Nature in the Forefront: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Nature in the Forefront: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Georgia Peach Crepe at The French Bakery

Where to Eat

Hilton Head has a little taste of everything, and of course, all the fresh seafood you could ever want. Red Fish, with locations in Hilton Head and neighboring Bluffton, offers fresh fare, an extensive wine list, and Lowcountry specialties in a warm and charming setting. The Cast-Iron Wahoo is a delicious example of the upscale and creative dishes that draw locals and visitors again and again. 

A vibrant and energetic atmosphere draws crowds to Poseidon for their oyster bar, outdoor seating, rooftop bar, and expansive main dining room to enjoy Lowcountry and Southern favorites. The Fried Green Tomato Caprese appetizer with goat cheese and balsamic glaze is a tasty twist on the classic Southern dish, and their Perloo Lowcountry Jambalaya with kielbasa, shrimp, ham, chicken, bell peppers, onion, and okra simmered in tomato broth and coastal rice is always a hit with customers. 

The French Bakery offers breads, pastries, sandwiches, quiches, crepes, and much more. Start a restful morning at this quaint shop with a subtly sweet Almond Croissant, or try the Georgia Peach Crepe with peaches and toasted graham crackers. 

Coast offers stunning views and an artfully crafted menu in equal measure. Begin your meal with the large, crisp hush puppies with honey butter, and try a little of everything with their Beach Club Seafood Platter, which includes the daily catch, shrimp, crab cakes, hush puppies, french fries, coleslaw, and cocktail sauce or rémoulade. The only thing rivaling the cuisine at Coast is the panoramic ocean view at their outdoor deck or by their walls of moveable glass doors.