If you go to a restaurant in Beaufort, chances are high seafood will be on the menu. Seafood is a point of pride in the Lowcountry, where it is served up to locals and tourists who search for fresh, local fare. Here are but a few restaurants that are sure to satisfy.
Dockside Restaurant is a casual, waterfront, seafood restaurant overlooking the boat docks on the Factory Creek River in Lady’s Island, SC. Their menu offers Soups and Salads, including our famous She Crab Soup and New England Style Clam Chowder, Seafood Selections, Steaks from the grill and nightly specials. 71 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island. www.docksidebeaufort.com/ or (843) 379-3288.
2. Saltus River Grill:
The Saltus River Grill creatively blends Lowcountry favorites and locally sourced ingredients. Urban seafood grill offering exceptional fare, breathtaking waterfront views, incomparable service, and a sophisticated bar. Located at 802 Bay St. Beaufort. www.saltusrivergrill.com or (843) 379-3474.
3. Jason’s Seafood & Wings
Feeling like some good ole Southern Cooking today, good home cooking that leaves you licking your fingers?? Head on down to Jason’s Seafood & Wings. Chef Jason will feed you Southern Style. Check out that Shrimp n Grits…off the CHAIN!!! Located at 7 Robert Smalls Parkway. www.jseafoodandwings.com or (843) 379-8257.
4. Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant
For the past two decades, Gilligan’s has worked hard to build our reputation as fine family restaurants by serving the freshest seafood and other ingredients available in a family-friendly, casual atmosphere. From their fresh seafood to special children’s meals and a warm, welcoming staff, our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience. Located at 2601 Boundary St. www.gilligans.net or (843) 379-2244.
6. Fishcamp on 11th Street
Enjoy dinner here on the Port of Port Royal shrimp docks for a taste of Lowcountry living in this historic waterfront setting. From seafood to steak, kid’s menu to desserts, they have something for everyone. Kick back, relax with one of our crafty cocktails, local beers or a glass of wine at our outside bar. Our pet-friendly patio with swings overlooks an incredible sunset with views of the local shrimp boats. Located at 1699 11th St., Port Royal. www.fishcampon11th.com or (843) 379-2248.
Offering such favorites as the Buffalo Shrimp Po’Boy with local fried shrimp with blue cheese coleslaw and Shrimp 3 Ways with Scampi, pickled shrimp & lemon pepper skewer with two sides. Voted Best All Around Restaurant in the Best of Beaufort 2020 Reservations are highly recommended. Take out available as well. Located at 925 10th St., Port Royal. www.madisonsportroyal.com or (843) 524-3663
8. Marker 244
Marker 244 is Caribbean-inspired Island Grill offering a great view at Safe Harbor Port Royal Landing Marina. Enjoy Island vibes, Waterside dining and Tiki beverages Pull up your boat, Park you car and sit awhile! Accessible by boat + car. Located at 1 Port Royal Landing Dr., Port Royal. www.marker244.com or (843) 379-7979.
9. The Black Dog Grill
The Black Dog Grill sources all of their seafood locally, until we cannot, then utilize local vendors out of Charleston and Savannah. Our Chef frequently shops Farmers Markets and local farms to produce the freshest products we can find. Their menu offering is simple and elegant. Open Wednesday through Saturday, from 5-9 p.m. Reservations are requested and proper dress is required. Located at 1635 Paris Ave., Port Royal. www.blackdoggrillpr.com/ or (843) 379-3664.