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The Waterfront Restaurant

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136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by for dinner during the week. Not too busy this time of year. The flounder was great and can't beat the hush puppies. Wonderful musician singing too!

Thank Kathy W
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfriendly and not good...it was open and that is the only positive thing I can think of to say.....also way overpriced for the quality of food

Thank Jennifer R
Blythewood, South Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I paid extra for the special almond crusted flounder and it was horrible...thick hard crust smothered in poor quality peach jam...no finesse and no taste. My wife had the plain half flounder and it was bland, overcooked as were sides...just an overall let down. Worst meal in a long while.

Thank dla455
Scot F, Owner at The Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We are shocked to learn about your negative experience at The Waterfront Restaurant. All of our dishes are prepared with the freshest and tastiest ingredient by our talented chefs in the kitchen. We apologize that the flounder did not meet up to par with your expectations and can assure you that we will be addressing your feedback with our... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

... near the beach. All you eat restaurants tend to be more about quantity than quality, but everything on the buffet was tasty. We went around noon, and opted for the lunch side of the line only. You could pick either the breakfast side or the lunch side, or both combined at a discount. But the four of us just... More 

Thank David S
northeast georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have always had good service, excellent food and very friendly waiters/waitresses. Price is reasonable.

Thank sonshinesherrie
South Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Not the fanciest restaurant ...and I have to admit I never been to and all you can eat. The waiter was tootaly busy but on the ball...My wife and I ended up having about 6 plates and they were easy to eat matter of facted our waiter brought us two more plates at the end with plenty of butter...So in... More 

Thank 100percentitalian
Liverpool, New York
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Monday was all you can eat of their low country boil so since my husband wanted seafood we came here. The staff was friendly--our waitress and I talked about our names being the same even down to the spelling. His boil was delicious he said and since it was all you could eat---he had two servings. I had grilled chicken.... More 

Thank kpurvis87
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Our party of three ate there and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Good, tender broiled scallops, and great lump crabmeat crab cakes.

Thank parrothdjim
Santee, South Carolina
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This place is not a budget buster. We had large portions at a very good price. Service was quick and attentive. We were in and out in about an hour. The live entertainment consisted of a young man and his guitar. We will definitely return!!

Thank sdkennerly
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We spent a week at Edisto and sampled several restaurants there. My wife and I ordered the fried shrimp. The fryer grease was apparently old and everything including the french fries tasted of the oil instead of the food.

Thank Doug S
Scot F, Owner at The Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Doug, We regret to learn that we had let you down during your visit with us. We always want our customers to be 100 percent satisfied while dining with us, and we apologize for providing you with an experience that was not up to our usual standards. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us; we ask that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: 18438691400

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Summerville, South Carolina
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Summerville, 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?