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Beaufort is the Place for the Finest Lowcountry Cruisine
For foodies who love the savory tastes of Lowcountry cuisine, there are few states with better southern food than South Carolina. And among the beautiful coastal South Carolina beach communities, Beaufort is one of the most delicious cities to dine in the Lowcountry. There you'll find dishes like chicken and waffles, soft shell crab, succulent shrimp and pasta, complimented by succotash, cornbread, deviled eggs, and juicy fried green tomatoes. For those who would like an exclusive taste of Beaufort's delicacies, there is the upcoming local celebration of Restaurant Week South Carolina.
During Restaurant Week South Carolina, restaurants in Beaufort, one of the top places to live in South Carolina, will offer special menu items for special prices. From January 12-22, participating restaurants and menu items will include:
Panini's On The Waterfront - Offering dinner for two ($25) with a choice of any 1 appetizer or a soup/salad each; a choice of any large pizza to share, or two small pizzas; and a cinnamon pillows dessert
Breakwater Restaurant and Bar - Offering a 3 course meal that includes items like roasted butternut squash bisque; Lowcountry style shrimp and grits; and rosemary chantilly cream for dessert
Saltus' River Grill - Offering a 3 course meal that includes items like their signature crab bisque sherry; crispy duck leg confit; and Dark Chocolate Terrine salted caramel
Plums - Offering a $25/person set that may include Blackened shrimp with balsamic honey BBQ sauce; Crab and Shrimp dip served with soft pretzel sticks; and Crab Stuffed Flounder served with Gullah rice, sautéed vegetables and topped with a beurre blanc sauce
Q On Bay - Offering a $25 three course menu that includes items like Marinated Artichoke, Squash, Zucchini, Onion, & Mushrooms over Mixed Field Greens; Grilled Maple Glazed Atlantic Salmon over White Rice & Grilled Asparagus; and Sweet Potato Crème Brule
The Old Bull Tavern - Offering a 4 course meal for $25/person that includes items like tavern cheese with toasts; Winemakers Salad; braised pork; and the dessert of the day
Dockside - Offering a 3 course meal that includes items like New England clam chowder; Parmesan Crusted Flounder Florentine, and Bourbon Street pecan pie
Albergotti Grill - Offering a 3 course meal for $25/person that includes items like whole fried okra; Whiskey Wood Smoked Chuck Tender; and Hot Apple Bread Pudding
Fat Pattie's - Offering a fixed menu for $25/person that includes items like 1 craft beer from their 19 taps; one menu starter; one menu entree; and a bowl of their house made ice cream
Johnson Creek Tavern - Offering a 3 course meal that includes items like a cup of spicy shrimp gumbo; lobster pot pie; and key lime pie
Common Ground Coffeehouse - Offering Dinner For 2 that includes a choice of tomato pie or chicken pot pie; a half-pint of gelato; and two cups of coffee
And besides great food, Beaufort has a number of great South Carolina beach communities, making it one of the top places to live in South Carolina. And because its close to the coast, the city boasts many incredible things to see and do. Residents of Beaufort enjoy boating, fishing, bird watching and walking on the beaches. For those who live an active lifestyle, many of the South Carolina beach communities offer golf, tennis, swimming, yoga and private fitness centers.
The second-oldest city in South Carolina, Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Lowcountry. The city is known for its historic downtown, and its spectacular natural scenery. The downtown streets are lined by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-covered oak trees, while outside of town you'll find pristine beaches, thriving nature preserves, and the magnificent Sea Islands. The city has been named "Best Small Southern Town" by Southern Living, a "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" by American Style, and a "Top 50 Adventure Town" by National Geographic Adventure.
If you are interested in one of the top places to live in South Carolina, check out the southern charm of Beaufort SC real estate in the area. For example, three of the top Beaufort neighborhoods are:
Fripp Island - One of the most desirable South Carolina beach communities, Fripp Island features cottage homes, beach townhomes, villas and condominiums. If you're searching for affordable developments on the beach, homes for sale at Fripp Island begin in the mid $200K's and you can find condominiums in the low $100K's. Homes can also reach over $1 million on the beach. Amenities of the island community include two 18-hole championship golf courses, eight exclusive restaurants, five swimming pools, 10 tennis courts, and a full-service deep water marina. When you're at Fripp Island during this time, see the Brass-Hoppers trio on January 15th at the Community Center. The musical trio is composed of three talented women featuring jazz to classic music. This is just one example of exquisite entertainment found right on the island.
Coosaw Point - Only 5 minutes from historic downtown Beaufort, Coosaw Point is a charming coastal retirement community with ocean access, cottage homes, and lush greenery. Great for both families and retirees, Coosaw Point features cottage homes in the mid $400k's and lots for sale beginning in the $50k's. If you like to spend time on the water, this waterfront community is for you. Amenities include an 11,000 square foot river clubhouse, a private boat dock and ramp, tennis courts, a fitness center, community parks, and a crab shack for local events.
Dataw Island - Located on its own barrier island, Dataw Island is a private 870 acre retirement oriented master planned community. With 1,000 homes planned, the community features patio homes under $200K and cottage homes beginning in the mid $400K's. A handful of lots for sale are still available under $50k, Amenities on the island include two recently refurbished golf courses, a full-service deepwater marina, outstanding tennis and thriving social clubs.If you enjoy boating, Dataw Island also has full-service deepwater marina with 83 wet slips and 300 dry stacks.
Why not check out Beaufort SC real estate, and you appreciate good food, there is no better time than during Restaurant Week South Carolina. There will be plenty of things to see while you are enjoying the southern cuisine, and its a great time to visit some of the top South Carolina beach communities.
Be sure to check in with our trusted colleagues in Beaufort, Island Realty of the Lowcountry. Their office is located just beyond the gates to Fripp Island.