The Porch Hilton Head Island Restaurant | Beach House, Beach House | Hilton Head Island Hotel

The Porch

Wholesome comfort food meets Southern hospitality at The Porch Southern Kitchen and Bar. Savor Low Country cuisine whenever the mood strikes, from crab cake benedicts in the AM, to fresh catch specials each night, we celebrate the region's culinary bounty and traditions. Whether dining in a cozy booth, poolside, or around our fire pit, enjoy great food and drinks in good company.

Restaurant Hours

Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Bites: 11:00am - 9:00pm (10:00pm Weekends)

Recent Reviews

"Happy With Everything"


The menu is full of southern-style home cooking. Not the typical beachside affair. We were beyond impressed with the pulled pork nachos. They had chips with pulled pork, baked beans, and cheese, topped with cole slaw. The happy hour specials were great, and our waitress let us know what time it was!

"We'll Be Back"


The food was excellent. We had the shrimp and grits and the market fish which was catfish over cauliflower puree and roasted veggies. Both were fantastic. In addition, there was a live band playing at the Tiki Hut next door which was audible at a comfortable level.

"Great Food & Menus"


We ate here a couple times while staying at the Beach House. We had breakfast one morning, and lunch snacks another day. The food was superb! Very flavorful and good portions. It's a different menu than what you will find elsewhere on Hilton Head and definitely worth a try! We'd definitely come back.

Porch Menus

Porch Menus



  • Fruit Plate 8
  • Half A Grapefruit 4
  • Steel Cut Oats 6Sliced banana, golden raisins, brown sugar
  • Greek Yogurt 9Honey Greek yogurt, fresh berries, house made granola
  • Daily Smoothies 5+ Whey protein scoop 1


  • The Front Porch 102 eggs any style, sausage or bacon, Porch potatoes or geechie boy grits, warm biscuit
  • The Back Porch 132 eggs any style, country ham, bacon or sausage, 2 buttermilk pancakes
  • Wrapped Up 10Scrambled eggs, pepper, onions, bacon, sausage, cheddar, tomato basil tortilla


  • Brioche French Toast 12House made buttery brioche, cinnamon & brown sugar custard, cinnamon apple compote, bourbon whipped cream, maple butter, warm maple syrup
  • Buttermilk Pancakes 10Golden buttermilk pancakes, whipped maple butter, powdered sugar, strawberries, warm maple syrup


All plates served with porch potatoes or geechie boy grits
  • The Fit 11Egg whites, goat cheese, peppers, onions, wilted arugula
  • 3 Little Pigs 12Country ham, sausage, bacon, shredded cheddar, onions


All plates served with porch potatoes or geechie boy grits
  • The Mound 14Geechie boy cheddar grits, country ham, bacon, sausage, swiss cheese stacked high with 2 eggs any style
  • Coastal Blue Crab Benedicts 15Blue crab cakes, english muffin, wilted arugula, poached eggs, whole grain dijonnaise sauce
  • Brisket Hash & Eggs 15Smoked brisket, red potatoes, onion, 2 eggs any way you'd like em
  • The Porch Benedict 13Buttermilk fried chicken breast, flaky biscuits, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce
  • Biscuits & Gravy 12Buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, 2 eggs any style
  • Smoked Salmon Benni 15Smoked salmon, whipped avocado, shaved red onion, fried capers, dijonnaise, english muffin, 2 poached eggs
  • Burnt End Rancheros 14Brisket & baby back rib burnt ends, black beans, fried local corn tortillas, 2 eggs any style, salsa verde


  • Screen Door 8Field greens, gorgonzola, candied pecans, red flame grapes, balsalmic vinaigrette
  • The Wedge 9Baby romaine, house smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, chunky blue cheese dressing
  • Fried Chicken Cobb 12Buttermilk fried chicken breast, romaine, blue cheese, egg, bacon, avocado, grape tomato, herbed ranch
  • Caesar 8Romaine, parmesan, creamy caesar, ciabatta toast
  • Spring Strawberries 10Strawberries, spinach, pickled red onion, black pepper walnuts, avocado, goat cheese, roasted strawberry white balsamic vinaigrette
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  • Grilled Chicken 4
  • Pulled Pork 5
  • Grilled Shrimp 7


