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136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
843-869-1400
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Decent food

Six of us ate dinner here while vacationing at Edisto. Was surprised when we arrived and got right in, though we waited to a bit later than normal, it was far from late though (7:45 PM). Seated right away, friendly waitress got our drink orders, returned with them and answered questions regarding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Batavia, Ohio
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had the she crab soup. We are always looking for good she crab. This was not the best we have had, but it was good. Just did not have much crab in it.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Six of us ate dinner here while vacationing at Edisto. Was surprised when we arrived and got right in, though we waited to a bit later than normal, it was far from late though (7:45 PM). Seated right away, friendly waitress got our drink orders, returned with them and answered questions regarding specials, then gave us time to review the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We can't check in until 4 pm, so our first stop is here to get fried green tomatoes. They have one of the best sauces we've ever tasted!

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Navarre, Fl
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There was not many places to choose from as we where staying at a near by resort, so this place was O.K. The employees were friendly and the food was good but nothing spectacular...especially for the price.

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

Hello OverjoyedK, It is wonderful to hear that we were able to offer you good food as well as the friendly service we have trained all staff members to provide. As we only use the freshest, most high quality ingredients in our dishes, we do feel that we are accurately priced. We realize that our customers only deserve the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nothing overwhelming here. Good people serving good food. A bit slow but they appeared understaffed (your on island time though). Have gone back for 3 yrs straight.

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Exeter, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband ordered the Buffet for lunch - not very large- was JUST O.K. Nothing to write home about. I Ordered the scallops and they were very good. Not a fancy place. Prices very reasonable. Good for family. Small Attached gift shop

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

Hello Buddy1945, We are thrilled to hear that there were multiple high notes to your experience such as the scallops and our reasonable prices! We do apologize, however, that the buffet did not overly impress you. As with all of our dishes, the options offered within the buffet are made in house to order using only the freshest ingredients we... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a dinner out at Waterfront. My sister had a single crab cake apetizer, my wife had broiled flounder, I had a fried flounder sandwich with fries. My flounder sandwich was quite good. It was a simple frozen flounder fillet fried very well on a bun, quite simple and good. It goes down from here. The crabcake was an... More 

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

Hello Frank F, We apologize that your recent experience was not a more positive one. Please know that all dishes are made in house to order using only the freshest, tastiest ingredients we can acquire. That being said we are surprised to hear that you did not enjoy the crab cake as well the broiled flounder as we have not... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Saturday Morning Breakfast Buffet is fantastic. There are not a tremendous amount of breafast places in Edisto. If you are looking for a good breakfast without the ridiculous wait, then give them a try.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's summer.... So there was a wait. No biggie- they have a bar and a gift shop for the kids to look around in.... The staff was kinda frazzled.... And on Mondays you get free pie with an adult meal... I had the seafood platter (flowers platter)... It's a lot of food... Good... But a lot. We all had seafood... More 

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Easley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great seafood, I had the combination with fried flounder, grilled shrimp, and crab cake, my wife had the marinated mahi-mahi. wonderful flavor, i did sneak a bite of the mahi and wished I had some more of that. The grilled shrimp and flounder were fabulous I was not as impressed with the crab cake. I do like mine cooked a... More 

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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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