About The Porch Kitchen and Bar
The Porch is the place to gather with friends and family to enjoy all that makes this island great. Located at The Beach House Resort, The Porch’s unique outdoor and indoor dining and bar areas highlight the fresh sensations of the Resort’s beachfront setting. Executive Chef Tim Nelson takes care of highlighting the fresh flavors of the region. The Porch menu is rooted in sustainable, artisanal and local ingredients fused together through the goodness of comfort food.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Southern, Soul food, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am.
Lunch: 11:00 am- 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm..
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The vibe at the Porch is driven by our guest and staff through our hand selected vinyl collection. Available to browse while waiting for your table or while enjoying a cocktail at the bar. Just grab a record and we'll put it on for ya! Live Music available nightly at our sister bar "The Tiki Hut" located just next door!
Located at The Beach House, you can access the porch from South Forest Beach Drive and parking is available at The Beach House Hotel (Seasonally) and ALWAYS at the Coligny public beach parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Ocean room is our private dinning room and is located adjacent to our restaurant. It's perfect for private parties for up to 60 guests seated comfortably.
Private Party Contact:
Sol Terrazas: (855) 289-9021
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hotel Restaurant with Tasteless Food
This is a restaurant attached to a hotel looking over the pool. The food is not very good and pricy for what you get. I checked out their menu online before going and the 4 items that looked good were no longer on the menu. It was very loud even though there were not many people there. Our waters were not refilled until I asked which was a good while after the glasses became empty. I will not be going again. There are way better restaurants on the island.
A Southern Kitchen is NOT poolside and n ...
A Southern Kitchen is NOT poolside and next to the beach and attached to a hotel but apparently this one is. First we were served a corked glass of Red wine and a corona in a can with half a lime.
The menu was interesting but ambiance lacking so much and left a disturbing feeling in our stomachs that we paid for the beer and left.
Lazy Manager, exorbitant parking fee
If you want to eat there from now until labor day, better get $40 ready for parking. Attendant called the manager to see if we can get into the place and park since we had a reservation for Memorial Day Sunday brunch. Was told a big fat: "NO". I understand $10 or even $20 for parking, but $40 to have brunch? Ridiculous. What's worse, the manager knows I go there often to unwind after a long days at work. Everytime I'm there, he says hi to all the patrons and rarely comes down and acknowledges my presence.
Nice location, sluggish service for brunch
Went here for mothers day brunch. The buffet brunch has a lot of varied selection, great seafood, mimosas, and omelettes to order. And great desserts. It was somewhat overpriced in my opinion, but it is a seafood brunch on the beach in a touristy location. Two of our party had ordered off of the menu, and it took a while for us to give our order and the food took quite a long time to come out. In addition, we had to wait quite a while for coffee.
Cool buildout, poor service
Waited about 5 minutes before a hostess showed up to seat us (and it was only half full). Had a 7:15 pm reservation for 3 people, food didn't come until 8:30 pm. Ordered salads without nuts and dairy but come out with those items on, didn't want to wait for another salad so just picked them out. The vibe is cool and the food was decent but don't expect quick service. It's at the back of a hotel at the pool so expect swimming kids, on the beach but no actual view because of a wood fence. All in all, I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
This was the one night we let our teenagers pick the restaurant. Bad decision. The beer chick was so salty you could't eat it (they did replace it with something else). Other food was very so so and portion size for the money left a lot to be desired. Too many other good choices on the island to go here.
Our server had a great personality and didn't rush us one bit even though we were the last table of the night. He had great recommendations on what to order, the pulled pork nachos and beer can chicken will definitely be enjoyed again sometime soon.
One of the few beach front restuarants in HH
This restaurant is partially indoor and partially outdoors. It is in the Beach House. There is not much seating inside the restaurant. There are more tables outside, weather permitting. The bar overlooks the swimming pool at the hotel and the beach is directly behind the pool. The food is prepared very unusually. Most of it was exploding with various flovors, spices, sauces and gravies. The corn bread appetizer with pimento cheese was phenomenal. It had pepper jelly over the pimento cheese which gave it a completely different flavor. There are unique choices ont he menu that you won't get everywhere like the warm beet, apple, and goatcheese salad. They take the usual Southern fare and add a twist to it. I thought it was a fun place to try. I liked the food, but if you put too many dishes together your stomach might start flipping from the flavors meshing together. They also have drink specials and you can just hang out at the bar if you choose.
I think my favorite meal of our recent trip to Hilton Head Island came courtesy of The Porch - Southern Kitchen & Bar. This relatively new restaurant sits ocean front as part of the Beach House complex, next to the Tiki Hut Barefoot Beach Bar. There are a couple of large tables inside as well as a handful of smaller ones, and large garage doors open to the spacious patio. Out on the patio, which sits next to a swimming pool, tables can be grouped together to accommodate parties of any size. The food I tasted at The Porch was all outstanding and it is served in one of the best atmospheres I have seen on the island. I look forward to making a return visit on our next trip to Hilton Head.
bad service and food
unfortunately we and a terrible experience at the porch. service was terrible, food was bad and slow to come up - couldn't wait to get out of there. kids food was burned and our food was unappetizing as there were nearby plates with flies and brown salad on most of our dishes.
Nice location near beach. Normally I am not a fan of hotel restaurants and I should have stuck with my gut and gone elsewhere. Food was hit or miss. My chicken dish had one leg, a thigh and what appeared to be part of a breast. Did not arrive hot and was somewhat bland. Fried chicken dish was decent. Fish dish was fair. Would not recommend if looking for a special meal based on prices.
The food was excellent and service was g ...
The food was excellent and service was great. The restaurant is on the beach with both indoor and outdoor seating. We chose indoors yet the flies were still a problem making it difficult to truly enjoy our meal. Would recommend with caveats.
The Porch Southern Kitchen & Bar was by far the best meal we had on the Island all week!
The décor gave a cool, hip, but comfortable and inviting feel. We sat a banquet that gave us a view of the ocean/pool area.
The staff was extremely friendly and a visit to our table by the Chef confirmed that we made the right choice.
The menu isn’t extensive – but it doesn’t need to be, as there is enough variety and it wasn’t overwhelming. Everything was fabulous!
Over the years, we seem to go to the same restaurants each time we visit HHI. We are so glad that we branched out a bit this year and found this gem! It will certainly become one of our traditions while on the island!
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