Hilton Head Dining Guide

A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant

A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant brings back those simpler times along with the great seafood and cuisine that we enjoyed and grew up on. The food is here now and the Lowcountry Boils and oyster roasts are coming soon. Experience the Island and LOVE the food with us. Call (843) 785-9273 or go to www.hhbackyard.com.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar

Alexander’s, a popular choice of the Hilton Head Island dining scene since 1977, is an upscale seafood restaurant, featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine, locally-caught seafood and many locally-sourced ingredients. The menu pays tribute to many classic Alexander’s favorites such as Stuffed Flounder, Shrimp and Grits, and Wiener Schnitzel. Alexander’s is open for early dining and dinner, seven nights a week. For reservations, call 843-785-4999 or visit www.AlexandersRestaurant.com.

Annie O's Kitchen

Experience healthy Southern inspired dishes created with fresh, organic, All-Natural ingredients like grass-fed beef, pastured pork, free-range chicken and wild sustainable seafood.

Annie O’s has been an island favorite for years. The Southern inspired dishes have earned a reputation of both quality and value. Our Southern Fried Chicken is repeatedly voted the best on the island and the Blue Crab Cakes, which are loaded with crab, are simply amazing. Our farm fresh salads and Southern inspired dishes offer fresh alternatives for the health conscious, modern appetite. Call (843) 341-2664 or visit http://www.annieohhi.com

 Aunt Chilada's

Aunt Chilada's, located on Hilton Head Island since 1984, genuinely serves something for everybody. In addition to a broad range of traditional "Tex-Mex" and Mexican cuisine, they also serve excellent seafood, Lowcountry boil, great steaks, American fare, all you can eat crab legs and more. Indoor and outdoor seating available… enjoy the beautiful Hilton Head Island weather on the large covered patio! Looking to feed a houseful? It’s easy! Just call your order in and pickup for a great meal wherever you want to enjoy it! Great fun and specials at the best Happy Hour on Hilton Head – offered at both bars, indoors and out. Serving 7 days a week starting at 11:30am. Call (843) 785-7700 or visit http://www.auntchiladashhi.com

Big Bamboo Café

On November 2, 1945, two months after the surrender of Japanese to General MacArthur, a typhoon ripped through the Gilbert Islands, destroying everything in its path including the original Bamboo. Jimmy Phipps was never heard from again, but those knew him refuse to believe that he would succumb to a mere typhoon.

Welcome to our version of the Big Bamboo, constructed as closely as possible to the configurations of the original. We still feature great food from across the United States. The conversation still flows as freely as the drinks. And the lively sound of Big Band music can be heard on any given night. Here’s to Jimmy! Call (843) 686-3443 or visit http://www.bigbamboocafe.com

Black Marlin Bayside Grill

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers one of the best selections of fresh local seafood on the Island and is home of the Hurricane Bar. Dine inside or out on the expansive covered patio. Start your waterside dining experience with our Signature Food Network approved appetizer, Sushi Nachos. Don’t miss our Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays offering all of your breakfast and lunch favorites and our Create-Your- Own-Bloody-Mary bar. The adjacent, waterside, Hurricane Bar is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Our Signature Drink, the Hurricane is a must have! Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4pm until 7pm. Whether you want to enjoy your favorite sporting event, seasonal live music or a fun night with friends, The Hurricane Bar is the place to be! The Black Marlin invites you to enjoy delicious, fresh, local seafood on Hilton Head Island any time of the day! Stop by for lunch, early dining, happy hour or dinner. Kick back, relax and enjoy! Call (843) 785-4950 or visit http://www.blackmarlinhhi.com

Carolina Crab Company

Carolina Crab Company in Palmetto Bay Marina is cozy, comfortable and offers great service. The crew prides themselves on bringing you great food at an affordable price. The menu offers an array of seafood, from light and healthy to a giant po’boy and fries to burgers, prime rib, lobster and crab legs. Open 7 days a week. An outside bar boasts water views. Dine inside, or enjoy outdoor seating. Pet friendly too! At the end of your meal, walk down to the docks, say hello to some dolphin, and maybe check out some yachts you hope to own by the time you make your next visit to Hilton Head. Call (843) 842-2016 or visit http://www.carolinacrabco.com

