The 10 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in Hilton Head SC

It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

In the United States, fried chicken-loving Americans annually recognize the sixth of July across the country. Revelers can celebrate National Fried Chicken Day by dining at their favorite fried chicken restaurant, at home, on a picnic outdoors, or wherever they want to enjoy a festive meal.

Here are the 10 best places to get fried chicken on Hilton Head Island, according to Yelp.

nectar farm kitchen

At number 10, Nectar Farm Kitchen has partnered with several local farms in the Lowcountry and throughout the Palmetto State to provide carefully selected, locally sourced menu items as well as the highly anticipated fried chicken, served in many different ways. The Hilton Head Island location can be found at the south end of the island at 35 Office Park Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928. They also have a Bluffton location at 207 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Southern Coney and Breakfast

Ninth on the list is Southern Coney & Breakfast, an American-style café and restaurant on the island that also offers vegetarian and vegan options to their guests as well as fried chicken and other delicacies. The restaurant is a brunch and lunch establishment that can be found at 70 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Kenny Bee’s French Quarter Café

At number eight on the list, Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe is located at the southern tip of the island across from Coligny Plaza. Kenny B transports guests to the New Orleans French Quarter with their New Orleans-style décor and cuisine. The café serves fried chicken in many different ways that are sure to catch the attention of fried chicken lovers. The coffee shop can be found at 70 Pope Avenue Suite A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

chow daddy

Ranked 7th on the list, Chow Daddy’s uses fresh, local, and organic foods in a fun, casual, and family-friendly environment. The establishment offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and offers a wide variety of offerings on their menu with fried chicken featured in many dishes. The restaurant can be found on the Hilton Head location at 14b Executive Park Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 or the Bluffton location at 15 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910.

bad biscuit

Coming in at number six, Bad Biscuit serves classic Lowcountry and Southern dishes with a casual twist. This breakfast restaurant serves fried chicken in a variety of ways among other specials. Described as rebellious Southern fare, their dishes are sure to make breakfast or lunch enjoyable for anyone. Bad Biscuits can be found at The Warehouse, 19E Dunnagans Alley, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

One Hot Mama American Grill

Fifth on the list, One Hot Mama’s is a family-friendly establishment local to the area and part of the official South Carolina BBQ Trail. With award-winning cuisine, guests are sure to enjoy fried chicken, barbecue, and other menu items. The restaurant can be found on Hilton Head Island at Reilleys Plaza, 7A-1 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and in Bluffton at 104 Buckwalter Parkway Suite 1A, Bluffton, SC 29910.

Palmetto Dunes General Store

The Palmetto Dunes General Store ranks fourth and serves both breakfast and lunch. On the lunch menu is the “General Store Famous Fried Chicken” among other menu items that are sure to catch the eye of any visitor. The general store is located in the heart of the Palmetto Dunes community and within walking distance of many amenities such as the beach, tennis and pickle ball courts, as well as the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. The headquarters is located at 1 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Annie’s Kitchen

At number three, Annie O’s Kitchen is a restaurant that makes clean, delicious food with sustainable, nutritious ingredients that values ​​Southern traditions and modern techniques. Annie O’s serves contemporary Southern dishes rooted in the regional Lowcountry. With fresh fried chicken on the menu as well as a variety of other delicious options, this restaurant offers options for the whole family. The property can be found at 124 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Lowcountry Backyard

In second place, Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant serves Lowcountry cuisine and the vibes of simple times. The restaurant is a hotspot for local island cuisine, and also serves some of the best fried chicken, among other dishes. The restaurant is located towards the southern tip of the island at 32 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Bar

Number one for the best fried chicken in Hilton Head Island, Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar is an American bistro with a Southern spirit. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is sure to serve up a variety of meals that the family will love. The Lucky Rooster menu changes seasonally based on ingredients, ebb and flow, and staff inspiration. The restaurant can be found at 841 William Hilton Parkway Unit A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Sarah Claire MacDonald is a service press reporter at The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. She specializes in writing audience-focused and unique stories that highlight the people, places, and events of the Lowcountry. Originally from the Midwest, Sarah Claire studied news media, communications and English at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she graduated in 2021.

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