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santafeAUTHENTIC SOUTHWESTERN

Santa Fe Café is the only place on Hilton Head Island to find authentic Southwestern cuisine, and nothing is more representative of this favorite locals’ eatery than a bowl of painted desert soup. Made from red pepper, corn, Mexican cream and mole, it’s a feast for the eyes and palate. Regional dishes plus traditional Mexican recipes are the stars of the menu at this vibrant, refined restaurant with a New Mexico look. 

A FAMILY TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Cranes Tavern

Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island has a pedigree that goes back for more than a century. Frank Crane, an immigrant from Ireland, founded Crane’s Tavern in Philadelphia in 1908 and ran it until forced to close during Prohibition. 

Cowboy Brazilian

Are you looking for a unique dining experience for you and your friends? Award-winning Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse in the Village at Wexford is the place to go. 

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all-you-can eat “Churrascaria.” They offer a full salad bar with over 30 items including cold cuts and imported cheeses, six Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA prime cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb carved at your table by their gauchos. Try one or try them all. Each slice of meat is grilled to perfection. 

PHILLYSCAFE & DELI

Locally owned and operated for more than 26 years, Phillys Cafe and Deli is a favorite lunchtime spot for locals and visitors on the south end of Hilton Head wanting a tried and true sandwich. Phillys’ motto is “Best sandwiches on the island…Period!” 

Il Carpaccio2NOTHERN ITALIAN INSPIRED CUISINE

Dining at Il Carpaccio on Hilton Head Island can feel like stepping into a storied and elegant past, an experience that goes beyond the menu. Starting with the antipasti and continuing through the zuppe, pasta, carne or pesce, each dish here is made from scratch with the freshest available ingredients. 

LANDMARK EATERY. ISLAND TREASURE.

signes

Located on a side road between Sea Pines Circle and the Cross Island Bridge, Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery Café is not on Hilton Head Island’s beaten path. But it’s definitely worth discovering. 

AUTHENTIC NY STYLE BOILED BAGELS

Island BagelDid you know Hilton Head has had real New York style bagels since 1994? Island Bagel & Deli believes that quality food makes for a quality day. When you’re in the mood for a bagel you deserve only the best, right? That’s why their 16 flavors of bagels are made from scratch and boiled in purified water daily.

stacksPANCAKES & MORE

Hilton Head Island residents and visitors hankering for hearty, home-made Southern-influenced breakfast and lunch fare in generous portions, served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, have made this family-owned restaurant a favorite. 

FRESH FOOD–FAST

delishDelisheeyo owner Blake Wearren set out to create a place for people to escape for lunch. An alumni of the Whole Foods Company and a Kentucky native, Blake cooks food that makes you feel good. 

The fruit and veggie smoothies are a quick meal by themselves. The Buddha Bowls, consisting of steamed grain and healthy toppings of your choice, is a favorite of the regulars. 

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

French Bakery2

At The French Bakery on Hilton Head Island, freshly baked, house-made, mouth-watering pastries, breads and desserts fill glass cases. Cinnamon rolls, chocolate-dipped madeleines and scones disappear in a flash. 

For the past twenty years, tourists and locals alike have made The French Bakery and Cafe their home. Marek Belka and his son Tomazs work hard to the delight of their customers.