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Lowcountry Good Eats

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An October 2000 trip to Hilton Head by vampirefan

Ollies by the Bay Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: Both Hilton Head and Beaufort offer their visitors some outrageously good eats. You have your choice of hundreds of restaurants. But these are the ones we gave a try.

Ollie's by the Bay

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Ollie's by the Bay Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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At first glance, you may mistake Ollie’s by the Bay for just another historic home. The house was built around 1850. It was turned into this delightful restaurant in 1990. Ollie’s is a favorite of both locals and tourists alike. You can chose to dine upstairs, in a more formal atmosphere, or you can go downstairs for a more casual feel. Or, if you are very lucky, you can grab outdoor dining, which gives you an amazing view of the Beaufort River. They are located on Bay St. You can just park in the municipal parking, and it is just a few minutes' walk. Ollie’s offers patrons an array of fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, and sandwiches. They are also well-known for the fresh-made cra...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Ollie's by the Bay
822 Bay St.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
843-542-2500

Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta

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Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Located at Shelter Cove, behind Fudruckers, you will find a pizza place that will make your tastebuds sit up and take notice. Make sure you come in and visit the fine folks at Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta. They have been developing a large following of pizza fans since 1983. They have been voted best pizza in Hilton Head for seven years now and have received gourmet nods from many newspaper and magazine reviews, including the Atlanta Journal and Travel America. Two frat boys started this shop, and their interior reflects that. It is quite comfy here, and you will find the atmosphere a fun place. This is a great place if you are not among the stuffy found all over Hilton Head. Or a great pl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Giuseppi's Pizza and Pasta
32 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite B
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
(843) 785-4144

Crazy Crab

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Crazy Crab Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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In the gated community of Harbour Town, you will find a local favorite, Crazy Crab. As you might guess, Crazy Crab offers some of the best and freshest seafood around (to include, yes, crab!). The great people at the Sea Horse Farms, where we went horseback riding, suggested this place to us. Despite being in a gated community, this is a casual restaurant. So you will not feel out of place walking in wearing your jeans. They offer seafood and a smaller menu if you are not a seafood lover. They offer salad, chicken, and steak for the non-seafood patron or vegetarian. So if there is not a seafood lover in you, you are limited in your choices. When our waitress came out, she brough...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Crazy Crab
149 Lighthouse Rd
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
(843) 363-2722

Hilton Head Diner

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Hilton Head Diner Photo, Hilton Head, South Carolina
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The Hilton Head Diner is the kind of place that locals keep mum about so that it isn’t overrun by out-of-towners. This is casual at its best. When we were here after 9am, the place was still crowded. Our waitress was one of those typical diner waitresses who has probably been here since the place opened. So the service was excellent. She promptly greeted us with a pot of coffee. John and Brenda are the coffee-drinkers (I am always the odd one out), so they were glad to see her approaching with the pot. She did an excellent job of keeping their coffee filled. The menu here is typical diner food, offering a variety of ways to start the day. Omelets, eggs, pancakes, waffles, ...Read More

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Hilton Head Diner
6 Marina Side Drive
Hilton Head, South Carolina
843-686-2400

Creative Kitchens

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After leaving Bluffton, we decided to make a quick run into Creative Kitchens so I could do a little shopping for my new kitchen. We were quite surprised to find this wonderful gourmet shop also had a small restaurant. Since it was lunchtime, we decided to go grab a bite first. They offer an array of sandwiches and salads. John and I decided to split a muffaletta. This was as good as you can find in New Orleans. The sandwich is made out of two huge rounds of bread that is very similar to pita bread. It had lettuce, pastrami, ham, pepperoni, salami, onions, and then olives. These sandwiches are made early in the day and then wrapped in plastic wrap very tightly. The reason for this is t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Creative Kitchens
1540 Fording Island Rd. Bridge Ctr.
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29910
(843) 836-2277