Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Hilton Head dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Hilton Head Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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 dusted catfish with spicy corn...  Read More

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 relaxed conversation. The menu...  Read More

Forest Beach


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. Internationally influenced meat...  Read More



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. Choose from fresh seafood, veal,...  Read More



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 features antipasto, soups,...  Read More

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 waterfall add to the...  Read More

Hilton Head Plantation
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 1973, the kitchen staff dubs its...  Read More

North Hilton Head


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 white cheddar burger or Cajun...  Read More



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. Irresistible mains range from potato...  Read More