Bagels are round-shaped breads that look like the distant cousin of donuts because of their distinct holes in the middle. They are typically associated with breakfast food although they can also be heavy in the stomach during lunch and dinner. In order to get the most delicious bagel experience, remember to heat and slice your bagel prior to eating it open-faced or as a sandwich.

Here are the best places in Hilton Head Island where you can find the most sumptuous bagels.

1. Watusi Café

71 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 686-5200

Watusi Café is a family-owned local restaurant that offers a diverse menu of healthy meals which includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Customers can enjoy deliciously crafted breakfast and lunch meal items which they can complement with desserts and spirits. Must-try menu items include Breakfast Sandwich and NY Just Bagels (Plain, Everything, Cinnamon Raisin).


2. Rain-N-Bagels

221 Scott St, Beaufort SC 29902
(843) 379-9300

Rain-N-Bagels serves N.Y.-style bagels which are made from scratch daily. Located near the intersection of Scott St and Port Republic St, this restaurant offers a wide variety of specialty soups, sandwiches, desserts, salads, and a full espresso bar. Must-try bagel varieties include pumpkin, jalapeño, toasted wheat, and pizza.


3. Island Bagel & Deli

841 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 686-3353

Island Bagel & Deli offers breakfast, lunch, pastries, and coffee menu. It serves authentic NY style boiled bagels with spread choices such as butter, plain cream cheese, salmon spread, and flavored cream cheese. Bagel varieties include poppy, salt, onion, everything, chocolate chip, pumpernickel, sun-dried tomato, jalapeno, plain, cinnamon raisin, sesame multigrain, blueberry, garlic, and asiago.


4. Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café

86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 686-3232

This restaurant offers breakfast menu items that are available all day long. Customers also choose the place for lunch and coffee breaks. Apart from bagels, its menu also includes other favorites such as Strata, Quiche, French Toast and Shrimp Hash.


5. Gruby’s New York Deli

890 William Hilton Pkwy, Ste 85, Hilton Head Island SC 29928
(843) 842-9111

Gruby’s New York Deli offers breakfast, brunch, sandwich, and deli menu items. Customers are raving about its great food, superb service, and wonderful atmosphere. Popular menu items include Nova Lox Platter (bagel, cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, capers); bacon or sausage or ham, egg & cheese on a Kaiser roll; bagel with cream cheese; and bagel with butter.


6. Chesapeake Bagel Bakery

47 Sheridan Park Cir, Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 815-5300

Chesapeake Bagel Bakery serves a great variety of menu items that include breakfast as well as catering. The main menu includes bagels, hot sandwiches, wraps, signature sandwiches, focaccia sandwiches, salads, pastries, gourmet cookies and coffee. Customers can enjoy a big lineup of bagels that include plain, everything, cinnamon raisin, multi grain, spinach, sun dried tomato, blueberry, jalapeno cheese, sesame, onion, poppy, garlic, salt, banana nut, and pumpernickel.


7. Corner Perk

1297 May River Road, Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 816-5674

Voted the best coffee shop in the Lowcountry, Corner Perk is a coffee house and a brunch restaurant that offers the best locally roasted coffees as well as skillets, omelettes, wraps, sandwiches, and salads. The brunch menu, which has become a Bluffton staple, is available and served all day. It includes well-loved bagels such as lox bagel, egg & cheese bagel, and bagel & cream cheese.


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