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By: Cindala
5/13/2008 11:11 AM

We will be down in HH for the first time the week after July 4th, and I already know that it will be busy. So we are planning ahead and checking out restaurants for dinner. We'd like to eat around 7pm (and I guess everyone else too) so where possible we're going to make reservations.

What are your feelings on these places?

Frankie Bones
Bistro Mezzaluna
Hilton Head Brewing Company
Guiseppi's Pizza and Pasta
Just Pasta
Remy's
Big Bamboo Cafe
La Familia

I know the first two take reservations and Frankie Bones is a definate so far. I've read reviews on tripadvisor and descriptions on HH site, but what are some good recommendations. We are looking for one or two nicer dinners and the rest less expensive, casual but nice family places. smiley


By: TheReviewLady
5/13/2008 2:26 PM

During our trip last week, we went to both Guiseppi's (on your list) and Mellow Mushroom for pizza. If you don't have a Mellow Mushroom in your hometown, I'd definitely recommend you go there for pizza instead of Guiseppi's. We went to Giuseppi's first since it was close to our condo and we like to go someplace different from home, but we loved the pizza, parmesan pretzels, and salads at Mellow better. Mellow Mushroom has a pretty kid-friendly decor with a cartoon-like mushroom character coming out of the wall on a surf board.

I am not familiar with any of the other places on your list. My favorite "nicer" dinners are Sage Room, Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, and Santa Fe Cafe. However, the first two aren't really the type of place I would take small children, so that may not work for your trip depending on the age of your kids. (There was a baby and screaming toddler at Sage Room last week and suffice it to say that both patrons and chefs did not seem happy. :ggrin: )

Have a great trip!


By: Katrina
5/13/2008 5:42 PM

We love the Big Bamboo for a casual dinner. My husband insists we go there every trip! It has really fun atmosphere and excellent food. Their micro-brew is one of the best we've tasted as well!


By: Cindala
5/13/2008 10:04 PM

[quote:50968056c2="TheReviewLady"]If you don't have a Mellow Mushroom in your hometown, I'd definitely recommend you go there for pizza instead of Guiseppi's. We went to Giuseppi's first since it was close to our condo and we like to go someplace different from home, but we loved the pizza, parmesan pretzels, and salads at Mellow better. Mellow Mushroom has a pretty kid-friendly decor with a cartoon-like mushroom character coming out of the wall on a surf board.[/quote:50968056c2]

I did look at Mellow Mushroom, and thought it was a strong option. Between the two, which might be less crowded around 7pm to dine in? We are set to check-in Sunday 7/6 and thought that pizza would be a good choice that night. BTW, our daughters are 24 and 21, each bringing a friend so there would be 6 of us. smiley


By: Cindala
5/13/2008 10:10 PM

[quote:1b5537e3fc="TheReviewLady"]If you don't have a Mellow Mushroom in your hometown, I'd definitely recommend you go there for pizza instead of Guiseppi's. We went to Giuseppi's first since it was close to our condo and we like to go someplace different from home, but we loved the pizza, parmesan pretzels, and salads at Mellow better. Mellow Mushroom has a pretty kid-friendly decor with a cartoon-like mushroom character coming out of the wall on a surf board.[/quote:1b5537e3fc]

I did look at Mellow Mushroom, and thought it was a strong option. Between the two, which might be less crowded around 7pm to dine in? We are set to check-in Sunday 7/6 and thought that pizza would be a good choice that night. BTW, our daughters are 24 and 21, each bringing a friend so there would be 6 of us. smiley


By: TheReviewLady
5/14/2008 1:41 PM

Hmmm...I am not sure. There are several Guiseppe's locations (I think) and I am only familiar with the one near Shelter Cove/Palmetto Dunes. That location is not as large as Mellow Mushroom, but I am not sure what it would be like at 7pm (we went earlier in the evening). A local may be more help on this one, especially to know how busy the island would be during your vacation.

Have a great trip!


By: LuvHHI
5/16/2008 2:03 AM

[quote:fdc11caf3a="Katrina"]We love the Big Bamboo for a casual dinner. My husband insists we go there every trip! It has really fun atmosphere and excellent food. Their micro-brew is one of the best we've tasted as well![/quote:fdc11caf3a]

The Big Bamboo is on our list of musts for next month. It seems to be a fun place. We stay across from Coligny but have never tried the Big Bamboo.


By: rpo_cgi@yahoo.com
5/25/2008 11:58 PM

[quote:ef9b732bbf="Cindala"]We will be down in HH for the first time the week after July 4th, and I already know that it will be busy. So we are planning ahead and checking out restaurants for dinner. We'd like to eat around 7pm (and I guess everyone else too) so where possible we're going to make reservations.

