If you've heard of Hilton Head, South Carolina you probably know it as the place with gorgeous golf courses and beautiful seaside docks. No visit to Hilton Head, South Carolina is complete without a seafood or barbecue dinner! From counter-service to fine dining, here are our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in Hilton Head.
Hilton Head Island Restaurants
The Jazz Corner
?1000 William Hilton Parkway
Located in the corner of The Village at Wexford, the Jazz Corner has been serving fantastic food and live jazz for over twenty years. With an intimate and elegant atmosphere, the Jazz Corner is the perfect place to enjoy live music while dining on Carolina jump lump crab cakes and she-crab soup.
32 Palmetto Bay Rd
It's fresh food, fast! Open from 8 am to 6 pm, Delishee Yo is a frozen yogurt shop that serves smoothies, salads, wraps, and bowls. If you are looking for a casual dining experience with delicious Acai bowl, this is the place to get it!
A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant
32 Palmetto Bay Rd
Experience South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine just like your momma used to made! Potato Chip Meatloaf, Seafood Purloo, and Shrimp & Grits are choices on this cozy Southern food menu. Stop by for brunch on Saturday and Sunday for live entertainment and the best Fried Green Tomato BLT you've ever tried.
1A Regency Pkwy
Open for lunch and dinner, this counter-service BBQ joint is as authentic as you can get. The walls are covered with drawings and signatures, giving the place a fun and family-friendly vibe. Try out the ribs and brisket when you visit. If you're on your way out of town, they offer takeout for your convenience.
The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek & Harbour Town
104 William Hilton Parkway
Home to the largest saltwater aquarium on Hilton Head Island, The Crazy Crab seafood restaurant features delicious waterfront dining, fresh, local seafood, all with a full bar . Snack on gator bites, fish tacos, and scallops as your kids play on the playground or take part in the crab races during the summer.
Annie O's Kitchen
124 Arrow Rd
Hidden in a little strip mall, Annie O's Kitchen serves up some of the best fried chicken on the island. Other American classics include the shrimp & grits and tomato pie. The menu also features a "What are you craving?" section which allows you to pick your protein (fresh seafood, pork, beef) and decide how you would like it served.
Old Oyster Factory
101 Marshland Rd
Voted one of the "Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants" and "Top 50 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America," by OpenTable, the Old Oyster Factory is a waterfront Hilton Head restaurant that overlooks Broad Creek. Built on the site of an original oyster cannery, this fine dining restaurant is known for its oysters and seafood along with its fantastic waterfront view. They also have an extensive wine list for those wanting to pair their seafood with their favorite beverage.
The Skull Creek Boathouse
397 Squire Pope Rd
?This dockside eatery has everything from sushi and low country favorites to a beer garden in the summer months. The menu even features a make-your-own ceviche section, allowing guests to choose from 9 different fish and four preparation types. If you can't find something to eat here, there's a problem!
Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe
70 Pope Ave
Enjoy a piece of New Orleans in Hilton Head at Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe. Locally owned and family-run, Kenny B's features Creole and Cajun specialties like boudin balls, po boys, and blackened redfish. Don't forget to end your dinner with a steaming hot plate of beignets.
Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
This fine dining Italian establishment focuses on fresh local food, and Italian products. All pasta and desserts are made daily in-house. Unlike many other Italian restaurants, Michael Anthony's has an Italian market across the breezeway from the main joint. Visitors can dine at either, with the Market being more casual.
This post was originally published on February 26, 2020