Hilton Head Restaurants Are a Destination All on Their Own

If you've heard of Hilton Head, South Carolina you probably know it as the place with gorgeous golf courses and beautiful seaside docks. No visit to Hilton Head, South Carolina is complete without a seafood or barbecue dinner! From counter-service to fine dining, here are our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in Hilton Head.

Hilton Head Island Restaurants

The Jazz Corner

?1000 William Hilton Parkway

Located in the corner of The Village at Wexford, the Jazz Corner has been serving fantastic food and live jazz for over twenty years. With an intimate and elegant atmosphere, the Jazz Corner is the perfect place to enjoy live music while dining on Carolina jump lump crab cakes and she-crab soup.

Delishee Yo

32 Palmetto Bay Rd

It's fresh food, fast! Open from 8 am to 6 pm, Delishee Yo is a frozen yogurt shop that serves smoothies, salads, wraps, and bowls. If you are looking for a casual dining experience with delicious Acai bowl, this is the place to get it!

A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant

32 Palmetto Bay Rd

Experience South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine just like your momma used to made! Potato Chip Meatloaf, Seafood Purloo, and Shrimp & Grits are choices on this cozy Southern food menu. Stop by for brunch on Saturday and Sunday for live entertainment and the best Fried Green Tomato BLT you've ever tried.


1A Regency Pkwy

Open for lunch and dinner, this counter-service BBQ joint is as authentic as you can get. The walls are covered with drawings and signatures, giving the place a fun and family-friendly vibe. Try out the ribs and brisket when you visit. If you're on your way out of town, they offer takeout for your convenience.

The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek & Harbour Town

104 William Hilton Parkway

Home to the largest saltwater aquarium on Hilton Head Island, The Crazy Crab seafood restaurant features delicious waterfront dining, fresh, local seafood, all with a full bar . Snack on gator bites, fish tacos, and scallops as your kids play on the playground or take part in the crab races during the summer.

Annie O's Kitchen

124 Arrow Rd

Hidden in a little strip mall, Annie O's Kitchen serves up some of the best fried chicken on the island. Other American classics include the shrimp & grits and tomato pie. The menu also features a "What are you craving?" section which allows you to pick your protein (fresh seafood, pork, beef) and decide how you would like it served.

Old Oyster Factory

101 Marshland Rd

Voted one of the "Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants" and "Top 50 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America," by OpenTable, the Old Oyster Factory is a waterfront Hilton Head restaurant that overlooks Broad Creek. Built on the site of an original oyster cannery, this fine dining restaurant is known for its oysters and seafood along with its fantastic waterfront view. They also have an extensive wine list for those wanting to pair their seafood with their favorite beverage.

The Skull Creek Boathouse

397 Squire Pope Rd

?This dockside eatery has everything from sushi and low country favorites to a beer garden in the summer months. The menu even features a make-your-own ceviche section, allowing guests to choose from 9 different fish and four preparation types. If you can't find something to eat here, there's a problem!

Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe

70 Pope Ave

Enjoy a piece of New Orleans in Hilton Head at Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe. Locally owned and family-run, Kenny B's features Creole and Cajun specialties like boudin balls, po boys, and blackened redfish. Don't forget to end your dinner with a steaming hot plate of beignets.

Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

This fine dining Italian establishment focuses on fresh local food, and Italian products. All pasta and desserts are made daily in-house. Unlike many other Italian restaurants, Michael Anthony's has an Italian market across the breezeway from the main joint. Visitors can dine at either, with the Market being more casual.

This post was originally published on February 26, 2020