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AJC.com, “3 Unusual Things To Do in Hilton Head”

Hilton Head Island is famous for its easygoing lifestyle: bike rides, beach walks and golf are some of the top leisure activities.

But if you’re looking for a little more excitement, here’s a list of three things that will make for a more memorable visit.

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Eat at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926. Phone: 843-681-2772

Hilton Head does not suffer from scrumptious food options, including seafood.

But if you’re looking for a venue where the owner literally hops in his boat to scoop the oysters from the ocean, then you can’t beat Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks.

The Hudson family started the business in 1912 as an oyster processing facility, and it evolved into a restaurant in 1967. Since then, the restaurant has been an island staple.

Andrew Carmines took over the restaurant from his parents, but grew up working the kitchen for his father.

“I try to add some new menu items here and there, but I know that people come here for their favorites. I dare not to touch those recipes,” he said.

The menu offers everything from fried green tomatoes to crab-stuffed mushrooms and seafood gumbo.

If you go during spring , you can watch Carmines and his team harvest the hundreds of soft shell crabs. Someties you can see dolphins in the water next to you while you dine.

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