Hilton Head and the Low Country Restaurants
- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
Hilton Head and the Low Country Restaurant Reviews
The number of fine-dining restaurants on Hilton Head Island is extraordinary, given the size of the island. Because of the proximity to the Atlantic and small farms on the mainland, most locally owned restaurants are still heavily influenced by the catch of the day and seasonal field harvests. Most of the fine-dining restaurants open at 11 and don't close until 9 or 10, but some take a break between 2 and 4. Most of the more expensive restaurants have an early dining menu, and this is a popular time to dine. During the height of the summer season, reservations are a good idea, though in the off-season you may need them only on weekends. There are plenty of great delis where you can pick up lunch, several locally owned breakfast joints, and plenty of sports bars. There are also numerous national chain and fast-food restaurants, including Panera Bread, Olive Garden, IHOP, Applebee's, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonald's, and Subway. Smoking is prohibited in restaurants and bars in Bluffton, Beaufort, and on Hilton Head Island. Beaufort's restaurant scene has certainly evolved, with more trendy restaurants serving contemporary cuisine moving into the immediate downtown area.
Browse Hilton Head and the Low Country Restaurants
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's