Charbar Company

Charbar Co., located in Park Plaza right outside Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, serves award winning gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more! Additionally, they feature specialty craft beers, wines and music memorabilia spanning the decades in a relaxed indoor/outdoor environment. They have been voted Hilton Head Island’s “People’s Choice Best Burger”, 1st Place Winner of Burgers & Brews 2012-2015, The Island Packet Reader's Choice for Best Burger 2013-2015 and Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice for Best Burger 2013-2015! Come enjoy live music daily on our large outdoor patio with a fireplace, flat screens and the only outdoor bar in Park Plaza! Kids menu and takeout available. Happy hour specials daily from 4-7pm! Serving 11:30am - 10pm. Call 843-785-CHAR (2427) for call ahead seating. Visit them online at www.Charbar.Co

Charlie’s L’etoile Verte

Charlie’s is the only restaurant on the island that writes its entire menu daily based on the freshest local seafood available. Our epicurean dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish, Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, and many other delights. We offer an extensive wine list that specializes in California Cab’s, Oregon Pinot Noir, Rhone Valley, and Bordeaux. For more than 25 years, we at Charlie’s L’étoile Verte have had the pleasure of serving Hilton Head Island locals and returning visitors. From the tiny one room restaurant we opened in 1982, to our more spacious address on New Orleans Road, we have remained a family owned and operated restaurant. Call (843) 785-9277 or visit http://www.charliesgreenstar.com

Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge

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. Call (843) 682-4455 or visit http://www.frankieboneshhi.com

Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta

At Giuseppi’s, it’s all about the food. For more than 20 years we’ve been living out our passion for food by serving up the freshest pizza, pasta, and hoagies in a neighborhood atmosphere like the ones we knew in Pittsburgh. 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. Call (843) 785-4144 or visit http://www.giuseppispizza.com

Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks is one of Hilton Head Island's oldest and most famous restaurants with 44 years of casual dining experience featuring fresh, local seafood and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The business was established by the Hudson family in 1912 as an oyster processing facility and evolved into a restaurant in 1968. At 365 seats, Hudson’s is also one of the Island’s largest eateries and a longtime favorite of residents and visitors alike. The recipient of countless awards and recognition for excellence in quality and service, Hudson’s was most recently featured in Bon Appétit as a top pick for fried seafood. Call (843) 681-2772 or visit http://www.hudsonsonthedocks.com

It's Greek to Me

Open 11am - 10pm daily. Attire is casual with a casual atmosphere. It is a great place for dinner or lunch no matter how big the party! The story of It's Greek To Me began in 1979 when Barbara and Vassili Maniotis fell in love and married. On their month-long Greek honeymoon Barbara learned and mastered Vassili's family recipes. Some years later they moved to Hilton Head Island, opening It's Greek To Me in 1997. Barbara, Vassili and their three children worked hard and carved out an outstanding reputation for serving the finest Greek food in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. It's Greek To Me expanded in 2008 and opened their new location on Lagoon Road where they continue cooking the timeless recipes passed down to Barbara over 20 years ago. Call (843) 842-4033 or visit http://www.itsgreektomehhi.com

Java Burrito Company

Java Burrito Co. is a family- owned and operated Mexican Grill & Coffee Bar in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We use the finest ingredients and traditional methods to produce the most exceptional products. Our Burrito Bar and Coffee Bar sources organic and local food when in season. We never use artificial preservatives and absolutely no growth hormones or antibiotics. Our philosophy promotes positive change within the sustainable farming initiative, supporting farms and individuals with like standards. We look forward to seeing ya'll soon! Call (843) 842-5282 or visit http://www.javaburritoco.com

Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Bar

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar is an American Bistro with a southern soul. We strive to serve the freshest ingredients sourced form local, and regional farms and purveyors. The menu changes throughout the seasons based on ingredients, and the inspiration of the staff and Chef/Owner Clayton Rollison. The menu is small and focused but offers a large variety of refined comfort foods and adventurist dishes. Our menu includes offering like “Pork Pot Roast,” Steak Frites and can be as adventurist as Foie Gras Pate and Octopus A La Palncha. Call (843) 681-3474 or visit http://www.luckyroosterhhi.com

Marleys Island Seafood Grille

Marleys Island Seafood Grille features a casual, upbeat fun tropical environment. Marleys 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. We serve an early 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. Call (843) 686-5800 or visit http://www.marleyshhi.com

Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill

Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill invites you to come dine in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying a healthy Mediterranean meal. You can be a meat lover or a vegetarian, with choices from Lebanese steaks, lamb, seafood, vegetables, and gluten free appetizers. Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill focuses on homemade recipes from Lebanon using ingredients such as olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, and garlic. Come visit the Shelter Cove Marina and try something new, healthy, and fresh. Call (843) 842-9991 or visit http://www.mediterraneanharbour.com

