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Hemingway's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
+1 843-521-4480
10:00 - 02:00
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inexpensive drinks, friendly bartenders, fresh daily lunch specials, and $1 Jell-O shots. YES all across the board!

Thank tequilatime2
Salem, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ok. We grabbed sandwiches for lunch. Nice location which is why I gave 2 stars. Food is just as good as fast food chain unfortunately. I would skip this and go to the place next door instead.

Thank 851charissag
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed some drinks. Zoe, the bartender, was engaging and friendly. We plan to go again!

Thank Kecia S
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reflection on the bartender, but it is a creepy little hole in the wall. Maybe at night it has a better feel. We went for drinks in the afternoon and don't think we will bother doing that again.

Thank Kimberly L
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the Beaufort version of Cheers. Very friendly waitress, offered us her complimentary home-baked cupcakes--delicious. It looks like a dive bar, but the atmosphere is friendly, the food is better than good. She crab soup and croquet Madame were very, very good. We enjoyed lunch there; no idea what it's like at night.

Thank Shandong
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Came in with five total girls for a psuedo bachelorette party. People looked at us with three heads. Odd bartender. Off duty waitress was giving us nasty attitude, and then wouldn't stop trying to hang out with us. The only plusses were the jello shots and cute Marines we met.

Thank Dawnlucybarrett
Beaufort, South Carolina
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I enjoyed a night out on the town with my spouse for a few beverages here at Hemingways. It is small and quaint enough that you can be yourself without worrying about trying to impress. You can get a couple cold beers for what it costs for one beer a block toward the bridge. It has outside seating so great... More 

Thank Steelsailor60
Endicott, New York
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just happened to see a sign that said something like "Hemmingways if you can find us" with an arrow pointing down a driveway. When we got there a sign said "you found us" and that was just the beginning. Great atmosphere, great food, great service and personable and capable wait staff. What more is there?

1 Thank callenzen
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great time at Hemingways, the weather was perfect for enjoying fun and friends on the back porch. The service and quirky atmosphere was a great experience, it will bring us back.

1 Thank Timber29907
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We've lived in Beaufort for three years and had not been to Hemmingway's. The Beaufort gazette published a story about them maybe losing their liquor license, so we went to sign their petition and to have lunch. (which is only served between 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM). Everyone in the place was friendly & nice. I had a Margarita in... More 

1 Thank BruceHarmer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-521-4480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?