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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: A short stroll from the famed Harbour Town Lighthouse, CQâ€™s combines fine dining, an intimate atmosphere and a touch of Hilton Head Island history. The restaurant is reminiscent of a charming island cottage, with heart of pine floors, photographs and memorabilia of Lowcountry culture. Open daily for dinner, 5:30 to 10:00pm. Early dining seating 5:30 to 6:15pm. Guests are reimbursed for the Sea Pines gate fee upon presentation of gate pass. 140 Lighthouse Road | 843-671-2779 | www.CQsRestaurant.com | Reservations Recommended
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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Old Fort Pub offers beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Pinckney Island. Old Fort Pub is the only AAA Four Diamond Restaurant on Hilton Head Island and proud to have earned the title over eleven times! Open daily for dinner, 5:00 to 10:00pm. Bar opens at 4:00pm. Early dining seating 5:00 to 5:30pm, Sunday Brunch 11:00 to 2:00pm. 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation. | 843-681-2386 | www.OldFortPub.com | Reservations Recommended
A M E R I C A N Continued from page 24 vice seven days a week plus Sunday brunch. Two-course early dining with prices starting at $14 from 4-5:45pm daily. Includes soup or salad, soft drink and a choice of 10 different entrees. Happy hour is 4-7pm with numerous drink specials. Daily Chef Specials. Kids and gluten-free menu. Excellent place for takeout. Delivery by Restaurant Express. Private dining and full catering services available.
Frosty Frog Cafe & Pizza (Pages 27, 86) Coligny Plaza, South end, 843-686-FROG (3764), www. frostyfrog.com. American/Pizza. New expanded outside patio with retractable roof and live acoustic music nightly. Enjoy daiquiris, wine, beer and a full liquor bar as well as an extensive menu that includes burgers, crabcakes, prime rib, salads, wraps, pizza, calzones and a kids menu. Bring the little Tadpoles to meet Frosty (Seasonal). As Frosty says “Life may not be a party...but we sure act like it.” Frosty Frog is open for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m.-midnight, and pizza until midnight. Also, 27 high-definition TVs, all sports packages and NTN Trivia, Beach area with tiki bar. Happy hour 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. $1 off all alcoholic beverages. For all your Frog-wear needs visit Frosty’s Closet. Casual dress. Carry-out available. Hilton Head Brewing Co. (Page
26) Greenwood Drive (Hilton Head Plaza, near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-785-3900, www.hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com. American. South Carolina’s first microbrewery and restaurant. One large corner is occupied by an array of shiny stainless steel tanks and other equipment that can produce up to 2,000 barrels of beer annually. The menu includes traditional appetizers, wings, pizza and calzones, soups, salads, entrées and more. All-you-can-eat crab legs, served with hush puppies for $29.99, daily from 4-6 p.m. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. nightly featuring $3 house wines, $2 domestics and $3 wells. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Hours are from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat.-Thurs., and until 3 a.m. Fridays.
Hilton Head Diner (Page 37)
Highway 278 at Yacht Cove Drive (near Palmetto Dunes), Mid-island, 843-686-2400, www.hiltonheaddiner.com. American. One of the island’s only 24-hour restaurants. Modern diner in the tradition of the Northeast, boasting one of Hilton Head’s most extensive menus. All the baking is done on the premises. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available. The atmosphere is pleasant and easygoing. Hilton Head Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Everything is available 24 hours a day. All major credit cards accepted. Children’s menu and carry-out available.
Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill
(Page 45) 36 South Forest Beach Dr. (Metropolitan Hotel), South end, 843-686-5959, www.hincheys.com. American/
Pasta. Hinchey’s has much in common with a sports bar, but is very much of a restaurant, too. It is very casual, with beach-goers invited to stop by for lunch, or for drinks or dinner after enjoying the beach. Dine inside or on the attractive deck. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., except for Tuesdays (11-3 a.m.). Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early dining specials from 5-6:30 p.m. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. seven days a week with $1.75 pints, $2.75 house wines and well drinks, $2 domestics, $3 imports and half off second appetizer. Live music (call for schedule, details).
Hugo’s Seafood & Steakhouse (Pages 40-41)
841 William Hilton Pkwy. (Hwy. 278, South Island Square), South end, 843-785-4846, www.hugoshiltonhead.com. American/Continental. From Fitzgerald’s to Hugo’s, serving award-winning cuisine to locals & visitors for over 35 years! Having won nearly all local culinary events in the past year alone, Hugo’s Seafood & Steakhouse delivers the highest quality at a tremendous value. Serving only Certified Angus Beef and fresh local seafood. Enjoy Hugo’s new larger location with wine cellar, full bar, booths, and private dining room provide comfort for large groups and families. Hugo’s serves lunch, dinner & Sunday Brunch. Lunch (11:30 - 3:00), Dinner (7 nights, 4:00 - until) and Sunday Brunch (9am-2pm) featuring bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary and Screwdrivers! 14.99 Early Bird dining is available 4:30 - 6:00 nightly as well as nightly amazing 17.99 feature nights including lobster, steaks, and more! Reservations accepted. Fun kids menu, gluten-free and vegetarian options, take-out and delivery are available.
Jump & Phil’s Bar & Grill (Page 19)
7B Greenwood Dr., Ste. 3 (Hilton Head Plaza, near Sea Pines Welcome Center), South end, 843-785-9070, www. jumpandphilshhi.com. American. Food is generously portioned, reasonably priced and utterly unpretentious. Menu items include two-fisted versions of BLTs, Cuban sandwiches, chili dogs, tuna melts, barbecued pork and burgers voted the island’s best in the Hilton Head Monthly’s 2012 Readers’ Choice awards. Jump & Phil’s is “Hilton Head Island’s Green Bay Packers Headquarters,” with grilled brats on the patio for every game. Free Wi-Fi. Sunday brunch. Outdoor seating, kids menu, take-out and reservations available. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bar open until about 1 a.m.
Munchies (Page 44)
1407 Main Street, Hilton Head Plantation, North end, 843-785-3354, www.munchiesshoppe.com. American. A whimsical ice cream shop and deli that uses only Boar’s Head meats, cheeses and Nathan’s Famous all-beef hot dogs. Menu items include paninis, wraps, salads, homemade quiche, soups and more. After your meal, satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade chocolate candy, fudge, Continued on page 36
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S e a f o o d Dinner niGhtly frOm 5:00 pm happy hOur 5:00-6:30
in Orleans plaza at 37 new Orleans rd. 1/2 mile from the sea pines circle items & prices subject to change
EARLY DINING SPECIALS $16.95-$21.95 Glass of wine, salad and a choice of 11 entrees (Menu items listed on page 24) Please call for reservations and extended hours
APPETIZERS Oyster rOckerfeller
- stuffed with applewood bacon, spinach and onion $10
shrimp & lOBster stuffeD pOrtaBella
spicy tuna sashimi
- oven roasted portabella topped with grilled onion and boursin cheese $12
- smoked gouda grits and a tasso gravy $9
- served over seaweed salad with a rice wine vinaigrette $11.50 - with onion slaw and red pepper aioli $11 hOusemaDe raViOli
- stuffed with sweet onion, shiitakes, goat cheese and spinach, served with proscuitto cream sauce $9 DiVer scallOps
shrimp & Grits Bruschetta
- crispy crostini topped with vineripened tomatoes, almonds, olive oil, grated parmesan and fresh basil $8 rOasteD Garlic & herB hummus
- with eggplant chips $8
- parmesan and cracked pepper encrusted scallops with grilled roma tomato & fresh mozzarella & basil pesto $11
- loaded with shrimp and crab, served with a honey butter $10
sOuthern frieD pickles
the catch 22
- with red pepper aioli $7.50
- choose any 3 appetizers! $28
Veal BOlOGnese al fOrnO
- tender veal simmered in tomato sauce then oven baked with ziti and fresh mozzarella $24 Beef tips au pOiVre
- sautéed with cracked pepper, cradled in a potato nest, then served with mashed potatoes, sautéed baby spinach, & a horseradish butter $20.50 eGGplant napOleOn
- eggplant layered with tomato and mozzarella, served with risotto and spinach, with basil pesto $18
1/4 pound $8 1/2 pound $13 Oysters On the half shell
half dozen $11 1 dozen $18
- romaine with homemade dressing, parmesan, & croutons demi $4.50 regular $7 miXeD fielD Greens
- served with a rice wine vinaigrette $11.50 lump craB cOcktail $14 chilleD shellfish plateau
- peel-n-eat shrimp, oysters, and Carolina lump crab served with sauce duo $29
- roma tomatoes, almonds, flash-fried shiitakes & balsamic vinaigrette demi $4.50 regular $7 Beefsteak tOmatO salaD
- vine-ripened tomatoes with gorgonzola, onion, pesto & balsamic vinaigrette $8