Old Oyster Factory

Situated on Broad Creek, the Old Oyster Factory is a delight for family and children of all ages. Enjoy superb, innovative seafood and steaks while taking in one of the Low Country's best panoramic views of the marshland landscape. Call (843) 681-6040 or visit http://www.oldoysterfactory.com

OMBRA Cucina Rustica

Ombra Cucina Rustica offers classical regional Italian cuisine with an innovative style. The décor is rustic with modern accents. Antique brick and reclaimed barn wood timbers give the restaurant a Tuscan farmhouse feel. The restaurant boasts an energetic bar and lounge offering an array of Italian specialty cocktails and premier wines. Past the main dining room nestled for private dining, Michael & Nunzio have created a Chef’s Table that accommodates up to 12 guests. The Chef’s Table hosts an exclusive dining experience with personal server where Chef Michael prepares a degustation menu with hand selected wine pairings. Call (843) 842-5505 or visit http://www.ombrahhi.com

One Hot Mama's American Grille

One Hot Mama’s is a family-friendly restaurant located on the south end of Hilton Head Island and part of the "Official South Carolina BBQ Trail." One bite into our baby-back ribs, and you'll become a raving fan of One Hot Mama's! You'll also want to try our delicious Meat & 3 combo platters, authentic BBQ platters, hand-cut steaks, burgers, wraps, salads, char-grilled chicken and "the world's best" wings. Call (843) 682-6262 or visit http://www.onehotmamas.com

Poseidon Coastal Cuisine

From our outside NautiBar, the inside “The World is Your Oyster” Bar, covered patio dining on our Front Porch, the Rooftop Bar with live entertainment, Coastal Provisions retail, and the adjacent waterfront Town Park, there is so much to see, you will want to come back again and again. Join us for our daily, in-house Sunset Celebration countdown, or join us online to watch as we close another day in paradise. Poseidon brings together a true, unique, Coastal Hospitality® and dining experience that we hope will create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and be remembered for generations to come. Call (843) 341-3838 or visit http://www.poseidonhhi.com

Reilley's Grill and Bar

An Island Tradition, Since 1982...Reilley's Grill & Bar has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 33 years. With a sophisticated warm ambiance Reilley's is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Dine indoors or out, where convertible walls open to what is arguably the best outdoor patio in town. Top notch technology ensures you won’t miss the big game whether you’re sipping cocktails at happy hour, enjoying nightly dinner specials with family, or toasting to the good life at Champagne Sunday Brunch. Since 1982, Reilley’s has remained a family owned and operated business that is dedicated to customer satisfaction. They strive to give the best quality food, drink and service anywhere with employees that truly care. Call (843) 842-4414 or visit http://www.reilleyshiltonhead.com

Sea Shack

The Sea Shack is Hilton Head Islands’ best hidden seafood secret. The locals favorite spot for the freshest seafood and down-home southern, low-country style cooking in town.During peak summer months, arriving upon dinner time, you can probably expect a line waiting at least a half hour before opening time at 5:00 PM. Other times of the year, there may be a small line, but wait time is rather quick (15-30mins tops). You stand in line to place your order. Menus are set out front so you can get an idea, but DO NOT FORGET to check the catch of the day Blackboard Specials, which change daily and are a tasty seafood delight. Call (843) 785-2464 or visit http://www.seashackhhi.com

Skull Creek Boathouse

Hilton Head Island’s newest landmark, waterfront dining destination is 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. Call (843) 681-3663 or visit http://www.skullcreekboathouse.com

The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse has been serving up its famous, award-winning barbeque on Hilton Head Island since 1999; first from its Coligny Circle location, and now from a beautiful new location situated off Palmetto Bay Road. 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. Call (843) 842-4227 or visit http://www.smokehousehhi.com

Wild Wing Cafe

Whether you're a winglover or not, we think you'll love Wild Wing. Because at Wild Wing Cafe, we dedicate ourselves to quality. You won't find a lot of pre-packaged processed food around here. We hand patty our own burgers from fresh Grade A lean ground beef. Our chicken fingers are fresh tenderloins, dipped in our homemade batter and fried to order. Our onion rings are hand cut and dipped in a mildly spicy beer batter. We even make our own dressings fresh every day. Call (843) 785-9464 or visit http://www.wildwingcafe.com


Unique to the island for its 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! Call (843) 842-8866 or visit http://www.wiseguyshhi.com