Go South, The Southern Food Tour, 2018, Hilton Head

Give in to our “pier” pressure and indulge in these foodie gems on the U.S.’s #1 voted island. But be careful, indulge too much and you might accidentally find yourself staying forever.


Frankie Bones, frankieboneshhi.com

From juicy steaks, to scrumptious pasta, and meatballs like grandma used to make—this restaurant and lounge serves up some of the best American-Italian meals on the island, along with a side of care-free vibes, and a 1960’s interior styling.


OMBRA Cucina Rustica, ombrahhi.com

The heart of Italy captured in the heart of the Lowcountry coast is what makes this restaurant a beloved Italian eating experience. With plates such as calamari, gnocchi, and even a fresh fish of the day plate, guests are immediately transported to the heights of Italian cuisine, in the depths of the South’s finest eateries.


Old Oyster Factory, oldoysterfactory.com

With one of the most beautiful restaurant views on the island, guests can overlook the beautiful scenery offered by Broad Creek, all while enjoying the food from one of the island’s most faithful, seafood-serving restaurants. There’s not an islander you’ll find coining this place as anything less than satisfactory—especially after eating the oysters. 


Fiesta Fresh, fiestafreshmexicangrill.com

Authentic Mexican food, all on fast-food timing? Some would say it’s not possible, but on Hilton Head Island, islanders know Fiesta is a local staple food hotspot for all things Mexican cuisine, and all things family friendly. Join in on the “Mex-we-can” eat good, fast, and affordable, at one of the three locations spread across Hilton Head and Bluffton.   


Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe, eatatkennybs.com

A dose of the New Orleans French Quarter on Hilton Head Island? That’s right—from beignets, to good old gumbo, and even Cajun seafood platters, your taste buds will be celebrating Mardi Gras and Hilton Head simultaneously in no time.


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