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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Hilton Head

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Hilton Head? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Alfred's Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2021)
$31 to $50
European
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
For an unforgettable evening on Hilton Head Island, head to Alfred's Restaurant for German and European cuisine by chef Heath Prosser and his team. Care has been taken to bring a wide wine selection from around the world-France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, California, and of course Germany to pair with the menu. Nothing is overlooked to ensure the globally-inspired dishes at Alfred's Restaurant go beyond expectations. Along with many entrées from the land & sea, we also offer German selections, including sauerbraten, jaegerschnitzel, roasted duckling and the popular German mix platter. With indoor dining as well as our new covered and heated outdoor courtyard, you are sure to find the right seat in the house. Reservations highly recommended. Due to increased no show and last minute cancellation activity, you may be asked to provide a credit card when making your reservation. Charges will only be processed for no shows and last minute cancellations that cannot be re booked.

Top review
TomBvip
Dined 7 days ago
Alfred’s is our favorite restaurant in Hilton Head. Las night we had escargot, which are delicious. The potato pancakes and mushroom soup were excellent. The panko encrusted pork chop is tender and juicy. Their fresh Halibut is superb. Try Alfred’s and you will return!
A photo of The Bluffton Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2025)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Bluffton
About the restaurant
At The Bluffton Room, we serve inspired American cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients in an intimate and vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Bluffton. Our well crafted cocktails, gracious service and tableside preparations evoke the feeling of a classic dinner party.

Please note that due to the size of our dining room and our tableside service, the restaurant is not suited to children under 13 years of age. Thank you for your understanding.

Top review
WanDonvip
Dined 2 days ago
Our first time at the Bluffton Room and it was outstanding. The food was excellent and well prepared. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated at Avery nice table. Tonya was our host and she is very knowledgeable and professional. We really appreciated the little extra attention and bonus she added to our dinner. We will be back soon. Thank you again.
A photo of Chez Georges Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1051)
$31 to $50
French
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Chez Georges is a gathering place for families, friends, and neighbors located on the South End of Hilton Head Island.

We serve traditional bistro staples, incorporating fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the Lowcountry.

Our spirits are high quality and hand picked and our wine list is carefully curated of French imports and French-style selections.

Reservations recommended. Indoor & outdoor dining available.

Top review
LouisM
Dined 3 days ago
The food is fantastic, and our server was tops. The wine list is outstanding, and george is willing to help you pick out a nice bottle
A photo of The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1346)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe, the sister restaurant to Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, features casual, trattoria-style dining for lunch and dinner plus an Italian specialty shop. Located just across the breezeway from Michael Anthony’s, we cater to almost all of your culinary desires.
Here we showcase a menu of lighter fare including sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza and smaller portions of our chefs’ acclaimed meat and seafood dishes. We also have Italian coffees and a full bar. "Hilton Head Monthly" readers have voted us their “Favorite New Restaurant” and “Favorite Lunch Place.”
Join us for Happy Hour (4:30pm-5:30pm), when we offer specially-priced cocktails, wine and perfectly-sized snack plates.
Or stop in and browse our carefully-curated specialty foods. They include cheeses, fresh meats, house-made pastas, olive oil, tomato products, heat-and-serve entrees and homemade desserts.
Please visit our website or call for dining reservations.

Top review
SharonZvip
Dined 7 days ago
This restaurant has it all. We love it and dine here at least weekly. We even purchased two ready to heat and eat meals from their freezer. Visit and ENJOY!
A photo of The Ribaut Social Club - Anchorage 1770 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (474)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Beaufort
About the restaurant
Ribaut Social Club is a restaurant and social space for Beaufort locals and visitors to mingle over cocktails and impeccable regional cuisine.
Our aim is to capture the incorrigible spirit and convivial atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club, established at the Anchorage in 1891. In its heyday, the Club hosted performances, grand parties, dances and even gambling—a raucous getaway from buttoned-up social strictures of the time. Today, guests can cocktails and dinner with unrivaled water views or a sophisticated brunch surrounded by 300 years of Beaufort history.

Top review
Valentinevip
Dined 6 days ago
Food and service were good. Please offer more seafood options.
A photo of River House - Montage Palmetto Bluff restaurant
4.8
4.8 (315)
$50 and over
American
Bluffton
About the restaurant
River House does have a dressy casual dress code consisting of no shorts, flip flops, baseball hats or tank tops in the dining room for the gentlemen. Comparable attire for the ladies. Children under 16 are exempt. We do offer complimentary pants to guests that may need them.
River House corkage policy is a maximum of 3 bottles per reservation without management consent at $35 per bottle.
River House has a 24-hour cancellation and No-Show Policy consisting of $25 per person plus a 18% SVC Charge.

