Located at 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange Shopping Center, A Lowcountry Backyard was born of owners Dave and Raina Peck’s memories of how Hilton Head Island used to be before it developed over the past half century. The menu includes background information describing the owner’s experience on the island and how they’ve seen some things change and some things stay the same. The menu itself is a walk down memory lane that has inspired Dave and Raina to recreate the past through their food and we can say wholeheartedly that they have accomplished just that. This is lowcountry soul food at its best. Seafood is the main dish. Rich fish and shellfish courses and amazing sides will have you coming back for more. The food is reminiscent of Gullah cuisine and the atmosphere feels like stepping back back in time 30 years to a completely different Island. The patio of the restaurant looks like, you guessed it, a backyard. Go here for a casual dining experience and leave with a belly full of lowcountry soul food.
What Makes it Great The menu is outstanding. Every aspect of Carolina lowcountry fare is represented perfectly at the Backyard, from Shrimp & Grits to the Fried Sea Trout. A Lowcountry Backyard boasts a large menu full of local staples. If you’re going to talk about how incredible your fried green tomatoes, crispy flounder, and pimiento cheese is in South Carolina, you’d better be able to back it up, and this restaurant can do just that. ALB is a great spot to grab amazing food no matter what the occasion may be. Head over after paddling Hilton Head’s many tidal creeks, after a workout, or to just sit in the backyard and have a few local brews with friends.
Who’s Going to Love It A Lowcountry Backyard will appeal to anyone who supports local, South Carolina certified produce and seafood. If it’s in season in South Carolina, you can be sure that A Lowcountry Backyard is sourcing it in-state. This restaurant carries everything from cocktail mixes to local tea and raw honey from the lowcountry area.
Directions A Lowcountry Backyard does not take reservations. This place is good, and people know about it, so if you get here around 7:00 pm, you’re going to wait for a while to be seated. While you’re sitting outside waiting to be seated, just remember how amazing the lump crab cakes covered in lemon-dill sauce are going to be. That should be incentive enough to tough out the wait.The restaurant is located on Highway 278, just up the road from the roundabout where Greenwood Drive and Pope Ave. intersect.