Restaurant News

Coffee shop Maywood Davis, which closed its previous location across from Burkes Beach in March, has reopened in a new spot. Alex Snyder, owner of the shop, said the cafe is operating out of Healthy Habit, a restaurant that opened earlier this year on the north end of Hilton Head Island at 55 Mathews Drive.

Marinades are like flavor elves, working behind the scenes at boosting flavors and tenderizing while the cook is off doing other things. Typically, a marinade consists of oil, vinegar, acidic ingredients such as lemon or lime, and herbs and/or spices. Another type of marinade consists of tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple and which have enzymes to break down tissues and add flavor. Ceviche (also spelled ‘seviche’) “cooks” the seafood without any heat – only the acidity of the juices used does the trick. 

Going out for ice cream in the Lowcountry? You’re in for a treat. At last count, Beaufort County had more than 20 places where those who love ice cream, gelato, sorbet, soft-serve or fro-yo could get their fix of creamy goodness. While frozen yogurt sold by the ounce is the newest addition to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, other options abound to satisfy cravings for something cold and sweet on a hot summer day.


Ever since the first primitive grillmaster rotisseried a wooly mammoth flank over an open flame, the concept of cooking outdoors has carried a certain mystique that you don’t find in, say, your average microwave.

takosAs part of Hilton Head Island’s food truck pilot program, four food trucks are serving up a variety of cuisines at beach locations around the island: Murican Border, offering “international tacos” with Greek, Japanese and Korean flavors, can be found at Driessen Beach Park.

Lowcountry Lobster is continuing to serve its specialties, like lobster rolls and lobster nachos, but added hot dogs, hamburgers and cold sides like potato salad to the menu. It also is parked at Driessen Beach Park.

sandbarbeachErika Waronsky has opened The Sandbar Beach Eats, a new restaurant on Hilton Head Island in Coligny Plaza Shopping Center near the traffic circle. The restaurant opened June 3 in the former home of Bomboras. Waronsky’s new restaurant has an outside bar, covered outdoor seating, a cooking pit, live music, flip-flop friendly atmosphere and a pick-up window.

Kilwins chocolate fudge and ice cream is celebrating 20 years in the Lowcountry. We opened our doors in May 1997 and have been serving the Lowcountry at the same location in Tanger Outlet Mall 2. Owners, Rick and Michelle Cheadle, who have lived in the area 35+ years, retired from aviation and decided they wanted to find a small business to keep them busy.

SERG Restaurant Group, owners of popular Hilton Head Island restaurants such as Skull Creek Boathouse, Poseidon and One Hot Mama’s, announced recently that it is adding a new fast-casual spot to its list of offerings.

Marley’s Shrimp and Burger Shack will be a quick counter service-style restaurant next to Marley’s Island Seafood Grille, according to a SERG press release. The restaurant was expected to open by the beginning of July.

farmersmarketThe city of Hardeeville unveiled its new farmers’ market June 19 on the lawn behind City Hall. The farmers’ market is a space for local vendors, growers, craftsmen, and the community to gather and share goods, knowledge and company. The market will be held weekly this summer from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. each Monday (except holidays) on the lawns at City Hall on Main Street. Interested vendors should contact Parks and Recreation Director Addison Jarrell at 843-784-2231 or Becky DalSanto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..