Coastal South Carolina USA

The Waterfront Café

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160 Lighthouse Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: +1 843 671 3399 or N/A
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The Waterfront Cafe on Hilton Head is located at the base of the famous Harbour Town lighthouse on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This 145-seat restaurant is literally at the water's edge with excellent water and sunset views from every table.
Known as Cafe Europa for 27 years, the long-term owners recently decided to change the name to The Waterfront Cafe, to better reflect its American cuisine and ambience, as well as its incomparable Hilton Head Island waterfront location.

We've kept our most popular menu items, but we've also brought in some exciting new menu items. Stop by to taste some of our new dishes such as the Southern Spring Roll, Julia Child's Favorite Meatloaf, Signature Salads and The Waterfront's Breakfast Casserole.

Frommer's Review:

This fine European restaurant is at the base of the much-photographed Harbour Town Lighthouse, opening onto a panoramic view of Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island. In an informal, cheerful atmosphere, you can order fish that's poached, grilled, baked, or even fried. Baked shrimp Daufuskie was inspired by local catches; it's stuffed with crab, green peppers, and onions. Grilled grouper is offered with a sauté of tomato, cucumber, dill, and white wine. Specialty dishes include chicken Marsala and a baked shrimp Daufuskie. Tournedos au poivre is flambéed with brandy and simmered in a robust green-peppercorn sauce. The omelets, 14 in all, are perfectly prepared at breakfast (beginning at 10am) and are the island's finest. The bartender's Bloody Mary won an award as the island's best in a Hilton Head News contest.