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  • Seafood
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A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant, located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, is a vibrant culinary gem that embodies the essence of Southern hospitality and Gullah cuisine, the roots of Hilton Head Island’s culture, which has faded some over the years.

This unassuming establishment prides itself on serving some of the best comfort food in the world, offering a delightful blend of delicious dishes infused with authentic Southern flavors. Known for its excellent seafood creations, the restaurant provides a laid-back dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating options. Guests can revel in the lively ambiance, complete with a full bar serving South Carolina moonshine, while the little ones can enjoy the fun outdoor area with games and a charming water feature. A visit to this restaurant guarantees a memorable experience for families and food enthusiasts alike.

At A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant, the food is a celebration of traditional Southern flavors and hospitality. The menu features a selection of delectable dishes that showcase the best of Lowcountry cuisine. The restaurant offers something for every palate, from succulent seafood creations to hearty meat dishes.

House specialties include the famous, voted # 3 in the world, Shrimp and Grits, a beloved Southern classic that combines plump, juicy shrimp with creamy, stone-ground grits and a flavorful sauce. Another favorite is the Southern Fried Chicken, a crispy and tender delight that embodies the essence of comfort food. For those with a penchant for seafood, the Lowcountry Boil is a must-try, featuring a delightful medley of shrimp, crab, corn, and potatoes, all boiled to perfection and served with zesty cocktail sauce.

Aside from these favorites, the menu also boasts an assortment of mouthwatering dishes such as Pulled Pork BBQ, Buttermilk Fried Okra, Southern Style Crab Cakes and homemade banana puddin’. Each dish is expertly crafted to deliver an authentic taste of the Lowcountry, making every meal a memorable culinary experience.

The drink menu is just as impressive as the food offerings. From refreshing cocktails to locally brewed beers, the restaurant’s drink selection perfectly complements the delightful culinary experience. Guests can choose from a variety of house specialties and favorites, including the classic Southern sweet tea, handcrafted mint juleps, and signature Lowcountry lemonades. If you are feeling a little adventurous, go ahead and give the South Carolina Moonshine a try. For those looking to unwind, the restaurant also offers a selection of fine wines and locally inspired craft beers. Whether it’s a creative cocktail or a local brew, the drink menu at A Lowcountry Backyard restaurant is sure to elevate the dining experience.

A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant is more than just a place to eat; it’s a destination where patrons can immerse themselves in the rich flavors and hospitality of the South and the Gullah culture. With its focus on authentic Southern cuisine, inviting ambiance, and a diverse drink menu, the restaurant provides a truly elevated dining experience. Whether savoring traditional favorites like Shrimp and Grits or indulging in a refreshing cocktail, guests are sure to leave with their taste buds tingling and their hearts warmed by the genuine hospitality that defines this culinary gem. A visit to A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant is not just a meal, it’s an unforgettable journey into the heart of Lowcountry dining.

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  • Scott Lee
    Scott Lee
    4 months ago

    Saw a lot of good reviews about this place and I was super excited to go try it. I feel like I came into this restaurant with high expectations and I was just a little disappointed when it didn’t meet them. Everyone was talking about the seafood Purloo online and my fish was very rubbery and the rice had way too much tomato paste. Overall, the flavor of the dishes were very good and the shrimp and grits are worth trying here. The lobster bisque didn’t really taste like lobster and had an excessive amount of heavy cream. The desert however, was amazing . The banana pudding was sweet, creamy, and a great texture. The ambience of the place was very nice and they did have live music. The outside dining area is a little tight, but overall was a good experience.

  • anna lisa gross
    anna lisa gross
    a month ago

    We ate here twice in a week, getting take-out the second time after our meal so we could have their food a third time! Absolutely love the food. Impressed by the range of gluten-free, vegan/veg and local options. We loved: Shrimp and grits Mashed potatoes Fried green tomatoes and the sauce that comes with it Catch of the day sandwich (it was mahi mahi) on gluten free bread Tofu sandwich on gluten free bread Collards Lowcountry burger Also, Cookie is an excellent server and took time to make sure we got what we wanted in the best way.

  • Benjamin Li
    Benjamin Li
    2 months ago

    Tried the Today's Catch Sandwich, Shrimp and Grits, Lowcountry Burger (not pictured), Seafood Purloo (not pictured), and banana pudding over multiple visits over a couple of years. All are delicious, and this restaurant has become a must-visit for me and my family whenever we come to Hilton Head Island. I cannot recommend it enough.Special shout-out to the banana pudding, it is the best banana pudding I've ever had, and every time I return I must have it again.

  • Jeannine Kalos
    Jeannine Kalos
    5 months ago

    Phenomenal meal!! We got the fried green tomatoes to start - out of this world!! The homemade ranch & sweet pickles were the perfect accompaniment ..then he got the shrimp & grits & I got the wild mushroom & shrimp cobbler..inarguably in the top three meals I’ve ever had. Plus add two moonhattens with apple moonshine..chefs kiss.

  • Sandra Holbert
    Sandra Holbert
    3 months ago

    This restaurant is amazing! We found it last year and came back to eat here again. Their dishes are truly unique and delicious! Absolutely love the Shimp and wild mushrooms cobbler! Wife says the homemade Thousand Island dressing is the best she's ever had. The Key Lime pie was tart and yummy! Music is a throwback to old rock and roll and atmosphere is comfortable and laid back.

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