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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

4.7
4.7
2067 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
"Chic, sexy and glamorous", are words that have been used to describe the decor of this downtown Beaufort hotspot. If you are looking for where the locals eat, Breakwater is it. The atmosphere is upscale casual, the staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive.

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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Low Country, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 379-0052

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sami Mussman & Gary Lang

  • Private party facilities

    Breakwater Restaurant offers two private dining areas. The Wine Room offers a private dining experience for a party of up to 14. Our semi-private front dining room can accommodate a party of up to 25. For completely private events, Breakwater can accommodate groups from 30-70.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Lang: (843) 379-0052

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Cross street

    Port Republic

  • Parking details

    Two parking lots are available one block away on Port Republic. Or there is street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,067 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Hilton Head

    Innovative

  • Hilton Head

    Romantic

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  1. TH

    TomH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and we enjoyed the facility the service and the meal.
  2. BB

    BeckyB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service!!!
  3. LS

    LauraS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a phenomenal restaurant! Food, staff, ambiance - professional and welcoming- don’t miss this on your visit to Beaufort, SC,
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, really enjoyed our meal and experience
  5. PG

    PhillyG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Katie was fabulous. Meal was great…..dessert was meh
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We visited Beaufort from Minnesota - my Mom and sister will be there for two months. We wanted a dinner out and could not have made a better choice. Wonderful food, great service. Each of us had a different menu item; every one was just fantastic. Thanks for such a great dinner!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, and the food was amazing… the only problem was they I wanted to try too many things on the menu!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food nice staff
  9. B

    Balletnight

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was a spur of the moment decision, after a busy holiday season of cooking and entertaining, I needed a break! I was so happy that Breakwater had a table available. We didn’t realize that it was Restaurant Week, so that added to the dilemma of deciding on our dinner selections. My husband ordered from the restaurant week menu with a wine pairing, and I decided to have pistachio encrusted salmon. I never choose salmon when we dine out because we prepare it frequently at home and my husband does a wonderful grilled version. I decided to give it a try, however, and was so happy that I did! It had a crusty coating, and was very moist and delicious! The side of puréed cauliflower with goat cheese also helped in my decision as this is one of my very favorite vegetable preparations as is grilled asparagus which was also included. It is rare that I leave a restaurant without a leftover dish…but I managed to enjoy every last bite! My husband’s meal started with the broiled oyster appetizer and a French Chablis (our favorite). The oysters were awesome, and we suggested that they be added to the regular menu! The short rib dish was also delicious, paired with a perfect Shiraz. His menu included a tasty salted caramel pudding (which he shared with me). It was a very cozy evening in the main dining room, all of the wait staff seemed to be enjoying their customers, and for us it is always a delight to find Lisa greeting us as our waitress. We always enjoy her cheerful manner and she makes us feel very welcomed. We thought the evening could not have been better, but then a very unexpected event happened. Lisa explained that another couple had paid our bill in full! We were astonished, and were able to speak with them a bit and thank them for their “random act of kindness” before we departed. I hope they know that they have set our minds in motion for what we will do in like kind for someone else in this first month of the new year!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Gluten Freee options for Oysters was over dipped in rice flour rendering them tasteless
  11. AG

    AmberG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was a nice establishment to eat. The shecrab soup was a but too lumpy with chunks and was not as smooth as I had hoped. It did have a lot of crab meat, so that was a bonus. I had the shrimp and scallops, which were cooked perfectly.
  12. D

    Denise

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and fun atmosphere. We got last minute reservation in bar area and loved it. Lisa, our server, was excellent as usual! No rush, great food and fun drinks! Highly recommend !
  13. DM

    DennisM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I were visiting Beaufort for a few days. We both liked the ambiance of the restaurant. Our server Michelle was very welcoming and very helpful . I had the crab cake appetizer which was all crab meat and delicious. My wife had the She Crab Soup which she raved about. My entree was the Fried grouper which was cooked perfectly and my wife had the Shrimp and scallops with corn risotto- she said it was fantastic. We had a very nice Chablis with our meal. The only issue I had with the meal was that the chef may have been a bit heavy handed with the salt.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakwater was recommended to us so we made a reservation. Service and food quality was very good! The plates were hot when they came out, filet was perfectly cooked med rare (prime meat) and the Grouper was perfect, as well. We would gladly come back to this restaurant. A little pricy, but well worth it.
  15. B

