Morgan Creek Grill
Morgan Creek Grill

Morgan Creek Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.morgancreekgrill.com/
  • Phone: 8438868980x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday ~ Sunday

    10am-2pm Sunday Brunch
    Lunch & Dinner Daily 11am

    Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 4-7pm at all Bars
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Low Country, American
  • Executive Chef: Bert Ottmers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Morgan Creek Grill offers a variety of entertainment on The Upper Deck and at The Creekside Bar. Music ranges from acoustic musicians to full bands. Please check the website for the entertainment schedule: www.morgancreekgrill.com

  • Special Events: Contact Kristy Kinney, Director of Events and Promotions
    843-810-2098 or events@morgancreekgrill.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: www.lowcountrylooptrolly.com
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet seven days a week Memorial Day to Labor Day.
A word from Morgan Creek Grill
Morgan Creek Grill, located in the Isle of Palms Marina, offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding Lowcountry marshes from our waterfront dining rooms and the Upperdeck Bar & Grill. Fresh seafood, choice steaks and creative appetizers are offered with southern hospitality in a casual atmosphere. Live music, complimentary boat dockage, children’s menu, Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner .
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Morgan Creek Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (134)great for outdoor dining (76)good for groups (64)kid-friendly (62)neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (43)vibrant bar scene (33)romantic (32)great for brunch (29)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (19)hot spot (17)notable wine list (12)late-night find (8)Show More
  • First Time at MCG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Restaurant was o.k. - no air conditioning, so left as soon as dinner was over! Fries were not hot, and food and drinks pricey for what you got.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AlllyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    scollops were coooked perfectly. Great spinach salad. View is the best on the beach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LoveCharleston
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The table was ready for our group, the service was excellent, and the she crab soup was very good. Some of the other food was a little bland, but overall this is a nice neighborhood restaurant. There are televisions showing sports, or better, you can look out at the boats coming and going from the marina. When we were there, it was too hot to eat outside, but that's available in more pleasant weather.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS great food, great view!
    SCgal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! Always fresh, innovative seafood dishes. Excellent cocktails too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual!
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Continue to go there-with or without friends or other family. Never had a problem and usually get a table overlooking the ICW I request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of towner
    ohioguest123
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    great friendly server, enjoyed our family dinner out as part of our beach vacation
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't give 5's
    PickyBeerGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If you read any of my other previous reviews I hardly ever give something a 5 unless it truly is amazing. Well the food here, truly was amazing. All 4 of the adults in the party rave over the food well after we were gone. I had the salmon prepared their low country way and oh my goodness was it good. My wife had the tuna prepared with with one of the special ways and it was great as well. My in laws also did salmon and Mahi Mahi both done in Morgan's special ways and they raved as well. Heck, even my 2 Yr old seemed to like the kids plate (but it's hard to mess noodles up). We did not try any apps or desserts so I cannot comment on those. The only reason I did not give the restaurant a 5 was it was hot and humid inside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We visit Wild Dunes often and have been here many times. The food has improved greatly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view, food not so good.
