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Dining Around Hilton Head Island

8 Jun 2015
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Island Dining

While you’re looking over your many options for a great dinner tonight why not consider these areas that also offer a pretty nice view of the sunset as well?

Shelter Cove Community Park area located mid-island in the new Kroger Center offers plenty of excellent dining options with some of our favorite views of Broad Creek. There’s great pizza and plenty of made from scratch Italian dishes at New York City Pizza. For seafood, it’s hard to beat the SERG Group’s latest offering Poseidon. The French Bakery, an island favorite for years, is moving in and should be open late May.  You can enjoy freshly baked breads, home-made desserts,  or great salads and sandwiches.

The Skull Creek are along the intra-coastal waterway on the north end of the island is another area loaded with great restaurants with beautiful views. For a bit of history, visit the Old Fort Pub. Located just inside the back gate of Hilton Head Plantation (visitors are welcome, just stop at the gate for a gate pass and directions) you won’t be disappointed in the food or the view any time of day! Just down Squire Pope Road, you’ll find three of the best restaurants around right in a row. Hudson’s offers casual dockside dining and a raw bar serving fresh local seafood. Right next door you can enjoy the upscale atmosphere and casual dining at The Chart House, don’t forgot to go a little early and enjoy their happy hour on the back deck, another local favorite! Not sure what you’re hungry for but know you want a great view? Check out The Skull Creek Boathouse right next door to the Chart House. An extensive menu offering fresh local seafood, great appetizers for sharing, southern far and even sushi!

No trip to Hilton Head is complete without a visit to Harbour Town in Sea Pines. You can’t beat the view from the Quarterdeck. Along the way you’ll pass Harbourside Burgers and Brews, a casual outdoor café with another great view which also has a great live music line up. The Crazy Crab offers a nice view of the marina and has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike for over 20 years.

So before you’re ready to eat like a local, consider some local tips.   Have some flexibility with your plans. Call early in the week to your favorite restaurants for reservations. Remember that not all restaurants take reservations, so consider eating early and take advantage of early bird offerings. The lines won’t be as long, you won’t be hurried thru your meal,  then afterwards you can enjoy the sunset with take-out ice cream for the kids and something for mom and dad as well! All of these areas offer plenty of things to enjoy. If you prefer to eat a little later, head on over and get your name on the wait list. In it’s not unusual for wait times to exceed 1.5 hours. So take advantage of the time and enjoy the views, do some shopping, listen to some great local live music, or enjoy an appetizer at the bar or another restaurant.

Now you’re ready to eat like a local. Bon Appetite!