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Wren Bistro, Bar and Market

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210 Carteret Street, Beautiful Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-5524
843-524-9463
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Wren Bistro and Bar is a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar...
Wren Bistro and Bar is a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar that features an ever evolving menu for both lunch and dinner. The kitchen uses delicious locally caught seafood, great cuts of steak, juicy chicken, and tasty pasta dishes. The portions are enormous (the 18 oz ribeye, and the 12-14 oz burgers for example!) and are easily big enough to share. We compliment the lunch and dinner menus with a staff of professional servers and bartenders who are very knowledgeable, always courteous, and very entertaining. The décor is elegant, yet modern and hip. So, if you and yours are looking for a great experience, and even better food, come check us out anytime Monday through Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Reservations are not required, but always welcomed!
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Shrimp Salad I've Ever Had

Stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar. At first I was disappointed with their beer selection--of the 6 (I think) taps, 4 of them were IPAs and another was a pilsner--so I opted for wine. I ordered the shrimp salad which came with fruit and gourmet bread. It was the BEST shrimp salad I've ever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
raeumlich
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar. At first I was disappointed with their beer selection--of the 6 (I think) taps, 4 of them were IPAs and another was a pilsner--so I opted for wine. I ordered the shrimp salad which came with fruit and gourmet bread. It was the BEST shrimp salad I've ever had. Definitely will... More 

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Augusta, GA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I had both a lunch and dinner at Wren last week and both were delicious! With fresh shrim comin in, I had the shrimp salad for lunch. It was so good that ate the entire thing! It was one of the best shrimp salads that I have ever had.... My husband and I opted for Burger night on Thursday night..... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent meal and service. Thanks Justine!! Just got into town and randomly picked this place. Very glad we did!!!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had walked past Wren several times in the past when we were in Beaufort, but despite the "wine bar" promise and the nice menu (posted outside) we never went in. The entry to the restaurant is not that appealing, and in the past we therefore just walked by. Timing was right this time however, as we found ourselves in... More 

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South Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I swore I'd never eat here again since my last experience but we had two friends in town for the CAPA Golf Tournament and they picked the restaurant. I was a bit nervous the experience would be the same, but everyone deserves a second chance. Except for my wife's Mahi Mahi being over cooked, everything else was great. We had... More 

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CA, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We got in without a wait….. so that was a good first start! My wife had Shrimp & Grits (which she loved) and I had crab cakes (also very good). The place is on the "trendy" side but the service and staff were all Southern Gracious :)

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped in on a whim (was going to walk a few blocks to another restaurant but it was cold and windy so we just popped in at Wren). We were seated immediately, greeted by the server, Adam (ask for him!) and told about the specials. Bread and herbed butter were served very quickly. Our entrees (a beef special and a... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went on a Thursday night. Two for one burgers. Burgers were terrific. Decent selection of beers. Kelly provided excellent service. But you'll have to put up with noise level when it's crowded.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Wren. The atmosphere and decor is lovely. The service was great and the food amazing. I had the shrimp and grits, the grits were creamy, shrimp perfectly cooked and the sauce to die for! My husband had the steak and was very happy with it.

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Redmond, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stopped here for an early dinner. They were great to offer us the "in between" menu and wine to tide us over until the 5 pm dinner menu. The service was very attentive (though is was not yet very busy). My Shrimp and Grits were excellent......Had to take some home for breakfast the next day!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Carteret Street, Beautiful Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-5524
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-524-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Wren Bistro and Bar is a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar that features an ever evolving menu for both lunch and dinner. The kitchen uses delicious locally caught seafood, great cuts of steak, juicy chicken, and tasty pasta dishes. The portions are enormous (the 18 oz ribeye, and the 12-14 oz burgers for example!) and are easily big enough to share. We compliment the lunch and dinner menus with a staff of professional servers and bartenders who are very knowledgeable, always courteous, and very entertaining. The décor is elegant, yet modern and hip. So, if you and yours are looking for a great experience, and even better food, come check us out anytime Monday through Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Reservations are not required, but always welcomed!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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