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Q on Bay

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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Q on the Bay is good. Prices are right and service is always friendly and courteous. Specials are usually pretty good. Plenty of tv's to watch sports. Bar has plenty of craft beer. Sit on the porch and watch the river.

Thank Dennis J
Everglades City, Florida
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here a few times while passing through area. Shrimp n Grits is my choice, every time. Many good, local, craft beers on tap here. Bartenders are always friendly, let you sample beers, recommend menu items, TV station to game you want to watch. (A diner at a table in dining area complained after I requested channel change. I was... More 

1 Thank FD343NY
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely evening looking out over the river from the Q's patio...very friendly service. We ordered a four meat combo plate and it was huge. Tops was the pork and ribs followed by the chicken...the brisket was OK...not my style and lacked any bark/red hue....cooked like a roast beef. Nice BBQ sauce. Everything is made in house...the Amish bread... More 

Thank ColoradoChilidog
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. We had a party of 10 and were helped promptly with two servers. I tried the pulled pork sandwich with slaw, the ribs and the shrimp with grits and all were fabulous. The shrimp and grits were the biggest hit if I had to choose just one. About 35 craft draft beers make this place a hit. View... More 

Thank A330driver
New Creek, West Virginia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not able to sit outside on a lovely evening because of a group function so that was a bummer. Had pulled pork and coleslaw, neither were great, just ok. We may have caught them on an off night, not sure. Service was good and friendly.

Thank Robin R
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They also have an amazing view of the river! We had the smoked chicken buffalo dip and brisket hoagie for an entree. You will not be disappointed!

Thank xenaht2000
Evansville, Indiana
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Q on Bay on a day trip to Beaufort while vacationing in Hilton Head. It had been awhile since we had eaten at Q, but I had remembered it as being good. We were not disappointed! My wife had the Q'Dilla (a Quesadilla) and I had the Q Dip which is sliced brisket on a... More 

Thank wbrack46
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ribs, brisket and chicken were all outstanding. Our group ordered a variety of dishes and shared. the sides(macaroni and cheese, collards) are also excellent. There is a nice view of the river from the back of the restaurant. Service was great and very considerate to the small children in our party.

Thank nysoutherngirl
Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of good food for the money. I'm from the South, and I know my BBQ, I rate this place as excellent.

Thank rodgerahenderson
Evansville, Indiana
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance is typical old style downtown restaurant with a long skinny design with the back being outside facing the park and water. The food on the menu was varied and we had plenty to choose from...but not too many. My salad was large and fresh and good and the dressings are homemade. The brisket my wife had was tasty... More 

Thank remarkabell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?