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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523 (Port Republic)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to celebrate my step fathers 90th birthday and were in for a treat. Not only was the quality of the in line with some of the best in London (our home) but the quantity was perfect, as it was not too much. Just when you think that it could not any better, the waitress (Michelle) was a complete... More 

Thank keith s
Beaufort, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was a bit pricey and service was pretty slow. Overall the food was good but not exceptional. A lot of noise

Thank John H
Naples, Florida
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal and outstanding service Diane. Thank you. I had the fried chicken and butter lettuce salad...I know, sounds rather simple but it wasn't tender, juicy and something interesting was added to the batter. Pepper maybe? My wife had the scallops and risotto...terrific. Look forward to a return visit.

1 Thank Vaq28
Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a party of 15 on a Saturday evening in August. We arrived a bit early and our table wasn't ready so we decided to sit in the bar and enjoyed a cocktail. The atmosphere was nice - festive but not too loud. In short order our tables were ready (one seated 10 and the other 5) and... More 

Thank Sallie V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakwater's reputation for amazing local cuisine and fantastic service is well-deserved. Everything is sourced as locally as possible and the wine selection rivals the best Charleston has to offer. Fantastic bar & lounge with a staff to match.

Thank Mark S
Long Beach, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakwater is one of three top level restaurants in Beaufort (the other two being Griffin Market and Saltus). The menu offerings range from small plates (Pork Belly, Waygu Sliders, Gnudi, etc.) to mains (Pork Shoulder, Steak, Fish, etc.). The atmosphere is lively, service is very good, and the food/presentation is solid. Reservations are a must, unless you want to "hang"... More 

Thank RoyboyIII
Charleston, SC
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Breakwater during a weekend stay in Beaufort. Table was ready when we arrived. Service was great food even better and the wine off the chart. Can't wait to go back.

Thank SCD200
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mussels, frisée salad, fried chicken small plate...all tasty, the correct temperature and serving amount. It's good for a night out after a day of sightseeing in the heat. Cool, relaxing, quieter than other retardants in the area. Service was well paced.

Thank Cornelia Z
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the private room table for a party of twelve...everyone loved their food and service...plus very reasonable prices...great atmosphere...are real find in this little town!

Thank Hayes T
Beaufort, South Carolina
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187 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Except we didn't have tacos! They sounded good (shrimp) but we went with something else. Jenn served us. She's the best and we love her. But just FYI all the servers we have had are great and they will take good care of you. We had a chardonnay and a Manhattan to start and then my husband had a glass... More 

1 Thank Edie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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: 18433790052
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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the villages,fl
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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?