Restaurant News

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.

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 general manager Jason Greninger. Now on the menu:  Hilton Head Distillery’s Tropical Lager and Crab Pilsner, plus Southern Barrell Brewing Co.’s  Damn Yankee IPA and Kick Back Black Lager. Other beers hail from Greenville, Charleston, and Ashville.

The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room in Old Town Bluffton recently changed its menu to include more fresh and local ingredients. Owner Leslie Rohland has added 15 new dishes to the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. In addition to incorporating more fresh and local seafood, dishes will also feature seasonal local produce.

HHI Hospitality plans to open The Whiskey Room this summer in Park Plaza next to one of the group’s other restaurants, Charbar Co. A secret door will connect Charbar and The Whiskey Room, which will feature a retro, vintage atmosphere and live entertainment.