Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort
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. Exceptional tapas menu, outstanding fresh local seafood and produce.
The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. Exceptional wine list with 75 wines by the glass.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
mashed potatoes | bacon garlic green beans | choose from: traditional gravy or nashville hot
fried local shrimp | sweet soy reduction | sriracha aioli
lemon thyme risotto | sage brown butter
Better than expected! The place has three distinct dinner rooms that provides the guest different vibe or ambiance. Cocktails were amazing and the food was excellent. We are glad to have chosen this place. Upscale for Beaufort but not snobby. We will definitely come back
Breakwater is always a must for dinner when visiting Fripp Island. The food and service are a 10 out of 10.
I cannot say enough good things about the food, the service or the ambiance. This was a celebratory dinner for my friend’s retirement and I couldn’t have asked for a better celebration venue. I would highly recommend. We
Modern look in the historic district. Service very knowledgeable and professional. Dishes we chose... from apps to dessert...outstanding! A little pricey...but good food always is....and worth it!
The service and meal were excellent. Our only complaint was the atmosphere and ambience. This is not the place to go if you want a quiet, intimate dinner. Tall ceilings and open spaces detracted from the ambience and increased the noise. But as I said, the food and service were excellent.
It was awesome. Exceeded all expectations. Staff were friendly, professional and prompt. Establishment was very clean.
It was my birthday and although we had been here before several years ago, we had just stopped in for a drink & dessert. This time we made reservations and requested a particular type of table and commented it was my birthday. Both the hostesses and our server wished me a happy birthday. They were sincere and polite. Our female server was very friendly and professional. She helped with questions we had about certain dishes and checked in with us often. Our meal was terrific and they brought me dessert with a candle. Very nice… will definitely return again!
Very nice restaurant, but do not be confused by the name. The menu is mostly land, not sea. Good portions and well prepared. Prices are reasonable but above average for Beaufort. Wine is overpriced.
The four of us had a wonderful meal, with great service and a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere. We always enjoy our visits to Breakwater for lunch or dinner.
Their Nashville chicken is better than Nashvilles
We had dinner at Breakwater for the first time since COVID started. Wow were we pleased to see a new menu! The service and the food was excellent and we all enjoyed our entrees. The Asian shrimp appetizer was a hit too! So nice to see one of our favorite local restaurants downtown doing so well!!! What a nice night!
Our food was absolutely amazing. The fried chicken was so delicious. Husband had the salmon and there was nothing left on the late. Our server, Will, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Ambiance was very nice. We will definitely go again and again.
Food was good! But for an upscale restaurant no warm bread with butter or olive oil brought to your table while you are waiting for your entrees. No real atmosphere inside the restaurant.Chef did a great job but owners need to do more to bring people in with prices for entrees!
We came here for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration and everything was perfect. Food was delicious and service was superb. Thank you!
Great atmosphere, food and drinks were delicious and the staff were attentive and pleasant. It is expensive for my budget but was worth it for a special night out.
Disappointed is the primary descriptor:
First, our server, Lisa, though very personable, was not attentive (until we had a problem) and served our table as if we were an after-thought.
Second, the food was not properly prepared: rack of lamb was under-cooked, vegetables were cold at service, and "bleu cheese" grits had no "bleu cheese" taste.
Finally, we were verbally accosted by a gentleman (named Dale, we believe) at the next table as he and his party were leaving.
All in all, not a very enjoyable evening. I must give credit to the manager, Julliette (I believe that's correct), who attempted to make right on as much as she could.
Food was good
Service was good
INCREDIBLE meal and service!!
Probably one of the best meals I have had hands-down!
Our waiter, Will, was outstanding- very professional, personable, and accommodating.
Highly highly recommend this restaurant!
Before our date to attend a performance at USCBeaufort, we always have dinner at Breakwater. We love the food, wait staff is always fabulous and it’s nice to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. We would highly recommend Breakwater to anyone looking for a great dining experience!!
We have dine here many times. We like the new menu and My wife and I both tried new items. Both ere great. The martini was one of the best I have ever had. We will continue to dine at Breakwater when we visit the Beaufort area.
Service was the best we’ve had in a long time dining. Food wasn’t the greatest for the price. The overall rating is based on the expert service and the restaurants design. We would only return if the service was as good, but wouldn’t return based upon the quality of the food.
Outstanding evening! Top dining in Beaufort! Special place for those special events!
Our friends recommended the restaurant and we went for our anniversary. The staff were all very nice and made a point to wish us a happy anniversary. The fried green tomatoes were outstanding - the best I have ever had and plenty to share. The she crab soup was full of crab meat and very tasty. My husband had the Mediterranean shrimp and scallops. It was savory with large sea scallops. I had the Argentinian beef. The meat was a little tough but the flavor was very good. Overall an excellent recommendation!
Our server Michelle made it a dining experience, not just 'having dinner'. We will be a back next time we're in town. Fantastic evening all around.
Food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch.
The food was delicious a d the service was awesome!!
6 of us got together to celebrate an anniversary together! Our waitress, Michele, did a wonderful job & even provided a celebratory complimentary dessert for the couple. She was attentive and kind. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Great evening at Breakwater!
Excellent shrimp and scallops, the special was a grouper which was very tasty but served in a lot of broth which I like but not everybody would. Lovely desserts. Good wine selection but a bit expensive.
The food was worth the money. The lemon martini OUTSTANDING better then were I have been.
We LOVE Breakwater. Dining experience absolutely wonderful- apps to dessert! Thankyou Donna, Gary, and team for making it so!
It was a great atmosphere and great staff!
This restaurant was recommended by the Inn we visited while in town. Unfortunately, the food was very subpar. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
Breakwater offers consistently good food at a reasonable price. The diverse Americana menu should have options for all and the bar is one of the best in Beaufort. The wine list is adequate and prices are quite reasonable. It is one of the three or four best dining options in town.
The food was great! The stuffed mushrooms were awesome! It was a nice quite anniversary dinner.
10 out if 10 experience at Breakwater! Our waiter Will took great care of us. We will definitely be back!
Our family LOVES this restaurant. It is a must if you visit Beaufort!
A bit of a drive from Hilton Head but worth the drive to try something different. I had no idea what to expect but I was surprisingly happy with the main dishes. I had the rock of lamb and my wife had the Nashville hot chicken. The food was good but I can’t say the same for the appetizer. We had the Thai shrimps. They were overcooked which took away the taste. The food at the restaurant comes out too quickly. A minute after we finished eating,the entrees were placed in front of us. We noticed the same happened at other tables.
The drinks are reasonably priced so that made up for the bad appetizer. Our waitress was also good and friendly.
First time here. Went for a special occasion. Our waitress Michelle was really friendly and knowledgeable. The food came out fast and everything was delicious. Highly recommend.
Server did a fantastic job taking care of our table of 6! Four of us loved our choices for dinner. One thought the porkchop cut was a bit too thick. One thought the beef dish was tough and difficult to chew. Dessert was awesome.
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 379-0052.
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort is rated 4.7 stars by 1734 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.