    Beaufortlocal

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent as always. We are regulars. But, customers were walking out due to poor service. We almost left when we waited more than 20 minutes for two glasses of wine at the bar, taking our dinner reservation with us. The owners were not present, as usual. There was no restaurant manager, as usual. At the prices charged and the high average check, diners expect a dedicated manager to be on the floor ensuring a delightful dining experience.
  16. m

    michelley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakwater NEVER disappoints from check in to checkout. Seated promptly, waitstaff , food, atmosphere and pricing perfect! Our adult family of six thoroughly enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner and celebration at your restaurant. Thank you.
  17. C

    Cwern

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my birthday last night and it was excellent. Jessica was our waitress and she was amazing. Food was also awesome. We will visit again soon.
  18. DP

    DPEfromFripp

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Outstanding food. Been here many times. Always great. Service was spotty. Server very nice but not attentive. We will definitely go again.
  19. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    361 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    361 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We hadn’t dined here in several years due to poor food quality. We should have gone elsewhere like we usually do as my wife’s entree was cooked into oblivion and the accompaniments stone cold. Appreciated manager taking that off the bill
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    I informed the waitress that I have celiac and had to have everything gluten free and not cross contaminated. She checked with the chef about the meal I picked and reported that everything but two items were gluten free. As I ordered, the manager came back to me and said that due to my allergies, that I wouldn’t be able to have another item and I said thank you and ordered what would be safe. No more than 5 minutes after I had started my meal, I was sick with a celiac attack. I am so disappointed with this.
  21. H

    Hateras

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great experience. A must if dining in downtown Beaufort. The best fried oysters, great cocktails, and unique offerings. Grace was our server this time and we could not have had better service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites in Beaufort! Disappointed at first that there was no more catch of the day but the salmon was wonderful and highly recommend the corn pudding and grilled asparagus! Also enjoyed the Prohibitioner cocktail. We’ll be back! Love the different rooms and decor. Have been three times and had a different room each time and enjoyed them all.
  23. S

    Susanne

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Our server, Michelle, was an absolute perfect host! Best restaurant in Beaufort!
  24. LS

    LiamS

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant, good food.
  25. HJ

    HJSmemphis

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Christmas!
  26. CK

    ColleenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance! Stellar service! Good was outstanding!
  27. B

    Bryan

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend, everything was fantastic...will be back.
  28. P

    Princess

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and we love Lisa! Had shrimp and scallops and a beet chèvre salad, creme brûlée, crab cake. Friend had the fried chicken , which he says he always has.
  29. MM

    MitziM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Friendly service. Card on table congratulating our anniversary was a nice touch, as was the complimentary dessert. We spit several dishes an the kitchen divided them for us, no additional charge, which was also impressive.
  30. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous dinner with friends. Food was fast and very good, wait staff were terrific! Partner said they had the best fried shrimp in Beaufort and the coffee was good and hes a coffee snob!
  31. BS

    BrandonS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails! Quiet and romantic atmosphere!
  32. IJ

    IsaiahJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date or anniversary spot!! The staff is very helpful and friendly, the back dining room has a very romantic feel and the food was better than any restaurant I have been to of this caliber.
  33. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice evening. Excellent food at a good price point. Very excellent service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always reliable and excellent food - go there every time we come to Beaufort
  35. LU

    LULU

    Charleston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening and a wonderful waitress. I wish I had gotten her name. She’s was adorable
  36. MS

    MitchS

    Coastal Georgia

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, lots of flavor and the right amounts of food. None of this business of overloading they plate with non essentials and making you think that the price is commensurate with the quality. Quality and flavor were there and our server was just the perfect person to make the meal special. I’m
  37. CD

    CathyD

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal and the wait staff was top notch. Will definitely visit again!
  38. BS

    BarryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a drink at the bar before we were shown to our table. The bartender was very pleasant. We had lovely evening, the shrimp and scallops were very tasty and our server was friendly and knowledgeable.
  39. SS

    SusanS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our special-occasion dinner at Breakwater! Mary, our server, was lovely, unobtrusive, and very welcome. Our Shrimp snd Scallops was perfectly prepared, with a nod to the delicacy of the seafood. This was my second visit to Breakwater, and just as wonderful as the first. I highly recommend this fantastic place!
  40. RR

    RickR

    Acapulco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Lovely dinner impeccable service and great wine. Loved the crab cakes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 2067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

203 Carteret Street, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Port Republic

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Low Country, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Two parking lots are available one block away on Port Republic. Or there is street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sami Mussman & Gary Lang

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 379-0052

  • Private party facilities

    Breakwater Restaurant offers two private dining areas. The Wine Room offers a private dining experience for a party of up to 14. Our semi-private front dining room can accommodate a party of up to 25. For completely private events, Breakwater can accommodate groups from 30-70.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Lang: (843) 379-0052

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