Your stay at Cuthbert House Inn is sure to be filled with local cuisine from our local Beaufort restaurants. Restaurants in Beaufort’s downtown area range from small bars to authentic seafood restaurants. Cuthbert House Inn is conveniently located just two blocks from the downtown area, so you can explore all of Beaufort’s unique restaurants with ease. Whether you have a Beaufort restaurant in mind or want to try something new, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings during your stay.

Beaufort restaurants are known for their delicious seafood from the nearby ocean and Southern comfort food. This includes wild-caught shrimp dishes, steak, fish, oysters, and fried chicken. Enjoy a four-course meal on the water or grab a quick bite at one of the area cafes. Have a drink at one of Beaufort’s several bars and taverns or peruse one of Beaufort’s food markets. Every restaurant in Beaufort takes the time to ensure a quality meal delivered with Southern charm.

Our Top Picks for Beaufort, SC Restaurants

Breakwater Restaurant and Bar

(843) 379-0052

Here, Chef Lang and Chef Shaw create their version of ‘New Southern Cuisine’ which contains elements of the past and present. Younger, lighter and more fresh than ‘old school’ Southern deep-fried fare, Breakwater cuisine incorporates culinary influences from around the world. Closed Sundays.

Saltus River Grill

(843) 379-3474

Creatively blending Lowcountry favorites, locally sourced ingredients, and modern technique, the menu becomes a world-class compliment to the charming, laid-back setting that is our Lowcountry. Open daily.

Griffin Market

(843) 524-0240

Griffin Market brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont region to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Situated on Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort, the restaurant features the culinary and wine expertise of Laura and Riccardo Bonino. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

Wren Bistro and Bar

(843) 524-9463

Wren Bistro & Bar is a hip neighborhood restaurant that boasts a relaxing, yet upscale environment. Open Tuesday and Saturday


(843) 525-1946

Plums Restaurant is a local favorite since 1986 and is known for an ever-changing menu that combines seasonal, fresh & local ingredients in global dishes. Open daily.

Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe

(843) 322-1900

Lowcountry Produce has a great selection of handmade jams, pickled goodies, fresh produce, and even local art. They also have an amazing southern breakfast and lunch menu. Open daily.

Palm & Moon Bagel Co.

(843) 379-9300

Gourmet bagel bakery/cafe with great coffee, fresh juice and a wide selection of tasty salads. Open daily.

Gullah Grub

(843) 838-3841

Barbecue rules at this porch-fronted cafe specializing in Lowcountry African-American cooking. Closed Saturdays.

Old Bull Tavern

(843) 379-2855

The Old Bull Tavern is Beaufort’s friendly neighborhood gastropub that features an ever-changing market-based menu of European and American comfort foods, select craft beers, and wines in bottle and on tap. Open Tuesday-Saturday.


(843) 379-3288

Dockside Restaurant is a casual, waterfront, seafood restaurant overlooking the boat docks on the Factory Creek River in Lady’s Island, SC. Open daily.

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