What tempts your palette? Maybe it’s Continental, Italian, or Mediterranean dishes that you crave. Or is it the Oriental flavors from the east or spicy foods from south of the border that set your mouth to watering? Perhaps you prefer to stay a little closer to home and savor steaks, seafood, or traditional southern style fare? With literally hundreds of restaurants catering to every taste and budget, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Hilton Head.

Island dining is a true epicurean experience offering flavors from around the world and around the Lowcountry. Chefs have created distinctive dishes from the oysters, fish, shrimp, and soft-shell crabs that inhabit the local waters providing diners with a true taste of Hilton Head. Hilton Head is also the perfect place to sample regional cuisine from grits for breakfast to fried chicken and collard greens for dinner.

Whether you’re in the mood for waterfront dining under the stars, a trendy bistro, or an elegant, candlelit dinner, Hilton Head Island offers a wide array of choices. Casual and family friendly dining options also abound, the island is home to everything from funky pizzerias and colorful ice cream parlors to beachside burgers, bakeries, and delis.

You can partake in a little island atmosphere by enjoying tropical libations at a beachfront bar while enjoying the beat of reggae or familiar favorites from live musicians. If you’d rather, you can unwind over a glass of wine from one of the island’s well-stocked cellars amid the tinkling of a piano or contemporary jazz. Visitors and locals alike can catch their favorite teams on big screen TVs at friendly neighborhood pubs and sports bars. No matter where you dine, don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent desert or homemade candy from one of the island’s sweets shops.

You can expect first-rate service wherever you dine. The island’s food and beverage professionals are among the finest in the nation. Island restaurateurs take as much pride in knowing local clientele by name and recognizing returning visitors as they do in serving delectable dishes.

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