Family vacations are the best—until the kids start getting cranky at the end of the day. Who can blame them? After a long day of playing on the beach, they’re probably more tired than they’re willing to admit. When it’s time for dinner, it may be in your best interest to find a place that caters well to children for the sanity of all involved. You’re in luck! Hilton Head has a variety of eateries that will be happy to take care of your children’s needs without sacrificing your nerves.

Fishcamp on Broad Creek

11 Simmons Road, Hilton Head

Sit outside to enjoy some live music while the kids amuse themselves with games and other outdoor activities. The fare consists of standards for the kids as well as some great seafood entrees geared toward adults. Get the kids interested in some new dishes as well, with smaller portions of traditional Lowcountry faves.

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, & Pizza

4 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head

When no one wants to think about what’s for dinner or the possibility of trying something new, burgers and pizza are there to the rescue. For those staying at Palmetto Dunes, this is an easy find when you’re worn out from the day and don’t want to go far. You’re bound to find something for everyone.

Sno Cones by Chris

114 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head

When the end of the meal has come, dessert is inevitable. Why not try something unique that you can’t find anywhere else? Not only does Chris’s offer delicious selections and a family atmosphere, but people are raving about the Lego® displays there to enjoy while you eat.

In the end, there are few places on the island that your kids won’t enjoy. So maybe give them their choice a few nights. You may be pleasantly surprised with their selections.