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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
+1 843-379-0052
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice in town restaurant - one of the best fish dinners I've ever had. Nice short wine list. Very enjoyable warm atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank LouMonika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Beaufort. Price, service and of course food all come together for a wonderful dining experience. Small plates are available and moderately priced. We come here at least once a month and always talk about it for several days.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the second time, we attended a birthday celebration at Breakwater. The party of 14 ordered a variety of dishes and all were great. From the swordfish special to the scallops and risotto small plate, everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitress Lisa was amazing, keeping...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, love this local downtown Beaufort restaurant! The small plates are scrumptious and the Restaurant Week menu this month was excellent! Great bar area for casual meet ups and lovely main dining room for special evenings. The service is great. A must visit if...More

Thank PrincessCT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Breakwater during Beaufort’s restaurant week. They featured three courses for $30. The portions were somewhat small, but the food ,was very good. The grilled romaine salad and composed salad were both very good. The mussels appetizer also won praise. Three of us had...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 January 2018

So, Breakwater has been one of my favorite Beaufort dinner restaurants for years, but they missed dessert really badly for the restaurant week specials. Starters and second course were very good as usual but the beignets were more like hush puppies. They bore no resemblance...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

I've been here twice now and I'm sorry to say I don't have any desire to go back. My last meal here left a particularly sour taste in my mouth. The service is typical Southern, meaning incredibly friendly and accommodating. However, I ordered a spinach...More

Thank Cooper W
BreakwaterOwner, General Manager at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest review of Breakwater. We always try to accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions and I'm very sorry that your dining experience with us was not a great experience. We have recently put a vegetarian/vegan entree on the menu and we...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

There were 7 couples, the server did a fantastic job handling all 14 of us. The selection from the menu was great, the food was excellent, and the prices were fair. I would highly recommend it, it was an enjoyable evening for all of us...More

Thank blmopar
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great food , great atmosphere, great waitress , great parking , great beverages, very reasonable pricing , go visit if in Beaufort SC

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Did not expect to find such a good restaurant here. Great aesthetics and decor. Extremely attentive and friendly servers. Well served drinks, and the appetizers at a wide variety and we’re very good. And the sliced beef fillet entrée was absolutely incredible. Perfectly done, and...More

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Questions & Answers
22 October 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
No we are closed on Thanksgiving. Thank you for checking though. Have a great evening.
Bryan R
19 May 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
yes you can order carry out at Breakwater.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
    (Port Republic)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-379-0052
  • E-mail
Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the past, present, and future all at once. Younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern 'Old School' deep-fried fare while acknowledging culinary influences from the world beyond. The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and warm Southern hospitality is a signature of the restaurant. Now Open and Accepting Reservations!
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