Hilton Head Restaurants

Hilton Head Island is one place where you will never go hungry. With over 250 decadent and delicious Hilton Head restaurants serving a variety of cuisine, and even more in nearby Bluffton and Daufuskie, the dining options on Hilton Head Island seem almost endless. In fact, it's hard not to find what you are looking for when you have an array of restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world as well as the best fresh, local seafood. In Hilton Head, you will find restaurants serving French, German, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, American, and of course, great seafood.

While in Hilton Head, enjoy American barbecue, ribs, and flavors of the southwest or the succulent and fresh local seafood including sweet blue crab, lobster, and oysters. For those looking for a different taste, French and Italian bistros will delight those seeking flavors from across the Atlantic. Beautiful ocean views can be seen while dining at one of the many outdoor restaurants set along the island's marinas. From quaint cafes and bistros to the relaxed atmosphere of bar and grill type dining along the marina, the flavors of Hilton Head Island's many restaurants are sure to leave your palette satisfied. A free guide to Hilton Head Restaurants can even be found around the island.

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Choose from over 100 hand selected wines to compliment the freshest seafood and hand trimmed steaks and enjoy the vintage Harley Davidson collection.

76 Queens Folly Rd 

(P) 843-785-4999

Alligator Grille

The eclectic mix of cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood has built an excellent reputation and a devoted following for ten years. 

33 Office Park Rd

(P) 843-842-4888


Explore extraordinary cuisine and wine pairings that intrigue the palette and have won Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for years. Make your evening your best dining experience on Hilton Head Island with no better place for Tuscan pasta, beef and seafood!

Top 10 Open Table Winner of Best Overall Diner's Choice 2010.

1000 William Hilton Pkwy.

(P) 843-842-5505


Founded in Spring 2006 by Hilton Head Island restaurateur Jeff Katon, Aqua is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, an extensive wine cellar and personal, attentive service.

10 North Forest Beach Dr.
(P) 843-341-3331 

Aunt Chilada's

In addition to a broad range of traditional “American” fare, it also served excellent Hilton Head seafood, Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, great steaks, all you can eat crablegs and more. Great kid's menu and an excellent place for take-out! One of the Island's best happy hours. Aunt Chilada's is open for lunch and dinner. 

69 Pope Ave

(P) 843-785-7700 

Bistro 17

With both indoor and outdoor seating, patrons are finding a unique blend of casual elegance, reminiscent of a Paris bistro. “There’s not another restaurant like it on the island,” said Jim, touting the combination of distinctive cuisine and magnificent setting. Bistro 17 serves breakfast from 8:30 - 11, Lunch from 11 - 5 and Dinner from 5 - 10.

17D Harbourside Lane

(P) 843-785-5517

Black Marlin Bayside Grille

Fun, with lots of salty cosmopolitan charm, and an insouciance that might remind you of Key West, it seems a world removed from the manicured, upscale conservatism of the island's secluded residential zones.

86 Helmsman Way

(P) 843-785-4950

Bonefish Grill

In here, the specials don’t stop at the food. Here, special is the feel of a big city bar that’s not far from home. It’s a wood-burning grill that swaps out boredom and routine for a dinner that opens your eyes. It’s chef-coat service that’s not about being stuffy, but all about knowing what you need. It’s feeling good about the food, the people and the bill each time you walk through the door.

890 William Hilton Parkway

(P) 843-341-3772

Captain Woody's

It is the ideal place to come after a day of fishing, sailing or lounging on the beach. Here you'll find nothing but the basic staples of island life: oysters, shrimp, cold beer, beautiful sunsets and good conversation. At the end of the day, you don't need anything else. Walking into Captain Woody's is like walking into your favorite pub back home. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal.

86 Helmsman Way

(P) 843-785-2400 

Catch 22

Catch 22 is locally owned and operated since opening in February, 2001. Chef Bryan & Daisy Bobinchuck and Gary & Penny Duren are dedicated to providing excellent food in a artistic atmosphere with friendly service.

37 New Orleans Rd

(P) 843-785-6261 

Chart House

At Chart House you will enjoy our new vibrant decor, top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent steaks and decadent desserts while overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. 

2 Hudson Road

(P) 843-342-9066



CQ's has the feeling of an old, cozy, and comfortable inn. Heart of pine floors, wooden mantle pieces, stained glass, and the photographs and memorabilia of the Lowcountry culture all contribute to the charm that has made CQ's the place to dine since 1973.

140 Lighthouse Rd. 

(P) 843-671-2779

Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood

Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine's "Award of Excellence" for their selection and knowledge of wine! everything from dressings to desserts that can be is "homemade". Crane's Tavern represents a hundred year old Crane family restaurant tradition. It is reminiscent of "Old Philadelphia", with its antique heart of pine floors, a custom designed Old English Bar, hand crafted etching, black and white photographs and Windsor chairs. 

