Healthy Restaurant Food Options on Hilton Head

When it comes to cuisine on Hilton Head, we are well known for plentiful seafood and Southern, Gullah-inspired dishes like shrimp & grits, okra, stews, soups, and vegetables. All of which can be healthy depending on how it's prepared.  If you are vacationing on Hilton Head Island and wanting to keep up with your good nutrition or diet, there are plenty of healthy dining out options available.   Here is a roundup of some of our favorites. 


Tucked away in a shopping center off Palmetto Bay Road, you will find Delisheeyo, a hidden gem for 13 years on Hilton Head Island. They farm on their (not so large) 0.07 acre lot where they grow, harvest, prep, and serve fruits and vegetables. The produce is organic and always within sight of their kitchen window. They are one of the only places in Beaufort County to serve exclusively vegetarian food! Pop on over to see their delightful menu. We recommend the Yom Roll very highly!

Al’s Aloha Kitchen

Located on the South End of Hilton Head Island, Al’s Aloha Kitchen offers signature poke bowls and superfruit bowls.  We are big fans of the Hale’Iwa Bowl which is ahi tuna over white rice with avocado, cucumbers, carrots, and edamame finished with ginger dressing.

Healthy Habit 

With whole grains and organic produce, superfood smoothies and cleansing juices, vegan meats and juice shots, Healthy Habit has everything you want to eat healthy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located at Park Plaza near the Sea Pines Circle, you’ll love the West Coast vibe, friendly staff, and always awesome tunes. Visit their menu:

Hinoke Hilton Head 

Located on the South End of Hilton Head Island, Hinoke is located off New Orleans Road and has been in business for 22 years. Hinoke’s known for their world class sushi, sashimi, and creative sushi rolls, as well as great variety of appetizers, small dishes to share, noodles, soups, dumplings, tempura and teriyaki, combination dinners of chicken, fresh seafood, filet mignon, assorted vegetables, house salad and rice.

If these options aren’t enough, in general, you should be able to eat anywhere if you follow a few simple tips for being healthy when dining out. 

  • Check the Menu in Advance. Many restaurants now provide their menus online, allowing you to review the options available before you go. Look for dishes that feature lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables.  Some restaurants may even publish nutritional information! 
  • Look for Balanced Options. Opt for meals that include a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Balanced meals can help you feel satisfied and provide sustained energy.
  • Grilled, Baked, or Steamed Dishes. Avoid dishes that are fried or heavily sautéed in oil. Instead, opt for grilled, baked, or steamed items, which are typically lower in added fats and calories.
  • Ask for Modifications. Don't be afraid to ask for modifications to suit your dietary preferences or restrictions. Many restaurants are willing to customize dishes by adjusting ingredients or cooking methods.
  • Focus on Whole Foods. Look for dishes that incorporate whole, minimally processed ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods are typically nutrient-dense and provide essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Watch Portion Sizes. Restaurant portions are often larger than what you might eat at home. Consider sharing a dish with a dining companion or saving half for later to avoid overeating.
  • Be Mindful of Sauces and Dressings. Sauces, dressings, and condiments can add extra calories, sugar, and sodium to your meal. Request dressings on the side or ask for lighter sauce options.