Food & Wine

indulge yourself

Take a moment to discover some of the flavorful offerings here at Hampton Lake. Whether you’re craving a big meal with family or leisurely drinks with friends, we’ve got you covered.

Right off Calhoun Street, in the heart of Bluffton, The Farmer’s Market is a foodie oasis. Grab some fresh vegetables from a local farmer and stock up on locally sourced honey. Swing by Scott’s Market on May River Road to select the perfect fare for your next cookout. Corks in the Promenade features an extensive wine list sure to satisfy the sommelier in all of us.

Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah offer a range of culinary delights from hot dogs on the lake to a bushel of oysters from Bluffton’s Old Oyster Company.

Hampton Lake is at the intersection of yum and fun in the Lowcountry.

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Families Serving Families

The Farmers Market of Bluffton is busy preparing for the Opening of its regular Season on Thursday, March 15, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence Streets and through Carson Cottages, this family friendly market showcases farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the Bluffton area.

The outcome of a grassroots movement that began in 2006, this vibrant market opened in 2008 at the Bluffton Oyster Company Park on the May River and was managed by volunteers. Because of the huge public response and its potential growth, the market moved to its present location. The current site not only serves the public better but also promotes downtown Bluffton merchants to tourists and locals alike.

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This Place Feels Like Home

Come on in and make yourself at home. Check your worries at the door. There’s no pretense at the friendliest, most relaxed eating and drinking place at the lake. Wear your most comfortable jeans and bring all your friends. Bring the kids and grandkids, too.

Everyone is welcome at Backwater Bill’s. With its down-home Lowcountry menu (think corn and crab fritters, smoked brisket, chopped salad, just to mention a small sample of the delicious fare), inviting fishing lodge decor, and views of the lake everywhere you turn, this is the place to be for lunch or dinner. Or grab a seat at the bar, inside or out, and get caught up with your neighbors or spin a tale or two about the largemouth Tiger Bass you were “this close” to catching on the lake. Whether you grab a table in the dining room under Bill’s old canoe or enjoy a nightcap next to the Lakehouse’s grand stone fireplace, you’ll always feel right a home.

Hour of Operation:

Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mon: CLOSED
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thurs: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Oysters by the Bushel

The Bluffton Oyster Company actually sits on reclaimed land, built up by more than a hundred years of discarded shells from previous shucking operations. The oyster business thrived in early Bluffton and throughout the 1920’s, with five different oyster operations in the area. Now the Bluffton Oyster Company remains the last hand-shucking house in the state of South Carolina. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm.

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Friends and Fun Under the Sun

We enjoy year-round outdoor living here in the Lowcountry. So nothing makes more sense than an outdoor bar to put the punctuation point on a postcard perfect day.

But this is no ordinary watering hole. Strategically positioned on the lake, between the sandy beach and the resort-style lagoon swimming pool, it’s tall tower beckons friends and neighbors to gather round for their favorite refreshment.

Whether you’re fresh from a dip in the lagoon pool, a lazy afternoon in a cabana chair, or a day of testing your will against the lake’s largemouth tiger bass, come as you are. You are always welcome under the Tower, where happy hour only begins to describe the playful atmosphere.

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