Where to Eat & Drink on Hilton Head island

My little Hilton Head Island address book.

There are plenty of reasons to love Hilton Head Island. From its miles of beautiful beaches to its collection of Lowcountry restaurants and activities – Hilton Head is one of the South’s best vacation destinations.

My adopted home-town for the last seven years, I adore living on the Island! I finally feel like I’ve built a life I don’t need a vacation from.

Ready to explore HHI? Today I am sharing with you ten addresses where locals love to eat and drink so that you can fall in love with island life – one bite at a time.


 Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Reason to visit: Dine on the dock atmosphere; Fresh oysters; She Crab soup; Hush puppies; Fresh dock-to-table seafood; Port Royal Sound views.

Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Reason to visit: Voted best all-around restaurant; indoor & outdoor dining options; seafood menu; sushi menu; fun outdoor Marker 13 Buoy Bar; appeared on Food Network’s Beach Eats.

Southern Fare

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, 841 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Reason to visit: Southern fried chicken; Creative seasonal menu; Speakeasy cocktails on draft.

Burgers & Sandwiches

Fishcamp on Broad Creek, 11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Reason to visit: Oyster Po’ Boy; Camp Burger; Sunday Brunch Menu; Lowcountry outdoor bar on the water. 

Charbar Co., 33 Office Park Rd, Park Plaza, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Reason to visit: Build-your-own burgers; Specialty burgers menu; Chicken BLT; Voted Top 20 Burgers in the World 2014 & 2017.


Gusto Ristorante, 890 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Reason to visit: Authentic Italian cuisine; Roman Executive chef and co-owner – Giancarlo Balestra; Fresh Burrata; Spaghetti alla Carbonara.


Java Burrito, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite J6, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Reasons to visit: Convenient location; Burrito Bar; Coffee Bar; Creative Breakfast Options; Vegan & Gluten-Free Friendly.


Truffles Cafe, 71 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Reason to visit: Parmesan Glazed Catch; Baby Back Ribs; Blonde.


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