The Skull Creek Boathouse
Undeniably a fan-favorite, the Skull Creek Boathouse has it all, from breathtaking sunsets over the water to a diverse plethora of entree options. The Boathouse, like many island eateries, prides itself on its fresh catches, sushi and seafood. However, it also has an impressive selection of non-seafood options for the kids, earning it a spot on our top family-friendly restaurants. Located right off the docks, the Boathouse’s outdoor bar is known for its fun frozen cocktails and unparalleled happy hour. That said, their excellence is no secret, voted “Best All-Around Restaurant,” “Best Buffet,” and “Best Happy Hour” in the 2017 Island Packet Reader’s Choice Awards. We suggest getting there early because along with their views the Boathouse is known for their wait times! Pro-Tip: The outdoor patio seating was first come, first serve before COVID– This was amazing to snag a table!
Located right next to the boathouse you’ll find another Instagram-worthy view at Hudson’s Seafood House on The Docks. With plenty of outdoor seating as well as indoor space, Hudson’s is the perfect spot for a family-friendly dinner. Utilizing a local fishing fleet, they bring fresh seafood right into their dock and onto your table, truly redefining low-country dining. Often offering live music, this is a fun, kid-friendly spot to enjoy cold cocktails and great food.
If you’ve grown tired of oysters and shrimp, we recommend heading to one of the two Giuseppi’s Pizza locations on Hilton Head. With a pizzeria meets sports bar vibe, Giuseppi’s is the perfect family-friendly casual and fun environment. In addition to terrific pizza, they offer salads, subs, wraps, pasta dishes and certainly something for everyone.
Fishcamp on Broad Creek
Fishcamp is a newer restaurant offering fresh seafood and stunning views! They have a beautiful outdoor seating set up that has live oaks, marsh views and comfortable seating. Lots of space for kids to run around. They have an awesome menu offering something for everyone and a great bloody mary complete with bacon & shrimp. Their hushpuppies are also some of the largest we have seen on the island & SO good. Another amazing water-front dining location with a sunset view.
Coast Oceanfront Dining
Located right off the beautiful beach of Sea Pines, Coast Oceanfront Dining offers upscale food items, live music and an impressive wine selection. With plenty of outdoor seating and large tables, this family-friendly spot has arguably one of the best ocean views on the island. In addition to their savory seafood and fresh selections, they have a great traditional kids menu and will even make virgin daiquiris for the kiddos! After a family-dinner consider an adult’s night out at the upstairs portion of the restaurant, the 21-and-over “Ocean Lounge,” hosting live Jazz music and an impressive cocktail list accompanied by panoramic ocean views.