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.
843-322-9909
2121 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Hemingway's

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.
843-521-4480
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.
843-379-9099
1001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Blacksheep

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.
843-470-8070
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!
843-541-PIGS
2137 Sea Island Pkwy, St Helena Island, SC 29920

Gilligan's

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.
843-379-2244
2601 Boundary St., Beaufort SC 29906

Beedos

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.
843-612-2901
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.
843-838-2337
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.
843-379-2248
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.
843-524-7771
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.
843-838-2962
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.
843-838-4166
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.
843-838-9300
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.
843-379-5232
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.
843-379-2855
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.
843-522-0213

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."
843-379-3474
802 Bay St. Ste. C, Beaufort, SC 29902

Dockside

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.
843-379-3288
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.  
843-524-4330
205 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Panini's

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.
843-379-0300
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.
843-379-2722
2139 Boundary St,  Suite 120, Beaufort, SC 29902

Breakwater

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.
843-379-0052
203 Carteret St Ste 102, Beaufort, SC 29902

City Java & News

A downtown Beaufort Espresso bar, City Java offers gourmet coffee, pastries and more balancing "true urban flair with coffee traditions".
843-379-5282
301 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Wren Bistro

Wren Bistro & Bar is a hip neighborhood restaurant that boasts a relaxing, yet upscale environment. Made with local ingredients, you'll find something for everyone on this menu:  shrimp and grits, pecan chicken, steak, burgers and more.  Also offering unique micro brews and carefully selected wines, Wren serves lunch and dinner at their location in the heart of historic downtown Beaufort.
843-524-9463
210 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29901

Griffin Market

Griffin Market, located in Beaufort, offers an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.  Their menu is inspired by Italy’s Piedmont region and changes seasonally as dictated by availability of locally sourced ingredients.  Under the expertise of husband and wife, Laura and Riccardo Bonino, this duo of executive chef and accomplished sommelier are sure to bring you an evening of culinary delight.
843-524-0240
403 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

The Ribaut Social Club

Anchorage1770 on Bay Street features the Ribaut Social Club.  Honoring the social atmosphere of the original Ribaut Club, established in 1891, you’ll enjoy beautiful water views and chef-inspired cuisine. With a casual elegance, this dining venue is perfect to enjoy cocktails and dinner or a sophisticated Sunday brunch.
877-951-1770
1103 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902

Magnolia Bakery Café

Located in a relaxed garden-like setting, Magnolia has beautiful views of the Beaufort River. This lively neighborhood eatery features fresh local ingredients, great small-batch cooking and prompt, personable service.  Serving breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, fresh brioche and more.
843-524-1961
703 Congress St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Morgan River Grill

Located on Dataw Island, Morgan River Grill offers seafood favorites as well as sandwiches and burgers.  Enjoy the waterfront views from the deck and take in a beautiful sunset.
843-838-3474
100 Marina Drive, St. Helena Island SC 29920