After driving through the night, my family and I arrived on Hilton Head Island just in time for breakfast. Since we had plenty of time to waste before we could get into our rental home, we decided to meet another carload of fellow vacationers at Skillets Café & Grill in the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center.


Our table of six adults and two kids was seated immediately upon our 8:30 arrival. The restaurant was filling quickly though, so be sure to get there early if you don’t want to encounter a wait.

Our group was already in vacation mode, so we ordered a round of Bloody Mary’s and mimosas. I didn’t sample the mimosas, but I enjoyed the spicy Bloody Mary throughout our meal.


My son was very hungry so we asked for his food to be brought out as soon as it was ready. We ordered the child’s kitchen sink for him with a Mickey Mouse pancake, one egg, a sausage link, and a strip of bacon ($3.95). It was a lot of food for our two-year-old, but the price was fair.




For my breakfast I went with french toast, the skillet way ($6.99). This is three thick slices of fresh bread, batter dipped, grilled golden brown, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with honey butter. This was delicious and I would definitely order it again. I also had a sausage patty ($1.99) on the side, which seemed like the same patties that McDonald’s uses. I was not a fan.



My wife had the vegetable scramble crêpe ($8.29), which is basically a large breakfast burrito, but wrapped in the thin crêpe instead. I did not try the crêpe, but I did share the side of “true grits” that came on the side along with a biscuit. The southern grits were very good and true to style, though I still prefer my grits with cheese.


Overall our group was very happy with their meals. We would not hesitate to return to Skillets on future trips to Hilton Head.