5 Undeniably Delightful and Trendy Hilton Head Island Restaurants to Visit

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is a popular destination spot for travelers from around the world.  It has beautiful beaches, exceptional golf courses, lovely resorts, and of course, excellent restaurants. When you visit this low country locale, you certainly want to dine at the finest eateries featuring the most flavorful, delectable cuisine. These unique and distinctive restaurants fit the bill as they keep visitors coming back for more.   

Nectar Farm Kitchen, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Nectar Farm Kitchen devil eggs

This intriguing restaurant is simply amazing. Locally sourced ingredients from farms, fields, and forests are always on the menu. The tantalizing, artfully handcrafted dishes are a true delight. Savor the deviled eggs shaped in squares and Sweet Potato Pancakes with peach butter, candied pecans, and warm Vermont maple syrup.  The Duck Hash, Mother Earth, and Lowcountry Fried Bird are ideal selections as well. 

Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Steak, seafood, and pasta feature prominently on the menu. The hand-shaken martinis and award-winning selection of wines are quite popular at this eatery with a 1960’s vibe.  Cuisine on the American-Italian menu includes Cannelloni, Prince Edward Island mussels, Seafood Spaghettini, Pasta Trifecta, and The Paisano.

Poseidon Restaurant in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Centrally sited mid-island amidst the bustling district of dining, shopping, and entertainment, this trendy restaurant specializes in seafood and steaks and boasts a Raw Bar. The tasty coastal cuisine includes Northeastern or Virginia oysters on the half shell, sushi, shellfish platters, Grand Shellfish Tower, and Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna.  Try the Charcoal Grilled Butcher’s Cut, Ribeye, or Filet Mignon. Sterling Silver Steaks are hand-cut, brushed with olive oil, and seasoned with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.   

Skullcreek Boathouse Restaurant at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This remarkable waterfront restaurant offers lakefront dining with great views. Delight in the ceviche, sushi rolls, tuna dishes, chilled bowls, Seafood Sunomono, Nigiri, and  Sashimi. Impressive dishes include Salt & Vinegar Crab Cake, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Extravaganza, and Royal Seafood Sampler.  The Dive Bar is a special treat. 

Wiseguys Restaurant at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Featuring an award-winning wine list of more than 200 bottles, this urban contemporary lounge is the place to be amongst the locals and visitors alike.  Distinctive dishes include Crab Filet, Anson Mills Farro Bowl, 18-Hour Braised Bacon Steak, and Roasted Whole Flounder Meuniere. Ask about signature house rubs and sauces as well.


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