Restaurant News

Beloved Coffee Roasters is Beaufort’s newest spot to grab a fresh cup of homemade coffee. Owners Doug and Beatrice Reynolds are Bluffton residents and opened the shop in April. Beloved Coffee Roasters features a variety of fresh-roasted choices, including lattes, cappuccinos and pour-overs.

Red Fish Bluffton has closed for the summer, joining a growing list of businesses that have closed or reduced hours due to a labor shortage. Employees of Red Fish Bluffton have been moved to the Hilton Head Island Red Fish location and the Old Oyster Factory restaurant. The Bluffton location of Red Fish announced its closure in a Facebook post and plans to reopen in the fall.

Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks is now partnering with South Carolina Aquarium’s Good Catch. Restaurants that partner with Good Catch have committed to serve local, sustainable seafood from the Southeast region of the United States. Hudson’s is currently the only Good Catch Platinum Partner restaurant in Beaufort County.

FISH Seafood & Raw Bar has a new name, FISH Casual Coastal Seafood. They continue to place a premium on sourcing delicious seafood from local sources and lightly preparing it with a deep respect for regional foodways and Lowcountry culinary history. Their courteous and knowledgeable staff can guide you on a delectable journey of inspired seafood dishes in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere among a variety of dining and lounging areas.

With a new focus on Southern beers, Up the Creek Pub & Grill on Hilton Head Island is embracing the Lowcountry’s heritage. “We are thrilled to support the entrepreneurial Southern spirit with these refreshing brews,” says GM Jason Greninger. Now on the menu: Hilton Head Distillery’s Tropical Lager and Crab Pilsner, plus Southern Barrel Brewing Co.’s Damn Yankee IPA and Kick Back Black Lager. Other beers hail from Greenville, Charleston, and Asheville.

Thirty years ago, America’s healthiest fast food restaurant came to Hilton Head Island when Subway opened in The Village at Wexford. With more than 37,000 locations, Subway is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain. Here in the Lowcountry, the option to “Eat fresh!” is more popular than ever with counter service for buildyour- own healthy sandwiches and salads.

Under new management, Zepplin’s is now in the capable hands of Mike Chapman, a Savannah native who graduated from Johnson & Wales University. He has worked at Lowcountry country clubs from Beaufort to Bluffton for more than 30 years. Chapman has implemented an exciting new Lowountry-inspired menu, with a favorite dish of grilled flat iron steak. Zepplin’s also has a new catering menu, full bar and new special drinks menu. Popular draws at the restaurant include a pet-friendly patio, huge TVs showing a myriad of sports, and a dance floor.

The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek (north end location) is under renovation and looks forward to re-opening their doors at the end of this summer, better than ever including a brand new outdoor bar. They greatly appreciate all of the support and encouragement from the community and can’t wait to once again serve the freshest seafood on the island.

Stooges Café in Sheridan Park has new owners. Jobita and Efrain Salgado recently bought the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch. The Salgados also own El Super Internacional, an international grocery store with locations in Bluffton and Savannah and on Hilton Head Island.

Montage Palmetto Bluff has a new restaurant: Octagon Porch, a new dining experience for locals and hotel guests. Located inside the inn, the menu features seasonally inspired Southern cuisine made from local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served by chef Anthony Guiliano, with wines selected by award-winning sommelier Jesse Rodriguez.