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.
Celebrsted our daughter’s 21st birthday w friends. Fantastic service and delicious food!
This was a great place. Lovely decor; unexpected food combinations that were excellent and tasty, and pleasant, efficient and personal service.
This place is a jewel. Love the small plate options. Great wine & cocktail list. Great service from Jen, as usual.
Always a delight to dine at Breakwater. Food is fresh and tasty. Tables are comfortably spaced and the chairs are comfortable. The staff treat you as welcome guests.
Just an outstanding Mother’s Day brunch. Outstanding food, well attended to, and went out of their way to wake knowledge my mother on Mother’s Day. They gave her a flower on our way out.
When we first arrived with a reservation, our table was not ready. We were directed to the bar. The bar and bartender was the best experience overall. The oysters were a bit greasy and the filet was ample but not very tender. The creme brûlée’s was outstanding! Our server was great but a bit slow. Would like to visit other restaurants in the area before we return.
Had the filet and blackened mahi both were excellent
Love Breakwater!! PLEASE bring the vegan meatloaf back!!!!
We were very excited to have dinner at Breakwater - we were celebrating our honeymoon and my husband's birthday. When we showed up shortly before our reservation time, we waited 10 minutes for the hostess to get off of what seemed to be a personal call (with no acknowledgement we were there) before she seated us. No apology, either. We waited another 10 minutes before a waitress came over with some water. This was at 8:30 PM, and only half of the dining room was filled. Food was OK - portions are small for the price. I felt as though we were ignored compared to some of the tables around us, and we should have kept our original reservation at Saltus River Grill. We will not return.
Food was not as good as usual. Noise level in bar banquette pretty high. We always enjoy our evenings here.
We love to come for birthday lunches. Andrew is our preferred server and, as always, was great! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just what we wanted. We'll all be back!
Nashville Hot Chicken was very good with mashed potatoes. Service very attentive.
Very welcoming, friendly and excellent service.
Love the food and great ambiance.
I took my husband out for his birthday and he told me several times how much he loved his dinner
Very loud, but food was excellent. Service was very good.
This restaurant is always always very good. My favorite and the best. Service and food is exceptional. You won't give wrong dining here.
Liam is was very welcoming and a great server. And the brunch was delicious!
Jennifer and Ian at the bar are knowledgeable, attentive and good company. It's always a joy to drink and dine with them.
Lisa was a great server. Enthusiastic, knowledgable and very accommodating.
Great food. Excellent service. A wonderful place for dinner.
Wonderful dinner with very good Trigger Fish special. Waitress is great - they all seem to be at Breakwater!! We had a delightful evening and all four of us loved our meals.
Very professional in all regards.
Not that great although the food was tasty. Fairly inattentive waiter. 2 items either wrong or wrongly made-a manager came by after the meal and I showed her the salad dressing and she sort of vaguely apologized. There weren’t but 3 small tables for king, yet our server was very slow and not once checked on us after the meal was served. It was a shame. Others have probably had better experiences
Service was great. My pimento cheese burger was great. My girlfriend ordered the shrimp fried rice and it was bad.
Friend visiting from Boston. Everything was great until 3am when I got a migraine so it had to be something I ate. Do you use MSG? We all shared the shrimp fried rice, hummus platter and beef sliders. I have to learn which to avoid in the future. Or, just please don’t use any msg. I love the restaurant so that’s my only concern.
Did not live up to the hype. The food was good but not spectacular.
Our dining experience at Breakwater Restaurant was wonderful. Our server, Juliet, was delightful. She paid just enough attention to us and nicely acknowledged it was a special occasion. The room is perfect for an intimate evening; lighting was soft and the noise level unobtrusive. Our dinners were excellent, although not outstanding. I really appreciated having the 2 size options on many entrees. We will come back again next time we are in Beaufort.
This dinner was nothing special. Service was good. The food was okay although my wife’s scallops were over cooked. There are a lot of restaurants in the area. I’d try another.
Excellent service and food!
Perfect in every way! We live in Savannah and absolutely will return, totally worth the drive! Our high top table as requested, next to the window, perfect!!! Crab cakes & soft shell crab, beyond spectacular!!!! Service, perfect!!
Having dinner at Breakwater was a very pleasant experience. The service was excellent, the food was interesting and well prepared without being overly complicated - something that seems to be in vogue these days. This one is on our list for another visit when we are in the area.
My friend from Charleston and me from Hilton Head meet here for lunchtime visits. Easy for a quiet lunch and courteous but uncomplicated service.
We were surprised at the atmosphere. Also the ability to get smaller portions of a lot of the
main entrees. It was a wonderful night
Wonderful food and drinks! Nice atmosphere and always consistently yummy. So glad they are serving lunch now and the brunch was fun and delicious!
Breakwater is our go-to restaurant here in Beaufort, so when we heard about their inaugural Saturday Champagne Brunch, we HAD to be there! It was all we had hoped for - yummy, unique cocktails and delicious food. John loved his BEET cocktail (yep - beets!) and I loved my Veuve and Grand Marnier concoction. Our table shared the deviled eggs, which were delightful with smoked salmon and pickled red onion. We both had the Chef's Choice Eggs Benedict - lovely crispy crabby cakes topped with a poached egg, spinach, and hollandaise - no unnecessary, english muffin to worry with. They were PERFECT, and the eggs were done exactly to my requested doneness .... and John's were just the way he requested! The accompanying hash browns were a very naughty treat - basically miniature crispy french fries. Addictive. If you want a quieter experience, request the dining room side. We had a wonderfully festive time at a high top in the bar. If we are in town, we will definitely attend their April offering.
This was a pleasant surprise - not because I’d heard “bad things” - I’m so new to the area I quite honestly hadn’t heard anything about Breakwater. And that kinda concerned me. I’ve gotten recommendations to 6 or seven other places and never once was this place mentioned. That and the lack of curb appeal - the grey exterior didn’t exactly exude a “try me” look to it...
Nonetheless - we were greeted pleasantly by the hostess for our reservation, and seated immediately. Our served Michelle was both informative, very welcoming, and attentive.
The food was a knock out. From the descriptions on the menu, to the presentation - on thru the taste. Outstanding!
I’ll be coming back, often!
Gayle and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary, just us, together, alone. I splurged with the filet mignon, definitely worth it! AND the service, Oh the service, was just as good as good service gets, a Red Sox fan to boot!
Breakwater is and has been our favorite for both lunch, but especially for special occasions!
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.