NYC hounds going to Hilton Head for Labor Day weekend
Hounds, this will be our third trip to HH, we are staying at Sea Pines for a weekend of golf and more golf. Have read all the recent threads, have a few questions. Basically, we are happiest just eating simply cooked, clean food --- some killer oysters, grilled fish (hopefully fresh off the boat that day), a good salad, a fairly priced wine list. We've found Redifsh to be excellent in the past and thought we'd try that again, what do you think? I don't remember every place we didn't like except for CQ's and The Studio, both a little too precious for us. Was looking at the following: Black Marlin, Skull Creek Boathouse , Hudson's on the Docks, and maybe Roastfish and Cornbread? Do any of them take reservations? Any advice would be appreciated!!! Also, my brain is flashing on a place that was off the beaten track, upstairs from a trailer park or RV place? Is that still around and is it any good?
Sea Pines Restaurants
32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
I was just down to HHI for a few days. We ate at Black Marlin and I found it to be very touristy and overpriced.
We loved Roastfish & Cornbread! Chef David, formerly of Sea Shack, opened this place not too long ago and he's preparing simple local food in a rustic yet charming atmosphere with live music sometimes. I had his slow-braised beef brisket with a cold lentil salad - yum. Others in my family had fresh grilled fish and shrimp, his famous sweet potato cornbread and the wine was good and very reasonably priced. We went early, 5:50pm and it was full, but managed to get a table in 10 mins. - go early! There is outside dining too. Chef David even came by our table to say hello and make sure everything tasted good. I loved this place because it is the only restaurant that has a locally-focused menu - beef, veggies and seafood are all sourced from local farms/fishmongers. No reservations can be made here or at Black Marlin.
HHI resident for 29 years (and architect of several of these resaturants).
Black Marlin is in Palmetto Bay, but I haven't been there in a year or so. Skull Creek Boathouse is a Serg Group property (as is Black Marlin) and is a boistrous, free wheeling place on the water, but at the other (north) end of the island. Frankie Bones (Serg Group) is near Harris Teeter on Main Street (north end). Next door is Wise Guys (Serg Group) where, especially Friday evenings is the gathering place for island glitterati. (Full house from 5 pm.)
Three of my favorite Italian places: Michael Anthony's on New Orleans Road (south end), Mulberry Street Trattoria, over the bridge and the first left rurn after the Moss creek light, and Il Carpaccio at Pineland Station (mid island) also the best thin crust pizza on the island.
1476 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910
1301 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Sea Shack is outstanding seafood. They do not take reservations. Wild Wings is outstanding. They do not take reservations. Frankie Bones is outstanding. They do take reservations. Hudson's does not take reservations.
Sea Shack @ 6 Pope Executive Park Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC. 843 - 785 - 2462.
Wild Wing Cafe @ 72 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Isle, SC. 843 - 785 - 9464.
Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge @ 1301 Main St., Hilton Head Isle, SC. 843 - 682 - 4455.
Hudson's on the Docks @ 1 Hudson Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC. 843 - 681 - 2772.