Three Great Hilton Head Island Restaurants you will not want to miss!!!
Nectar Farm Kitchen
Last week I was finishing up the manuscript for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Shrimp, Collards, and Grits and decided to check in with some folks on Hilton Head Island to see what was new on the menus of some of their best restaurants. I love research where I go out and try what’s new! What I discovered did not disappoint! Now I’ll share with you some of what’s hot on the Hilton Head restaurant scene. More will come later. You’ll find this larger-than-life delicious sticky bun treat pictured above at Nectar Farm Kitchen.
You will love Nectar Farm Kitchen, a charming little breakfast place at the South end of the island. The good news is they are open for lunch and dinner, too. With its latest concept, Serg Group goes back to basics, transforming the old Marley’s Island Grille location near the entrance to Sea Pines into a warm, country-style farmhouse. There are more than a few great menu surprises with upscale dishes like noodle bowls and Lowcountry Cioppino along with some traditional stick-to-your-ribs lunch and breakfast fare.
At Nectar Farm Kitchen the chefs work with farmers who are as passionate about food as they are and thoughtfully prepare every dish using ingredients made and grown throughout the Lowcountry and the South. Theirs is a unique twist on traditional Southern dining – 3 meals a day.
Here is the Super Dave Breakfast Sandwich – sure to get your day off to a delicious start.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite down at the beach or riding your bicycle through the oak-lined streets of Sea Pines, stop by for some Lowcountry Cioppino or Root Beer Braised Short Ribs. The menu will change with the seasons but you can always count on it being soul-smackin’ good.
Poseiden is another hot spot for some of the best seafood on the island. Be sure to hang around for their amazing Sunset Celebration Happy Hour with live music!
You will love this casual, waterfront seafood joint with daily oysters specials. So roll up your sleeves and get ready for some mighty fine fixins’. Don’t forget to have a drink on the rooftop bar and enjoy the live music.
Also known for their incredible sushi! This is some of the best ever sushi made with the freshest ingredients – the freshness shines through with every bite.
Poseiden’s SanFrancisco Cioppino – Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco. It’s tomato-based with a lovely wine broth that tastes like the sea – a delicious Italian-American fish stew.
And a must-order for anyone who ever comes to Hilton Head Island is the delectable Lowcountry Crab cake – oh my! Here in the South crab cakes are practically a religion. The hallmark of a great crab cake is that it is devoid of shells and cartilage and the lumps remain intact. When you make them at home, spend a little extra time removing any bits and pieces of shell that remain. Visit Poseiden Restaurant mid-island. It is perched overlooking the banks of beautiful Broad Creek. Dining here is a true celebration of our coastal lifestyle and hospitality. The menu consists of some of the bests coastal recipes that cater to the palates of the sea and land lovers alike.
Wise Guys – located at the North End of Hilton Head and known for small plates, fabulous award-winning wine selection, serious cocktails, and the best-aged steaks on the island. This is the place to go for luxurious dining.
If you love fish – fresh from the ocean, try the Blackened Red Fish. It never disappoints.
I love fried chicken and waffles and at Wise Guys, they serve it with delicious maple syrup and a delicate raspberry coulis. It is beyond words.