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Great Gardens Cafe

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3669 Trask Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 521-1900
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My father and I eat here weekly

My father and I eat here weekly. We love Rae, our waitress. She always shows my 92 year old father personal attention. This is an ideal for wheelchairs. The view is awesome and food is best in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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beaufort, sc
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My father and I eat here weekly. We love Rae, our waitress. She always shows my 92 year old father personal attention. This is an ideal for wheelchairs. The view is awesome and food is best in town.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If I could give this place a negative rating I would. Some friends and I visited Beaufort a few weekends ago. We were utilizing Yelp and TripAdvisor to determine which restaurants to try, as this was a pretty impromptu trip. As we were leaving on Sunday morning, we decided to find one last local restaurant to dine in before heading... More 

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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking for delicious European/German Food, this is the place in Beaufort. It is heavy (as it should be), but definitely tasty. The place is unique and welcoming. Excited to go back again sometime. The chef even came out to see how we liked the food.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We just had a wonderful breakfast experience at Great Gardens Cafe. The food was outstanding with a huge portion on every plate. The view from the outside back deck was lovely allowing us to watch the tide coming in. The service was exceptional and the chef even took the time to come out to speak with us. This is Beaufort's... More 

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Long Island, NY
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

In town for my son's graduation from boot camp at Parris Island. Found this at the last minute. Great views of the marsh from the dining room and deck. Excellent meal! And very good value! Hard to miss even on the main road- a little bit of necessary curb appeal and this place probably wouldn't have an empty seat in... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Having spent many years in Germany, I'm pretty critical of what often passes for "German" cuisine... but this is the real deal. I've eaten here a number of times, and was always very satisfied with the quality of the food, the friendly and attentive service, and wonderful desserts. Sauerbraten like Mom used to make, homemade spaetzle (a type of noodle),... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

All right, perhaps having lived in Germany and having German relatives the standards are pretty high when it comes to German food and it's this was pretty much what we expected. Entrees okay. View, service and DESSERT were outstanding

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went there based on the reviews here. The food is really good, my wife had the Cordon Blue and I had the Curry Wurst. The sauce of the Curry Wurst is definitely not like you would expect as a German but not bad at all. The sausage it self is indeed like the Wurst used in Germany. You will... More 

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Port Royal, South Carolina
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly staff, fantastic food, and a beautiful view of the marshes. I've visited 3 times in the last month, now that I've found this treasure, and will be returning for Sunday Brunch to check out their Shrimp and Grits!

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Didn't expect much in this little town. But…looked for a place to meet between Charleston and HHI. Agreed on this bases on TA reviews. From outside, thought it might be a mistake. Server was outstanding and friendly. Owner/chef, a Swiss native, came to the table several times - great guy. The food was really good German - authentic and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3669 Trask Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29906
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: (843) 521-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, German, Swiss, European

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