    MrsG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although this is primarily a seafood restaurant, there aren't many non-seafood item selections. Overpriced in my opinion for the portion size. Regular summer salad was $10 then an additional $6 for grilled chicken. Although our server was very nice, she was obviously overwhelmed with her table load so we barely saw her. Others in group had seafood entrees and they all agreed they were mediocre at best, and overpriced for quality. I'm very surprised that this place received the Open Table 2014 Diner's Choice Award--maybe due to the lack of good restaurants on Isle of Palms and no competition. My recommendation is to take the short drive to Sullivan's Island--MUCH better dining options!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We cellebrated our 1st year together and couldn't have picked a better place. View, service and food was fantastic. This was my first time there, can't believe I have been here 5yrs and have not found this jewel!! Thank you for such a great night !! Paula
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful spot
    Interesting
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Morgan's is just the type of easy going, laid back place you always find at the shore. It sits overlooking the intercoastal waterway, has a nautical feel to it and serves fresh and tasty seafood. The staff is attentive, the tables are a bit tight leading to a energetic noise level.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    oneshot
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our server was obviously stoned so she "forgot" a lot. Inside dining room was very hot and loud. Food was mediocre. Go for a drink and the view only.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Once again a great dinner, with food fresh and superbly prepared. Our group shared the seared scallops, fried oysters, and crab spread appetizers and all were excellent, with special kudos to the oyster sauce. The catch of the day featured mahi and salmon and both were excellent, blackened low country style with collard greens and grits. View of marina and intracoastal waterway sets off the evening perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal @ Morgan Creek Grill
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    As always, we had a great meal at Morgan Creek Grill. We did not have the best table for a view, but then, we made our reservations only a couple of hours ahead, so what could we expect. When we were seated, it took quite a while for the first contact from our waiter, but we know they were busy. We were not upset. We've had better service and table view, at Morgan Creek Grill, but we love the ambiance, and the food, so it is not a problem and we'll come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic fresh fish
    sunsetwaves
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We love the daily fresh fish choices, cooking choices and the toppings! I ordered the Mahi blackened with the avocado salsa and it was excellent! The hot crab dip was yummy! The crab cakes were light and tasty! The restaurant offers fun outside dining with bar treats, music and dancing and inside offers great views of Morgan Creek through all the windows! We ate here twice during our week at Wild Dunes:) We will return next year:) Great service, friendly staff:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    FocusonFood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While the view was beautiful, the food was bland. The acoustics of the restaurant needs to be addressed as it was very loud with limited customers. We dined there several years before, and it was a great place to eat. Would not go back again now.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding seafood
    worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and great views! We had the crab dip, scallops, salmon and grouper and all were outstanding. The marina view is spectacular and the staff is enthusiastic about their product, a sign of great management. One of the best restaurants in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NANDJ
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Promptly seated with very nice view. Service was outstanding. Food was delivered very promptly. Serving size of food was generous but preperation was average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have a place in Wild Dunes and have been going there for years and must say food was best ever.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good spot for IOP vacationers
    Bman
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We took a group of 7 including a pre-schooler and got a table reservation only an hour ahead of time. The service was a tad on the slow / distracted side as the place seemed very busy. The food taste and portions were fine, no complaints. My 70-year old teetotaler mother was not happy with the sherry wine in her she-crab soup, however, since there was no mention of it. They replaced it with a dry version rather quickly. This is a good spot for Isle of Palms / Wild Dunes vacationers since it is convenient, has a nice view of the waterway, along with a lively outside atmosphere for after dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Little of everything
    Coach
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place has it all- location/ activity/ great food/ earlier with live music- later for the dinner crowd. The seafood bowl was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with a beautiful view
    Mary
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Morgan Creek Grill is located in Isle of Palms, SC right on the water, so it is absolutely beautiful. My family took me out to dinner for my birthday and I enjoyed an outstanding birthday dinner. The food was good. Our attentive waiter even provided me with a free creme brulee since it was my birthday. Truly dining at Morgan Creek Grill was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Evening
    JimandConnie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Morgan Creek Grill is a wonderful restaurant. I took my wife there for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The menu selection was excellant and the food and service was outstanding. After our meal we went outside and enjoyed the outdoor bar and music. We really enjoyed ourselves and by the looks of it so did a number of people. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant experience. Recommended.
    Firsttime
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very popular. Music was outside and we were inside allowing conversation to be plesant. Food was great, service very good, view nice, great destination for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here
    Mishelimpossible
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We took guests staying with us and all four of us loved it! I can't wait to go again and bring more friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first timer
    Cfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first time dinning at this restaurant. We arrived about fifteen minutes before our reserved time and were seated about fifteen minutes after our reserved time. The staff was nice, informative and friendly. The food was good and arrived not long after ordering. The down side was that the young male who brought our food spilled the cocktail sauce which splatter on one of my guest's white pants. Our waitress was very apologetic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best experience there to date
    Tommyboy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Crowded and noisy as expected on high season Saturday summer eve so service was a bit slow. Food was all around outstanding; tasty and well prepared. The fish bowl was incredible...fresh and prepared in savory tomato broth. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morgan Creek food and entertainment
    foodnmusic
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came to Isle of Palms to see the Tyler Nail Trio of which my son is a member. Outdoor venue that seemed to be serious about music the way they wanted the bands on time and ready to go etc. Unfortunately, it is a patio, on ground level, rather than a raised stage and no true listening area - just adjacent to bar. Kids were walking across the venue, climbing the tarp poles. Parents and staff never made an effort to stop. It would be fine to dance out in front to music. Band stopped a couple times as distracted - so just a few real music patrons seemed interested. We were given a great table on the deck at 5 pm to eat, continue to listen and watch. Vey nice and we each loved the food. Walked around, great view, very attractive place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Flounder was awful. Was told it was the whole flounder. Still do not know what type of fillet it was. Very dry and the worst piece of fish I have ever tried to eat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was terrific!
