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Sunset Grille

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43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-689-6744
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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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

My family and I had a wonderful dinner at Sunset Grille. The salmon, scallops, and swordfish were first rate. Fantastic flavors and a great value! Our waitress was attentive and friendly and the overall atmosphere was laid back and personable. Would highly recommend for brunch or dinner. The chef is great and at such a young age, he will surely... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small intimate with a great menu. Off the beaten path and therefore not a traffic problem. make a reservation. You have to be able to climb stairs but the sunset which the name carries is worth the climb.

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Thank tomcr0817
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

First of all, it is very difficult to find after dark. No signage and poor lighting. Menu was very limited and expensive. Chef tries to offer high end food to match the prices, but really misses the mark. The scallops were very salty and practically raw. We went here because friends who had liked it a few years back recommended... More 

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north carolina
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Not for those who cannot climb stairs nor those who have difficulty walking. There are 2 Handicapped parking spots and they are usually filled. Parking in the adjacent lot is for those with boats. Customers are told to park out on the street which may be difficult depending on your walking stability and stamina. The biggest disappointment was the small,... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is one someone has to tell you about, unless you are a RVer. This restaurant is located in a RV park on the North end of the island. The view from the restaurant is great, and so is the food and service. It has limited seating, so I recommend reservation.

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Thank Tony M
Calgary, Canada
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We are a group of seven eating here. Three of us really enjoyed our meal, two thought it was good and the two that had the beef thought it was not good at all. Hence the soso review. The view was lovely.

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Thank Tranur
Stockton, California
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Sunset Grille has been my husband's favorite HHI restaurant ever since we started visiting the island. He loves their scallop dish. It's the only thing he's ever ordered! Unfortunately, since our last visit, they changed the way they prepare it. He didn't enjoy the Romesco sauce that now accompanies it, he felt it overpowered the delicate flavor of the... More 

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Covina, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

No signs or directions to park and find the upstairs restaurant. Read some reviews indicating the place was somewhat loud. It was very loud! Horrible acoustics for a small dining room. On the up side... the food was very good. A little pricey, but very tasty. Service was decent. Might be great atmosphere for daylight, or sunset, but not so... More 

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Thank Ken S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I had lunch today with a friend, and we were both impressed with the fare: meatloaf for him and salmon over grits with spinach and red peppers for me. The bread pudding with brandy sauce was also very good. I have always enjoyed dinner at this restaurant, but this is my first visit for lunch. I will be back!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant on a number of occasions when visiting HIlton Head over recent years and never experienced less than top quality food and service. Although the menu may be considered small by some, the choices are varied and the food is of a high standard and the specials are worth considering, ask your waitress to repeat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 843-689-6744
Description
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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