Boathouse at Breach Inlet

4.3
4126 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.

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What 4126 people are saying
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CelenaCR
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal here. There were 6 of us, and all of us had different dishes. We all stated that we would order the same meal again and would recommend it to others! Great place.

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TrishR
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had out of town guests and they were very impressed with The Boathouse. Our waiter Decker was very attentive friendly and courteous. Thank you for the service

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JustUs3Travelers
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious! Cocktails and view amazing!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the right amount of really good food. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thanksgiving needed more side dishes
Than 2 maybe 3 . For the price.

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MariaDev
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting Thanksgiving menu. Plenty of great choices if you preferred something other than turkey. We chose the seafood and thought it was wonderful

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CarolK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Have enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinners at the Boathouse for a number of years. The service was excellent, but felt very rushed. The food came out promptly, but was disappointed at the portions - the fixed price was increased considerably and would have appreciated portions consistent previous experiences.

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joanneb
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The view at this location is beautiful. The staff is friendly. That said, our wallet was much much lighter after our Thanksgiving dinner for a party of four; spending over 300.00! That included 6-7 drinks. The food was good, however by no means the best we ever ate. The key lime pie was tart and we ended up throwing it away. That was disappointing since that should be the best part of the meal!

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LelandB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sadly, after a fabulous experience last year, this experience was disappointing. Crab cake was substituted for lobster without warning. Crab cake was cold and inedible. Sides were cold.

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NolieB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Server was friendly and fast. Food was good but overpriced. Restaurant was packed due to Thanksgiving weekend so super loud. Tables too close together so no quiet conversation possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-Thanksgiving day dinner with family

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angie
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant many times over the course of 5 years. This visit was one of the best. There were 8 in our party. The food was great and so was the service. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Over priced and disappointing food. Friendly service and good view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town Kids and their dates for pre-Thanksgiving dinner while all in town for holiday, they were not disappointed!!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Free valet parking was an unexpected nicety. We got there at sunset and the views were amazing!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad the the experience did not disappoint!

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vipteresac
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, food was very good

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vipWillK
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Very busy, lots of customers but the service was right on.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 25, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! Thanks for the kind review!

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vipjohnnyboy
Cincinnati
87 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food on the Isle

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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PatrickB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food and service was very good as always. HOWEVER, with a reservation made noting an anniversary dinner and the restaurant half empty at the time of arrival, we were stuck in the back corner of the restaurant and NO ONE was willing to move us to a better location. The waitress and manager did their best to make up for this, but nothing short of moving us to a better (available) table was going to correct this unnecessary blunder.

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vipDebby
Charleston
97 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always thank you

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vipLynne
Charleston
169 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, it was about the best restaurant meal I’ve had for moths. Great service, wonderful food very attentive waiter!!

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DottieK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I'm sad to say this because the service was great here, but we spent a good amount of money on less than satisfactory food. The wine was nice and decently priced. As I said, the service was great. I sent my meal (broiled seafood platter) back because it was cold and they, without hesitation, brought me a new one, but it was also only partially warm and really not very tasty. My fiance ordered the shrimp and grits and there were very few grits, not enough shrimp and the sauce was overpowering. We were sorely disappointed.

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SennettJ
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our regular haunts- Always great food and great service!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 25, 2021

We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistent food and quality forbyears

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Apparently I ordered the wrong dish because I have eaten at the Boathouse many times. Not up to par. Loved that it was very quiet which is unusual.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fried shrimp awesome but ordered with a steak (sirloin); it had no taste at all! Sorry

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DominiqueG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You’re paying for the location on the peer. Service was outstanding. Food was not rememberable but nonetheless good. Grateful for the experience.

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Marg
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Grilled shrimp was excellent and my husband said his rib eye steak was one of the best he has had in a while. The glaze on top of the steak was delicious.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so glad to hear the meal was enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - fun and friendly bartender!

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 18, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed your meal & experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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Vermont
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Call drinks are expensive. The service is very good. The sunsets are wonderful.

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ElmerR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paula was excellent!

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vipFoodie4fun
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service outstanding
Noisy though loud neighbor table obnoxious lady loud mouth probably drunk
Sat on covered deck

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LisaI
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most wonderful meal and the service was outstanding ! Our server Trinity was excellent ! Our entrees were so yummy, clean platers here ! Try to go at sunset the views are breathtaking overlooking breach inlet !

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I rated the food highly because everything looked and smelled good. And I rated the service well because the hostesses and server were very friendly and polite and took care of us right away when we arrived.
But we never got to eat. We’d been seated and barely placed drink orders when a manager came to say they had a “building issue” and had to stop service immediately for the night. Of course, that’s not the manager or any of the service staff’s fault, but it doesn’t speak well of the owners’ care of the building that the place could have an issue so grave that it basically had to be evacuated on a dime. I’m less concerned that we missed dinner and more concerned that a large kitchen and wait staff missed a big night of income. I hope this was something unavoidable and not the result of negligence.

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vipMW1313
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

We ordered muscles, they were horrible, fishy and disgusting like they had been sitting for a while. The quality of the food here is below average at best. Nice view, Billy the bartender was fantastic. We will go again for the view and a cocktail to say hit to Billy but we will eat elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was average . Had to send back the dozen oysters because they were so small it was ridiculous. They took them back without issue. The waiter was fine but the whole experience was nothing special.

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GailS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Expensive, not remarkable food. It was so loud and it was not crowded. We used to love going there, but this was a disappointment.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and fabulous sides. Greens and grits were so so good.

Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so glad to hear the meal was enjoyable!

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FAQs

Boathouse at Breach Inlet is rated 4.3 stars by 4126 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.