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Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Boathouse at Breach Inlet

Boathouse at Breach Inlet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.com
  • Phone: (843) 886-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Winter hours: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Summer hours: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Crow bar opened daily at 3:00pm

    Lunch served seasonally May - September 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Charles Arena
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering menus available online at www.boathouserestaurants.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our deck overlooking the waterway accommodates 80 people. Availability is limited to certain seasons.
  • Private Party Contact: Shawn Stullenbarger or Colleen OConnor (843) 886-8000
  • Special Events & Promotions: Charleston Restaurant Week 3 for $30 Menu January 10 - 20th, 2013

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Breach Inlet
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self service parking also available beside the restaurant.
A word from Boathouse at Breach Inlet
This waterfront locale is historically known as the launching site of our country's first submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Poised at the breach between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, you can enjoy a meal amongst the spectacular sunset views and balmy ocean breezes of the Isle of Palms. Come early and have a cocktail at the Rooftop Bar while enjoying amazing views before dining.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Very loud in there. The restaurant is small inside and the tables are on top of each other so that might have had something to do with it. We made reservations for 745 for 2 and requested on (open table) a seat near the water. When we arrived the hostess did not know that we requested near the water, I guess they don't read the requests on open table. We were not seated until 8:15 so it was still a 30 min wait with a reservation. Food was good but nothing to rant and rave about. Crab cakes were average. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is a favorite for family Sunday brunches. The hostess was very pleasant and our waitress was overwhelmingly accommodating. We have a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Was great to be able to get dinner at the BH on business trip to Charleston earlier this week. Hard to beat the view of Breach Inlet, great food (flounder / crab meat special), reliable service, and great ambiance."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The server was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu and specials. Both of the seafood entrees we chose, one regular menu item and one nightly special, were very fresh and and tasty. The only downside was there was a considerable wait betweeh the salad course and the entree being brought to us but the server frequently stopped by the table to let us know he was on top of it and finally brought us some fritters on the house to "tide us over". The creme brulee was delicious, even to me who normally just takes one taste of my husband's and is not a big custard fan."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food and they were incredible to seat all 14 of us though we had to split into 2 groups. Everyone in the crowd was very pleased with food, wait staff, ambiance. Definitely on the list to repeat again next year."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was good, s l o w service.. Expensive for the portion size. Short wait for a table with a reservation. Great views!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! Food was fantastic, service was really good as well. Noise - it was loud only because there are a lot of people in the restaurant! The food was out of this world!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not only awesome views, but also good food and service. Have been here several times and never dissapoints. Good wine list also."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We decided on the Boathouse for brunch since we hadn't eaten there in a couple years and it was good in the past. We ordered an appetizer we didn't receive and had slow service despite the restaurant only being a quarter full. Out of the 3 meals that were ordered none were prepared correctly. One we had to send back because it tasted spoiled and the other 2 were ok but weren't prepared like the description on the menu. With so many great places to eat in Charleston I won't be returning here."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Loved the view, food was great and collards were amazing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have dined at the Boathouse many times and the atmosphere and food quality are never a disappointment. However, we also dine at several other higher end seafood restaurants in the Charleston area (all rated and comparable to the Boathouse) I typically get a broiled seafood platter or some variety of seafood. The food portion size at the Boathouse is in estimation 25-30% smaller than those found a competitors establishments. A suggestion would be to increase the portions by a few of each item OR increase the size of the lobster tail or the number of dainty tails from 1 to 3."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Go a little before sunset. Verynice place to be for sunset. Sit outside if its warm. Goodfood and presentation.service was really good."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Rather pricey for the food, but it was at least very good. Waiter tended to hover and you felt a bit pushed which seemed unnecessary on an early week night. But, the seafood was fresh!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Love the decor and the food was scrumptious. Would be great to arrive by boat. Quick service as well"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Would be great for summertime dining, lots of outdoor seating. Try the pecan crusted flounder"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was not my first trip to the Boathouse, one of many. However, this was a first date. Our server wanted to rush us through dinner - he kept coming back even after we told him we would be taking our time. I understand it is all about numbers, but we are local and we support you year round. Perhaps you should issue an "I'm not a tourist" card to us so we can enjoy your lovely restaurants without being rushed. A little romance and a few oysters can go a long way."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I believe that the chef has changed. They brought our tuna app, half old and half pink and fresh....are we stupid! The shrimp in one of our entrees was clearly previously frozen. Not acceptable in this town. This used to be a restaurant where we would bring friends and family for a nice night out. Now it's full of tourists in sweat pants and tee shirts! We won't be back. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I always enjoy my dining experience at the Boathouse but was disappointed at the extreme increase in price in just the past few years. Tourists might pay the price, but locals will not."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Simply stated, the Boathouse is always good - service, menu options, food preparation."