I spent last week on Hilton Head Island. I love that place. So many great spots to eat! In a slight departure from my usual topic of home cooked goodness, I thought I would share some of the yummy dinners I dined on.
If you frequent Hilton Head, some of these places might be familiar. Feel free to let me know what your favorite HH restaurants are so I can try them on a future vacation.
If like me, you fell in love with pizza in Naples, Italy, then you will understand that even though fresh seafood is the specialty on Hilton Head, I cannot leave the island without at least one pizza from Il Carpaccio. The thin, charred crust and delicate fresh tomato sauce is the closest I’ve found in the U.S. to the real thing. I chose the vegetarian this visit. Artichoke hearts, bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini tasted fresh and delicious.
I sometimes go off menu and ask for prosciutto, Gorgonzola, pine nuts, and pear or some other combination I tried in Italy. They are very accommodating!
You absolutely, positively cannot leave Hilton Head without trying a Low Country Boil. If you’ve eaten a LCB in some other state, you will be in for a delightful surprise when you try one from the region where it originated. What you cannot see in this image of yumminess is the loaf of hot bread I used for dunking in the flavorful broth. I’ve never tried to make my own boil, I know the timing is essential for each added element. I have a feeling it takes practice to get it right!
Skull Creek Boathouse is a favorite with locals and tourists. It has a huge outdoor dining area that looks over the tidewaters. The view is wonderful. The food is even better. I tried coco scallops with a pineapple salsa. The creamy coconut sauce was delicious when pared with the heat of the jalapeno and sweetness of pineapple atop the perfectly seared scallops. I plan to start experimenting with my own versions of this delectable entree. It was one of those meals that had I been in the privacy of my own home, I would have licked the plate clean!
I usually get a Hoffman snapper at Street Meet, but I could not resist this Cleveland specialty sandwich. Who could pass up grilled kielbasa on a hoagie bun, then piled high with fries, creamy coleslaw, and barbecue sauce? Certainly not I! Accompanied by their own fresh cut potato chips, this was an explosion of flavor in my mouth! The combination of sweet slaw with salty fries and meat was pure heaven. This great little bar/restaurant doubled in size a few months ago so there is now ample indoor seating.
What food vacations have you enjoyed lately? Fee free to post a few pictures with descriptions and links to the restaurant!
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That all looks so delicious! I have never been to HH, so have no recommendations for you. It looks like you ate very well on your vacation. I’m intrigued by that grilled Kielbasa hoagie. 🙂
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I must admit, that for a relatively small island, there are a lot of great places to eat! I try and get down there every couple of years for a few days. The beaches are beautiful and even during spring break, they are not over-crowded with college kids. I guess there are not enough bars to attract the younger set, thank goodness!
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Now that you all have read about the LCB at Carolina Crab Company in Hilton Head, try it out yourself at home! Our restaurant just featured the recipe for this delicious dish on our restaurant group’s recipe page: http://www.hiltonheadcrab.com/hiltonheadrecipes Thanks for stopping in and for enjoying Carolina Crab Co., Brad, we look forward to hopefully having you join us again!
Hilton Head is one of my favorite places to vacation so I am positive I will! Thanks for the note. I need to check out your recipes and try making a few on my own!