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“WHAT A GEM!”
Review of Lucy Bell's Cafe

Lucy Bell's Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 17
Description: Quaint local establishment under a giant angel oak tree serving Lowcountry cuisine with a Southern flair!
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Description: Quaint local establishment under a giant angel oak tree serving Lowcountry cuisine with a Southern flair!
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had lunch under the trees our Saturday and it was so pleasant and the food was so good we went back the next day and sat inside because it was chilly. We would have gone back the next day too, but they're closed on Monday! The young guy behind the counter was friendly had a great sense of humor. The day we sat inside, we were chatting with a local guy while he ate (he said he comes there at least 3 times a week!), and he pulled up a chair and sat and talked with us. But don't go there just for the character of the place or the local personalities -- go there for the amazing food! We were a party of seven and everyone raved about their meal. Freshest and best fried oysters I have ever had, and the ones who had the shrimp and grits said the same thing. Can't recall what everyone had, but I don't think you could make a bad choice -- only advice is to get there early because on our second day they were running out of some things! Pasta salad is amazing. Also a couple in our party had the pecan pie (which he said his mother made) and they said it was delicious.
This is NOT fine dining. It's on disposable plates with plastic flatware and plastic drink cups. But it was good enough that we're talking about another trip to Daufuskie just so we can try the breakfast and go back for lunch. I would give the food six stars if I could!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Brad k, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

We are certainly proud of this review you have taken time to post! What great compliments! We hope to have you and your friends back in the near future!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A “local” told us to eat here. The crab dip and gumbo were fantastic. It’s worth the golf cart ride to get here. The service was quick and sitting outside was perfect. Lots of travelers must read the reviews. The place was busy.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Brad k, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed our gumbo which is a family recipe that we prepare very often , especially in the cooler months! We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We come to Daufuskie several times a year and make it a priority to stop in for breakfast or lunch every time! The atmosphere is easy and relaxing (especially if you sit outside) and the owners are always very friendly and helpful. But, what keeps us coming back is the food!! If this place was downtown in the city it would be packed all the time. We love it and will keep coming back!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Brad k, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for a terrific review! We strive to provide a product and service that surpasses our competitors! What a great review! Thank you so much and please visit us on your next trip to our island!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Best place on Daufuskie to experience the island. Local family runs the place, with great food off the beaten path. The other 2 restaurants on the island are fake local "arrogantly shabby."

Date of visit: October 2017
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Bradley K, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

We are really glad to have had the opportunity to provide you with a pleasant dining experience!
Please come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This little place is nestled away from the main area of the island but is on one of the more traveled roads. Don't let the look of the building fool you. They take their food serious! Mostly outdoor seating. I suggest that you get here early as they run out of things. I had the pulled pork sammie and it was very good. Fries were fresh, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Bradley K, Owner at Lucy Bell's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your patronage and please come back and see us in the near future!

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