  • Grilled Bird 12Grilled herbed chicken breast, LTO, brioche bun, basil aioli, tomato jam, swiss, thick cut bacon
  • Spicy Yardbird 13Crispy fried chicken, spicy herbed ranch, field greens, herbed spinach tortilla
  • Butcher Cut BLT 13Arugula, heirloom tomato, crispy pork belly, whole grain dijon aioli, butter toasted sourdough
  • Cheese Steak 13Shaved rib eye, peppers, onions, provolone, hoagie roll
  • The Rachel 13House smoked pastrami, kraut, russian dressing, gruyer cheese, butter toasted marble rye
  • Pulled Pork Sammy 1224 hour pulled pork, slaw, butter toasted brioche bun


  • Blackened Local Fish Tacos 14Blackened local fish, shredded cabbage, cilantro lime sauce, pico, local corn tortillas
  • Grouper Sandwich 12Butter toasted bun, beer battered grouper, tomato, shredded cabbage, tartar sauce
  • Coastal Blue Crab Cake 14Pan seared blue crab cake, coleslaw, spicy remoulade, butter toasted brioche bun
  • Lobster Roll 20Butter poached lobster meat, celery, dukes mayo, butter toasted brioche bun


  • Plain Jane 131/2 pound burger, romaine, tomato, red onion, cheddar, swiss, or american cheese
  • Southern Comfort 151/2 pound brisket burger, pulled pork, pimento cheese, fried pickles, LTO, hickory aioli


  • Screen Door 8Field greens, gorgonzola, candied pecans, red flame grapes, balsamic vin
  • The Wedge 9Baby romaine, house smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, chunky blue cheese dressing
  • Drop the Beet 10Rocket arugula, roasted beets, pickled baby beets, citrus, goat cheese, pistachio, honey thyme vin
  • Johnny Apple Seed 12Warm roasted fall spice apples, smoked Asher blue cheese, baby kale, candied black pepper walnuts, apple cider vin


  • Plain Jane 131/2 pound burger, romaine, tomato, red onion, cheddar, swiss, or american cheese
  • Capped & Covered 151/2 pound brisket burger, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, swiss cheese, roasted garlic aioli
  • Oinker 151/2 pound brisket burger, seared pork belly, pepper jack, fried pickles, Sweet Baby Ray


  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken 18Southern cabbage slaw, mac 'n cheese, seasonal vegetables
  • Red Brick Bird 20Smoky black eyed pea ragu, tomato, baby kale, potlikker, grit fry
  • The Southern Gift 20Slow crispy chicken thigh, Carolina gold rice, smoked sausage, slaw, pickles, white bread


  • Rosemary's Meatloaf 20House ketchup glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, heirloom baby carrots, green beans
  • The King 308 oz prime filet mignon, bacon marmalade, garlic mash potatoes, green beans, port demi
  • Get Shorty 24Braised short rib, mushroom cream, wild mushroom, onion, goat cheese, fresh thyme, micro chive, pappardelle pasta


  • 18 Hour Brisket 22Creamed collards, bourbon beans, coleslaw, mac 'n cheese pie
  • Baby Backs 18/24Carolina mopped baby back ribs, creamed collards, bourbon beans, mac 'n cheese pie
  • Beer Can Bird 221/2 bird, creamed collards, bourbon beans, mac 'n cheese pie


  • Shrimp & Grits 26Blackened big ol' shrimp, Geechie Boy blue grits, peppers, onions, arugula, andouille sausage, cream
  • The Beach 28Beer battered fish, oysters, shrimp, crispy malted fries, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, charred lemon
  • Seared Local Fish 26Anson Mills farro verde, seasonal root vegetable succotash
  • Fried Pickles 7
  • Crab Cake Sliders 14
  • Hot Chicken & Waffle 10
  • Wings 8
  • Porch Puppies 5
  • Mac Balls 7
  • Peel & Eat Shrimp 14
  • Pulled Pork Nachos 12
  • Brisket Fries 12
  • Fried Green Stack 8
  • BBQ Steam Buns 10
  • Red Velvet Cake 8Midnight chocolate cake & bourbon cream cheese frosting
  • Root Beer Float 8Craft root beer, vanilla bean gelato, candied pretzels
  • Peach Cobbler 8Slowly simmered peaches & buttermilk gelato
  • Nana Pudd'n 8Banana pudding, whipped cream, 'nilla wafers
  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée 8Fall spiced pumpkin custard, sorghum cookies

