To view the entire list of The Island Packet 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners, click on the Readers' Choice special section.
For The Beaufort Gazette winners, click here.

IP - Best All-Around Restaurant

British Open Pub

Nothing soothes the soul like authentic pub fair such as fish & chips, shepherd’s pie and a tasty pint of your favorite beer. Experience the history of the 19th hole where singing is encouraged and good humor is admired.
60 Sun City Lane, Okatie, SC 29909
1 Sherington Drive, Suite G, Bluffton, SC 29910
1000 William Hilton Parkway, D3, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Annual Community Event

Hilton Head Humane Association’s Dog Walk on the Beach

The annual Dog Walk on the Beach, which raises funds for the Hilton Head Humane Association, includes a fun morning packed with music, photos with the canine companions, prizes, contests, vendor booths and lots of fun for those on two and four legs. The Hilton Head Humane Association cares for more than 2,000 abandoned, injured, abused animals and feral cats in a year. They provide food, shelter, medical, and loving care for the domesticated cats and dogs until adoptive homes are found.


IP - Best Antique Shop

Classic Consignments

What once was old is new again. Looking for that hidden treasure to adorn your shelves? Classic Consignments has the perfect piece of history for your home. That’s why readers voted them Best Antique Shop.
122 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Art Gallery

Smith Galleries

If you’ve been looking for that perfect doorknocker, sandscape or Dewey Cat for you or a friend, then Smith Galleries is your shopping destination. The gallery features the work of 300 American artists and craftsmen and includes unique gifts and artwork to satisfy anyone’s design taste.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, J-11, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Attorney

Sam Bauer, Bauer & Metro

If you need a good lawyer for your criminal defense or personal injury case, Sam Bauer is someone to have in your corner. Sam is a former President of the Beaufort County Bar Association, President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Let him live out his motto, “Justice Must be Won,” by taking your case.
Bauer & Metro, 38-A New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938


IP - Best Auto Dealer - New

Hilton Head Honda

When you buy a new car at Hilton Head Honda, you become a customer for life. With its friendly and knowledgeable staff and huge inventory, Hilton Head Honda is the obvious choice for Best Auto Dealership - New.
161 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29909


IP - Best Auto Dealer - Pre-Owned

Lowcountry Motors

Lowcountry Motors provides customers with quality pre-owned vehicles at fair prices, with a “Straight Talk, No Hassle” attitude. Owner Mike Cody says, “Everybody drives a used car.” Well, not everyone wins the Readers' Choice award for Best Pre-owned Auto Dealership. But Mike and his staff sure did.
1 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910


IP - Best Auto Repair Shop

H&H Auto Service Inc.

Finding the right car repair shop is sort of like finding the right babysitter. You wouldn’t turn your baby over to just anyone, would you? But Hilton Head Island residents have trusted the ASE (automotive service excellence) certified technicians at H&H Auto Service Inc. for their major and minor vehicle service issues since 1993.
35 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


IP - Best Bar/Tavern

Wild Wing Cafe

What better place to gather with friends after a hard day’s work or catch the game with your fellow sports fans? Wild Wing Café’s slogan says it all, “Hot Wings, Cold Beer, Good Times.”
1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
72 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


IP - Best Barber Shop

The Barber Shop

The Barber Shop has been family owned and operated since 1987. The barbers with more than 85 years combined experience specialize in clipper cuts, scissor cuts, flat tops and the latest styles for men.
55 Mathews Drive, Suite 175, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926