The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/Carolina-Cafe
  • Phone: (843) 681-4000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30 – 11:30 am, Dinner: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
    Barony Bar 5:00 - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
The Carolina Café is a casual, family-friendly venue offering fantastic seasonal offerings and unique Lowcountry cuisine. Our inspiring menu reflects new Chef Ed Connors’ daily creations made with the freshest local and sustainable ingredients, and also features the signature Westin brand SuperFoodsRX ™. Enjoy unwinding for Happy Hour at the new Barony Bar located inside Carolina Café.
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The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • nice breakfast menu
    miloVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Scenic view at resort. Nice breakfast choices. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food at a Resort
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was fresh and fantastic, though it does come at resort prices since this is a resort! The service was exceptional with all staff members extremely friendly and attentative. The menu is somewhat limited though it does cover all bases. The seafood pasta was delicious though a little heavy, as was the She-crab soup. The ahi tuna sandwich was very fresh and tasty. Will come again due to the fine food and convenience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lacking in flavor
    CjonesVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I really could not find anything to praise here. The pricing is far too high for flavorless food. Salads started at $18 and the tomatoes were lacking taste. We had to send part of our dinner back because it was cold. I eat out all over the country and rarely pan a restaurant. This is one I would suggest you skip.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh...
    DinerJVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was tasty but the ambience was all wrong. Lower the lighting and make it less like a hotel cafeteria and u might have something. Otherwise I could have been in any hotel in any town. Not really the feel we were going for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An absolute on an island visit
    Kayaker
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Carolina Cafe has always been a must on each of our twice yearly visits to Hilton Head. They have never disappointed. The service has always been great and the She Crab soup is to die for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 12 reviews are from the The Carolina Cafe - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa reviews archive.
  • Beautiful Place
    Sjprice68
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is the main Westin Resort Restaurant located in Hilton Head. It has a great vibe and noise level was low, which we liked. Food was awesome and service was superb. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freddie was SUPER in setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Freddie was SUPER in setting up our dining experience. Leroy was GREAT in serving us. Freddie went out of his way to provide us a nice table and made us feel right at home. Would tell anyone that this is a great place to stay, play and dine. Craig
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you are staying at the Westin...
    ChitownDoc
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    After a long day of travel, my family decided that we would rather stay at our hotel, rather than explore Hilton Head. The host greeted us warmly and gladly accommodated our seating request. Despite sitting by the window, not much could be seen of the shoreline at that time of day. I started with the she crab soup, which was very good. I then tried the blackened grouper sandwich, which was a tad greasy. My wife had the Cobb salad, which came with cucumbers, despite her request that they be left off, and the avocado had started to turn brown. The best dish was the roasted chicken served with rice, and my son devoured every last morsel of it. So, in the end, this is a fine choice if you are near the Westin, and do not want to stray far.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as "Advertised"
    JW16VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I read reviews of this restaurant that suggested it was very good. My husband, daughter and I were very disappointed in the food. However, our 6-year old granddaughter loved the chicken fingers and fries from the children's menu. My daughter and I had the "chef's inspiration" which sounded very good "red snapper with sauteed scallops and a variety of fresh vegetables". We were convinced the fish was NOT red snapper -- too oily and thick to be be red snapper and overcooked. My husband had what was described as the best thing on the menu -- red trout. He said it was only "so-so". We chose this restaurant mainly because it is adjacent to the resort where we are staying. The convenience was not worth the meal and it was expensive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was surpringly good...
    JerseygirlfromCHVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    But, it was still just a hotel restaurant. No views, no outside dining. Our waiter was very good. And the food was fine, better than I expected, but the place lacked energy, ambience. You can do better on the island.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service is great, food is decent
    MsDorisC
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    The breakfast buffet is like any other offered at comparable hotels, but the service and outdoor seating overlooking the ocean is terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table Menu a Delight
    DinerEatersVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The new weekend "Farm and Sea to Table" menu is fantastic! We have been disappointed over the years with the restaurant but this menu is fresh, local, sophisticated and delicious - especially the courses leading up to dessert. The new space is comfortable and date night worthy. Hands down our best formal dinner ever in Hilton Head. Locals - make the trip. It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful buffet breakfast.
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    Had a wonderful buffet breakfast. The staff were very friendly and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unlimited Crab Legs!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Food was great. The seafood extravaganza buffet was perfect. They didn't have as much of a selection as I had hoped but the things they did have were pretty tasty. If you like unlimited crab legs, it is worth the money.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The seafood buffet on Friday
    FriNightAppetite
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    The seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday is very well done. Broad selection of great seafood, desserts, and salads!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been going to the seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Have been going to the seafood buffet for several years, and have sent numerous others there as well. This last time even with reservations, we had to wait over a half hour to be seated. In the past service as been excellent, but this time it was terrible. Plates and crab shells were allowed to stack up on our table before being cleared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome awesome awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    new and improved seafood buffet is incredible......got to give it a try...you will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet