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Sunset Grille

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43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset Grille is our very favorite restaurant on Hilton Head. We always make sure to go there at least once during our annual two weeks on the island. The food is outstanding, and the service is even better. Their shrimp and grits is the best!

Thank MHS5744
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Sunset Grill every year since we found the place 11 years ago. Every year the experience has been perfect. This year we still had the wonderful service and an incredible sunset but the food was not great. It was pretty good but my wife and I both had to really season our food with salt and... More 

Thank DeckEck
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Sunset Grille for a mid-week lunch. I had the shrimp and grits which were good but not exceptional. My wife's choice, smoked Scottish salmon over stone ground grits was superb. Ample portions of both dishes. A second story venue I would not recommended for anyone challenged to climb stairs. Nice view of waterway and marshland.

Thank dandharp
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles 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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811 reviews
555 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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