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sautÉeD asparaGus, Green Beans Or spinach $4 herB rOasteD reD pOtatOes $3 sWeet pOtatO cake $3 spaGetti sQuash $4 Garlic WhippeD pOtatOes $3
SOUPS creamy craB anD rOasteD reD pepper
- loaded with blue crab, finished with sherry and fresh chives $7 soup du Jour
three OniOn crusteD pOrk chOp
- served with smoked gouda risotto and a Smithfield ham bourbon glaze $24
almOnD crusteD tilapia
- served atop spaghetti squash and sauteed green beans, finished with a parsley brown butter $20.50 crackeD pepper tuna
- sashimi grade tuna seared rare served with whipped potatoes, spinach and a horseradish butter sauce $28 meDiterranean seafOOD pasta
GrilleD chicken penne
– shrimp, scallops and crab sautéed with roma tomatoes, garlic, spinach and calamata olives in a pesto sherry butter sauce, served atop penne Regular $25 Petite $18
GrilleD neW yOrk strip
– stuffed with seasoned blue crab, served with whipped potatoes and sautéed asparagus tips, finished with a red pepper aiol Regular $38 Petite $24
WilD mushrOOm filet
– jumbo lump crab topped with a parmesan imperial sauce oven-baked and served with sautéed asparagus $28
sliced grilled chicken served atop penne with a roasted red pepper and basil cream sauce $19 with parmesan herb risotto with spinach finished with a caramelized onion demi glace 12 oz $28 - 6 oz. filet over parmesan risotto with asparagus and a mushroom butter sauce $29
DeVileD lOBster maine lOBster lump craB cake
LOCAL FAVORITES BY CHEF BRYAN char-BraiseD shOrt riBs
– tender beef short ribs braised then char-grilled, served atop roasted garlic whipped potatoes with a three-onion slaw, finished with a spicy tomato glaze $28 pOrk saltimBOcca
- lightly breaded pork scaloppini sautéed with proscuitto and sage in a roasted tomato demi glace, served with risotto and sautéed asparagus $24
tarraGOn GrilleD manhattan steak
- 22 oz. bone-in shell steak served over roasted garlic whipped potatoes, with sautéed asparagus, finished with cabernet reduction $34 pan-seareD JumBO scallOps
BOne-On fillet miGnOn
- served with shiitake and goat cheese ravioli arranged around sautéed spinach, with a prosciutto and sherry cream sauce Regular $28 Petite $19
the catch 22 surf & turf
- half duck oven-roasted until crisp and golden, served with herb roasted red potatoes, sautéed green beans and a sun-dried cherry sauce $31
- 10 oz. gorgonzola encrusted filet served over herb roasted red potatoes, accompanied by sautéed baby spinach, with rosemary demi glace $39 - lobster thermadore and 6 oz. gorgonzola encrusted filet with potatoes and sautéed spinach $43
crispy rOasteD half Duck
CATCH 22 USES USDA PRIME BEEF AND FRESH SEAFOOD. SUN,. MON., TUES., AND WED., CRAB LEGS SPECIAL SERVED WITH SALAD AND SIDES $29.95 THURSDAY, SLOW ROASTED USDA PRIME RIB $23 OR $29
EDITOR’S NOTE: Catch 22 specializes in fresh seafood and genuine USDA prime beef. Patrons may select from numerous skillfully cooked seafood items, beef, veal and more. There also are nightly dinner specials, a creative wine list and items for children. Take-out available. Dinner seven nights a week from 5 p.m. The bar opens at 5 p.m., when happy hour begins. Reservations are welcomed and are generally a good idea. Call 843-785-6261 for more information.
A M E R I C A N Continued from page 36 food/American. AAA Three Diamond restaurant. Red Fish specializes in beautifully prepared seafood and steaks. Diners may choose from a 1,000-plus bottle selection of wines from around the world to enjoy with their meals or to take home. Private dining room for large parties. Red Fish serves lunch and dinner. $14.95 multi-course early dining specials from 5-5:45 p.m. features soup or salad; choice of seven entrées; and complimentary glass of iced tea, lemonade or chef’s choice of wine.
Reilley’s Grill & Bar (Page 32)
7D Greenwood Dr. (Reilley’s Plaza, near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-842-4414; 95 Mathews Dr. (Port Royal Plaza), Mid-island, 843-681-4153, www.reilleyshiltonhead.com. American. A genuine island institution, Reilley’s has been serving up delicious steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches for more than 30 years. Reilley’s serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and dinner from 4 p.m. seven days a week, and Sunday brunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The bar remains open until 2 a.m. Specials include a $17.99 three-course menu with soup or salad, a choice of 8 entrées and desert. Kids eat free Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entree. From 4-7 p.m., 50 percent off drinks and appetizers. Children’s menu, reservations and take-out available.
Ruby Lee’s (Page 9)
See Also: New Restaurants 46 Old Wild Horse Road (next to the Litter Box Thrift Store), North end, 843-681-7829, rubylees.com. Southern/American. The north end’s newest hotspot for sports, blues and soul food. Ruby Lee’s is owned by Tim Singleton, a former standout player and coach for the local high school football team, and his mother, Deborah Govan. The two use time-tested family recipes to produce such comfort food classics as authentic fried chicken, southern fried pork chops, smoked baby back ribs, seasoned pulled pork, sautéed collard greens, fresh seafood and more. For the health-conscious, many menu items can be grilled. Live music is provided at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and sports fans can enjoy all of the sports packages along with a daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-9p.m. on Sunday. Reservations suggested during live music hours.
Sage Room (Page 16)
81 Pope Ave., Ste. 13 (Heritage Plaza, near Coligny Circle), South end, 843-785-5352, www.thesageroom. com. American. All appetizers and entrées are prepared to order. Corn-fed beef is flown in from Nebraska just for this restaurant. Popular chef’s counter for patrons who wish to observe their meal being prepared “from fire to plate.” Specials every night. The upscale, casual Sage Room serves dinner from 6-10 p.m. Mon-Sat. Take-out and reservations are available.
Stack’s Pancakes & More (Page 51)
2 Regency Pkwy. and Hwy. 278, 843-341-3347. Breakfast/American. Stack’s serves a full breakfast and lunch menu from 6:30am-2:00pm 7 days a week. Including; pancakes, waffles, house made fruit sauces (no preservatives) eggs, homemade crepes, and Stacks Original Crème Brûlée French Toast, shrimp & grits using South Carolina shrimp & chorizo sausage, eggs benedict, crab benedict with lump crab, omelets including a lobster, shrimp omelet topped with lobster cream sauce. Quality ingredients are used as well as South Carolina sourced items when possible. They use pure whipping cream, quality 93 score butter for cooking and baking, fresh grade AA large eggs and apple wood smoked bacon. Early Bird Special from 6:30am until 8:30am. Week-day lunch buffet. Children’s Menu, GF (gluten free items) and takeout orders.
Street Meet: The American Tavern (Page 35) Port Royal Plaza (near Sam’s Club and Bi-Lo), North end, 843-842-2570, www.streetmeethhi.com. American. Hilton Head’s home of the Fried Twinkie. Award-winning American tavern. Patrons will find a broad selection of homemade soups, sandwiches made with freshly roasted meat and fresh bread, salads, imported Hofmann hot dogs, appetizers, a fresh ground beef burger menu and more. Daily specials, tempting desserts, a kids’ menu and a full bar. Continuous service from 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday, noon-1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $14 early dining specials, 4-6 p.m. Happy hour drink specials and special menu, with 12 items under $6. Truffles (Page 5) Sea Pines Center (Sea Pines Resort), 671-6136; Pope Avenue (Sea Pines Circle), 785-3663; and Belfair Towne Village, Bluffton, 815-5551; www.trufflescafe.com. American. Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups, and garden salads. Specialties include glazed grouper, crispy chicken, mango salmon, crab cakes, chipolte chicken, meatloaf and fried shrimp. All three locations serve throughout the day from 11 a.m.10 p.m. Weekend Champagne Brunch is 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Absolutely fabulous happy hour daily from 4-7 p.m. and then from 9 p.m. to close. Appetizers and Absolute cocktails are $5 at the bar. Reservations accepted. Catering and carry-out available. Up the Creek Pub & Grill (Page 22)
18 Simmons Rd. (Broad Creek Marina), Mid-island, 843681-3625, www.upthecreekpubandgrill.com. American. Casual restaurant on Broad Creek with great view of the marina, boats and Broad Creek. There are TVs with lots of sports channels both inside and on the deck for games. The Creek folks smoke their own barbecue and wings and offer seafood, burgers and more. Happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. Open 11 a.m. “until” every day. Take out, kids menu and doggie menu available.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Upscale, casual dining in a friendly, energetic atmosphere. Enjoy Old World Tuscan-style decor and wonderful aromas from the Grill’s woodstone high-temperature pizza oven. Open chef’s kitchen, dining room with a wall of sliding glass panels, two attractive decks, two bars. Dough and sauces are freshly made on the premises. Free parking available underneath Beach Market Center. Open seven days a week, from 11:30 am through dinner. Children’s menu, take-out and delivery available. Call 843-341-2225 for more information.
