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Hemingway's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
+1 843-521-4480
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've lived in Beaufort for three years and had not been to Hemmingway's. The Beaufort gazette published a story about them maybe losing their liquor license, so we went to sign their petition and to have lunch. (which is only served between 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM). Everyone in the place was friendly & nice. I had a Margarita in... More 

Thank BruceHarmer
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place just walking around old town, Beaufort. Most of the restaurants you enter from Bay St. Hemingway, you enter from the back. Their welcoming sign says "you found us". Nothing fancy, just homey with good, inexpensive food. Locals coming to the bar to order takeouts.

Thank nancyr254
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise!! My wife and I happened to just pick this out of the blue. She crab soup the best also Ceasars salad. I had a Cuban great too. But the greatest was manager Kanani. I left my credit card there. She was not only honest but had good sense too. She call my credit card company. They called... More 

1 Thank Corbin W
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This was so fun! They made our 14yo granddaughter some really cute Shirley Temple's. Made her so happy. My husband liked the gumbo so much he went back to thank the chef! Good times!

Thank dianehk
Burlington, Canada
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This seems to be a spot where everyone knows your name. If you're a regular. Lots of attitude and a hangout for what I perceived to be Trump aficionados. We were there before the election and decided to sit outside in the chilly evening rather than take part in the conversation.

Thank Judy T
Bluffton, South Carolina
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165 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you're okay with dive bars than this is a great place to grab a few drinks. Jello shots are only $1 (assorted flavors) and their beer is pretty cheap as well. Personally, I don't know if I'd feel comfortable ordering food here as it seems a bit dirty. The bar is very small, it only seats 5 people. The... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Venice, Florida
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370 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were looking for a place for lunch, saw the sign on Bay Street and went down the alley to Hemingway's..2/3 people sitting at outside tables..No one to seat us..Sat for awhile at an uncleaned table...Changed tables to get away from a smoker with a bad attitude..Sat some more. Went inside to look for someone and the inside was empty.... More 

Thank gardner34285
Cross Hill, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The bar is very small (hole in the wall) and you have to speak up to get service. A lot of regulars know the drill but you will figure it out quickly. Good drinks but no atmosphere.

Thank littleriverbrew
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

it seemed to be a very local place and was only there for drinks. I really enjoyed the adventure and the jello shots were the bomb....

Thank Ken2fortax
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Don't go for the ambiance... Don't go for the bagged chips. Go for the delicious sandwhich and the friendly service. Reasonable prices.

Thank Aundrea L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-521-4480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?