26 New Orleans Rd

(P) 843-341-2333 

Deli by the Beach

 Overstuffed sandwiches is what Deli By The Beach is best known for from Philly Cheesesteak Subs, Half Pound Hamburgers, Build Your Own Deli Sandwiches , Specialty Wraps, Specialty Sandwiches like Meatball Subs, French Dips, Custom made Salads and Hot Grilled Panini's. Deli By The Beach specializes in both Corporate and Personal Catering Services at reasonable prices which are available from a two person romantic dinner on the beach to a filet mignon and lobster tail dinner for 200 people.  Our goal is to provide well balanced nutritious food using only quality ingredients and no preservatives.

1000 William Hilton Parkway B-1 

(P) 843-785-7860

Flamingo's Doughnut Cafe

A fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom made cake doughnut from Flamingo's Doughnut Cafe-Hilton Head's only specialty doughnut shop! Come create yours today-pick from glazes, fillings and toppings including jimmies, nuts, candies and more. Or, pick from over a dozen of our popular specialty doughnuts. Doughnuts are served all day but if you're in the mood for a traditional breakfast of eggs, French toast or a bagel we have that too.For lunch, choose from a sandwich, salad or burger-and have a doughnut for dessert!

33 Office Park Rd 

(P) 843-686-4606

Frankie Bones

An atmosphere fondly reminiscent of times past... but never forgotten. An experience to be shared with family and friends. Frankies Bones Lounge is open until Midnight with Nightly Specials after 9pm. A walk through the door into The Fabulous Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge takes you back to the carefree style of the early 1960's and its restaurants in the big cities across America. At Frankie Bones, snappy sounds, high back burgundy leather booths, an award-winning menu and first class service are the recipe for an experience to remember.

1301 Main Street

(P) 843-682-4455

French Bakery

For breakfast or a mid-day break, enjoy a Cappacino or Latte with a fresh baked pastry.  For lunch, enjoy hot and cold sandwiches made on fresh baked breads and crusty baguettes as well as soups, salads and quiche.  Just relaxing in the courtyard with a cappuccino is enough to evoke those fond memories of past European visits! Even if you can't stay for awhile, call us to prepare your Take-out order.

430 Wm. Hilton Pkwy 

(P) 843-342-5420


Whether you want to bring the whole neighborhood in, or bring Giuseppi's home to the whole neighborhood, we have just what you need. From Original Products like our Homemade ToGo, catering for parties and events at your place, or dinner for the whole family at our place, we have the menu and the atmosphere you've been looking for. 

32 Shelter Cove Lane # B

(P) 843-785-4144

HH Prime

HH Prime was designed to offer the best steaks on Hilton Head Island, rivaling national chains, Ruth’s Chris, Morton’s and other top steakhouses found across the country. HH Prime features a number of bone-in steaks: the classic ribeye, the Kansas City cut and soon to be added a bone-in filet mignon. The HH Prime Bar features an open-air, retractable wall. Sip an extra dry martini and enjoy the sunset hues of the ocean. HH Prime’s wine selection offers a list of unique trendy blends as well as the classic favorites. 

23 Ocean Lane

(P) 843-341-8058


Hugo is pleased to present to you his personal favorites prepared fresh daily and cooked to perfection.  With only the freshest meats, seafood and vegetables available, Hugo continues an island tradition of elegance and fine dining in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Browse the menu for some of your old favorites and instant classics, including fine wines and exciting new menu items.  Hugo hopes you will enjoy and looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in serving all of you again for years to come.

J6 Wexford Village

(P) 843-785-4846

Il Carpaccio

Chef Eddy prepares everything served  with the greatest of care and passion for taste and flavor and respect for Italian culture and tradition. The pizza is cooked in a Hard Wood Burning oven imported from Modena, Italy. 

430 William Hilton Parkway

(P) 843-342-9949 

Its Greek To Me II

Food is prepared by authentic Greek coos using "only the best ingredients and equipment" including, we are told, the only gyro machines on Hilton Head Island. Everything "is made on the premises, from scratch.

11 Lagoon Rd

(P) 843-842-4033 

Jump and Phil's

Outside deck for good weather,k and fireplace for when it's cold. Everything is made to order. Jump and Phil are especially proud of their numberous specials for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch is also available.

7 Greenwood Dr.

(P) 843-785-9070


The Kingfisher offers great seafood and steaks, as well as “All you can Eat” Pasta, 3-course early bird dinner, fabulous happy hour specials, live entertainment, and of course our “Always Fresh – Never Frozen” Catch of the Day.

