Restaurant News – December 2020

Old Oyster Factory opens for lunch

Love the view of Broad Creek from the deck at Old Oyster Factory but frustrated with how quickly the sun goes down? Your problem has been solved. The popular restaurant with an incredible view has opened its doors for lunch and Sunday brunch. The restaurant is owned by Coastal Restaurants & Bars and has been a Hilton Head Island destination restaurant for more than 30 years. It was voted one of the “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” and “Top 50 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America” by OpenTable. In other OOF news, the restaurant is hosting a five-course beer dinner on Dec. 2 for $50 per person. It’s also continuing its popular football happy hour menu on game days.

Try this: Experience the flavors of South Florida with this key-lime seasoned, North American salmon with garlic Parmesan rice, julienne vegetables and pineapple mango salsa. Order it at Old Oyster Factory.


Wine paired with local art

The art of two local artists was selected to adorn the labels of red and white wine bottles available for purchase at Hazel Dean’s, a gourmet specialty market located in the Shops at Sea Pines Center. In addition to wine, the market offers hand-cut steaks, hanging salamis, sausages, cold cuts, cheeses from around the world, regional craft beers, condiments and snacks. It’s a great spot to find the perfect hostess gift. They’ll even design a unique package for you, guaranteed to make the recipient feel special. The labels shown feature local artwork by Pam White (left) and Patti Zeigler.


Coming soon: Driftwood Eatery & Fante’s Coffee

A new family owned and operated eatery, coffee shop and general store will soon open on Hilton Head Island, where the old Windows on the Waterway property was located. The new establishment is called Driftwood Eatery & Fante’s Coffee, and its mission is to provide sustainable, reliable and quality-driven products to provide guests with an enjoyable experience that comes with a one-of-a-kind view. Located right on the water at Skull Creek Marina/Safe Harbor, its location is perfect for residents and boaters alike.


Coming soon: Nectar Farm Kitchen

A new breakfast, lunch and supper restaurant is opening in February on the South End of Hilton Head Island. It will be called Nectar Farm Kitchen. No other details were available at press time. Look for more details in our January issue. nectarfarmkitchen.com.


Give a gift in good taste – LOCAL Flavor cookbook

Warning — do not eat the pages! Do enjoy favorite recipes by local chefs, chef priveé and inspiring cooks. Beautiful full-page photos, tips and how-to’s make this not only the most beautiful but also the most helpful cookbook in the Lowcountry. Buy a copy here. $15.


Lot 9 brewing co. increases production

Lot 9 brewing co. recently hosted a grand re-opening, following an update to its brewing system. The new system has the capability to brew more beer than the previous system. “After opening in July, we could quickly see that Bluffton really loves beer,” co-owner Dana Briggs said. In addition to a rotating beer lineup, lot 9 also offers 12-foot tables to promote good times and tons of new and retro games to bring out your inner child.


Crazy Crab now offering Sunday brunch

With two waterfront locations on Hilton Head Island, The Crazy Crab has been a popular seafood spot for more than 30 years. Both locations are now offering a Sunday brunch. Enjoy strawberry and cheese crepes while watching your favorite football team play on the expansive deck at the Jarvis Creek location, or the savory chicken and waffles while yacht-watching at Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Their crab legs rank among the best on the island.


Live music at Red Fish and Ruby Lee’s

Catch the John Bracket Trio starting at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Red Fish. Live music can also be found at Ruby Lee’s South most nights. Regular performers are Target the Band, Gwen Yvette and TC Soul and the Whitley Deputy Band.


Hall Wine Dinner set

Alexander’s is hosting a special wine dinner at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, featuring a selection of Hall Family Wines, spectacular food and lively conversation with speaker Daric Veal. Register by calling 855-511-0999. The cost is $99 per person.


Host your holiday party at Michael Anthony’s

If you’re on the hook for hosting a sophisticated holiday gathering (and would rather not have your guest know where you live), Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana has you covered with three beautiful and private options. The upstairs private event room can entertain up to 55 people. For more intimate gatherings, the Italian Specialty Market offers a unique and rustic setting for as many as 20 guests. For even smaller groups, the Chef’s Table is a cozy setting for a group of up to 10. The restaurant also offers meal packages that can be dropped off or picked up. Meals include Pasta Night, Traditional Dinner, Italian Classic and Dinner at Nonna’s. You also can get hors d’oeuvres, desert and wine packages or in-home catering service.


New gastropub opens in Old Town

A new craft beer and wine gastropub has opened in Old Town Bluffton. Craft Kitchen offers ales, lagers, and wine from craft breweries and wineries around the world, and many South Carolina favorites. The lunch and dinner menu includes bar snacks, small plates, sandwiches, entrees and many treats made in-house with local ingredients. Hours of operation are noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.