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5 of the Best Places to Eat Dinner in Hilton Head

If we can promise you one thing about your vacation in Hilton Head, SC, it’s that you definitely won’t go hungry! Our island is home to some of the very best restaurants in the South. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner with your sweetheart or a meal with the whole family, you’re sure to find the perfect eatery for your evening out on the town. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the best places to eat dinner in Hilton Head.

1. Michael Anthony’s Cucina ItalianaDelicious ravioli with marinara sauce.

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana has been named one of the “Top 50 Italian Restaurants” in the United States by OpenTable! Modeled after the trattorias found in Italy’s small towns, Michael Anthony’s offers authentic Italian fare in an upscale environment. Some of the most popular items on Michael Anthony’s menu include the pasta with bolognese sauce, ravioli, carpaccio di manzo (thinly sliced raw beef with arugula, aioli, and parmesan) and tiramisu. If you are an aspiring chef, consider signing up for one of Michael Anthony’s fantastic cooking classes.

2. Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

Lucky Rooster is another one of the best places to eat dinner in Hilton Head. Self described as an “American bistro with Southern soul,” this unique restaurant serves a mix of comfort foods and adventurous dishes. Lucky Rooster prides itself on using fresh ingredients that are locally sourced. Highlights of the menu include the fried chicken, roasted bone marrow, short ribs, and deviled eggs.

A tasty steak dinner.3. WiseGuys

WiseGuys is legendary for its mouthwatering steaks! All of the steaks served at this restaurant are hand cut, aged for a minimum of 28 days, and prepared on a Montague Steak broiler, which sears in natural flavors at temperatures reaching 1,800 degrees. In addition to steaks, WiseGuys also offers phenomenal tapas, tasty small plates that guests can share. WiseGuys boasts a modern, urban atmosphere, a beautiful lounge, and a bar with over 200 bottles of wine.

4. Skull Creek Boathouse

Offering lovely views of the coast, Skull Creek Boathouse is the perfect place for a casual dinner on the water. This restaurant is well known for its wonderful seafood, which is as fresh as can be. Some of the most-buzzed-about dishes at the Boathouse include the crab cakes, seafood chowder, shrimp salad, and their great selection of sushi rolls. Skull Creek Boathouse is also a great spot to hear live music from local musicians during your getaway.

5. Charlie’s L’etoile VerteA plate of roast duck.

Charlie’s L’etoile Verte has been a can’t-miss restaurant in Hilton Head for over 25 years. L’etoile Verte, which means “the green star” in French, takes its name from a cafe that owner Charlie Golson used to visit when he lived in Paris. Ideal for a date night, this romantic restaurant serves spectacular French-American cuisine. Popular dishes include the breast of duck, local flounder, filet mignon, and caramel cake.

When you stay with Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals, you will be just a short drive away from all of the best places for dinner in Hilton Head. Our vacation rentals come with your choice of stellar amenities, including fully furnished kitchens, outdoor grills, flat screen TVs, internet access, and private swimming pools. With everything from 1 bedroom properties to 7 bedroom properties, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your vacation. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Hilton Head vacation rentals!