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Breakwater Restaurant

203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
+1 843-379-0052
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Our monthly visit. Great small plates. Service is always good and price is right.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great place to stop in at the last minute for a late dinner. We arrived at 8:00 and were treated as if it was 6:00. Service and food were top notch. Hostess was friendly and attentive.

Thank HopeSails
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Breakwater serves gourmet meals in the small town of Beaufort, SC. The dishes were creative. My husband had the pork belly (which he previously had only in London) and I was served Grey Tile fish with an awesome tomato and Gouda sauce. Lisa, our...More

Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Liam is attentive.,and professional.. I look forward to Breakwater on Tuesday and Wednesday nights .. he makes customer feel special! 5 star service and food !

Thank Janie E
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It had been a while since we went to Breakwater. The recent visit was lovely. The salads and soup to start were fresh and deliscious. The entrees (petite tenderloin, Mahi, short rib pasta, and cheeseburger)were all hits. The Sazarac cocktail was well prepared and the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food, service and ambiance is always excellent. Very creative dishes and sourced locally. This is our go to restaurant in Beaufort. We have never had a disappointing meal or experience at Breakwater. Our server, Leslie, was spot on. Thank you Leslie.

Thank ThurstonSC
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are you open for thanksgiving this year
22 October 2015|
Response from BreakwaterOwner | Property representative |
No we are closed on Thanksgiving. Thank you for checking though. Have a great evening.
Bryan R
Can I place an order for carry-out?
19 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, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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