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The Waterfront Restaurant

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136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
+1 843-869-1400
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Akron, Ohio
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been non-resident, non-native native Edistonians since 1997, and we've enjoyed - well, mostly - the decidedly limited Edisto Beach and Edisto Island restaurants, watering holes, and fine food selections, including the Waterfront. Of course, it used to be on the waterfront - on the St. Helena Sound side of the island, what locals call the Sound, the ACE Basin... More 

Thank C E
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner at the Waterfront restaurant, the three of us having different entrees. Broiled scallops were perfectly cooked and tasty. Fried oysters were fresh and yummy. The Monday night special of all you can eat low country boil was huge. All ingredients were well cooked. The shrimp was fresh and abundant. Only the out of season corn was soggy.... More 

Thank ijg1018
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each night they offer a different item as an all you can eat course. My husband got his tummy filled with some great low country boil.

Thank OrchidLady
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Waterfront Restaurant first of all is not Waterfront. The food is good but it is way too expensive for what you get. It has great service. It is overall a good seafood/grill restaurant but I would not recommend compared to other restaurants like McConkeys or Whaleys

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped by for dinner during the week. Not too busy this time of year. The flounder was great and can't beat the hush puppies. Wonderful musician singing too!

Thank Kathy W
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly and not good...it was open and that is the only positive thing I can think of to say.....also way overpriced for the quality of food

Thank Jennifer R
Scot F, Owner at The Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn that you did not find your dining experience with us to be enjoyable. We train our staff to have the best customer service possible, and we are proud of the food we serve, as we use top quality ingredients which is reflected in the price. We are sorry... More 

Blythewood, South Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I paid extra for the special almond crusted flounder and it was horrible...thick hard crust smothered in poor quality peach jam...no finesse and no taste. My wife had the plain half flounder and it was bland, overcooked as were sides...just an overall let down. Worst meal in a long while.

Thank dla455
Scot F, Owner at The Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, We are shocked to learn about your negative experience at The Waterfront Restaurant. All of our dishes are prepared with the freshest and tastiest ingredient by our talented chefs in the kitchen. We apologize that the flounder did not meet up to par with your expectations and can assure you that we will be addressing your feedback with our... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

... near the beach. All you eat restaurants tend to be more about quantity than quality, but everything on the buffet was tasty. We went around noon, and opted for the lunch side of the line only. You could pick either the breakfast side or the lunch side, or both combined at a discount. But the four of us just... More 

Thank David S
northeast georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have always had good service, excellent food and very friendly waiters/waitresses. Price is reasonable.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not the fanciest restaurant ...and I have to admit I never been to and all you can eat. The waiter was tootaly busy but on the ball...My wife and I ended up having about 6 plates and they were easy to eat matter of facted our waiter brought us two more plates at the end with plenty of butter...So in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Jungle Rd, Edisto Beach, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3005
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-869-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?