Featured Hilton Head Island & Bluffton Restaurants

A selection of eateries y’all must try.

Hilton Head – North End

HEALTHY HABIT
Salad
Farm-fresh chopped salads featuring locally sourced ingredients, including non-GMO produce, grass-fed beef, cage-free raised poultry and small batch dressings made from scratch. Each salad is chopped to allow its flavors and textures to envelope. $
healthyhabithhi.com
55 Mathews Drive, Suite 116, Hilton Head Island, 843-686-5600

HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
Seafood
The Carmines family owns a fishing fleet and oyster farm. As a result, much of their seafood originates from local waters. Most tables feature incredible views of Port Royal Sound. This place is an institution. $$
hudsonsonthedocks.com
1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-2772

RUBY LEE’S
Southern
A hotspot for sports, blues and soul food. Owned by Hilton Head’s former high school football coach, Tim Singleton. Great Southern-style food at an affordable price. $$
rubylees.com
46 Old Wild Horse Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-7829
19 Dunnagans Alley, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-7825

SPROUT MOMMA
Bakery

Sprout Momma’s flavorful and healthy artisan bread is a farmers market favorite in the Lowcountry. They recently opened a production bakery on Cardinal Road, offering breakfast and lunch items using their artisan breads. Other options include deli prepared salads, vegan cheeses and soups. $$
sproutmomma.com
21 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-715-2649

Hilton Head – Mid Island

ALEXANDER’S
Seafood
One of the island’s most beloved restaurants, now operated by Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Fresh local seafood and a great early bird special. $$$
alexandersrestaurant.com
76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-4999

BIG JIM’S
BBQ, Burgers, Pizza

A lively, casual American eatery at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes offering pizza, drinks and more. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes. $$
palmettodunes.com
7 Trent Jones Lane, HHI, 843-785-1165

THE DUNES HOUSE
American

An eatery for Palmetto Dunes resort guests with American fare, live music and a beachfront patio. The Dunes House features an entirely outdoor kitchen offering fresh grilled hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, fish tacos and other fabulous dishes. $$
palmettodunes.com
14 Dunes House Lane, HHI, 888-348-9300

ELA’S ON THE WATER
Seafood
Exceptional water views, fresh catch seafood, prime cut steaks and a sophisticated atmosphere. Family owned and operated. $$$
elasgrille.com
1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-3030

OLD OYSTER FACTORY
Seafood
A destination for locals and visitors for more than 25 years. Voted one of the “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” by Open Table. $$
oldoysterfactory.com
101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-6040

Hilton Head – South End

CAPTAIN WOODY’S
Seafood
A neighborhood bar and grill specializing in shrimp, clams, oysters and signature fish sandwiches. $$
captainwoodys.com
6 Target Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-2400
17 State of Mind St., Bluffton, 843-757-6222

CHARBAR CO.
Burgers
Award-winning gourmet burgers. Additionally, it features specialty craft beers and music memorabilia spanning the decades. $$
charbar.com
33 Office Park Road, Suite 213, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-2427

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE
Seafood, American
A family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in fresh seafood, lamb and steak. The menu is written by hand each day. $$$
charliesgreenstar.com
8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-9277

HOLY TEQUILA
Mexican
Gourmet tacos, salads, quesadillas, burritos and small plates all around $10, with a full bar offering mixologist-inspired cocktails and over 50 kinds of tequilas. Be sure to order the Street Corn before your main course and the churros after. $$
holytequila.com
33 Office Park Road, Park Plaza, 843-681-8226

MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA
Italian
An island favorite for over 15 years. An authentic Italian eatery similar to ones found in the Italian neighborhoods around Philadelphia, where the Fazzini family moved from. $$$
michael-anthonys.com
37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-785-6272

PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFE
Breakfast, American
Serving the island’s most popular breakfast all day long. Benedicts, omelets, quiche and baked dishes are out of this world. Early bird special from 6 to 8 a.m. Great sandwiches for lunch as well. $$
palmettobaysunrisecafe.com
86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, 843-686-3232

RED FISH
Seafood, American
A blend of housemade spices, tropical fruits and vegetables are combined with Lowcountry specialties at this local favorite. The restaurant uses produce from its own farm. $$$
redfishofhiltonhead.com
8 Archer Road, Hilton Head Island, 843-686-3388

SALTY DOG CAFE
Seafood
Hilton Head’s most famous restaurant. Serving seafood, salads and sandwiches at an incredible waterfront location. Eat inside, out on the deck or at the expansive outdoor bar. $
saltydog.com
232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, 843-671-2233
1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, 843-837-3344

Bluffton

SAVORY CAFE AND PROVISIONS
French.

Chef Pascal Vignau offers a variety of old world French cuisine combined with a Lowcountry twist, rounding up classic treasures such as the Croque Monsieur Sandwich, renowned French Pommes Frites and the oh so fabulous Bacon Crusted Mac-n-Cheese. The warm berry crisp is simply not to be missed. $$
savorycafesc.com
1533 Fording Island Road, Ste. 302, Hilton Head Island, 843-837-3336

THE PEARL KITCHEN & BAR
Seafood, Steakhouse
Serving dinner nightly. This romantic, boutique-style eatery fits in perfectly with its Old Town surroundings. Everything is bright, fresh and interesting. Seafood is the star here, but the steaks are great, too. $$$
thepearlbluffton.com
55 Calhoun St., Bluffton, 843-757-5511