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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
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy going for happy hour, sitting in the bar enjoying cocktails and small plates. I am Gluten Free and they are very knowledgeable and very accommodating with their small plates.

Thank rltmsvau
upstate ny
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good service! good food! good ambiance! We had a wonderful dining experience at Breakwater Restaurant! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank myles1
Springfield, MA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Described as a gastro pub, I expected pretentious. Instead, it was a very comfortable and relaxed space, quietly decorated, with really good, thoughtfully prepared food. The menu had just changed for the spring and the food reflected it. The lamb chops were superbly prepared, spiced, and presented. There was an excellently flavored Curry dressing that was too spicy for me,... More 

Thank kerryarch
Calabash, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent experience here. Very good food; nice menu; attentive service; good ambiance. The lamb meatloaf was scrumptious and the gnudi was very good. Worth the money.

Thank gpa596
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group was warmly welcomed by Liam. He made great wine selections and helped us chose some plates for sharing. The soft shell crab special was outstanding. Whenever we visit Beaufort, a stop at Breakwater is on our list!

Thank Shelley K
Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancee and I had dinner here years ago for a "last minute, less than a week before" NYE early dinner and cannot stop going back. Brought the kids with us for a duo bday dinner and they LOVED IT (ages 9 and 15). And, in Feb 2017 my fiancee brought me here for dinner and surprised me by purposing.... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We seem to enjoy this restaurant monthly or more. New food items appear but seem to be the same. This is a most enjoyable spot in Beaufort! It has wonderful food and the ambiance is, ..... well, soothing & Very friendly (maybe tables are too close!) but most enjoyable

Thank Darrell S
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Beaufort for a few years and Breakwater has become a favorite. Delicious food with several items that show innovative treatment of Southern favorites, and friendly efficient service. Menu offers small plates that are generous enough for a meal if you add a salad. It can get noisy when the restaurant is full but that seems to... More 

Thank Floplace
Port Royal, South Carolina
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a couples meal. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was very cozy. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. We will return.

Thank Rownea35984
Cashiers, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?