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Island Recommendations

With so much to do on Hilton Head Island it's no wonder guests are always asking our staff where is the best place to eat and who has the best rates. Out Hilton Head Outfitters staff, made up of local islanders, know it best.


Hilton Head Island has over 250 restaurants, from bakeries and gourmet shops to seafood and lowcountry BBQ, we have it all! Some close-by eats that you should be sure to visit are:

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar

Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is an upscale seafood restaurant, featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine and locally-sourced seafood and ingredients. Menu items include Alexander’s favorites such as Stuffed Flounder, Shrimp and Grits and Wiener Schnitzel. Reservations are highly encouraged though walk-ins are welcome. Visit to make a reservation.

big Jim's BBQ, Burgers & Pizza

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza located at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course just around the corner from our shop. They have the best breakfast burritos in town and great gourmet coffee. You must try the signature fish tacos and BBQ nachos!

The Dunes House

The Dunes House, open seasonally, is located inside the gate of Palmetto Dunes Resort and you must be a resident or guest staying in the resort to visit, but it’s known as the best beachfront restaurant with an oceanfront view. Pair one of their signature cocktails with the peal and eat shrimp for a truly lowcountry experience.

The Dunes House is for resort guests with passes & Palmetto Dunes Resort property owners only.

Waterfront restaurants at Shelter Cove Harbour

And just across the highway from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort is Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina home to seven waterfront restaurants. Pick from Mexican, Italian, French and Mediterranean with a view!


Palmetto Dunes Resort Home & Villa Rentals

There is no better place to stay on Hilton Head Island than within Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort! Choose from two oceanfront hotels or for a truly unique vacation experience rent a home or villa through Palmetto Dunes Vacation Rentals. You can search and book online here. Or call 888-909-9566 to speak with a vacation rental specialist.


Hilton Head Island has nearly 30 open air shopping centers and just across from the entrance of Palmetto Dunes is Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, home to several localy owned boutiques. Palmetto Dunes Resort is also home to the largest golf pro shop at the Robert Trent Jones course. They carry brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Travis Mathew, Cutter & Buck and much more. Also, be sure to check out the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center Pro shop for the latest tennis fashion.



Hilton Head Island has more things to do than any other southern island! There are 24 championship golf courses, over 350 tennis courts and is ranked a top 10 family beach destination in the world. We highly recommend getting at least one round of golf at the world-class oceanfront Robert Trent Jones golf course. You can play this unique championship course on Hilton Head Island without breaking the bank like others. We also recommend trying out pickleball at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center. "It's a fun, easy sport that is great exercise, but doesn't require a lot of skill to be an enjoyable experience" says John Kerr, Director of Tennis.


Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is in the middle of Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes Resort, along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy year round water sports, fishing, activities and tours, from inshore and offshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sailing and dolphin tours, sightseeing and nature excursions. Shelter Cove Marina also offers slip rentals and more!