The concept of bringing your dog along with you as you eat outside is not a new craze.
In France, dogs joining their owners in cafes has been the norm for centuries. Case in point, you’ll spot a pup in Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party.
Lucky for locals and visitors, Hilton Head Island loves DOGS! Quite a few eateries welcome your pup. Check out this list of some of the most Fido-friendly:
The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek
104 William Hilton Pkwy.
The Crazy Crab menu is derived from Lowcountry recipes, and each entree is individually prepared to order. The Snow Crab Legs are the best on the Island – winning local awards for multiple years. There is plenty of family entertainment just outside the front door with the Harbour Town Lighthouse. With a massive playground, live music in the summer, and amazing views of Calibogue Sound, you and your four-legged family members are sure to love it. The Crazy Crab bar provides a nice cozy atmosphere to relax after a round of golf at one of the prestigious Sea Pines golf courses. Come visit and see why The Crazy Crab has been a local favorite for over 30 years!
Skull Creek Boathouse
397 Squire Pope Rd.
The inside dive bar is a sushi bar that also features raw oysters, sashimi, and ceviche. The outdoor marker 13 buoy bar welcomes pets and serves up colorful sunset views and the most refreshing, creative drinks every day. Skull Creek Boathouse has recently appeared on the food network and has received both local, & national awards for their Lowcountry inspired cuisine. Stop by for lunch, sunset supper, dinner, happy hour, or weekend brunch. Grab a sunset brew while you let the kids and pets enjoy their play area outside.
Fishcamp on Broad Creek
11 Simmons Rd.
Fish Camp is a taste of Lowcountry living in a historic waterfront setting. From seafood to steak, kid’s menu to brunch, they have something for everyone. Kick back with your pooch, listen to local musicians and relax with one of our crafty cocktails, local beers or a glass of wine at our outside bar.
Up the Creek Pub & Grill
18 Simmons Rd.
Up the Creek offers casual waterfront dining and is a perfectly peaceful place for pets. Their deck overlooks the water, Lowcountry marshes and the daily parade of boats…Open 11am-until – 7 days a week! Up the Creek Pub & Grill has affordable prices and is just the perfect UP! Come on UP! when you plan your ziplining tour, aerial adventure ropes thrill, dolphin tours, kayaking, parasailing, charter boats or ferries to Daufauskie Island, all leaving from Broad Creek Marina next door.
Hudson’s Seafood House On The Docks
1 Hudson Rd.
Sitting right at the edge of Port Royal Sound, every table feature extraordinary views for a truly special Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson’s uses one of only two remaining local fishing fleets on Hilton Head Island to bring in fresh-caught seafood straight to our docks and to your table. Our guests often get to share the excitement as fishing crews unload thousands of fresh oysters, shrimp and soft shell crabs from each day’s catch. Bring Fido, your family and friends for a seafood feast that has been a local tradition for over 50 years!
Main Street Cafe & Pub
1411 Main St. · In Main Street Village
The comfortable, laid back café with an outside pet-friendly deck has become a favorite among residents of surrounding neighborhoods, not to mention the savvy tourists who inquire about where the “Locals” eat. When your appetite calls for good food, creatively prepared and fairly priced in an unpretentious atmosphere, make a beeline to Main Street Cafe & Pub.
Black Marlin Bayside Grill
86 Helmsman Way · In Palmetto Bay Marina
The Black Marlin Bayside Grill offers the island’s best selection of fresh seafood and is home of the Hurricane Bar. Dine inside or out with your pup on the expansive covered patio just steps from the water. Start your dining experience with our Signature Food Network approved appetizer, Sushi Nachos. Then, prepare your taste buds for our fresh seafood entrees including Grouper Daufuskie, and Sweet Heat Mahi Mahi. Join us for lunch and enjoy our Shrimp Burger, as Chef Curtis Stone, Food Network Star, called “The Best Shrimp Burger Ever!”
Skull Creek Dockside
2 Hudson Rd.
The sweeping waterfront view is showcased by full pane glass windows throughout the restaurant which you can enjoy no matter where you dine. The covered patio dining area, and massive outdoor bar, the shark bar, allows patrons and pets to enjoy the Lowcountry climate and serve to further highlight the amazing sunset views over skull creek. If you are concerned about long wait times, the good news is the restaurant accepts reservations and provides a family recreation area between dockside and boathouse. Kids and adults can enjoy a variety of games, the very popular shark bar and ‘shrimp boat’ playground. Kids can play while families are waiting for a table, or simply enjoying the amazing waterfront views.
Top Dawg Tavern
13 Harbourside Lane Building #2, Unit CD · In Shelter Cove Marina
Some favorites include bite-sized tenderloin filets over mashed potatoes with creamy horseradish, sesame crusted and seared rare ahi tuna with wasabi dipping sauce, fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and bacon, salmon in a sweet bourbon glaze and blackened chicken over rotini with cream sauce and parmesan. Also wildly popular are the juicy Tavern Burgers, made with freshly-pattied Black Angus Beef, and the Build Your Own Salad option!
Reilley’s Grill & Bar
7D Greenwood Dr.
Reilley’s Grill & Bar has been serving up sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, and pub sandwiches on Hilton Head Island for over 38 years. With a sophisticated, warm ambiance, Reilley’s is reminiscent of a true Boston pub. Dine indoors or out, where convertible walls open to what is arguably the best pet-friendly outdoor patio in town. Top-notch technology ensures you won’t miss the big game! Lunch and Dinner daily from 11:30am.
1301 Main St · In Main Street Village
Lunch at Frankie Bones is about signature sandwiches, homemade soups, fresh seafood, crisp flatbreads, entrée salads, and premium pasta dishes. Always fresh and always fabulous! Served from 11 AM until 4 PM, Monday through Saturday, Frankie Bones’ patio is the perfect pet-friendly atmosphere for lunch. In the afternoon, the lights go down, the music goes up and our chefs prepare award-winning seafood, pasta, and steaks. Signatures include Lobster Mac Cheese and the Coffee-Marinated Ribeye Steak.