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I wanted a nice place to take a cousin for a nice "Thank You!" dinner for hosting us. Morgan Creek Grill was perfect. We all very much enjoyed our dinners, an assortment of friend shrimp and oysters, and broiled flounder and scallops. Everything was tasty. The broiled items were tender and perfectly seasoned; the fried items not overly breaded or greasy. The accompanying sauces perfectly complimented the seafood. The service was great too. After dinner we had drinks outside listening to the live music. We highly recommend Morgan Creek Grill!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal, as usual
    SCgal
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food at Morgan Creek Grill is always wonderful!! The salmon special was fabulous as always as was the key lime pie. The views cannot be beat. Service is good to great, my most recent visit it fell in the "good" category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodlvr
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This restaurant overlooking the InterCoastal and Dewees Island has the best seafood dishes, ambience and sunset views for a great price. Wonderful place to take out of town guests for the beach resort experience to the Charleston area lowcountry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding views, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We make it a habit of dining at MCG every time we visit Isle of Palms. The view is always breathtaking and the food is very good. This evening the standout was the seared scallops appetizer with asparagus and a balsamic reduction! The service was a tad bit slow but I think the kitchen was backed up, so this is not a knock on our server who was very engaging and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place, great location
    greatdining
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Wonderful place to eat and hang out. Great food, their was music, games, right on the water and service great too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner with family
    dinner4rfamily
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food and service. Nice options on kids menu. We had 2 tables with family and when I called to ensure we were sitting near each other, they were very accommodating and put us all together.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Celebration
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a party of 8 to celebrate my Mom's birthday. The service was very good. I had brought a birthday cake and they took care of that. The food was delicious. We never felt rushed. Thanks for making my mom's day special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was terrible
    Audreycorey
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We ordered steak and fish, both of which were inedible. The steak was so fatty that I literally couldn't cut it. My husband's fish was floating in butter, notwithstanding the fact that butter wasn't even mentioned in the description of the menu item. My daughter ordered a chicken and vegetable soup, which didn't have a single piece of chicken in it. On a positive note, the view was outstanding and our waiter was courteous and professional about the bad meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    On a busy Saturday evening, we were seated 15 minutes after reservation. Delay may be attributable to slow service, as diners can't finish until served. However, I requested a quiet table with a view. They tried to accomodate these requests. I would not choose this restaurant on a Saturday evening again because of the crowd and noise. The waiter was clearly too busy to serve us quickly, but he was kind, courteous and personable in addition to being a competent waiter. I had the catch of the day salmon lowcountry style which was the best food I have eaten in a long while! I eat salmon, collards and grits in my own home frequently and didn't think they could improve, but they did! The creme brulee was over the top. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and atmosphere
    Linda
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One of our favorites...great food....great view....great service. The sunflower crusted fish is definitely my favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get'em in, get'em out
    AubbieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Requested a table by the window. We were seated as far away as could be , next to a wall and the kitchen separation screen behind us. When I told the hostess I requested a window , we were told to wait. Ten minutes later we were seated at the window. Fifteen minutes later I looked to the table where we were going to sit, it disappeared! Food was so-so. I ordered their summer salad for $10. Size of regular salad with a few sunflower seeds and mandarin oranges on top. Not worth it at all. Husband had a broiled seafood platter that was ok. I had shrimp tacos, again very small and not that tasty. The outside bar area looked lively but I am sure it was the same food. Their goal is to turn tables over quickly .Will not return
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic