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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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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Waterfront

This is our favorite restaurant on Edisto Island. The grits are excellent and the oysters were the best on the island according to my wife. I loved a smothered chicken entree.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Douglas P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant on Edisto Island. The grits are excellent and the oysters were the best on the island according to my wife. I loved a smothered chicken entree.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went last night with friends --- three of us ordered the blue cheese burger --- wow! Big, tasty, flavorful, and served on a sourdough bun. We all said we would order it again!

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Lexington, Ohio
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

They offer "all you can eat" specials just about every night --- we did wing night, and were glad we did! Big, meaty, perfectly done wings... we liked the mild buffalo better than the Teri yaki, just personal preference. We could only handle two orders... just can't scarf down food like we used to!

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The Villages, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We ate there tonight in a group of eight. Even though it's the off-season in Edisto, we got very good service and a terrific meal. The seafood eaten by our group was great, as we expected, but the chicken Parmesan was terrific, wonderful marinara sauce.

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Charleston, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have started going to the Waterfront Restaurant on Sundays as they offer both a breakfast and lunch buffet running at the same time. We enjoy the variety of food and all of it has been good and up to our standards. The servers could be a little faster, but they are busy as the place is always packed when... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband, brother and I had dinner at the Waterfront on January 24, 2015. All you could eat local shrimp, oysters. Delicious! Our server was delightful and right on top of everything. Young man playing the guitar at the bar was excellent. Spoke with the owner on the way out, very accommodating. Will be back in eight weeks! Can't wait.... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I visited on all you can eat crab legs night. I had the crab and he had surf and turf. I was disappointed in the crab which was over cooked. For the price I expected better. The service was good but dinner could have been better.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A bit of an empty room that needs some new vinyl on the booth seats! Was told the oysters were good, but it was such a downer to go in the restaurant that we left!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food was good and priced right. The problem was the server grabbed my shoulder and thought it was ok. I asked her to stop and she insisted and grabbed it again. The third time she grabbed my shoulder, I got indigent with her and told her to stop it!! She pretty much ignored our table till time to present... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Good seafood, good regional sides. The restaurant isn't actually on the waterfront, and the ambience is standard seafood restaurant. But we enjoyed our well-prepared fish and tasty regional sides of cheese grits and coleslaw, and would go again.

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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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