18 Harbourside Lane

(P) 843-785-4442 


Kurama features a lively sushi bar, as well as a cocktail bar with TVs for those who enjoy watching sports while they dine.We appeal to a variety of guests ­ from young children and business professionals to singles and couples, and beyond. Kurama also offers the perfect setting for special events, such as birthday celebrations and office parties, and we can accommodate groups large and small. Kurama restaurant certificates make a perfect gift, whether for dining in or taking out.Indulge your palate, while enjoying a memorable and entertaining hibachi experience!

9 Palmetto Bay Rd

(P) 843-785-4955 

Marleys Island Grille

Marleys Island Grille Features a casual, upbeat fun tropical environment.  Marleys Island Grille is passionate about serving only the freshest wood-fire grilled seafood and steaks in a casual tropical setting.  Our full bar offers refreshing margaritas, house-made sangria and a tropical rainbow of frozen libations.  Marleys Island Grille serves a sunset dining menu seven days a week and great happy hour offers.  Take-out and kid’s menu available.  Outdoor dining available and reservations are accepted from September-April. After dinner, do a little shopping and enjoy dessert next door at Marleys Ice Cream & Trading Company. 

35 Office Park Road

(P) 843-686-5800

Michael Anthony's

Enjoy homemade gnocchi, succulent veal dishes and the creative fresh fish preparations offered nightly. Tempting desserts are made in-house daily and include the island favorite “chocolate soufflé cake.”  The versatile wine list offers a broad selection by sampler flights, glass and bottle, designed to satisfy the novice or seasoned enthusiast.

The cozy wine bar provides just the right atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail, a special bottle of wine or one of our signature appetizers or desserts.  You can also enjoy dinner at the bar where the full menu is offered and a reservation is not required.

37 New Orleans Road, Suite L

(P) 843-785-6272


Ocean Grille

Located at the entrance of Palmetto Dunes’ Shelter Cove Marina, our new American style menu follows the seasons to guarantee you and your family the finest ingredients available. For a refreshing and memorable dining experience, join us, waterfront, at Ocean Grille.

1 Shelter Cove Lane

(P) 843-785-3030 

Old Fort Pub

Renowned for Chef Keith Josefiak’s culinary excellence, enjoy friendly service and Contemporary American Cuisine with a Southern twist while dining surrounded by windows and the spectacular view of Skull Creek and Pinckney Island. 

65 Skull Creek Dr

(P) 843-681-2386 

Old Oyster Factory

Enjoy superb, innovative seafood and steaks while taking in one of the Low Country's best panoramic views of the marshland landscape.

101 Marshland Road

(P) 843-681-6040 


There isn't a more spectacular view on Hilton Head Island than at this marina veranda, where the sights of the moored yachts, the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links and the sparkling waters of Calibogue Sound can all be enjoyed. Featuring an extensive menu, the Quarterdeck is the perfect spot for lunch. Enjoy mouth-watering Angus burgers, sandwiches like the Lump Crabcake Sandwich on a griddled club roll (a house specialty), salads such as the Honey-Ancho Grilled Salmon salad or Caesar Flatbread salad, grilled paninis such as the Yachter's "Pressed" Reuben, and so much more.

149 Lighthouse Road

(P) 843-842-1999 

Red Fish

The restaurant has an extensive wine list; and diners may also browse the on-site wine shop which boasts more than 1,000 bottles to choose from. Voted Best Wine Selection, Favorite Restaurant for Lunch, Best Burger and Favorite Caterer by the readers of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine in 2008 and Best Wine Selection and Favorite Restaurant for Lunch in 2009! Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" 2003 - 2009.

8 Archer Road

(P) 843-686-3388 

Rendez-Vous Cafe

Rendez-Vous has always been a fun little French influenced room, and now that owner Serge Prat is spending more time at the restaurant, it will only get better. We have always enjoyed the wines and liberal wine policy, as well as the seafood over linguini, steak au poivre, steamed mussels, and frog legs. For a little romance, especially on a dark, cold, winter day (the restaurant is open for lunch), rendez-vous at Rendez-vous.

14 Greenwood Dr

(P) 843-785-5814

Roastfish & Cornbread

Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while Chef Davids flair for food spoils you. Weekly menu specials offer unique flavors and pairings. ROASTFISH & CORNBREAD is the perfect destination for your next night out, whether an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration.

70 Marshland Road

(P) 843-342-2996 

San Miguel's

San Miguel's is famous for their margaritas, best with an order of guacamole or chili con queso. The sirloin chimichanga, chili burrito, shrimp Veracruz, and enchiladas verdes are among the tempting dinner options. 

9 Shelter Cove Lane

(P) 843-842-4555 

Santa Fe Cafe

Dine in the warmth of white washed adobe walls, fireplaces, vigas and Bancos. Its elegant yet casual, cozy atmosphere exudes a charming backdrop for the authentic yet innovative southwestern cuisine.

