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Best American Restaurants in Hilton Head Island


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A photo of Red Fish - Hilton Head restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 42 times today
Red Fish in Hilton Head has quickly established a stellar reputation for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Praise from patrons often highlights dishes such as the Chilean Sea Bass and pan-seared scallops, with reviewers describing them as "some of the best seafood" they've had on the island. The restaurant's menu also incorporates traditional southern favorites like shrimp and grits, which further accentuates their focus on seafood. Most reviewers also emphasize the restaurant's excellent service, extensive wine list, and relaxing atmosphere. With consistent high-quality food and service, Red Fish Hilton Head is a must-visit for seafood lovers.
A photo of Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 43 times today
Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) is revered for its extraordinary seafood cuisine. Located in the heart of Hilton Head, this bistro consistently serves top-notch seafood dishes, with multiple reviews testifying to the quality of its Atlantic Cod, Swordfish, Tuna, Redfish, and the local Flounder. With a reference to Charlie’s as “My favorite restaurant in the Low Country-consistently good year after year." and another stating, "Nobody does seafood better," it's clear why this establishment has stood the test of time. Excellent service, a delightful ambiance, and a unique menu that changes nightly complete the dining experience here. It's no wonder Charlie’s is deemed "one of the best restaurants" by patrons.
A photo of Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 21 times today
Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood on Hilton Head Island has established itself as a premier destination for steakhouse cuisine. Patrons praise the restaurant for its excellent service, sophisticated ambiance, and particularly for the quality and preparation of its steaks, with one calling it "the best steakhouse on the island." The great reviews extend beyond the food, highlighting the venue's old-world, cozy atmosphere, reminiscent of an old-fashioned steakhouse. The reviewers invariably express their intent to return. Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood also distinguishes itself with a good selection of seafood and fine wines, appealing to a wide range of palate preferences. Whether it's for special occasions or weekly dining, Crane’s is the go-to choice for many.
A photo of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 35 times today
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar has garnered rave reviews for its outstanding Contemporary American cuisine. Located on Hilton Head, its reputation for superb service and unique, creative cuisine pulls in diners, even from afar. Patrons commend the Lobster Tail & Scallops, Short Ribs, Pork Porterhouse, Grilled Flounder, Bouillabaisse, and the southern twist on classic dishes. The restaurant's ability to serve food quickly, without compromising quality despite being full, is highly appreciated. Furthermore, the restaurant's ambiance, with its low-light, romantic atmosphere, coupled with excellent live music, makes it a top pick for couples on date nights. The restaurant's resilience, standing strong even amidst the pandemic, shows its commitment to providing high-quality Southern American food.
A photo of Lulu Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 10 times today
Lulu Kitchen is highly praised for its unique and exceptional Contemporary American cuisine. The menu is carefully curated to include a wide array of dishes, consistently impressing patrons with its creative and delicious seafood options like lobster salad, lobster mac & cheese, and bouillabaisse. Visitors laud the restaurant's creative takes on classic American staples like short rib grilled cheese and shrimp and grits. Extraordinary desserts, quality wines, and outstanding service only enhance the dining experience. Whether it is for a memorable vacation meal or for locals seeking a “go-to” location, Lulu Kitchen is a preferred choice. Despite the restaurant's unassuming location, the ambiance is inviting, making every visit an exceptional dining experience.
A photo of Jane Bistro & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 33 times today
Jane Bistro & Bar on Hilton Head Island promises an excellent dining experience of American cuisine. The restaurant consistently impresses with its relaxed, upscale environment and diverse menu. Reviewers laud the consistency and value, as well as the freshness and deliciousness of dishes. A firm favorite among patrons is the fried green tomato appetizer, alongside varied, beautifully-plated entrees such as fish and chips, Thai shrimp salad, and the highly-praised "double smashburger". Jane Bistro's outdoor seating option further enhances the pleasant atmosphere. With exceptional service, wonderful ambiance, and a finely-curated menu, this eatery is a recommended spot for enjoying the best of American cooking.
A photo of Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 42 times today
Located in Hilton Head, Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar has consistently impressed patrons with its excellent seafood cuisine, boasting dishes like the praised shrimp and grits, and pan-seared scallops described as being "like butter". Other seafood delights include the chilled Seafood Rowboat and the fresh Seafood special with risotto. Reviewers consistently mention the freshness and careful preparation of the seafood, making it a standout feature of Alexander's. However, their excellence isn't only limited to the food, as the restaurant also receives commendations for its service, atmosphere, and its ability to cater to dietary needs, making it an all-around top-notch dining experience.
A photo of Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge - Hilton Head Island restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 72 times today
A walk through the doors into the fabulous Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge takes you back to the carefree style of the early 1960s and t's restaurants in the big cities across America. Frankie Bones serves coveted American-Italian cuisine seven days a week and is located next to WiseGuys on Main Street on Hilton Head Island and off Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton. Lunch at Frankie Bones is about signature sandwiches, homemade soups, fresh seafood, crisp flatbreads, entrée salads, and premium pasta dishes. Always fresh and always fabulous! Served from 11 AM until 4 PM, Monday through Saturday, Frankie Bones is the perfect atmosphere for a business or family lunch.
A photo of CQ's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 24 times today
Located within the picturesque Sea Pines near the lighthouse on Hilton Head Island is the charming CQ’s restaurant, renowned for its Contemporary American cuisine. The establishment has received high praise for its diverse menu that delivers mouth-watering dishes cooked to perfection, including dishes such as filet mignon with a side of potato pancake and the seasonal blueberry cobbler dessert. The restaurant's attentive staff and excellent service further enhance the elegant yet comfortable dining experience. Reviewers have showered accolades on its quaint atmosphere and the quality of food served, with one stating, "It is worth the spend and time." Whether you're a local or a visitor, CQ's is a must-visit destination for a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Chophouse 119 restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Hilton Head Island
Booked 23 times today
Chophouse 119 is renowned for its exceptional Steakhouse cuisine. Customers highlight its high-quality food and service, with many considering it the best steakhouse experience they've had. The restaurant is praised for its steaks that are "cooked perfectly", "excellent", and perhaps the "best steak I have ever had". The attention to detail is evident, from the food preparation, which one customer described as exquisite, to the attentive and outstanding service provided by the staff. The ambiance is also highly appreciated, with one customer comparing it to a New York City jazz club. The restaurant offers something for everyone, even those who prefer something other than steak. Its positive reviews, variety on offer, and charming atmosphere has earned Chophouse 119 a reputation as the top steakhouse in their area. 
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