Best Hilton Head, SC Restaurants

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    10. Two Eleven Park Wine Bar and Bistro

    Contemporary decor and a huge wine list attract patrons to this upscale bar. Folks who come for dinner are also in luck; the popular dinner menu offers crowd-pleasing pizzas, steak and seafood. Try the cornmeal...

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    9. Red Fish

    Contemporary black-and-white décor ensures that your focus is directed at the food here, and thanks to special sound absorbing paneling, Red Fish is a refreshingly quiet restaurant, where it's easy to enjoy a...

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    8. Sage Room

    Patrons sip wine, watch as owner-chef Matt Jordon works in the open kitchen, and eagerly await the arrival of his exquisite creations. You may also want to nibble on a spicy beef spring roll or snow pea martini....

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    7. CQ's

    Located in Harbour Town in an old rice barn that was once used as an artist's studio. Don't let the rustic facade fool you, this is fine dining at its best. Contemporary American cuisine with a French influence....

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    6. Antonio's

    This fine dining establishment serves authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. "The chefs are dedicated to both tradition and the integrity of the ingredients used in each dish," vow the owners. Extensive menu...

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    5. Alexander's

    Dine on a wide array of seafood delicacies while enjoying the picturesque view of a lagoon. Sit inside or outside on the enclosed patio. The owner's vintage Harleys are also on display here. A unique dining...

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    4. Aqua Grille and Lounge

    Outfitted in stone, stainless steel and white decor, this stunning two-story space allures patrons with its innovative cuisine and stylish cocktail bar. Large windows overlooking the beach and the sound of the indoor...

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    3. Old Fort Pub

    Situated beside the historic Fort Mitchell site, this charming restaurant overlooks Skull Creek. In the evening, patrons gather on the veranda to enjoy exquisite sunset views. Serving Low Country favorites since...

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    2. Sunset Grille

    Although the neighborhood's far from fancy, this waterside dining room offers amazing views of the sunset, as its name suggests. While enjoying the panorama, diners dig into spectacular New American dishes like the...

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    1. Michael Anthony's

    One of the island's best Italian restaurants, Michael Anthony's delivers excellent contemporary cuisine. Start off with pancetta-wrapped prawns with canneloni beans, wilted spinach and grilled Tuscan bread....

Local Expert Restaurant Recommendations

Local Expert Restaurant Recommendations

About Hilton Head, SC Restaurants

To capture the full Hilton Head experience, digging into local seafood and other Lowcountry favorites is a must. Folks love sitting by the water at Hudson's and nibbling on buckets of peel'n'eat shrimp. And if you ask any islander, dinner at Old Fort Pub is an enchanting experience unique to Hilton Head. From the elegant dining room, gaze at the sunset over Skull Creek and savor some of the region's finest cooking with your wine selection, chosen from over 100 labels. A handful of swanky establishments, like Aqua and Redfish, capitalize on the island's amazing seafood while delivering imaginative plates in contemporary atmospheres. Most of these fine dining spots feature a selection of choice steak, lamb or poultry to satisfy those who'd rather skip the catch of the day. For a different twist, try the artful Northern Italian cuisine at Michael Anthony's or the succulent New American creations at the Sage Room.

About Elizabeth Baxley

Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.

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