Live Like a Local

Discover Hidden Gems and Authentic Hilton Head Experiences!

If you're looking to switch up your travel adventures, we've got just the thing for you. Get off the beaten path and explore unique experiences that are sure to make your trip unforgettable. To help you out, we've put together a list of our favorite local recommendations for when you're exploring Hilton Head off-the-beaten path. 

Earle of Sandwich Pub

Looking for the best sandwiches in town? Look no further than this small-town pub in Coligny Plaza! With its mouth-watering cuisine, this pub is sure to satisfy your cravings. Don't just take our word for it; ask the waiter and see what they say!

Lincoln & South Brewing Company

Discover a cozy brewery run by a passionate team of local beer enthusiasts dedicated to crafting the most exceptional beer. Don't miss out on their fantastic Live Music schedule; it's the perfect complement to your beer experience.

Island Winery

Indulge in the pleasure of wine tastings, bask in the sunshine with our outdoor seating, or bring your favorite snacks and relish a delightful picnic experience!

Hilton Head Distillery

Discover the ultimate craft spirits destination on the island at Hilton Head Distillery - the only distillery around. Loved by locals and a top must-do activity, you won't want to miss out on this unique experience.

Coco’s On the Beach

Great food, great drinks, and great views! Coco's is the perfect spot to enjoy a bite and a cool libation while taking in the beauty of the beach.

Street Meet

Street Meet is a fun and welcoming American tavern and restaurant, locally owned and operated by proud patriots. This is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a home-away-from-home experience. Whether you're in the mood for lunch, dinner, or a late-night bite, this family-friendly establishment has got you covered. Check out their daily drink and dinner specials!


With its peaceful and serene interior, this restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic date night! For 22 years, they have been serving the island's best Japanese specialties to their loyal customers. Locals and visitors keep coming back year after year to sample the world-class sushi, sashimi, and creative sushi rolls from the very popular HINOKI Sushi Bar. 

Beach Break Grill

Enjoy all the comfort foods from “Mama Joy’s Kitchen” at this great little bar filled with lots of happy people.

Phillys Café & Deli

Get your daily dose of freshly baked hoagie rolls, cheesesteaks, and more at Phillys on New Orleans Road. Don't forget to try their delicious Pita Pizza! Order online for carryout.

Bess’s Delicatessen & Catering

Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering has been providing the finest Lowcountry cuisine and professional services since 1983. They offer a diverse assortment of delectable Lowcountry foods that are sure to please everyone. The store-front deli menu changes weekly, with many hot breakfast options, as well as delicious homemade soups and fresh, cool salads served daily. Don’t forget to try their specialty cakes and desserts!

Fiesta Fresh

If you're planning a night in with your family and friends and have a hankering for Mexican food, Fiesta Fresh is the perfect spot for take-out. They offer large portions and friendly service, and your food will be ready in no time. Just make sure you call the correct location, as they have two locations on opposite ends. If you want to dine in, you can also try some of their delicious Mexican beer selections.


Located on the island, Amigos is a great local restaurant that has been in business for more than 30 years. The place is always buzzing with activity - it's busy when you arrive and even busier when you leave! You'll find locals mingling and having a great time, both inside and outside the restaurant. The portions are large, and the margaritas are perfect. Plus, if you're looking for a beach day, Amigos is just a short 7-10 minute walk away.

Loggerhead Landing Ocean Front Bar & Grille

Looking for a way to beat the heat? Cool off at the Marriot’s Grande Ocean beach bar and enjoy some refreshing frozen drinks and libations. They offer a variety of mouth-watering outdoor dining options and delicious cocktails made with fresh fruit. Plus, their intimate oceanfront setting here in Hilton Head is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Be sure to check their seasonal hours!

High Tide Rooftop Bar

Unwind on island time and head to the rooftop bar at the Courtyard by Marriott, where you can enjoy delicious drinks by the cozy firepits or relax in one of their cabanas. And don't forget to check out their excellent seasonal Live Music Schedule!

 Local Pie

During the busy summer season, if you find yourself in a pinch, Local Pie has got you covered! You can always count on satisfying your pizza cravings, while receiving good service and enjoying draft beers. A must-try item on their menu is the fresh order of "Deez Nots!"

Rollers Wine & Spirits (on Palmetto Bay Road)

We bet you weren’t expecting this one. But yes, this liquor store is a local hidden gem! Explore their "Candy Room" wine cellar, filled with hundreds of specialty curated bottles from top producers worldwide, and a vast selection of craft beers, mixers, sodas, and juices in their "Back Room." Savor wines by the glass or bottle, along with craft beers on draft or by bottle, with a cheese plate at the wine bar or in one of their private booths. Don't miss their weekly wine tastings and monthly wine dinners featuring wineries and guest chefs.