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Posted on 13th Oct 2018, 8:42 am

Dining Guide to the Restaurants of Palmetto Dunes

In search of delicious dining during your stay with us? Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find an array of options sure to satisfy any appetite. From upscale experiences to down-home comfort, let’s dig in to some of our favorite restaurants at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

For Elevated Lowcountry: Alexander’s Restaurant

A Hilton Head institution, Alexander’s Restaurant has been serving up unforgettable culinary moments for decades with an authentic atmosphere, classic Lowcountry décor, and inspired interpretations of Southern classics. With sparkling lagoon views and local, seasonal menus, this is the quintessential island experience for anniversaries, birthdays, or just because! Their friendly, attentive staff will walk you through a delectable menu that includes stuffed flounder, shrimp and grits, Wiener Schnitzel, and much more.

What Guests Have to Say

Went with a party of 15 to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary and our server, Laura, treated us like royalty. Great food—prime rib, lobster tails, and summer green salad were all wonderful! Good wine selection.
pvail1, Cincinnati, OH – TripAdvisor

The food was amazing, the service was above and beyond. We celebrated our anniversary and it was perfect.
Bobbie U., Las Vegas, NV – TripAdvisor

For Outdoor Eats: The Dunes House

When the sun is shining (which is pretty often around here), you’ll find locals and visitors alike flocking to this amazing outdoor dining venue just steps from the beach and surrounded by swaying seagrass. With a casual, laid-back vibe, The Dunes House the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of sand and sun. The outdoor kitchen cooks up the island’s best fish tacos, and their lobster and Lowcountry boil nights are legendary. Top it all off with fun live entertainment and inventive frozen drinks, and you have yourself a classic island outing!

What Guests Have to Say

This is the perfect beach bar! Food is good, service is great and the price is right. My family had a great time here one night when we stumbled off the beach and unexpectedly a great band was playing. It was a lot of fun. Very family friendly.
london0574, Philadelphia, PA – TripAdvisor

Can't beat the view here! The dining is relaxed, comfortable, and casual, but you won't leave here hungry! The fish tacos were incredible! So glad to have spent the afternoon with my grandson on the deck at The Dunes House.
TGM7447, Baltimore, MD - TripAdvisor

For Family Fun: Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza

Treat the whole family to signature Southern dishes, a comfortable, casual atmosphere, and great golf course views at Big Jim’s. Sports fans can certainly get their fix with big screen TVs, and some live action overlooking the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Big Jim’s is ready whenever hunger strikes! Chow down on burgers, unique BBQ pizzas and their signature brisket nachos. You can grab your order to go so you can soak up even more beach time, or get it all delivered if you’re feeding a crowd.

What Guests Have to Say

Interesting pizza recipes, excellent sliders, and great happy hour prices on drinks. The staff is friendly and attentive. You know it must be good when you can tell there are groups of regulars there!
Mark G., Boothbay Harbor, ME – TripAdvisor

Food was amazing! Great ribs, great pizza, great burgers! Everyone in our group of ten left satisfied and definitely wanting to go back.
Angie P. – TripAdvisor

For Fish Fans: Scott’s Fish Market

A staple of Shelter Cove for nearly three decades, Scott’s Fish Market serves up creative, fresh seafood, with water views from every table. It’s the perfect place to take in the marina’s Tuesday fireworks show with a creative drink from their tropical outdoor bar and the sounds of fun live music—plus their patio is dog friendly! On the surf side of things, popular dishes include oysters (baked, fried, or on the half shell), scallops (all kinds of ways), and seafood enchiladas (while they last). For those that prefer turf to surf, Scott’s pasta and steaks are always cooked to perfection.

What Guests Have to Say

Great outdoor seating with a nice view of the sunset. We had great service from our waitress and enjoyed the live music.
Sue H. – TripAdvisor

We went here for lunch and really enjoyed it. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the location and the views. They brought our dog a big bowl of water. The service and food were wonderful. I would visit here again.
BRondeau, Milton, Canada – TripAdvisor

For South of the Border Flavor: San Miguel’s

Also located at Shelter Cove, San Miguel’s is renowned for their award-winning margaritas and fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. You’ll find classics like fajitas, quesadillas, and chimichangas, plus reimaged Southern favorites like she crab soup with a Mexican twist. For lighter fare, San Miguel’s has you covered with the heart smart cabo wabo salad drizzled in chili lime vinaigrette. Marina-side with a laid-back Baja vibe, live music and a friendly atmosphere make this the perfect place to soak in an island sunset.

What Guests Have to Say

Our family comes to eat here every year during our summer holiday and it never disappoints. The food is always fresh and tasty, the music and ambience makes this restaurant a place not to miss. During this dinner, we were lucky enough to have Katie as our server. She made this dinner here the best one ever.
Exploration760502 – TripAdvisor

Great margaritas, a good view over the harbour, music in the evening, free salsa and corn chips and delicious food. I love their cabo wabo and husband will happily have anything on the menu. Friendly servers and the service is always good and prompt. Can't recommend enough.
rotterdam0892, Bath, United Kingdom – TripAdvisor

For a Special Night Out: ELA’s Blue Water Grille

When you want to really treat yourself or someone special, ELA’s should be at the top of your list. You’ll be treated to an unforgettable waterside experience at this establishment named “one of the best al fresco dining restaurants in America” by Open Table. Be sure to book your patio reservation in advance, as these marina view tables fill up fast. Soak in ELA’s sophisticated atmosphere, and savor fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks. Pair signature dishes like crispy diamond scored flounder and pan-roasted grouper with a selection from their boutique wine collection, and toast to an elevated evening at Shelter Cove.

What Guests Have to Say

From the moment we sat down, we felt well taken care of. The setting is very nice with interesting art. Everything about our meal was fantastic. Nice wine selection. Fabulous oysters. Steak was cooked to perfection. Crab cakes were fabulous.
Dawn L. – TripAdvisor

Gorgeous waterfront dining and outstanding service and food. We were greeted with a glass of champagne to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. The scallops, oysters and fish were outstanding. Wonderful place for a sunset dinner on the water.
NancyOO7, Raleigh, NC - TripAdvisor

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