Hilton Head Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Hilton Head

With its waterfront seat, it should come as no surprise that seafood is the foundation for many of the island's menus. What's more, many of the island's top restaurants are situated on the water. This means that if you want to enjoy an atmospheric sunset dinner, you'll need to make reservations far in advance, especially at the elegant and romantic Old Fort Pub or the equally delicious ELA's Blu Water Grille

However, there are more casual waterfront eateries that don't require reservations (or simply don't take them) like island favorites Skull Creek BoathouseHudson's Seafood House on the Docks and the ever-popular Salty Dog Cafe.

If you want to save on restaurant tabs, consider cooking your own meals. The island is home to several grocery stores, including Harris Teeter, Publix and Whole Foods. Plus, since many of the resort accommodations come equipped with kitchenettes, it's easy to make quick meals in between trips to the beach or the golf course. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Hilton Head

  • #1
    The Jazz Corner
    #1 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1843 reviewsTripAdvisor (1843)
    $$ | American
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy Ste C1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6136
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  • #2
    Sno Cones by Chris
    #2 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    114 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3238
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  • #3
    Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
    #3 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1803 reviewsTripAdvisor (1803)
    $$ | Italian
    37 New Orleans Rd Suite L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4747
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  • #4
    Ombra Cucina Italiana
    #4 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1503 reviewsTripAdvisor (1503)
    $$ | Italian
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy Ste G-2, The Village at Wexford, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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  • #5
    Hilton Head Social Bakery
    #5 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    17 Harbourside Ln Building 1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3547
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  • #6
    Delisheeyo
    #6 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $ | Healthy
    32 Palmetto Bay Rd Suite A1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7300
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  • #7
    Java Burrito Company
    #7 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1069 reviewsTripAdvisor (1069)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, Fast Food
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy The Village at Wexford - J6, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6110
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  • #8
    Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
    #8 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1224 reviewsTripAdvisor (1224)
    $$ | French, Seafood
    8 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4715
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  • #9
    Vine
    #9 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 983 reviewsTripAdvisor (983)
    $$ | International, Mediterranean, European
    1 N Forest Beach Dr Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6478
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  • #10
    WiseGuys
    #10 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2693 reviewsTripAdvisor (2693)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, American
    1513 Main St, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1608
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  • #11
    Trattoria Divina
    #11 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1049 reviewsTripAdvisor (1049)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Healthy
    33 Office Park Rd Ste 224 Outside of Sea Pines Gate!, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4612
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  • #12
    Sage Room Restaurant Bar
    #12 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 729 reviewsTripAdvisor (729)
    $$ | American
    81 Pope Ave Suite 13 Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4769
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  • #13
    Pomodori
    #13 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 930 reviewsTripAdvisor (930)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Asian
    1 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4714
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  • #14
    Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe
    #14 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 915 reviewsTripAdvisor (915)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
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  • #15
    Stu's Surfside Subs
    #15 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ | American, Deli
    1 N Forest Beach Dr Unit F3 Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-1021
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  • #16
    Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
    #16 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3627 reviewsTripAdvisor (3627)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    38 Shelter Cove Ln Suit 121, Hilton Head, SC 29928-2008
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  • #17
    Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill
    #17 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 628 reviewsTripAdvisor (628)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
    51 New Orleans Rd Ste 4, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4782
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  • #18
    Low country Backyard
    #18 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3174 reviewsTripAdvisor (3174)
    $ - $$ | American
    32 Palmetto Bay Rd Suite 4A, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7300
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  • #19
    Charbar Co
    #19 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1054 reviewsTripAdvisor (1054)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    33 Office Park Rd Park Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4612
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  • #20
    Relish
    #20 of 397 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    33 Office Park Rd Park Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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