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Thanks to the droves of visitors that come during vacation season, Hilton Head Island and nearby Bluffton have more than 300 restaurants to choose from. Here is the skinny on recently opened establishments. Orobello’s Bistro & Pizzeria
After working in local restaurants for more than 20 years, Jennifer and Aaron Dempsey decided to open their own place -- an Italian bistro and pizzeria called Orobello’s. Named after Jennifer’s grandparents, the restaurant specializes in fresh, homemade Italian cuisine infused with southern hospitality. Each pizza is hand-tossed. “We make our own dough,” Jennifer Dempsey said. “We never use anything frozen. Everything that we use is the highest quality ingredients. We don’t use any processed or canned items for our vegetables. When you get a mushroom pizza from us, you’re getting portobello mushrooms. When you get broccoli, it’s fresh-stemmed broccoli. We don’t cut corners.” Orobello’s is located in Buckwalter Place, between Palm & Moon Bagel and Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant. The restaurant was recently voted “Favorite New Restaurant” by readers of Bluffton Monthly magazine. It provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. Many gluten-free options, specialty cakes, desserts and catering are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 843-837-5637.
Chris and Kim Gregory have opened Hilton Head Island’s newest pizza place at 1-B New Orleans Road, next to the Mattress Firm. Dough Boys specializes in pizza, salads and subs for dine-in, take out and delivery. “It’s a great spot in a great location, and who doesn’t love pizza?,” Chris Gregory said. “It’s a family friendly restaurant.” For Chris, it’s a return to his college days. He
owned a pizza place on campus at the University of Massachusetts and has brought the same concept to the island. “We’re going to focus on the real thin crust, like a St. Louis style pizza,” Gregory said. “We are also going to do a Sicillian style with a thick crust.” Dough Boys is offering three types of crust, all made from scratch, and three different styles of sauce. Each pizza will also have a unique cheese blend. The Gregorys have also renovated their building, which used to be Bravo Pizza. They’ve added a restroom to make it more dine-in friendly. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The Gregorys plan to extend their hours in the spring to accommodate those hungry after midnight. For more information, call 843-686-BOYS or go online to doughboyshhi.com.
HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar
Tucked away in the Moss Creek Village Shopping center, HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar is like walking into host’s Alexis and John’s warm, cozy, rustic yet chic manor house dining room - check out the tabletops, sourced from 200+ year old barn doors – and mason jar chandeliers, pretty cool! The menu is unique and diverse but, not pretentious or overwhelming. Also, the dishes are moderately priced and won’t break the bank. John’s French culinary training shines through on the menu where he incorporates innovate twists to everyday dishes. You can chow down on a burger and salad or linger over a five course-tasting menu. The HogsHead bill of fare includes; truffled forest mushrooms & grits in a glass, grilled pear “jezebel”, “sticky whisky” baby back rib stack, and brown butter crab cakes, just to name a few. Daily blackboard specials usually feature two fish, two meat selections, and a sandwich of the day and a soup & sandwich combo. There’s a full bar, bar snacks, wine specials, craft and seasonal beers. Enjoy outdoor seating under the awning where you can sit back and enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Fido is certainly welcome and or the there’s a kid’s menu, with “guaranteed to please” options selected
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Food is served 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, then 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. A Sunday brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bar stays open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and offers discounted food and drinks during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Located in the heart of historic downtown Bluffton, the Old Town Dispensary was built with recycled wood from a train depot. The name honors a state-operated liquor store that once occupied nearby property. “We’re not reinventing the wheel, but we’re definitely reinventing the service aspect of this style of restaurant and bar,” Jording said. “We’re taking service, presentation and food quality very seriously.” Live music is offered from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and during Sunday brunch. For more information, call 843-837-1893.
Subway – Coligny Plaza
Owners John and Karla Remegi have opened a Subway restaurant in Coligny Plaza. The new location is the 14th Subway restaurant the couple own in Beaufort County. The newest restaurant features a Tuscany-style decor with seating for 20 patrons inside. Additional seating is available outside. “We’ve been wanting to get down to Coligny for a long time,” John Remegi said. “It’s a very good high-traffic area and we think our clientele will be there.” Hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 843-785-6500.
MORE NEWS ABOUT R E S TA U R A N T S Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort
The 12,000 square foot multi-functional ballroom at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort has been renovated. The ballroom has been re-painted, wall features were added, the ceiling was replaced and some of the ceiling lighting has been changed. The ballroom can be used for meetings, charity events, fundraisers, quinciñeras, rehearsal dinners, school formals and more. The Daufuskie Ballroom that can hold up to 1,000 guests. The Edisto Room is perfect for up to 200. It is a covered beachfront venue and a private dining room overlooking a lagoon. Three smaller meeting rooms are also available. For more information, contact Scott Entrup, the director of sales at catering, at 843-8420029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few big changes have come to The Big Bamboo Café. The popular restaurant and bar has expanded its outside deck on the second level of Coligny Plaza, adding about 50 feet to the front of the restaurant. Management also decided to upgrade its menu, focusing on fresh seafood items. The restaurant hired a team of culinary experts to help revamp the menu. Many fried items have been replaced with healthier grilled options, such as chargrilled chicken tacos. The appetizers and side items are also more sophisticated, from blue cheese coleslaw to citrus cerviche. The Big Bamboo has also added to its live music schedule with lunch and dinner shows played on the new outside deck. The popular late night shows will continue to be played on the stage inside, making for live music every day of the week. Popcorn will continue to be served, free of charge. For more information call 843-686-3443 or go online to www.bigbamboocafe.com.
The Frosty Frog Cafe
The Frosty Frog Café in Coligny Plaza has a new outside deck. The deck adds close to 100 seats to the restaurant. More than 80 percent of it is covered by a retractable roof. There is also be a beach-like area, geared to patrons coming straight from the beach. The café hosts live acoustic music seven nights a week.
Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill
Captain Woody’s has moved to a new Hilton Head Island location. The popular restaurant and bar is now located at 6 Target Road, off Palmetto Bay Road, across from Publix and the Island Crossing shopping center. Captain Woody’s will still have the same fresh seafood, cold beer and happy hour that has made it a local favorite for 30 years. The new location features inside dining and an outside patio. A large, outdoor deck bar features beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. and includes a happy hour food menu. Captain Woody’s serves a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches (such as the grouper melt and po-boy’s) and award-winning soups and salads, all at affordable prices. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day with the bar staying open late. Call 843-785-2400 for more information. Captain Woody’s also has a Bluffton location at 17 State of Mind Street in the Promenade. The phone number for that restaurant is 843-785-2400. Find more information online at captainwoodys.com.
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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Stackâ€™s serves full breakfasts and lunch from 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. They use only pure whipping cream in their batters and 93 score butter for cooking, Grade AA large eggs and old-fashioned apple smoked sliced bacon. They also grind their own coffee beans for each pot brewed. Try the eggs or crab benedicts. Pleasant, friendly atmosphere, courteous service. S.C. 278, next to the Red Roof Inn. Call 843-3413347 for more information. Breakfast and lunch served continuously until closing. And GF (gluten free items available)
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Those hungry before traditional dinner hours can take advantage of one of the many early bird or other specials. Many local establishments offer seating prior to their main dinner seating with a reduced priced menu. All special offers are subject to change without notice. Alexander’s: $15.99, multi-course, 5-5:45 p.m., soup or salad, choice of 10 entrees, 843-785-4999 Angler’s Beach Market: $15.95 small plates menu served all evening from 5 p.m., 843-785-3474 Asian Bistro: 25% off lunch entrees, 843-686-9888 Bella Italia: 4-6 p.m., $3 pizza slices, 12 items for $10, 843-689-5560 Big Bamboo Cafe: 4-6 p.m., $13.95, soup or salad, choice of seven entrees, 843-686-3443 Big Jim’s: 843-785-1165 Bistro 17: 5-6:30 p.m., 15% off food, complimentary glass of wine, 843-785-5517 Bistro Mezzaluna: $14.95-$16.95, multi-course, 5-6:15 p.m., 843-842-5011 Black Marlin Hurricane Bar: 4-5:30 p.m., choice of 12 entrees, soup or salad, beverage, $15, 843-785-4950 British Open Pub: 4-6 p.m., 843-686-6736 Captain Fishy’s: 5-6 p.m., 843-671-3474 Catch 22: Please call for reservations and extended hours. Choice of 11 entrées, sides, salad and a glass of house wine: $16.99-$21.99. 843-785-6261 CharBar Co.: 843-785-2427 Chart House: 3-5:30 p.m., 843-342-9066 Claude & Uli’s: 5-6 p.m., soup or salad, choice of 5 entrees, 5 desserts, $16.95, 843-837-3336 CocoNutz Sportz Bar: M-F 4-7, $2.99 Apps, 2 for 1 Tuesday. 843-842-0043 CQ’s: Early dining seating 5:30 to 6:15pm, 843-671-2779 Crane’s Tavern: 5-6 p.m., salad, choice of 4 entrees, glass of wine, $16.95, 843-341-2333 Crazy Crab: 4 to 6pm Valid 9/3/13–12/23/13, Jarvis Creek: 843-681-5201, Sea Pines: 843-363-2722 Daniel’s Steakhouse, Tapas Bar & Nightclub: 4:30-6 p.m., soup, salad, entree, wine, $15, 843-341-9379 Flatbread: 4-6:30 p.m., $2 appetizers, 843-341-2225 Flora’s Italian Cafe: 5-5:45 p.m., soup or salad, main course, dessert, beverage, $16.95, 843-842-8200 Frankie Bones: 4-5:45 p.m., soup or salad, choice of 10 entrees, beverage, 843-682-4455.
