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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-379-0052
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Ranked #10 of 140 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Port Republic
Description: 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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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband works every other weekend, so those Monday evenings after, we head downtown to Breakwater. They have great dinner specials on Monday nights. There is fried chicken breasts with gravy, but my husband's favorite is the lamb meatloaf and potatoes. There are seafood dishes, pasta, and small plates, like a slider and fries for $4.00. There are drinks specials... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had dinner here one night and the seafood ( shrimp) was excellent. Great salads and wonderful seasonal specials.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love Tapas and Breakwater does not disappoint! We ordered the Tuna Tartare, Fried Oysters, Lamb Chops, and order of French fries, all accompanied by a reasonably priced bottle of Vouvray. Our waitress was excellent and checked in what order we would like our dishes, so we started with the Tuna Tartare. Melt in your mouth delicious - served with warm,... More

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had a great meal here! Started at the bar with a great red wine with bubbles, suggested by the bartender--unique and great. Met great staff and other patrons. Then our table was ready and we had the appetizer platter with a choice of starters. The spicy calamari was my favorite, followed by the local shrimp and the pimento cheese. The... More

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Breakwater. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. So happy the bartender suggested our "black bubbles" it's such a great start to an evening. Again, thank your for your kind words about our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you again when you venture down to Beaufort. Regards, Donna Lang,... More

Beaufort, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shame on us for not visiting Breakwater over the last few months, It is still the standard for eating out in Beaufort. We really like the tapas portions but there are meal sizes for everyone. The scallops are still the best you will find anywhere.

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this review

David E, thank you so much for your review and we are just happy that you made it back to Breakwater and everything was as great as it was the last time! Our staff works very hard to consistently put out great food so thank you for letting us know that our work is paying off. We look forward to... More

Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I were over due for a kid free night out. Amber toon care of us and gave over the top service with a smile. She was very personable and attentive. When we come back we hope to have her again. The food was out of this world as well!

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this review

Jane D, thank your for choosing to dine with us on your rare kid free date night. Amber is part of our great bar-tending staff and I'm so glad that she provided you with 'over the top' service and you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thanks again for your business! Regards, Donna Lang, owner More

Beaufort, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Another great meal at Breakwater! Terry, a bartender and our waitress, was fantastic from hello, cocktails, dinner, and through our complimentary dessert. We had Early Bird Special drinks and dinner. The wife, her best Cesar salad ever and lamb meatloaf. Me, tomato bisque and blackened mahi-mahi/dorado. All were excellent, served hot and in a timely manner. Missed the mussels Monday... More

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this review

WRHOTEN, thank you for the kind review of Breakwater and for sharing your anniversary evening with us. I'm so glad to hear that Terry made your anniversary a special evening for you. Again thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again for just some tapas or another special night out! Follow us on facebook as... More

Carolinas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First visit - not your normal small town eatery. Great menu - crab cakes were awesome. Everything was amazing. Hidden Gem in Beaufort.

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this review

Carolight, thank you for stopping in and dining with us at Breakwater. I'm so glad you enjoyed our tapas menu. We try to offer a variety of dining options and our tapas are popular for a light meal. Again thank you for your business and we are glad you find us a "hidden gem" in Beaufort. Regards, Donna Lang, owner More

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is a pleasure to eat here. Consistently good food from specials to menu standbys. Wine selection is varied enough to match up with the food. Service was once again friendly and knowledgeable.

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McCormick, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Beaufort for three nights celebrating our 40th anniversary. We ate at a three other restaurants during our stay, but this was the best. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. My wife had southern fried chicken and I had the scallops. Both meals were very very good and were presented very nice. The server comp... More

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