Elevating Southern cooking with fresh specials, classic comfort food at Q on Bay

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By Pamela Brownstein

When it comes to the ideal location, the name says it all for Q on Bay. The restaurant, located on Bay Street, makes the most of being in the center of the action downtown by appealing to all crowds with big tables for families, an attractive bar and TVs for watching sports, and a large outdoor seating area with a view that can’t be beat. The menu also has something yummy for everyone with everything from healthy salads to fried pork loin sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Dip starter
Buffalo Chicken Dip starter

The Lunch Bunch started with the amazing Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip made with smoked chicken, cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese and served warm with large pita

Egg rolls
Egg rolls

chips. We also all loved the egg rolls, a chef’s selection, that were crunchy on the outside and filled with rice and pork.

Kim and I both had similar cravings — she had the fish tacos while I ordered the grilled shrimp taco special.

Buck enjoyed his hearty fried pork sandwich special with a generous side of hand cut fries. Elizabeth was a big fan of her hot wings with a side of green beans.

Lunch Bunch was pleased to welcome The Island News’ new saleswoman, Irene Goodnight. She ordered the Salmon Salad Special — mixed greens, blue cheese crumble,

Salmon salad special
Salmon salad special

cucumbers, tomatoes and candied walnuts topped with a piece of grilled salmon. It was a must-have.

Desserts vary and are homemade daily by co-owner Chris’ mom. We were fortunate enough to try a delicious strawberry cake and also a warm peach cobbler with ice cream — a fabulous way to finish a delightful meal.

In addition to daily lunch and dinner specials, Q on Bay features unique events such as live music at night Wednesday through Sunday. Late night menus are also a plus (since it’s

Homemade peach cobbler with ice cream.
Homemade peach cobbler with ice cream.

often hard to find any place that serves food after 10 p.m.).

Q on Bay is located at 822 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. until at least 2 a.m. Late night menu is available Wednesday through Saturday from 10 p.m. until late. Check them out on Facebook or visit www.qonbay.com. Call 843-524-7771.