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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902
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Ranked #8 of 140 restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $30
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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233 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Beaufort, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We spent Thursday evening at Breakwater Restaurant. We had tapas, a good selection of calamari, oysters, cheese, hummus, washed down with some great gin and tonics. There was live music, a singer/guitarist, who was joined for some songs by other customers - they were singers in another band so not kareoke! It was very busy and most customers appeared to... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited Beaufort SC, a beautiful historic southern town on the water. We heard good things about Breakwater and decided to try it. I'm normally not a tapas fan because of the incremental cost vs amount of food, this was different. Our waitress, who was great, suggested a less expensive platter rather than individual tapas plates and it was plenty... More

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Rome, GA, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The decor and ambience of this small town restaurant will stand up to any urban locale. It was beautiful. But we go to a restaurant for the food. You won't be disappointed. Every dish we tried was excellent. Some were so unusual. It's been years since I've enjoyed a steak tartare entree and theirs was fabulous. We enjoyed this restaurant... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We almost did not eat at this restaurant. But as we decided not to drive anywhere and it was located near our B&B and an easy walk we gave it a try. It was really very good. I had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy and husband had the sliders - both dishes very tasty. The service was... More

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Charleston, SC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dinner on July 4. Exterior unremarkable but interior understated and elegant, music subtle and relaxing. Service (Diane) perfect - attentive but not constant. For those who do not want a full entree, the 'Tapas' options are excellent. One of the better dining experiences in recent years and we will be back.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited Beaufort recently and were tired from our drive and wanted something close to our B and B The Rhett House. They recommended Breakwater for casual relaxed dining that evening. Our server was very nice but a little overwhelmed. That said our food was great and she was very helpful other than taxed by more than she could handle.... More

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