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Hilton Head update - January

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I've uerveyed the posts - and found the helpful. This is just an invittion for any updates - openings, closings, etc. and a request for info on local fish/seafood and other markets in and around HH.

thanks in advance

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  1. I'd love to see some updates too. We don't need fancy, just good local food.

    We'll be there 1/27 - 2/3. We want to eat "local". No farmed tilapia for us! Bring on the local oysters, shrimp, etc. (It looks like shrimp season ends mid-January but hopefully there would still be some local shrimp around).

    Thoughts on Bluffton Oyster Co.?
    http://www.blufftonoyster.com/about_us

    Also does anyone have any thoughts on the Gullah festival?

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    1. re: RWCFoodie

      Bluffton Oyster Company isn't a restaurant but if you want fresh local seafood it cant be beat

      1. re: efrashhi

        Bluffton Oyster Co opened a restaurant near the market recently.

        I haven't been yet but I'll try to find a recent post and edit in the link.
        eta..Here you go..

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/874343

        Love Roastfish and Cornbread.

        1. re: 9lives

          Thanks 9lives for the link - we will take a ride over there for sure! Will have to check out Roastfish and Cornbread too.

          I will report back!

      2. re: RWCFoodie

        The Bluffton Oyster Co restaurant is just at the top of the street where I work. Their Oyster Stew is divine and if you eat a bowl of that you won't be eating anything else - so good! It's not fancy, but the food is good and very fresh. If you feel like having some Mexican food, Mi Tierra in the same little center of Dr. Mellinchamp Way is terrific.

      3. So far, Roastfish and Cornbread is the star, especially for the fish - perfectly fresh and very well and simply prepared. Their gumbo is good and the fried okra is above average. They have sweet potato cornbread which is not a good concept

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        1. re: dcbbq

          Hi dcbbq - we want to eat good fresh fish so Roastfish and Cornbread sound great to me! Love gumbo too. At this time of the year do you think they would be using frozen okra for the fried okra? Yeah, sweet potato cornbread sounds like it would be too much like cake...

        2. We've had a good trip. Besides Roastfish and Cornbread, we've had very good meals at Redfish (they started restaurant week early, and it was sensational), Blue Marlin and Frankie Bones. We've taken care to check and make sure seafood is local, and there always is something local - and a good bit that isn't. And we've mainly stayed with simple preparations. We also got some local shrimp in Bluffton, which is a good place to get seafood.

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          1. re: dcbbq

            I'm a fan of Bluffton Oyster and Benny Hudson's. Hudson may be more convenient if you're staying on HH.

            Not a restaurant but high quality market offering local and non local fish. Great if you have a kitchen where you're staying..near Hilton Head Plantation.

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/61246842...