From Humble Beginnings to Haute Cuisine, Shrimp and grits has been a Southern staple for centuries – perhaps even millennia. So named for their gritty texture, grits were passed from local native tribes, who ground it from hominy, on to newcomers. The Gullah people of South Carolina’s coastal islands were probably the first to combine grits with the shrimp they caught, and Gullah writings from long ago describe how they savored dishes we would recognize as our modern shrimp and grits. Read More →
Located in the historic Beaufort bank building, Panini’s is a delightful blend of old world Italian charm and new world cuisine. Serving unique and crispy stone-baked pizza, delicious panini sandwiches, hoagies, large salads, inventive pastas, and fresh local seafood - all made with a Mediterranean flare. You'll also love our famous homemade Italian desserts. We feature a full bar, both indoors and outside, and the restaurant overlooks Beaufort's Waterfront Park. See our complete menu here.
In addition to great dining, Panini's on The Waterfront is very proud to call itself one of the best banquet facilities in Beaufort South Carolina. We are well-known for providing the best services for many event planners and individuals. Our dedicated and committed team of event coordinators would love to help you plan your perfect reception in Beaufort.