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KittCat84 Apr 14, 2010 11:31 AM

Traveling to Hilton Head Island, SC this fall and already starting to research our dining itinerary! Any suggestions for places to eat breakfast/lunch/dinner/ or go to at night for cocktails? Any information on Robert Irvine's eat! restaurant?

Thanks!

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  1. carolinadawg RE: KittCat84 Apr 14, 2010 11:38 AM

    Here's a few previous posts that may be useful. (A couple of them were started a while back, but have recent replies) if you do search you'll find others:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4483...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6762...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1391...

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      PlaceYourBets RE: KittCat84 Jul 7, 2010 07:00 PM

      My family is partial to Steamers at Coligny Plaza. The Old Fort Pub on Skull Creek is quite romantic.

      I'd recommend the Quarterdeck in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, for drinks.

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      Old Fort Pub
      65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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        KittCat84 RE: PlaceYourBets Jul 8, 2010 08:16 AM

        Thanks for the ideas! I'll add them to my list of things to check out :) I can't wait!

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        DaleJ RE: KittCat84 Jul 8, 2010 07:48 AM

        I assume my prejudices are on the posts forwarded on carolinadawg's entry. But, if not, here goes: (BTW, I've lived here for 29 years, so I've seen them come and go.)

        I have three favorite restaurants (all Italian):

        Michael Anthony, on New Orleans Road (south end).
        Mulberry Street Trattoria. Go over the bridge and take the first left after the Moss Creek light.
        Il Carpaccio, in Pineland Station center (mid island).

        For cocktails: Wise Guys lounge just off Main Street (north end). The spot for the island's glitteratti. I'll be in front of the martini Friday at 5:30..

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        Mulberry Street
        1476 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

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          DaleJ RE: KittCat84 Jul 8, 2010 07:50 AM

          One more. If you like crowds and water views you can't go wrong at the Boathouse. On Squire Pope Road (north end) just past Hudson's.

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            lynnlato RE: DaleJ Jul 8, 2010 08:47 AM

            Listen to DaleJ, he knows what he's talking about.

            I would also recommend Flamingo House of Donuts in the Harris Teeter shopping center at the Sea Pines gate. They do made-to-order custom donuts in the morning and good casual Greek for lunch and dinner.

            In that same shopping center is Alligator Grille which is a reliable locally-owned place for creative plates and sushi. The duck spring rolls are good. They have live music some nights too and a comfortable bar to hang out at.

            For a taste of local low country food I would suggest Roastfish & Cornbread - a locally owned restaurant by Chef David, formerly of the island institution Sea Shack. I haven't been to this new place yet, but I am a fan of Chef David and his no frills low country food. I even have his cookbook. His sweet potato cornbread is deliciously naughty. He does fish & seafood platters which you can have broiled, blackened and fried. He has soups, stews, fish tacos, organic burgers - all kinds of good stuff. I'm told that he now serves beer & wine too - yay! Here's a link:

            http://www.roastfishandcornbread.com/...

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              Littleman RE: lynnlato Jul 8, 2010 12:20 PM

              I second Roastfish and Cornbread.

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                lynnlato RE: Littleman Jul 8, 2010 02:10 PM

                You've been? Do tell me what it's like, please? I assume it's a big step up from Sea Shack in terms of location, setting and atmosphere. And it looks like the menu is a bit more refined, but still simple. I hope it is doing well. I met Chef David very briefly when he came off the line at Sea Shack to chat for a minute with me while he signed a copy of his cookbook that I had bought.

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                  jpthomas RE: lynnlato Jun 3, 2011 08:14 AM

                  Third Roastfish and Cornbread. Off the beaten track in a house. Much nicer inside than the Sea Shack. Menu is much bigger. We go to Hilton Head every year and last year we ended up there 3 times.
                  We also like Michael Anthony's and Charlie's Etoile Vert.

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                  Sea Shack
                  6 Executive Park Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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                    divamon RE: jpthomas Dec 11, 2012 01:48 PM

                    And his gumbo is to die for. It's one of my favorite restaurants on Hilton Head. Not fancy, not expensive, just really, really good food. I love his whole roast flounder. It's always perfect. I also second Michael Anthony's - lovely atmosphere and great service in a pretty room. Pomodoro is tiny and new and has great buzz about it. I personally am not a fan of Il Carpaccio. It's loud and the service is rude and the meal that I had there was not that good. For lunch, do try the French Bakery in Pineland Statton (just next to Il Carpaccio). I sent a friend there and she became addicted to their pastries!

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            Littleman RE: KittCat84 Jul 8, 2010 08:28 AM

            Signe's Bakery is a fine place for breakfast. I like Black Marlin Grill for lunch/dinner in a casual setting with good atmosphere and plenty of good food. Wise Guys is good for drinks. Hudson's on the Docks serves great seafood for lunch or dinner. Good luck.

            Signe's Bakery @ 93 Arrow Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC. 843 - 785 - 9118.
            http://www.signesbakery.com/
            The Black Marlin Bayside Grill @ 86 Helmsman Way # 103, Hilton Head Isle, SC. 843 - 785 - 4950.
            http://www.blackmarlinhhi.com/
            Hudson's on the Docks @ 1 Hudson Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC. 843 - 681 - 2772.
            http://www.hudsonsonthedocks.com/

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            Black Marlin Bayside Grill
            86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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              richburgfoodie RE: Littleman May 31, 2011 09:58 AM

              If you're up for fine dining try Robert Irvine's Eat!. Robert is the guy on Dinner Impossible on food network. They said at the restaurant if he's not traveling he will be there. The night we went every dish we ordered was delicious and well done.

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                sammur RE: richburgfoodie Jun 1, 2012 03:17 PM

                I went by Flamigo Donuts today and it is closed. Big for lease sign in the window even though there are drinks still in the case. Sad day.

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                  lynnlato RE: sammur Jun 1, 2012 05:01 PM

                  Oh noooo!!!! This is very sad indeed. :-(

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              LynnTTT RE: KittCat84 Jun 3, 2012 06:05 PM

              We live in Bluffton, the poor man's Hilton Head. Saturday night we went to Fusion, just outside Sea Pines. On Friday and Saturday nights they have a very good and reasonable Indian buffet. Go west across the bridge and make a right into Moss Creek to Claude and Ulli's. Great bistro french food with very good sauces. For great views and lots of choices, try Skull Creek boathouse.

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                stevenpol RE: KittCat84 Sep 10, 2012 06:47 PM

                hi there, we live in hilton head and there is a lot of good food to be had. high end-michael anthony's, sage room (hard to find, but worth it), old fort pub. just below that is roastfish and cornbread (on marshland), wise guys, redfish. for a cool casual burger and beer, try to find off the hook, also on marshland, looking out at broad creek. enjoy

                1. Darth_Tater RE: KittCat84 Feb 24, 2013 07:44 PM

                  Friday February 22, had dinner at Roastfish and Cornbread. After studying the menu that the Inn on Main Street had on hand, I wound up only eating daily specials. Really spiciness of the shrimp gumbo and the blackened dolphin. Baby limas w/sundried tomatoes were just OK. But, the curried cabbage . .. sweetness of the cabbage coupled with the curry was a nice surprise. Only disappointing item was the pumpkin cornbread. It was too dry. I liked near dessert-like sweetness with the heat of the gumbo. Some posts here knocked the decor. It was not an issue for us. Eclectic, yes. Distracting, maybe. But, interesting. If we make it back to Hilton Head, we will definitely have a meal or two there!

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