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Awesome seafood, best collards I've eaten. Everyone loved the atmosphere and view of Breach Inlet at sunsst."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I don't know if it was an off night but experience wasn't as good as before. The mac and cheese was bland. The bartender was quite overwhelmed-they needed to give her some help. Bar order took awhile. Eggroll appetizer was ok."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our server Caroline as very nice and when we inquired about the items on the menu she was very informative and helpful. We were in for a special occasion and she was very understanding of our situation."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Boathouse several times on vacation. Its my favorite spot. I try something new every time and this time was no exception. This time I tried the Low Country eggrolls. They were not only unique in flavor but very tasty. For my entree I got the bacon wrapped pork chop. It was the best pork chop I have had ever !! Very tasty. If you are going to be in Isle of Palms or Sulivans Island. , this is the place to eat."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If not for the noise level the place would be great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Off season dinning, so very quiet. The view is the draw. If you like fried fresh seafood and a view to die for, this is the place."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Superior service from Michael. Both girls loved the salmon and I really liked the tuna. House wine went down smoothly. Overall dinner enjoyed by us all. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were 1 of 3 tables in the restaurant and the service took forever. The craft of mimosas was filled half with ice which watered down any mimosas after the 1st. I ordered the salmon omelet special. When i asked for egg whites only, the waitress said they couldnt do that. When I asked why she said they just dont. When i got my omelet there was only one bite that actually had salmon in it. The whole thing was spinach and tomatoes. Literally one bite of a tiny piece of salmon. My mom got the lobster salad. The portion was 1/4th a cup. Two bites for $11. we went out to eat elsewhere as soon as we left. Would never recommend."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went to Boathouse on Saturday. We had an early reservation and got a great table with a view of the water on the back porch. The service was fantastic and our meals were excellent. I had a perfectly done (medium rare) steak with lobster tails and everything was delicious. We also had some littleneck clams which were phenomenal. We will definitely be coming back and will be interested to see how they are when the season is in full swing. Boathouse has a great view and excellent food and service. What is not to like?"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "If you eat at the Boathouse...be sure to try the blue cheese cole slaw and fried flounder, both are very good. We ate on the downstairs patio, it is time for an upgrade to the area. Can't beat the view but can beat the food at other restaurants. The food overall is not bad but not the best."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Slow service but the portions are just rediculous. I spent 98 bucks for two of us. Had to stop by Acme to eat again.3 bucks for Broiled Seafood platter. Platter? It was a small plate with a paper thin piece of fish, sure wasn't flounder but you couldn't tell because it was 3 inches long and paper thin 3 shrimp and 3 tiny scallops, salad was OK. What happened to the Boathouse we loved? Last trip..sad"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Was very pleased. The food was great! Swordfish wonderfully cookedf. The fried shrimp was breaded perfectly. The service was on spot and the server stayed on top of everything. Even recomnened a great appetizer, liwcountry egg rolls. My family was in from out if town and their first trip to Boathouse. One of my favorite places."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was the third trip to the Boathouse and was our favorite! We both had the special of crab-stuffed flounder and it was delicious. I had the collards as a side and they were seasoned "just right" with a little hint of spice. Both my husband and I shared the key-lime pie and we both believe it was best we've tasted. We will surely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My friends and I visited The Boathouse at Breach Inlet in February. Décor inside was warm and inviting. Fresh seafood was our reason for choosing The Boathouse and we were not disappointed. I chose the soup du jour, potato leek with bacon, and the Pan Roasted Sea Scallops. The soup was creamy, flavorful and served at the proper temperature. The scallops were outstanding - fresh, sweet and perfectly cooked. Served over parmesan risotto with prosciutto, asparagus and lemon rosemary vinaigrette, every bite was delightful. There was a gluten free option to this dish which my friends appreciated. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and checked on us frequently. Choose the deck for the view in warmer months. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everyone was extremely happy with their meals and service. Entree's were cooked to perfection and were enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The Boathouse is right on the water at Breech Inlet on the Isle of Palms, which is a fantastic location. It wasn't particularly crowded on a week night, but the good was excellent as well as the Service. There are several dining area, an outside porch, an upstairs and the inside dinning area, which is where we ate. I would definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "It was Valentine’s Day and we were seated by a group of 3 couples. One of the gentlemen at the table was really loud and annoying. I should have asked to be moved to another table, but it didn’t seem to be any available at the time. Another couple came in and sat on the other side of the table and after about 3 minutes moved."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Casual seafood restaurant with wonderful selections of locally caught fish. Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place is amazing. From the appetizers to the main course. Some of these seafood was so fresh that I may never eat it anywhere else. Best seafood in Charleston."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We brought out of town guests to The Boathouse this past Sunday. The food was below par. 1. Had to get permission from kitchen to order a crab cake. Isn't that one of their specialties? 2. Blue cheese cole slaw was runny and loaded with mayonnaise. 2. Tenderloin sandwich did not come as ordered. 3. Service was slow. 4. Requested a table with a view when I made the reservation thru Open Table and we got seated by a wait station. There were other tables overlooking the water open. We were embarrassed that we brought first time Charleston visitors here. We will never come back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming here for a while. The food is always good. It seems that we've had the same seat every time we go here. We love the location of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014