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Breakwater Restaurant & Bar - Beaufort

4.7
1099 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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"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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Cuisines
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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What 1099 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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PaulG (Savannah)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipMTS100 (Charleston)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Always enjoy our meals at Breakwater! We went during Restaurant Week but it is one of our favorite restaurants in Beaufort anytime. Service is always good, attentive but not overwhelming. Food is well prepared and serving portions a good size. We'll be back.

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Lsbb (Savannah)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Pretty great! Kind of a pain to have two tickets-one for bar and one for food. Our food was super delicious. Except the beignets, which were horrible- under cooked, not sugared, way too little chocolate sauce.
Love the ambiance, super service, clean environment, mostly great food.

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SusanH (Charleston)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

First time visit due to Restaurant Week menu that was appealing. Food was excellent. Nashville Chicken, tomato bisque, beignets.
Service was less than stellar. During meal she was attentive but not friendly. Waitress failed to note there were 2 Hahn cabs listed close together. Customer indicated choice by pointing to one that was $13/glass, wait staff served the $22/glass. Twice.
Customer ordered pork tenderloin and was served steak tenders--maybe an honest mistake but it was $5 more.
When checks arrived, the mistakes were noted and corrected. New checks arrived but charged on the wrong cards. Manager finally intervened and graciously corrected the errors and issued credits. Awkward ending to an otherwise lovely and delicious evening.

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LoveEatingintheSouth (Western NC)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful food and our waitress was the BEST! So cheerful and attentive.

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vipJINX (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Breakwater is always very nice. Great atmosphere, service and food. Juliet was exceptional as our server. We come at least once a month. Always consistent. Great place to dine in Beaufort.

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vipValentine (Charleston)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoy visiting Breakwater when in Beaufort. The soup chowder special was good, and the shrimp pasta was very good, A bit strong on the tarragon, but otherwise very tasty. The hook and smith wine and porter beer on tap were also good.

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vipDisappointed (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place. Uptown sophisticated but comfortable vibe. Great drinks. Diverse menu. Super bartenders take great care when you dine at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Breakwater is our favorite restaurant. And this was another great experience. Everything is always great and Leslie is the best!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Night out with family of five. Great drinks, appetizers and entrees. Kids liked the lamb meatloaf. Everyone satisfied with meal. Will be back

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Port Republic
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(843) 379-0052
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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.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine