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Hemingway's Bistro

920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
+1 843-521-4480
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (36 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“muffuletta” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
920 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5579
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and had a great experience. The staff was very pleasant and food was good. I would call this a dive bar and it does have outdoor seating. We were there around 1pm and there was only a few employees. So...More

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 8 visited here and ordered inside as instructed. The food was okay, once you got it, but it came out a dish here and a dish there. One person ordered the She-Crab soup and Brushetta and she had long finished her soup...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not for everyone but we 60 ish year olds love this place and always have a brew or two when visiting Beaufort. Hemingway’s dive bar ambiance is out of a movie set. Highly recommend, if you like a true local feel.

Thank Wanderlust112
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Total accident that we found this place and so glad that we did. Friendly and really good lunch specials. Really enjoyed the Quiche. Grab a seat outside and enjoy a great lunch and a cold beer.

Thank Keyscritter93
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Skip the shops for later after lunch. A terrific surprise awaits you at Hemingways. Although the place might not be much to look at, the decor is interesting. Grab a table outside to catch some rays and enjoy a cocktail followed by their daily specials....More

1  Thank KCC843
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

On my rare day off I decided to venture to downtown Beaufort for what turned out to be a lovely day. I decided to have lunch at the bar “hemingways” GREAT DECISION! The bartender kanani (unsure of the spelling) was absolutely fantastic. Drinks were cold...More

Thank JustAnotherBartender
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I am here currently.... 50 years old, had to dig for my ID to be allowed in.... watched 20 something’s come in without..... very annoying.....

Thank valshanmy
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Don't know about the bistro part, but go have a cocktail or beer at the bar. Be sure and play a game of Shut the Box.

Thank Judy and Allan S
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a beer. The taps are on the wall behind the bar, which is unusual. Good snug space. The IPA was smooth and rounded.

1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We were in Beaufort and directed to Hemingway’s for happy hour, what a pleasant surprise! Lovely, neighborhood feel, the bartender was welcoming and friendly. We have been back and look forward to returning! Thanks for your hospitality!

1  Thank jayvkay
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28 April 2017|
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Response from tequilatime2 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are always allowed outside at all times. Once lunch is over at 3pm, they are allowed inside as well. On Sunday's, since there is no lunch served, they are allowed inside all day as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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