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 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    $$ | American
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy Ste C1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6136
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  • #2
    Sno Cones by Chris
    #2 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    114 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3238
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  • #3
    Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
    #3 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1775 reviewsTripAdvisor (1775)
    $$ | Italian
    37 New Orleans Rd Suite L, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4747
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  • #4
    Java Burrito Co
    #4 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1049 reviewsTripAdvisor (1049)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, Fast Food
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy The Village at Wexford - J6, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6110
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  • #5
    Ombra Cucina Italiana
    #5 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1464 reviewsTripAdvisor (1464)
    $$ | Italian
    1000 William Hilton Pkwy Ste G-2, The Village at Wexford, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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  • #6
    Delisheeyo
    #6 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 225 reviewsTripAdvisor (225)
    $ | Healthy
    32 Palmetto Bay Rd Suite A1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7300
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  • #7
    Hilton Head Social Bakery
    #7 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    17 Harbourside Ln Building 1, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3547
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  • #8
    Vine
    #8 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 976 reviewsTripAdvisor (976)
    $$ | International, Mediterranean, European
    1 N Forest Beach Dr Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6478
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  • #9
    Charlie's L'Etoile Verte
    #9 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1203 reviewsTripAdvisor (1203)
    $$ | French, Seafood
    8 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4715
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  • #10
    WiseGuys
    #10 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2659 reviewsTripAdvisor (2659)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, American
    1513 Main St, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1608
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  • #11
    Trattoria Divina
    #11 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1033 reviewsTripAdvisor (1033)
    $ - $$ | 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 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 716 reviewsTripAdvisor (716)
    $$ | American
    81 Pope Ave Suite 13 Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4769
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  • #13
    Ocean Lounge
    #13 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    87 N Sea Pines Dr The Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6002
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  • #14
    Pomodori
    #14 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 918 reviewsTripAdvisor (918)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4714
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  • #15
    Stu's Surfside Subs
    #15 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ | American, Deli
    1 N Forest Beach Dr Unit F3 Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928-1021
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  • #16
    Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe
    #16 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 900 reviewsTripAdvisor (900)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
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  • #17
    Relish
    #17 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    33 Office Park Rd Park Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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  • #18
    Flora's Italian Cafe
    #18 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 417 reviewsTripAdvisor (417)
    $ - $$ | Eastern European, Italian, European
    841 William Hilton Pkwy Unit G/H, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3413
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  • #19
    Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill
    #19 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 622 reviewsTripAdvisor (622)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
    51 New Orleans Rd Ste 4, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4782
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  • #20
    Low country Backyard
    #20 of 395 Places to Eat in Hilton Head
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3130 reviewsTripAdvisor (3130)
    $ - $$ | American
    32 Palmetto Bay Rd Suite 4A, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7300
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