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The Dunes House

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14 Dune House Ln, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 888-348-9300
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's December and we can still enjoy a true beach bar and restaurant. How blessed are we. Being that I do a lot of work within Palmetto Dunes, this is on of my favorite places to take a lunch break. One of the gals that works there, I believe her name is Stephanie, and the other guy, Justin or JJ,... More 

Thank nch1250
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great for a quick lunch and drinks on the beach. I had an great burger and my wife had the fish tacos which were excellent. The service was awesome and the view was fantastic. Exact what you want in a beach bar!

Thank JGB14094
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had a beer and chicken Caesar salad. The grilled chicken was excellent. Great location right on the beach. Server was friendly and efficient.

Thank Mac S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wife spotted this place from the beach. Tried to find it from the road, but security guard said it was closed due to Hurricane damage. Wife went next day to find it open. She entered from the beach and greeted by a rude waitstaff informing her that she had to go up front and wait for a table. There was... More 

Thank superfinisher
PalmettoDunes, Manager at The Dunes House, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apology on behalf of our company. We are very sorry to learn that your experience at the Dunes House was less than adequate. We should have handled the situation better. There has been some confusion and misinformation regarding overall resort operations after Hurricane Matthew and we take full responsibility for this. Over the next two weeks... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Becoming our favorite eating place on island - never disappointed - view superb - fun atmosphere - service staff and cooks friendly - triggerfish sandwich always great!!!!

Thank H R
Owensboro, Kentucky
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We've been coming here for years. The food has been a little inconsistent, but it seems like they're on the upswing again. A deck right on the dunes overlooking the ocean through sea grass. Are you kidding? I could sit here sipping ice cold beer and eating luscious, generous fish tacos (grilled on the huge grill sitting on the deck... More 

Thank 7SXM
Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice spot right on the beach to enjoy a quick lunch or a couple drinks. The view is great and they have music a couple nights a week.

Thank daniel s
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Definitely a go-to for a hot day on the beach. The food is always fast, fresh and tasty and the staff has a consistent laid back, smiley disposition. On our last visit there was live music, and the little kids got to be part of the band. Good stuff!

Thank Rebecca L
Alexandria, Virginia
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132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great views , good food and good service!! The fish tacos r awesome! I didn't care for the band BUT that was just my taste! Again the view is why I come!

Thank Lmd613
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Love that you are on the beach when you dine there. Must try the Trigger Fish Sandwich! Request Stephanie as your waitress! She is the best!

Thank kt1362016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Seafood, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Dune House Ln, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 888-348-9300
The Dunes House in Palmetto Dunes is located just steps away from beach and offers casual dining for resort guests and property owners. This laid-back beach bar and restaurant allows you to enjoy food, drinks and fun with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Open for lunch and dinner, the Dunes House features an entirely outdoor kitchen offering fresh grilled hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, the Hilton Head Island's best fish tacos, and other fabulous dishes. A wide range of beverages are also available, from beer and wine to sodas and signature frozen drinks. During peak season The Dunes House offers live entertainment on Monday and Friday nights. Beginning the first Wednesday after Memorial Day and continuing until the end of August is Lobster Night, featuring whole live lobsters. Get here early as the lobsters tend to go quickly and there is a limited availability. The Dunes House is an entirely outdoor restaurant and is open daily weather permitting. For private event closures and special events, please view the Dunes House Calendar on our website.

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