In the South, there’s an intimate connection between the table and the land. Our fertile soil feeds corn and cattle. The palmettos provide cover for quail and game. And the ocean provides its bounty with the incoming tide. The River House is a culinary celebration of this relationship and our professed love for the land and waters of the Lowcountry.

Top review
LindseyKvip
Dined 6 days ago
River House is our go-to restaurant to celebrate any special occasion. The dining room and grounds are absolutely beautiful, the food is always perfectly prepared, and the service is flawless and so friendly. We especially love bringing out of town guests, and they always enjoy it as much as we do.
A photo of Charlie's Coastal Bistro (L'etoile Verte) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4925)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Focusing predominately on fresh local seafood with a French, Lowcountry flare, Charlie’s is the place for good food, good wine and unforgettable memories all enjoyed in a quaint French country atmosphere.

A Savannah native, Charlie Golson’s interest in the French language and culture took him to Paris. After a long stint in the fast paced hotel kitchens of Washington DC, he was ready to move back closer to home. It was at that time he was able to open up a one room French bistro. The restaurant has grown over the years, but the ‘Green Star’ remains steadfast in offering the finest ingredients the Low country has to offer with a menu that is hand written daily. Resort Casual.

Top review
Maggievip
Dined 6 days ago
Great food. This is a favorite of ours when visiting the island.
A photo of Pomodori - Hilton Head restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1608)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Due to the intimacy of our Restaurant and to guarantee your dining experience reservations are almost always required all year long.

Please be mindful when booking reservations. If you select "outdoor seating" you will be dining on our screened in patio. Requests for bar seating can only be made by calling the restaurant - not through reserving times on Open Table. For same day reservations please call the restaurant after 3:00 for the most up to date availability!

Our Food is Fresh, Our Wines are Old, Our Recipes are Timeless, Our Family is Yours.

Grazie,
Amanda

Top review
Sofiavip
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing Italian food! Amazing service! Totally coming back!
A photo of OMBRA Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5751)
$30 and under
Italian
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Top chef Michael Cirafesi, voted Best Chef Hilton Head Island seven years in a row, brings to Hilton Head Island and the low country region one of the area’s most acclaimed Italian restaurant and bar, OMBRA Cucina Italiana, located in the beautiful Village at Wexford on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Come and enjoy innovative Italian cuisine along with an extensive wine list including Italian Benchmark wines. Stop by to relax at our bar and lounge with a spectacular selection of Italian specialty cocktails, apertifs, and digestivos. Our pasta entrees can be made with gluten free pasta upon request to accommodate customers with allergies. We also have vegan/vegetarian options upon request.
Top review
MarettCvip
Dined 5 days ago
Simply perfection! Love to fine there! Always put it on our dining plans when visiting HHI!
A photo of Crane's Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2782)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Hilton Head Island
About the restaurant
Hilton Head Island's destination for beef & seafood lovers, Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse serves only the finest USDA Prime Grade Beef & fresh local seafood. An old English bar & heart of pine floors create the setting with warm, inviting service & an award-winning wine list.
The restaurant represents 4 generations & over 100 years of restaurateurs in the Crane family dating back to 1908, when an Irish immigrant, Frank Crane founded Crane's Tavern in Philadelphia. After prohibition Frank's son, Francis & his brothers opened the famed establishment at 333 Queen Lane, where his son, Hank worked until 1969. That year Hank ventured out on his own & opened a Crane's Tavern in Ambler, PA. & then purchased the Surf City Hotel on Long Beach Island, NJ creating yet another establishment with the Crane namesake. In 1999 he & his daughter, Beth Anne opened Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island, SC where it has become a local favorite

Top review
JustinP
Dined 5 days ago
I have been to Crane’s several times and make it a point to have dinner each time I visit Hilton Head. Each time, it’s fantastic. The service is superb. This visit, my server, Charlie, albeit very busy with other tables, made each interaction personal and makes you feel as if you’re only table he has. The food is always on point. I changed up and got the crab cake for an appetizer. The absolute best crab cake I’ve ever had. Followed by a ribeye. Usually, a steak may need help (sauce) to make it good. The ribeye was cooked to perfection and needed nothing. It was delicious. Eating here will not certainly not disappointment!
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