This beautiful beach town knows how to combine delicious cuisine with entertaining outdoor ambiance. From Mexican food on the marina to an all day party with refreshing daiquiris, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite local restaurants with the best outdoor seating for you to enjoy.
5 Best Hilton Head Restaurants with Patio Seating
#1 - Skull Creek Boathouse
One of Hilton Head’s most popular restaurants is Skull Creek Boathouse. This gem has an extensive menu with dishes sure to satisfy everyone in your group. Enjoy the sushi bar, which features raw oysters, sashimi and ceviche while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
The large outdoor patio overlooks Skull Creek Marina, and there is plenty of space for your kids to run and play. During the summertime, enjoy the Beer Garden for a sunset brew, because there is no sweeter dessert than a Lowcountry sunset.
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#2 - Fishcamp on Broad Creek
One of Hilton Head’s newest hot spots is Fishcamp on Broad Creek. From seafood to steak, kid’s menu to brunch, this waterfront restaurant has something for everyone. There is an endless list of delicious cocktails served up at the outdoor bar.
If you’re binging the family, Fishcamp offers backyard games for the kids and those young at heart with the beautiful Broad Creek as a backdrop. The pet-friendly patio is also a perfect spot to catch the sunset, with views of the summer Tuesday fireworks. Don’t miss out on dining at Fishcamp.
#3 - San Miguel's
If you’re in the mood for some spice in your life, head on over to San Miguel’s. Not only is it some of the best Mexican cuisine on the island, but the outdoor patio and bar overlook Shelter Cove Marina, the premiere destination to watch summer fireworks.
Sip on an award winning margarita while you listen to live music. San Miguel’s has been serving fresh, authentic Mexican food to Islanders and visitors since 1977, which makes it a classic destination and a can’t miss stop on your Hilton Head bucket list.
#4 - Poseidon
Our next restaurant, Poseidon, has become the mid-island destination for the best shopping, dining and entertainment. Located in Shelter Cove Town Center, It is one of the more metropolitan spots that Hilton Head has to offer. It is surrounded by local shops and busy restaurants, which all overlook a beautiful marsh landscape with beautiful sunset views.
When you’re done with dinner, walk upstairs to The Rooftop Bar and dance the night away! Whether it be a DJ dance party, Coastal Country line-dancing, or one of the many world-class music acts performing, the Rooftop Bar boats different experiences every night.
#5 - The Frosty Frog
Lastly, if you come to Hilton Head, you absolutely can’t miss visiting the Frosty Frog. While there are no waterfront views, the outdoor patio is perfect for large groups, family dinners, or sports viewing parties. Located in the heart of Coligny Plaza, the Frosty Frog is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and is only a short walk to the beach.
Enjoy the family-friendly menu featuring pizza, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. Don’t forget about the daiquiri bar, so you can sip on an icy adult beverage while you enjoy live music on the patio.
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