Hilton Head Restaurants offer a full variety of fine dining. Some specialize in certain cuisines but many offer a good variety of menus. I strongly suggest to visit at least a few while visiting Hilton Head.
There are many of them but be picky! You are staying on the Island for a limited amount of time and perhaps you don't even feel like going out every night. Choose a restaurant that is unique for the Island, read their menus online (if possible) before making your reservations so in the end of the evening you will happy with your dining experience.
The easiest way to "group" the restaurants is by the kind of food they serve. Some of them will have a nice variety.
$$$ Catch22 - New Orleans Road, 843-785-6261 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 843-785-6261 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
$$$ Red Fish - 8 Archer Road, 843-686-3388
$$$ Alexander's - Palmetto Dunes Plantation, 843-785-4999
$ Capt. Woody's - Palmetto Bay Marina
$ The Sea Shack - Executive Park Road, 843-785-2464
$$ Old Oyster factory - Marshland Road, 843-681-6040
$$ Sunset Grille - 43 Jenkins Road, 843-689-6744
$$$ Sage Room - 13 Heritage Plaza, 843-785-5352
$$ Boathouse - 397 Squire Pope Road, 843-681-3663
$ Smokehouse - 34 Palmetto Bay Road, 843-842-4227
$$$ The Studio - 20 Pope Avenue, 843-785-6000
$$ Truffles Grille - Two locations. Off Pope Avenue, 843-785-3663 and
$$$ Old Fort Pub - Hilton Head Plantation, 843-681-2386
$ Street Meet American Tavern - Port Royal Plaza, 843-842-2570
Up The Creek Pub - 18 Simmons Road, 843-681-3625
$ Salty Dog Cafe - South Beach Marina Village, 843-671-2233
Italian cuisine is much more than pasta mixed with meatballs and marinara sauce. There is a lot of tradition behind it. A knowledgeable chef can make miracles with the ingredients that we all know but don't know how to use in the right proportions and variety. A high quality Italian Restaurant will serve you not only food, it will serve you a taste of Italy!
$$$ Michael Anthony's - 37 New Orleans Road, 843-785-6272
$$ Carrabba's Italian Grill - corner of Folly Field and 278, 843-785-5007
$ Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta - Shelter Cove Lane, 843-785-4144
Mexican Cuisine is all about corn, beans and rice. Corn is used to make masa, a dough for tortillas, tamales etc...
$$ Mi Tierra - 160 Fairfield Square, 843-342-3409
Have you ever noticed that in Chinese cuisine most dishes are prepared in bite size form? In traditional Chinese culture chopsticks are used at the table instead of forks and knives.
$ Yammie House - 2 South Wood Park, 843-681-5888
$ Express Wok - 55 Mathews Drive, 843-689-8168. Take out mostly but they have two tables inside.
Japanese cuisine is known for its emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation. Rice has been the most important ingredient for over 2000 years.
$$ Kurama - 9 Palmetto Bay Road, 843-785-4955
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