Dine in or Take Out at Hilton Head Island’s Seafood & Outdoor Dining Spots

Hilton Head is known for its incredible seafood and fine outdoor dining. As guests indulge in their meals they can take in the panoramic views, live music and vibrant atmosphere of Hilton Head Island. Outdoor dining experiences promise a perfect combination of coastal charm, fresh seasfood delights, while imersing in the island’s natural beauty. Savor the delicious dishes and breathtaking views. 

Explore seafood and casual dining below, or head to our Dining Options page for more great Hilton Head restaurants.

Skull Creek Boathouse

Welcome to Skull Creek Boathouse, Hilton Head Island’s most awarded landmark waterfront restaurant. At Skull Creek Boathouse, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors. Live music most nights, campfire pit, cornhole and rocking chairs to watch the sunset. Part of the SERG restaurant group.

  • Address: 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
  • Phone: (843) 681-3663


Poseidon, named for “the god of the sea,” has become the mid-island destination for the best dining, shopping and entertainment. From our fresh catch items to our “Coast-to- Coast” entrees, we have the best selection of seafood, steaks and much more! Great happy hour and sunset location overlooking the Broad Creek marsh. Many great lunch specials with plenty of outdoor seating. SERG Family of Hilton Head Island Restaurants.

  • Address: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • Phone: (843) 341-3838

Hudson’s Seafood House On The Docks

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks is one of the oldest seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island. Converted from a seafood processing plant in 1967, Hudson’s is now a dining tradition for islanders and visitors alike and is Hilton Head’s most renowned seafood restaurant. Over 90% of our seafood comes from local boats, fishing local waters so our guests eat the freshest seafood they’ve ever had. The Hudson’s family of hosts, servers, chefs, and managers warmly welcomes your family to our waterfront restaurant and we are eager to provide you with a magical, memorable, low-country dining experience.

  • Address: 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
  • Phone: (843) 681-2772

Ela’s On The Water

ELA’S, Hilton Head Island’s award‐winning waterfront restaurant on Shelter Cove Harbour, features exceptional water views, fresh catch seafood, prime cut steaks, and a sophisticated atmosphere. Our contemporary decor, romantic garden patio, and chic bar with live music make ELA’S a favorite destination for casual dining, romantic evenings, and special events. Open Daily.

  • Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Phone: (843) 785-3030


Completely reimagined, the all-new Quarterdeck is the cornerstone of Harbour Town – and the best dining venue to enjoy Hilton Head Island’s fabulous sunsets. Located next to the iconic lighthouse, the restaurant features a bar and dining area on the first floor and a rooftop oyster bar with 270-degree views of Harbour Town and Calibogue Sound. Discover best-in-class menu offerings from the newest restaurant at The Sea Pines Resort. 

  • Address: 160 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • Phone: (843) 842-1999