Restaurant News

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.

Chow Daddy’s Hilton Head location has extended their backyard to include more seating and games.

Both Truffles Bluffton and Hilton Head restaurants have enlarged their outdoor dining. Dine al fresco with your pet.

On June 18, Nick’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant will celebrate 15 years under the ownership of Josh and Katie Hopkins. Join them for casual, family-friendly dining.

The Smokehouse restaurant is celebrating their 20th anniversary serving delicious baby back ribs, chicken wings, pulled pork and more.

Lowcountry residents are finding a new spot to satisfy their sweet tooth in Bluffton. Delectable Desserts by Russ opened in November on Bluffton Parkway near the Enmark gas station. The bakery specializes in desserts like cannoli, German chocolate cake, coconut pie and cinnamon rolls; many types of bread also are available. Owner Russ Gardiner is from Windsor, Canada, and imports his flour and peanut butter from his home country. “It’s a big difference in flavor compared to what I can get here,” he said. “I have family who bring it in.” Delectable Desserts by Russ also does catering. Russ went to culinary school in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has also lived in Fort Mill and Aiken.

The bakery is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. The shop is closed on Tuesdays.

4376 Bluffton Parkway, Suite 202, Bluffton. 843-422-9702