Lowcountry Food Scene

HINCHEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The place was packed, infused with excitement. Surrounded by family, overjoyed patrons and meaningful memorabilia, the Hinchey family was submerged in the delight of what had been previously unimaginable: the Chicago Cubs had won the World Series. 

The celebration that October night in 2016 was euphoric, with the family reveling in the championship with many faithful customers at the restaurant they opened on Hilton Head Island in 1996. 

FOOD. FAMILY. FRIENDS. 

Jane Bistro & Bar is all about family and friends sharing time together and meals created from recipes passed from one to another. The family-owned business is named to honor the many generations of great cooks in the family and their shared passion for good food, family and friends.

In 2016, the owners of Wren Bistro in Beaufort opened Jane Bistro & Bar in Shelter Cove Towne Centre on Hilton Head Island and since then it has been the place where people come together to enjoy classic bistro fare with a modern twist. The restaurant is designed for relaxed, comfortable gatherings.

Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, locally owned and operated since 1977, is an upscale seafood restaurant featuring locally caught seafood and many locally sourced ingredients.

Executive Chef Sean Carroll introduces an updated menu which pays tribute to many classic Lowcountry and Alexander’s favorites such as Baked Flounder Imperial, Shrimp and Grits and Wiener Schnitzel.

Rice is an overlooked culinary component, often viewed as a necessary, but not particularly flavourful, staple to a meal. It’s a supporting cast member to the star on the plate, the designated driver of all things delicious.

But then there’s Carolina Gold rice – a product so sought after in the 18th and most of the 19th Centuries, both in North America and in Europe, that it made the Lowcountry and Charleston, South Carolina, one of the richest areas in the United States for a time. In the mid-18th century in Bluffton, rice fields sprawled throughout much of the forested land south of the May River, as the grain became the South Carolina colony’s most lucrative crop.

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day on the water with friends and family. But after a fun time on your boat, it’s time to unwind and grab a bite to eat. We’ve compiled a guide to many dock-and-dine locations in the Lowcountry. Tie up and enjoy a meal.

BRITISH FARE ON HILTON HEAD

British Open Pub is your window into “across the pond” featuring authentic English food and plenty of golf pics, art and memorabilia to ogle at while you are there. The British Open Pub puts forth outstanding Englishstyle fish and chips and other English fare as well as American specialties from the Prestwick Table, setting this place apart from anywhere in the Lowcountry.

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD | IN-HOUSE BUTCHERING

This family-oriented spot has room for more than 150 guests in its various dining rooms and bar area. Great for large parties and kids. The “go to” place for Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans on game day, decorated with the team’s memorabilia collected by owners Josh and Katie who have owned the restaurant for the past 15 years. The parking lot must be entered at 9 Park Lane, behind the building. Listen what a fan said about Nick’s on their Facebook page-

LOCAL | FRESH | FAMILY | FRIENDS | FUN

Truffles has been one of Hilton Head’s most popular family-owned restaurants for over 33 years. Located in Sea Pines Center on the south end of the island, here you will find a diverse menu featuring incredible soups, salads and sandwiches. Truffles is especially known for their signature pot pie, steaks and seafood. Their extensive wine list and full bar offers complements to every dish. Don’t skip the bread! The butter that comes with the bread will keep you coming back again and again.