The Best Restaurants Open on Christmas in Hilton Head

If you’re lucky enough to spend your Christmas in Hilton Head — and even luckier to be staying at a cozy Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental — get ready for a culinary sleigh ride. The island is brimming with delicious options, and we’ve rounded up the best restaurants open on Christmas Day to make your holiday feast a breeze!

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

Address: 841 William Hilton Pkwy Unit A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843)-715-3215

Let’s kick things off with a dash of Southern flair at Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar. Here, you’ll encounter the pinnacle of farm-to-table dining, with ingredients freshly harvested from local farms and regional suppliers, complemented by bounty from our local waters. This Christmas, treat yourself to an exquisite four-course holiday-themed menu masterfully curated and perfectly paired with a selection of fine wines!

Crazy Crab Harbour Town

Address: 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843)-363-2722

If you’re dreaming of a seafood Christmas, look no further than Crazy Crab Harbour Town. This spot is a seafood lover’s paradise with its nautical decor and waterfront views! The Crazy Crab draws inspiration from Lowcountry culinary traditions. Luckily, the restaurant is open on Christmas Day; you can indulge in their famous crab legs and fresh catch.

The Hilton Head Diner

Address: 6 Marina Side Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 686-2400

For those who prefer a classic diner experience, the Hilton Head Diner is the place to be. Open 24/7, this diner is like a reliable friend who always has your back–or, in this case, your plate. So, if you’re feeling like swapping the traditional holiday fare for a stack of pancakes topped with whipped cream and berries, the Hilton Head Diner has got you covered.

Tips for Christmas Dining on the Island

Before you embark on your holiday culinary adventure, here are a few tips to sprinkle some extra joy into your Christmas dining experience on the island:

  • Confirm Holiday Hours: While many restaurants are open, it’s a good idea to double-check their hours before making reservations.
  • Reservations Are Your Best Friend: Popular spots can fill up fast, so make reservations ahead of time to ensure a holly, jolly dining experience.
  • Check Special Menus: Some restaurants offer special holiday menus, so don’t hesitate to ask what festive delights they have!
  • Dress Festively: Embrace the holiday spirit by donning your favorite festive attire. It’s not every day you get to dine with Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters!
  • Share the Love: Consider leaving a review or giving a shout-out to the staff. ‘Tis the season for spreading joy and gratitude!

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Dining!

In the spirit of giving, Hilton Head’s restaurants are ready to serve up a Christmas feast that’ll have your taste buds singing carols. As you plan your Christmas on Hilton Head Island, remember that Beachside Hilton Head is the ultimate home away from home. After a day filled with foodie adventures, you can return to your vacation rental, kick off your shoes, and savor the memories of a deliciously delightful holiday. Merry Christmas and happy feasting!