807 William Hilton Pkwy

(P) 843-785-3838

Scotts's Fish Market

Marina- front at Shelter Cove Harbour, to the right of Neptune’s statue, Scott’s maintains a fresh approach to seafood preparation. The comfortable Caribbean atmosphere and unrivaled waterfront setting is complemented by energetic service. 

The restaurant offers water views from every table indoors, the largest outside dining area on the island, all overlookng the boats and the colorful waterfront sunsets. We specialize in the freshest local seafood, hand cut aged steaks, homemade pastas, tantalizing desserts, and a selective wine list and drink menu.

1 Shelter Cove Lane #A

(P) 843-785-7575 

Sea Shack

Its many long-time customers have great affection for its unassuming down-home premises. The Sea Shack, was featured on the Food Networks, Rachael Ray's $40 A Day. 

6 Pope Ave

(P) 843-785-2464

Skull Creek Boathouse

Located on the waterfront of Skull Creek, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors on fresh seafood and American favorites with a twist, at the Dive Bar - a raw bar featuring fresh sushi, oysters and more - or dine outdoors on the terrace. The open-air Buoy Bar serves up colorful sunset views daily and the freshest original drinks.

397 Squire Pope Road

(P) 843-681-3663


We offer a diverse lunch and dinner menu, including many specialties, such as our barbeque, ribs, wings and chili, as well as a terrific happy hour. Our main dining room features a 30-foot retractable window wall that allows ample fresh air to circulate throughout the restaurant. You can also enjoy our generous outdoor deck and inviting fireplace on cool Lowcountry evenings. 

Refresh at our full-service bar with one of our 12 cold draft beers, or a cocktail. The Smokehouse is equipped with 15 televisions, indoors and out, to ensure that our valued guests can catch all the live games.Our personalized service, outstanding food and appealing atmosphere are guaranteed to make your dining experience a fun and memorable one. We look forward to seeing you at The Smokehouse soon!

34 Palmetto Bay Rd

(P) 843-842-4227 

Stellini Italian Restaurant 

Choose from their delicious pasta, poultry, veal, seafood or beef, all expertly prepared in flavorful sauces. Guests may dine either in th main dining room or in the Carolina Room, overlooking the Shipyard Golf Course.  

15 Executive Park

(P) 843-785-7006 

Street Meet

If you like good food and cold drinks in a family friendly environment, you will love Street Meet: The American Tavern.

95 Mathews Drive

(P) 843-842-2570 

Sunset Grille

The Sunset Grille is located on Skull Creek with a million dollar view of the Pinckney Island Nature Preserve. It has a great western view with stunning sunsets over the water. The food is superb, the service excellent, and the atmosphere is casual. The Sunday brunch receives rave reviews, so whenever you go, be sure to make reservations. It's off the main road, but well worth the effort to find.

43 Jenkins Island Rd

(P) 843-689-6744

That Wings Place

"Had the fresh made onion rings and they were the best I had ever tasted as well. The Owner and his wife April were so friendly and fun to chat with. The atmosphere was bright and cheery." ~whisperangel2

5 Lagoon Road

(P) 843-842-2844 

The Studio

 Embrace the feeling of creativity. Have an opportunity to View original works of art by Lunonia Colella and guest artists,before being presented with aromas and tastes created by Culinary Artist Paul Colella.Embellish your experience further as you Listen to live music, Watch artists create at the easel.Enjoy the warmth and accommodation you would expect from friends and family in our intimate dining rooms.  

20 Executive Park Rd.

(P) 843-785-6000 

Unique to the island for it's casual yet sophisticated urban feel, WiseGuys has fast become a local see-and-be-seen hot spot! Featuring an award winning Big Wines list of over 150 bottles, with over 50 by the glass, and18 in the Island's first Wine Keeper System yielding the perfect glass of wine! The Small Plates menu at WiseGuys takes cocktail party dining to a new level with fresh local farm to table ingredients as well as incredible international flavors, globally inspired cuisine, and fun and exciting presentations that will exceed your every expectation. The cutting edge Serious Cocktail list lights up the nightlife with unique and original libations that change with the seasons. WiseGuys invites you through the stainless steel doors, into the plush and friendly environment to sample the wines, savor the food, and share our passion!

303 Main Street

(P) 843-842-8866 

XO Lounge

Dark-toned metal stairs and appointments create an elegant framework for the two-story walls covered with a sleek wood veneer.  The soft lighting and terra cotta-colored ceiling reflect a warm glow.  There's also outdoor seating surrounded by palms and the sounds of the music and the ocean.  The fireplaces, both indoors and outside, make this a very popular destination in cooler seasons as well.  

23 Ocean Lane

(P) 843-341-8080