The Beaufort Inn

The Little Woman and I decided a long time ago that if you cook a lot at home, and you care about what you eat, it makes it a lot harder to go out to restaurants. The conclusion we came to was to try to eat more ethnic food… that we didn’t know much about. However, on occasion, we get pleasantly surprised. Such is the case this past Wednesday when we ate at the Beaufort Inn, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Our friends, Charles and Kathleen, took their 45′ yacht ‘Bert’s Boy’ from the Isle of Hope Marina in Savannah to Beaufort, SC on their way to Charleston, SC. We arranged to meet them in Beaufort for dinner. The Beaufort Inn was recommended by an acquaintance of ours we often see at the 1790 House here in Savannah…and it is within walking distance of the downtown Beaufort Marina. It was worth the hour’s drive!

The service was spectacular! We had a wonderful waitress named October (or was it September?…a month anyway) who was ever-present, but not fawning. TG had stuffed oysters…good but not worthy of repeating. On the other hand, TLW had shrimp and grits…(I think it was an effort to see if they lived up to hers!)…they were equally as good and I ended up sharing them with her. The chef promised to email us the recipe…let’s see if he lives up to that promise. Charles and Kathleen ordered bouillabaisse…and they both raved over it. My scallops and TLW’s mussels were very good, but we might stick with just the shrimp and grits along with a salad next time we go!

If you are ever in that area, make it a point to at least eat there, if not stay there!

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