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Best Seafood Restaurants in South Carolina


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A photo of ELA'S On the Water restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 22 times today
ELA'S On the Water nestled in Hilton Head, lives up to its reputation for offering an exquisite seafood cuisine. The restaurant is highly praised by guests, who commend it for the fabulous waterfront view, the attentive and knowledgeable staff, as well as its unique and excellent seafood dishes. Lobster, filet mignon, seafood scampi, salmon with lump crab meat, and pan-seared grouper are among the gastronomic delights that have earned ELA'S rave reviews. It's evident that the restaurant delivers in terms of food, ambiance, and service, making it a favorite seafood spot on the island. ELA's has garnered a steady stream of loyal patrons, all of who recommend it as an outstanding dining experience.
A photo of Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 52 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 Chophouse 119 restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 7 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. 
A photo of Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 14 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 Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 6 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 Red Fish - Hilton Head restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 16 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 The Pearl restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Bluffton
Booked 32 times today
The Pearl, located in the charming region of Bluffton, is frequently lauded for offering some of the best Seafood cuisine in the area. Customers consistently praise the consistently outstanding service, remarking particularly on the knowledge and attentiveness of the staff. The seafood is invariably described as "fresh" and "excellent", with a menu deemed to be "outstanding" and "varied". Particular seafood favorites mentioned in reviews include the pan-seared scallops, the North Carolina trout special, and a seafood pasta dish. The Pearl evidently meets high standards of quality, creating an atmosphere and menu that reflects the best the region has to offer.
A photo of Rockfish Seafood and Steaks at Bomboras restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 1 time today
Rockfish Seafood and Steaks at Bomboras has genuinely made a name for itself in the seafood cuisine industry. Numerous patrons have sung praises for their large and diverse menu. Particularly celebrated are the seafood pasta, fried grouper and shrimp, Amandine Mahi Mahi, and not to mention the hearty Seafood Risotto and Seafood Casserole. One delighted diner commended the oysters of the day, asserting that they were "very tasty". The reviews reveal consensus on the high-quality service, the remarkable cleanliness, and the comfortable atmosphere provided. The restaurant seems to cater to diners' comfort, offering fine dining without necessitating formal attire. The food is described as "excellent" and "fresh", with dishes arriving hot and clearly freshly prepared. Judging by the rave reviews, Rockfish Seafood and Steaks at Bomboras has secured a spot in the hearts of seafood lovers.
A photo of Bowdies Chophouse - Hilton Head restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 18 times today
Bowdies Chophouse in Hilton Head is undoubtedly a must-visit restaurant for steak lovers. The restaurant, amid rave reviews, has been hailed as a hidden treasure and the best steakhouse on Hilton Head Island. Patrons commend the eatery for its friendly and efficient service, the warm ambiance, and its generous portions. The steaks, particularly the porterhouse, filet mignon, Kansas City cut, and Tomahawk, received praise for their succulent flavor and perfect seasoning. Notable side dishes include a delectable potato dish, creamed corn, and outstanding scallop appetizer. The dining experience is further elevated by the restaurant's extensive selection of higher-end wines, tequilas, and hard liquors.
A photo of Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Hilton Head Island
Booked 10 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.
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