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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
796 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-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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–5:30 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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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Innovative

  • Hilton Head

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another Awesome meal. The Filet special was Terrific.
  2. OC

    OceanClubJohn

    Savannah

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and great staff. Kelly is terrific!
  3. C

    Cindy

    Savannah

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jen was fantastic! Loved her service and her smile.
  4. S

    Scbeach

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAC, is always a treat, the cafe is a cozy place to have dinner with friends. Last night wasn’t too busy but that’s normal here on the island this time of year, the first two weeks of December are always slow. The staff from Casey to Kelly to Jen did a fabulous job. The chef Will as always gave us a great dining experience and should also mention that the MA Negroni made by Elijah are special. One of our wonderful restaurants here on HH.
  5. NI

    NICEHH

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of full and small plates. Low cost wine offerings for everyday but also an exclusive list for those special occasions.
  6. d

    dolphin

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this casual warm dining area. Same great food as Michael Anthony's but a more casual menu.
  7. f

    food4thought

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, friendly staff, great food and atmosphere especially with the twinkling lights.
  8. s

    scstina

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! I got the pizza special and it was amazing! Service was exceptional!
  9. W

    Wino

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Branzino!
  10. T

    Thefrenchguy

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love the Cafe because it's a small space and you don't get overcrowded. The staff is always nice and knowledgeable of the menu and products. The menu is simple and just perfect for a nice, fun meal at a fair price too.
  11. M

    Mandatorynicknamesrstupid

    Atlanta

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this restaurant - food, employees, warmth and coziness of the atmosphere - just everything. Would be SO HAPPY if they added eggplant Parm to the menu. Their eggplant fries are delicious so can only imagine how good the parm would be!
  12. B

    Buck

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I ate lunch here yesterday. Service was solid. Sandwiches were very good (we had the Italian and Cheesesteak) and would order again. We shared tiramisu for dessert and it was the star of the show. Worth ordering if you are a tiramisu lover. They also have a refrigerator which is stocked with various take home entrees/desserts. We selected the veal stuffed cannelloni. WIll eat that tomorrow night for dinner but anticipate another excellent dish.
  13. LW

    LoriW

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite little secret spot for casual (but fabulous) Italian food in a charming setting with deeeelightful service. Not fancy. Just yummy and friendly. ❤️
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a good meal with great service!!!! Good value too !!!!
  15. JM

    JimM

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Personal pizza was dry and over cooked. We have really enjoyed this item previously, but were disappointed on this occasion. The pasta item was excellent as usual.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ravioli was amazing. Also, be sure and order the baguette and wedge salad.
  17. RM

    ReinhardM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We go there for their pizza but were disappointed this time. New pizza chef we were told…. The pizza was overloaded. Service still nice but also they now have a3% surcharge if you pay with credit card. Who pays cash these days?
  18. s

    steaklover

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night and our server was charming and the food great for the 9 of us pre thanksgiving
  19. S

    Sebb

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent! We are never disappointed when we dine here.
  20. ST

    StephanieT

    Columbus

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had a wonderful meal, fabulous service, and a great time.
  21. C

    Coop

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The market place café is the perfect place for a casual fun dinner. I’ve spent 30 years in the restaurant business and this place is fabulous kudos to the chef as everything our party of four ordered was shared and wonderful. The only downside a dog on the floor next to our table. I just don’t get it. Our server Deborah was phenomenal.
  22. PM

    PatM

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and staff at Michael Anthony’s Marketplace and Café. It’s our go-to place every week and special occasion!
  23. KH

    KendraH

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our table was not ready when we arrived on time. We were asked if we would like to sit at the bar, which was not appealing on this particular evening. The hostess seemed annoyed that we really wanted our table or another table at our reserved time. It seemed that perhaps the table should not have been available for booking, but that we should have been accommodated at our reserved time. The hostess seemed to come around by the end of the night, but it was hardly our “fault” that the table wasn’t ready. We are locals and frequent the spot…will continue to do so, as long as the staff is friendly and accommodating.
  24. JC

    JanC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the spaghetti and crab dish... very 'clean', served piping hot. All the meals offer an excellent value.
  25. TB

    TracyB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint atmosphere for every occasion. Amazing cuisine that includes homemade pastas! The sauce excellent! We eat here often!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The arancini tasted fine but was not properly cooked. The pasta special was horrible. The cream sauce was gritty and separated.
  27. N

    Noname

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Salads, small pies, pasta and some meat entree/- everyone enjoyed their meal
  28. JM

    JeanM

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the food and wait staff… it’s a small space and tables are truly on top of each other.
  29. c

    cooper

    Pittsburgh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time here at Michael Anthony’s cafe. Nice place and casual. Food is as good as the main restaurant with a down sized menu. Hard to explain if you’re not familiar with Hilton Head but very good.
  30. DC

    DonnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere Loved the food Server was great Thank you! Donna
  31. m

    maryd

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is popular for a reason. Casey and her team of servers are terrific; the food is fresh and unique; the cozy atmosphere whether inside or out create a fun and delicious experience.
  32. c

    ckadams

    Nashville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, the cheese bread - and make it a small plate night
  33. MW

    MaryW

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite dining spot! Food always good, great service and a market with great take home items!
  34. GR

    GeorgeneR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was not up to prior standards. Disappointed in the veal parm. It was dry. We had to get extra sauce to eat it. I would not recommend the Market Cafe right now. I would need to try it again and see.
  35. D

    Dancer

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Perfect ambience. Super friendly staff
  36. 1

    1retiredlady

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable evening, good food and service, and a good deal!
  37. KD

    KenD

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth going to. Limited menu but very comfortable and friendly environment.
  38. JN

    JimN

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and hospitality. Deborah was friendly, helpful and informative.
  39. JM

    JimM

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely wonderful early bird dining experience at Michael Antony’s Market cafe. The service and food were fantastic as usual.
  40. l

    luvthislife

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great branzino. Multiple good wine selections. Good to know the Italian sausage can still be ordered.

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 796 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

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
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

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–5:30 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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