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The Lowcountry continues to develop a notable reputation for its culinary scene. Feast on fresh local seafood, hearty Southern-style cuisine, and casual family-friendly dishes at some of the best restaurants on Hilton Head Island. Maybe you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing. Perhaps you would prefer a greasy slice of pizza. Read on to discover some of our favorite eateries. Then, be sure to get your free copy of our 7-day itinerary. Inside you will find everything you need to plan the ultimate getaway to HHI!
Dine at the Top 10 Restaurants on Hilton Head Island
All of our guests receive a Beach Properties Island Discount Card! You can use this card at close to 50 different local restaurants and receive a discounted rate!
1. Santa Fe Café
If you’re craving authentic Southwestern cuisine, Santa Fe Café is the place to go. Their dinner menu features dishes ranging from “painted-desert” soup and chimichangas to steak and shrimp enchiladas and even wood-roasted South Carolina quail.
For something light, refreshing, and healthy head to Delisheeyo. They grow their own organic produce on-sight! Order the massaged kale salad, So-Cal wrap, or Buddha bowl, and you’ll feel recharged, refueled, and ready for the day!
3. Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana
Who doesn’t love Italian food? Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana offers mouth-watering Tuscan dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Try the tagliatelle bolognese or the chicken stuffed with speck and cheese and covered in Parmesan sauce.
Vine is an intimate Greenwich Village-style restaurant located across from Coligny Beach. They specialize in Mediterranean cuisine. Fill up on the black truffle pasta gnocchi, mushroom ravioli, and pan-seared scallops.
5. One Hot Mama’s American Grille
For delicious Southern-style cuisine, you must visit One Hot Mama’s American Grille. Chef Orchid Paulmeier’s impressive menu features homestyle favorites such as baby-back ribs, barbecue, steaks, chicken, and wings.
6. The Jazz Corner
The Jazz Corner is a Lowcountry landmark! Immerse yourself in an exciting atmosphere that boasts live music and delicious food. It’s the perfect destination for couples looking for an entertaining night out on the town.
7. Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
Are you craving seafood? Feast on freshly shucked oysters on the half shell. Order a bowl of she-crab soup. Poseidon Coastal Cuisine offers a wide variety of seafood dishes. They even offer fresh sushi and sashimi!
8. A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant
South Carolina is known for its shrimp and grits. Head to A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant for a savory rendition of this local dish. Not only do they specialize in local seafood, but they offer local tea and honey as well.
9. Sage Room
If you’re hoping for a unique dining experience, visit Sage Room. The open kitchen allows guests to watch as their food is prepared at this one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurant.
10. Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta
Sometimes you just want a yummy slice of pizza. Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta offers up some of the best pies on the island! This establishment has served award-winning pizzas for over 30 years. You will also find wings, calzones, hoagies, pasta, and more on the menu.
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- The Savannah Food & Wine Festival & Everything You Need to Know
- Everything You Need to Know About the Hilton Head Oyster Festival
- The Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival & What You Need to Know
- It’s Time to Celebrate at the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
- You Need to Get a Taste of the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival
- Get a Taste of the Best Farmers Markets in Hilton Head, SC
Stay in a Beautiful Beach Properties Vacation Home
Discovering the best restaurants on Hilton Head is just one of the many exciting things to look forward to! Make the most of your vacation when you stay in one of our luxurious vacation homes. Our selection of beautiful rentals ranges from one to seven-bedroom homes, villas, and condos located on or near the beach. Take comfort in the professional management that we offer and enjoy the wide range of amenities found in each home! You will even have access to community amenities, depending on which rental you choose to call your home away from home.
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