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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523 (Port Republic)
+1 843-379-0052
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is always excellent at Breakwater, the atmosphere terrific, and the service generally really good. Last night they got slammed with restaurant week. We waited too long to get drinks and place our dinner orders. . Finally, I walked up to the bar, mentioned that to Jen, who was busy with her own job, being a fabulous bartender and... More 

Thank sistahsays
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit was very disappointing. The restaurant is exceptionally loud, the food inconsistent, and there is little or no attention to detail. Until somebody buys the restaurant it's off my list

Thank Harry H
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The grits with short ribs is excellent! I love the idea that the menu has a small plate option for their entrees.

Thank Aworld2explor
North Carolina
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived for our reservation at Breakwater we looked at the dining room but thought that we would prefer to eat at a table in the bar area. This seems to be a place that is frequented by locals as well as visitors as so many people in the bar seemed to know each other. The bar is large... More 

Thank kathync1
Beaufort, South Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakwater is a upscale restaurant with prices to match. BUT...it is worth the visit! Very friendly and informed staff. Excellent wine selection, high quality locally grown produce and fresh local seafood and meats. The shrimp and grits is a favorite as is the sirloin strip prepared as you wish. Great chefs! One of our top favorites in downtown Beaufort. Be... More 

Thank Greg C
North Carolina
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239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the night in Beaufort, during island travels, and asked around for a good place for dinner. Breakwater was recommend and my mother & i were very pleased. The atmosphere is nice and oh my gosh was my lamb meatloaf wonderful. This restaurant is located right down town with easy parking on the street. The brownie chocolate cake was a... More 

Thank flipflop48
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Monday night for an excellent dinner! We started with an appetizer of fried shrimp, and then my husband's dinner was the grilled endive salad with the short rib entree. Dinner for me featured the wild mushroom gnudi. Both of us had the Brandy Alexander for a liquid dessert! Our server was wonderful, so we stopped in again Tuesday... More 

Thank MrsRfromIL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing that could have made this restaurant better was a view of the water! Even though for some reason they did not have our reservation, from the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted and made to feel special and welcome and were accommodated quickly. It's a beautiful restaurant with an imaginative menu and excellent beverage selections. The... More 

Thank JSMarie73
Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I visit Breakwater a few times a year. I am not a 'regular'. Every time I return Amber and Jen welcome me by using my name. I observed them acknowledging most of the patrons the same way and even knowing their drink preference. These ladies are amazing! Amber is an amazing mixologist. If you would like to try a drink... More 

Thank Vixster1619
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The Lamb meatloaf was fantastic. Our group started at the bar, and even though we had reservations, ended up enjoying our meal in the bar area rather than the dining area. Staff was attentive, meal was superb. Also, just steps away from our hotel, so incredibly convenient.

Thank Anna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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Beaufort, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?