There are several local places on the island. No cookie-cutter dining here! All are unique with delicious food and a distinct island vibe…Best of all you can reach all of them by golf cart, biking, or walking.
Restaurant days and hours of operation vary seasonally and by business. We highly encourage all renters contact the business directly for operational times during their stay dates.
Super casual with inside and outside colorful tables and chairs, and often featuring bands on weekends. If you're lucky, they'll be serving Ernestine's famous Deviled Crab! This restaurant is one of the best places to watch the sunset so grab a drink and head over to the Adirondack chairs overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Weekends during warm seasons feature breakfast at the Daufuskie Crab Shack.
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Reservations not needed.
Located in the Historic District at the intersection of School Road and Benjie’s Point. Open for lunch every day except Monday. Offers take-out option. Extremely casual, reservations not needed. Very popular with the locals; big meals for a good price.
Located at the county dock, D'Fuskie's offers a traditional General Store, along with home-made pizza, a deli counter, and an adjoining bar. Several evenings a week casual meals are provided such as "Thursday Taco Night."
At the end of the beautiful Avenue of Oaks, Bell’s at the Beach features a pleasant dining room, bar with TVs and casual seating, and outside tables. Situated by the Melrose beach with a view of Hilton Head, this recently reopened restaurant offers a great chef and a laid back but upscale dining experience. Dinner reservations recommended.
Locals think this is the best coffee shop in the world! Great coffee, tea, and chocolate drinks offered in the old lunchroom of the historic Mary Fields School. Often homemade cookies and muffins are available. Proprietors Pam and Brian Cobb are genuinely interested in their visitors, and will be good friends by the time you depart.
Open every day but Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Days of operation may be more limited during winter months.)
1) Daufuskie Rental Group makes a good faith effort to describe island amenities, including restaurants and pools. However, please note that we are not responsible for the availability of amenities that we do not operate and that are beyond our control. Please contact the vendors directly for rates, days and hours of operation.
2) Your rental agreement contract's cancellation policy states that we are not responsible for events that are beyond our control, such as hurricanes. We strongly encourage our guests to purchase travel insurance, and especially recommend "cancel for any reason" policies. (These must be purchased shortly after your reservation is made.)
3) Please note that because the Melrose Resort is in transition, our Melrose guests may notice a certain level of deterioration in the resort-owned buildings but will also see that renovation efforts are now underway. Our vacation cottages are in well-maintained areas and continue to be extremely popular.
4) Restaurant days and hours of operation vary seasonally and by business. We highly encourage all renters contact the business directly for operational times during their stay dates.
If you booked on or after May 4th, 2022, Daufuskie Rental Group is no longer offering included golf carts with properties. Please disregard any included golf cart verbiage, as we are in the process of removing.