For over 30 years, Beaufort Grocery Company has been at the forefront of Beaufort’s dining scene. They continue to prove that not all the best restaurants are located on the waterfront.
In the evening, Beaufort Grocery Company transforms into one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments with daily seafood specials, and a wide variety of other entrées, appetizers, and desserts further complimented by one of the premier wine lists in the region. Although the dinner menu offers six to eight main courses, this limited menu has unlimited appeal. This is due to the additional nightly dinner features created with local and seasonal ingredients. All main courses are served with a produce salad or cup of soup.
Charles Park and his wife Wendy, established the restaurant in 1991 on the site of the old Owens Grocery Store. Charles serves as Executive Chef of the establishment, while Wendy manages the front of the house and doubles as Pastry Chef. Charles is a C.E.C., and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a member of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™.
In 1994, the restaurant was expanded to the adjacent property at 115 Queen Street where special dinners, private parties, wedding receptions and other catered events are accommodated in the historic house, as well as in its beautifully landscaped garden. They can accommodate 60 people seated for a special event. The outdoor patio can seat 100. Cocktail receptions can accommodate 175 people using both the dining room and patio.