What I Ate Wednesday #6 – Eats in Hilton Head

Hey there lovelies.  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  We had a great time in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

We stayed there for two nights before our trip to Savannah since it’s only about an hour away.  The beaches were beautiful…soft sand, warm water, and a low tide that gives you plenty of space to spread out.

But let’s get to the good stuff…what we ate of course!  I thought this would be a much more appealing What I Ate Wednesday post than my normal eats.  Thanks Jenn for hosting!

As usual, we pretty much relied on Yelp to steer us in the right direction for most meals.  That and also the convenience factor is what brought us to each place.

Our hotel had an awesome beach bar and restaurant called the Tiki Hut.  They had live music all day and night and had some pretty good burgers surprisingly for a beach bar.

Mine came with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and Swiss.  Don’t you worry I did remove the bun! The salad it came with was great for being a “side salad.”
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The first night we ended up being a little late for dinner.  Hilton head doesn’t seem like it’s too hoppin’ late night so we needed somewhere close.  We heard live music across the street and decided to check it out (after a quick Yelp check).  It led us to Bomboras Grille and Chill Bar.

I drank Moscow mules in this sweet little tin cup.  Sometimes it’s the little things.
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For an appetizer we ordered a goat cheese and tomato dip.  It seriously tasted like pizza so what a treat!
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For dinner we shared three small plates that were not really all that small.  We got flank steak over potato pancakes topped with crispy onion rings, oh my.  The mahi mahi was over cheddar and bacon grits.  I still can’t get into the whole grits thing down here.  And then we had these awesome little crab cakes.  A lot of food, and a lot of non paleo eating.  But hey it’s vacation 🙂
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For breakfast the next day we found a little place tucked away in a huge plaza.  Hilton head seems to have a lot of plazas which is where you find a lot of the restaurants. Weird to get used to. I got a good ol’ trusted omelet.  I decided to go with chorizo and veggies to switch things up.
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Our second nights dinner brought us to Sea Pines.  We were a little confused at first as to what Sea Pines was, a resort or area of the island? Well it’s both.  Sea Pines is a resort and living community that literally occupies a huge chunk of the island (5,000 acres to be exact).  You actually have to go through a gate and pay $6 if you are not a guest there.  It seemed a little to Pleasantvillish for me, but it was pretty.
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Harbour Town in Sea Pines is known for this quaint red and white light house over looking the harbor and the best sunsets on the island.

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We ate dinner right in front of the light house at a restaurant called Topside.  We had a great bottle of red wine and bacon wrapped scallops to start. They were delicious!
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I got their swordfish made to order.  I chose blackened with a tropical fruit salsa over dirty rice and black eyed peas.
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Andy ordered the surf and turf which was awesome.  Can you really go wrong with steak and lobster?

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And that’s a wrap for Hilton Head!  I think Andy and I are going to start a eat at home only challenge for the next few weeks.  Vacation makes you indulge which is a great thing but also makes me feel not the greatest when I come home!

Has anyone else been to Hilton Head?  Do you indulge on vacation?


  1. Oh my gosh, I’m drooling over all your amazing meals. That goat cheese/tomato thing looks right up my alley! I’m totally leaving for my lunch break now after reading this.

    Never been to Hilton Head, but I’m a huge beach lover so I’d love to go sometime!

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