Frosty Frog Cafe & Pizza: 843-686-3764 Harbour Town Grill: 843-363-8380 Hilton Head Brewing Co.: 843-785-3900 Hilton Head Diner: 843-686-2400 Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill: 5-6:30 p.m., discounted menu, 843-686-5959 Hinoki Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Until 7 p.m., Mon.-Sat., discounted entrees, 843-785-9800 Hugo’s: 4:30-6 p.m., salad and chef sides, choice of 7 entrees, $14.99, 843-785-4846 Kingfisher Seafood & Steak House: 5-7 p.m., three-course, $14.99, 843-785-4442 Kurama Japanese Restaurant: 843-785-4955 Main Street Cafe: Nightly specials, 843-689-3999 Mangiamo’s Hilton Head Pizza Co.: Half-priced spaghetti on Wednesdays, 843-682-2444 Marley’s: Early dining daily, 843-686-5800 Michael Anthony’s: Until 5:45 p.m., choice of antipasti, entree, dessert, $18.95, 843-785-6272 NEO: 4-6 p.m., 25% off food and drink, 843-837-5111
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New York City Pizza: 843-842-2227 Nick’s Steak & Seafood: 4-6 p.m., salad or soup, beverage, choice of 5 entrees, $15.99, 843-686-2920 OKKO: 4:30-6 p.m., 20% off 843-341-3377 Old Fort Pub: Early dining seating 5:00 to 5:30pm, 843-681-2386 Old Oyster Factory: 4:45-5:45 nightly $15.99, choice of 8 entrees. 843-681-6040 Ombra: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Prix Fixe Menu. 3 courses 26.99. 843-842-5505 One Hot Mama’s: 3-5:15 p.m., buy one get one 1/2 off baby back rib entrees, other daily specials, 843-682-6262 Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe: 6-8 a.m., eggs all ways, $4.99, daily specials, 843-686-3232 Phillys Cafe & Deli: Daily specials, 843-785-9966 Red Fish: 5-5:45, multi-course, $14.95, 843-686-3388 Reilley’s Grill & Bar: Daily specials, 843-842-4414 Ruan Thai Cuisine: 4:30-6:30 p.m., three-course, $16.95, 843-785-8575
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Santa Fe Café: 843-785-3838 Scott’s Fish Market: 843-785-7575 Skillets: 5-6:30 p.m., three-course, $16.99, 843-785-3131 Skull Creek Boathouse: 4-4:45 p.m., choice of 16 entrees, soup or salad, beverage, $15.75 843-681-3663 Stacks: 6-8:30 a.m., breakfast special, $4.99, daily lunch specials, 843-341-3347 Stellini: 5-5:45 p.m., three-course, $16.95, 843-785-7006 Street Meet: 4-6 p.m., $14, 843-842-2570 Topside Waterfront Restaurant: 5-6 p.m., 20% off entire menu, 843-842-1999 Trattoria Divina: 843-686-4442 Urban Vegan: 843-671-3474 VariAsian: 4-6 p.m., 10% Off, 843-785-9000 WiseGuys: 5-5:45, Receive 25% off your entire check, 843-842-8866 Yummy House: 20% off dinner items, 843-681-5888
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Anglers Beach Market Grill: 4-7 p.m., 843-785-3474 Annie O’s: 843-341-2664 Asian Bistro: 4:30-8 p.m., 843-686-9888 Aunt Chilada’s: 4-7 p.m., 843-785-7700 Bella Italia: 843-689-5560 Big Bamboo Cafe: 4-6 p.m., 843-686-3443 Big Jim’s: 4-7 p.m., 843-785-1165 Bistro 17: 4-7 p.m., 843-785-5517 Bistro Mezzaluna: 5-7 p.m., 843-842-5011 Black Marlin Hurricane Bar: 4-7 p.m. 843-785-4950 Bomboras Grille: $3 menu, 843-689-2662 British Open Pub: 4-7 p.m., 843-686-6736 Captain Fishy’s: 4-7 p.m., 843-671-3474 Captain Woody’s: 4-7 p.m., 843-785-2400 Catch 22: 5-6:30 p.m., 843-785-6261 Charbar: 4-7, 843-785-2427 Chart House: 4-7 p.m., 843-342-9066 CocoNutz Sports Bar: 4-7 p.m., 843-842-0043 CQ: 843-671-2779 Crazy Crab: 4-6 p.m. Jarvis Creek Bar, 843-681-5021 Daniel’s Steakhouse: 4:30-6:30 p.m., 843-341-9379 DryDock: 4-7 p.m., 843-842-9775
E N T E R T A I N M E N T Looking for some nightlife? Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area is loaded with entertainment options such as live music, karaoke, team trivia, bar bingo, stand-up comedy or dance parties. Performers and schedules are subject to change without notice. Big Bamboo: Live music. Mon & Thus 6pm all deck jam with Johnny Breeze, Tuesday 2 for 1 live music on the deck, Wed Reggae Night 9pm, Friday All Beatles - The Beagles , Sat - Band Jam 8PM 843-686-3443. Big Jim’s: Seasonal live entertainment. Thursdays and Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. 843-785-1165. Bistro Mezzaluna: Live entertainment and dancing. Teri Rini and & Co. (jazz, piano) 7 p.m. Wednesdays, TARGET the Band (Motown, shag) 8 p.m. Fridays. Various artists on the piano 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 843-842-5011. Captain Fishy: Call for information. 843-671-3474 Catch 22: In the bar from 5-6:30 pm. with several drink and appetizer specials. 843-785-6261 CharBar Co.: Frequent live music entertainment. 843-785-2427. Chart House: Live music Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. 843-342-9066. CocoNutz Sportz Bar: Alexandria Danyale, Southern Grace, Fridays 10pm – late Daniels Steakhouse, Tapas Bar & Nightclub: Dance floor with live music and DJs nightly. Late Night Ladies’ Night, Wednesdays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Latin Nights, Thursdays from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., includes free salsa dancing lessons from professionals (9:30-11:30 p.m.); DJ and Dance Party every Friday-Saturday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 843-341-9379. DryDock: Live music. 843-842-9775. ELA’s: Live entertainment. 843-785-3030. Frosty Frog: Live Acoustic Music Nightly on their newly expanded outside seating. 843.686.FROG (3764) Hilton Head Brewing Co.: Live music on the deck, 5-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. In season. Karaoke Sundays, starting at 10 p.m. 843-785-3900. Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill: Live entertainment by local artists suppertime on the deck (in season) and late night inside. Never a cover charge. 843-686-5959. Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: Seasonal live entertainment. 843-681-2772. Hugo’s: Live entertainment. 843-785-4746 It’s Greek to Me: Please call for information. 843-842-4033 Kingfisher Seafood & Steak House: Live entertainment almost every night. Kerry Pollack, comedian and
magician five nights a week! David Wingo playing soft rock and classics on Wednesdays. Thursday stop by for acoustic favorites with Pete Carroll. Friday The Earl Williams Band plays Jazz and Blues. No cover. Comedy Club & Magic Club upstairs, admission charge. 843-785-4442. Main Street Cafe & Pub: Todd Merideth plays classic guitar Tuesday nights. 843-689-3999. Marley’s: Call for information. 843-686-5800 Mellow Mushroom: Trivia contest every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Karaoke Saturdays at 10 p.m. 843686-2474. Old Oyster Factory: Live music and juggling on the back deck Sunday - Friday nights, Memorial Day Weekend, June 1 - August 9.. 843-681-6040. One Hot Mama’s: Live Music in the courtyard through October, weather permitting. 6-9pm Sunday through Thursday. Family Friendly. 843-682-MAMA Ruby Lee’s: Monday - Saturday live entertainment, 7 p.m. 843-681-7829. Salty Dog Cafe: Live entertainment in season most nights. 843-671-CAFE San Miguel’s: Live entertainment in season.In beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-4555. Santa Fe Cafe: Mellow guitar and song on the attractive upstairs veranda. 7-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. 843785-3838. Scott’s Fish Market: Live entertainment. 843-785-7575. Skillets: Gordon Persons plays Big Band sounds. Friday- Sunday 6-9 p.m., and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 843-785-3131. Skull Creek Boathouse : Sunset Reggae Parties every Monday through September, Tuesdays beginning in October featuring PATWA. 7-10pm. Monthly Full Moon Party with Live Music. 843-681-3663 Smokehouse Ribs, Rhythm, Brews: Live entertainment. Friday and Saturday nights. 843-842-4227. Street Meet: Call for information. 843-842-2570. Topside: Live entertainment nightly. 843-842-1999 Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Frequent entertainment. 843-681-3625. Urban Vegan: Call for information. 843-671-3474.
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Mellow Mushroom (Page 90)
878 Fording Island Rd. (Hwy. 278, at intersection with Simmonsville Road), 843-706-0800; 35 Park Plaza (near Harris Teeter), South end, Hilton Head Island, 843-686-2474, www.mellowmushroom.com. Pizza. Mellow Mushroom specializes in pizza, calzones, hoagies, salads and other good things to eat. All pizza is made with spring water dough, prepared fresh daily.
See also: New Restaurants 326 Moss Creek Village, Bluffton, 843-837-5111, www. neohhi.com. American. Executive Chef Russell Keane, a graduate of the prestigious Johnson & Wales University and longtime contributor to the Hilton Head Island culinary scene, has opened NEO – the Lowcountry’s first “farm to table” gastropub.
