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822 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5566
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Q on Bay had very good barbecue, friendly service, and a fun atmosphere. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the bay view. Loved their sweet tea and chili fries!

Thank bmacunc93
Bluffton, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch yesterday (Saturday) and found restaurant to be quite busy. Food ordered was average and service was slower than what I had experienced 1-2 times prior (more than 6 months ago). Based on this visit and others, would suggest sticking with BBQ menu as we varied from this yesterday and found food not as good. View is always... More 

Thank 1970GRAD
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We couldn't find The Bull Tavern, so we wandered into the Q. Had the smoked and fried chicken thigh special, BBQ pork sandwich & fries. Good cole slaw...have to order it as a side to the pork BBQ sandwich ...must be a South Carolina thing.

Thank Farkle56
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Actually better than good. We have visited Beaufort in the past but this time brought our favorite relatives from Indiana. We chose 'Q' because of the diverse menu. Every item we ordered was not only deliciously different but creative. I especially loved the fried mozzarella with smoky marinara. We want to go back soon.

Thank jkrumviede
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so happy to find this one stop kind of place with great food and a great bar with 32 microbrews on tap! Everyone is very friendly and there is a big outdoor covered patio to sit on as well as tons of inside seating to escape the heat if needed!

Thank Courtney J
Lutz, Florida
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try Q on Bay for dinner while vacationing in Beaufort. We shared the Brunswick Stew as an appetizer. It was delicious. For our entrees, we order shredded pork, shredded chicken, low country rice, collard greens and mac & cheese, The meats were good, the rice was quite tasty, and the mac & cheese was delicious. We would... More 

Thank LokiTheRascal
Richmond, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Food, friendly staff and very quick with our meals. Prime location on the waterfront. Offers alot of options, seafood and American for those picky eaters. Grilled shrimp and Pulled Pork was delicious. The hash and rice is a great side plate. Would definitely return.

Thank kwah30
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The brisket was among the best we ever had. They smoke it right in the kitchen. The pulled pork was also wonderful. Everything on both plates, including the sides, was excellent.

Thank mmpoole64
Buttonwillow, California
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat a lot of Bbq and am pretty critical of right amount of smoke, moistness and tenderness. This is the best I ever had, bar none. Ordered the "Barnyard ", ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket along with some green beans, collard greens and French fries. Hard to say which was best, but they were all winners. Do not... More 

Thank travellingcowboy
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the combo plate and was disappointed with the food. The brisket was very fatty and served dry. Even with barbecue sauce, it was unsatisfactory. On the other hand, it's in a nice location with a view of the water in the outdoor seating area.

Thank Roy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5566
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-524-7771
Phone: 843-525-7771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?