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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St., Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902 (Port Republic)
843-379-0052
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 229
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 29
    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
For Foodies in the Lowcountry

Great ambiance, service and food. Very fresh ingredients. Never disappoints. Even have smaller portions for lighter appetites. Outstanding wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
FairyGodmother2000
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South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great ambiance, service and food. Very fresh ingredients. Never disappoints. Even have smaller portions for lighter appetites. Outstanding wine list.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pretty good food, tapas scallops and lamb chops are delicious, however, avoid the heirloom tomato salad-- the heirlooms are almost non-existent.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I decided to try Breakwater for our "date night". The hostess greeted us graciously and showed us to a great booth near the front of the restaurant, so we had a nice view of the outside. Our server seemed to be very distracted, though. He showed up, handed us our menus, then disappeared for a while. When... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Breakwater to eat dinner. The food was good but to fancy and small portions. The prices were so/so. We did go on Taco Tuesday and my buddy got braised pork tacos with Pimento Cheese. He said they were tasty.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Try a nightly special...what ever they are, it will be the best. Service is attentive, timely and very personable. Bar is fun and full of super friendly people.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Bartender was also our server and the Bombay Sapphire dirty martinis were excellent as was the service. Started off with our usual of spiced calamari tapas which was excellent, but seemed a smaller portion than usual. Continued on to the moules et frites and the flat iron steak which was done to perfection and tender. Finished off with chocolate brownie... More 

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Coatesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Also considered fine dining, we found this heads above Saltus, another popular haunt in Beaufort. Wait people were fin and attentive---always helpful. Not as noisy and great for a dinner for two or even families. The food was exquisite!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a nice dinner in the bar area. The service was very good as was the food, though the portions were small. Worth a try.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent Food, I had the catch of the day, Fish, It was prepaired just right, the service was great, atmosphere was great, had a great time...

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fine dining. We had a wonderful experience from the pleasant atmosphere to the wonderful food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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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 to 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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