Everything inside Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine & Lounge calls to the coast: bright colors, reggae music and the smell of Jerk Chicken cooking on the grill.
Spearheaded by husband-and-wife duo Ezron and Lakesha Daley, this Jamaican-inspired restaurant next to Squat ‘n’ Gobble is getting ready to celebrate their fifth anniversary. With this milestone comes an expansion of their outdoor patio, as well as a new outdoor Tiki bar where guests can enjoy live music, frozen drinks and a full bar menu this summer.
Ezron moved from Jamaica to Hilton Head Island in 1999 and brought his love for this flavorful cuisine—and his grandparents’ Cuban roots—with him. While working at one of the country clubs on Hilton Head he met Lakesha, a Native Islander from Daufuskie. In 2012, the couple decided to open a Caribbean-themed restaurant, featuring a different type of island-inspired cuisine.
Along with their famous Jerk Chicken, which is similar to barbeque but with a spicy kick, they also serve an assortment of fish, curried dishes and selections infused with Cuban influence. Customers will find Conch Fritters, Daufuskie Deviled Crab and plantains, along with a classic kid’s menu featuring chicken fingers, hot dogs, pasta and salads among other selections.
Be sure to order a Red Stripe (classic Jamaican pale lager) while you’re there!
Red Stripes is located at 8 Pin Oak St. and open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, call the restaurant at (843) 757-8111.