Top Sandwiches On Hilton Head Island

Best Sandwiches On Hilton Head

We explored all the sandwich shops on Hilton Head to find not only the best, but who serves some of the most famous sandwiches in the area!

Best Sandwiches on Hilton Head Island

Really, is there any better option for lunch than a great sandwich? We don’t think so either!  Recently, we were exploring the most iconic sandwiches ever, from coast to coast, and it inspired us to dive deep into the litany of our favorite restaurants here on Hilton Head. So, below you will find our picks for the best sandwiches on Hilton Head Island.

How We Picked: First, these are the best sandwiches on Hilton Head, not restaurants.  Like all places to grab a bite to eat, some of them have rude college kids working, lazy servers or a lackluster decor, but that is not what we’re judging here. We looked solely at how good the sandwich was. 

So, we took our list of The Most Iconic Sandwiches of all Time and tried to see if we could find a great example right here in our own backyard. This is what we came up with!

Philly’s Cafe & Deli


Philly’s Cafe & Deli – A classic with provolone cheese – wish they had a cheez wiz version. With a name like Philly’s you know the sandwich is good.
55 New Orleans Road #102
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 785-9966

Links, an American Grill


Links, an American Grill – Turkey, bacon, ham (a surprise), cheddar, swiss (yes, 2), bibb lettuce, aioli, on toasted wheat. A little busy, but delicious.
11 Lighthouse Lane
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 363-8380

Frankie Bones HHI
Pic From Frankie Bones


Frankie Bones – They do a lot of classic sandwiches, but their roasted prime sirloin, melted provolone, toasted hoagie, natural jus, horseradish sour cream….it’s a revelation.
1301 Main Street
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 682-4455

Coco’s on the Beach
Make Your Own Fried Bologna Here


Coco’s on the Beach – Pepper Jack, pickles, onion rings and mustard, and (most important) they fry the bologna till the edges curl.
663 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 842-2626

Porter and Pig


Porter and Pig – Garlic and herbs spread across a sourdough ciabatta, loaded with bacon, smoked gouda, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil. My mom never made me this, if she had, I don’t think I ever would have moved out.
1000 William Hilton Parkway Suite J7C
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 715-9586

Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta’s Facebook


Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta House – Meatballs, Marinara, Provolone, sub roll and (as they say) lots of extra napkins!
50B Shelter Cove Lane
Shelter Cove Plaza
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 671-5133

Skillets Cafe & Grill
If you need to make a Monte Cristo at home try Jennifer Cooks Recipe


Skillets Cafe & Grill – Turkey, ham, swiss, buttered sliced bread, fried, dusted with powdered sugar and raspberry preserves – truly a bistro classic.
1 Forest Beach Drive Unit J
Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 785-3131

The Salty Dog Cafe


The Salty Dog Cafe – Doing a Louisiana thing! Shrimp, fried golden brown, with lettuce and tomato on a toasted hoagie. That will ease any pain you’ve got – even from a strike.
232 S Sea Pines Drive
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 671-2233

The Salty Dog


The Salty Dog Cafe – Doing a Louisiana thing! Shrimp, fried golden brown, with lettuce and tomato on a toasted hoagie. That will ease any pain you’ve got – even from a strike.
232 S Sea Pines Drive
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 671-2233

Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe


Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe – New Orleans in Hilton Head. The late Dr. John would feel right at home with this sandwich. Kenny B’s also made our Best Shrimp & Grits On Hilton Head!
70 Pope Avenue
Circle Center
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 785 3315


Marley’s Shrimp & Burger Shack – All there that you expect: house roasted pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, dill pickles and (bless their hearts at Marleys) they use real Cuban bread. A Cuban is not true to its heritage unless it’s made with Cuban bread.
35 Office Park Rd Suite # 2
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 686-5800

Island Bagel & Deli


Island Bagel & Deli – A quintessential breakfast sandwich – great fried egg, yellow American, Taylor ham and a NY style bagel. For more breakfast delights check out our post on The Best South Carolina Breakfast Sandwiches!
841 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 686 3353

Poseidon HHI
Poseidon’s Lobster Roll


Poseidon – Impeccable Connecticut and Maine Style lobster rolls, right down to the split top bun. Poseidon also has the best view of any on the list! For a few more selections check out Where To Get The Best Lobster Rolls In South Carolina.
38 Shelter Cove Lane Suite 121
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 341-3838

One Hot Mama's
One Hot Mama’s Pulled Pork Sliders


One Hot Mama’s American Grill – Hand pulled, yeast roll, mouth watering goodness.
1 Greenwood Drive #7A
Hilton head Island, SC

Gruby’s New York Deli


Gruby’s New York Deli – A taste of New York in the Lowcountry. Tender, flavorful pastrami on a sturdy rye bread. And, yes, they have Dr. Brown cream soda.
890 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 842-9111

Gruby’s Deli


Gruby’s New York Deli – The Broadway: beef tongue (remember the mayor), turkey, coleslaw, Russian dressing on rye. Now, if they would only cut it into squares. But, I’ll give them some slack as they made the list twice.
890 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 842-9111

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There you have it! America’s most iconic sandwiches in our own backyard. Enjoy!

Rory Witkowski
Author: Rory Witkowski

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