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Breakwater Restaurant and Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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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!
$15 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
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, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. Service was great and everything we ordered we as terrific. From the calamari, to the filet mignon, to the pecan tart, everything was outstanding! Our waitress Lisa suggestions were spot on, and I highly recommend Breakwater!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since our group of four was there on a night that was not busy, it’s hard to imagine why the service was so bad. The only reason I could give it a “2“ is because the food was fairly good and consistent with the prices....But the service, oh the service, was lacking to say the least. Our server introduced himself as our “bartender and server“ so perhaps they are having difficulty finding competent servers and are using their bartenders. It’s hard to tell, but our experience would suggest that may be the case. The problem was that he took no notes and was unable to remember what orders from a group of four were. This is a decent restaurant, and I find it hard to believe that it would have a server who couldn’t do that, but here we are. First, he completely forgot one person‘s salad. Since he disappeared on a regular basis, we simply let it go. It happens, maybe not so much in a good restaurant, but it does happen. Then, he completely forgot a wine order that we specifically ordered to go with a certain meal. He never remembered. I actually had to get up, go find him at the bar, and remind him. The last time I had to do that was, well… never-mind, I’ve never had to do that. When he did bring the wine, it was the wrong size wine. While we had our entrées, he never once came by to check on us. Not once. That’s certainly par for the course in any decent restaurant. He showed up about 30-45 minutes later after it was clear we were all finished to see if something needed to be boxed up. He never asked us if we wanted dessert or coffee, and just dropped off a check, all lumped together. Time to leave. Why become even more disappointed, right? Of course, our server never bothered to ask if the two couples wanted to split the check in any way. When one member of our party went to find him to ask if he could split it, he split it wrong. There was never an apology. The interesting thing was that he said everything was “always a pleasure“. Unfortunately, it was really never a pleasure. But I’ve got to say, in the end you really can’t blame the server. He either hasn’t been trained well, or the management cannot find competent servers and he - as nice a young man as he may be - is in a position he simply can’t handle. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for you. There are good, well staffed higher-end restaurants in Beaufort. My advice would be to try one of those.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

Great food very satisfied with our selections. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

As a visitor, we had a fantastic meal at Breakwater. We enjoyed cocktails and wine in their super cute outdoor seating area. I had a massive pork chop with mashed sweet potatoes and baby asparagus. The hubby had the salmon with Greek vegetables and he...loved every single bite. We had a great meal and we would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020

We came here for our anniversary dinner. I love the atmosphere for a nice quiet meal. The service and food was over the top. My husband had fried chicken and I had the fresh shrimp and saffron rice. It is a place you want to...come and take a long time to enjoy your meal and soak up the ambiance. I highly recommend this place to couples looking for good food and a quiet atmosphere. How refreshing!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

Came in to Breakwater with my mother for a dinner reservation. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the service we received from our server to the food. I asked for low carb substitutions and the chef made it happen and with absolutely no loss of flavor...at that. We can’t wait to come back for the Shrimp Festival to see what Breakwater has in store.More

Date of visit: August 2020
BreakwaterOwner, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review of your dining experience with us! We are always glad to hear when our guests enjoy their evening from the service to the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed September 9, 2020

enjoyed the lamb meatloaf, the lamb chops, then dinner and spacing of customers, the staff is very helpful in choosing specials

Date of visit: September 2020
BreakwaterOwner, Owner at Breakwater Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with Breakwater and we truly appreciate your support. I am so glad that you enjoyed your meal and the service met your needs. We look forward to seeing you again at Breakwater.

Reviewed August 29, 2020

My husband and I were both impressed by the quality and variety of food. The chicken livers were fried to perfection and served with a savory bourbon sauce. We hesitated to order these but were not disappointed! The chopped salad was equally outstanding. The grit...cake with scallops was so good - scallops cooked perfectly. Also had the filet which did not disappoint because of the fine preparation! Melvin, our server, was very helpful and accommodating. The only downside was the temperature of the restaurant. It seemed to get warmer as the meal progressed. It’s difficult to truly enjoy a meal when the temp makes you so uncomfortable. Kudos for a great meal that was prepared so well but not as enjoyable as it could have been because of lack of ac. Turn down the thermostat please or have it fixed! Otherwise, a five, excellent rating.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Breakwater not only met our expectations, but absolutely exceeded them!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our perfectly made cocktails!! The she crab soup was divine. We also had their perfectly prepared filet mignon and rustic lamb meatloaf!!! Let’s not forget their desserts that rounded out our experience!!...We highly recommend the key lime bar & chocolate mousse.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Food was ok but service was fair. We ate at Saltos the night before which was worse. Maybe it’s the COVID thing going on however we have no intentions to eating at either place in the future.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Linda C
October 18, 2020|
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Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
Hi we are not open for lunch. We are open for dinner only Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays.
Jenny W
August 9, 2019|
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Response from Mart57 | Reviewed this property |
We were a bit too casual but it was early so we stood out a bit BUT we were still ok. Had we gone an hour later, we would have dressed more appropriately.
October 21, 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
No we are closed on Thanksgiving. Thank you for checking though. Have a great evening.
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