Marshall Sampson and Sean Crosby are the owners of Santa Fe Café, which has been bringing islanders and visitors the flavors of the American Southwest for almost 25 years. Sampson runs the front of the house and Crosby is behind the scenes focusing on the food.

Every year, they re-fresh the décor. The result is a visually-pleasing atmosphere that welcomes diners inside.

Some choose to sit at the chef’s counter to observe the restaurant’s open kitchen where a skilled team prepares signature dishes including mesquite grilled lamb chops; grilled pork tenderloin with smoked habanero BBQ sauce; chipotleparmesan encrusted grouper; and Santa Fe Café’s famous ribeye burrito.

Lunch: Mon. – Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., dinner: 5-10 p.m. nightly. 807 William Hilton Pkwy #700, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3838 or www.santafehhi.com.

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