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A Fun, Authentic Barbecue Experience

One Hot mama’s is a family-friendly restaurant with locations in Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC and is part of the official South Carolina BBQ Trail. One bite into our baby-back ribs, and you’ll become a raving fan of One Hot Mama’s! You’ll also want to try our delicious Meat & 3 combo platters, authentic BBQ platters, hand-cut steaks, burgers, wraps, salads, char-grilled chicken and “the world’s best” wings. Let us be your destination for date night, celebrations, corporate dining or when you’re in the mood for amazing southern barbecue food!

 Orchid Paulmeier –
Executive Chef and Managing Partner

Award-Winning BBQ
& Food Network Star

Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Orchid Paulmeier is the star of One Hot Mama’s in more ways than one. Not only is her award-winning barbecue the star of the menu, but Orchid herself has a claim to fame. As a Food Network Star, Orchid brings her expertise in Southern BBQ straight to your table. Mama Orchid continues to remain a favorite among the foodie community! She was just named 2016 SC Chef Ambassador; this award is a tribute to her culinary talent and the quality of food that she serves.

Orchid learned the fundamentals of cooking by growing up in the kitchen with her mom and grandmother. Strapped with a taste for exotic, worldly flavors, and the kind of cooking prowess that only life can teach you, Orchid opened One Hot Mama’s in 2003; her American dream now became a reality.

Since then, One Hot Mama’s has become synonymous with family meal traditions. We love seeing familiar faces walk through our doors year after year. Being a part of your family traditions is our passion, and driving force. We are proud that families can rely on One Hot Mama’s for a memorable dining experience in our restaurant or at home.

You can count on One Hot Mama’s to prepare delicious holiday meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even the Superbowl! Not only can you enjoy lunch, brunch and dinner here, but when the sun goes down, One Hot Mama’s heats things up with a lively nightlife scene. We were recently named one of the best places to have a beer in Bluffton!

This is also the place to hang with friends and watch your favorite team! Late night dining, take-out, catering, a kid’s menu and large party space are available! We also offer daily food and drink specials. Mama Orchid looks forward to serving you soon!

Get Ready For A memorable Dining Experience!

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