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Big Bamboo Cafe

1 N Forest Beach Dr, Ste 210, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6478
+1 843-686-3443
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (67 reviews)
“fish tacos” (43 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 N Forest Beach Dr, Ste 210, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6478
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a casual place with good beer, bar food and funky live music. It's a little shabby but that adds to the charm. We had the shrimp tacos( very good) and the tuna sandwich ( good). Service was great and beer was cold! Good...More

Thank CGFS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to stop by Big Bamboo and wouldn't have considered it or noticed it otherwise. You go upstairs and there's a big bar and they have ice cold draft beer. We sat at the bar during happy hour and enjoyed some half price...More

Thank mikemichmor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family restaurant. We had excellent fish tacos and fish bites! Kids were so happy service was great. Good quality food. Great place for happy hour as well. Bern and Morgan really were so kind to my boys twins 7 and 9...More

Thank Davers72
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We had the fried shrimp platter with fries and slaw. Also shrimp and crab cake with asparagus and rice. Both were good. Service is great. This place is very casual. We had the shrimp and crab chowder too This place is so casual and has...More

Thank Trek802778
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The Big Bamboo is right in Coligny Plaza, on the second floor near North Forest Beach Drive. It is right in the middle of a great shopping and dining area. It is well worth a stop if you enjoy some casual food and music. We...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Nice spot near center of activity. We sat outside .outside on upper deck Server was very good but she was spread thin Would go back

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My family of 13 visited for dinner. The food was delicious! Fire ball appetizers were great! Margaritas weren’t half bad either 😉

Thank tdrf
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Convenient location in Coligny Plaza. We ate indoors for the AC. Inside is pretty dark and unlively. Probably good use a remodel and good cleaning. Everything we ordered was pretty good tho. The waitstaff was very pleasant.

Thank Vacationer1968
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Got charged for more than I had. My party had 5 beers and we got charged for 7. Also they advertised a margarita at happy hour prices and we got charged $8.50. Some happy hour. The food was good but watch the bill.

1  Thank Ray B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is the closest restaurant to us and the food is good. They offer typical bar food but the service is very good.

Thank Reed B
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February 23, 2018|
Response from SKOKRO | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a kid's menu and several items like fries and burgers that kids would enjoy.
Claudia D
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Hojomo | Reviewed this property |
I believe anyone can get in. Our son who is 14 was there with us listening to music.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Forest Beach Dr, Ste 210, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6478
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-686-3443
  • E-mail
Welcome to Big Bamboo Café, where the South Pacific meets the Carolina Coast! Located on Hilton Head Island by the beach, we serve great food, fabulous cocktails and tasty craft beers in a Pacific War themed atmosphere. On March 3, 1944, Jimmy Phipps opened Big Bamboo, a bar and grill overlooking the Pacific. This is our version of Big Bamboo, constructed as closely as possible to the original. We still feature great food from across the country, conversation still flows as freely as the drinks and the lively sound of Big Band music can still be heard on any given night. Bring the entire family by to enjoy our new outdoor deck, live daily music and full bar with weekday happy hours. The extensive lunch and dinner menus include daily catch specials, fresh ground hamburgers, award winning ribs and many customer favorites like the Carolina Fireballs. Visit our website for current music and special events calendars then swing by tonight for an unforgettable experience at Big Bamboo Café!
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