Restaurant News

Rockfish Seafood & Steaks, a family restaurant and bar near Coligny Plaza and the beach, will begin serving lunch this spring. Owned by an Ohio family who are Buckeyes fans, it offers a wide variety of seafood, steaks, ribs and more. It serves a large selection of craft beer, cocktails, frozen drinks, and wine in a casual, social atmosphere that includes a great Happy Hour.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Old Oyster Factory on Hilton Head Island is now open for lunch. A lunch menu including raw and baked oysters, local shrimp, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

Stellini celebrates 30 years Owners Joe Pesce and his daughter Elise and her husband Kyle Parlagreco opened Stellini Italian in 1989 on Executive Park Road, serving New Jersey-style Italian fare. “We have to thank our customers – that’s why we’ve been here for 30 years,” says Elise.

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.

Gourmet on Wheels/Grab and Go’s mission is to make eating fresh, healthy, delicious meals more available and convenient for those with busy lifestyles. It’s perfect for the “On the go” professionals, elderly singles or couples; or people who love great taste but don’t have time to eat out or shop and cook.

Choose from their weekly specials or one of their other healthy grab and go options, including specialty salads, smoothies, low carb, keto friendly. The menu changes weekly and offers items such as Thai coconut curry, Chicken Parmigiana, Lowcountry Boil, Chicken Salad, Spinach and Feta Quiche and more.

The February/March issue of Garden & Gun magazine features Hilton Head Island’s Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar in its “Ultimate Guide to Grits” feature. The guide features tips from chefs across the South, including Lucky Rooster Chef Clayton Rollison’s advice to make grits in the oven. The multiple-page feature highlights kernels of wisdom about one of the South’s fundamental foods. 

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Old Oyster Factory on Hilton Head Island is now open for lunch. A lunch menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

The Cottage Café, Bakery and Tea Room and The Juice Hive won four Good Food Awards from The Good Food Foundation. The Cottage won for its All Hail Caesar and Pickled West Indian Gherkin. The Juice Hive won for its Watermelon Rind Kimchi and Shiso, Sweet Potato and Asian Sour Leaf Kimchi. Good Food Awards honor food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions.

The popular Hilton Head Island barbecue restaurant Smokehouse, which burned down last summer, received approval from the Town of Hilton Head Island Design Review Board to rebuild. Plans that owner Jerry Leonard submitted to the town show a 7,515-square-foot, two-story building with outdoor patios, mixing vintage and modern design elements.

Charbar on Hilton Head Island has added a sushi bar. The sushi rolls are named after artists, records and songs that have inspired executive chef Tim Nelson. Examples include the Strawberry Fields roll — escolar, strawberry, jalapeño, toasted almonds and eel sauce — and the Coco Cabana roll, made with coconut tempura shrimp, cucumber, ahi tuna, avocado and spicy mayo.