Hilton Head Island is known for many things, the beautiful weather year-round, the array of unique little shops, the beach, of course, but we want to talk about the food. Not just any food, but top-rated international cuisine. We sought out the most well-loved eateries with authentic menus that we think you should try.

Thai Smile Cuisine

So named for “the Land of Smiles,” this restaurant seeks to introduce classic and familiar homestyle Thai food to all. Recreating traditional dishes from the owners’ childhoods, Thai Smile delivers full flavor, atmosphere, and fantastic service. We recommend trying the Green Curry or the Pad Thai Shrimp. Delivery and takeout are available.

Olive & Fig Mediterranean 

If you’re looking to experience authentic Lebanese and Greek cuisine, with the atmosphere to boot, look no further. If you’re looking for Halal meats, you have found the right place. Just over the bridge off-island, you will find Olive & Fig, and you might not ever want to leave. Start with the Mediterranean Mezza and get a sampling of delicious and traditional starters before diving into their beautifully portioned entrees, we suggest the Shwarma!


Some might find the combination of Asian and Southern cuisines an odd choice, but one visit will make you a believer. Farm fresh options start with breakfast and continue through to dinner service. Offering a noodle bar and inspired Asian fusion, most will site Relish as their favorite place to grab authentic ramen while visiting Hilton Head. Don’t let the eclectic menu scare you. You can taste Chef D’s passion for food in every bite.


Just because you’re in Hilton Head doesn’t mean your only option will be seafood, even if it is some of the most amazing seafood you’ll ever eat. You don’t have to skip out on your favorite pho. Make your reservations today!