New York City Pizza (Page 91)
81 Pope Ave. (Heritage Plaza), 843-842-2227; 45 Pembroke Dr. (105 Festival Centre), 843-689-2229; 107 Towne Drive,(Belfair Towne Village), Bluffton 843757-9500. NYCP is an upscale Italian pizzeria featuring Authentic New York Pies and Italian homemade and housemade dishes with a full bar.
Old Town Dispensary
See also: More News About Restaurants 15 Captains Cove, Bluffton, 843-837-1893, oldtowndispensary.squarespace.com. American. Old Town Dispensary owner Thomas Viljac has partnered with Matt Jording, owner of Hilton Head’s acclaimed Sage Room, to give the popular bar a menu unlike any other in Bluffton.
Orobello’s Bistro & Pizzeria
See also: New Restaurants 103 Buckwalter Place, Unit 108, Bluffton, 843-8375637, www.orobellosbluffton.com. Italian. A family owned and operated Italian bistro and pizzeria, voted “Favorite New Restaurant” by readers of Bluffton Monthly magazine. Orobello’s specializes in fresh, homemade Italian cuisine infused with southern hospitality. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pino Gelato Gourmet Café
See also: New Restaurants 1536 Fording Island Road (Bridge Center), Bluffton, 843-837-2633, pinogelatogourmetcafe.com. Italian/ American. A European-style coffeehouse that offers freshly roasted coffee and high-end treats. High-quality desserts, sandwiches, flatbreads and more. No items have preservatives.
4376 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, 843-757-1999, www. pourrichardsbluffton.com. American. Pour Richard’s contemporary, Low Country inspired dishes travel the globe, and change with the seasons, as does their
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eclectic wine list. A full bar, specialty cocktails, and unique craft beers all keep current with the seasonal menu.
R Bar & Grill
See also: New Restaurants 70 Pennington Dr., Suite 1, Bluffton, 843-757-7264, www.rbarbluffton.com. American. The newest hotspot in Bluffton, opened by popular bartenders Tanya Aquino, Brandon Capria and Benjamin Powers. The R Bar offers “upscale bar food with a twist.”
Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood
12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton, 843-815-5030, www.siglersrotisserieofhiltonhead.com. American/ seafood. Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood is a local favorite, known for excellent food, service and overall consistency. Dinner is served nightly from 4:30-9:30 p.m.
25 Sherington Drive, Ste. F, 843-706-6178. Breakfast/ American. Eat gourmet specials, eggs, omelets and hot meals at unbeatable prices while watching classic episodes of The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals or I Love Lucy on one of the TVs. Some say Stooges has the best grits in the Lowcountry, if not all of South Carolina.
Subway (Page 62)
1460 Fording Island Rd., 843-836-3880; Bluffton Common at Belfair, 843-706-5600; 103 Buckwalter Pkwy., 843-706-3031; Village at Wexford, HHI 843785-7800; Northridge Plaza, HHI, 843-686-3466; 1511 Main Street Village, HHI, 843-342-3610, www. subway.com. Deli/Sandwiches. Huge selection of salads and sandwiches.
See also: New Restaurants 16 Kitties Landing Rd., Bluffton, 843-815-2327, www. tavern46.com. American/Steaks. Looking for a unique dining experience or an unforgettable sports bar? Tavern 46, located on Highway 46 (just off U.S. 278) is it. A casual, yet upscale dining atmosphere offers a menu including a selection of steaks and local seafood.
Truffles (Page 5)
Belfair Towne Village, Bluffton, 843-815-5551; also two Hilton Head Island locations; www.trufflescafe. com. American. Casual cafe featuring the “freshest and finest of everything!” Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups and fresh garden salads.
55 Calhoun Street, Bluffton; 843 757 WINE (9463); www.vineyard55.com Voted Bluffton’s best bar, there’s a fun, buzzy, casual atmosphere inside. The walls are decorated with eclectic, vintage memorabilia. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11:30 and Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30AM. 73
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Bella Italia (Page 78) 95 Mathews Dr. (Port Royal Plaza), North end, 843689-5560, www.bellaitaliahhi.com. Italian/Pizza. Family oriented neighborhood restaurant serving lots of good food at affordable prices. Attractive, intimate, but not fancy, Bella Italia has been pleasing customers for more than 21 years by placing lots of emphasis on freshness and quality, including the sauces, the homemade meatballs, fried-daily eggplant, in-house cut chicken, and more. Pizza and salads are specialties. Large pizzas will feed a family. Try one of the $9.50 lunch specials, including a salad, garlic bread, a soft drink and a choice of 12 entrées. Lunch 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.Mon- Fri. Dinner 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sun-Thurs. 4:30-10 Fri and Sat. Early Bird 4:30-6 pm. Catering, take-out and children’s menu available. Delivery available mid-island to the bridge. Bistro Mezzaluna (Page 82)
55 New Orleans Rd. (Fountain Center, near Sea Pines Circle behind McDonald’s), South end, 843-842-5011, www.bistromezzalunahhi.com. Italian. By popular demand, local owners Mark and Valerie have created new “petite” sizes on many of their regular menu entrées, served a la carte from 5 p.m. to close. Sunset menu featuring 18 entrées served 5-6:15 p.m. from $14.95 to $16.95 with a complimentary glass of house wine and house salad. Beautifully prepared veal scaloppini entrées including house specialty Osso Bucco, excellent fresh chicken, seafood, pasta and Black Angus steaks. Sauces and breads are house made. Happy hour nightly from 5-7 p.m. in the bar area. Outdoor dining on the patio, weather permitting. Attractive, romantic restaurant with a dance floor. Kids menu available. Visit their website for complete menus, entertainment schedules, specials and coupons.
Flora’s Italian Cafe (Page 80)
841 William Hilton Pkwy. (Hwy. 278, South Island Square Shopping Center, near Palmetto Dunes), South end, 843-842-8200, www.florasitaliancafe.com. Italian. Family-owned by a dynamic European couple and their son. The husband is a renowned chef, having cooked for several heads of state, while the wife is an excellent pastry chef. Excellent selection of hot and cold appetizers, tempting entrées including pastas, seafood, chops and veal, and wonderful homemade desserts. Choose from an appealing selection of wines from California, Italy and Australia. Dinner is served Mon.-Sat., from 5-10 p.m. Outstanding Sunset Dinner for $16.95 from 5-5:45 p.m., includes soup or salad; choice of eight entrées plus a daily special; choice of dessert; coffee, tea or a free glass of house wine. Reservations available.
Il Carpaccio (Page 83) 430 Pineland Station, North end, 843-342-9949, www.ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com. Italian. Il Carpaccio serves a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine, ranging from the highly regarded cuisine of Northern Italy to genuine crispy, thin-crust, Italian-style pizza. Casual, attractive restaurant overlooking the duck pond in Pineland Station, with large, attractive bar and a genuine brick oven (imported from Italy) for baking pizza. Food is the star of this unique restaurant. Attractive new additional dining room perfect for group functions. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. “until,” Monday-Saturday. Take-out is available. Reservations are available but walk-ins are welcome. Michael Anthony’s (Pages 76-77)
37 New Orleans Road, (Orleans Plaza), South end, 843-785-6272, www.michael-anthonys.com. Family owned and operated since 2002, Michael Anthony’s offers upscale classic Italian fine dining featuring innovative preparations and farm fresh ingredients. Acknowledged by Open Table as one of the Top 50 Italian Restaurants in the country. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:15. A menu of Italian styled tapas is available in the bar starting at 5:00pm. An $18.50 three-course early dining menu is offered from 5:15pm to 5:45 pm nightly. Must be seated by 5:45pm. Reservations suggested.
Ombra Cucina Rustica (Page 81)
See also: New Restaurants 1000 William Hilton Parkway G-2,The Village at Wexford, South end, 843-842-5505, Italian. Being of Italian heritage Chef Michael Cirafesi proudly promotes all of the foods and wines of Italy. He prepares all pastas, homemade gnocchi, desserts and breads daily as well as a large variety of fish, veal, beef and game additions using only natural and fresh ingredients imported from Italy. An extensive wine list is available with a brilliant array of wines from every region in Italy. The restaurant also features a European style bar and lounge with a large selection of Italian specialty cocktails, aperitifs, digestivos, homemade limoncello, and grappa. Open nightly from 4:30 until 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended and walk-ins welcome. Call (843) 842-5505 or visit www.ombrahhi.com.
