Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.3
3689 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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. Please note that local ordinances require the use of face masks as well as distancing and seating restrictions. We are unable to seat more than 8 guests at a table and are operating at half capacity. A face mask will be required to enter the building and to move about on the property.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3689 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ReginaD
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Great Service

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service! The mussels...heavenly. We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We found that the menu has been updated. The dishes we had were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The manager would not let us walk to our table without putting masks on our 6yo boys. My husband and I had no issue with wearing our own, but don’t feel comfortable putting them on our young children. Take that for what it means to you.

The food and drinks were great, and their waitstaff is very professional.

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Neil
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been here several times over the past few years, food is always great and the service is friendly and helpful.

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LidijaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Can't beat being on the water, too! We loved our dinner here and would eat here again next time we are in town.

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vipKYtraveler
E. Tennessee
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time eating in a restaurant indoors in a year. Waiters all wore masks properly and menus was digital using your smart phone. Tables are socially distanced. 👍👍 for safe protocols and great food. Sunset was gorgeous, too!

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Devvoo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not sure if it was because the reservation was late but they stuck my girlfriend and I in a dark corner on the other side of the bar downstairs. Not many choice on the menu, but the food was good.

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ravenw
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner Was Excellent The Lobster Was Delicious & The Crab Cake The Mango Runner Drink Wasn’t So Good But Everything Else Was Perfect So Was Our Server Molly

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William
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Look, this isn't a five star restaurant but it really isn't designed to be one. Food is good, the service was as expected, price was fair and our meal arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Our table was a spaced appropriately and the facility was observing safety protocols relative to COVID-19. It was also nice to have valet parking. So, I give a well-earned four stars and recommend the restaurant for anyone looking for casual dining.

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DennisE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Tasted like hospital food

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SonnyL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was great and portions were good sized.

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JohnV
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time... food and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colin did a great job and the food was well prepared. Dishes were hot and on time. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great restaurant. Right by the water the food is excellent and the service is superb.

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ErikaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the outdoor seating with a plastic flap and heat lamps which made it nice and cozy,

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BetsyC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops are delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful experience and will never go back.

It was our anniversary and included that fact in my reservation request....however it was never acknowledged.

Server was more attentive to other groups and took an inordinate amount of time to check on our drinks...and provide us with the drinks after we ordered.

The food was of poor quality. Honestly it was comparable to Red Lobster. My wife ordered a fried seafood platter and couldn’t eat even half of it. Poor quality and taste. My boiled seafood platter was rubbery.

Such a disappointment...and a complete waste of $100+ dollars.

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Tcanhud
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful, and the service was excellent. Will go back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner!!

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KarenW
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Charleston 2-3 times a year. We love coming to the Boathouse. Good food, service, and ambiance.

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KaylaB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was overpriced. I got blackened fish and it was watery and did not have good flavor. And the two sides were good but not at all the quality I was expecting. Still enjoyed my time there, and the service was great. Just did not understand why it was so expensive.

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JaniceS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in the quality and portion of the seafood. The broth the seafood was served in had a lemon/lime taste which we did not like.

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ChrisP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is as a enjoyable diner out. The outdoor seating was enclosed in plastic so that was not really outdoors. The food was very good and the service excellent. I was disappointed they did not have bread or even breadsticks to go with my soup.

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vipJeffW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse at Breach never disappoints, and this was no exception. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We will return again, and again, and again! Well done staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing 🤩, not to mention the food delicious 🤤

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot and low quality. Compared to other restaurants in the area it was not as good and overpriced. Wasn’t terrible but wouldn’t go back.

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AngelaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you're looking for great seafood and a cute, semi-quiet atmosphere this is the place. We always enjoy dinner at Boathouse!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and experience! Will definitely return soon.

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JasonF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and food was very good. Pimento cheese grits and collared greens as side dishes were incredible.

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SandyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there just as they were starting dinner service...at sunset. We had great service, the food was delicious, and the view was fabulous. It was away from the hustle of downtown which was also welcomed. Next time we are in town, we will likely return.

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MariaO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food, but a little less than hot when it go to the table. Outstanding server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Ergul
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables were nicely organized, not close to each other. I wish they did something with those plastic coverings so that one cannot miss the amazing sunsets at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have eaten here for years and years. It has consistently gone down in food quality and options over the last 2 years. How does a seafood restaurant not have Oysters on the half shell? The fried fish is cod... we live on the coast so that is unacceptable. The lobster tails tasted frozen and were chewy and rubbery. The surf and turfis a hanger steak. What happened to the filet? The only good thing was the fried shrimp.

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KarenD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The she crab soup was very salty, but still tasty. Did not care for their slaw or tartar sauce, but the fish & chips were tasty. Wonderful service.

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RogerD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and gracious service in the island's most picturesque setting for casual dining, and sunset watching from the cocktail decks, too.

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vipmereditht
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s overpriced for what you get...there are better options.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We drove there specifically so we could dine outside but they had these thick plastic panels shutting in the outside - blocking the breeze and completely blocking out the view. :( I could understand if it was cold out but it was 65 degrees and they had heaters running on the porch so you were sweating as you ate. Our server was amazing - I can’t remember her name but she was both attentive and friendly. The food was alright - the fried green tomatoes with pimento were pretty bland and the tomatoes were either not ripe yet or not fried long enough...the steak was flavored/seasoned well...lobster tails were over cooked...I do have to say that the crab cake was one of the best I’ve ever had with a delicious citrus sauce on it. Overall, not a bad experience but I wish I wouldn’t have drove all the way from Charleston for a view that I couldn’t even see. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent!

FAQs

Boathouse at Breach Inlet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 886-8000.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.3 stars by 3689 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://boathouserestaurants.com/isle-of-palms-the-boathouse-at-breach-inlet-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.