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Panini's on the Waterfront

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926 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5568 (Charles St.)
+1 843-379-0300
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jay Bird was one of the best servers we've ever had. Food and service were excellent. We will be returning. Thank you!

Thank mloper1950
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and was not disappointed! Panini's has a great vibe with cool interior (older building with high ceilings and cool architectural elements) and a great outside patio that should be taken advantage of when the weather is right! Son got the Rustica pizza and it was outstanding. Generous toppings and the small was plenty for... More 

1 Thank Reed G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to spend the evening. The surroundings were great, being in the old bank building and the Jazz playing in the background set the stage for a relaxing dinner. The she crab soup was delicious along with our brick oven fire pizza. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. The basil martini topped off the evening.

1 Thank CKS2travel
Merrick, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great view of the water friendly service the salad had a nice mix of greens and was very fresh and tasty

Thank janet p
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with the mediocre ratings for this restaurant, I thought the location might make a difference to our dining experience. And it does...Stunning location on Bay Street! You can walk right off their outdoor dining patio to stroll the boardwalk. That might be the only reason to eat here; eat on the outdoor patio and enjoy the view. While their... More 

Thank carolyn2003
Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sort of stumbled onto this place. We had firstly been next door at Hemingway's and left because of bad service and tried the outdoor deck next door at Panini's... Clean, good service, OK food. Angela had the shrimp Panini and I had the She Crab Soup (TERRIBLY SALTY)...Angela had iced tea (asked for unsweetened, got sweetened)... I had a... More 

Thank gardner34285
Cave in Rock, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place recommended by Kayak rental folks for lunch. We tried it. The food was just not very good and the service poor and very dirty, including a waitress who wore a filthy apron. Not very friendly and although there were many empty tables inside and outside, we were pushed to eat outside where it was hot, humid, and then... More 

Thank 23robynwilliams
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is in a building that was a bank in the early 20th century and is right on the waterfront. Sit on the patio is it's not too hot outside. Mainly Italian dishes but they use local seafood and produce.

Thank Kathy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drink with a wonderful view! Carne pizza was out of this world, as well as the Raspberry Lemon Sangria. Will definitely be back!!!

Thank sshinn26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this restaurant two years ago and just had to go back! The service was very attentive and friendly and we got the joy of sitting on their back patio; the weather was beautiful and we had a great view of the waterfront. The food is absolutely amazing and extremely unique. I highly recommend their mac... More 

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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
$8 - $21
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 926 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5568
    (Charles St.)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-379-0300
Located in the historic Beaufort bank building. Panini's is a delightful blend of old world Italian charm and new world cuisine. We adapt our menu seasonally to feature only the freshest local ingredients. Unique and crispy Stone-Baked Pizza, Panini sandwiches, Hoagies, Large Salads for lunch. Dinner features fresh local Seafood, inventive Pastas, and hand cut Steaks prepared with a Mediterranean flare. Gluten Free Menu including pizza crust and pasta. Enjoy your dinner with a selection from our extensive wine list, including a Reserve list of select vintages. Outside patio dining and bar on the Chambers Waterfront Park overlooking the Beaufort River. Full bar inside and on the waterfront.

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