Get the best shrimp dishes on Hilton Head at these 10 restaurants, this city guide says
National Shrimp Day occurs annually on May 10 to recognize the country’s favorite bite-sized seafood.
If you’re a fan of the shellfish dish, this is the week to visit your favorite shrimp-serving Hilton Head Island eatery.
If you’re not sure of where to go, here are the 10 best places for shrimp on Hilton Head, according to Foursquare City Guide.
10. Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar
Celebrate Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar with the locale’s several shrimp dishes. Located at 841 William Hilton Parkway Unit A on the island, this restaurant is serving these small crustaceans full of flavor.
Some shrimp-filled dishes you may enjoy at Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar include:
Peel & Eat shrimp with Cajun butter sauce and wasabi cocktail sauce
Shrimp Louie Salad with poached Georgia shrimp, mixed greens, hard-boiled egg, marinated tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, crispy onions and house-made Thousand Island dressing
Georgia shrimp and seared scallops served over Charleston Red rice risotto with andouille sausage, asparagus tips and seasonal mushrooms with a crawfish cognac cream sauce
The eatery is closed Mondays but open Tuesdays through Sundays. Tuesday through Saturday the restaurant is open from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. for brunch and 5-9 p.m. for dinner. Happy hour is daily from 5-6 p.m.
WiseGuys on the island can be found on the north end of the island in Main Street Village at 1513 Main Street. The restaurant serves an array of shrimp dishes that are sure to make your national shrimp day memorable.
The restaurant serves an abundance of shrimp dishes you may enjoy. Some of these include:
The broiled fish and shrimp includes the restaurant’s fresh catch, local shrimp, yukon gold whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables and lemon butter sauce
The fried fish and shrimp includes panko coated fresh catch, local shrimp, hand-cut fries, Napa slaw, house cocktail sauce and malted mayo
The shrimp and grits is a combination of local shrimp, smoked andouille sausage, trinity, creole cream sauce and scallions
The surf & turf includes a block cut New York 4 oz.strip steak, flash-fried local shrimp, yukon gold whipped potatoes, haricots vert, cabernet demi-glace and the house cocktail sauce
Shrimp and lobster wontons with citrus soy and sweet and spicy mustard
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with charred lemon and the house cocktail sauce
WiseGuys is open daily from 4:30-10 p.m. and Happy Hour from 4:30-7p.m.
8. The Sea Shack
The Sea Shack is a made-to-order seafood restaurant where you can choose how you want to have your food prepared.
Some shrimp options at this establishment include:
Peel & Eat shrimp
Located at 6 Executive Park Road, The Sea Shack is closed on Sundays but open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m.
7. Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe can be found adjacent to the Palmetto Bay Marina at 86 Helmsman Way on Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Looking to incorporate shrimp into your breakfast, brunch or lunch? Some of the eatery’s shrimp-filled dishes include,
Shrimp hash with sautéed shrimp peppers, onions and broccoli with hash browns, topped with two eggs and hollandaise
Shrimp and spinach eggs benedict with two poached eggs on a toasted English muffin that is topped with a homemade hollandaise and served with hash browns or grits
Caesar salad with shrimp or a tiny chopped salad with shrimp
Shrimp scampi with grilled garlic shrimp and melted asiago on an open faced roll
6. Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe
Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe is located at the south end of the island at 70 Pope Avenue. This establishment is closed on Monday, but Kenny B’s is open Tuesday through Sunday for separate breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Breakfast hours are 8:30-11 a.m., lunch hours continue from 12:15-3:00 p.m. and dinner hours are from 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Some of the ample shrimp dishes you can dine on include:
Zydecco breakfast quesadilla including scrambled eggs mixed with andouille sausage, shrimp, and creole sauce with cheddar cheese with your choice of grits or potatoes
Shrimp and grits with Cajun spices, parmesan cheese served with french bread
Creole omelet with shrimp, smoked sausage, tomatoes, creole sauce and cheddar cheese
Louisiana BBQ shrimp
BBQ shrimp and fried green tomato salad
5. The Crazy Crab
The Crazy Crab can be found at two different locations at both the north and south ends of the island. The Jarvis Creek establishment is located at 104 William Hilton Parkway and the Harbour Town eatery is within the Sea Pines community at 149 Lighthouse Road. Both locations are open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
This seafood establishment has many shrimp dishes for you to choose from. Some examples include:
½ lb of steamed shrimp
Steamed seafood pot
Bacon-wrapped BBQ shrimp
Broiled shrimp and sea scallops
4. The Salty Dog Cafe
The Salty Dog Cafe on Hilton Head Island can be found within the Sea Pines community on the south end of the island. This popular establishment is located in South Beach Marina at 232 S Sea Pines Drive and is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Some popular shrimp dishes include:
The Bow Wow Shrimp includes fried wild caught East Coast shrimp tossed in a creamy blend of Buffalo sauce.
Calibogue shrimp salad
Salty Dog Po’ Boy with fried shrimp
Shrimp and grits including stone ground grits topped with sautéed wild caught East Coast shrimp, andouille sausage and bacon gravy
3. Skull Creek Boathouse
Skull Creek Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant with a tree-shaded outdoor bar. The establishment can be found at 397 Squire Pope Road on the north end of the island and is open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Shrimp-including meals at Skull Creek Boathouse include:
Shrimp tempura roll with crispy domestic shrimp, cucumber, eel sauce and topped with sesame seeds
Firecracker Roll with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura and topped with avocado, tuna and crab salad
Peel-N-Eat local white shrimp
Crab and shrimp quesadilla
Coconut almond shrimp with sweet and spicy jezebel sauce
2. Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
Hudson’s can be found at 1 Hudson Road and features dockside, waterfront dining. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Some shrimp dishes as the popular seafood restaurant includes:
Reel deal shrimp with local beer-braised shell-on shrimp, New Orleans BBQ broth, garlic, butter, bell peppers, onions and a French baguette
Bling bling shrimp with local shrimp, Sambol aioli, Asian slaw, toasted sesame seeds and lettuce
1. A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant
A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant is located in The Village exchange at 32 Palmetto Bay Road Suite 4A. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.
This well-liked eatery has a number of favored shrimp dishes on the menu and have been featured on numerous travel sites. Such shrimp-including dishes include:
The shrimp and wild mushroom cobbler includes wild mushrooms, sauteed shrimp, cream and sherry that is baked in a cast iron skillet with cheddar cheese and a biscuit crust.
The Shrimp and grits, which includes sauteed shrimp, smoked sausage and shaved green onion over applewood bacon cream sauce and creamy grits, is one of the establishment’s most popular dishes.
The Seafood Purloo features sauteed shrimp and smoked sausage over red rice topped with the grilled or blackened fresh fish of the day, ranch sour cream and sweet chili sauce.