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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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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son, his fiancé & I went to the Sunset Grille last night (Friday).... we have been here several times over the past 16 years while living on the Island. I don't know why we don't go more often because the wonderfully cozy restaurant serves amazingly delicious food. It is plated with great style & the service is five... More 

Thank Joanne C
Sarasota, Florida
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is wonderful. I had an oyster po boy, that was delicious and flavorful. Tea for lunch. Will go back.

Thank Janiceboo
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small restaurant inside the RV park on Hilton Head Island. The view and the sunsets are beautiful and the food is excellent. A little on the pricey side but worth it. The service was very good and our waiter was very attentive even though most of the tables were filled. I had the scallops and my... More 

Thank Jane P
Bluffton, South Carolina
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

From the time we parked the car and walked up the steps to this quaint eatery we were impressed with the water view. The restaurant is on the small size so a reservation is in order. We did have a reservation and were seated immediately. The menu is sufficient. The wine list is very good. We had two bottles of... More 

Thank monty s
Owensboro, Kentucky
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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 October 2, 2016

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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 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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202 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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