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Where to Get the Best Lunch in Beaufort, SC

If you’re looking for lunch in Beaufort, SC, we know the best restaurants you need to visit! From laid-back eateries, to cafes, to upscale establishments, you’ll soon be sampling some of the best food in the city. But, to find more of the best dining in the area, make sure you request our Beaufort Vacation Guide. It’s not only filled with our recommendations for cuisine, but it also showcases so many excursions and attractions you need to experience during your relaxing vacation in Beaufort, SC.


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The Best Places for Lunch in Beaufort, SC

Common Ground

6-minute walk, 2-minute drive

Settle in at the quiet cafe called Common Ground. Grab a cozy seat and dive into soothing, feel-good foods like freshly made biscuits, waffles, and delectable sandwiches. Plus, you have to stop in for one of their signature pot pies. For dessert, you’ll enjoy an array of pastries and some of the best gelato in town. This pairs perfectly with their rich espresso and house-ground coffee. What’s even better, you can enjoy all of this while taking in the view of the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park!

Saltus River Grill

7-minute walk, 3-minute drive

Saltus River Grill is one of our favorite seafood restaurants in downtown Beaufort that’s also located by the iconic Henry C. Chambers  Waterfront Park. Not only do they offer fresh oysters on their raw bar, but they’re also known for their delectable, hand-rolled sushi. Or, for a heartier meal, you can’t go wrong with the wood-fired dorado. Come enjoy this upscale eatery with a wonderful view of the Beaufort River.

Lowcountry Produce

7-minute walk, 3-minute drive

Lowcountry Produce boasts beautiful, floor-to-ceiling-windows and glistening subway tile paired with teal woodwork. The airy atmosphere of the restaurant matches perfectly with their light and fresh bites! Sample soup and salad combos, mouth-watering sandwiches like the Ooey Gooey stuffed with pimento cheese, bacon, and garlic pepper jelly. Of course, you can’t leave until you try one of their southern desserts like key lime pie. You have to add this restaurant to your Beaufort, SC, itinerary!

Breakwater Restaurant and Bar

8-minute walk, 3-minute drive

Have lunch in a relaxed, but upscale establishment like Breakwater Restaurant and Bar. There’s nothing better than a savory helping of their buttery shrimp and grits with tasso ham gravy. Or, if you’re really hungry, go for the fantastic fried chicken entree that comes with a side of mashed potatoes and traditional gravy. However, it’s important to note that their menu is seasonal since they use the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients right here from Beaufort, SC!

Wren Bistro and Bar

8-minute walk, 3-minute drive

Over a romantic weekend getaway, one of the best places to win over your loved one is at Wren Bistro and Bar. This swanky, hip establishment provides an intimate feel to your dining experience. Make your way to the heart of downtown Beaufort to sample their menu. For lunch, they have a plethora of salads including a twisted Caesar featuring kalamata olives, Italian cheese, roasted tomato, and house-made croutons. Pair your greens with a delectable sandwich prepared on locally baked bread like the Southern Tier 11, which is made up of a fried green tomato topped with goat cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, and charred tomato relish. Don’t forget to choose a drink from their extensive wine list as well!

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When you’re ready for lunch in Beaufort, SC, simply step out one of our suites and make your way a few blocks to these amazing restaurants. We recommend staying in the Marnier Suite that overlooks vistas of bobbing boats, not only for its view, but because its garden-level location provides easy access in and out of the inn for your afternoons of exploration. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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