Championship Golf Courses, 200 Hundred Shops, World Famous Beaches and an abundance of Tennis courts are the main attractions on Hilton Head Island, however, locals and vacationers alike will boast that Hilton Head has some of the best food in the country, offering a fabulous variety of Restaurants all over the Island.
Seafood is a local specialty and caught fresh off our shores. What many people don't know is how many wonderful the local Italian, Mexican, Pizza Palaces, Steakhouses, Thai, Barbeque Restaurants and Local Brew Pubs that are located on Hilton Head Island. One of the most delightful aspects of living or vacationing on Hilton Head is the large selection of places where one may dine. More than approximately 300 restaurants, pubs, cafes, bistros, steak and seafood houses from which to choose, the island boasts a truly remarkable variety of restaurants for an island only 12 miles long and five miles wide. Many Restaurants have Chefs that would challenge Chefs of New York, Chicago and Washington DC to San Francisco.
Choose a restaurant by location or food, perhaps overlooking the water, Boathouse Grill overlooking Skull Creek, with new menu and updated Restaurant, has some of the freshest seafood ever. As might be expected of a barrier island, Hilton Head has excellent seafood restaurants. While many of the restaurants offer truly outstanding seafood on their menu, whether or not they actually "specialize" in seafood, most of the seafood restaurants also offer alternative, scrumptious entrees, such as chicken or steak as well.
Choose an ethnic specialty magnificently prepared by a regional chef. Pop in a local spot for appetizers and a beer or a tropical drink. The only problem with dining in Hilton Head is finding someone in your party to make the difficult decision of where to go.
Hilton Head has much nightly entertainment from dancing to karaoke to live entertainment at one of our local watering holes or night spots. After dinner, relax at one of Hilton Head's night spots with a cigar and an after dinner drink. Or, if you are looking for a little more excitement, check out one of the many music or dance clubs.
Whether you're looking for Low Country dishes capturing the flavor of the region, such as Frogmore Stew, a savory South Carolina blend of shrimp, hot sausage, potatoes, and corn, or seafood dishes featuring local clams, mussels and oysters, or a juicy filet mignon, or even a burger - you won't be disappointed with the bountiful culinary offering of Hilton Head Island.
Located in Park Plaza, the Alligator Grille & Seafood Restaurant serves an attractive mosaic of contemporary regional cuisine. Try the Brick Oven for casual elegant dining featuring an appetizer-style menu. Next door, Electric Piano Bar features the island's favorite musicians, and dance music with a friendly bar tender. Enjoy Kurama's Japanese entertaining dinner, or Kingfishers nightly live music in Shelter Cover.
In Hilton Head Plaza there is One Hot Mamas. offers delicious family-style dining - specializing in baby-back ribs, char-grilled steaks and burgers. Reilley's is an islander favorite, serving everything from sandwiches to prime rib and steaks. If you're looking for real home-cooking, try Remy's on Arrow Road.
For great pizza and pasta, try Giuseppi's at Shelter Cove Plaza. Real Italians know where to go, Antonios in Village at Wexford. For take-out after a day on the beach or golf course, or after shopping at the Mall at Shelter Cove, Subway or Arbys has a great selection of sandwiches and salads. Or pick up some take-out barbeque at the Smokehouse Bar on Palmetto Bay Road and don't forget the napkins.
Recognized for its sports memorabilia as well as its casual fare is Casey's Sports Bar & Grille. For authentic Mexican fare, try Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe. The upstairs, family-oriented dining room at the Quarterdeck in Harbour Town serves breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch and boasts one of Hilton Head's very finest water views and live music as well. For more breathtaking views, visit the Old Oyster Factory on Marshland Road. South Seaport Cafe at the South Beach Marina Village invites you to have a cocktail on the waterfront deck and watch the sun go down.
Number one question asked from of the locals, is where to get great seafood on the island. For the freshest, most succulent seafood, try the Boathouse on Skull Creek, Crazy Crab at Harbour Town or Kingfishers at Shelter Cove. You can't go wrong. Enjoy!