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.)