Unwind & Indulge at the Best Daufuskie Island Restaurants

Are you craving a culinary adventure? Take a ferry to Daufuskie Island, SC. This tiny sea island between Hilton Head and Savannah offers just a handful of dining establishments — but, they’re all worth a taste! Here, chefs take advantage of Daufuskie’s natural surroundings and prepare dishes made with simple, fresh, and local ingredients. It’s a delicious experience you’ll remember forever!

Keeping reading to learn more about our favorite Daufuskie Island restaurants. Then, start planning your getaway to Hilton Head with our 7-Day Vacation Itinerary! It includes our top recommendations for places to shop, dine, explore, and more.

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3 Daufuskie Island Restaurants to Try Soon

1. Daufuskie Crab Co.

Atmosphere: Lively & Fun

First up on our list is the Old Daufuskie Crab Company, an island staple that boasts live music and scenic views of the Cooper River. It’s a great place to unwind with a cold beverage; but, the main attraction is the Lowcountry cuisine! Browse the menu brimming with local fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters. (Or, just take our word for it and order the signature deviled crab. You can thank us later!) Not into seafood? Go for one of their epic steaks or burgers. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m.

2. Lucy Bell’s Cafe

Atmosphere: Casual

Lucy Bell’s is another hotspot on Daufuskie Island. Diners can stop in for breakfast or lunch and enjoy their meal outside under the shady trees. Sandwiches, burgers, and hearty seafood dishes dot the menu, and the generous portions ensure you won’t leave hungry. Plus, dogs are allowed on the pet-friendly patio! Lucy Bell’s is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Tip: Book one of our pet-friendly properties and treat your pup to a fun afternoon on Daufuskie!

3. Melrose Beach Club & Pool

Atmosphere: Family-Friendly

If you’re searching for the perfect place to bring a group, look no further than the Melrose Beach Club. This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. And, the menu offers something for everyone, including salads, sandwiches, and vegetarian options. Be sure to make your reservations in advance.

Other Great Places to Visit

Hungry for more? Don’t miss these quaint, local hangouts during your day trip to Daufuskie.

  • School Grounds Coffee Shop | Fair-trade coffee and freshly baked treats
  • General Store at Freeport Marina | Ice cream, candy, chips, and soft drinks
  • Silver Dew Winery | Historic wine shop with bottles for purchase

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