If you’ve ever lived in or visited the Lowcountry, you know that delicious, soulful food is our bread and butter (but mainly butter!). Between acclaimed offerings in Bluffton, Savannah, and Hilton Head, our region is nothing short of a foodie’s paradise! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of the best restaurants on Hilton Head. Don’t forget to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more local recommendations!
5 of the Best Restaurants on Hilton Head
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
If you’re looking for a tried-and-true 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!
Java Burrito Company
Want a break from hush puppies and shrimp and grits? Head to Java Burrito Company! This Chipotle-style eatery is equal parts build-your-own burrito workshop, craft cocktail spot, and artisanal coffee shop. (Yes, you can get a latte here any time of day or night!) You’ll love the fresh, locally sourced ingredients and urban-chic atmosphere. It’s one of our favorite hidden gems on the Island!
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 the sushi or ceviche.
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine is one of the absolute best places on Hilton Head Island to take in the warm breeze and indulge in a refreshing cocktail. Whether you’re looking for a full sit-down meal or simply want to get drinks with the girls (or guys), you’ll want to include Poseidon on your itinerary. Sit at the rooftop bar, order a heaping plate of oysters (they have daily specials), and enjoy the sweeping marsh views!
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. Most nights, there’s even live music!
After a bountiful brunch and delicious dinner, come back to rest and digest at Old Town Bluffton Inn! We’re just a short drive away from all of the best Hilton Head restaurants. Old Town Bluffton Inn is the newest, most luxurious lodging experience in the Lowcountry! If you’d rather walk off some of that hearty Southern food before snuggling up in your soft bed, step out of your beautifully appointed room and into the Promenade. You’ll love Old Town Bluffton’s walkable array of shops, galleries, and other coastal charms. Simply select one of our uniquely decorated rooms, book it online, and get ready to experience some of the finest amenities! Looking for more Lowcountry dining options? You don’t even need a car to get to Bluffton’s best restaurants—they’re all within walking distance of the inn.