Restaurant News

A Hilton Head Island barbecue favorite has opened a new location in Bluffton. One Hot Mama’s opened late last month in a 4,300 -square-foot corner space adjacent to the Cinemark Bluffton move theater. The restaurant, known for its slow-cooked barbecue, is part of the Southeast Entertainment Restaurant Group (SERG) and is managed by award-winning chef Orchid Paulmeier.

Clayton Rollins, the executive chef at The Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, was recently featured on a Food Network episode of “Guy’s Grocery Games.” The cooking competition show featured Rollins’ creating a specialty dish for viewers.

Bad Biscuit — a restaurant “dedicated to biscuits” — is now open. Owner Dave Peck also owns Lowcountry Backyard, a well-known Southern-style restaurant on Hilton Head’s south end that has been featured on the Travel Channel and in USA Today. Bad Biscuit is a fast-casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating where customers order from a counter. It’s open for breakfast and lunch, serving Southern comfort food with a creative twist.

A new Beaufort restaurant near USCB Beaufort is opening this month. Sand Shark Tank is in Newcastle Square off of Boundary Street. The space at 1211 Newcastle St. was previously occupied by Herban Marketplace.The cafe will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as coffee, owner Zack Manley said. A new apartment complex on the adjacent block caters to students, and more units are planned nearby.

Java Burrito — a restaurant known for its burrito bar, coffee selections and local ingredients — is planning to open a second location in Bluffton, according to a Town of Bluffton Review Committee meeting agenda. The new restaurant would be located at 1260 May River Road if approved. Owners have applied for the construction of a 4,400-square-foot building on approximately 0.4 acres of land, according to the committee’s agenda. Owner Frederika Fekete has said she hopes to open the new location sometime next year.

The Omelette Cafe has opened along Buckwalter Parkway at 8210 Pinellas Drive in Bluffton. The restaurant already has locations in Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Savannah and Hinesville, according to its website. The eatery is known for its extensive breakfast and lunch menus that include a selection of omelets, burgers, sandwiches and more. The restaurant, open daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., uses locally grown ingredients with minimally processed foods, according to its website.

Tio’s Latin American Kitchen is now open in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. The new 4,000-square-foot restaurant features seating for 200 guests and a to-go area with a full second bar for pick-up orders. The restaurant will also include indoor and outdoor seating, plus a colorful mural created by Charlotte Ofee, a local high school student.

Hilton Head Brewing Company released Cackalacky Common in July. Based on a famous beer brewed in San Francisco, the amber lager is fermented at warmer temperatures. The beer is malty with a crisp, hoppy finish and 5.5% ABV.

From a humble one room setup, The Grind Coffee Roasters has relocated and expanded. The local, independent coffee roaster and coffee shop was founded in 2016 by owner and head roaster Ian Duncan. The shop serves infused coffees and the coffee of the day changes a few times a week. Try the Lip Twitcher with hints of peanut butter or the House Espresso, a smooth yet strong coffee with hints of vanilla and molasses. 1 Sherington Drive in Bluffton, Hours are Mon–Fri 7am – 6pm and Sat 8am – 2:30pm. Call 843-368-3348 for more information.

After extensive upgrades, The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek now offers sunset views from the entire restaurant including their newly expanded, covered outside bar and additional high top tables, indoor and outdoor dining areas along with a fire pit. With more Happy Hour offerings and the best sunsets in town, you don’t want to miss this gorgeous (and delicious) Hilton Head Island icon.