Bluffton & Hilton Head Restaurant News

Hudson’s Seafood on the Dock

Hudson’s Seafood on the Dock Undergoes Renovations. Hudson’s has undergone extensive renovations throughout the spacious dining rooms installing new lighting, new flooring, and revealing the beautiful original wooden ceiling from the original packing house in the 1920’s to create a welcoming atmosphere for this island favorite, known for serving the freshest seafood and having a varied menu with offerings for everyone. 

Captain Gillan’s

For a one-of-a-kind seafood extravaganza that is about as local as you can get, head to Captain Gillan’s for a unique experience with a fabulous water view. Here, you enjoy the Islands only “All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet” featuring crab legs, salad bar, chilled seafood, appetizers, soups, hot seafood entrées, and non-seafood items and finish it all with our dessert bar. If you not in the mood for a big meal you can order off their à la cart menu. Captain Gillan’s features Hilton Head’s only raw bar were you can watch your fresh shucked oysters and clams and other fresh seafood being prepared for you behind the raw bar.

The restaurant is owned by brothers and longtime locals Joe and Ned Gilleland, who previously owned the well-known restaurants Gillan’s Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, Eugene’s Waterfront and Charleston’s Fine Southern Cuisine, and whose father developed South Beach Marina in Sea Pines Resort. The restaurant gets deliveries of fresh local seafood daily. Enjoy all this against the beautiful backdrop of Shelter Cove! Wash it all down with selected craft beers, including local beers, fine wines or another selection from the full bar.

Captain Gillan’s is price-friendly and family-friendly. Kids can enjoy their own menu or eat off the buffet. Large parties are welcome and encouraged to call in advance. Hours open from 4:30- until and buffet starts at 5:00. Happy hour is 4:30-7:00 p.m. with food & drink specials every night. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove Marina.

Philly’s Cafe Now Offering Online Ordering

Ordering lunch from Philly’s Cafe just got easier with Philly’s new online ordering portal. From hoagies to cheesesteaks, or salads, pitas and sides; their menu is available at your fingert ips. Order onl ine for Carryout at orderphi l 102 Fountain Center (New Orleans Road) 843-785-9966

Dry Dock - New Location

Dry Dock restaurant, is now in its new mid-island location at 840 William Hilton Parkway with seating for 100 and 40 in the bar area which practically doubles the capacity which they had at previous locations. A communal table in the bar area is very popular and The Titanic Room is a semi-private room great for small groups and dinner parties. Entertainment includes dartboards, shuffleboard table, multiple TVs for watching the big games, and a stage for live entertainment. A great location for pre-theatre dining.


New Deck at Jump & Phil’s

Now after almost 22 years, the torch has been passed and the tradition continues as long time as Jump & Phil’s bartender Lawrence Powell and wife Lauren have taken over the restaurant where they first met and have remodeled it and have added a new deck for patrons to enjoy.

Family owned and operated, Jump & Phil’s homemade recipes and friendly service will keep you coming back and leave you feeling like a local. Jump & Phil’s is open for lunch and dinner 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Drinks and fun available until 2:00 a.m. Located just south of Sea Pines Circle.

Private Dining Room at Bluffton’s British Open Pub

The British Open Pub in Bluffton has a new private dining room with seating up to 50. This room is perfect for private parties and events. The new private room has proved popular and they have hosted everything from business meetings, to baby showers to birthday parties and rehearsal dinners.

Serving lunch and dinner every day, Breakfast served Mon- Fri 7:30-11 and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Menu for Bluffton may differ from menu of Hilton Head location. Sheridan Park, 843-815-6736,

Street Meet - New Dining Room

Street Meet: The American Tavern located mid-island in Port Royal Shopping Plaza, has expanded their dining room. The new dining room added an additional 60 new seats to the restaurant and is available to rent out for large parties and events. 843-842-2570 



The Studio, an Artistic Dining Experience, was awarded OpenTable’s “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the America”. OpenTable is the global leader in restaurant reservations, and the award was based on restaurant reviews of over 5 million OpenTable diners for which “romantic” was selected as a specific feature.


It’s Greek To Me ranked #8 out of top ten ethnic restaurants in South Carolina at

Delicious Recipes from Lowcountry

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