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“Central waterfront location, good food”

Panini's on the Waterfront
Ranked #21 of 172 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$21
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Charles St.
Description: Located in the historic Beaufort bank building. Panini's is a delightful blend of old world Italian charm and new world cuisine. We adapt our menu seasonally to feature only the freshest local ingredients. Unique and crispy Stone-Baked Pizza, Panini sandwiches, Hoagies, Large Salads for lunch. Dinner features fresh local Seafood, inventive Pastas, and hand cut Steaks prepared with a Mediterranean flare. Gluten Free Menu including pizza crust and pasta. Enjoy your dinner with a selection from our extensive wine list, including a Reserve list of select vintages. Outside patio dining and bar on the Chambers Waterfront Park overlooking the Beaufort River. Full bar inside and on the waterfront.
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had lunch here on an unseasonably cold day, so the she-crab soup was a real treat. Our sandwiches were very good and the service was friendly and attentive. Probably a better warm weather venue, with what looks like a really nice patio seating area on the water.

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Thank Mark V
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PaninisManager, Owner at Panini's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

I would first like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Panani's. We hope to see you again soon, with warmer weather, so you can enjoy our patio over looking the Waterfront Park!

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

My wife had the small tuscan pizza, and I had the sausage hoagie. Originally from CT where Mom & Pop Pizza Restaurants out do chains. The lunch we ate to day was wonderful. It was too cold and windy to eat outside, but the food was GREAT. We Highly recommend this Restaurant in Historic Beaufort, SC.

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Thank Louie D
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PaninisManager, Owner at Panini's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

I would first like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Panini's, and am very happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon, thank you.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in Panini's is great -- huge arched windows, a big copper-hooded oven, and an inviting back porch with water views. The service and food, however, are less impressive. Our server was pleasant but made several mistakes with our order, and once we got our drinks and food, they were average in quality (and in fact below-average based on other places we'd tried in Beaufort). You could do worse (although we didn't on our weekend trip) but you definitely could do better.

Thank Lee M
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PaninisManager, Owner at Panini's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

I would first like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Panini's. I apologize that your server did not get your order right, and you weren't completely satisfied with your food, we hope you will give us another chance to win you over.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent location, crab bisque soup off the charts good, night dancing was a fun time. Service was lacking.

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PaninisManager, Owner at Panini's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Panini's. We are glad you loved our She Crab Soup, and I do apologize that the service was not up to par, we hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the honor of having quite nearly the best location in Beaufort..right in the heart of shopping and right smack dab in the center of the waterfront near the marina...how cool is that?
Let's talk food: Portions are commendable. Pasta cooked and served like it should be. Serving parm, oregano and chili flakes on the side was a cool touch! Wonderful appetizer selection. Antipasto was world-class tasty and seasoned perfectly..however artichoke was so hard couldn't cut it with a knife..and...watch out for the olives that have pits..don't want you to break a tooth :) The bread basket was neato! Fries get an AMEN from my hubster, the "fries aficionado". Porkette Panini with pears and onions....hmmm great concept..except no sauce..leaving it dry and a big clug of dry bread and meat to try to swallow. Panini bread needed some work..bread should be really softly steamed inside and lightly crisped outside. This panini bread didn't crunch..we ate the inside & had to leave the bread! Tsk, tsk...if you're gonna put panini in your name then you gotta at least get THAT right....

Price: Touristy pricing...pay for the ambiance and location...accepted.
Waitstaff: perfect service until it took way to long to get the check

Overall: Would go back for the location and service...
Personally (just wouldn't order a panini)

Thank Pamela S S
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PaninisManager, Owner at Panini's on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Panini's, we look forward to seeing you again.

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