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.
Lovely cocktails and superb food selection—a don't miss in Beaufort!
A birthday dinner for our niece. Service was great after we were acknowledged. A small mixup led to a 20 min wait before the server came to the table.
A very nice dinner. Our favorite Beaufort restaurant.
I had a reservation for 8 at 5:00pm. Since that was the first reservation, I expected the food to be well prepared. One of my guests ordered the blackened mahi-mahi. It was so dry, it was like cardboard. Another guest ordered the scallops with risotto. The scallops were underdone and only one side was seared. The risotto had some horrible sauce on it. 3 guests had the pork chop which as delicious, but had some awful sauce on them. I had the swordfish special. The piece of fish was small for the price. The fish was good by itself, but had another awful sauce that was way to salty. I also had a gin martini which was tiny and very diluted. I’ve been to Breakwater for lunch twice and was pleased with what I had,but needless to say i will never go back for dinner. relatively expensive for mediocre food at best.
Eight of us had a birthday lunch yesterday and everything was delicious: shrimp salad, shrimp and grits, quiche, salmon—all excellent. They accommodated our request for a round table and even surprised our two birthday honorees with complimentary creme brûlée. Can’t wait to bring out of town guests here.
Worth a visit when in town. Great service and meal
Meeting new friends.
My favorite lunch place!
Great food and verity! Exstensive bar menue, best shrimp and grits ; )
Delicious dinner for my wife and I. We decided to sit at a high-top in the bar area and our server was very friendly and helpful. The Nashville Hot fried chicken and Braised short ribs were fabulous.
Breakwater remains, in my opinion, the only "best" restaurant in Beaufort
A local favorite....Interesting interior, attentive service and a pleasant boisterous ambiance.... well thought out menu with many ‘small/large’ options for consideration.
We had a great time at this restaurant. The waitress was wonderful. The food was delicious, great environment. Highly recommend.
Overall a great experience. We will be back.
Great food (fresh catch and braised short rib) and beer. Drink was a bit strong, server checked on us frequently but didn't know much about the beers or drinks (didn't ask about wine) and didn't offer to find out or brink a taste of on tap craft beer. But she did a good job with everything else. 100% would go again.
The food was a very interesting combination of flavors which I hadn't experienced before. Well prepared, served hot, and timely. The service was also very attentive. Smaller portions are a great idea for all restaurants, given how "oversized" dinners have become across the US. We will definately be returning.
Our evening was perfect. We hAd two preteens with us and they also loved the food and ambiance.
Food was outstanding. One of our favorite places to have dinner.
Every item and every course got rave reviews from soups to salads to appetizers too entrées to dessert from all guests. Plating was beautiful.
A couple New Englanders were disappointed with only four scallops on the large scallop dinner. I agree. Bump the price a few bucks and do five or six (or cut them like Gordon Ramsey does). Four looks disappointing on an entree plate.
Still raving fans though.
Great staff wonderful food. Fairly well managed noise level. We were promptly seated. Selections were just right.
Breakwater remains my favorite. Once again wonderful service and food. Great birthday dinner for me.
Wine a bit pricey but gin and tonic a good choice. Overall experience quite nice.
We went for a belated Valentines and they were very accommodating. They had a special menu for the weekend occasion. The food was fabulous as always! This is one of our two favorite “go to” restaurants in Beaufort! We highly recommended it!!
Food was delicious! Service was perfect! Great night out in downtown Beaufort!!
Dinner was excellent, service was exemplary, the whole evening was great
Yes. The food was first rate, the service excellent.
Food and Service was Excellent. It is a place for people who appreciate good food.
Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was warm and appropriately attentive.
Just OK. The food was a big disappointment. Server was very good.
Our server, Lisa, was authentically kind and helpful with all aspects of our family get-together . The meal and wines/cocktails were impeccably prepared and plated. Thanks so much for helping us make a memory.
My main wrap was very dry. Disappointed. Friend had quiche which looked good. I'll try that next time.
Good food and good service.
Another great dinner at breakwater. Wonderful service as always and love that carpaccio was back on the menu! Yum!
Great food and staff. Loved our experience
Although it wasn’t very busy, the service was slower than usual. I finally found a water pitcher to refill our glasses. Nice waitress, but not efficient.
This was amazing food! Best braised short rib I have ever had
We always enjoy Breakwater.
I was in ladies restroom around 6:15 and there was no tp
one stall and the Kleenex box on counter was empty.
Attention to detail!!
Food came to the table barely warm. My wife ordered the Catch of the day and I ordered the pork chop. We sent them both back for reheating, and they both came back lukewarm. She sent the fish back and just ordered an appetizer (which was outstanding). I ate the lukewarm pork chop but was disappointed for the price. They comped our drinks. Disappointed no manager ever stopped over to apologize.
Been to Breakwater a few times and "always" have a grand experience. Excellent, knowledgeable staff, convenient location, wonderful ambiance and terrific dining choices. Without a doubt, one of our favorites.
Best menu in Beaufort SC
Generally good, but entree portion (fish special) was exceedingly small—-especially for the price. Service very good