Check out a few of Hilton Head Island's most noted restaurants and eateries. With everything from barbecue joints and smokehouses to cafes and grills, Hilton Head's must eats encompass all of the culinary traditions that the island has to offer.
Old Oyster Factory
What it's known for: Located along Broad Creek, this waterfront restaurant is a staple of Hilton Head's culinary scene. They are best known for their fresh seafood and of course, their oysters.
What it's known for: Established in 1983, Truffles is famous for their worldly food, locally sourced ingredients and classic Southern atmosphere. Enjoy everything on their menu from Jumbo Lump Crab Cake to Gourmet Chicken Pot Pie.
Style: Southern, homemade, lunch, dinner
Address: 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island
What it's known for: The kitchen is located in the center of this fine dining restaurant, which offers guests the experience of watching the chef's culinary skills up close at the chef's table. Choose from a variety of delicious menu items prepared by some of Hilton Head's best.
Style: Fine dining, dinner
Address: 81 Pope Ave. No. 13, Hilton Head Island
What it's known for: Enjoy some of the best shrimp and grits in all of South Carolina at Lowcountry Backyard. They also specialize in local seafood as well as locally produced South Carolina tea and honey.
Address: 32 Palmetto Bay Road No. 4A, Hilton Head Island
Sante Fe Café
What it's known for: Everything from chimichangas to rib eyes can be enjoyed from Sante Fe Café's open-air, climate controlled Rooftop Cantina. Listen to live music as you enjoy a meal beneath the stars.
Style: Southwestern, lunch, dinner
Address: 807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island
What it's known for: Barbecue is taken to a whole new level at Bullies BBQ, where you can choose your sauce and should always try the ribs. Their pork is prepared by chef Bob Sutton and smoked to perfection.
What it's known for: Partake in the breakfast of champions at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café. From crab cake Benedict to biscuits and gravy, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this breakfast joint. Or try one of the delicious sandwiches from their lunch menu.
What it's known for: Baby-back ribs, barbecue, steaks, chicken and wings are just a few of the mouthwatering dishes that make up One Hot Mama's menu. Bring the kids and watch the game on one of the many TVs while you enjoy a delicious meal prepared by chef/owner Orchid Paulmeier, a South Carolina Chef Ambassador and Food Network star.
Style: Southern, casual, lunch, dinner
Address: 7D Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island
Skull Creek Boathouse
What it's known for: Whether you decide to dine inside or outside at Skull Creek Boathouse, you're guaranteed an exquisite view and a fantastic experience. The Lowcountry inspired cuisine is what put them on the foodie map and is why patrons continue to come back for more.
What it's known for: The Salty Dog Café is a staple when it comes to Hilton Head's food scene. From fresh seafood to entertainment for the kids to captivating waterfront views, the Salty Dog Café gives patrons an authentic and exciting dining experience.
Address: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island
Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
What it's known for: With freshly made dough each day, sauce made from fresh tomatoes and only the highest quality cheeses used on top of their pizzas, Giuseppi's has truly mastered the art of the classic Italian dish.
What it's known for: Dine at Hilton Head Island's oldest marina when you eat at Black Marlin Bayside Grill. With fresh-caught seafood on the menu, the outdoor Hurricane Bar just steps away and a fantastic view to enjoy during your meal, what could be better?