Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks and no matter where you’re from, a romantic dinner is usually on the agenda for everyone. Which means if you don’t start your Valentine’s Day planning early, you could end up missing out on an open table at ANY restaurant for the evening. Since you’ve still got a few weeks to plan and make reservations, we figured we could at least help out with a few options. Here are some of the most romantic Hilton Head restaurants to choose from when it comes to spoiling your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

The Studio

Combine the art of fine dining with actual works of art at The Studio, a unique restaurant and art gallery. Indulge the senses as you listen to live music, watch artists create magic on their easels, and taste the mouthwatering farm- and sea-to-table fare you’ll experience during your meal. Their menu covers a wide range of tastes, sure to please anyone. They even have several vegan options!

Charlie’s Coastal Bistro

If you’re looking for the freshest seafood on the island, look no further than Charlie’s Coastal Bistro. This spot is the only restaurant in Hilton Head that changes its menu daily according to the freshest local seafood available. This stunning spot expertly combines the owner’s love of French culture and Lowcountry flare for a one-of-a-kind romantic evening for two.

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana

No list of romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day would be complete without an Italian option, but we would include Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana no matter the occasion. Michael Anthony’s has been an institution here in Hilton Head for over 20 years for good reason. Whether your Valentine’s Day plans vibe work better in a casual café and trattoria setting for lunch or dressed up in the evening for a night of fine Italian dining, they’ve got you covered. Michael Anthony’s even offers private chef and in-home dining services if you’d really like to spoil your sweetie.

Skull Creek Boathouse

While the name may not invoke the most romantic feelings, Skull Creek Boathouse does offer some of the most romantic sunset views in Hilton Head. You’ll be treated to a feast for the eyes whether you dine indoors, at their raw sushi and oyster Dive Bar, or on the terrace. We understand you’ll want to keep your eyes on your sweetheart, but it’s ok to glance at that view every once in a while, too. I’m sure they’ll understand.

Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

This list of romantic Hilton Head restaurants wouldn’t be complete without Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar. Featuring locally sourced ingredients and locally caught seafood, this upscale restaurant has a menu that pays homage to classic Lowcountry fare with a Southern twist. They have an extensive wine list, and their indulgent Desserts & After Dinner Drinks menu is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


This is your sign to start putting together your Valentine’s Day plans now. Reservations for the day fill up quick so you don’t want to miss out. If you need some suggestions, you could book couples massages at one of the many amazing Hilton Head spas and depending on when your dinner reservations are, you could take in a famous Hilton Head sunset together. The options are only as endless as your imagination.