Pino Gelato (Page 84)
1000 William Hilton Pkwy. (Village at Wexford), South end, 843-842-2822, www.pinogelato.com. Italian. Authentic Italian gelateria making more than 50 flavors of its own gelato (Italian ice cream), sorbetto, affogato, and more, on the premises, using traditional Italian recipes since 2004. Gelato is 93 percent fatContinued on page 78
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Agnolotti di Zucca
Antipasto della Casa al Italiano
Homemade butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce $19.00
Hollow spaghetti with butter, caciocavello cheese and cracked black pepper $16.00
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Cozze al Marinara
Chicken breast lightly breaded and fried, baked with pomodoro sauce, fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano $22.00
Insalate con Gorgonzola, Pera e Pignoli
Chicken breast seared under a brick with lemon parsley gremolata, agrodolce salad and roasted potatoes $25.00
Assortment of Italian meats, cheeses and marinated vegetables $14.00 Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, basil oil and balsamic drizzle $9.50 Thinly sliced raw black angus beef dressed with lemon, extra virgin olive oil and shaved parmigiano $12.00 Fresh mussels sautéed with fresh tomato, white wine and garlic $11.00 Baby greens with sweet Gorgonzola, pears and honey roasted pine nuts $9.00
Classic Caesar Salad $8.00
Insalata di Barbabietole con Cipolle
Red beet salad with red onion, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and fresh mint topped with goat cheese $9.50
Mixed baby greens, arugula, baby endive, red onion, fennel and fresh oranges with a red wine vinaigrette and ricotta salata $8.50
Calamaretti in “Inzimino”
Baby calamari sauteed with white wine, fresh tomato, crushed red pepper and capers $11.00
Zuppa di Toscana
Tuscan soup with white beans, Italian sausage and spinach $8.00
Polpette alla Fiorentina
Homemade beef, veal and pork meatballs baked with pomodoro sauce and Parmigiano $9.00
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Homemade ribbon pasta with classic meat sauce of Bologna $18.50
Bucatini a Cacio e Pepe
Pollo alla Parmigiana Pollo al Mattone
Capesante con Purea di Fagioli Cannellini
Seared sea scallops, warm cannellini bean puree, sautéed spinach, Romesco sauce and balsamic drizzle $31.00
Petto di Anatra
Breast of duck stuffed with pancetta, wild mushrooms, chestnuts and gorgonzola with an Amarena cherry and Chianti reduction $28.00
Involtini di Vitello
Medallions of veal rolled with spinach, sharp provolone and Italian sausage, sauteed with white wine, demi-glace and a touch of fresh tomato $29.00
Scaloppine di Vitello ai Funghi
Scaloppine of veal sautéed with wild mushrooms, garlic, white wine and truffle butter $29.00
Filetto di Manzo con Peppe e Salsa al Sangiovese
Peppercorn encrusted filet mignon of beef with a Sangiovese reduction and wild mushroom garnish $37.00
Bistecca alla Fiorentina
Tuscan style herb encrusted bone-in rib eye $38.00
Pesce Fresco dell Giorno Daily selection of fresh fish
Gnocchi di Patate alla Boscaiola
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Strozzapreti con Funghi e Salsiccia
Espresso and rum soaked ladyfingers layered with a mascarpone mousse and cocoa $7.00
Homemade potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, peas, pancetta, tomato and a touch of cream $18.00 “Priest stranglers” pasta in a light cream sauce with wild mushrooms and Italian sausage $20.00
Spaghetti alle Pescatore
Sformata di Cioccolata con Gelato Vanilla
Hot soft centered chocolate soufle’ cake with gelato $8.50
Panna Cotta con Frutta Fresca
Spaghetti with shellfish and seafood sautéed in a white wine and spicy fresh tomato sauce $25.00
Tuscan vanilla cream pudding served with fresh fruit $8.00
Spaghetti with fresh lump crab, arugula and sweet baby tomatoes sautéed with white wine, garlic and olive oil $23.00
Homemade Italian creme puffs filled with vanilla cream, served with warm chocolate sauce and chocolate gelato $7.00
Spaghetti con Granchio, Arugula e Pomodoro Fresca
Profiterole alla Cioccolata
ORLEANS PLAZA • 37 NEW ORLEANS ROAD • 785-6272 • Serving Dinner Monday – Saturday from 5:15 EDITOR’S NOTE: Family owned and operated since 2002, Michael Anthony’s offers upscale dining featuring traditional Italian cuisine. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Italian restaurants in the country by Open Table. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence, and named “Best Italian” by the readers of both Hilton Head Monthly and the Island Packet. Dinner Monday –Saturday starting at 5:15pm. Reservations suggested. Call 843-785-6272 or go to www.michael-anthonys.com.
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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Authentic Italian gelateria making more than 50 flavors of their own gelato (Italian ice cream), sorbetto, affogato and more on the premises, using traditional Italian recipes. Their gelato contains only the highest quality ingredients shipped directly from Italy. It is so extraordinarily smooth, creamy and delicious that it is served by some of Hilton Headâ€™s finest restaurants and country clubs. Also Italian pastries, cookies, gelato cakes, milkshakes, espresso, latte and more. Call 843-842-2822 for more information.
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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Trattoria Divina is an island favorite for fine Italian dining. Proprietor and executive chef Hugo Lee has more than 15 years of experience in farm-to-table Italian restaurants in California. Try the Cappasante Alla Divina: jumbo sea scallops, fresh shrimp, house-made tomato fettuccine, fresh organic corn and a spicy lobster sauce. Rare Italian wines, too. Park Plaza near Sea Pines Circle. Call 843-686-4442 for more information.
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WHAT’S YOUR FORTUNE?
There are approximately 3 billion fortune cookies made each year around the world, the vast majority of them used for consumption in the United States. Here are a few actual fortunes cookie fortunes. Pick a number between 1 and 20 and find your fortune! 1. Conquer your fears or they will conquer you. 2. You only need look to your own reflection for inspiration. Because you are Beautiful! 3. Good news from afar may bring you a welcome visitor. 4. When all else seems to fail, smile for today and just love someone. 5. When you look down, all you see is dirt, so keep looking up. 6. If you are afraid to shake the dice, you will never throw a six. 7. A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. 8. Happiness is often a rebound from hard work. 9. You’re true love will show himself to you under the moonlight. 10. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go where there is no path...and leave a trail 11. Do not fear what you don’t know 12. The object of your desire comes closer. 13. If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words 14. You will have unexpected great good luck. 15. You will have a pleasant surprise 16. Your ability for accomplishment will be followed by success. 17. We can’t help everyone. But everyone can help someone. 18. You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly. 19. Emotion is energy in motion. 20. You will soon be honored by someone you respect.
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Ruan Thai Cuisine
TRADITION WITH A TASTEFUL TOUCH
Ruan I - Hilton Head Island 811 William Hilton Parkway 843-785-8575 • fax 843-785-8576
Ruan Hut - Hilton Head Island 1107 Main Street 843-681-3700 • fax 843-681-3703
Ruan II - Bluffton
26 Towne Drive, Belfair Towne Village 843-757-9479 • fax 843-706-3628 Business HouRs:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. • 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday 11:00 a .m.-3:00 p.m. • 4:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Saturday Lunch 12 p.m.-3 p.m. • Dinner 4:30-10 p.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m.w-9:00 p.m; Ruan I Only.
RUAN FAVORITES TOM YUM
A flavorful aromatic hot and sour soup enhanced with variations of fresh authentic Thai herbs and spices such as lemon grass, and galangal root with your choice of: Chicken 3.95 - Shrimp 4.95 - Tofu $3.50
Roasted half duck with your choice of sauce: Basil sauce or Honey sauce. Served with rice. 20.95
Sliced grilled sirloin steak tossed in chili, red onions, basil, cilantro, green onions, lime juice and Thai herbs. 8.95
Crispy Gogi battered calamari served with Thai sweet chili sauce. 8.95
GRILLED OR FRIED CALAMARI
Skewered calamari marninated with Thai sweet chili sauce. 8.95
RUAN THAI FRIED RICE
Delicate sweet and sour pineapple, shrimp, chicken, egg, onions, green onions, raisins, and cashew nuts, aromatized by Thai herbs. 18.95
Chicken nuggets, Grilled cheese, French fries, Children’s portion of Ruan’s most popular: Pad Thai or fried rice
Visit www.myruanthai.com for a look at our Full Menu! All Items and Prices are subject to change.
Hot and spicy soup with a combination of seafood, mushrooms, onions and ginger. 15.95/For Four People
SHRIMP & SCALLOPS IN MUSSAMAN CURRY
THAI GINGER RED CURRY GREEN CURRY
Pan seared sea scallops and shrimp in a mild mussaman curry sauce served with slices of avocado, potatoes, carrots, cashew nuts, and a side of rice.19.95
SHRIMP IN ROUGE
Lightly seared shrimp, bell pepper, brocoli, snow pea, and carrot in Red currry peanut sauce. 18.95
WHOLE SNAPPER OR WHOLE FLOUNDER
Your choice of either a whole flounder or snapper, scored and fried and then served with a three-flavor sauce and a side of rice. Market Price
An array of seafood and vegetables are steamed inside a boil basket. Flavors of coconut milk, and curry paste flow throughout to marinate the delights within. 21.95
THAI BASIL THAI GARLIC GARDEN NOODLE LEMON GRASS CHICKEN WITH PEANUT SAUCE
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7.50 8.25 8.25 9.50
12.95 13.95 13.95 16.95
EARLY DINING SPECIAL - 16.95 Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 6:30. salad, spring roll, choice of 5 entrees, beverages, (house red or white wine; hot or iced tea; or coffee.) January through April only. Ruan i and Ruan Thai Hut only.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bunruan Suphata (Ruan), a native of Thailand, prepares authentic Thai fare based upon the cuisine of central Thailand. Spices are freshly ground and everything is prepared from scratch. Portions are generous. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday, and dinner (complete with white tablecloths) is served nightly. Children’s menu, take-out and dinner reservations available.
