Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.3
3726 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 3726 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G88888
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

If you’re looking for a low key dinner this is the place. If you’re looking for excellent food, this is not the place. Probably best for the rooftop bar at sunset.

Grits were excellent. Fish was salty and buerre bland sauce far too heavy and creamy. Nice ambiance but the space feels tired.

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was dull, but he wasn't with the table next to us, because it was a bigger party with lots of alcohol. He was a completely a different person with them.

Food was not like I remembered...it was super noisy , couldn't carry on a conversation with my family.

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GregC
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great time at the Boathouse. The service was very good. I had a seafood trio with shrimp, scallops, and lobster. The shrimp and scallops were outstanding but the lobster was steamed just a little too much but was still good. We enjoyed our meal and had drinks at the rooftop bar. I would highly recommend both.

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DianneG
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! A bit overpriced, but worth it.

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Notatourist
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best experience I’ve had at the boathouse. Our server Decker was great, excellent service and timing. He did appear to be quite busy,but it didn’t compromise his service.
Had grilled mahi-mahi,it was very good. The cheese grits and succotash sides were great. My wife was pleased with her crab cakes,couldn’t finish, so I helped. They were quite good.
I am definitely moving this up my list of restaurants to eat at in the area.

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andreah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and was able to accommodate a person with both a gluten and dairy allergy with no issues. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overpriced and overrated. Food is pricey and mediocre at best. The poached seafood combo was tasteless and the shrimp and grits were piled high with soggy over cooked red peppers. We tried that dish at 4 different places around Charleston and this was by far the worst. Mixed drinks were watered down - my Old Fashioned wasn’t even worth drinking. The wines by the glass options were some of the cheapest and most pedestrian I’ve come across (although the wines by the bottle were good). While the atmosphere was fun I would recommend eating here. Just have a drink and stick with beer.

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RFpipe
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Servers attention was lacking. Food was average, about middle of the road, and pricey for that quality.

Not good, not bad, just eh.

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ToddW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was perfect. I would highly recommend if you're in the area to visit the Boathouse restaurant.

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NatalieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t get the Mac and cheese food was delicious and views were great

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VacationJen
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were very accommodating. We arrived with an extra person and they kindly rearranged a table to give us an extra chair. The tuna was so good, we ordered a second portion!

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BenjaminP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Food and service was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is situated on the water and fortunately we were seated on the patio with a water view. If you are seated inside, your view won’t as good. The hostess was struggling using the check in software and as a result it delayed seating. The restaurant was empty when we arrived (10 minutes prior to our reservation) and she refused to check us in until our reservation time. We were told to go wait somewhere else. When we came back 10 minutes later, she was already seating people whose reservation was after ours. Although our initial impression wasn’t good, once we received our food we were pleased with our meals. Our whole family had nothing left on our plates and the food was well prepared. Our waiter was also very nice & knowledgeable regarding the menu.

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TrishaJ
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and attentive service. We never felt rushed and loved our meal. Highly recommend this place.

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RoseAnneH
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Server was exceptionally kind and attentive despite a super busy Friday night crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Steak was a little over but it was very busy. Great ambiance and enjoyed our girls night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great waitress and food

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brandon
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our server was great, but the food has declined since the early days. My daughter and I had the fried shrimp plate which was fine and hard to mess up, but my wife and our friends had the scallops & risotto which tasted like it was out most of the evening. It was pretty hard and too salty. Also, our friends' son ordered the she crab soup and it was very watery. Last, my wife also had the mashed potatoes which used to be awesome but have fallen off.

In short, The Boathouse used to be a great place even though it's expensive, but lately the prices have stayed high but the quality has fallen off.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious meal with two exceptions, the She Crab Soup wasn’t that great and they were out of hush puppies!!! The soup was extremely thick and “gritty” with a little bit of crab in it. Other than that it was a great meal.

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MR123
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service, food was over cooked and all our orders were wrong.

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pagea
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We had an anniversary meal that was cold, chewy and massively overpriced. My husband’s steak was chewy, his crab cake had more bread than crab, and my seafood dish arrived cold. For $34 I expect more than 4 shrimp, 2 scallops and 1 small lobster tail. It’s just as well that the portions were so small since I was sick to my stomach for a day and a half after our dinner out. It was such a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Small portions. Period.

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LauraH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I made reservations for a celebratory dinner and outlined my request clearly in the comments. My husband called earlier in the evening to re-iterate the request (indoor water view). Once we got to the restaurant our seating arrangement was less than ideal, and the hostess met our concerns dismissively. The food was okay but hard to justify the price point for the quality. Despite all of that, the servers were wonderful. I would think twice before returning to the Boathouse.

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Foodiefiend
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great service. Give us some great suggestions. Attentive to our needs but not overbearing. The food was delish. The ambience Inside was okay but the rooftop bar for pre dinner drinks is where it’s at.

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ElaineT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter family dinner.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

came at tail end of easter brunch to celebrate my birthday too and I think some staff may have been a little fatigued.

Overall good.....

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vipJanet
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating Easter.

The service and food was exceptional! We arrived for a late Brunch, 2:00 pm, and most of the menu items were still available for ordering. We would definitely return to the Boathouse at Breach Inlet (even though it is located ~45 minutes from our home).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Easter lunch. Shrimp and grits were way too salty and had no grits. All peppers

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view from the upstairs deck bar are fantastic and the bartender makes a mean Bloody Mary. Service in the restaurant was great and on par with the food and dining experience. We went early and walked the nearby beach. Really nice spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was not impressive. Way to many options in Charleston to waste your money here.

MD
MichelleD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The server was very friendly and the food came out in a timely manner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was quick and great. Food always has been fresh, tasty and consistent.

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vipuwswoman
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Loved the views and food was good

MF
vipMarkF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, even with restaurant packed.

JY
JohnY
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Pretty good service.

DR
DavidR
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Meal went back because of wrong salad dressing. Second time around fried food was cold. Won't go back.

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vipPage
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you
Great service

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STEVEB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

first time visit, very disappointed in the portion size for the price, I have had prawns that were larger than the lobster tail, crab soup had shell pieces in it, and was only warm when served, poached seafood mix lobster, scallops, shrimp, were partially cold, plus 1 small tail , 2 scallops, and 6 small shrimp, for a meal priced over 30.00 ? you be the judge.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was great. She checked on us 3x because our food was late coming out- or by her standards. We were completely fine though.. But she gave us free appetizers and cocktails. Food was wonderful!!

LG
vipLeslieG
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate up front with no view. Disappointed, but food was yummy.

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 3726 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.