By Will Borger


Coastal seafood, barbecue, and classic southern comfort food are staples in South Carolina’s vibrant cuisine scene, and Beaufort has a little of everything to satisfy your palate. There are many well-known chains, mom-and-pop shops, and ethnic eateries to choose from. So, as you orient yourself to your new community, you may wonder: where are the best restaurants on MCAS Beaufort and in the nearby area of Beaufort, NC? We’ve got our top list to get you started! (1-2) Fast Food on MCAS Beaufort (3-9) Family & MWR Restaurants on MCAS Beaufort (10-12) TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Beaufort, SC Restaurants (13-15) Yelp's Top 3 Beaufort, SC Restaurants

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MCAS Beaufort Restaurants

Dining options on base are available in many flavors and multiple locations. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours before you go.

Fast Food

1. Subway

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 553 Delalio Ave. MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904


: 1 (843) 522-3130

2. Hangar One Grill House

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 1283 Geiger Blvd. MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904


: 1 (843) 228-7895

MCAS Beaufort Family & MWR Restaurants

Please check MCAS Beaufort’s Family & MWR webpage for COVID-19 updates and to view the restaurants’ current take-out only menus.

3. 32˚N 80˚W Brewpub

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 1617 Laurel Bay Dr. Laurel Bay, SC 29906


: 1 (843) 592-0389 32˚N 80˚W Brewpub features a deep selection of local craft beers, a diverse selection of wines and cocktails, and great pub food.

4. Afterburners

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 553 Delalio Ave. MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904


: 1 (843) 228-6246 Afterburners is a recreation center that offers drinks and a number of bar-style appetizers, as well as pizza.

5. Brig and Brew

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 19 Santo Domingo St. MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905


: 1 (843) 228-1544 Brig and Brew is another recreation facility with a number of televisions, games, and events that serves up pub food and drinks.

6. Java Café

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 283 Blvd. de France MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905


: 1 (843) 228-4685 Java Café serves hot and cold beverages, Starbucks coffee, and grab and go snacks. They also serve light sandwiches and pizza on Thursdays.

7. The Officer’s Club

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 554 Quilali Rd. MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904


: 1 (843) 228-7182 Sporting some beautiful views, The Officer’s Club is a great palace for lunch or an event. The Santini Bar is reserved for officers, civilian equivalents and their guests every Friday for great drinks, hors d’ouevres, pool, and other recreational activities. The Sand Trap Grill

8. The Sand Trap Grill

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 299 Belleau Wood Rd. MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905


: 1 (843) 228-4560 Located at The Legends Golf Course, The Sand Trap Grill offers breakfast items such as scrambled eggs and pancakes as well as lunch items like thick, juicy burgers and sandwiches.

9. Traditions

MCAS Beaufort Bldg. 78 Nicaragua St. MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905


: 1 (843) 228-1566 Traditions occupies a historic building from the early 1900s and offers great views and ambience to match its history. Open only for lunch, the menu changes every week, so check to see what they’re serving before you go.

Best Restaurants in Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, South Carolina is a small city, but there’s a lot of variety when it comes to the local restaurant scene. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it. So, what restaurants are near MCAS Beaufort, SC? With so many great choices, which restaurants in Beaufort, SC are truly the best? That depends on who you ask so we provided some local favorites rated by TripAdvisor and Yelp to get you started.

TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Beaufort, SC Restaurants

10. Old Bull Tavern

205 West St. Beaufort, SC 29902


: 1 (843) 379-2855 Old Bull Tavern features an ever-changing menu based on European and American food. It’s also praised for its innovative cocktails, craft beer and wine selection, and excellent service.  Java City & News

11. Java City & News

301 Carteret St. Beaufort, SC 29902


: 1 (843) 379-5282 Java City & News is known for its exceptional coffee and wonderful atmosphere, but it also serves breakfast and lunch, as well as wine and beer.

12. Wren Bistro

210 Carteret St. Beaufort, SC 29902


: 1 (843) 524-9463 Wren Bistro features an ever-evolving menu for both lunch and dinner and sources much of its food locally. Because of its popularity, you probably want to make a reservation.

Yelp’s Top 3 Beaufort, SC Restaurants

13. Blacksheep

1216 Boundary St. Beaufort, SC 29902


: 1 (843) 470-8070 An incredibly small restaurant that only seats 14 at a time, Blacksheep’s menu offers ten items or less and changes every two weeks, and reservations are required. For the best experience, just hand the menu back and have them make you one of everything. Seriously.

14. Dockside Restaurant

71 Sea Island Pkwy. Beaufort, SC 29907


: 1 (843) 4379-3288 Dockside Restaurant is a casual, family restaurant that sits on the waterfront. Dockside largely serves seafood, though folks also come back for the service and excellent view. Lost Local

15. Lost Local

705 Bay St. Beaufort, SC 29902


: 1 (843) 379-3838 Lost Local sources all of its food from local farmers and fishermen. It’s a bar first and has the drink menu to match, but reviewers praise the tacos and service.


Hungry for more? Check out Visit Beaufort for dozens of food and beverage listings to explore. No doubt as you settle into your new community , you will find your own particular favorite restaurants on MCAS Beaufort and in nearby Beaufort, SC. Don’t forget to ask your friends for their recommendations, too!




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