The Palmetto Dunes General Store has produced a lifetime of memories

There are countless memorable sights and sounds to be enjoyed around Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. If possible, however, the resort’s most iconic site might just be a little general store that has stood at the entryway for more than a half century.

Palmetto Dunes General Store

The General Store has served as the heartbeat of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for countless locals and visitors from around the world. “The G-Store” serves up hot coffee daily, Monday through Friday, starting at 6 a.m., along with delicious breakfast and lunch just a short walk from the resort’s Tennis and Pickleball Center, the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse and the beach.


The General Store first opened in 1979. Through the years, it became a true, Hilton Head institution that has received numerous awards including “Hilton Head’s Best General Store” and “Hilton Head’s Best Fried Chicken.” The General Store's fried chicken and world-famous cinnamon rolls are indeed, officially, to die for.

Food served at the General Store

In addition, the G-Store has earned its reputation for carrying one of the island’s best and most eclectic selections of long and short-sleeve t-shirts, hats and other Palmetto Dunes and Hilton Head Island swag. You can shop for the entire family and all your essentials as the G-Store carries everything you need for that memorable Hilton Head Island vacation.


T-shirts and hats for sale at the General Store

And, of course, there is a large selection of ice cream and candy that will satisfy any sweet tooth. The General Store serves up icees and ice cream all summer long.


The General Store’s new general manager, Stephen Arnold, recently provided some amazing numbers produced by the General Store in the month of June 2022 alone:

  • Ice Cream and ICEEs served – 14,775

  • Chicken served – 2,550 Pounds

  • Coffee – 3,334 cups

  • Pounds of bulk candy sold from our self-serve candy aisle – 1,492

And remember, parents can give their children a Palmetto Dunes Resort Gift Card that they can use at the General Store (and elsewhere around the resort) throughout the week. Gift cards are the perfect gift for family and friends. From golf rounds and bike rentals to lessons, pro shop merchandise, ice cream at the General Store and more resort dining, the possibilities are endless.


It's always so nice to see you at the General Store. Come on by and enjoy all the southern comfort you need. Please follow us on Instagram at @pdgeneralstore.