Hilton Head, South Carolina
You’re here, in part, for the gorgeous ocean views, so take advantage of the waterfront tables while enjoying the delicious fare and drinks at the Skull Creek Boathouse. Sip a glass of wine or try one of their signature cocktails like the sweet island hopper, with tastes of mango, rum and coconut. If you haven’t tired of seafood and aren’t particular about ambience, visit Roastfish and Cornbread, a BYOB local favorite thanks to the mouthwatering hush puppies, cornbread, fried okra and alligator that Chef David offers. Speaking of no-frills dining, make a visit to The Sea Shack. It's worth the wait (lines can be long) for the daily "Blackboard" special that features a perfectly prepared fresh fish with your choice of several Southern sides like collards, cheese grits, and green beans. For international cuisine and a more urban vibe, visit Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge. Snack on tapas and sip on your choice of cocktails or wine from one of the island’s most expansive alcohol selections. If you stay after dinner, the restaurant transforms into a nightclub, including free salsa dance lessons on Thursday nights.