We often get the question, “What’s your favorite part about living in the Lowcountry?” Our answer: The many amazing restaurants, of course! Whether you’re just passing through or here to stay, you’ll never run out of delicious Southern food to sample. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite Hilton Head seafood restaurants so you don’t have to go searching! Hungry for more local insight? Check out our complimentary Vacation Guide to the Lowcountry for even more local suggestions. It will help you cut your trip-planning time in half!
4 of the Best Hilton Head Seafood Restaurants
The Old Oyster Factory
If you’re torn between a few different Hilton Head Restaurants, know that The Old Oyster Factory is a solid (and historic) choice! It has been one of the island’s top-rated fine dining experiences for 25 years. It has also earned a spot on OpenTable’s “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” list. If you’re wondering what to order, we recommend trying the “Oyster Savannah,” “Broad River Blades” on the half-shell, or the “Seafood Medley!” If you’re just along for the ride and seafood isn’t your thing, try a signature salad or steakhouse selection.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
If you’re looking for a time-tested local favorite, look no further than Hudson’s. This no-frills seafood restaurant is as genuine and unpretentious as they come, and it has been that way for decades. The indoor dining area is housed within a small 1912 factory. The space is still used in part for processing fish—a nod to its humble beginnings. We recommend grabbing a seat on the dockside patio and enjoying the sweeping coastal views. You’ll likely bump into some lifelong Hilton Head natives!
Skull Creek Boathouse
Wish you were sipping a drink on a beautiful tree-covered outdoor bar and digging into some mouthwatering seafood? You can do that at Skull Creek Boathouse, one of Hilton Head’s most popular restaurants! Be sure to snag a waterfront table and try something offbeat like sushi or ceviche.
A Lowcountry Backyard
One of the most unique Hilton Head dining experiences is A Lowcountry Backyard. At this acclaimed spot, you’ll feel like you’re at a close friend’s summer dinner party. The menu here is full-to-bursting with Southern comfort food staples like potato chip grouper, shrimp and grits, and fried green tomatoes. On most nights, there’s even live music!
Whether you have dinner on land or on the water (Hilton Head dinner cruise, anyone?), there’s a gorgeous, uniquely decorated room waiting for you back at Old Town Bluffton Inn! Treat your taste buds at one of these Hilton Head seafood restaurants, then settle into your plush bed and silky sheets for a peaceful slumber just minutes away from Hilton Head Island. Wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and head down to our lobby for complimentary pastries, teas, and other breakfast bites! Then, for lunch, simply stroll through the Promenade to discover an array of fabulous Bluffton restaurants. No matter how you choose to see the sights of the Lowcountry, reserving a room at Old Town Bluffton Inn is the first step toward achieving an unforgettable trip.