Summertime (and anytime, really) is the best time for barbeque! You might get a hankering for some of the sweet and tangy stuff while you’re vacationing on sunny, beautiful Hilton Head Island, and if you do, we know just where you should get it. Here are some of the best spots for BBQ in Hilton Head!

One Hot Mama’s American Grill

Executive Chef Orchid Paulmeier, or “Mama Orchid” as she’s known to some, is a Food Network Star! She has award-winning BBQ restaurants in both Hilton Head and Bluffton. Eat your fill of ribs, combo platters, steaks, wraps, hamburgers, and some of the “world’s best wings”! Yum! Time to chow! 

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, and Catering

You can find Big Jim’s at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in the Palmetto Dunes area. Their slow-smoked BBQ and original sauce recipes have been handed down for generations. Visitors and locals flock to Big Jim’s for the relaxed atmosphere, the significant portions, the prices, and the fabulous barbeque.

Bullie’s BBQ

Bullie’s is a counter-service restaurant serving all the classic fare of barbeque and sides, including a zesty three-bean bake and BBQ’s best friend, coleslaw! Whether you’re feeling like munching on a BBQ sandwich or inhaling a BBQ platter, Bullie’s is where it’s at!

The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse is a favorite and award-winning restaurant for all things BBQ! Here you can find all your BBQ favorites, as well as nachos, BBQ shrimp, and even chili! And when you’re done eating, you can sit out on the deck while you digest or take in a game of cornhole.


Once you’re done stuffing your face with some of the finest BBQ in Hilton Head, rent a bike and ride off some of those calories! And those are just a few of the choices! Come to Hilton Head and savor all the flavors of the low country cuisine and the barbeque, of course! Both you and your tastebuds will have a deliciously great time in America’s favorite vacation destination!