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Under the Radar Restaurants to Visit in Hilton Head

June 13, 2022

Hilton Head is full of great restaurants. Unfortunately, many visitors don't get to explore many of the area's hidden gems! If you're traveling to Hilton Head this summer and you're looking to visit some under the radar restaurants that are not as well known by tourists, then you should visit one of these superb local spots! 


A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant

Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant is a beloved local seafood restaurant. They have some of the best Lowcountry shrimp and grits in the state! They've received many accolades and awards, including the Reader’s Choice Award for Hilton Head Monthly and a range of TV features. Despite their reputation, they do not see many tourists, making it an awesome option for traveling foodies seeking local crowds.

Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe 

Traveling with friends or family members that have dietary restrictions? Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe is an amazing restaurant that has plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. They serve breakfast all day. There's everything from biscuits and gravy to crab cake eggs benedict! You'll love enjoying a meal on their beautiful dog-friendly patio.


The Sea Shack

The Sea Shack is a unique restaurant. They serve made-to-order seafood prepared with Lowcountry flare. They've been called one of the top seafood restaurants in South Carolina and have received many awards. They're widely regarded as a top hidden gem!

Up the Creek Bar & Grill

Southern Living Magazine calls Up the Creek Bar & Grill "a seafood shack with killer views." They have tons of seafood options as well as tasty burgers, all served up in a casual environment with unbeatable waterfront views. 

What is your favorite under the radar restaurant in Hilton Head? Share your favorites in the comments! 

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