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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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Savannah, GA
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Breakwater Restaurant in Beaufort is a lovely place to dine. This was our very first visit and we had heard it was a good place to go. The staff was attentive and courteous and knowledgeable of the menu. The restaurant deserves its rave reviews for good food and it's excellent service. Everything we ordered from the menu was delicious.... More 

Thank Savannahgranny
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a birthday celebration and was impressed with the atmosphere. With this said, the food was good, but not as good as I was expecting it to taste (maybe too busy that night). Also, the dishes were a little pricey. All in all, I would be willing to give Breakwater a second chance.

Thank Ashton C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met at the gathering table and decided to have our meal there. Wonderful service and we really enjoyed the food.

Thank Larry A
Cashiers, North Carolina
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All four dinners were excellent but a little pricey especially the wine. Nice ambiance but unfortunately we had a noisy table close. Convenient downtown location with parking.

Thank Steve C
Bluffton, South Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

One of the better restaurants in Beaufort, with a wide choose of small plates. Our dine-out group when there for dinner. Everyone had something different my favorite was the Southern Fried Chicken prepared with white gravy, you can also have it with a Nashville style hot sauce. The service was first rate. Everyone choose the Chocolate Pot de Cream to... More 

Thank SunCityBill
Bluffton, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have been big fans of Breakwater but they let us down big time for restaurant week this past Saturday. we made reservations for 4 on Open Table and then they call a few days later to confirm. Hello....I booked online so I didnt have to talk to you!! then the place is virtually empty so they put us in... More 

Thank Reggie G
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My husband and I were not at all sure what to expect when we entered Breakwater on our one day visit to Beaufort. The restaurant is quite simply decorated. We were seated at a little table by the window overlooking the entrance, which turned out to be really nice and surprisingly private little window "nook." The wine list is extensive... More 

Thank Barbara E
Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

TripAdvisor bugged me to rate this restaurant in my e-mail and while my review is a bit dated since I ate there last year, I am more than willing to share my thoughts. My husband and I ate there for our anniversary last November (2015). We had not eaten there before and figured we would try it out as we... More 

Thank nmbogdan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Scrumptious bar and restaurant. This is a restaurant for special occasions or you can sit in their bar for some terrific apps and drinks. They have daily specials you can enjoy in the bar as well. High top tables and regular height tables as well as the actual bar are available if you're not enjoying the restaurant. Menu items and... More 

Thank 750tammyn
Bluffton, South Carolina
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit was satisfying. We liked the option of small plates, the lamb chops were outstanding. Wine was overpriced but that seems standard in the Low Country. Also the noise level made talking difficult .

Thank Eagleeye1959

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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
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: 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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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?