Daily Specials

  • Monday - Margarita Monday 5
  • Tuesday - River Dog IPA 4
  • Wednesday - 1/2 Off All Wines By the Bottle
  • Thursday - House Bourbon Drinks 4
  • Friday - Porch Punch 5
  • Saturday - Seasonal Draft 4
  • Sunday - Screwdrivers & Mimosas 4

Draft Beers

  • Jack's Hard Cider 5A Pear Cider from Biglerville, PA
  • Allagash White 6A Witbier brewed out of Portland, ME
  • River Dog 6An IPA brewed out of Bluffton, SC
  • Seasonal Craft 5Ask your server!
  • Beer Flight 10Sample all four drafts

Bottled/Canned Beer

  • Classic Domestic Beers 4.5
  • Stiegl 6A Raddler brewed out of Salzburg, Austria
  • Corona/Light 5A Pale Lager brewed out of Mexico
  • Stella Artois 5A Lager brewed out of Belgium
  • Sam Adams 5A Boston Lager brewed out of, yep, Boston, MA
  • Heineken 5A Euro Pale from the Netherlands
  • River Rat 5An intriguing Kolsch from nearby Columbia, SC
  • Lefty Loosey 6Check out this IPA from our neighbors in Charleston, SC
  • River Dog 6A home grown IPA from Bluffton, SC
  • Westbrook 6An IPA from North Charleston
  • Angry Orchard 6The quintessential Hard Cider from Walden, NY
  • Guinness 6The signature Stout from across the pond in Dublin, Ireland

Beverage Bible

  • Gallagher Smash 11Cruzan light rum, watermelon, simple syrup, lime
  • Back in Black 12Bombay Sapphire gin, prosecco, blackberry, mint, lime, sugar
  • Southern Hospitality 10Makers Mark, peach bitters, fresh peach, vermouth
  • Juicy 10Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka, St. Germaine, thyme, soda
  • Old Fashion 11Bulleit bourbon rye whiskey, orange and angostura bitters, cinnamon syrup, citrus twist
  • The Pink Lady 10Cruzan raspberry rum, lime and lemon juice, soda, cherry juice

Anchor Cocktails

  • Moscow Mule 11Deep Eddy vodka, lime, ginger beer, crushed ice, mint
  • Manhattan (New York State of Mind) 12Bulleit rye bourbon, carpano sweet vermouth, drunken cherries, cocoa bitters
  • Post-Hibition Lemonade 9Skyy vodka, seagrams gin, lemonade
  • Porch Pounder 11Burnt honey pecan bourbon, lime, ginger beer
  • Southern Sangria 12Pinot grigio, peaches, peach schnapps, citrus


  • High West Flight - Park City's Pride 28Son of a Bourye, Rendevous Rye, Double Rye, Campfire
  • Beam Family Flight - Kentucky's Finest 26Makers Mark, Bookers, Bakers, Basil Haydens
  • Tried and True Flight - Make You Sing Proud Mary 26Larceny, Bulleit rye, Four Roses, Whistle Pig

Wine By The Glass/Bottle

  • Lunetta 8/SplitA Prosecco from Italy
  • Sunday Funday 7/26A White Blend from Sonoma, CA
  • Hunky Dory 9/34A Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • The Seeker 9/34A Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • Primaterra 7/26A Pinot Grigio from Italy
  • Luna Nuda 8/30A Pinot Grigio from Italy
  • Chateau St. Michelle 7/26A Riesling from Columbia Valley
  • Bex 7/26A Riesling from Germany
  • Buehler 11/40A Chardonnay from Napa Valley, CA
  • Swim Surf 8/30A Chardonnay from Southern California
  • Mer Soleil 12/40A Chardonnay from Paso Robles, CA
  • Wente Morning Fog 9/38A Chardonnay from Livermore Valley
  • Matchbook 10/38A Tempranillo from Central Valley
  • Simple Life 9/34A Pinot Noir from California
  • Poppy 11/40A Pinot Noir from Monterey, CA
  • Spellbound 9/34A Merlot from California
  • B.R. Cohn 12/42A Merlot from California
  • Freakshow 13/44A Cab-Sauvignon from Lodi, CA
  • 7 Deadly Zins 10/38A Zinfandel from Lodi, CA
  • Restivo 8/25A Malbec from Mendoza

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