saltydogFor many, a trip to Hilton Head Island or Bluffton isn’t complete without a stop at one of the region’s many landmark restaurants. Here are 18 places loved by both locals and visitors from all over the world.

Salty Dog Café

Simply put, this is the island’s premier iconic restaurant. There’s a reason why you can find Salty Dog T-Shirts from Africa to Alaska – people come from all points of the globe to sample the delicious seafood, get their picture taken with Jake, and soak in the waterfront views.

 

Quality and creativity are common themes among area’s 250 restaurants

If there is any doubt about Hilton Head Island’s credentials as a food destination, just watch the Food Network, the Travel Channel or pick up a copy of Travel + Leisure or Conde Nast. None of their segments or articles about Hilton Head and Bluffton gets more than a paragraph or two without gushing about the variety and quality of this area’s 250 restaurants.

Popular waterfront restaurant makes wholesale changes, introduces revolutionary call-service buttons

A popular Hilton Head Island waterfront restaurant has a new name, a new theme, a new manager, a new menu and a completely revamped interior.

The snuggly comforts of the holidays come from familiar smells that waft through the kitchen and the anticipation of special dishes that only come around once a year. In this house, it’s not Christmas without these:

bestplayLOCAL RESTAURANT SPECIALS FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON! Many local sports bars and restaurants are full of people watching football on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and sometimes Thursdays. Here are a few places where you can score a great deal on food and drinks while watching your favorite team play.

 

fishtacos4You don’t have to travel to Baja, Calif., for these West Coast favorites. Plenty of restaurants are serving them up with style right here at home.

On an elemental level, the fish taco can be reduced to a very simple equation: Fish + Tortilla = Fish Taco. What a restaurant adds to those basic ingredients makes all the difference in the world. Here is a look at the best fish tacos you can find in the Lowcountry.

gameplanFORMER FOOTBALL COACH’S RESTAURANT RUBY LEE’S THRIVING ON THE NORTH END

The idea began where most good ideas are born: The need to fill a void.

For Tim Singleton, that void had a lot of layers.

On the business side, the Hilton Head Island icon knew that a place where his friends could listen to good music, eat their style of food and take in sports would resonate with islanders.

icecream1Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. After spending the day enjoying the Lowcountry’s sparkling sand beaches, world-class golf courses, unique boutiques and extensive trails network, there's no better way to cool off than with a tasty treat from one of the region’s many treat shops. Whether you're in the mood for ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, frozen custard, Italian ice or a smoothie, there's a local eatery serving what you crave.

 

holytequila01NEW RESTAURANT BRINGS FLAVORS AND TRADITIONS OF MEXICO TO HHI

The owners of Hilton Head Island's Charbar Co. have opened a new taco and tequila restaurant, just a few doors down from their popular burger restaurant in Park Plaza.

Holy Tequila's focus is innovative gourmet tacos to eat and plenty of premium tequila to drink - more than 40 varieties.

"It's a full-sensory dining experience," owner Nick Bergelt said. "The visuals, flavors, smells and music represent all the best that Mexico has to offer."