What are your feelings on these places?

Frankie Bones
Bistro Mezzaluna
Hilton Head Brewing Company
Guiseppi's Pizza and Pasta
Just Pasta
Remy's
Big Bamboo Cafe
La Familia

I know the first two take reservations and Frankie Bones is a definate so far. I've read reviews on tripadvisor and descriptions on HH site, but what are some good recommendations. We are looking for one or two nicer dinners and the rest less expensive, casual but nice family places. smiley[/quote:ef9b732bbf]

Frankie Bones is awesome. Great martinis, nice bar and great food. Great Sinatra music too !


By: Cindala
5/31/2008 8:01 PM

What is the general opinion of Hilton Head Diner and Harold's Diner. To be missed or not to be missed?


By: we-luv-hhi
6/1/2008 1:04 AM

our family ate at hhi diner last summer didn`t really care for it at all :(


By: Cindala
6/1/2008 1:11 AM

Has anyone tried the Hilton Head Brewing Company for dinner? I know it's one of the livelier choices for later in the evening.


By: Jenn - NY
6/2/2008 12:46 AM

Hilton head Diner used to be great, but since Nick's sons took it over it's gone downhill. The last time we ate there service wasn't the best, it wasn't that clean and the food wasn't as good. Also, they cut down all his beautiful fruit trees. They said you couldn't see the diner from the road with all the trees in the way, but I think it was something really nice to look at while you were inside, plus Nick used to let the kids eat the figs off the trees.


By: tj
6/2/2008 9:02 PM

I'd echo Jenn's comments--we had planned a family dinner there since my father-in-law is a microbrew fanatic, but after looking at the place and the menu, we turned around. It was filthy, had your basic fried-food choices, and didn't even have any microbrew available. A definite downer from those of us who knew it when it opened.


By: trigger11
6/3/2008 11:56 AM

i did not see marley's or wild wings on your list just curious if you had no interest??????


By: claire
6/3/2008 7:23 PM

We just got back last week and were pleased with all our dinners. We always go to Boathouse II and eat outside because of the atmosphere. The sunset is amazing and they always have entertainment which our little ones love to dance to! Anyway, never liked the food but this year all 6 adults loved what they had. Cobia special and london broil both got raves. We also loved Frankie Bones and Bistro Mezzaluna. Would never miss marley's and wild wing. We stay at Sea Crest and usually hit Steamers in Coligny because we eat outside as much as possible. Even Bistro Mezzaluna has a couple of outdoor tables but inside great like Frankie Bones, too.


By: Cindala
6/22/2008 11:21 PM

[quote:d473208e8b="trigger11"]i did not see marley's or wild wings on your list just curious if you had no interest??????[/quote:d473208e8b]

We are really not "wing" people, but what is Marley's?


By: Cindala
6/22/2008 11:23 PM

[quote:2a064fa515="claire"] We also loved Frankie Bones and Bistro Mezzaluna. [/quote:2a064fa515]

Yea! These are two places we have definitely decided to try! What did you have to eat there?


By: Jenn - NY
6/23/2008 12:21 AM

Marley's is a great place! It's Caribbean style. Whatever you decide to eat, make sure you "supa dupa" it with the crabmeat and hollandaise sauce on top. yum! Also make sure you have a mojito, better with fruit, our favorite is mango. They're sooo goooood. Then when you're done with dinner, sit outside and listen to the guy play music and sing while you have an ice cream and the kids play the ring game. aaahhh.


By: gotohhi
6/23/2008 1:02 AM

Don't forget to consider...

Alexander's
Sea Shack
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe
Hinoki
Hugo's
Harold's Diner
Smokehouse
Street Meet
Reilley's
Sage Room
Shwe Myanmar
Yummy House
Kenny B's
Mar y Tierra
Amigos
Aqua

Frankie Bones, Big Bamboo, Guiseppi's at Shelter Cove are excellent choices on your list.

Bluffton: Pepper's Porch, Jim N Nick's, Dosidos, Jalapenos

Beaufort: Sgt White's Diner

My personal restaurant reviews page is at http://www.hhresort.org/restaurants.html


By: bkall
6/23/2008 9:23 PM

Casual recommendations:
Captain Woody's- get the grouper melt!
Captain's Seafood at Coligny
Sea Shack

Mezzaluna and Sante Fe Cafe are great for a more upscale meal. As are Catch 22, Charlie's Green Star, and Flavors.
I would skip Alexanders. And defintely avoid Nick's!!
Big Bamboo is more of a bar, though I've never eaten there.

Enjoy!


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