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One Hot Mama's American Grill

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One Hot Mama's is a family-friendly restaurant located on the south end of Hilton Head Island and part of the Official South Carolina BBQ Trail. One bite into our baby-back ribs, and you'll become a raving fan of One Hot Mama's!
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sisters, cousins and I ate here May 9th. We arrived at the restaurant about 15 minutes prior to its closure we were served fresh hot delicious food, we loved the hot sauce so much 3 of us purchased some to take back. Our waitress...was the bartender and she was phenomenal. Thanks to the entire crew we had a ball.Very Pleased from start to finish. The homemade pork rinds are a must!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our bartender, Desiree, who also does the table service was attentive and very accommodating. I would suggest you make this place a must if you are in Hilton Head!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

all round fair priced, good family atmosphere . chocalate ribs best ever.. no complaints.. Nice staff, short wait time for meal.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered online for pickup. I did have to wait a bit for my order to be ready. They were very busy. The staff was great and the manager apologized for the wait and took care of our bill without me asking for him to...do anything. The food was great. We will be going back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day on the island went for a late Sunday brunch and the food and service were both excellent. I had the brunch combo with the burrito and my wife had a nice salad.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a nice surprise! The meat was so tender, fall off the bones tender! The staff is fun, very low key.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most places on Hilton Head, prepare for a wait. Some things are worth the wait, others not so much. One thing that you most certainly hope would be excellent is the meat, and they deliver on that. Good flavor, nice and moist, I got...the meat and three and my husband got the Texas two step, which he stated had the best brisket on it he'd ever had in his life. The unfortunate thing is, after spending so much time and attention on these meats, the side dishes taste like complete throw aways. The mac and cheese tasted just like noodles had been mixed with melted Velveeta, with no other flavors or textures thrown in, the beans were ok but basic, and, well, I can't complain about the steamed broccoli too much because I knew that was going to be depressing just from ordering it. But still, even if I had gotten something else in place of the broccoli, I feel like the side dishes just don't follow through to the same promise that the meats do from this restaurant. We got our order to go, so I can't speak much on the atmosphere or service, but I will say the young lady that took our order was pleasant despite being clearly exhausted, and when we went to the restrooms the closed off pool and foosball area looked like they would be fun. But at the present time, all I could judge off of were four items, and only one of them was something worth returning for, the sides were just things to check off boxes and move on.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was lovely, but the food was awful. Ordered the taco trio and it was all cold and greasy. Never did get the pina colada I ordered with my meal - said they were out of mix and would make some more. 30 minutes...after I’m done with meal I ask to cancel the drink. $30 for three cold tacos and greasy chips. The salsa was good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly service. We were bummed they were out of the smoked wings but we still liked the fried wings. The brisket was also very good. The hotter sauces didn’t have as much of a kick as my husband and I expected and...the hottest was dry/chalky but the rest were delicious! We will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good we came back! We enjoyed the atmosphere at One Hot Mama’s, so we went back for a second time our last night on the island. First attempt around 5:30pm on a Saturday night was a success- no wait and it looked pretty crowded....It’s a big place. Parking was tight, though, since the lot serves a number of bars/restaurants there. We enjoyed the salads and BBQ- Mac and cheese was also super good. Not your typical fake cheese, if that’s what your kids are expecting, just FYI. Second trip back did not disappoint. Great fast service and good food. Only thing we didn’t love was the cornbread (pretty dry).More

Date of visit: April 2021
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March 20, 2021|
Response from beth070303 | Reviewed this property |
We were just there, and they were not taking reservations. However, if you have a large party, I’d call them ahead of time and give them a heads up.
June 30, 2019|
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Response from razz19 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check. They have an online menu.
February 12, 2019|
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Response from Daveandshirley | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call.. these folks will make you whatever you want if you’re off menu a little. All the food is great. Try just smoked meat without sauce. It’s all just amazing. Everyone we’ve met here over the years have... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about One Hot Mama's American Grill

  • Yes, One Hot Mama's American Grill offers takeout services.

  • Yes, One Hot Mama's American Grill offers delivery services.

  • Yes, One Hot Mama's American Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • One Hot Mama's American Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4