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

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  • 94
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  • 51
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  • 21
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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
Solo dinner

Great meal, tuna cooked perfectly. Sides were great and service was good. Definitely will be back. Have been avoiding for 5 years, they are better

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Rambler17
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Manassas, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Pros, can seat a large group and will seat you while waiting for the rest of your party to arrive; food arrived in a timely manner; within walking distance of many vacation homes; and the dishes are hit and miss. Cons, the timing of the food was all wrong, salad was taken away before finishing because main course was brought... More 

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Liberty, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a party of twelve and like all the restaurants on the island they do not take reservations, but we only waited 15 mins and we were in and seated. Really good food for the $$. Service was excellent!

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Restaurant was very busy but were able to handle getting people through without making anyone feel rushed. Good fresh seafood and they grow their own vegetables.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family and I vacation in Edisto Beach every year, this year was our 5th. We didn't have the best experience last year and were iffy about giving it another shot. We had to wait roughly 25 minutes for a table, but, it was well worth the wait. The hostess wasn't the friendliest, but, the experience we had from the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great meal, tuna cooked perfectly. Sides were great and service was good. Definitely will be back. Have been avoiding for 5 years, they are better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

The wait wasn't long at all during any portion of our experience, noting that we came on a Monday afternoon and the restaurant was very full. We were seated and fed very quickly. The shrimp and scallops we received were yummy, my rice was cold but we enjoyed our meal as a whole. Monday is also free pie day! We... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went here for dinner while staying on Edisto Beach. It is a typical beach place, very open with beach themed décor, it was a little on the loud side. I ordered the shrimp boil, and my friend ordered the pecan crusted flounder. Both dishes had excellent flavor and were well prepared. The prices are a little on the high... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

VERY overpriced for the quality of food. The acoustics are poor. You almost have to yell when you are having a conversation. The wait staff was pleasant but the atmosphere inside is super casual (I do realize it's the beach but...) so it is difficult to reconcile the food prices with the atmosphere, in my opinion. I ordered the pecan... More 

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

Hello Maria V., We are sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant experience while dining at our restaurant. We apologize that the noise level shed a negative light on your visit with us. We strive to provide all customers with high quality meals made with the freshest, tastiest ingredients so we apologize if we did not meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Service was very fast and courteous. The food was incredible! Steak, shrimp, flounder, crab legs, desserts ...everything was very good.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Expectations are not always a bad thing. If you are looking for a no-frills seafood eatery on the island of Edisto, this is your place. It won't necessarily "wow" you, but it will deliver as a good place to eat out and get your seafood fix while staying on the island.

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

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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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