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Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe

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86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
+1 843-686-3232
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 15:00
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Pelzer, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Early morning breakfast at the Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe is the best on the island!! Super great waitress and the food is cooked to perfection. Crispy bacon and our sunnyside up eggs were cooked just right. Extra bonus for being pet friendly!! This is the one place that you will return to on every trip to Hilton Head.

Thank Joyce K
Sandersville, Georgia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here this morning for breakfast and everything we ordered was absolutely wonderful. Our main waitress was Emily and she is spunky and very friendly. We had no less than 6 different staff come by and ensure we had everything we needed and was prompt about getting what we asked for. Very lovely place. We will be back.

Thank SouthernBelle35243
Orlando, FL, USA
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had been there before several years ago & after today, we won't be back! Very poor service, never checked back after our food came. I asked for well done bacon & it was barely cooked so sent that back with who brought out my food. Hubby had frog legs & eggs which he had had before & today he... More 

Thank GillandTracey
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went the other Saturday. It is normally one of their busiest days, and the server we had, Kristen, was amazing. She had the best attitude; which I always say is hard to find in the servers in this area. Just a delight to be around. Of course the food was always amazing as well. Laura K. is another amazing... More 

Thank Brianhollingsworth
Westlake, Ohio
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We think so..without a doubt. And the Sun Rise Cafe is another Hilton Head restaurant that we always return to. It's a place that is very popular with the locals and their dogs are welcome too, outside on the porch. There were two specials that day. Both pictures are attached. They were not only beautifully presented but delicious as well.... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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173 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a Home Run on every level. From the greeting offered by the very helpful and pleasant hostess to the porch seating visited by the cooling and pleasant marsh breezes to the excellent coffee and Eggs Benedict offered in many interesting iterations to the excellent wait staff that always made sure our coffee was filled and all was good... More 

Thank DocRKS
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a breakfast lover. I sort of collect breakfast places at my vacation spots. I've eaten breakfast at many places on the island, but somehow this restaurant escaped my notice until now. It was busy, but I was seated quickly and service was quite friendly and prompt. I ordered off the menu (not brunch) and was very satisfied with the... More 

Thank TonyRaskoon
Sykesville, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six adults went for bunch this morning and everyone was underwhelmed. We were seated in a small unattractive room without a wait and were told that it would be 15 minutes for a table outside. We had picked this place because it was highly rated and other reviews said that the bloody Mary's were good. They were not. We said... More 

Thank ash_bmore
Augusta, Georgia
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit and sitting outside on the porch with the marsh breeze was quite nice. The menu had a wide selection of food choices and I really liked the banana rum pancakes with sausage. The services was attentive and we will definitely return.

Thank BJ H
Bartlett, Illinois
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221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the quiche of the day. It was delicious!! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Enjoyed kidding around with her. Would definitely go back given the opportunity.

Thank tweety874

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Helmsman Way Ste 302, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3206
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-686-3232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?