2523 Boundary St.
Beaufort, SC 29906
Phone: (843) 522-3361
Fax: (843) 522-9929
Well known in the Charleston area for serving local seafood in a laid back, casual atmosphere. With over 15 years of experience, and a recipient of 9 Best of Awards, they have got it right. Established in 1991 on Johns Island, Gilligan's has grown to 9 locations throughout South Carolina and is still family owned and operated. Local shrimp, oyster and fish dishes plus salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and more. Great deals on happy hour food and drink specials at all locations Monday through Friday. Award-winning shrimp & hushpuppies, plus an extensive kid's menu for the little ones. A Sustainable Seafood Initiative Gold Partner. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Starving Artist Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that offers a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with diner/deli style all-day breakfast and lunch, as well as an Italian restaurant at night. Marine Corps Graduates in uniform eat free! Open 7 days a week Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Specializing in baked-from-scratch artisan breads that are baked on a hearth, this wonderful bakery also offers an array of foods to satisfy your sweet tooth such as cookies and delicious cinnamon rolls.
Located in the old Beaufort Bank Building by Waterfront Park, Panini's Cafe features "old Italian charm and new world cuisine." Open daily for lunch and dinner, this popular landmark is known for its gourmet brick-oven pizzas, such as the Capri with spinach, dried tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, olive oil and mustard aioli. All breads are baked fresh daily. The menu focuses on locally caught seafood and fresh produce from nearby farms. Diners can also sit outside on the porch and watch boats pass by in the harbor. There is a full bar with beer and wine. -Natasha Lawrence
Gourmet lunches served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Open air concerts are offered every Friday & Saturday night.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, this American Grille specializes in certified Black Angus beef plus serves an array of salads, fresh seafood, burgers, and pastas. Patio dining is available and weekly entertainment is provided.
Plums is one of Beaufort's hot spots downtown for good food and live local entertainment. Featuring a river view, the restaurant welcomes casually dressed patrons who come to enjoy the city's nightlife with dancing and music. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Plums bases its menu around fresh produce, fruit and seafood. Non-seafood lunch items include po-boy sandwiches, wraps and hamburgers. Diners can choose from a list of options to make their own salads, like the candied pecan and Roquefort. Specialties on the dinner menu include clam and spinach linguine, Carolina crabcakes and Lowcountry Bouillabaisse. There is a variety of homemade soups as well. On warm evenings, outside seating is available. Even when it's chilly, there are outdoor heaters to keep everyone comfortable. -Natasha Lawrence
A must when in Beaufort, Magnolia Bakery Cafe's menu includes salads, crab cakes, desserts, sandwiches and more.
Start the day with fresh, homemade goodies such as jumbo blueberry muffins, smoked salmon omelets, cinnamon French toast or Cajun shrimp and grits. Serving breakfast daily until 2:30p, this restaurant is a gem in the downtown district. The decor reflects movies that have been filmed in the area with posters and photos. You can also come for lunch for good, traditional fare like their house specials, grilled sandwiches, soups and salads. Diners can enjoy outdoor seating as well as Internet access. Parking is across the street in the lot. -Natasha Lawrence
The Bistro at Habersham's weekly menu has included such items as striped sea bass, lobster pasta, New York strip steak, short ribs and organic chicken, all prepared using the freshest, local organic ingredients.
Located in the upscale but casual Habersham Marketplace village just outside Beaufort, this is the place to come and relax with friends after a busy day. Reflecting a mix of English, Irish and American tastes with a variety of brews and a wide selection of wines, the pub also offers delectable appetizers, full course meals and daily specials. Entrees include Beaufort Shrimp & Grits, Greek-Style Beef and Peppercorn Petit Filet. On Saturday patrons can enjoy "Swing Drinks & Bar Bites" for USD9. On pleasant days, there is outdoor seating at umbrella tables. Closed Sunday and Monday. -Natasha Lawrence
Located on Port Royal Sound where the shrimp boats dock, this casual restaurant features locally caught seafood. Diners can sit on the outdoor porch or garden to enjoy a Lowcountry boil feast, Battery Creek Crab Cakes or a broiled seafood platter. There's also a wide selection of tasty appetizers, salads and homemade soups along with chicken, ribs and steaks. A second location is located at Lady's Island Dockside, 71 Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island. -Natasha Lawrence