During the King Holiday weekend some sister friends and I had the opportunity to travel to Hilton Head South Carolina. The purpose of the trip — chill, goof off, run (me) and EAT! Needless to say if you're heading to Hilton Head it is all about the seafood.
On Sunday we met a man at the resort, Captain CJ (who was off the chain), who recommended a spot for us to get some good seafood that evening. Just so happens the establishment was closed on Sunday and we ended up at another restaurant up the street, which was pretty good. However we were determined. We would not leave before we ate at the spot…
Located at 70 Marshland Road on Hilton Head, we arrived for lunch on Monday with healthy appetites. Upon entry into the restaurant you get a distinctly island vibe. The music, the colors, the bar area were all very tropical and relaxing. Our waitress came to us quickly, answered all of our questions (with four women there were many) and made recommendations. I settled on catfish as I'd been craving fish the whole time we were there but had been eating shrimp to that point. Let me tell you, that fish did not disappoint.
Served with hush puppies and two sides (salad and waffle fries) the catfish was fried and most importantly SEASONED to perfection. Also on our table was trout (a generous portion) which was devoured. We asked to meet the chef, first to tell him our disappointment that the restaurant was closed on Sunday (it was his birthday) and also to express our pleasure with the food and the excellent service. Chef David V. Young obliged us, chatted us up and gave us a little history lesson, his family goes back for generations on the island, they are Gullah… too cool.
Roastfish and Cornbread is a MUST EAT destination if you're on the island. The portion sizes are generous, the food is excellent, prices are reasonable, service excellent and the vibe is absolutely right. For more information check out the Roastfish and Cornbread website.