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136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
843-869-1400
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always good food

did Sunday Brunch and weeknight dinner. Food always very good and prices are reasonable for seafood. Highly Recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
DLK0715
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were seeing mixed reviews of Waterfont and held off til our final night. Beautiful view of the waterfront (thru glass on a chilly night). The menu is a bit short (5 entrees I believe), but the special that night was trigger fish (had never heard of it) with an orange marmalade sauce, served o a bed of arugula and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

did Sunday Brunch and weeknight dinner. Food always very good and prices are reasonable for seafood. Highly Recommend

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our family really enjoys the food at the Waterfront. We eat here every year when we are on vacation. It is one of the better seafood restaurants on the island. Very friendly and attentive service and the food is excellent.

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144 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We enjoyed The Waterfront for dinner one night during our Edisto stay. All seafood entrees were ocean fresh, although the mahi was a little bland. It's casual, a little noisy, but you won't leave hungry. Desserts are worth it!

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Amherst, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This place was very over priced for very unexceptional food. There are sadly not many places to eat in Edisto, and this one was definitely not worth the $70 tab. I ordered crab stuffed salmon, green beans and a baked potato. The salmon was over cooked, and the green beans tasted like they had been grown in and plucked from... More 

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Scot F, Owner at The Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Stinabunny, We hate to hear that you were unhappy after your dining experience with us. All of our ingredients used are fresh and all of our dishes are made to order. Our drinks are supposed to be fresh and pour to perfection each time as well. Please make sure if you are ever unhappy with anything that you order... More 

South Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband likes this place because it's consistent: good seafood, decent prices, nice service. Some places on the island are far more quaint as far as the beach vibe goes but very pricey. You can get a good meal here and even non-seafood dishes, like the Sunday buffet with southern style meals and not break the bank. We both had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went to Edisto this past weekend and tried out all the restaurants on the island. This meal was one of our favorites because of the AYCE Steamed Oysters and Key Lime Pie!!! We also tried the Crab topped grouper. It was good but not the best I've had. They have different AYCE specials each night. And the Key Lime Pie... More 

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Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Atmosphere was like any touristy seafood restaurant, but the food was very good. Our waiter Daniel was very outgoing and informative.

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Waterfront has a great Sunday brunch. They normally have a breakfast bar as well as a lunch buffet. You can also order from the menu. Their fried chicken is always good and their soup (normally clam chowder) is good. Bradley does a great job as a server so select one of her tables if available.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had a wonderful time a the bar. Bradley made one of her famous margarita concoctions that was loved by all. The guitarist was also a nice addition... chimed in with several of his songs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: 843-869-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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