Restaurant Reivew

Palmetto Cafe

23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 341-8075
Five Stars
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Palmetto Market is a convenient on-site cafe, market, and coffee shop for guests staying at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. The long operating hours (6:30am-11:00pm)conveniently allow you to pick up a snack or coffee any time you like. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings are available.

  • Palmetto Cafe Restaurant Preview
  • Palmetto Cafe Restaurant Preview
  • Palmetto Cafe Restaurant Preview


The market offers a selection of convenience foods such as: sodas, beer & wine, candy, chips, and other snacks to enjoy in your hotel room. The cafe features a small menu including: breakfast pastries, pizzas, sandwiches, wings, soups, and a make your own salad bar.

The salad bar is a great option that includes many customizable options such as veggies, meat, and crunchy toppings. Make your own salad anytime of day for a quick, affordable, healthy treat.

Freshly brewed Organic Starbucks Coffee and TAZO tea bags are available. I recommend sitting out by the relaxing outdoor fire pit while enjoying your warm drink.


Staff was unacknowledged about anything on the menu, nor any ingredients used in any dishes. I was later told that gluten-free pizza and bread are available, however, neither options were noted on the menu. For lunch, I requested a sandwich with gluten-free bread and was told it was not available, so perhaps there is some communication error between the chef and staff working at Palmetto.

Hopefully the resort will re-train staff to be more familiar with gluten-free offerings and appropriately modify the menu to include these choices.


The indoor setting features a clean, modern vibe. You can either lounge in the sofa section (complete with TVs and computers) while enjoying your Starbucks brewed coffee or have a seat in the modern dining section. On cool days, the outdoor seating area is perfect as you can enjoy the nice weather in a casual setting, while taking in the sights and sounds of the resort.

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Final Remarks

Palmetto Cafe is a good choice for those staying at Omni. It is convenient, clean, and surprisingly cheap for a resort hotel. A few more vegetarian and gluten-free options would be an improvement, as would a more knowledgeable staff. Hopefully these are some changes Omni can incorporate into the upcoming year.