Carolina Crab Company|
Palmetto Bay Marina
Great shrimp and scallop platter! Excellent hushpuppies. On the waterfront. $18
Amazing new restaurant in the historic district on Daufuskie Island. A
recent lunch special was a whole NY Strip steak on a hoagie bun with
carmelized onions and provolone for $14. Yes, a WHOLE NY strip steak! And
they make their own A1-style steak sauce to go with it. Ridiculously good
and they just started doing dinner on some nights. Great BBQ, shrimp poboys
and peach turnovers.
New Orleans Rd
Best steak on the island. Great early bird. Best burger on the island but you
can only order it at the bar.
278 in front of Red Roof Inn
Best BBQ on the island! Amazing pulled pork and "Texas burnt ends".
Best fries on the island! $5 lunch specials are a bargain.
Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe|
Bilo circle center near Coligny
One of our top 5 favorites. Cajun and low country specialties. Jambalya, Etoufe,
awesome Po Boys (potato crusted catfish with roumalade
or Scallops or fried grouper or...!), real fried okra, great hush puppies,
cajun potatoes. Beignets! Around $8. Great for lunch or dinner. Excellent
Sunday breakfast buffet. Now serving Aligator Po Boys and Etouffe!
Daufuskie Island only accessible by boat or ferry!
The motto here is "no whining, just dance". Mama makes some of the best
seafood dishes on the planet. Wahoo, Swordfish provencale, crispy flounder,
BBQ ribs, homemade mashed potatoes and a Shrimp & Artichoke dip to die for.
Reservations are required since she only has enough food for a specific number
of diners each night. The kitchen is only big enough to cook for one or two
tables at a time. Get here early this is an all-night dining experience. Kids can play
on the playground outside, while adults sit around the bonfire. Outstanding
live bands on weekends. As tables clear out, the dance floor gets bigger and
bigger. For ferry information call Beth at 843-785-4755. $20
Cowboy Brazillian Steakhouse|
The Flank Steak, Ribeye and bacon wrapped filet were outstanding and
unlimited! Stunning restaurant with all the original "Spice" restaurant décor.
Very attentive wait staff and gauchos constantly bringing 16 different
grilled meats. Salad bar was excellent with fresh mozzarella balls, broccoli
bacon salad, amazing blue cheese and other salads, meats and cheeses.
My vegetarian daughter approved of the salad bar-only option. She raved
about the Collards. It's expensive but the quality is there. Don't miss
this place! $37
Port Royal Plaza
Probably the most attractive bar and restaurant on the island! Very New York loft style. Excellent Pad Thai and Sushi! $15
Hinoki of Kurama
||Known for the best sushi bar on the island. Great Terriyaki chicken lunch special.
Comes in a bento box with salad, soup, tempura shrimp&vegetables, fish, terriyaki shrimp,
vegetables and rice. Cheryl's favorite restaurant on the island! $9.95.
One Hot Mama's|
Greenwood Center HHI
|Great pulled pork, BBQ beef brisket, ribs, huge baked potatoes, lots
of salads, good baked beans, jalapeno honey cornbread(!), and all at reasonable prices.
Try the baked sweet potatoes. Outstanding BBQ and Breakfast brunch on Sundays. $8-$10
Bi-lo Circle Center south end
||Excellent Gyros and breakfast items. Good prices. $8-$10
||Excellent Gyros. Known for their specialty burgers and dogs. Make sure
you order the onion rings which are more like a very lightly breaded onion "straw" than a ring.
For an added treat start off with a hot, fresh-baked pretzel as an appetizer. Best pretzels
on the island! And don't miss the fried Twinkie with vanilla ice cream!
La Parilla Grill|
Okatie on HW 170 headed towards Beaufort
Best mexican food in the entire state and I've tried a LOT of Mexican
restaurants in SC!. One of those dumpy looking, hole in the wall places that
you don't want people to find out about because it is too small to share!
(They had an "A" health dept rating) We were lucky enough to get the amazing
buffet with authentic mexican food. This ain't Tex-Mex or Taco Bell!
