It’s no surprise why people flock to Hilton Head – the island is home to some of the best restaurants in South Carolina.
And there have been some amazing new additions to the food scene over the past year! From eclectic seafood spots to cozy cafes, here are five amazing new eats you won’t want to miss out on during your next visit.
First, JINYA Ramen Bar is known for its slow-cooked approach to ramen, made from broths simmered for 20 hours in-house.
From its customizable menu to sleek interiors, JINYA Ramen Bar presents contemporary Japanese dining ideal for lively social gatherings for all ages. Asian salads and small plates; vegetarian options.
- Opened: September 2022
- Address: 95 Mathews Drive, Suite F3
- (843) 715-0691
Bowdie’s Chophouse is a quaint, and cozy chophouse, featuring prime steaks, gourmet cocktails, and a delicious wine list!
Hilton Head has a special place in the heart of the Bowdish family as a well-loved vacation destination with a small-town feel. An upscale steakhouse with an extensive menu of cocktails and wine with wine lockers available, Bowide’s is the type of high-class quality you’d expect to find in Lower Manhattan.
- Opened: October 2022
- Address: 11 Palmetto Bay Road #104
- (843) 715-2807
And if you’re in the mood for fresh-baked pastries and French fare, be sure to check out Paris Baguette.
This fun cafe offers more than 70 bread and pastry items plus salads, wraps and sandwiches.
- Opened: July 2022
- Address: 95 Mathews Drive
- (843) 715-3196
For something a little more upscale, you can’t beat Celeste Coastal Cuisine in the old Outback Steakhouse location.
This elegant restaurant serves up classic dishes with an elevated twist – think a Cajun- and Creole-influenced menu with fresh, local seafood plus steaks and oysters.
- Opened: August 2022
- Address: 20 Hatton Place, Unit 300
- (843) 802-4744
Great Food, Healthy and Vegan Options and Southern Favorites are elemental at Elements.
Don’t be the last to try Elements near Coligny Beach. This new gourmet European restaurant on North Forest Beach Drive, features chef Olivier Allain, a Paris-trained chef with experience from around the world. After a delicious meal, stay for entertainment from the best local bands.
- 2 N. Forest Beach Dr., Unit 108
- (843) 802 – 4942
If you’re looking for an eclectic Southern menu, Kind of Blue is waiting for you!
Located at the south end of Hilton Head Island. Kind of Blue offers a unique dining experience by combining an interesting food and drink menu, along with high-end entertainment. Not to mention, they have live music nightly and on Sunday mornings for brunch.
- Opened: September 2022
- Address: 19 Dunnagan’s Alley
- (843) 686-2868
Finally, be sure to check out the Daily Café in Shelter Cove Harbor & Marina.
This casual spot is the perfect place for healthy breakfast and lunch items, an eclectic array of creative coffees, and a wide-ranging selection of market items, including sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads Plus, they have a fun outdoor patio with picnic tables that’s perfect for enjoying the beautiful views of Hilton Head!
- 9 Harbourside Ln. , Unit A1
- Harbourside 3 building, next to the Shelter Cove Harbor & Marina stage
- (843) 686-2525
No matter what you’re in the mood for, one thing is certain – Hilton Head has plenty of amazing new restaurants to explore. So next time you’re visiting the island, be sure to check out these fantastic new additions to the food scene! You won’t regret it. Happy eating!