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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
+1 843-379-0052
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped going here a few years ago but decided to give it another shot.One of the specials last night was Veal Marsala so I decided to try it.Big Mistake. Veal was the wrong cut of veal(too thick) for this dish and was so tough...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have only eaten here on a few occasions, but it is one of the two really fine dining restaurants in Beaufort. Service is impeccable and the chef/owners often circulate thru the dining space to the customers.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun bar with small plates if you are not too hungry. They also serve full dinners. It's great for a group of girls or guys to drop in for a drink and bite to eat. I have not had their full dinners, but others tell...More

Thank Abigayle1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here before, this time is was not good, the food was very salty...both entrees were not great and think this place needs to cut back on the salt. Too other great places to go that I enjoy much better,

Thank Lollypop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rated the food high, but the service was horrible. Our waiter, "St....." never returned to our table once the food was delivered (and it was delivered late). Then, when we asked for a take-home box for the left over Rib-Eye, he forgot that too. I...More

Thank Hollingsword
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great waitress, Leslie, who made sure we knew the specials and when asked gave us some recommendations. So many choices here. We split the beef carpaccio - almost ordered another it was so good. Both of us went for the fried, skinless...More

Thank JebDave
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Four of us went to Breakwater for dinner. We sat in the front of the bar by the window (nice spot). We had to start with the Butter bean Hummus - it is so delicious. Maybe my favorite appetizer! Then my husband and I shared...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Breakwater food, wines, staff, chef, owners-never disappoint!! Beaufort's "primo" restaurant and, as locals, we define it as "top of our list." Love the changing, creative menu, energetic atmosphere, and staff who always provide a special evening experience.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Space was airy and catacomb-ish. Never got too loud and our server was awesome. The food was excellent as well as the wine! Highly recommend. Looked like a fun bar area too

Thank jhbreland
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This experience was wonderful, from start to finish. The General Manager (Donna), server (Lisa) and food/drinks were terrific. We had a reservation at 5 and while the restaurant did not open until 5, we arrived at 4:50 and were promptly seated. We were greeted immediately...More

Thank Roy D
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21 October 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
No we are closed on Thanksgiving. Thank you for checking though. Have a great evening.
Bryan R
18 May 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
yes you can order carry out at Breakwater.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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