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“good food but no atmosphere at all”

The Waterfront Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Our foursome enjoyed our dinner. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. The fried green tomatoes were delicious as were the popcorn shrimp. The only real concern was the setting. It looks a lot ike a cafeteria inside. We did not have dirnks and our bill for 2 was $50. The inside needs an update for sure.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Billswife87
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

We went for the all-you-can-eat crablegs, but they were $34. None of our party felt they could eat $34 worth, so we opted for other entrees. I had the shrimp and grits, which was both authentic and flavorful, and a large portion. We also ordered fried green tomatoes on grits, which were excellent, and fried mozzarella sticks appetizers, which were absolutely delicious - hand-breaded with a hint of garlic and a fabulous dipping sauce. The she-crab soup was good, but not great. Our party also ordered the crabcakes ("too much breading") and the flounder ("okay"). The 15-year-old inhaled the teriaki wings but said he liked the wings from a famous wing restaurant better, so go figure.
Tonight they had a guy playing guitar and singing. There was already way too much noise in there for adding to it to be a good idea. It was very difficult to hear my companions across the small table. I'm sure the "Edisto Guitar Man" a lovely guy, but a good singer I'm afraid he is not. The owners should save their money.
The service was good, the atmosphere and decor typical southern mom-and-pop seafood joint, and the prices a bit on the high side.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank Cynthia L
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by on a Friday night. We were with another couple and we both ordered a seafood platter. Everything was delicious, but especially the flounder which was fried. The lightest, tastiest I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pmmcardle2
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Our first time in Edisto and we truly enjoyed our Friday night dinner at The Waterfront. The service was friendly and welcoming and the food was plentiful and very delicious. Our waitress, Candice was so sweet and fun. My husband loved the "all you can eat steamed oysters" the Friday night special.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank hacrim00
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

We did the breakfast buffet and it was great, the best cheesy grits I have ever had. The Old Bay Bloody Mary was awesome with a kick! When we were leaving the other side was packed for their lunch buffet, we will be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Keely R
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