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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523 (Port Republic)
+1 843-379-0052
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I arrived at 7pm. The hostess seated us immediately. The restaurant was full. We ordered cocktails and before we finished them our meals arrived. I had the best salmon ever and he thoroughly enjoyed trigger fish. We were finished by 7:45 without feeling rushed. Will return whenever in the area.

Thank Butterfly6177
East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time last night at Breakwater. Above average entrees, excellent service, & delicious wine. Highly recommended!

Thank bonsaiwino
Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband thoroughly enjoyed his trout, and I loved the lamb chops and roasted beets. Pecan tart with honey ice cream - delicious.

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to be invited to a party at this wonderful location after film festival in Beaufort. The food and drinks were fantastic and the servers were amazing also! We will be coming back for sure!

Thank LuAnn N
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hummus is fantastic. Fried chicken even better. Favorite in Beaufort. Good stuff and friendly staff.

Thank Jeff K
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance is nice; wait staff and bartenders pleasant and attentive; food 4 diners = great & just ok. The steak special was huge; well prepared but also came with a huge $. Crabcakes were all filler scant crab. Salmon was beautifully prepared and season, definitely the best bet.

Thank LLudlum
Boston, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakwater is an excellent restaurant. A big city restaurant in downtown Beaufort. Thanks two salads were great one bibb the other a fall type. The small plates are just enough and very flavorful. The Nashville chicken has a nice little kick. The small meat dish was prepared just right. Service and decor just right.

Thank Dennis J
Greenville, SC
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, really nice restaurant. Great atmosphere and decor. Friendly attentive staff and excellent food. I started my meal with the potato and kale soup and followed that with the blackened Mahi Mahi and two martinis! Wow! What a meal! Soup was excellent and the fish was excellent. Don't miss out on an excellent local restaurant in Beaufort.

1 Thank SCTravelForFun
Beaufort, South Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar at Breakwater is the most fun in Beaufort -- if you like excellent food, attentive service, and chatting with other folks. The hubby and I went out for a rare Thursday date night, and everything was fabulous. I had the happy hour special martini (they're $6 or so) -- it was called the French Tart. Vodka, fresh grapefruit... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner at the Breakwater during the week between Christmas and New Years. Not surprisingly, the restaurant was crowded with holiday makers. But we'd made reservations, and although getting in the door was tight, we had a very nice evening. Service was very good but not annoyingly over-attentive and the food was excellent from... More 

Thank David C

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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
US$19 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: +1 843-379-0052
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?