A S I A N
Asian Bistro (Page 96)
51 New Orleans Rd. (near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-686-9888. Asian. Asian Bistro is located in an attractive contemporary-style premises. Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines are served. There also is a sushi bar, a traditional bar where libations of various kinds may be enjoyed. The regular menu is augmented by an extensive all-you-can-eat, very well-priced buffet at lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the regular menu continuously from 11:30 a.m. through dinner. Take-out is available.
Hinoki Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Page 94)
37 New Orleans Rd. (Orleans Plaza, near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-785-9800, hinokihhi.com. Asian. Hinoki serves traditional Japanese dishes such as grilled fish, chicken and steak, sukiyaki, a variety of noodle dishes, tempura, and many daily specials, plus sushi and sashimi. More than 20 entrées. Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) Monday-Friday, and dinner (5:3010 p.m.) Monday-Saturday. Lunch specials from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Homemade desserts. Early dining menu until 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
Kurama Seafood, Steak House & Sushi
(Page 93) 9 Palmetto Bay Road (South End in front of Staples), 843.785.4955, KuramaHHI.com. You and your group can gather around one of their many hibachi grills and enjoy dinner and a show as their talented chefs prepare a delicious teppanyaki-style meal. Comprised of fine meats, seafood, vegetables and rice, these dishes are fun and delicious. If you a looking for a more intimate experience, steal away to their quiet sushi bar where highly-trained sushi chefs will create masterpieces right before your eyes. Open daily from 4:30-10:00pm. Children’s menu, Early Bird, Happy Hour and take-out are all available. Casual dress. Reservations accepted.
Okko (Page 97) 95 Mathews Dr. (Port Royal Plaza), North end, 843341-3377. Asian. Okko specializes in contemporary Japanese and Thai cuisine. The atmosphere is sleek and upscale. Six hibachi tables are in a separate, glass-enclosed room. The bar and lounge area accommodates 30 people, and there are two private rooms. One of the only hibachi restaurants on the island. The restaurant was created by the owners of the popular Asian Bistro in New Orleans Plaza. Open for lunch and dinner. Lunch and Early bird specials available daily. Late-night menu of small portions 10-11:30 p.m. Happy Hour is 4-7 p.m. Open until midnight on weekends.
Ruan Thai Cuisine (Page 95)
811 William Hilton Pkwy. (Hwy. 278, near Palmetto Dunes), South end, 843-785-8575, www.myruanthai. com. Asian. Bunruan Suphata (Ruan), a native of Thailand, cooks authentic Thai fare based upon the cuisine of central Thailand. It ranges from curries to seafood to duck. Everything is prepared from scratch. Portions are generous. Lunch (informal) is served Monday-Saturday, and dinner (complete with white tablecloths) seven days a week. Three-course early dining special from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. A children’s menu, take-out and dinner reservations are available.
VariAsian (Page 100)
840 William Hilton Pkwy., South end, 843-785-9000. Asian. With all-you-can eat sushi for just $8.95, this is one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular lunch buffets. VariAsian also offers daily specials, a dinner buffet and has an extensive menu that includes Asian fusion, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Singaporean, Taiwanese and vegetarian cuisine. All ingredients are extremely fresh. Groups and kids are welcome. Monday-Friday, VariAsian is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for lunch and 4 p.m.10 p.m. for dinner. Saturday-Sunday, they are open 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for lunch and 4-10 p.m. for diner. Early Bird special from 4-6 pm. Take-out, reservations and catering are available..
Yummy House Chinese & Japanese Restaurant (Page 99)
2 South Wood Park (just off Hwy. 278, near Hilton Head Plantation), North end, 843-681-5888, www. yummyhousehiltonhead.com. Asian. Yummy House blends traditional culinary art with the modern concept of fine dining in an elegant contemporary atmosphere. Experience the distinctive menu featuring more than 80 dishes ranging from traditional Japanese favorites to classic Thai foods from across Asia. Extensive allyou-can-eat lunch buffet. Lunch is served seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and dinner from 4-10 p.m. Early bird specials offer up to 20 percent off dinner items, not applicable to take-out. Ask about Yummy House’s delivery.
S T E A K S / R I B S / B B Q
Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza (Page 113
7 Trent Jones Lane, Palmetto Dunes, South end, 843785-1165, www.palmettodunes.com/big-jims. BBQ/ American/Pizza. Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza offers up signature Southern dishes including slow-cooked barbecue and brisket, a variety of gourmet burgers and grilled pizzas plus homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Big Jim’s is located at 7 Trent Jones Lane, inside the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Classic breakfast menu served 7-10 a.m. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. daily. Live entertainment is offered seasonally with daily specials that include Martini Mondays and Prime Rib Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. Big screen TVs and outdoor seating overlooking the Jones golf course make Big Jim’s the perfect spot to watch sports. Take-out and catering are also available.
(Page 106) 3 Regency Parkway, South end, 843-686-7427, www.bulliesbbq.com. Ribs/barbecue. Bullies BBQ serves generous portions and prides itself on quality food at a fair price. A pulled pork or a pulled chicken sandwich is just $5.50. Bullies also offers jumbo sandwiches and dinner plates with french fries, cole slaw and jalapeño cheddar cornbread. Other sides include mac and cheese, Carolina cole slaw and kickin collards. Everything is slow-smoked over hickory and mesquite woods and can be topped off with one of four original sauces. Super lunch specials. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon. through Sat. and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Crane’s Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood
(Page 107) 26 New Orleans Rd. (near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-341-2333, www.cranestavern.com. American/Steak/Seafood. Crane’s Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood is a great destination for steak and seafood lovers, where numerous cuts of only USDA Prime grade beef, including its Famous Prime Rib, are served along with an excellent selection of fresh fish, seafood and pasta dishes. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence for its selection and knowledge of wine. Everything, from dressings to dessert, that can be is homemade. Dinner is served nightly from 5 p.m. Multi-course early bird is $16.95 (5-6 p.m. daily). A children’s menu is available. Reservations are appreciated.
Daniel’s Steakhouse, Tapas Bar & Nightclub (Page 111)
2 North Forest Beach Dr. (Beach Market), South end, 843-341-9379, www.danielshhi.com. American/ Mediterranean/Caribbean. Daniel’s serves “big small
plates” featuring the cuisines of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the East and the ocean. The large tapas-style servings are consistent with the restaurant’s desire to be upscale but not pricey. Daniel’s offers patrons both a restaurant/lounge area and a large, new, very sophisticated additional lounge. The new lounge offers music and serves a wide selection of wines. Daniel’s serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight. The bar remains open until 2 a.m. Happy hour specials from 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily. Reservations, outdoor dining and a kids menu are available.
Harbour Town Grill Page 3) 11 Lighthouse Lane, Sea Pines, South end, 843-3638380, www.seapines.com/dining. Steaks/American. Located at the clubhouse of world-famous Harbour Town Golf Links, this Tuscan-style steakhouse features wonderful steaks, delicious pastas, sides, desserts, a children’s menu and an early bird value menu. Harbour Town Grill was given the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants with a true dedication to wine. Open daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch. Special winter value menu served nightly from 5-9 p.m. in addition to the regular menu features two courses for $21 or three courses for $25. Gate fee credit. Reservations are suggested. One Hot Mama’s (Page 112)
7-A Greenwood Drive (near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-682-6262, www.onehotmamas.com. American/Barbecue/Ribs. Mama serves meats, smoked low and slow, that are sure to please. Enjoy Award-Winning Wings and Ribs, or steaks hand cut daily. All sides are homemade in small batches. Specialties include quality steaks, baby back ribs, pork, brisket, seafood, smoked and fried BBQ chicken. Pleasant, casual open atmosphere. Choose to dine indoors or out. Open for lunch, dinner and late night. Early Bird from 3-5:15pm. Happy Hour from 4-7pm. Delivery available through Restaurant Express. Children’s menu and catering available. starting at 11 a.m.
Smokehouse Ribs, Rhythm, Brews
(Page 108-109) 34 Palmetto Bay Rd. (near Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-842-4BBQ (4227), www.smokehousehhi. com. Steaks/Ribs/Barbecue. Smokehouse, which has been serving wood-fired barbecue since 1999, has an outstanding reputation for award-winning ribs, wings and chili. Its baby back ribs, pulled pork barbecue, wings and chili have won numerous first place awards. Happy hour from 3-6 p.m. daily, featuring $2 domestic
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott’s serves excellent fresh seafood and prime beef in attractive premises directly on the waterfront. Everything that can be obtained fresh is prepared fresh. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining and bars. Seafood specials are offered every night. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Scott’s is located to right of statue of Neptune as you face Shelter Cove Harbour. Just walk to the water and turn right. Please call 843-785-7575 for more information.
S E A F O O D Continued from page 116 Saturdays and Sundays. Early dining from 4-5:30 p.m. gives you a choice of 12 entree selections, soup or salad and a soft drink for $15. Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. with $3.75 margaritas, $2.75 house wines and Coronas. Happy hour food specials.
