Best Eats in Hilton Head?
I'm travelling to Hilton Head Island in the next few weeks and wanted to find the best restaurant in town -- ideally, not completely overrun by tourists. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
was there overnight last weekend; we had breakfast at a place called "stacks" that I thought was fair. Sad to say we just had pizza delivered for dinner as TS Barry got there the same time we did :(
I wanted to stop at "squat and gobble" in bluffton to see what all the hoopla was about, but based on the name, my wife refused to go.
From a 26 year islander (with a penchant for Italian food)
MIchael Anthony's, Orleans Plaza. Dependable upscale food and wine in a comfortable setting. They never have to advertise.
Mulberry Street Trattoria, just over the bridge, take the first right after the Moss Creek light. Joe is a fine cook and the place is worth the hype.
Il Carpaccio, in Pineland Station. Another good Italian place that also does a good pizza.
La Famiglia, near Palmetto Dunes. Tiny and nice. Pino also owns a gelateria in the village of Wexford.
Spice, the Village at Wexford. Indian food in an atmosphere not found this side of Manhattan.
Charlie's Etiole Verte on New Orleans Road. Excellent food in extremely comfortable surroundings.
We hit the Squat and Gobble last fall--it was great--nothing fancy, but a good deal--very down-home!
Our favorites are:
Michael Anthony's: last summer at there twice in one week.
Sea Grass Grill: former staff from Charlie's Etiole Verte and in the old location--great quality food--nothing fancy and amazing service.
Alligator Grille--surprisingly good sushi
I might try Mulberry Street Trattoria this year--it sounds interesting!
As a Hilton Head homeowner for over 10 years, my absolute favorite is Alexander's in Palmetto Dunes. It is just consistently delicious! Kingfisher is also quite good. Juleps I really enjoy as well as Truffles. Michael Anthony's is absolutely delicious as well!