May 2013

On The Water: Restauarants on the Water

Author: Special To C2 Magazine


South Beach Marina

(843) 671-CAFE

Hilton Head Island’s favorite waterfront café overlooks beautiful Braddock Cove. Live music and children’s entertainment echo the sounds of family fun nightly during the season, while fresh seafood is served daily. A schedule of seasonal events can be found at Be sure to check out The Salty Dog T-shirt Factory to get your world famous Salty Dog T-Shirt.


Shelter Cove Marina

(843) 785-3030

Ela’s Blu Water Grille has fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, prepared by Chef Chris Cohen. Featuring an interior designed by Rowe & Harlow of Chicago, spectacular views of Shelter Cove Harbour provide the perfect setting for a dining ambiance that is casual yet intimate. A second floor dining room with wrap around water views is a perfect setting for special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners. Small plates available in the lounge; dinner served daily from 4-10 p.m.

Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar & Carolina Seafood House
40 Folly Field Road
(800) 475-2631

Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort (HHIB&T) has exactly what you expect for casual oceanside dining. With incredible views, soothing breezes, and seasonal live entertainment, your inner beach bum will feel right at home at Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar. Menu items include peel-and-eat shrimp, pulled pork, burgers, and a full bar, including frozen cocktails. The kids will love Jamaica Mon’z for ice cream and other frozen treats. For a more refined dining experience, choose Carolina Seafood House and enjoy water views from indoors. Menu items include stuffed flounder, shrimp and grits, crab legs, and much more. No matter your mood, HHIB&T has what you crave.


Village at Palmetto Bluff

(843) 706-6630

Serving lunch in a warm country setting, Buffalo’s, located in the center of the village, offers patrons picturesque views of the May River as well as the chapel. Buffalo’s signature is the brick oven, where freshly-made pizzas are highlighted on the menu and a chef pizza is featured daily for your enjoyment. As chefs create local favorites in this comfortable atmosphere, you can also enjoy a selection of fine wines by the glass or bottle as well as a number of exotic coffees.


Shelter Cove

(843) 785.4442

Who says you can’t have award-winning food at affordable prices with a fantastic water view and live entertainment? Kingfisher offers seafood, steaks and more with panoramic views of Shelter Cove Harbour. With 15 meals under $15 and kid’s meals under $5, you can treat your family without breaking the bank. Kingfisher is kid-friendly and casual—and pet-friendly on the outside decks. Local musicians and bands perform indoors Wednesday-Friday; tableside magic will dazzle the kids and adults alike Monday and Tuesday; and fireworks light the sky most Tuesdays. Hilton Head Comedy Club Comedians perform at the “Top of the Kingfisher” Wednesday-Sunday.


Hilton Head Plantation

(843) 681-2386

With breathtaking sunset views over the Intracoastal Waterway and Pinckney Island, right next to historic Fort Mitchell, Chef Keith Josefiak’s summer menu is full of fresh-from-the-garden produce, local seafood, and tasty steaks to delight your taste buds. Relax on the romantic breeze-brushed deck under moss-draped oaks or gather family and friends inside the window wrapped dining room. The island’s waterfront destination steeped in Lowcountry history.

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
1 Hudson Rd.
(843) 681-2772

All tables feature extraordinary views of Port Royal Sound for a truly unique Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson’s employs the largest and one of only two remaining fishing fleets on the island which brings fresh local seafood straight from our docks to your table. Share the excitement as our crews unload thousands of oysters, shrimp and soft shell crabs from the day’s catch. Bring your family and friends for a special Lowcountry treat that has been a tradition for island-goers for many years.

363 Squire Pope Road

(843) 681-3663

Situated on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Skull Creek Boathouse offers the perfect Lowcountry setting, with spectacular water and marina views. Whether you choose to dine indoors, at our Dive Bar—a raw bar featuring fresh sushi, oysters and more, or outdoors on our expansive terrace—you’ll find nowhere else better to partake in Hilton Head Island’s sunsets and the freshest seafood or American cuisine favorites with a twist. The open air Buoy Bar serves up original drinks and a 360-degree view of the outdoors. From weekly Reggae Nights during the warmer months, to monthly Full Moon Parties, seasonal Lobsterfests, and daily Happy Hours, there’s always something fun for the entire family. One bite and you’re hooked!

86 Helmsman Way (Palmetto Bay Marina)

(843) 785-4950

Black Marlin offers the island’s largest selection of fresh-caught seafood, delicious hand-cut steaks, and premium frozen drinks, all in a relaxing Key West atmosphere. Located dockside at Palmetto Bay Marina, you can dine indoors or outdoors on the expansive patio. Take in the water views from your seat at The World Famous Black Marlin Hurricane Bar while enjoying menu selections such as the award-winning Sushi Nachos.

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