Off-Island Dining
Off-Island Dining

If you're looking for a few more dining options, nearby St. Helena Island and Beaufort offer several good choices for off-island breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Listed below are just a few of the many choices from casual waterfront to gourmet cuisine and everything in between.   

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Dos Amigos

Step into Dos Amigos Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar for a true taste of Mexico.  Serving all your favorites from tacos to fajitas and quesadillas, enjoy a little spice and sip on a fresh margarita.
2121 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902


Local watering hole in the basement of a historic building.  Stop in for an amazing bloody mary and a slice of quiche at this hidden gem.  Hemingway's Bistro offers sandwiches, soups, and more just off Waterfront Park.  Open every day of the year! Serving lunch 11-3pm. Often live music and over 21 in the evenings.
920 Bay St., Beaufort SC 29902

Papaya Thai & Sushi

Enjoy fresh sushi at Papaya, including smoked salmon, spicy tuna and plenty of wasabi.  This favorite of the locals also offers traditional Thai cuisine including Thai Curry and Pho.  Several seafood entrees are offered as well.
1001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902


Blacksheep is a unique dining experience in a small 900 square foot space.  The chef-inspired dinner-only 3-course menu changes every couple of weeks and includes a variety of fresh gourmet plates.

Wednesday thru Saturday.  Reservations are required and they fill up quickly.
1216 Boundary St., Beaufort SC 29902

Beach Bums BBQ

Beach Bums serves all your favorites including pulled pork, ribs and chicken. Add your favorite sides, like mac-n-cheese, cole slaw or beans and make it a great meal.  Open Thursday-Saturday.  Call to order today!
2137 Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920


Since 1991, Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant has been serving fresh seafood throughout the Lowcountry.  The family-friendly, casual atmosphere is perfect for island vacation meal.  Enjoy shrimp anyway you like it as well as crab cakes, salmon and more.
2601 Boundary St., Beaufort SC 29906


Beedos serves scratch made breakfast as well as lunch daily.   Popular with locals and visitors alike, they make awesome burgers and their onion rings get rave reviews.  Check out their seasonal specials including Frogmore stew.
1929 Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920

Another Slice

Locally owned, Another Slice offers great pizza, wings and barbeque.  They also offer fresh salads as well.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening with live music on Saturdays.  Delivery to Fripp is available.
2111 B Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920

FishCamp on 11th Street

Located on the Port of Port Royal, Fishcamp offers fresh seafood and steak in an historic waterfront setting.  With indoor and outdoor dining, you can relax and enjoy your night out.  The pet-friendly patio is great place to enjoy a coastal sunset.
1699 11th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935

Q on Bay

Come on down for the best in barbecue.  Q on Bay, located in downtown Beaufort is a great place to unwind and enjoy some real southern dishes.  Enjoy smoked brisket, pork and chicken or one of their other delicious Lowcountry entrees.
822 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Shrimp Shack

Enjoy casual seafood meals at this family-owned restaurant.  Best known for their fried, local shrimp and shrimp burgers it's sure to please the seafood lovers in your group.
1929 Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920

Johnson Creek Tavern

Down-home bar and grill offering seafood & comfort food plus live music, TVs tuned to sports & a patio.
2141 Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920

Foolish Frog

Featuring seafood, ribs and steaks, the Foolish Frog is popular among locals and visitors alike.  Enjoy crispy fried shrimp and calamari or  a bowl of delicious Frogmore stew.  For the landlubbers, you can't go wrong with their roast beef dipping sandwich & fries; save room for key lime pie!  Relax with family and friends as you enjoy amazing marsh views. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
846 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29920

Bricks on Boundary

Bricks Bar & Grill on Boundary offers traditional pub food including burgers, fried fish and South Kakalaka Wings.  But they don't stop there; you might just think you're eating at Mom's with a 1 lb. molasses-glazed meatloaf dinner or the Mac Daddy pasta with bacon and ham.  Wash it all down with one of the many beers on tap.  Casual fun for the entire group.
1422 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Old Bull Tavern

This friendly neighborhood "Gastropub' has something for everyone with their market-based menu of European and American comfort food.  Choose from an ever-changing menu of bar-food, Italian plates, and chef-inspired entrees, featuring lamb, beef and seafood.  They also have a large selection of hand-crafted pizzas with house-made mozzarella.
205 West Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Beaufort Bakery & Cafe

As fresh as it gets! The Beaufort Bakery & Café concept is “Taste the Difference”. Stop by daily for scratch-made pastries on their breakfast and lunch menus. Locally roasted coffee makes a great pairing for fresh entrees including breakfast pizza, cinnamon French toast or smoked gouda cheese grits. Lunch offerings include, among other things, Lowcountry fare including fried green tomatoes on the Steel Magnolia BLT, grilled pimento cheese and the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich.

Current Location through 6/10/22 - New Location TBD
102 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907

Saltus River Grill

Enjoy fine dining at this seafood grill, overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway in historic downtown Beaufort. "Creatively blending Lowcountry favorites and locally sourced ingredients."
802 Bay St. Ste. C, Beaufort, SC 29902


With dozens of choices from fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and more – every guest is sure to find something delicious.  Located on Factory Creek, this eatery offers great water views and even better sunsets.
71 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29902

Blackstone's Café

Since 1991, Blackstone’s Café has been a local staple in downtown Beaufort, serving breakfast and lunch daily.  Enjoy all your favorites including omelets, shrimp and grits and pancakes. For lunch, grab a fresh salad or nosh on a juicy patty melt.  
205 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902


Paninis on the Waterfront has been a Beaufort favorite for many years, offering pizza, hoagies, Italian specialties and of course paninis.  Enjoy river views from the pet-friendly, outdoor deck.
926 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Hank's Lowcountry Café

Best known for their award-winning she crab soup (since 1985), Hank's new location in Beaufort offers dine-in, patio dining, curbside service and to-go orders.  Choose from delicious blue crab entrees as well as burgers and more.
2139 Boundary St,  Suite 120, Beaufort, SC 29902


Offering a fresher, lighter southern fare, Breakwater "cuisine incorporates culinary influences from around the world".  You'll find fried chicken, grilled filet, grouper and more on their eclectic menu.  Breakwater also offers an impressive wine selection.
203 Carteret St Ste 102, Beaufort, SC 29902

Agave Mexican Grill

Stop into Agave and enjoy fresh Mexican fare. Chose from burritos and Tacos to sopes and fajitas. And don't forget an ice cold margarita to bring it all together.
1430 Ribaut Rd.,  Port Royal, SC 29935

Lost Local

Lost Local offers a variety of seafood and lowcountry dishes, as well as tacos and delicious other house specialties. Enjoy a cold IPA with friends in the fun Beaufort eatery.
705 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902


Miramare Ristorante Italiano offers classic European style fine dining for a culinary experience of scratch, made-to-order, Southern Italian dishes.  Dine on delicacies like Risotto E Capesante and Cacio E Pepe. Located in the Habersham Community.
27 Market Street, Beaufort SC 29906


Treat yourself to a taste of the Lowcountry in an historical waterfront setting.  Dine on Po-Boys, sandwiches burgers and more.  Open daily for lunch.
904 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902