Restaurant News


The dream for the Salty Dog Café was simple: marry a picture-perfect waterfront location with delicious Lowcountry dishes and happy, soothing tunes played by local musicians.

Thirty-three years later, the iconic eatery at South Beach Marina has grown into a 350-employee business empire and is a hit with vacationers and locals alike.


Hearthwood Hull Bakery is a new home-based bakery on Hilton Head owned by Katie DeVries. Cookies, cupcakes, breads, and custom cakes are available for pickup and contactless delivery. DeVries is a 2019 Johnson & Wales University graduate. 

Comfort and familiarity are at the root of Chez Georges Bistro & Bar.

Owner George Casalicchio aims to offer a gathering place for families, friends, and neighbors on the South End of Hilton Head Island.

“It doesn’t matter the day or the occasion, it’s a constant,” he said.

Located at the former spot of Casey’s Sports Bar, Chez Georges serves traditional bistro staples such as steak frites and mussels mariniere, incorporating fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

New seafood restaurant, Slapfish, opened March 7 at 1024 William Hilton Parkway near Sea Pines Circle. Serving “honest flippin’ seafood” infused with lots of flavor. Known for offering healthy, affordable, chef-crafted food, Slapfish’s cravable menu features shrimp, fried or grilled fish served in sandwiches, tacos and salads, along with New England clam chowder and fish and chips. Be sure to try their lobster roll, a specialty dish they are known for.

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar is wowing diners on New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant opened in summer 2019 and word has spread about this beautiful new upscale eatery.

The restaurant’s owner, Nunzio Patruno, formerly owned the successful New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico.

The specialty Italian market at Michael Anthony’s has moved to a new location across the courtyard from the restaurant. Now in a newly renovated and larger space they offer an expanded selection of Italian imported specialty products, fresh pastas made daily, and prepared take out Italian favorites. They also offer enhanced catering services in your private home or villa.

Vine, an intimate bistro in Coligny Plaza, now is owned by a French family. Chef Olivier specializes in Mediterranean flavors with a hint of Asian fusion. The décor is heavy on hardwoods and reminiscent of a speakeasy as diners eat by candlelight. Vine has been called “the most romantic place on Hilton Head Island.”

Enjoy wine from around the world and specialty martinis as you dine on produce sourced from local farms, fresh catch of the day and recipes from Italy, France and other countries. Reservations strongly recommended. For more information call 843-686- 3900.

A French Bistro opened on the south of Hilton Head in July. Chez Georges Bistro & Bar offers staples such as steak frites and  moules mariniere with locally sourced ingredients. Chez Georges is owned by George Casalicchi.

Lot 9 Brewing Co. hosted its grand opening last month. The Bluffton nanobrewery, owned by Dana Briggs and Walter Trifari, hopes to provide a space for “people to come together, get away from life’s worries, and drink good beer,” Briggs said.

Florida Georgia Spirits distillery and Odd Birds Savannah bar plans to open in downtown Savannah this fall. The distillery will produce vodka, gin, and Caribbean rums and next door the Odd Birds Savannah will offer “interactive guest experiences,” according to a news release.