Captain Fishy’s (Page 137) See Also: New Restaurants 86 Helmsman Way (Palmetto Bay Marina), South end, 843-671-3474. Dine on “peel-um” shrimp, grilled, fried or blackened seafood baskets, as well as a selection of soups and sandwiches. There’s a special menu for your little Tadpoles as well. A full bar is available and Captain Fishy’s is home to the world famous Moonshine Mimosa. Dine inside or out on a pet-friendly patio. Inside Captain Fishy’s is the Urban Vegan, which serves up vegan and vegetarian food. Captain Woody’s (Page 129) Captain Woody’s Hilton Head has moved to 6 Target Road, off of Palmetto Bay Road and across from the Publix shopping center. We still have the “Same Fresh Seafood, Cold Beer & Great Happy Hour & Still A Locals Favorite For 30 Years!” They have dining inside and outside on the patio, with friendly owners and staff which adds up to a great place to eat. They also have a big outdoor deck bar featuring beer, wine and our specialty cocktails. Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm and includes a Happy Hour Food Menu. Captain Woody’s serves a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches (Grouper Melt & Po Boy’s), award winning soups and salads all at affordable prices. Open daily from 11am til 10 pm, bar until late. Call (843) 7852400. The Bluffton Captain Woody’s loation is in the Promenade, 17 State of Mind Street (843) 757-6222. Chart House (Pages 114-115)
2 Hudson Rd., North end, 843-342-9066, www. chart-house.com. Seafood. Lots of beautifully prepared fresh seafood, succulent steaks and delightfully decadent desserts. There are more than 20 fish and other seafood entrées to choose from. Lunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Diner served 3-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 3-9 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Early dining from 3-5:30 p.m. Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. in the lounge and patio. A kids menu, take-out and reservations are available. The multilevel Chart House, complete with both extensive indoor and outdoor dining, and with private or semiprivate places to dine.
E L A’s Blu Water Grille (Page 117)
1 Shelter Cove Ln. (Shelter Cove), Mid-island, 843785-3030, www.elasgrille.com. Seafood. Located high above the entrance to Shelter Cove Harbour, E L A’s
has panoramic views of the harbor in one direction and of the wide waters and marshes of Broad Creek on the other. The food at E L A’s would be well worth a visit even if its location were not so appealing. E L A’s features chef Chris Cohen’s New England influence on fresh catch seafood and steaks of the highest certified quality. Serving dinner seven days a week, starting at 4 p.m. Reservations, a kids menu and take-out are available. Ask about entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks (Pgs 118-119) 1 Hudson Rd. (just off Squire Pope Road on Skull Creek), North end, 843-681-2772, www.hudsonsonthedocks.com. Seafood. With 45 years of casual dining experience and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson’s is one of the Island’s most recognized landmarks. Featuring the freshest, local seafood in the area as well as pasta, steaks, chicken and nightly specials. Kid’s menu available. Featured on the Food Network and in Bon Appétit. Open daily at 11 a.m.
Kenny B’s Cajun/Creole Seafood
(Page 122) 70-A Pope Ave. (Circle Center), 843-785-3315. Seafood/American/New Orleans. Kenny B’s emphasizes New Orleans Creole cuisine. Chef/owner Ken Ballard describes it as “Creole cuisine with a Lowcountry influence.” Patrons also may order New Orleans traditions such as jambalaya, red beans and rice, and authentic gumbos. Kenny B’s is home of the Island’s best po’ boys and fried seafood. Cajun enthusiasts will enjoy blackened shrimp, chicken and catch of the day. Hilton Head Island’s place for Georgia Dawg football. Kenny B’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch.
Kingfisher Seafood & Steak House
(Pgs 63, 132-133) 18 Harbourside Ln. (Shelter Cove Harbour), Mid-island, 843-785-4442, www.kingfisherseafood.com. Seafood/American. Fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, chicken and pasta are served in spacious, comfortable dining rooms overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek. Live music. Hilton Head Comedy Club upstairs (admission). Happy hour from 4:30-7 p.m. featuring $2.50 draft, $3 house wine and $4 house liquor. Shrimp is $6 per dozen and oysters are $5 per half-dozen. $16 for a full pound of snow crab legs. Take-out and $4.99 kids menu available. All-you-caneat pasta for $9.99 Three-course early bird dinner for $14.99 from 4:30-6 p.m. Casual dress. Dinner nightly. Reservations available. Continued on page 128
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EDITORâ€™S NOTE: Marleys serves up excellent seafood, steaks, lobsters, chicken and pork in a casual, tropical fun environment. You can see the chefs preparing your dinner in their open kitchen, which features a wood-fired grill and special kettles for their steaming shellfish. Great place for margaritas or sangria. Very attractive restaurant. Dinner is served from 5 p.m., every night. Call 843-686-5800 or visit www.marleyshhi. com for more information. Continued on page 140
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Main Street Cafe (Page 116)
1411 Main Street. (Main Street Village, near Hilton Head Plantation), North End, 843-689-3999, www. hiltonheadcafe.com. American/Seafood. The cafe specializes in seafood and family favorites for lunch and dinner and what it likes to call “pub fare with a creative flair.” $29.99 All-you-can-eat- crab legs, six nights a week. Children’s Menu, take-out and reservations are available. Food and drink specials daily. Serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour Mon-Sat. from 4-8pm, features 1/2 price appetizers, $3 wells, $2.00 domestic bottles and $1.59 draft Bud Light. Hours- Mon-Sat. 11am-9pm. Sunday- 11am-3pm and 11am-9pm Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Marleys Island Grille (Pages 126-127)
35 Office Park Rd. (Park Plaza, near Sea Pines), South end, 843-686-5800, www.marleyshhi.com. Seafood. Marleys serves up all sorts of delicious fare cooked on a wood-fired grill, using hickory wood to enhance flavor. Spacious, attractive tropical hideaway-style restaurant with open kitchen. Special steamers for shellfish. Ice Cream & Trading Company, immediately adjacent to the restaurant, features more than 20 ice creams handmade on the premises. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day) seven days a week. Reservations are available. The Ice Cream & Trading Company is open daily from 12 a.m. in season. Early dining hours vary by season. Happy hour from 4:30-7 p.m. nightly featuring $3 original margaritas, mojitos and house wine, $2 beer and more.
Old Oyster Factory (Back Cover)
101 Marshland Rd., Mid-island, 843-681-6040, www. OldOysterFactory.com. Seafood/American. Panoramic marsh and water views. Specializing in fresh seafood and some of the best steaks on Hilton Head. Recently recommended in “Off the Beaten Track” column of The Wall Street Journal. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” for the wine list and knowledge of wine. Children’s menu available. Very large parties can be accommodated easily. Newly expanded outdoor seating. Dinner every night from 4:45 p.m. The bar is open from 4:45 p.m. “until.” Happy Hour 4:45-8 p.m. in the bar and lounge area. Casual dress. No reservations.
Red Fish (Page 2)
8 Archer Rd. (about one mile from Sea Pines Circle), South end, 843-686-3388, www.redfishofhiltonhead.com. Seafood/American. AAA Three Diamond restaurant. Red Fish specializes in beautifully prepared seafood and steaks. Diners may choose from a 1,000-
plus bottle selection of wines from around the world to enjoy with their meals or to take home. Private dining room for large parties. Red Fish serves lunch and dinner. $14.95 multi-course early dining specials from 5-5:45 p.m. features soup or salad; choice of seven entrées; and complimentary glass of iced tea, lemonade or chef’s choice of wine.
Scott’s Fish Market Waterfront Restaurant & Bar (Page 123)
17 Harbourside Ln. (Shelter Cove Harbour), Mid-island, 843-785-7575, www.scottsfishmarket.com. Seafood. “Island dining at its funnest.” Located waterfront to the right of Neptune’s statue, they feature comfortable Caribbean atmosphere combined with “the freshest seafood, with a mild to wild approach.” Land and seafood lovers can choose from a great menu offering everything from hand-cut steaks, homemade pastas and fresh sushi to “just caught” seafood. Nightly specials. Live entertainment at the outdoor bar, 5:30-9:30 p.m. seven days a week. Dinner is served from 4:30-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 4-9 p.m. Sundays. Sunset Early Bird, 4:30-5:30 p.m. daily features 20 percent off food items. Happy Hour at both bars, 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily featuring frozen tropical drinks, cold beer, martinis and cocktails at “great prices.” Children’s menu, full bar/tapas menu and takeout available.
Sea Grass Grille (Page 125) 807 William Hilton Pkwy. (Plantation Center, near Palmetto Dunes), South end, 843-785-9990, www.seagrassgrille.com. Seafood/American. Serves eclectic American and Lowcountry Continental cuisine. Chef Chad, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America of Hyde Park, New York, brings 38 years of hands-on culinary expertise to Sea Grass Grille. Only the freshest fish and other ingredients available are used. More than 50 wines by the glass. Won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2012. The staff also promises that they will serve warmth and familiarity, as well as food you are certain to enjoy. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner from 6 p.m. “until,” Tuesday-Saturday. Kids menu. Reservations are available for dinner. Sea Shack (Page 135)
6 Executive Park (off Pope Avenue), South end, 843785-2464, www.seashackhhi.com. Seafood. Sea Shack serves up one of the island’s most extensive menus of seafood served lots of ways, including grilled, blackened, fried, and more. Its many longtime customers have great affection for its unassuming down-home premises. Very reasonable prices. Locals Continued on page 138