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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
+1 843-379-0052
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice dinner out with friends. Server was really pleasant and the food was excellent. We had to eat later than planned due to prom night patrons but service was still efficient and timely. However, I had to make a second choice for...More

Thank Ramona K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner with friends for first time and was impressed with decor, service and food. Though it is not inexpensive, the quality and imaginative preparation is worth it. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank jim k
Reviewed March 15, 2018

To be honest I walked in, sat down, read the prices and politely walked out. My belief is dining should be reasonable not absurd. At a certain point, it’s only food. Prices were sky high and all a la carte. Again I can’t report on...More

2  Thank savannahdc
BreakwaterOwner, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you for your review, however i have to wonder if you were actually at breakwater. Our menu has so many reasonably priced items on it and our most expense items are our steaks and none of our menu items are ala carte as you...More

Reviewed February 27, 2018

Very creative menu choices; food and specialty cocktails were fantastic. Our table was in the front room and my only complaint was the loud noise level. The rear room had a higher ceiling and might be a bit quieter.

Thank nkdiner
Reviewed February 26, 2018

I've been trying to figure out when this restaurant is open. Finally, I found myself at Breakwater during restaurant week. It was packed and so I found a small table in the rather large bar area. The menu sounded excellent, but service was extremely slow...More

Thank T J
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Very nice in town restaurant - one of the best fish dinners I've ever had. Nice short wine list. Very enjoyable warm atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank LouMonika
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant in Beaufort. Price, service and of course food all come together for a wonderful dining experience. Small plates are available and moderately priced. We come here at least once a month and always talk about it for several days.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed January 31, 2018

For the second time, we attended a birthday celebration at Breakwater. The party of 14 ordered a variety of dishes and all were great. From the swordfish special to the scallops and risotto small plate, everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitress Lisa was amazing, keeping...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Love, love, love this local downtown Beaufort restaurant! The small plates are scrumptious and the Restaurant Week menu this month was excellent! Great bar area for casual meet ups and lovely main dining room for special evenings. The service is great. A must visit if...More

Thank PrincessCT
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited Breakwater during Beaufort’s restaurant week. They featured three courses for $30. The portions were somewhat small, but the food ,was very good. The grilled romaine salad and composed salad were both very good. The mussels appetizer also won praise. Three of us had...More

Thank Fletch1946
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October 21, 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
No we are closed on Thanksgiving. Thank you for checking though. Have a great evening.
Bryan R
May 18, 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
yes you can order carry out at Breakwater.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
    (Port Republic)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-379-0052
  • E-mail
Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the past, present, and future all at once. Younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern 'Old School' deep-fried fare while acknowledging culinary influences from the world beyond. The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and warm Southern hospitality is a signature of the restaurant. Now Open and Accepting Reservations!
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