Blackstone’s Café

Bakery | Diner | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

Tucked around the corner from Bay Street and the historic Beaufort waterfront, Blackstone’s is a two-story, bare-table café decorated to the rafters (literally) with U.S. Marine and nautical memorabilia. You could spend days in here studying, reading, and admiring the stuff on the walls.

The lunch menu is mostly deli sandwiches and a few salads. We came in search of hot breakfast and found a great reward: shrimp and grits (also available at lunch). This is a broad bowl filled with a mix of steamy white and yellow grits, just barely buttered, in which are suspended approximately 100,000 shrimp, the whole shebang blanketed with melted cheese, savory demi-glaze, and a sprinkle of dill. Utterly delicious!

The corned beef hash is excellent, too. This is the real stuff, definitely not from a can. It is chunky, brine-bright, and deeply satisfying. On the side come grits, eggs, and slices of toast or an English muffin. We ignored that breadstuff and chose a sticky bun instead. It turned out to be a soft, sweet mesa of dough that was plenty sticky and coated with chopped pecans.

What to Eat
Blackstone’s Café, shrimp and grits
shrimp and grits
Shrimp and grits is on both the breakfast and lunch menu at Blackstone’s. It is an enormously satisfying bowl of food, rich with cheese and sprinkled with dill.
Blackstone’s Café, corned beef hash
corned beef hash
Nestled between fried eggs on the left and a drift of grits on the right is some of the finest corned beef hash for miles around.
Blackstone’s Café, Sticky bun
Sticky bun
Blackstone’s sticky bun is a fresh and tender, too sticky to be finger food.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7:30am - 2pm
Monday7:30am - 2pm
Tuesday7:30am - 2pm
Wednesday7:30am - 2pm
Thursday7:30am - 2pm
Friday7:30am - 2pm
Saturday7:30am - 2pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 124 MILES | 2 hr 47 min

Both Savannah and Charleston are culinary Meccas; between them is a paradise of good eats. Meandering up the coast, have breakfast at Blackstone's Cafe (shrimp & grits, please!) and unique Gullah cuisine at Gullah Grub. Stop for fresh peaches and blue-ribbon pies at George & Pink's produce stand and climax the day with an endless…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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