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Travelers' Choice2022
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$7 - $17
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

Unfortunately Lucy bells is closed. In the same location however the former chef is about to reopen Geneva‘s joint! She’s going to feature the same amazing food that she formerly created. She’s going to be opening mid June depending on paperwork. We are very excited...to see what she’s going to do with this amazing location!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Brad k, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Not the chef, she was a cook Not her recipes but Brad Klieve’s recipes ! She is a liar and a convicted felon!

Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

The place is closed down. Nothing moving here! Grass a foot high and it looks abandoned. Only one place to eat on the island--The Old Daufuskie Crab Company. I hope you read this before you waste your time driving over there to eat!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2022

This little place was beyond excellent! Geneva greeted us and told us all about the specials and what they were out of right away. We ended up ordering a bunch of different things, and everything was outstanding. The peel and eat shrimp was some of...the best I've ever had! They also had a great outdoor seating area under a beautiful tree with a little shade. Absolutely loved everything about it! 5 stars!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

All four of our meals were delicious! We ordered the Deviled crab cakes, 2 orders of fried oysters and the Lucy Bell burger. All finished our plates. JJ makes the best fried oysters I have ever tasted. The owner was warm and friendly and the...food delivered fast. If you have one meal on Daufuskie, recommend a stop here.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

We traveled over on the ferry for the day from Hilton Head and got turned around in our golf cart but finally arrived at Lucy Bell’s just before they were ready to close at 3. Geneva told our party of 4 to come on and...follow her inside and she would fix lunch for us before they shut down. Great Cajun crab cakes and grouper sandwiches! Geneva and JJ in the kitchen were the best! Our visit to Lucy Bell’s was the icing on the cake for our wonderful visit to the intriguing place that is Daufuskie Island! Thanks Geneva & JJ and Lucy Bell’s for your warm welcome and great food!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

Wow …. What a great little place. Everything we had was amazing. Mahi mahi sandwich, chicken salad and pimento salad … shrimp tacos. All VERY good. You should definitely stop by.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2021

Lucy Bell's is our go to spot for lunch whenever we are on Daufuskie! Always a delight to catch up with the quick witted & charming owner, James. There's nothing pretentious about the place or the menu - it's genuinely Southern: warm, welcoming, fresh &...delicious. Can't wait to return next year!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2021 via mobile

Southern Culture & Hospitality was excellent! Food was absolutely amazing! Great Vibe, Friendly! Gullah Culture!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021 via mobile

Lucy Bell's was the most authentic experience on the Island. Once you try their fresh sea food you will not want any other kind of seafood. Nice seating outside and inside, especially for the size of the business. Very personable and friendly. Out of our...entire vacation to South Carolina, my daughter said visiting Lucy Bell's was her favorite part of the trip!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Brad k, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

We really appreciate the flattering review! We strive to serve only the freshest ingredients with a Southern flair!

Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

Best lunch spot on the island. Food was good and the staff was extremely friendly. It can get a little busy but once you order food came out fast and fresh. Fries are really good.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

Don't let the appearance of the place fool you. When we visited, the restaurant was so slammed, they delayed taking orders. When our food arrived, it was excellent, all the seafood dishes were cooked to perfection! Very much worth the wait!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

This is definitely the premier place to have lunch on Daufuskie. Deviled crab,, grouper sandwich (my favorite), salads, and much more. A very large menu for a small place. Everything we have had is excellent and we visit regularly as island residents. While the setting...may seem a bit rough compared to off-island restaurants, it is well worth the visit. Expect lines during the weekend and late lunch periods due to all the island visitors, but it is worth the wait. Have some carrot cake if available, and relax under the oak tree.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 15, 2021

OMG hands down please go to lucy bells!!! We had a party of 17... The Love that Ms Geneva gives is unbelievable. You would think she owned the place. She was magnificent! They were very busy! And on top of that, rain and more rain....But it was worth the wait. she made sure that everyone was okay..LIKE WALKING TO EVERY TABLE AND MAKEING SURE EVERYONE WAS HAPPY. AND YOU CAN TELL SHE DONT PLAY THE RAIDO.. the staff members were on point. . You have to visit lucy bells. You will know Geneva when you see the Smile..More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience! Tony and Beau went the extra mile to ensure we had a great meal and provided exceptional customer service. Head chef Geneva also took special care to ensure we had a both a great meal, but also a great experience....It’s clear she sets a high bar for quality. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

This is the spirit and taste of Low Country food and Daufuskie hospitality at its very best! But what stood out even more than the food was the generous island service of the owner and staff. We needed a ride back to the beach and...he volunteered to drive us. Refused our friendly and thankful tip and thanked us for eating at his cafe. Fried green tomatoes, fish sandwiches, deviled crab and collards that were prepared so deliciously authentic with the right amount of vinegary tang! WE WILL BE BACK!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Lucy Bell's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5