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Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe

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86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928
843 686 3232
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 251
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for brunch and "Cool as a cucumber Bloody Mary's"

While bike riding the island we stopped by for brunch and was just so impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. Our server Dawn was fantastic as well as all the other staff who stopped by just to talk. This is a must do if you are on the Island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Keith9609
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While bike riding the island we stopped by for brunch and was just so impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. Our server Dawn was fantastic as well as all the other staff who stopped by just to talk. This is a must do if you are on the Island.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I am a prep cook at the restaurant next door, The Black Marlin, but I often have breakfast at the Sunrise before we open. Speedy delivery of perfectly cooked food, friendly staff, I especially adore Pam who manages, and Liz who has a beautiful face and personality, and Paula who makes things happen. I respect the hard work that makes... More 

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Oklahoma, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had breakfast here and loved everything. It's good home cooked, like momma uw3 to make kind of breakfast!!! If you are staying in Hilton Head breakfast here is a must

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Atlanta, GA
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169 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went two mornings back to back. The 2nd day was Mother's Day and it was really full. My french toast sat waiting a bit on my wife's breakfast, so it was a little cold. That's my only complaint. We sat at the counter and they do an outstanding job helping a lot of customers. The food was good and... More 

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NC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A local referred us to this restaurant and it is definitely a keeper. I will return here any time that I am in the area. I ordered the quiche which was absolutely delicious, the best I have had in quite a while. The prices were very reasonable. The service was extremely attentive.

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Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Amazing food! Fabulous atmosphere. And they have an outdoor bar set up for drinks while you wait if you go on weekends. I had shrimp hash and hubby had homemade corned beef hash. Both meals were delicious!! And service was great- everyone pitching in to help each other- I even saw the hostess busing tables!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hands down the best service anywhere! Add that the food is just as good as the service and you can't have anything but super fantastic!!! Highly recommend!!!

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Our group of six went for breakfast on Sunday morning. The wait was about 25 minutes, but they had a cocktail station set up out front and we had Bellinis and Bloody Mary's to make our wait go more quickly. We had an outside table in less than 25 minutes and our server, Lisa, was there before we were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Breakfast out, is always appealing, especially when on vacation. Palmetto Sun Rise Cafe rates high on my list to become a regular-if only I were a resident. "Eggs All Ways" included two eggs (cooked to your preference), bacon (or sausage), grits or hash browns, and toast. I substituted a biscuit for toast and had both, hash browns AND grits. One... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Fun place to watch the locals and enjoy the marina while eating one of the best breakfasts ever! Staff is friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: 843 686 3232

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?