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Restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal & The Sea Islands

In Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina, we love eating local – and so will you. There are numerous locations serving delicious food, from casual Southern eats to fine waterfront dining and everything between. Many of our restaurants are also winners of the Hospitality Star Award, proving their dedication to quality products and customer service. Stop by one of these delicious Port Royal or Beaufort, SC, restaurants as recommended by Visit Beaufort.

Types of Restaurants

Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands are rich in unique and diverse flavors. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch spot, freshly caught seafood, or cocktails and appetizers, you can find it here in the inner coastal. Here’s what our area has to offer:

Casual Dining

Stop at one of our casual dining establishments for seafood, barbeque, or Southern cuisine. We also offer classic favorites like pizza and sandwiches, plus ethnic options from around the world.


Explore the delicious bakeries in Beaufort to sample a pastry alongside your morning coffee. Or, order a baker’s dozen cupcakes, house-baked bread, fine desserts, or gourmet bagels to indulge while you explore Beaufort, South Carolina. 

Bars and Nightlife

Are you looking for a fun night on the town? Beaufort and Port Royal are home to tons of great spots. Swing by a tavern, pub, or bistro to have a drink with friends, enjoy a late-night snack, and watch some live entertainment or the big game.


While you’re in our area, don’t forget to enjoy breakfast at one of our local cafes, coffee houses, diners, and other early-morning eateries. You’ll be guaranteed a delicious meal and a great start to the day.

Fine Dining

Dress up and enjoy a lavish dinner at one of Beaufort or Port Royal’s fine dining establishments. There are quality steaks, fresh takes on Southern classics, Thai cuisine, and more – just make sure you reserve a table in advance for a waterfront view!

Coffee Shops

Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing morning, refreshing between adventures, or simply waiting out a rainstorm, there’s nothing like a high-quality cup of coffee. Grab some today at one of our many coffee shops and cafes.

Ice Cream Shops

Warm, southern weather and family vacations call for decadent, homemade ice cream. The coast boasts a variety of spots to grab a cone, smoothie, or popsicle, from hip new joints to old-fashioned creameries and parlors.

Plan Your Dining Experience

The next time you visit Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands, don’t miss out on the delicious food and drinks at our local restaurants. Plan your trip with good eats in mind with the help of travel guides and itineraries provided by Visit Beaufort. If you have any questions about our local restaurants, contact us today.