The hottest spot on Hilton Head Island is the all-new Quarterdeck Restaurant, next to the iconic lighthouse landmark in Harbour Town. It opened in April just in time for the annual Heritage Golf Tournament. Generous indoor and outdoor seating options on an expansive wraparound deck, a large indoor bar, and a dining area await visitors on the first floor, and a rooftop oyster bar offering 270-degree views of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin, the famed 18th hole of Harbour Town Golf Links, and Calibogue Sound are all part of this newly renovated restaurant. https://www.quarterdeckhhi.com/
As a realtor, I enjoy showing visitors our beautiful island and there’s no better place to stop for a lunch break or a cocktail than the Quarterdeck. Truly the island vibe, spectacular views, and superb food and service – it’s all right here.
Sea Eagle Market in Beaufort, SC, a family-owned and operated retail and wholesale market supplies the local shrimp and fish. The Reaves family has been reeling in seafood since 1970 when Laten Reaves started Reaves Brother’s Seafood in Holden Beach, NC. https://www.restaurantji.com/sc/beaufort/sea-eagle-market-/
One of the core culinary principles practiced by executive chef, Ben Harris, of restaurants at the Sea Pines Resort, is relying on local sources and vendors. A Quarterdeck menu is based on the most readily available ingredients from local companies.
Also new is a casual, walk-up market on the ground level, a convenient place to grab a quick bite or stock up on provisions. The market includes a fresh seafood counter, wines, microbrews, cheeses, and grab-and-go sandwiches. A fabulous ice cream counter offers Haagen-Dazs ice cream – an instant hit!
Choose from their extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and savory seafood menu items.
Sweet corn hushpuppies with Horsecreek Farms hot honey and chives are a fabulous choice while sipping cocktails.
Here’s a special treat from the raw bar. I’m getting so hungry writing about this, I may have to go back this weekend!
Here’s a drink to remind you of those gorgeous Caliboque Sunsets. Looks so yummy-cannot wait to try it.
When all is said and done, this will undoubtedly be the biggest restaurant story of 2022 on Hilton Head Island. When you tear something down as iconic as the Quarterdeck Restaurant and build an entirely new one, that has a way of getting people’s attention – and it certainly has!
Worried about parking? They got you covered. The side entrance will feature valet parking and a side entrance to their daily market and retail. The walls will be lined with goodies and swag, and the kids will love the ice cream bar.
When the sun dips behind the horizon you will look across the sound and see the sunset over Daufuskie Island. Join friends and start enjoying this spectacular spot tonight.
The raw bar offers some of the best views and three great varieties of oysters on the half shell, East Coast shrimp cocktail, tuna poke, and other favorites.
The shucker will be there, a true artisan at work, gently sliding the special oyster knife through the opening, then scraping the muscle from the shell. You may use the sever sauces, lemon, mignonette, and horseradish. And a cold Coast Kolsch ale will be served, and you’re set.
However, raw is not the only way to feast on oysters. Quarterdeck has two charcoal-fired Josper ovens imported from Spain. In these ovens, which heat up to 1,000 degrees, local SC oysters are roasted with Reggiano cheese, garlic, and butter, then served to you with a slice of fresh lemon. What could possibly be better? You are sure to make this your go-to destination for a fun-filled evening. Just tell your friends to meet you on the rooftop.