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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

4.6
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1536 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1536 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CheriL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to have the grouper, it was light and delicious, tastefully prepared and also beautifully served. Wine selection is good and the meal was a great success, totally enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, adding upscale to the menu while keeping the originals available. Fabulous service

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vipJINX
Charleston
220 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in all of my other reviews of Breakwater it's one of the finest restaurants I've eaten in. Food and service are always first class.

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LoraineF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My friends and I have mixed feelings about this place. Two of the three meals were super. The pork chop was like eating leather. They ran out of desserts, but no one bothered to tell us until we had finished our after dinner drinks (20-25 min). The owner/chef came to speak with us and comped our drinks and half of the pork chop meal, which was appropriate.

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TexasDiner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with very good service and good food (lamb meatloaf). Yes, good...but not great. The best item was the pecan pie tartlet I had for dessert. It was outstanding, and although I vowed to eat only half, I didn’t follow through. I ate every single bite...it was that good!

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PatG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there for a year of so and it exceeded our expectations. Excellent!!!

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Cjm12
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service! Forgot about COVID while we were there too as the restaurant was nicely filled but not crowded. Thanks for a lovely time!

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Clydette
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

While we appreciate being able to eat outside, the chicken pesto pasta was just not very good.

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CorinneW
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another dinner experience in the main dining area. Our waitress Lisa did not miss a beat, as usual. Very attentive, prompt, polite and so charming!! Food was exquisite and is very consistently good. We had their new appetizer to share with the table of four: flash fried chicken livers with demi glace, amazingly good!!! all four of 4 were very pleased with our choices: my husband had a perfectly cooked beef filet, I had delectable salmon w/ med. veges, and our guests had the grouper and the crab cake with haricots verts. All super delicious!! My favorite in town, and I keep coming back....

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vipGeno
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had dinner at Breakwater's new outdoor dining venue. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Started with drinks (excellent wine and you can't beat the martini's) and conversation and moved onto to dinner with two in the party having tomato pie with a salad and I having the grouper, all was outstanding. Juliet gave us excellent service. I applaud BW for thinking out of the box during these unusual and trying times by having this outdoor dining area. If anything I would add another tent and expand it. It was a very warm day and would recommend getting there as the sun is going down to beat the heat as after the sun went down it became much more comfortable. But, hey its summer in the South! Would highly recommend for good drink, food and service!!

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was very good. The service was very good.

I guess I miss the hustle and bustle and background noise. Maybe one day soon

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KyleC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We will be going back !

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vipLambchop
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We made the reservation because we had a gift certificate to use— points from Open Table. They were to be worth $50 but we were only going to get $25.what do we do with the card.
Waitress said we could not use it.

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JimP
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had crab cakes, grouper, salmon and scallops. All were excellent. Chopped salad is a great way to start. This was our 4th time to dine in and we have always loved the food and quiet atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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ElleM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Server was friendly and attentive. Felt like they were taking Covid precautions seriously.

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Kelly
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Food and service were great, plan to return next time we are in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Wife’s food was excellent(fried seafood appetizer) my dinner on the other hand was very disappointing. The chicken looked like it was a prepackaged chicken made from parts. Reminded me of a large chicken McNugget. This dish has always been my favorite when it was a real chicken breast this was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Beaufort Restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great experience. Great food, we had the fried chicken and the lamb, both amazing!! Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Overall we liked this place a lot and will return next time we’re in town.

Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your choosing to dine with us at Breakwater and we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Beaufort.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super. Lisa is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe Clean Welcoming.

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vipPinn
London
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! We love their pimento cheese bacon burger and, well, pretty much everything else on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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SusanD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for overnight trip to Beaufort to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant actually took us in ahead of our reservation time, and did not disappoint! My husband had the fried chicken with the Nashville sauce- he loved it! I had the pesto chicken and the sauce, with the vegetables was amazing. Would highly recommend!

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Joseph
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency in service, tastiness of food, and overall presentation, and appropriate serving sizes are always on the mark. We have eaten here for years and have never been disappointed. The guests we introduce to Breakwater always thank us for the introduction.

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CindiR
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely Love Breakwater in Beaufort. When we are in town it’s a favorite for our family. From the appetizers to the after dinner drinks it’s always perfect. All Of the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of their menus

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vipsuzanner
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Was very nice atmosphere.

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LindsayR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the lamb meatloaf and it was amazing!! I’d go back anyday!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
my wife had the chicken
and I had the lamb meatloaf
wonder choices
tender and well seasoned
perfect setting for a romantic evening

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service! Social distance practiced, and all of staff wearing masks.

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jrack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the restaurant was excellent. Friendly attentive staff, well conceived and executed meal. We really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend if you like great food!

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kar3n
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Vacation meal! Local seafood with great food and beautiful sunsets!!! Busy and Covid makes for a lot of waiting for tables!

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NanaPop
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service & ambience were all superb! Recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Wine Room for a group 10. We could make all the noise we wanted without bothering other guest. Our server was amazing! Funny, on her game and knowledgeable. The food was perfect too. Excellent.

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vipKendraM
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must do place every time we visit Beaufort! The food and service was amazing!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was incredible. The she crab soup was incredible. The scallops were incredible. What a wonderful dinner!

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outtoeat
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The main dining room is quiet and elegant. The side room is a little louder due to acoustics, so chose it for a quiet dinner. The salads and filet are delicious! We really enjoyed our meal here. It’s a little pricey, but the food is superb.

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WebbA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on recommendation from our B and B owner. They didn’t disappoint. The food was fantastic as well as the drinks. Everything was priced well. The only disappointment was that we didn’t go back the next night. We will be back the next time we are in Beaufort!

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IdaA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - will go back again. We had he grouper and it was delicious!

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 4.6 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.

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