Baked chicken in a spicy red sauce (Mole maybe?), pork carnitas, deep fried
potato stuffed tacos, grilled jalapenos and chicken taquitos with every kind
of topping. Even stewed pigs ears. Where are you going to find that on a
buffet? (cool, but I passed ;) If Flan is offered you must not pass it by! I
can't wait to try the tres leches cake. The very friendly owner/chef chatted
with us across the buffet line and explained all of her dishes and the daily
changing menu as she prepared orders coming in the front door. She was
very proud of her restaurant and deservedly so! $9
Beaufort Just off 170 on right before you get to Big Lots
|Only open Thursday and Friday for lunch and dinner. Simply
outstanding, pulled pork with no fat, amazing smoked bbq chicken, wings, corn fritters,
mac-n-cheese, cucumber salad, brunswick stew, banana pudding, apple crisp and probably 30 more items on the buffet. $11.50 includes excellent sweet tea and lemonade
Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta|
Across from Palmetto Dunes, also Bluffton and Harbourtown
|Incredible double crust pizza! Order a side of marinara for
dipping. Wedgies are excellent, hot sandwiches baked in a pizza dough. The chicken parm
lunch special is the best deal on the island. Express Delivery will deliver, but they are
just across the street from HH Resort about a mile away.
A lowcountry backyard|
Palmetto Bay Rd
Cheryl raves about the fried green tomato BLT. Potato Chip meat loaf!
Palmetto Bay Rd
|Great BBQ, reasonable prices, the sandwiches are about 8" thick!
Smokehouse plate is big enough to share. Exceptional baked beans. Great takeout bulk
portions for large family gatherings and picnics.
||Sit at an old time bar in front of the grill and be insulted in
a good natured way by the owner! Huge portions. Awesome home made hamburgers and the
best Philly Steak and Cheese sandwiches on the island! $8
|*****||Old Oyster Factory|
|Exceptional seafood. Pricey. Some of the best views of any island
restaurant looking across the creek and marshes of Broad Creek. Almond encrusted
mahi-mahi was awesome. $18-25
Located in Coligny Plaza on the beach side
|Great Gyros and chicken parm sub, very good prices. Best
Potato Salad and best Key Lime Pie on the island! Very crowded during tourist
season, but worth the wait. $9
Palmetto Bay Road
Exceptional early bird special. This restaurant has some of the most amazing combinations
of uncommon recipes. A real adventure treat that won't dissapoint! Best carrot
cake on the island!
Old KFC building across from Wal-Mart
|Seriously? Four stars for a fast food burger joint? Am I crazy? No! I just
love a good double-cheeseburger served in about 2 minutes with two of their 15+ different side
items and a drink for $4.99! Upgrade to a chocolate malt or any of 40+ different milk shakes
for $1 extra! Seriously? Very. Don't sweat the long lines and drive through. There is a reason
for these lines and they move FAST! $5-$7
Shelter Cove Town Centre
Excellent, touristy restaurant. Rooftop bar overlooking fireworks in season. Good lunch place.
Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt|
Near Sea Pines Gate
Awesome serve-yourself frozen yogurt buffet! Lots of flavors and a ridiculous number of toppings.
Pay by the ounce at the end of the line. Remember most of the toppings weigh less than the
Wexford Shopping Center
|Wonderful Gelato! Better than ice cream. Sugar free Hazlenut and
Pistatio flavors are awesome!
Reasonably priced, excellent seafood. Fried, sauteed and blackened. A real
southern fish-camp style restaurant with a shortage of tables and a few
outside booths. Get here early because the lines wrap around the building!
Grilled wahoo, jerk grouper, fried scallops and blackened triggerfish are
excellent. Best cole slaw on the island, super-sweet, tangy and crunchy!
Prices are up a bit over the past couple of years but the portions are
bigger. - Don't Miss!
Beside ACE Hardware behind Northridge Cinemas
Great pancakes with real blueberries that explode like sweet molten lava,
Philly Cheesesteaks, fried onion straws. It's everything a diner should be!
|****||Squat and Gobble|
Bluffton on HWY 46
|A "real" Greek Diner in the area! Great Gyros (Yee-ros), BBQ, burgers,
pizza, italian food. Great breakfast spot if you are headed off island. $7
Left before Sea Pines entrance
|Very touristy but interesting and tasty menu. $24
Fat Baby's Pizza and Subs|
|Great Pizza and best French Dip on the island! $10
Bluffton at the Bridge Shops
|Tasty, inexpensive and excellent Tex-mex. Great Fajitas! $8
||Exceptional hamburgers and fries. Next door to Sea Turtle Cinemas
in Bluffton. Kids meals served in a paper automobile shaped box. Very 1960's. $7
|****||Amigos Cafe y Cantina|
Next to Bi-lo at Coligny
|The most amazing "killer burritos" you will ever try! The
chicken fajita burrito is stuffed with fajitas, rice, black beans and weighs about
2 1/2 lbs! They have incredible warm tortilla chips and salsa. They are almost "sweet"
combined with the bite of the hot sauce.
|****||It's Greek to me
||New location at Coligny. Outstanding Greek food.
