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Breakwater Resturant and Bar

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802 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601 (O'Neal Street)
864-271-0046
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We Drew a Break

After being "snobbed out" at another restaurant down the street, we were warmly welcomed at a very busy Breakwater where we all shared a great meal featuring the Chacuterie plate, Fried Shrimp and Beef Medallions. Other than the fact that its sound attenuation seems to be lacking, we enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Dlopes
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After being "snobbed out" at another restaurant down the street, we were warmly welcomed at a very busy Breakwater where we all shared a great meal featuring the Chacuterie plate, Fried Shrimp and Beef Medallions. Other than the fact that its sound attenuation seems to be lacking, we enjoyed ourselves very much and literally drew a break just when we... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Having never been to Breakwater before, we decided to give it a try during Restaurant Week. John, our server, was very friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

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Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was our second visit - our first was shortly after opening but we had not been back. Had a nice meal with family from out of town. Everything we ordered - Shrimp&Grits, Swordfish, Lamb Meatloaf, Short Ribs, also sliders for young child - was fantastic! Good drinks, excellent service from John! We will definitely be back.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I eat at Breakwater in Beaufort, SC frequently and, since I had a business meeting in Greenville, I decided to give their restaurant there a try. It was just great. The food was splendid and the service was better. John, our waiter, was the best. Top quality anywhere in the world. I had four clients with me and they all... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I ate at breakwater for dinner and it was very good. I ordered the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and haricots verts and was not disappointed. It was, without a doubt, the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. Others in my party had salmon and short ribs, both of which were incredible too. I highly recommend eating at breakwater.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very pleasant if slightly pricey meal at Breakwater a week ago. A busy bar was sound-proofed enough so that the noise didn't spill over to the restaurant, where the service was excellent and the food nicely prepared and beautifully presented. We shared a hummus appetizer--who knew that crushed lima beans could taste so good--and each had an appetizer as an... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We eat out fairly often in downtown Greenville. There are many great restaurants to choose from and Breakwater is at the top of the list. The bar has alot of interesting concoctions and is usually bustling. The diningroom has a contemporary feel and is comfortable. Now comes the best part-the food! The menu has a well rounded selection of appetizers... More 

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Resturant and Bar, responded to this review

Marybeth 128, wow thank you for that great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your evening with us at Breakwater. We are working very hard to provide great food and service and it sounds like we moving in the right direction. Thank you for your continued support of Breakwater!! Regards, Donna Lang, owner More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I eat out often in downtown Greenville since we live right around the corner, and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Yesterday evening we actually celebrated our anniversary there, and both Stacey, the manager, and Christina, our server, helped make it a perfect night out. Breakwater has a great drink menu, and we were able to... More 

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Resturant and Bar, responded to this review

JenniferD, Thank you for that great review. We love being in the West End and have a great local bar crowd, so thank you for your continued support. Our staff works hard to provide a wonderful dining experience and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your anniversary evening with us. We appreciate your business, Regards, Donna Lang, Owner More 

Greenville, SC
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have lived in Greenville for 10 years now and eat out in nice places downtown for business and pleasure about 2-4 times per week. It has become rare that I do not visit Breakwater at least once if not twice a week. Two things. First, they have a very happening bar which is a total "meat/meet-market a lot of... More 

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DRLTraveler, Owner at Breakwater Resturant and Bar, responded to this review

Aiko492, Thank you for your review of Breakwater. Our bar is very busy and has great energy, I'm glad you enjoy it enough to include us in your weekly evenings out. We agree the noise level is a little over the top and are working hard to find a solution. We are hoping to have acoustical absorption tiles in place... More 

South Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Breakwater is lively. Great drink menu and menu. I always have appetizers and small plates here because they are so good. Make sur you have the butter bean humus and fried Glenn tomatoes. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
    (O'Neal Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: 864-271-0046

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?