Bluffton & Hilton Head Restaurant News


Under new management, Zepplin’s is now in the capable hands of Mike Chapman, a Savannah native who graduated from Johnson & Wales University. He has worked at Lowcountry country clubs from Beaufort to Bluffton for more than 30 years. Chapman has implemented an exciting new Lowountry-inspired menu, with a favorite dish of grilled flat iron steak. Zepplin’s also has a new catering menu, full bar and new special drinks menu. Popular draws at the restaurant include a pet-friendly patio, huge TVs showing a myriad of sports, and a dance floor.

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon – Thurs. 10 a.m. – midnight Friday and Sat. and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday. 25 Innovation Dr., Bluffton., (843) 815-2695 

James Beard Foundation embraces Hilton Head

The recent James Beard Foundation Hilton Head Surf and Sand dinner in New York highlighted some of the best dining in the Lowcountry. Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Chris Carge of Poseidon, Andrew Carmines of Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks, Brandon Carter from FARM, Tim Nelson from The Porch at Beach House and Nick Unangst from SERG Restaurant Group shared some of their favorite dishes and local flavors. Sprout Momma Breads’ black bamboo baguettes were also featured. The James Beard Foundation is one of the top culinary organization in the country and is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing and honoring America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

Stooges Café gets new owners

Stooges Café in Sheridan Park has new owners. Jobita and Efrain Salgado recently bought the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch. The Salgados also own El Super Internacional, an international grocery store with locations in Bluffton and Savannah and on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant is at 25 Sherington Drive in Sheridan Park.


Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse Hilton Head has been selected as one of the best Steakhouses in South Carolina by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media. To see the full list, please visit


Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort

Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort has finished another phase of renovations. Coco- Nutz Sportz Bar has removed dividing walls and added more seating. Be sure to stop by and see their newest changes.

Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe

Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe is celebrating 16 years in business with a newly expanded Little Mermaid room. The Little Mermaid room is a cozy space decorated with nautical themes. Additionally, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe has also expanded their deck seating with canvas weather proofing.



New Hilton Head Restaurants:

Gusto Ristorante in Fresh Market Shoppes

New Bluffton Restaurants:

Bee-Town Mead & Cider May River Rd.
The Grind Coffee Roaster on Simmonsville Rd.
Buffalo Wild Wings on Bluffton Rd.



A couple Bluffton restaurants recently closed their doors: 46 Gastropub and Midnight Baker. The Midnight Baker is scheduled to reopen in Sheridan Park this Spring.

Delicious Recipes from Lowcountry

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