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Sunset Grille

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43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

View of sunsets and great food on the water. A Hilton Head hidden gem. The restaurant is upstairs from the RV park facilities and dock. Don't let the RV park sway you, this is an excellent small restaurant and worthy of a visit. Get there before sunset! Reservations are a must.

Thank burlms
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194 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here at the last minute on our first trip to HHI. We were lucky to get in on short notice and were very happy with our dinners. The swordfish was fresh and cooked perfectly - the duck was also cooked perfectly. We shared one appetizer - the portobello mushroom caprese- about which I was skeptical - and... More 

Thank Ann B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever writes poorly about this restaurant is either too stuffy or too cheap. We tried several restaurants in the area including the fanciest recommend in Savannah. Nothing compared. Certainly more expensive than others but by far the best. Best duck and best shrimp and grits. Good views and good service. Do yourself a favor and skip the bad ratings and... More 

Thank dave n
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here in May this year and had to return. The food here is delicious and the views are spectacular. We booth had the swordfish this time and last time scallops that were fabulous.

Thank Patricia G
Kensington, Connecticut
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

As my tittle states we have been vacationing on HHI for over 13 years and have eaten at what we consider the best restaurants on the island. How did we miss this one? I'm not quite sure, but we will return again and again, the food was that good. I understand the brunch is fantastic too and we will surely... More 

Thank MaryBethMac
Toronto, Canada
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809 reviews
554 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Attractively designed restaurant with a lovely water view. The food was also very good. In particular we enjoyed the swordfish special and the crab cakes. Wines were reasonably priced. Service was pleasant. However there are no washrooms on the floor...one has to go outside down the stairs to the swimming pool and share the pool's washroom. The bill when it... More 

Thank Worldwatcher
Lindalu1313, Owner at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your diinner in an attractive environment with great water views, pleasant service and a great wine list with affordable prices! I am so sorry that us not using a computer and that having to go downstairs (in a 50 year old grandfathered building) to use the restrooms "annoyed" you so. We only rent the... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Food excellent. Service excellent. Ending unacceptable. When check was presented I was told there would be a 2% service charge for a credit card. Very unprofessional and ruined a delightful evening. This not only affected my rating but further visits and recommendations. The charge could have been baked into the meal price. Overall left a bad feeling.

1 Thank tomcr0817
Lindalu1313, Owner at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I do appreciate the feedback. I charge a fair market price and do not believe in "baking" charges into the food and wine prices or making the servers pay ( which other restaurants do) ridiculous cc fees being charged to small businesses. I had rather charge 2 cents on the dollar than raise prices. Using... More 

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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I had shrimp and grits and it was good . Good service tho it would have been nice if waiter had told us about specials. Didn't even realize they had specials until I heard him tell the table next to us. Husband had pork chop with figs and it was excellent. Check came and we were told about an extra... More 

1 Thank mreesebryan
Bluffton, South Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

After living in the Hilton Head area for 15 years our group of 6 experienced diners decided to try Sunset Grille. The experience was disappointing in several areas. At their price level we expected a higher level of physical atmosphere but everything looked rundown, beachy café right down to the plastic tablecloths and hard uncomfortable chairs. Maybe a sunset might... More 

1 Thank Don S
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I came to Sunset Grille with my boyfriend after receiving recommendations from a few friends. We called and left a message to make a reservation. The restaurant called back half an hour before opening to confirm. The restaurant is located in a RV park but right next to the ocean. It is also located on the second floor of a... More 

Thank Yorky M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: 18436896744
As Linda and her culinary team work their magic creating soups, daily specials and awesome desserts, Hugh and his well trained wait staff cater to the needs of the guest. To accompany the delicious meals offered at Sunset Grille, Hugh has put together an extensive wine list that is well rounded and well priced. If wine is not your drink of choice you can choose from a large selection of spirits or craft beers. Sunset Grille is a casual fine dining restaurant established in 1996 by Linda and Hugh Lockman. Whether you are dining at lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch you will not be disappointed. Sunset Grille has been consistently recognized as one of Hilton Head Islands best kept secrets and was voted by Garden & Gun magazine to have one of the BEST Bloody Mary's in the south. With virtually no advertising it has remained one of the most popular dining destinations on the Island. Along with the fantastic food, great beverage list and attentive service Sunset Grille offers one of the best sunset and water views on Hilton Head Island. Located at the Hilton Head Harbor Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway and overlooking Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, it is a view not to be missed!

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