Here you’ll encounter some of the island’s most interesting people while you enjoy a gourmet breakfast or lunch crafted by a highly acclaimed catering team. Look for the little cottage with blue shutters on the corner of Benjies and School Road.

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Melrose Resort Beach Club Restaurant & Pool
Full Menu of local Chefs specials.  Pool is open to island guests for per day fee.  Restaurant Reservations highly recommended.

(843) 785-3700

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The Crab Company

Features indoor and outdoor bars that allow you to sit under the gazebo and enjoy the beautiful views over the marina while enjoying the famous Scrap Iron sweet tea vodka and lemonade drink or other cold beverage of your liking! 


Great start to your mornings on our bridgeless island.  Pam and Brian are there ready to prepare a gourmet coffee or espresso that will be sure to start your day right!!  Coffee Shop is snuggled in the back of the old two-room school house where Pat Conroy wrote "The Water is Wide".

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Visits Daufuskie Island on Mondays and if you're at the Melrose Dock between 11 and 1pm you'll experience dining on the water a whole new way! More than burgers - check it out!


Gelato Dell'isola

We are offering made-for-you gelato to our friends, neighbors, and visitors on Daufuskie Island. Place your order online, and we will make the gelato by hand and with the freshest ingredients JUST FOR YOU. Contact us at to check inventory