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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902 (Port Republic)
843-379-0052
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Real Jewel!

We stopped in for dinner while traveling through Beaufort after gathering references from TripAdvisor. Once again, we were not disappointed! The atmosphere, food and service all melded splendidly together and made for a wonderful dining experience. We both had delightful seafood dishes and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Deanna G
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for dinner while traveling through Beaufort after gathering references from TripAdvisor. Once again, we were not disappointed! The atmosphere, food and service all melded splendidly together and made for a wonderful dining experience. We both had delightful seafood dishes and were extremely pleased with our choices.

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I took my wife out to dinner to get her away from cooking for the family on vacation for one night...This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint ...Great service with a classy atmosphere..we ordered the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer..Yum to die for !Then we ordered pan seared scallops and blackened Maha..Awesome..a must stop for all who... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nothing but positives regarding our dinner. Lisa, our server, pointed us in the right direction, and the chef delivered. Great dinner a short walk from the Rhett house made for a great evening. Recommend! Try the peanut butter porter beer fans!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Make certain this restaurant is one of your stops. Great food, spirits and service. Note - this place is not opened on Sundays.

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

One of the top two restaurants on the coast. Never had an issues with service and food. Always great. The restaurant we gather for our special outings with all the neighbors. We go at least once a month.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and daughter and I ate here on a Tuesday night. The food was delicious, especially the desserts. I still crave the Pecan tart; like a mini Baklava. We go often to the bar side after hours for drinks. Gorgeous remodel and great staff.

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VA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tempt your palate and your eyes with the fine dinners that are being served. Not a morsel was left on our plates.

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Greater Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We dined here as Early Birds with our neighborhood dining out group. Early Bird dining is not currently available., but because of a mix up with the booking they most graciously agreed to honor the original booking. The exterior says nothing of what we experienced once inside. The building is spacious with plenty of room around the tables so we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The best meal of our stay in Beaufort. Everything was top-notch: Professional wait staff, delicious cocktails, a great wine list, lovely atmosphere and fabulous food.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Never disappointed in quality of service or innovative and delicious food. Convenient location in historic district.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902
    (Port Republic)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-379-0052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?