You chose Hilton Head Island as your yearly vacation destination for a reason. This twelve-mile long shoe-shaped island is rich in history and offers many things to do but with a small-town atmosphere. You will find exceptional shopping, fine dining, championship golf courses, pristine beaches, and many other outdoor activities for your enjoyment.
Here is just a small sampling of the many dining venues that Hilton Head and surrounding areas offer. Hilton Head restaurants are known for using fresh foods provided by local farmers and fishermen in the Lowcountry. Steak, seafood, sandwiches, and international cuisine can be found in casual and upscale dining establishments throughout the area. You will also find restaurants that offer great views of Hilton Head, both inside and outside.
Alexander’s Seafood Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a wide variety of seafood selections and over one hundred wines. Enjoy the view of the lagoon while dining in the enclosed outdoor dining area. Check out the vintage Harley Davidson collection while dining indoors.
A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant is located at Palmetto Bay Road in The Village Exchange Shopping Center. They serve Lowcountry seafood and cuisine and use South Carolina products whenever possible. Also offered are inside/outside seating, a full bar, and live entertainment.
Captain Woody’s is located on Target Road in Hilton Head and State of Mind Street in Bluffton. Enjoy a relaxing, informal atmosphere at your neighborhood bar & grill. Although they specialize in shrimp, clams, and oysters, they also serve a wide variety of non-seafood items. Be sure to check their website for special events and live music entertainment schedule.
Chart House Hilton Head is one of 28 locations across the United States. They offer indoor/outdoor seating, beautiful views, serve steak and seafood, have happy hour and live entertainment. It is located within minutes of the resort and a recommended restaurant.
CQ’s is located in a former artist studio and was the first building in Harbour Town. This historic, rustic restaurant offers American cuisine and uses the freshest available ingredients from the Lowcountry. The hostess will escort you to a dining area on one of the levels where you can choose your table.
Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill has two locations in the area. One location is on S. Forest Beach Road, and the other is in Bluffton by the theater. Both locations are open seven days a week, serving lunch & dinner and serving happy hour specials from 4-7 daily. You will also be able to enjoy live entertainment after dark. Be sure to check out the Chicago memorabilia, as well.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks offers extraordinary views and the freshest seafood straight from their docks. They feature a Sunday brunch, live entertainment, and a daily happy hour. Located within minutes of the resort and a recommended restaurant.
Java Joe’s is a unique coffee shop in Coligny Plaza, offering guests a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your choice of drink. The varied menu offers coffees, teas, smoothies, breakfast and lunch items, desserts, and more. At the same time, there is free to read a magazine, newspaper or book lying around or using the free wireless internet.
Nick’s Steak and Seafood is located on Park Lane within minutes of the resort. They serve lunch & dinner, have a kids menu, and a drinks menu. If you are a Steeler’s fan, you are sure to love the memorabilia throughout the restaurant.
Old Oyster Factory is located on Marshland Road overlooking Broad Creek and is open for dinner nightly. Enjoy panoramic views of the marshland while enjoying fresh seafood, steak, and dessert. This restaurant sits on the site of an original oyster cannery.
Quarterdeck is a waterfront restaurant located at the base of Harbour Town Lighthouse. This two-level restaurant offers great views of Calibogue Sound and the golf course. Sandwiches, steak, seafood, and desserts are on the menu for lunch and dinner. They also feature live entertainment nightly.
Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe is located on Arrow Road. The cafe features breakfast and a lunch menu, including french toast, sandwiches, salads, etc. Inside or outside dining is available. If you don’t have room for one of her delicious desserts while there, be sure to pick up some tasty treats to take home for later. Signe’s also prepares wedding cakes.
Skull Creek Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining and beautiful views. The restaurant specializes in seafood and sushi, but salad, pasta, steaks, and more are also available. Located within minutes of the resort and a recommended restaurant.
Hilton Head Island offers more than just beautiful scenery, great restaurants, and pristine beaches. The area boasts 20+ championship golf courses that draw many golf enthusiasts from all over the world. As a matter of fact, the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament has been held here every spring since 1969. Here is a list of just a few of the golf courses available for your enjoyment in the Hilton Head Island area.
Pete Dye designed Harbour Town Golf Links, and consulting on the project was Jack Nicklaus. It is also home to the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage golf tournament. When you get to the 18th hole, you will undoubtedly recognize the Harbour Town Lighthouse, which has been featured on golf telecasts. It has become a widely recognized landmark and symbol of Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head National Golf Club is across the bridge in Bluffton. This 300-acre golf course was designed by Hall of Famer Gary Player and design consultant Bobby Weed. This unique 18 hole golf course will test your skills and require you to use every club in your bag. While not on the island, it is called “The Best of the Best” by locals.
George Fazio Golf Course was named the 2014 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the SC Golf Course Owners Association. The front nine holes are on open, tree-lined fairways while the back nine are tighter. This is a great course for beginners and advanced players and is the only par-70 public course on the island.
Port Royal Golf Club is adjacent to Royal Dunes Resort. Choose from three different courses or play all three. George Cobb designed The Barony, Willard C. Byrd designed Planter’s Row, and Pete Dye redesigned Robber’s Row. The Barony course has rough, unforgiving bunkers protecting the greens, which will require accuracy in shots rather than length. Planter’s Row features water on 10 of the 18 holes on its tree-lined fairways and is challenging at all skill levels. Robber’s Row is a challenging course sitting on former Civil War grounds. Throughout the course that winds its way through magnolia and live oak trees are markers that describe the history.