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Carolina Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5583
+1 843-681-4000
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Average food, the overall dining experience was not anything special, over priced, would not recommend.

Thank Greg F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sea food for dinner. Chocolate cake dessert was ok. Dinner is fine but thought breakfast was expensive with about $30. However, my husband liked Shrimp, crab and egg on top of it breakfast.

Thank experiencesmatter
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

To avoid confusion, the name of this restaurant is the Carolina Room, not the Carolina Cafe. We had the pork tenderloin, shrimp & grits with fried oysters, and a dessert flight of mason jars--everything was really good and we'd recommend this place to friends. Entrees average $25-30.

Thank bigcitygurl_13
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here during our Hilton Head vacation while staying at the Westin. We chose it for the convenience. I had shrimp and grits, while my husband had snapper. Both were average at best. Would not eat here again.

Thank Heather C
McKinney, Texas
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870 reviews
513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were having a convention at the Westin Resort. After the initial reception, several of us went to dinner and drinks here. I do not think anyone from the hotel has let the people at this restaurant know that the convention of this size was being held. When we got to the restaurant, it was packed and the wait staff... More 

Thank DDay1959
Savannah, Georgia
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

While the restaurant is not cheap, the quality of the food, the perfect plating and great customer-friendly service certainly make a trip to this restaurant worthwhile. The atmosphere is relaxing and casual, yet chic in its decor and setting. A perfect spot with view of the inner courtyard and pool area. The menu offers plenty of choices for those that... More 

Thank flemish01
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Food is good but nothing special . Pricing is ridiculously too high for what is offered. It is a shame because the food is good and we would love to eat there every day on vacation but the pricing has gone up so much that it insults the economic intelligence.

Thank GlobeGuy
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Since we live part time in the Port Royal area of Hilton Head Island we frequently visit the Westin Resort on the north end of the island. One evening, not wanting to venture out by car, we walked the short distance to the Carolina Café for dinner. We were favorably impressed. Quite frankly many hotels employ "cooks" rather than "chefs"... More 

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The food was very good but definitely not worth over $25 per person for the breakfast buffet. Not sure if ordering off the regular menu is more reasonable.

Thank LeanAmKindle
Ninety Six, South Carolina
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Average Breakfast. My lunch plate with pasta was real tasty with homemade tomato sauce and shrimps. The wait staff were very friendly and forthcoming but the pricing was high.

Thank Star1_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5583
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-681-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?