Beaufort, South Carolina is a charming coastal town known for its scenic beauty and rich history.
One of the best ways to take in the city’s picturesque views is by dining at one of its waterfront restaurants. There are several restaurants along Beaufort’s waterfront that offer stunning views of the water and surrounding scenery. From casual seafood joints to upscale dining options, there is something for every taste and budget.
Herban Market and Cafe
Located just across the street from the Beaufort River this vegan and vegetarian cafe and bakery. Savor the taste of freshly made juices, smoothies, and aromatic espresso. Discover a range of products that nourish not just your body, but also your mind and soul. And get a nice breeze as you watch the boats pass by. Open for breakfast and lunch.
- 1601 North St.
- (843) 379-5060
Luther’s Rare & Well Done
Set against the backdrop of the Beaufort River and the Woods Memorial Bridge and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Luther’s offers something special going on EVERY NIGHT! Great lunches, dinners and live music.
- 910 Bay St.
- (843) 521-1888
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Panini’s on the Waterfront
Located in the historic Beaufort Bank building, with great views overlooking Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Panini’s is renowned for its delectable blend of old-world Italian charm and modern-world cuisine. For over 20 years, they’ve served up unique and crispy stone-baked pizza, inventive pasta, and fresh local seafood with a Mediterranean twist.
The River Deck’s outside dining area is ideal for relaxing with a drink, enjoying a great meal, and catching the action of ships venturing to and from the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing charters, private yachts and skiffs, and everything in between can all be found along the water, heading out in the early morning hours and coming home as the sun sets over the city.
- 926 Bay St.
- (843) 379-0300
- 904 Bay St.
- (843) 525-1946
Dockside Restaurant is a casual, waterfront, seafood restaurant overlooking the boat docks on the Factory Creek River in Lady’s Island. The original 11th Street Dockside Restaurant opened along Battery Creek in Port Royal in 1990. They also offer live music and a pet-friendly patio. Come enjoy beautiful views, amazing, glorious boats, and of course the most delicious, freshly prepared seafood!
- 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island
- (843) 379-3288
Saltus River Grill
Step inside Saltus and be transported to a world of elegance and charm. As you savor your meal, take in the breathtaking views of the Beaufort River from our outdoor patio. Watch as boats glide by and the sun sets over the water, creating a picturesque backdrop for your dining experience.
- 802 Bay St., Suite C
- (843) 379-3474
Q on Bay
Located in the heart of Downtown Beaufort on historic Bay Street, Q is a local favorite, known for gut-busting creative barbecue, ice-cold brewed beers, and friendly staff with that hospitable southern charm. Open for lunch and dinner and Happy Hour on the largest porch in Beaufort watching the sun set over the Beaufort River.
- 822 Bay St.
- (843) 524-7771