Bar offers fresh drinks with panoramic views of Hilton Head's scenic beauty and colorful sunsets. Belly up to the Dive Bar for raw oysters, shrimp and sushi.
Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks - One of Hilton Head Island's oldest and most famous restaurants, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks offers a casual dining experience featuring fresh, local seafood and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Hudson's features an extensive menu with local and fresh catch and shellfish and live entertainment that rocks the dock. Try the Blackened Local Mahi Mahi.
Hilton Head Island’s One Hot Mama's - Located just before the main gate to Sea Pines Resort, One Hot Mama's serves up the island's tastiest BBQ, including ribs, chicken and brisket. Owned by celebrity chef Orchid Paulmeier, a contestant on the 7th season of the Next Food Network Star, One Hot Mama's dishes up the mouthwatering Southern food, including mac & cheese and collards. Stop by for her blue-jean brunch on Sundays.
Redfish - Red Fish specializes in Lowcountry cuisine with an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh local fruit and vegetables from their own Bear Island Farms and housemade spices. Red Fish features an eclectic menu with specialties such as grilled sea bass, Lowcountry shrimp and grits and lobster macaroni and cheese. The restaurant offers an amazing wine list with 1,000 bottles and serves the best burgers on the island - made of kobe beef or lobster.
Alexander's - In a picturesque lagoon in Palmetto Dunes, Alexander's has been an Island tradition since 1977. The restaurant features over 100 hand selected wines, the freshest seafood and hand trimmed steaks and a vintage Harley Davidson collection. Savor sumptuous dishes like Jumbo Diver Scallops, Local Black Grouper and Maine Lobster Tail.
ELA'S Blu Water Grille - Located in Shelter Cove at Palmetto Dunes, E L A 's features Chef Chris Cohen's New England influence on fresh catch seafood and grilled steaks. Enjoy intimate waterfront dining with gorgeous harbour views from the garden patio, and a fantastic wine list that enhances the gastronomic goodies.
Marshside Mama's on Daufuskie Island - Rent a boat and follow the locals to Marshsides, a kick up your feet or get on the dance floor type place. Marshside's serves fresh seafood and island delights written on a chalkboard menu. Recently rated the #6 beach bar in the country, Marshsides is a dining treat for the whole family.