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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

4.7
4.7
2375 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

10:30 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 2,375 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,376 Reviews
  1. Babs

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakwater is one of our favorite places to dine when we are in Beaufort! The food is fresh and so innovative! It is always a place we will visit when we are in town!

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  2. gayleT

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb. The waitress was fantastic and very attentive. The overall experience was amazing. Would recommend for a nice quiet restaurant

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  3. ChristineM

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was well prepared so they have a good chef. It was our anniversary and they made it special. Loved the atmosphere and the wait staff was very friendly. We would definitely go back again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing waitress Jess. She was kind funny and cared to make sure we enjoyed our meal.

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  5. tga088

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very happy with our dinners and drinks, the server, who may have been one of the owners, was terrific and was helpful with suggestions on what to order. Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals, she had the Fried chicken with Nashville sauce, and I had the beef tenderloin with the demi glaze. Both were delicious.

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  6. DionneM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was prepared to perfection, waitresses extremely pleasant, and seated promptly for reservations to celebrate a birthday with a sweet note/song for the birthday girl/woman!🎉🎂

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  7. WisconsinSkye

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at Breakwater. Our server was outstanding. She was professional, very personable, and very on top of things. Food was delicious. A highlight of our visit to Beaufort

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  8. SassyDiner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakwater never disappoints! Service was great, food as delicious and love the atmosphere.

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  9. chuckb

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Best meal in Beaufort! Service also excellent!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The She Crab soup was phenomenal- and the fried chicken - oh my - I’ve never had any that was as good. We had a lively reunion - my guests had the salmon and the lamb meatloaf and both raved.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and food! Love Breakwater—Always a great time.

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  12. Bearvine

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had not been there in over a year and was extremely disappointed. The tuna tartar was fishy. The Mahi over cooked and the risotto was just rice and veggies, not risotto. Will try again. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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  13. nancys

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service by Jessie - the food was absolutely delicious and we have loved Breakwater since we moved to South Carolina 20 years ago.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful date night here!! Loved the ambience, attentive service, excellent wine selection, and delicious food - we enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert.

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  15. Catherine

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great menu…and good prices….in downtown Beaufort. Loved having Michelle as a fabulous server….full of good cheer and menu advice.

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  16. AndyM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved the sauces on our steak and grouper. Excellent server

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back again!

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  18. Stewartsreviews

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale venue Easy parking. Great service. Limited menu. OK food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brighten the wall paint & add plants! Food & service was wonderful

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  20. Reet

    Greater Boston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted in a friendly manner. Server was very good. And food was excellent as always.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from staff and always awesome food! Look forward to next reservation!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Great dinner and service was excellent , we would go again.

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  23. caseyd

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, server was knowledgeable. Food came quickly. Chocolate cake was excellent!!

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  24. JackH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was tops. Food very good. Nice to be able to park next to the place.

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  25. Mary

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This salmon was cooked to perfection. It came with a vegetable succotash that was excellent. The fried chicken was very tasty and the collards were great. The cornbread was excellent as well.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent!

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  27. GigiT

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food snd service- only negative was a man st the next table that kept throwing out the f-bomb every sentence, very loudly. At least 40 times, no joke. Should have left. Other than this obnoxious guy, we love this restaurant and its food and service.

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  28. adrantand

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meals, and the service was friendly and helpful.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Two of us had the grouper special with corn risotto and Mahi. All the fish were fresh and prepared to perfection. The best Pimm’s since High Cotton! Try Ginger was no Accident. Quietly spoken people around us added to the ambience.

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  30. AndrewR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. We will definitely be back to enjoy again!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food lacked flavor. It was nicely presented and the menu sounds great but every dish needed seasoning.

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  32. BernadetteW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cornbread appetizer was great. Shrimp and scallops could have used more seasoning. Mashed butternut squash had too much nutmeg and was cold. Service was very good.

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  33. Yankee7

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brooke was an excellent server! Very attentive/ high energy.

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  34. Martin

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early and were escorted to our table. The service was excellent as was the food. The noise level did increase as more diners arrived. The restaurant helped us celebrate our special occasion.

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  35. Cupcake

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner at Breakwater! Food was excellent and service was as well.

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  36. CCJAB

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent dining experience. Unfortunately our entrees came to the table before we were finished our Apps and cocktails. We sent them back so we could enjoy our first course. When entrees were brought out again they were sadly only lukewarm.

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  37. TomW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant. Great wait staff. Great food.

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  38. JaniceC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Mary Elias, was outstanding! To We started with the tuna tartare had the short ribs and tenderloin for entrees. Melt in your mouth delicious!! Great restaurant for a special dinner out.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. dwebstert

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very disappointed with the food. My wife had a burger which was under cooked and had a burnt bun. I had to send my tenderloin back because it was overcooked. The second one was cooked correctly and tasted okay. Definitely not worth the price they charged for it. We will not eat here again. I need to mention that our waitress did comp one of the appetizers we ordered which we definitely appreciated.

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  40. NancyG

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mary took great care of us!!! Great service and even better personality!

    1 person found this helpful

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 2375 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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