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Popular Seafood Restaurants in Hilton Head Island

ERA Evergreen



Feb 16 8 minutes read

Seafood in Hilton Head Island has been mentioned countless times in brochures, travel packets, tourist websites, blogs, and magazine write-ups. Its inevitable connection to the island (seafood is a point of pride in the coastal South Carolina!) has tourists flocking over Lowcountry during holidays and vacations just for a taste of the freshest and tastiest seafood dishes, almost every restaurant around the area offers.

And if you're new on the island, you're probably curious to know which restaurant offers the BEST seafood menu, especially since a lot of food stops are popping up in every corner-- so we've gathered a few who comes out on top! Here are some seafood restaurants in Hilton Head Island you'll have to try soon:

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining 

Smell the salty breeze of the ocean right on the famous docks of Hudson's Seafood House-- and eat all the oysters, shrimps, and soft shell crabs from the day's catch to your heart's content! Come by the oldest and most famous restaurant by the inter-coastal waterway, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, and experience 50 years of superb customer service, plus great food, too! The restaurant works with fishermen from Charleston, Georgia, and northern Florida, to name a few, to get the freshest catches to be served during their daily lunch and dinner specials. A tradition kept by island locals since 1967, Hudson's welcomes you and your family to a special Lowcountry seafood feast to remember!

A Lowcountry Backyard

32 Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Sit-down dining

A food paradise in the middle of a real-life paradise is what most people would describe the A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant. This famous local hangout brings customers back to the simpler times along with some great seafood dishes that most Southerners grew up on. Experience seafood boils, oyster roasts, shrimp and grits, and a whole lot more-- only at your home away from home, A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant!

The Sea Shack

6 Executive Park Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining

Veer away from the classy and fancy and embrace the true Southern roots-- drive by The Sea Shack for an unpretentious seafood dining experience. If you like your seafood grilled, fried, or blackened, the Sea Shack is your place to be! Known to give you the best value for your money, the seafood and fish restaurant provides a wide selection of the perfect beach grub in huge servings. A hidden gem and a popular locals' place, The Sea Shack give you something beyond the Island's norm-- come out impressed each time! 

The Skull Creek Boathouse

397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining

Seafood is best enjoyed in a casual, relaxed setting, where you can get your hands busy and deliciously dirty-- and that's what The Skull Creek Boathouse gives you! Known as Hilton Head Island's most awarded landmark waterfront restaurant, The Skull Creek Boathouse features colorful sunset views, fresh raw and cooked seafood, and refreshing original drinks every day! Come by with your buddies and enjoy huge food servings--don't forget to grab an ice-cold beer for the perfect finale to one of the best meals you'll ever have!

Fishcamp on Broad Creek

11 Simmons Rd Broad Creek, Hilton Head, SC 29926

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Sit-down dining

Fishcamp on Broad Creek is one of Hilton Head Island's go-to family dining destination, famous for its waterfront views, an oyster-roasting pit, fun family activities, and some live entertainment, too! Enjoy a simple backyard setting when you choose to dine at FBC, with its pet-friendly patio offering an incredible view overlooking Broad Creek and Hilton Head sunsets. The restaurant's menu treats you to a taste of Lowcountry living, with dishes ranging from popular seafood viands to juicy steaks! Come by and find your next favorite island restaurant-- welcome to Camp!

Poseidon Coastal Cuisine

38 Shelter Cove Ln Suite 121, Hilton Head, SC 29928

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining - ✅Curbside pickup 

Armed with fresh seafood and a menu that aims to please, Poseidon Coastal Cuisines garners the top of the list. The restaurant boasts its culinary expertise with its wide range of seafood dishes (raw and cooked!), and its world-class customer service is something that's continuously raved about, too! And if those aren't enough to convince you, Poseidon Coastal Cuisine is also located in a beautiful rooftop setting, which gives you access to the best view of Broad Creek! Ready for a superb seafood experience? Head on over to Poseidon, and supersede your expectations! Yes, folks, it's a kid-friendly restaurant, too!

The Crazy Crab-Jarvis Creek

104 William Hilton Pkwy Hwy 278, Jarvis Creek, Hilton Head, SC 29926

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining - ✅Curbside pickup 

A memorable waterfront dining experience awaits you at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek-- complete with a beautiful view of the best sunset in town!

The restaurant's menu is derived from some of the most popular Lowcountry recipes, with each entree individually prepared by order. Its seafood dishes are known to be the best on the island, even winning local awards for multiple years! Visit this local favorite and bring the whole family with you-- The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek provides entertainment for everyone with some onsite playgrounds for the kiddos and the largest saltwater fish tank on Hilton Head!

Old Oyster Factory

101 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Takeout - ✅Sit-down dining

Enjoy a great view overlooking Broad Creek, an inviting Southern atmosphere, and a menu with variety at Old Oyster Factory. A waterfront restaurant voted as one of the  "Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants" by Open Table; The Old Oyster Factory is a food haven for families and children of all ages. Get freshly-caught seafood and a wide range of steaks every time you dine, and wrap it up with a decadent dessert while taking in one of Hilton Head's best panoramic views of the marshland landscape.

The Sandbar Beach Eats

101 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

✅Outdoor seating - ✅Sit-down dining

Sun, sand, and... seafood? The Sandbar Beach Eats offers you all of that and more! Experience a memorable food and drink experience, topped with a guarantee of the freshest ingredients on your plate every day! Find out what life on the island is all about with each bite-- definitely, a food stop you wouldn't want to miss.

Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe

70 Pope Ave., Ste A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

✅Drive-thru - ✅Sit-down dining

Decked out in purple, green, and gold, with a smattering of New Orleans street scene murals is Hilton Head Island's home for Cajun Seafood, Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe! A locally owned and family-run restaurant, Kenny B's specializes in New Orleans style creole dishes and po'boys with a Southern twist, which makes customers fall in love over and over again!

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