Rhett House Inn Recommended Dining in Beaufort

The South is rapidly becoming a food mecca (one of Charleston’s restaurants was recently named “Best New Restaurant in America” by Esquire), and Beaufort is fortunate to have an unusually broad array of fine dining choices of all types for a city of its size. The following restaurants are recommended by The Rhett House Inn; most of their websites include their menus for your perusal. Advance reservations are recommended during high season – April through October.

We will gladly make reservations for your visit; simply contact us at 888.480.9530 or info@rhetthouseinn.com (*Fine dining **Casual dining)

*Breakwater Restaurant & Bar

203 Carteret Street, 843.379.0052 breakwatersc.com Chefs Lang and Shaw’s version of ‘New Southern Cuisine’ contains the past, present, and future all at once. Beaufort’s most upscale restaurant is younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern ‘Old School’ deep-fried fare – while acknowledging culinary influences from the past. The popular Bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with a fun mix of locals and travelers alike. Huge wine list, including many by the glass. Walking distance. Parking. Open Mon. – Sat., 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; bar later. Reservations required.


*Saltus River Grill

802 Bay Street, 843.379.3474 saltusrivergrill.com Beaufort’s favorite waterfront bistro. Upscale, Contemporary Southern Cuisine at its best; with seafood, fresh fish exquisitely prepared, fine cut meats, full menu sushi bar, and large oyster selection. Indoor and outdoor seating on the award-winning Chambers Waterfront Park. Walking Distance. Parking. Open daily, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Very popular – especially in high season – advance reservations strongly recommended.


*Griffin Market

403 Carteret Street, 843.524.0240 www.griffinmarket.com Beaufort’s newest eatery brings relaxed elegance and a taste of Italy’s Piedmont region to the Lowcountry of S. C. Situated on Carteret Street in historic downtown, the restaurant features the culinary and wine expertise of Laura and Riccardo Bonino, who moved the restaurant to Beaufort from its original location in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. in 2011. Tues. – Sat., Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

“The food is glorious, and it is, by a long shot, the best Italian food ever served in South Carolina.” – Pat Conroy


**Old Bull Tavern

Friendly neighborhood Gastropub featuring an ever-changing market based menu of European comfort foods , innovative cocktails, and select craft beers and wines in bottle and on tap. TheOldBullTavern


Beaufort’s waterfront dining in the heart of South Carolina Lowcountry