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Common Ground

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102 W Street Ext, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I make a regular trip into town for their gelato! And when our family comes, we are sure to take them there for coffee and gelato which they always agree is amazing! Reasonably priced for high-quality items that you can enjoy indoors or outside on the patio overlooking the harbor.

Thank kann8485
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from San Francisco and take out coffee a little too seriously. The coffee here was very good. They have a bunch of home made pastries to eat. It is right in the water so the views are wonderful, and it is in the middle of the cute old downtown. Great stop.

Enumclaw, Washington
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee shop with pastries, gelato, and other goodies. Definitely the best lattes in town.....much much better than Starbucks on the main drag! Nice atmosphere with tables and chairs as well as couches and books to browse. Tables are located outside with views of the bay for use during nice weather. Highly recommend if you are a coffee aficionado!

Thank Enumclaw1991
Beaufort, South Carolina
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Common Grounds is a popular restaurant in town. For me it has 2 especially great attributes - it's location near the waterfront in Beaufort and the amazing Italian gelato. My husband goes there for coffee but I just can't pass the display case with all the gelato selections. We love to get a bowl of of our favorite flavors then... More 

Thank Karen M
Creedmoor, NC
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trust me...if you go here one time....you'll go every day! The charm, location, view from the front porch and the remarkable choices of things to eat and/or drink...will make your head spin! We went three times during our 4-day vacation in Beaufort, SC, and we can both tell you, the gelatos are amazing, as are the coffees. There are hundreds... More 

Thank DeltaLady1946
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We went in for the Gelato but ended up having a Chocolate Muffin and Mascarpone Cake with coffee. They were made on site (so they said) and were great! The shop is conveniently located on the Waterfront with a great view and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. Like most coffee shops these days, it has soft seating if you want... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee hands down. Love the atmosphere! Very friendly staff. The quiche kicks keister!! The mocha is consistently awesome! Enuff said, just go there!

Thank The Phillips F
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stopped by for gelato and coffee/tea. Lots of tasty treats offered from muffins, to cookies, pies, cakes and more.

Thank scsunlover
Irmo, South Carolina
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is my favorite place to come to when I'm on Bay st. The coffee is good, but the gelato is the real reason I come here. In my home town, there isn't any gelato places, so when I moved here, I had to try it. I've been hooked ever since! I've tried almost every flavor and it's so good!

Thank MandyBellamy
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A must experience while in Beaufort. If you love ice cream, you will be in heaven with Common's gelato (yes, there is a difference!). With many flavors to choose from you will want a large cone!

Thank RMGTravel

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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
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 W Street Ext, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 18435242326

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