Unlike cinematic love scenes, cuisine can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and classic American fare at Main Street Cafe & Pub on Hilton Head Island.
Main Street Cafe & Pub compiles a multifarious menu brimming with mouthwatering creations from the sea and land to stun unsuspecting palates and silence talkative tummy rumbles. Soupscribes cast the fresh seafood chowder daily ($4.99/cup), beguiling diners with a creamy show of flavors starring different fish guest stars throughout the week. Café sandwiches soothe hunger spasms with a fleet of bread-borne selections, ranging from the crab-cake sandwich, made with handpicked and panko-crusted lump meat ($10.99) to the honey-mustard-enhanced hot ham and pepper jack ($8.59). Lobster salad rolls trick taste buds with a shellfish-style hot dog, trading a cilantro- and lime-based mixture for the wiener, sliced avocado for relish, and a stevedore soccer match for a game of baseball to watch while eating it ($12.59). Patrons interested in classic Southern accompaniments complement their meals with an order of fried green tomatoes as a starter or alongside main-course selections ($5.99).
Shake the sand from your shoulders and slip on a sundress or suntux for a laidback meal in Main Street's simple dining room, which pairs cheery checkered floors with wide windows to create a charming, vintage atmosphere.
Main Street Cafe & Pub
In 1999, the two brothers-in-law who founded Main Street Cafe & Pub aimed to create a down-to-earth neighborhood restaurant that evoked a sense of luxury with its menu of seafood and upscale pub food. Today, their restaurant hosts throngs of devoted locals, as well as shrewd tourists who can smell the all-you-can-eat crab legs.
The dining room's tall bay windows shine light onto a black-and-white checkerboard floor and tables groaning under a mix of casual pub eats and homestyle entrees. Distinctive dishes such as parmesan-encrusted grouper and a fried tilapia melt—complete with housemade jalapeño tartar sauce—balance out familiar blackened-chicken wraps and fish ’n’ chips. The seafood chowder and other housemade soups are prepared fresh daily.