Hilton Head Restaurants

Whether you're a long-time resident or just visiting for a weekend, finding the best Hilton Head restaurants is an absolute must! The flavors of the Lowcountry and beyond are prepared with care and expertise on our beloved island.

Because there are endless choices for every meal of the day, we've gathered our top three must-try restaurants on Hilton Head Island.

Reader beware, you're about to become very hungry! Join us on a tour of Hilton Head restaurants we know you are sure to love.

Hudson's On The Docks

No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete with sun, sand and the enjoyment of one of the delicious Hilton head waterfront restaurants our island boasts. While there are so many we truly love, our top pick is the iconic Hudson's on the Docks.

Why do we love them so much? The reasons abound. Let's start with the fresh and flavorful seafood coming directly from the waters surrounding our island. The fact that they own their own oyster farm and are, "often harvested, shucked, and eaten in the same day" makes them absolutely the freshest oysters anywhere in the world according to their website.

We're also big fans of the deep history of Hudson's and their commitment to giving back to Mother Earth. They are also the producers of our annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival! You can be sure a trip to Hudson's is a seafood lover's dream.


Address: Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29926

Phone: 843-681-2772

Local Pie Hilton Head

Tell us, are you a fan of a piping-hot pie? Northern pizza enthusiasts may find it hard to believe, but some of the best slices we've ever tasted come from this Hilton Head restaurant!

Local Pie is exactly what it sounds like – a locally owned and locally sourced pizza restaurant on Hilton Head and with a second location in Bluffton. They bring in their ingredients from farms right here and prepare their dough and sauce fresh every day.

In addition to their pizzas, they serve a variety of appetizers and light dishes. Our favorite is the meatball. This isn't your mama's meatball! Also made with meat from local farms, this succulent sphere is large enough to share among the table and will have your mouths watering from start to finish.


Address: 55 New Orleans Rd #106, Hilton Head Island, SC

Phone: (843) 842-7437

P.S. They even offer delivery from 5-9 PM.


Java Burrito Company

We were just thinking about a coffee-shop-plus-Mexican-restaurant concept, but darn if Java Burrito Co. didn't beat us to this unconventional yet perfect idea!

Part cup of joe, part burrito, this is one of Hilton Head's best restaurants thanks to its quirky concept and absolute commitment to quality. Whether you're craving a caffeinated pick-me-up or a large, authentic Mexican dish (or both) Java Burrito Co. delivers the goods.

We recommend their namesake – their burritos are overstuffed and slathered in all the right flavors to transport you from our island paradise to Mexico!


Address: Village at Wexford, Suite J6

1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Phone: 843-842-5282


Explore the variety of our vibrant culinary scene at these three Hilton Head Island restaurants:

  • Hudson's on the Docks
  • Local Pie Hilton Head
  • Java Burrito Company

Who else should we add to this list of top Hilton Head restaurants?

Share your recommendations and reviews with us in the comments below!

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