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Hemingway's Bistro

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920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Great place to hang out at the waterfront.

Nice patio to sit at on the water front. Good selection of craft beer. Bring your dog. Kick back. Relax.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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  • French first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're going to go to this little tiny bar, you will have to get one of them. I've never had one like it before! You'll be amazed.

1 Thank Dave P
New York, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bobbie makes the best seafood gumbo, and she-Crab bisque. never skimps on the seafood. I'm never disappointed when I eat lunch there, just call ahead to find out whats on the menu and don't forget they stop serving at 3pm.

Thank 54barb
Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I was in Beaufort for my wedding. One of my groomsman's and I came here to get away from the wedding chaos. It was a fun place to sit back and have a good conversation.

Thank Corry C
Orlando, Florida
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I love good meatloaf so when we saw the sign advertising it for lunch, I had to give it a try. I tarted out with their navy bean soup that was thick and flavorful accompanied with warm crispy bread. The meat loaf met my high expectations and the wife's turkey cranberry wrap was a hit. So glad we saw the... More 

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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is not a fancy place by any means. But it is one of the most welcoming you will visit. We were treated like locals and we were not. I clearly lack the drawl needed. The beer is cold, the staff crazy friendly and the food is tavern fare. I would go back.

1 Thank ICHermes
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nice patio to sit at on the water front. Good selection of craft beer. Bring your dog. Kick back. Relax.

1 Thank JennySC
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Did not stay. Too small and dark. Outside seating but no view of waterfront. Didn't eat or drink there but I think it's a locals hangout. Next to Luthers and paninis on riverfront

Thank Tammie M
Aiken, South Carolina
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241 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I stopped in for a quick lunch while exploring Beaufort and was very impressed with the atmosphere and food. I had the regular Reuben sandwich with fries. The service was friendly and helpful. A real treat and would come back for more.

2 Thank Dale L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The sign on the sidewalk showing the lunch & beverage special had an arrow pointing "this way" down and around the corner. With other more obvious eatery options, I could have missed this one. I thoroughly enjoyed the homemade Quiche Lorraine w/a side of their delicious cucumber/red onion/vinaigrette salad (yum) and a very refreshing Absolut Basil Breeze (must try) while... More 

4 Thank Barbara S
Satellite Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hidden along the waterfront walk, this small place has a cool porch when the breeze is up. Great frosty pints to cool you off after walking the town with good options for lunch foods.

1 Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-521-4480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: French, American


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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?