Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving signature Southern dishes including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizzas plus homemade soups, salads, seafood and fall-off-the-bone ribs. 

Big Jim set the tone for Palmetto Dunes’ growth and development since purchasing the resort in 1979, but one of his biggest claims to fame has been his culinary skills. From his own special barbecue sauce to his renowned Tennessee cole slaw, Big Jim’s recipes were always in demand. 

Nothing has changed in the restaurant named in Big Jim’s honor. 

An online reviewer had nothing but praise for the restaurant. “The staff was so pleasant,” the review said. “We had the 1/2 rack of ribs with veggies. The corn on the cob was awesome and buttery sweet. We love this place.” 

Another online reviewer said Big Jim’s was well worth a visit. 

“We’ve stayed in Palmetto Dunes many times and Big Jim’s will now be a part of our vacation plans,” the review said. “We ordered chicken nachos, chicken tenders, sweet chili shrimp with Caesar salad, Rib dinner, Pepperoni pizza, and grouper dinner. All were very good. Highly recommend a trip to Big Jim’s.” 

Breakfast served daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy omelets, breakfast sandwiches, waffles and more. 

Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu as well as a wine and beer menu. Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m., take-out orders and catering. Enjoy big screen TVs and outdoor seating overlooking the Robert Trent Jones golf course. 

7 Trent Jones Ln. (Palmetto Dunes), Hilton Head Island, 855-878-1966,