After all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, it’s no wonder why Christmas can also be very exhausting. This holiday season, why not give yourself a unique Christmas gift such as not having to worry about the dirty dishes! Whether you’re celebrating the season away from home or you simply need a much-needed holiday break, you can check out one of these restaurants that will remain open on Christmas day.

1. CQ’s Restaurant

140 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 671-2779

This restaurant offers fine dining, cozy atmosphere and a touch of Hilton Head Island’s colorful history. Open daily for dinner, it has children’s menus as well as take-out services. Popular menu items include fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese, mahi-mahi special, shrimp and grits with bean sprouts, salmon plato para ninos, and peanut butter pie.


2. Links, An American Grill

11 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 363-8380

Located within the all-new Harbour Town Clubhouse, this restaurant offers world-class cuisine as well as a truly impressive dining experience. Its menu includes a wide array of sumptuous offerings with a particular focus on grilled selections  and savory twists on well-loved American classics. Must-try menu items include Links Steakhouse Burger, Salt and Pepper Calamari, Poached Maine Lobster, Braised Lamb Shank, and more!


3. OKKO Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant

95 Mathews Dr Suite C, Hilton Head Island SC 29926
(843) 341-3377

OKKO is a dining and takeout Thai restaurant that is also known for its excellent service and friendly staff. Customers rave about its amazing dining experience and perfectly cooked dishes. Some of its popular dishes include Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic Sauce, Chao-Lay, Thai Basil Fried Rice, and Pad Thai.


4. HH Prime

23 Ocean Ln, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 842-8000

Experience beachside dining that only HH Prime can offer. Located a few steps from the mystic sounds of the rolling ocean waves, this restaurant boasts a superb culinary flair that’s incomparable anywhere else in the Lowcountry. Favorite menu items include Filet Mignon, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Spicy Seafood Marinara, HH Prime Burger, and more!


5. Heyward’s – Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 842-2400

Dubbed as the premier restaurant for Hilton Head’s Sonesta Resort and Shipyard Plantation, Heyward’s offers daily breakfast and great dining experience. Its menu focuses on a combination of Seafood, Steaks, and entrees inspired by the traditions of the Lowcountry region. This include Pappardelle Pasta, Penne and Artichoke, Seared Tuna, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Plate, and more!


6. The Porch Southern Kitchen & Bar

1 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 785-2900

Enjoy Lowcountry cuisine that comes with Southern hospitality at The Porch. Raved for its great food and warm service, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, all celebrating the region’s colorful traditions and culinary heritage. Well-loved menu items include Brisket Hash & Eggs, Coastal Blue Crab Benedicts, Grouper Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sammy, Butcher’s Block 36 and Buttermilk Fried Chicken 20.



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