Nationally recognized for the quality of its Italian food, Michael Anthony’s has been wowing Hilton Head diners for thirteen years and counting. The owners brought their experience of growing up in the Italian neighborhoods of Philadelphia here, and it shows. Their food is exactly as you want Italian food to be: fresh, simple, and only with enough ingredients to let each one shine individually within the dish. All of their pasta is made in-house, which only accentuates the delicious flavors that they combine in the pasta dishes. The desserts are also homemade, so there’s no need to worry about whether that profiterole you’re eating was once frozen – besides by the gelato that joins it on the place.
Feel the calm, island spirit as soon as you pull up to Live Oak, as it is a part of the beautiful Sea Pines Resort. You can then enjoy your meal as you look out their big windows onto the golf course, which, given the climate, is green year round. Whether breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, Live Oak has a range of choices of southern and other cuisines. Their ingredients are locally sourced from nearby South Carolina providers. Their wine list, which won an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, is also well worth a look for both local and international options to perfectly accent any meal.
Did you ever go to a coffee place and wish that they had the option of a burrito with your cappuccino, or go to a burrito place and wish that they only served a decent cup of joe? With Java Burrito Co., all of those problems are solved. Not only can you get these two things together, but they place a huge emphasis on the quality of their ingredients and the importance of sustainable farming. To that end, all of their meat is raised humanely, without any antibiotics or hormones. The coffee is all locally roasted, and they only buy fair trade coffee. So have the biggest burrito with a refreshing iced coffee to wash it down, and don’t feel guilty at all.
You won’t find an ounce of meat in DelisheeeYo, but they have a menu that will thrill even the most carnivorous among you. Everything possible is sourced locally and grown sustainably, but beyond that, DelisheeeYo endeavors to make as much of their offerings as possible. Think those chocolate truffles are store-bought, or perhaps the almond milk? Think again. Many of the dishes that they make are vegan, and fill you up magnificently with their exciting flavors and the knowledge that you’re treating your body right. It’s the perfect place to be onthose really hot summer days, so don’t leave without trying one of their refreshing smoothies.