The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's

4.8
346 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Market Cafe is quite simply an Italian market and a casual small plate restaurant joined together in one! All of our pasta and pizza dough is handmade in-house daily and we use the freshest and highest quality ingredients in all of our dishes.

During the day, we offer a delicious sandwich and pizza menu. In the evening, the Market is transformed into a cozy intimate trattoria with a small plate menu to satisfy every appetite.

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What 346 people are saying
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maryh
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a quaint atmosphere. Staff was a little slow.

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Scbeach
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cafe was awesome as usual, like dining at home with the staff who we know so well. Chef did a great job, from the pans appetizer which is fabulous to everyone’s entrees. Highly recommend as a place for either lunch or dinner.

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ReneeF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service (Kasey) at Michael Anthony’s! 🇮🇹

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RobinH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect….as always…thank you to all for their hard work!

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vipBonnieH
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!!

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vipDaregrubb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Loved the quaint and cozy atmosphere. The food was phenomenal and the market selection is amazing!! We will be back.

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vipSebb
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. This has become one of our favorites!

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vipStephanieT
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. Love the food. Highly recommend.

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Csquare
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were six of us. We had the best time -- all agreed we preferred the Cafe to the Restaurant. It's much quieter, it's cozy without being crowded, we loved being able to do small plates and the house wines were excellent. The food was very good -- less "foodie" than the restaurant but that was fine for our needs. We will be back.

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BobbyF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the finest staff on Hilton Head Island. Impeccable. The food was 5 star quality. A fabulous night

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vipJulianneF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I order at Michael Anthony's is delicious. The staff are extremely friendly and the service is excellent. We had the mushroom soup special, meatball appetizer and the prosciutto pizza. The finale was tiramisu! All fabulous.

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DonL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and value. Would recommend highly

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vipJosephD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with friends who were not aware of the great Happy Hour menu. They are sold on it now!

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Will
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hunter is a legendary waiter. Can’t say enough about the happy hour—the best value on the planet, perhaps. The Negroni was very gin forward and strong. Tip staff well for good juju and the food gods will reward you well.

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vipMarkB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service as usual.

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vipFabuloso
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, Michael Anthonys NEVER disappoints! Even in the quaint cafe. I love the ambience and intimacy of the cafe. Food, as always, is impeccable. Service (Hunter) was very attentive and patient with us and of course very helpful. One of my fave places on HHI to go. Keep up the bravo job, MA!!!

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Hank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere!! Pizzas and pasta dishes were very tasty. Fast service and extremely friendly staff! We sat at the bar and Hunter provided great service! We will return on our next trip to Hilton head!!

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vipLeslie
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, small plates were delicious, loved the bar seating, small, intimate, cozy.

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vipPtval
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service.

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vipGatrgrl
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Happy Hour menu items are a fantastic bargain and all delicious!

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KayanneK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cafe has become one of our favorites... amazing service, food and value.

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vipqueenie
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Poor service…….Good food…..Too expensive for what it was!!

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Anne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Casual pasta and pizzas were very good. Service was a little uneven and one entree came out 5 minutes prior to the other. Had to wait for a fork for entree and then waiter brought a salad fork.

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SmilingStephen
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely one of FAVS at this point! Who can't love great food, served with a smile and attentive to your needs throughout the journey, great Sinatra playing in the background that takes you back to those glory days?! We're hooked on this venue every time I'm on HHI! Give it a try - you won't be disappointed!

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Allabouthefood
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The kid of place you just want to be at . Comfortable, casual . Food is very good . One of those finds you keep going back to

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viprovingreporter
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really loved the food. Great small plates fantastic pizza dough. Nice wine list.

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vipRVAWm
Charleston
250 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food quality excellent. Service timing not so much. Between order & delivery: drinks, slow, drinks, dinner too fast, on top of to be exact, dessert, slow. Server knowledge: none, new, to his credit, he asked & returned with answers. Overall, we'll return.

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tenniscrazy
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

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1retiredlady
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, first time outside, which was lovely. Our waiter Logan was very helpful, and the food was delicious. We appreciated the chef and manager coming by to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. The red snapper special was very good, as was the chicken parmigiana. Will definitely be back!

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MarkS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great change of pace from Michael Anthony’s main restaurant with equally good food. Nice casual atmosphere. We had one issue: Our server got one order wrong for our table.

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vipJosephD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Happy Hour menu experience. The drinks are very good and a steal at a $6 price point. The calamari appetizer is the best on the island as it is fresh and not at all greasy. The pizzas were great - white and pepperoni, this time, and Logan’s service was exemplary. Everything came out promptly, which is unusual given the staff shortages that are prevalent these days.

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vipMaxlucy
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The happy hour specials at The Market Cafe are one of the best kept secrets on the island! It runs from 4:30 to 6:00. The thin crust white pizza was amazing!

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LaLa
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new find for us. A casual but elegant dining experience.

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vipRoLo
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious wood fired pizza!

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JoeW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would make the small pasta plates a little bigger-pasta is in expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, just simply outstanding on every level.

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vipDelightfulDiner
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a light pre-theater meal. The small plates were just the right amount of food, and were very tasty. The service was efficient and we were able to make it to the theater in plenty of time.
We are looking forward to going back and also trying some of the market meals

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Every bit of it!! Nice background music, great service, unforgettable food.
Can’t wait to go back.

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vipChristineA
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the wreckfish special and my husband had the tagliatelle Ragu. Our service was great, we had Hunter and he was training Hannah. I also love how the chef, Will, comes out every time we are there to check on our meals. Now that we are part time owners on HHI, we still like to eat out a lot but sometimes like a lighter atmosphere. The Cafe at Michael Anthony’s is always on our list, usually twice in our two weeks stays!

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 4.8 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://michael-anthonys.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.