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Sat, 2/24
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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

1108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Low Country, Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday Dinner 5pm until 9pm
Thursday - Saturday Dinner 5pm until 9:30pm
Closed Sunday
Bar open until...
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Phone number
(843) 379-0052
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Elizabeth Shaw & Gary Lang
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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 30. For completely private events, Breakwater can accommodate groups from 30-70.
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Private party contact
Donna Lang: (843) 379-0052
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Cross street
Port Republic
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Parking details
Parking lot beside restaurant is first come first serve. Street parking is available when lot is full. Two other parking lots available one block away on Port Republic.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1108 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bu4tmimmy (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite places! Steak was really tender! Love the pimento cheese appy!

JoeW (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I had scallops and my partner had the petite lamb chop dish. Both meals were excellently prepaired and our hostess gave us the perfect amount of attention. Great evening.

DavidMichael601 (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and a nice menu with full entree and small plate selections. Our server was extremely pleasant and made several recommendations, however not very attentive at all. My salad was bone dry and I asked for more dressing, the request was totally ignored. I expect in a restaurant of this caliper that the wine would be poured by the server not by my guests. It was almost like she spent the evening in another room, a we were an afterthought. The food was very good, but very small portions. Not a top pick for Beaufort, I’m sorry.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Second time for dinner with friends and could not have been more pleased. Consistent quality service and truly outstanding seafood offerings. Highly recommend.

HelenH (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were celebrating a special birthday. The food was awesome, the waitress was absolutely fantastic. Enjoyable experience. Plan to come back.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Perfect dinner with friends! Wonderful selections perfectly prepared

vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Defiantly an off night for Breakwater. Four entrees were totally devoid of ‘presentation ‘ Scallop entree - all ingredients were swimming in butter- scallops, green beans and ‘risotto ‘ (if a scoop of rice with chunks of butternut squash can be called risotto). An insult to anyone who appreciates good food.

Other 3 entree’s simply scooped into a bowl devoid of any presentation.

HHIdining (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal, great service, great presentation. Always enjoyable to dine here.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding as always! Thanks again! -Kristen Webb

PaulG (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Welcome staff and wait staff were superb. We had a fun evening and a great meal. Highly recommended.