278 in Bluffton
On right just past
Good vietnamese Pho and rice dishes.
|Awesome fish tacos! Home-made fried grouper chunks served in a soft
tortilla with spicy tarter sauce. Don't knock it until you try it! $8-$13
Kroger center Bluffton
|Great place to eat on your way home from Hilton Head. Havana Chicken
is a huge grilled chicken breast with cheese and salsa, served over BBQ'd
black beans with vegetables. Chicken pot pie with a flaky pastry crust.
Awesome! I'm still trying to figure out how to make those BBQ black beans at home! $13-$21
|****||Big Bamboo Cafe|
|Great appetizers. Great BBQ ribs! Fall off the bone tender. Great
NY Strip steak. The Indian curries are amazing! Try the curry french fries. $9-$15
|****||Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe|
Palmetto Bay Marina
|A breakfast institution. The Leslie burger with
olives, cream cheese and bacon is an amazing change of pace!
Prepare to wait in line on weekends. $10
|****||Hilton Head Ice Cream|
New Orleans Rd
|Great ice cream. New owners in 2016.
||Great early-bird specials. Chicken Cordon Bleu was
excellent. Coconut shrimp, BBQ Bison ribs, etc. Pork Saltimbuco was really
a treat! Menu changes often.
||At Harbourtown under the lighthouse - Awesome water and people view, good food, eat outside.
In the evenings you can order appetizers and listen to music. Coconut Chicken
fingers were awesome! Best chicken fingers on the island.
Palmetto Bay Marina
|Great Sunday brunch. Amazing white cheddar hash browns. $10
|***||Old Daufuskie Crab Company|
Daufuskie Island Freeport Marina on the waterfront
|Great burgers, bbq sandwiches, fries, on the waterfront.
Pull up in your boat for a great lunch. Full bar. Awesome Daufuskie Deviled
Crabs cooked by Ernestine. Rent a golf cart and stop here during your
Daufuskie Island tour. Great lunch buffet! Open seven days 11:30am-9pm $10
|***||Hudsons on the Docks
||Since 1968. Great view. Great hushpuppies! $16
||bakery with gourmet cheesecake and cookies! Ray-ray approved.
||Good TexMex food, fajitas, quesadilla's. Walking distance (1 mile)
at Shelter Cove Harbour. $12
||Tex with very little Mex, add Italian to confuse matters, still
it's pretty good and cheap. Great spagetti. Locals love it. $9
|**||Jim N Nick's|
|Good pulled pork and brisket. Cheddar garlic biscuits,
Excellent BBQ sauces. The loaded BBQ stuffed baked potatoes are very good.
Latest visit prices up, portions smaller, quality down.
Jade Garden - Bluffton
Chinese restaurant on the mainland. Mongolian BBQ - pick your
meats, vegetables and sauces and they cook it in front of you on a big wok
grill. The biggest and most varied buffet in the area. Buffet has Chinese,
American, sushi, desserts and appetizers. $9
|**||Hilton Head Diner
||Open 24 hours, breakfast all the time. Not a fan. $9
||Excellent chicken tenders and salads. Get a Kickin Buffalo
Chicken Sandwich meal or a Chicken Snacker meal. Freestyle machine and krinkle
fries along with amazing milkshakes. Wexford Center. $8
||Great lunch buffet when you want lots of great pizza
The new flavored crusts are quite good. It may not be gourmet, but it still
tastes as great as it did back when we were all kids! Order online by
credit card, get coupons and schedule pickup at your convenience. Hilton
Head closed since hurricane Matthew. Bluffton takeout location open $9
|**||British Open Pub
||Authentic English Pub with real London-style fish and chips. $9
Palmetto Bay Rd
|Awesome burgers, fries are back to their original
greatness. New chocolate malt is awesome! Order online $12