9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Hilton Head, According to Tripadvisor


You can watch the boats pass under the shady oak trees of Fishcamp on Broad Creek.

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Fresh, local seafood is highly valued here in the Lowcountry as it has entered the local economy through lifestyle and cuisine.

Do you or your loved ones crave seafood “fresh from the boat”?

Here are nine of the best seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island, according to Tripadvisor.

Carolina Crab Company

Ranked ninth on our list, Carolina Crab Company is located in one of the island’s original fishing ports, Palmetto Bay Marina. The restaurant prides itself on serving great food while offering affordable prices. The versatile restaurant offers its seafood in a variety of ways, ranging from light and healthy, perfect for any summer meal, to hot southern fried dishes. The property offers indoor and outdoor seating with a pet-friendly patio to accommodate any four-legged friends who wish to join. They are located at 86 Helmsman Way, Suite 201, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Fishcamp on Broad Creek

Arrived in eighth place, Fishcamp on Broad Creek is located at 11 Simmons Road, Broad Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. They have a variety of seafood options on their brunch, lunch and dinner menus with indoor and outdoor dining. outdoors available in a historic waterfront setting. Fishcamp on Broad Creek offers seasonal outdoor live music, oyster roasts, and other family games and entertainment throughout the year.


Ranked seventh, Coast is in the Sea Pines community inside the Sea Pines Beach Club. The property is beachfront, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with a direct walking path from the restaurant to the beach. It was named one of the “100 Best Outdoor Restaurants in America” by Open Table. Coast offers a variety of seafood options, from fresh East Coast oysters and lobster and shrimp pasta to fish tacos, seafood platters and Sapelo Island crew stew . We are located at 87 N Sea Pines Drive, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

The cabin by the sea

In sixth place, The cabin by the sea is a “made-to-order” restaurant on the island that even made Southern Living’s “Top Ten Seafood Spots in South Carolina”. They offer fresh seafood and typical cuisine from the south of the region. During the very touristy summer months, dinner waits can be expected to start about half an hour before the establishment opens. At other times of the year the queues will be smaller with a much faster wait to place your order. The restaurant is located at 6B Executive Park Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Hudson’s Seafood House on the docks

Ranked in fifth place and located on the edge of Port Royal Sound, Hudson is a waterfront restaurant that offers an outdoor view for a surreal Lowcountry dining experience. The establishment uses local fishing fleets on Hilton Head Island to bring freshly caught seafood directly from the docks to the table and has been serving locals and tourists for over 50 years. Over 90% of their seafood comes from fishing boats that fish local waters for some of the freshest seafood available. Hudson’s is located at 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Jarvis Creek Crazy Crab

Fourth on the list, Jarvis Creek Crazy Crab offers views of the Jarvis Creek waterfront. The establishment offers multiple seafood options for customers with their snow crab legs which have won several local awards over the years. They host an on-site playground, a large saltwater aquarium, live music, and crab racing during the summer, with views of the Lowcountry sunsets. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. Outside you will find an expansive terrace which is also pet friendly. The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek is located at 104 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. The Crazy Crab also has another location on the island, located in the Sea Pines community of Harbor Town, which is located at 149 Lighthouse Road . , Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Skull Creek Boathouse

In third place, Skull Creek Boathouse is known to many in the area and offers market-fresh fish, a variety of seafood served in different ways, and an on-site sushi bar. Guests of the restaurant can dine while admiring the view from inside the property’s glass-walled dining room or outdoor patio. This location is at 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

catch 22

Second on the list, catch 22 promotes hand-cut steaks and daily fresh “catch” served in many delicious ways. This restaurant has been open since 2001 and serves a variety of seafood options to everyone who walks through the door. The property is decorated by local artist L. Robert Stanfield and enjoys a plethora of great reviews. Catch 22 is located at 37 New Orleans Road, Suite K, Orleans Plaza, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Poseidon Coastal Kitchen

Coming in first place, Poseidon offers a variety of selections with multiple meal options available. The restaurant offers several fresh dishes and “coast-to-coast” dishes with local and seasonal ingredients, as well as a variety of cocktail options to accompany any seafood dish. Drinks can be found at any of the property’s three bars, including their rooftop bar. They serve a raw bar that offers oysters, sushi, shellfish and more. Located in the middle of the island in the Shelter Cove Towne Center, Poseidon is located at 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 121, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Sarah Claire McDonald is a duty reporter for The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. She specializes in writing unique, audience-focused stories that highlight people, places and events in the Lowcountry. Originally from the Midwest, Sarah Claire studied news media, communication and English at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she graduated in 2021.

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