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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-379-0052
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Ranked #12 of 138 restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $19 - $30
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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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NSW
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We ate at Breakwater on a Friday night. The service was great and the food was fantastic. My husband ranked the fried chicken one of the best he had on our trip, and the crab cakes were delicious. A perfect choice when you want a nice but relaxed dinner. We loved it.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We love Breakwater! We especially enjoy special meals there when we have out-of- town guests. During the week we take advantage of their happy hour which features $4 drinks and $4 appetizers. We love the atmosphere and charm that exudes from this restaurant. Best part is you can park at the Library after hours and walk to this restaurant. Food... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

New York type atmosphere at Beaufort prices. Terrific food, good service, excellent bar and good wine list, again very reasonable

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We only live an hour from Beaufort, SC, but somehow we forget about the charms this historic town. Recently, we took a ride North and stopped for dinner at Breakwater Grill. What a great meal! The vibe is modern and sleek, black white and red. The menu is French inspired, but the South Carolina coast influences are aplenty. We started... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have come to view Breakwater as one of the best restaurants in Beaufort and our experience covers years and at their two different locations. We had friends from the Northeast who are accustomed to top notch restaurants. They were highly pleased with everything about Breakwater from dirty martinis in the bar, wine selection, appetizer, entree, to dessert. Service was... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Several local folks recommended Breakwater and they did not stir us wrong! Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and spent time with us, but was not intrusive. The fish we had, salmon and trigger fish, tasted freshly caught and the vegetable accompaniments were excellent. Wide selection of drinks and a great bar area. Tapas is also available. Chic but... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After walking out of another restaurant for deplorable service our party of five walked down to Breakwater on a busy Friday night without reservations. The Breakwater staff was extremely helpful and after a brief wait which we happily did in the bar area we were seated and had a wonderful dinner. Needless to say we will be returning to Breakwater... More

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ate dinner with friends at Breakwater last week. Our service was very good from the start, with an attentive knowledgable waitress. We all enjoyed our dinners, commenting on the variety of entrees available. I ordered a vodka collins with dinner; when it arrived, the first sip told me that the bartender either didn't know what it was or wasn't... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had the opportunity to meet a friend in Beaufort Monday evening, and went to the Breakwater restaurant and Bar. Pleasantly surprised when we went in - well appointed and not too loud, even though they had a large crowd for a Monday evening. Waitress service in the bar was quite good - we hardly noticed as we were attended to.... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I can not count the number of times we have gone to Breakwater and never had a bad meal. Best drinks are found here.

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