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Hot New Restaurants on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton!

24 Jul 2015
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Island Dining

Hilton Head Island has it's share of long-standing and fabulous restaurants - but theres some newcombers on the scene that rival the status quo. Serving up everything from crazy, infused cocktails to delightful small plates and local fare, try some of these on your next trip to the Island and Bluffton! 

Agave Sidebar

13 State of Mind St.

Bluffton, SC 


Bluffton’s newest restaurant in the Promenade!  Agave Sidebar serves up delicious Southwest Tex-Mex eats and has a killer tequila bar!  The food is fresh and creatively plated.  Try some tried and true favorites like the Spicy Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche, or some Mexican Street Corn.  The drink selections are abundant, but some of the locals have recommended the Margarona (Margarita and Corona Beer) or the Pomegranate Margarita!  You can’t go wrong with anything you decide to order at this local stop!


Burnin' Down South

198 Okatie Village Dr Ste 105

Bluffton, SC 29909


Those who have traveled to Hilton Head have definitely heard the name Chef David!  Chef David formerly of Roastfish and Cornbread, has opened his newest restaurant and it is located in Okatie, near Sun City.  And locals are in love with the Lowcountry Cuisine!  Make sure to try the Stewed Chicken, as it is one of Chef David’s specialties and a local favorite, along with Sunday brunch. The gumbo is also top-notch.   

Chow Daddy’s

Two locations

Hilton Head Isalnd: 

14 Executive Park Road

HHI, SC 29928



15 Towne Drive

Bluffton, SC, 29910

Chow Daddy’s has been an Island favorite for over a year and now you can enjoy the spectacular food in Bluffton!  Check out their newest location next to IHOP.  Chow Daddy’s prides themselves on their laid back, family friendly dining environment. The food is fresh and they try to use local ingredients when possible.  Some “not to miss” dishes would be any of the tacos with the scrumptious arugula salad.  Don’t forget to end your meal with an Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!  So good!!  Join them for happy hour from 4-6 daily! 

Interested in coming to Hilton Head this fall? Book a studio starting at just $109 per night at The Village at Palmetto Dunes and enjoy all the local flavors of Hilton Head Island! 


Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

841 William Hilton Parkway

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Lucky Rooster is becoming a fast, new favorite for many Islanders.  The restaurant offers fresh, local food and their menu changes periodically because it is based on what is local and available.  The chef cooks some pretty mean comfort food dishes like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and a delicious Lucky Burger.  He also has menu items for the more adventurous eater like Octopus a La Plancha and Foie Gras Terrine.  The cocktails are to die for and you must try the Juliet + Romeo…delicious!!

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

1000 William Hilton Parkway B-6,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 715-3565

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a definite standout on Hilton Head Island!  While Hilton Head Island is most known for their seafood restaurants, so this establishment is a treat for those meat lovers.  This is a unique dinning experience and is an all you an eat “Churrascaria”.  Gauchos come to your table and carve your choice of 16 prime cuts of beef, pork, chicken, or lamb.  They offer a full salad bar as well as a full bar.  Make sure you try their famous Brazilian drink called a “Caipirinha”! 

Cowboy just received the OpenTable Winner of Diner’s Choice 2015.