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The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's, Hilton Head, SC

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

4.9
4.9
581 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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-6:00pm), 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.

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Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 785-6272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Overacre

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What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Best Food

  • South Carolina

    Best Service

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    Italian

  • Hilton Head

    Best Overall

  • Hilton Head

    Best Food

  • Hilton Head

    Best Service

  • Hilton Head

    Best Ambiance

  • Hilton Head

    Best Value

  • Hilton Head

    Great for Lunch

  • Hilton Head

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. RL

    RandyandLauren

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    In a time where the service industry is struggling, Michael Anthonys was a pure stand out. Amazing staff and such a cute atmosphere. I only wish they offered bread for the table.

  2. LD

    LadyDi

    Charleston

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the atmosphere and food. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We have always had good experiences at this place.

  3. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service, especially from Jack our server. All members of the staff were welcoming and friendly Great restaurant!

  4. A

    Allabouthefood

    Salt Lake City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good. Pizza , pasta Fish and the bread So good don’t miss this place

  5. DM

    DickM

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So far above our expectations that we were "dazzled" Wine was excellent, the lettuce wedge was absolutely exceptional. Fun place to go and you will be pleased. Make a reservation.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We come to HHI once a year for a week and eat out for dinner every night. Hands down the best food we've had this year or last year. Had appetizers, the fish special, the steak special, pizza of the day, raviolis, and 4 various desserts for everyone.

  7. HM

    HalM

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  8. KS

    KathyS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone enjoyed their food. The branzino fish of the day entree was superb! Followed up with a chocolate martini for dessert. Delicious. Service was great as well. Michael was very efficient and sweet. Great evening.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly. Tagliatelle Bolognese was a generous helping for small plate. Delicious. My wife has a caprese sandwich with pasta salad. Fresh ingredients and great taste. Will definitely be back.

  10. C

    Connie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Chef and servers. Friendly, attentive and the food is outrageously delicious.

  11. M

    Margoritahville

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate at the bar and it was delightful. Staff and service were spot on, food was sooo good. A perfect way to enjoy outstanding Italian food at a very reasonable price. Buon Appetito!

  12. FS

    FredSmith

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The café appears to be a sub brand for Michael Anthony’s and it does the job well. It appears that the menu does not have all of the exquisite offerings from the Michael Anthony’s menu but does appear offer lower price points and a somewhat less relaxed atmosphere which can be a more than fair trade off. Everyone in our party of four was pleased with their meal and all would definitely go again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great place very friendly and knowledgeable staff . Very good food at reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend

  14. NY

    NYNICK

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent, food, service and friendly atmosphere!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best food in Hilton Head!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Smaller menu, smaller seating area and big flavor! Friendly staff!

  17. JD

    JosephD

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent, as always. Our server Danielle was very competent, pleasant and efficient. The Brussel sprout side dish is great, with balsamic vinegar, pancetta and shallots. a good selection as an appetizer or a side with pizzas.

  18. R

    Reliable

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our meals were outstanding and the staff was friendly and attentive. The chef can put to visit with us during dinner.

  19. C

    Cindy

    Savannah

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We decided to eat outside at the Market Cafe and it was just as delightful as it is inside. Our waiter, Michael, did a great job taking care of us as we celebrated my husband's birthday. The food was EXCELLENT as usual! The mushroom risotto was awesome and so was the chopped caprese salad. Kacey, the assistant manager was very friendly and personable also. Such a delightful place to go to dinner. The smaller portions are perfect for us!

  20. S

    Susan

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love sitting at the bar at the Marketplace. The food is always delicious and our server, Deborah, was outstanding!

  21. DO

    DonO

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    My wife and I eat at the Market Cafe numerous Friday evenings to unwind and enjoy a bottle of wine. Recently our beloved $90 bottle of Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon is now $150. I understand the need to increase prices >> but $60!!! We most likely won't visit as often.

  22. CN

    CNS1

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely great simple Italian fare served with excellence. The chef even greeted us at our table

  23. LH

    LindaH

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love everything about the Market Cafe. Food is delicious and consistent, and the staff is very friendly. Even the chef came out to introduce himself and mingle with guests. I enjoy Italian style food but can't tolerate much garlic. They were very accommodating. I also like that there are options for small portions. Most Italian places leave me feeling stuffed. And if that is your goal, you can certainly achieve it. But for those who prefer a little lighter fare, there are many tasty options as well as shareable items. I enjoyed dessert and still felt comfortably satisfied upon leaving the Market Cafe. I've also shopped in the market. For a cook-at-home option, I highly recommend their lasagna bolognese and the limoncello tiramisu.

  24. L

    Local

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    only problem - limited menu. Other than that it was good

  25. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food choices and fabulous service

  26. L

    Lulu

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely service, warm atmosphere. The home-made pasta is delicious, order whatever they recommend!

  27. E

    Ellen

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Bar seating wasn't very comfortable -- I'm sort enough that it had a hard time getting onto/off of the chair. Why don't restaurants ever provide a step stool for those of us who are vertically challenged? That being said, the food is terrific. I've paid a lot more for meals in Hilton Head that aren't nearly as good as The Market. A laid back feel, a very enjoyable evening. Restaurant manager was very aware of the tendency for the music to be quite loud at times. As someone who is sensitive to loud noises, this awareness was MUCH appreciated.

  28. MS

    MarkS

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice casual spot with a hint of the great food next door.

  29. PP

    PatriciaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great and plates were good size. Very enjoyable

  30. m

    maryh

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    There was no a/c. Would have been nice to know. I guess we could have walked out but....

  31. HM

    HalM

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  32. e

    elliok

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are a family of four and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The service was perfect. We had the calamari, arancini, Margherita pizza, baked ziti, scallops and a crab pasta dish along with profiteroles and gelato for dessert. Everything was amazing. We were absolutely return.

  33. TO

    TONY

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Not to bad Cozy little place everything was good drinks for great food great service great but the air-conditioning broke a little bit hot inside

  34. CM

    CindyMc

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is my go to place. Service amazing..food spectacular..prices very fair...always consistent.

  35. J

    Jojo

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was outstanding. Food delicious!

  36. EF

    ExquisiteFineDining

    Poconos

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit and wow, we were pleasantly surprised! For dinner it is billed as stepping into an Italian trattoria and we concur. The atmosphere and ambience was terrific, the hostess and waitress were superb, and the food was exceptional. For the smaller plates, it is a bit on the pricey side, but if you’re getting the best, that comes with a bit higher price point. When we visit this area again, this will be a dining venue we will definitely enjoy again.

  37. JS

    JamesS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    On vacation here for nearly 2 weeks now and it is by far the best meal we've yet. All dishes were very fresh and made to order with great attention to detail. Service was excellent. Will definitely return on future trips to Hilton Head Island.

  38. d

    dgdgdgdg

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely outside courtyard Great service For a “Market” it has an extensive and eclectic menu Individual pizzas great Bonzini Puntanesca superb Risotto Fabulous Specials wonderful Shhhhh keep it a secret

  39. RM

    ReinhardM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe. Great atmosphere at the bar and great food.

  40. DO

    DonO

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My wife and I go here a lot on Fridays to catch up, it's casual and relaxing.

FAQs

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 785-6272.

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's is rated 4.9 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Google Map for The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

37 New Orleans Rd Ste L Hilton Head, SC 29928-4762

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hilton Head Island

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Overacre

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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