Hilton Head Dining

With more than 300 restaurants on the island, the options are bountiful when it comes to choosing your next meal. Fresh seafood, traditional Southern comfort food, casual waterfront dining and upscale indulgences all can be found in this foodie haven. Here are a few of our picks.

 

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Watusi: Wake up with hot coffee or cool down with fresh smoothies

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Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: Breakfast with locals

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A Lowcountry Backyard: Comfort food in a family setting

This café serves high quality coffee and a full breakfast and lunch menu, but is also known for its self-serve frozen yogurt and healthy smoothie menu. The casual, community-oriented space has comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and can be the perfect way to start the day or a special treat after a morning on the beach. Open at 6 a.m. daily, this busy café serves breakfast and lunch that fills the belly without leaving an empty wallet. Locals with boats docked in the Palmetto Bay marina chat with efficient servers who keep coffee cups full. Egg dishes rule the breakfast menu, and plenty of sandwiches, wraps and seafood plates keep patrons happy through lunch. A meal in this converted house feels like a visit to your favorite relatives’ home. Low country specialties like shrimp and grits, barbecue pork, pimento cheese, crab cakes and fried green tomatoes are served for lunch and dinner along with delicious homemade soups, salads and desserts. The outdoor patio is one of the best on the island.
71 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-5200 
www.hiltonheadcoffeeandyogurt.com
Helmsman Way #302
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-3232
palmettobaysunrisecafe.com
32 Palmetto Bay Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-YARD
www.hhbackyard.com

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Kenny B’s Cajun Seafood Hut: A taste of New Orleans in the low country

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Amigos Café y Cantina: Fresh, homemade Baja inspired flavor

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Bomboras: Social dining in a convivial atmosphere

This family-owned spot greets diners with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, with one wall covered in a lively mural depicting New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. The extensive menu has nearly everything you might crave from the Crescent City, from po’ boys and jambalaya to gumbo and beignets. The Creole-Cajun-Southern fare is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a Sunday brunch buffet. Amigos has been serving delicious food inspired by the gulf coast of Mexico since 1994. The casual taqueria’s salsa bar is complete with a spice level guide for the house made sauces and fresh onions, cilantro and limes. The tacos, salads and burritos are known for their colossal portions, and the tasty margaritas are perfect to wash it all down. Fun for a group of friends, a romantic evening or a thriving social scene, this spot in Coligny Square just a block from the beach specializes in tapas-style plates perfect for sharing and craft beer, including several local to the low country. Their patio is famous for summer events with live music and special dinners that pair small bites with samplings of craft beer, small batch tequila or eclectic wines.
70 A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-3315
www.eatatkennybs.com
70 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head, SC 29928
(843) 785-TACO
www.amigoshhi.com
101 A/B Pope Ave., Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 689-2662
www.bomborasgrille.com

 

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