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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite place to eat. Lots of activities to pass time while waiting. Great sunset views and great food. Waits are very long during busy season. Go early, they also have a discounted menu early. Check restaurant for times for this. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Hudson's has the best fresh seafood on Hilton Head Island. Fabulous Sunset Deck Bar. Great service & prices. Can handle larger family groups - kid friendly!”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete without a trip to the Salty Dog Cafe!Enjoy waterfront dining inside at Captain John's Galley where you can order from a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches, or enjoy a drink and lighter fare outside on the deck or at the outdoor bar. In season, the night echoes with the tropical sounds of live entertainment. For something different, you'll want to venture around the dock to The Wreck of the Salty Dog. Casual and fun in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe with the same great menu. Nightly Chef's specials add a uniqueness that separates it from The Salty Dog Cafe and can only be found here. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks and sandwiches in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the island.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Acclaimed one of the top “100 Great Jazz Rooms” in the world by DOWNBEAT Magazine, The Jazz Corner celebrates 19 years of presenting spectacular entertainment paired with gourmet cuisine this year. The 99-seat Jazz Corner has become a Lowcountry landmark. The intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by innovative southern flavors menu and personal, attentive service.”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“From delicious baby-back ribs, mouth-watering brisket, authentic pit-to-plate BBQ, hand-cut steaks, char-grilled chicken, the world’s best wings, salads and more, it doesn’t get better than One Hot Mama’s! Best barbecue on the island. Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Orchid Paulmeier is the star of One Hot Mama’s in more ways than one. Not only is her award-winning barbecue the star of the menu, but Orchid herself has a claim to fame. As a Food Network Star, Orchid brings her expertise in Southern BBQ straight to your table. Mama Orchid continues to remain a favorite among the foodie community!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers the island's best selection of fresh seafood, delicious hand-cut steaks and is home to the Hurricane Bar. Dine inside or out on the expansive covered patio. Don’t miss the Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with brunch favorites including benedicts, omelets and our Create-Your- Own-Bloody- Mary bar with spicy asparagus, snap peas, pickled okra, stuffed olives and a variety of hot sauces.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A genuine island institution, Reilley’s has been serving up steaks, seafood, pasta & sandwiches for more than 35 years. Reilley’s serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, and Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bar open late night. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“COFFEE, brunch, tea, drinks, sandwiches, salads. Super cool spot for grabbing something to go or sitting (inside or out) and enjoying. In the heart of Old Town. A local FAVORITE. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good restaurant for the family and couples, incredible view of the low country saltwater marshland. Superb atmosphere.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for casual dining and drinks with enclosed patio seating and deck seating upstairs with bar menu.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Another great restaurant with great views and plenty of entertainment while you wait for a table. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for casual dining and drinks with outside seating and live music daily. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The Frosty Frog Cafe offers terrific Hilton Head pizza, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and the best daiquiris in the area! The next time you’re searching for a Hilton Head restaurant, stop by The Frosty Frog Cafe located just minutes away from the villa! The atmosphere is perfect with a firepit, plenty of seating outside and ocean sounds coming through the speakers.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Red Fish specializes in cuisine where an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh local fruit and vegetables are combined with Lowcountry specialties. Committed to serving guests the freshest ingredients possible, Red Fish uses homegrown produce from their own Bear Island Farms. The restaurant has an extensive wine list that has won Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence". Diners may also browse the on-site retail wine shop, which boasts more than 1,000 bottles to choose from. Voted Best Wine Selection, Favorite Restaurant for Lunch, Best Burger, and Favorite Caterer by the readers of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome place, if going in the evening we recommend reservations. Great place for lunch and the happy hour is the best, get the nachos.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Grab a seat at the outside deck, inside, or belly up to the bar and enjoy a casual meal. Woody's offers a full lunch and dinner menu day and evening, happy hour daily, live music seasonally, and an exceptional brunch on Sundays. Love fresh oysters or fried clams? Woody's has the best fried clams on the eastern seaboard.”
  • 7 locals recommend